I too am interested in more information on this set from any current owners.
mypretty1, to answer your question about HDMI 2.0, i saw this article on cnet in which LG's Vice President Public Affairs and Communications says "we are reassuring the early-adopter consumers who have purchased LG's first-generation Ultra HD TVs that we'll have a solution to handle 60 Hz 4K content in the future."
Not sure what that means exactly...in field repair? firmware type solution like Sony has promised?
My 5 year old Sammy with FALD just started to flake out on me with some horizontal black lines so I'm in the market for a new set...but it's hard to decide between the current 4K sets...the Sony XBR-55X850A or 55X900A, the Samsung UN55F9000, or this LG set. A lot more activity in the Sony and Samsung threads, I read through them and it seems the short comings (at least for me) of those sets are:
- Active 3D - I prefer passive, I don't like the shutter glasses, and with 4K the half resolution point is moot. The Sony 900A has passive but the attached side speakers kill that one for me. How does LG's passive solution stack up here...I'm guessing fairly good.
- 4K content - it seems from posts in the other panel's threads these sets cannot play 4K content from USB or the network, nor does their YouTube app play in 4K. (I am not 100% sure on the Samsung, sounds like it supports some sort of .s4ud file type but i'm not sure if you can easily create your own or if it only plays samsung provided files). Does the LG play 4K from USB or network? It is the only set with USB 3.0, I would think they added this for a reason. Does its YouTube app support 4K?
- FALD - I don't think either the Sony or Sammy have full array local dimming, but the samsung black levels seemed impressive in the store to me, and in older LG sets people have bashed the LG black levels...how does this new set stack up?
I went into my local Best Buy / Magnolia, but they don't have the LG on the floor so I couldn't check it out for myself to compare to the others.
Then there is also the Toshiba 58L9300U at $1000 less...I don't like the look of the TV very much but for $1000 less perhaps its worth considering...not much info on it either.