Originally Posted by Terrestrial
Just got my new TV set up this weekend and I am bummed out, the first thing I saw was a black and white movie and the movie was black, white and red. Then watched some snowmobile racing on snow and you can see the red tint on the whole left third of the screen and some on the right of the screen. Same thing when watching golf or basketball, only the middle third of the screen has the correct colors with no tinting. I did a quick calibration of ISF1 with the AVS HD709 files and that did not seem to help. The picture is very good compared to my old Pioneer Plasma but the red tint really sticks out in a lot of tv content. So please tell me that it will reduce some as the TV burns in or that some adjustment may minimize it.
Panel is 509 and my quick calibration settings are:
I also got a new TiVo Roamio OTA that I am setting up and have not been able to get the TiVo to pass Dolby Digital over HDMI to the TV and have the TV output Dolby Digital to my AV receiver over optical. My Onkyo receiver is older and does not have HDMI switching so I was hoping to use the TV as the HDMI switch to my other components, but since it won’t pass Dolby Digital I have had to use an optical cable from the TiVo to my receiver. I understand that many TV’s cannot pass DD from HDMI input to optical output so I guess that is the case for this TV. The TV’s built in tuner does pass DD to my receiver via optical, just not from an HDMI input. I still have a PC to connect so will see if it can pass DD over HDMI thru the TV.
I am also unsure which is better, having the TiVo upconvert various video resolutions and output just 1080p to the TV or have the TiVo output all resolutions (no upconvert) and have the TV do the upconversion. I have the TV doing the upconversion for now, but not sure what is best way to go.
One last thing, I like to put all my manuals on my Samsung Android tablet for reference, but I can’t get the LG User Guide to work. It is an HTML file not a pdf, I can download it and open it with Chrome on the tablet and select various pages but the scroll bar for paging down or up does not work. Tried both downloading the HTML file and accessing it via the web and neither works. The file works properly on my laptop with windows.
Yeah I have the same tinting effect on mine, but it's mosly invisible but can be seen clearly on white backdrops, mists, snow among other things.
I don't believe it is possible to get one without this effect though. That's based on the fact that I have never seen one in real life without it (and i've seen plenty) and more importantly, i have never seen a picture of a white screen on these oleds that doesn't have tint/color bands. How visible it is in real life content is another deal, but on a full white picture it will never be white all over. There is a calibrator on another forum that swore his 960 had no tint, but on an all white picture I could easily make it out (it was very similar to same model I tested at home before return it).
This seems to be a limitation of the techonology at this point. So on a full white backdrop like in the ending scenes of the movie "The Mist" or the white mountains in the end of "Chronicle" you will see it because there is a lot of white on the screen and these OLEDS have colored bands. However in most normal content you should not see half of the screen being red, then you have excessive tint and should return it or call up LG
I'm kind of debating with myself whether I should accept this flaw or wait for the OLED tech to mature and not have this issue. It might take years though before the tech is mature AND at the good price point the 9100 is at today.
Update: If you're seeing it in basketball and golf it is definitely too much. I'm annoyed at my tint but I only see it where the whole screen is supposed to be white, like Mist and snowy Mountain scenes.