Originally Posted by kparker
I want to thank Chris at Cleveland Plasma for helping me through the purchase process for my LG 55EG9600. I had the tv on the mount and turned on in less than 48 hours after calling to order...professional service and a great price.
I purchased my 65EG9600 from Chris and it was an A+ experience, I will most likely make all my future AV purchases through Cleveland Plasma aka from here forward, Cleveland AV. Hands down best price and best service and customer care available ANYWHERE.
Quick weekend review:
I only have about 10 hours on the panel but here goes. Received the shipment on Friday and quickly unboxed and powered-on before releasing the driver, TV booted and drivers released.
I prepped my location and installed the bottom stand, it installs with 8 provided screws, I installed it the hard way, the recommended method is to lay the TV flat and install the base then remove the box and lift up the TV, which I recommend for any future owners as my method was more difficult by placing the TV upright on the stand then having my wife assist me in holding the panel in place while I screwed it together. The panel is impossibly thin and very flexible.
I pulled up Peter's (sillysally) very many hours created base starting point, in this thread on page 56. I was able to configure ISF1 Expert with these settings on HDMI2, I disabled the onboard speakers and all TV audio goes out via ARC to my Marantz AV7702. His settings are essentially right on the money, I went with Gamma BT.1886 and Blacklevel Low, which are two hotly contested settings amongst owners, and it looks absolutely fantastic. Additional details is that I configured for HDMI mode and PC mode for HDMI2. I settled on HDMI mode due to the fact that in PC mode you cannot run Just Scan, Real Cinema, or TrueMotion. Otherwise all other picture settings take just fine. To start I have Super Resolution set to High, Real Cinema enabled for any 24p content, and all TrueMotion settings off.
So far I've done some initial testing with a couple of high-contrast films, starting with Tron: Legacy. Infinite dark blacks and contrast are definitely not a gimmick! (I'm coming from a Samsung LED-Engine DLP from 2007 so there has been a lot of ground to make up for regardless.) I noticed hints of darkened edges but only slight and ever so briefly in moving picture. No issues with IR or judder, no banding issues detected. I also tried the infamous scene from Interstellar where Coop wakes up, no judder, very slight <3 seconds of what would be considered darkened edges and if there was banding it was nearly unnoticeable and again for a fraction of a moment. I did notice a strange artifact on both films playing from PS4 BluRay when the aspect ratio changes to 2.35:1 for some scenes and that is a strange line on the top and bottom of the picture, near the black bars where it appears the image doubles for about an 1/8" area, almost looks like it's under a piece of glass, I'll have to run this to ground a little more as I still had a Video Conversion setting enabled on my Marantz though I had any IP upscaling disabled, I've since disabled all Video Conversion and have to recheck. No other issue at 1.78:1. Next I fired up Destiny for PS4 to see how well the panel handles video games, from a thread in AVForums from the UK a user, yappa, did a full rundown of Input Lag and determined that you get the lowest lag on either PC or HDMI mode with Super Resolution set to High, it absolutely blew me away, rich colors, deep black, and fast response with no blurring. Topped off the first night with a viewing of Avatar in 3D to check how the TV handles it and it was jaw-dropping. Perfect cinema 3D with passive glasses, huzzah! For 3D I copied the same settings but doubled OLED Light to 96 to make up for the halved output received in 3D. Has to be seen to be believed and it will be fun to enjoy some 3D BluRays I've had building in my collection. I also upgraded my Netflix to 4K and checked out half an episode of Daredevil, looks incredible so far. My STB is ATT Uverse and the picture is alright, and expected. Has that softness of upconverted 1080i that I was expecting but it's totally enjoyable and an improvement over my old panel. I will probably switch back to DirecTV (Satellite) after my year though.
I will be running some test patterns through the week to see how well some of the different patterns look on the screen and check for uniformity and report in, but for now, for normal content this is hands down the best picture I've ever seen and worth the investment.
I forgot to check the build date but I'll try and get a camera behind there soon and confirm.