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hi, the px11 only have 4:3 mode with grey sidebar, 16:9, 14:9 and zoom, no smart mode.

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hi, the px11 only have 4:3 mode with grey sidebar, 16:9, 14:9 and zoom, no smart mode.

I just got the 42px11h this morning. I am ecstatic with what I have seen so far, but I am struggling with 4:3 content. I have never heard of 14:9 before, but I guess thats what I am getting. It stretches the picture, but won't quite reach the sides. I can't seem to find a way to get the picture to stretch into 16:9. The gray bar mode seems to squeeze the picture a bit to me. When I set my dish to 720p or 1080i, I get a perfect 4:3 picture with black bars on the side, but I gather that that is a big no no because of burn in. I don't understand the 14:9 though, what's the point of stretching the picture if you aren't going to cover the whole screen?
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I saw the RU-23LZ21 at CC today. It was playing the HD feed and looked considerably better than the Panny's and Sharp's. I was surprised. Of course, there are many variables, I know. Who knows if someone had tweaked it and none of the others.

Anyway, I'd like to us a monitor/TV as a secondary monitor to my PJ. I'm using a CRT now and need the real estate back. Has anyone checked out this monitor's capability as a PC monitor?

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post #34 of 98 Old 01-22-2005, 10:25 PM
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I also notice that some of the recent LG plasma panels ' performance are quite good or better than Panny. The MSRP prices are quite competitive. Maybe it is time to give this brand some serious consideration?
With 2 years warranty on newer models, don't you think LG is confident on its products?
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I saw the RU-23LZ21 at CC today. It was playing the HD feed and looked considerably better than the Panny's and Sharp's. I was surprised. Of course, there are many variables, I know. Who knows if someone had tweaked it and none of the others.

Anyway, I'd like to us a monitor/TV as a secondary monitor to my PJ. I'm using a CRT now and need the real estate back. Has anyone checked out this monitor's capability as a PC monitor?

It has an RGB input that accepts 480p/720p/1080i for DTV or 640x480, 800x600, 832x624, 1024x768, or 1280x768 for PC use.

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I just got the 42px11h this morning. I am ecstatic with what I have seen so far, but I am struggling with 4:3 content. I have never heard of 14:9 before, but I guess thats what I am getting. It stretches the picture, but won't quite reach the sides. I can't seem to find a way to get the picture to stretch into 16:9. The gray bar mode seems to squeeze the picture a bit to me. When I set my dish to 720p or 1080i, I get a perfect 4:3 picture with black bars on the side, but I gather that that is a big no no because of burn in. I don't understand the 14:9 though, what's the point of stretching the picture if you aren't going to cover the whole screen?

You didn't mention which "dish" you have. On the Dish 6000 receiver, you need to select the aspect ratio 16x9 (other choices 4x3#1, 4x3#2).

Also on your panel, try selecting 14x9 and then zoom, maybe this a way to stretch your 4x3 picture that has black/grey bars all around.....
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It has an RGB input that accepts 480p/720p/1080i for DTV or 640x480, 800x600, 832x624, 1024x768, or 1280x768 for PC use.

Robert

Thanks, Robert, but I know the specs (thanks for the links, BTW). My question was a bit obscure, I guess. What I was trying to say was: has anyone USED this display on a PC? If so, how did it look?

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Robert, what is the difference between DVI-H and DVI-D? Thanks.
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Hi guys, I was going to buy a 50-60" DLP or LCD rear projection TV, but then I saw the 50" plasma LG RU-50PZ61 at CC. It looked so much better then the rear proj tv's and was on sale for around $4k, which is only ~$500 more then the rear projs.

I was wondering if you think that this is a good buy, because this price for a 50" plasma makes it seem too good to be true. Are there any downsides to this model?
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I really like the LG models. I recently bought the 37 inch LG LCD model for a good price from BestBuy, and the price came down even farther during the 30 days after my purchase, so I went back and got the extra credit from BestBuy. At the time I compared the LG model to the standard in the industry for LCDs, Sharp, and I thought the LG matched the Sharp, for a better price.

While I got an LCD from LG, I looked at the LG plasmas, and in my opinion they matched all the other makes of plasmas. The price you noted seems like a good price (if you get it, I'd suggest you keep checking back for 30 days to see if the price goes lower at your seller or another local seller, and see if your seller will match the lower price, like BestBuy did for me). In my case, BB lowered its price, so I went back and got that credit, and then near the end of my 30 days, CC started carrying the LG LCD and had it on sale, so I took that sale price back to BB and got credit for the lower price.

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What will LG have for the 2005 models? I assume this one that I like is on sale because it is a 2004 model. Will the 2005 models be significantly different with any critical features, such as better burn-in protection or contrast ratio? I am always paranoid about buying something expensive and then very soon after an improved model comes out.
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Robert,
Do you have any idea when the 50PC1DR or DRA are going to be available? All I've seen is Q1 2006. Thanks.
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I'm being told Aprilish.
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I just noticed the info on the new 32LC2D and 37LC2D models. It's about time they came out with some bottom-mounted speakers for these sizes. The 1600 contrast ratio sounds pretty awesome. The 8 ms response time and 178 degree viewing angle is similar to the other competing new models. Hopefully these will be in stores soon.
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Has anyone seen the DU-42PX12XC in person? How would it compare to the 42" ED Panasonic TH-42PWD8UK ??
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Robert or anyone else:

I have the 50PX5D for about four weeks now. Have to say that overall, I'm thrilled with this set. I have the video settings at about 50 brightness, 40 contrast, etc for "break in", even though LG says it is not necessary.

Anyway, is there a way to check the number of hours on this set. I asked LG tech support, but they told me there is no way to check this.

I think i'm ready to bump up the custom settings, or use some of the presets, but I don't want to do this too soon.

Any knowledge of this will be greatly appreciated.

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Has anyone seen the DU-42PX12XC in person? How would it compare to the 42" ED Panasonic TH-42PWD8UK ??

Not sure if this helps, but I just bought the DU-42px12x (but not xc). It has not been installed on my wall yet (moving in 2 weeks), but in my simple DVD to TV on the floor test, it looked great.

I compared it in the store to the Panny th-42px50u (HD model) and it compared very favorably. I can give you the true test in 2 weeks if you can wait that long...
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Anyone know of any good articulating wall mounts for a DU-37LZ30?

From the looks of the back of the unit, it looks like it would use a plasma mount, and I've not read anything in the LG manual about it being VESA compliant.
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I just noticed the info on the new 32LC2D and 37LC2D models. It's about time they came out with some bottom-mounted speakers for these sizes. The 1600 contrast ratio sounds pretty awesome. The 8 ms response time and 178 degree viewing angle is similar to the other competing new models. Hopefully these will be in stores soon.

Anyone know if the 37LC2D will do 1:1 mapping with a HTPC? I saw the post that indicated the old models did not (through the PC input anyway...).

I'm interested in finding a 37" lcd capable of this...

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Anyone know if the 37LC2D will do 1:1 mapping with a HTPC? I saw the post that indicated the old models did not (through the PC input anyway...).

I'm interested in finding a 37" lcd capable of this...

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I don't believe it will.

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Question regarding 50PX5D and SA 8300 STB

Regarding the settings on the STB, my installer states that I should only set 1080i on the box. Is this correct, and doesn't this defeat the purpose of the TV doing the proper scaling. If so, can someone tell me the correct setting for the STB & TV. On some SD channels, I have a 1/2 inch black vertical bar between the grey side bars and the picture on the left side only. Is this an issue with box. tv or is there a horizontal adjustment that can be made. Again, this only happens on certain SD channels.

Another thing I notice is on HD channels, I can go from normal to stretch to zoom 1 to zoom 2, but on SD it goes from normal to zoom 1, skipping stretch.

Any help on any of these issues will be a great help
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Just found this thread.

The other day I saw a LG plasma at the local costco here in Vancouver, BC. I bellieve the model is LG 50PX2DC. It's a 2006 commercial model. Has anyone seen this unit, or own it?
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Just found this thread.

The other day I saw a LG plasma at the local costco here in Vancouver, BC. I bellieve the model is LG 50PX2DC. It's a 2006 commercial model. Has anyone seen this unit, or own it?

mooshoo, I bought the 50PX2DC 2 weeks ago at Costco. It is awesome. I wanted a plasma television that could support HDMI for a reasonable price and the LG fits the bill.
I had the 42px12x for 3 months before Christmas and took it back (long story). When you compare a 42" to a 50" at home you will see that a 50 is the way to go.
I highly recommend this television.
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mooshoo, I bought the 50PX2DC 2 weeks ago at Costco. It is awesome. I wanted a plasma television that could support HDMI for a reasonable price and the LG fits the bill.
I had the 42px12x for 3 months before Christmas and took it back (long story). When you compare a 42" to a 50" at home you will see that a 50 is the way to go.
I highly recommend this television.

Grieg,

So can you tell me more about the PQ? Will it handle 1080i signals via the component? Is the HDMI (HDCP compliant? What signals are you using now? HD material? I am currently looking at this model and the Pio 4214HD, but I've been hearing that Pio is not so good (poor black levels). Is yours calibrated? Do you get flickering at all when playing back scenes of bright objects transitioning to dark scene? If it really is a good deal, I'll prolly get rid of my Sony plasma (it has issues too). And lastly, where did you purchase yours?

Thank you
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I visited circuitcity yesterday, and they had the LG 42PC3D at the store. I thought it looked fantastic (both the TV itself and the pq). The price certainly seemed reasonable for a brick-and-morter store purchase *and* it was available interest free for 2.5 years. I could pay cash, but I would rather put that money to work in an investment for that amount of time.
Buying a luxury item "on credit" would be a first for me.

Here are my questions:
1) According to specs, this TV is far lighter than other plasmas of it's size (80 lbs). I why? or how?

2) This TV has "image retention minimization" which, I think, involves 3 different technologies. pixel oscillation, white screen, and reverse (negative) image. I'm not sure how they work or if they prevent actual "burn in" (rather than just the temporary retention). So is this technology already common in plasmas or is this feature new and effective?

Currently, I have a 27" SD TV (both the TV and image are icky)! Anything I get is going to be a major change.

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Aw shucks. I've posted some similar questions in different threads, but no responses. I'm not sure if it's because of it's newness or maybe my questions are too basic.

I'll be making up my mind in the next few days. The plasma looks great, but not sure if videogames and plasma are a good mix.

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Anyone had any luck with Powerstrip and the LZ30 models?

I just don't understand what the hell LG was thinking only allowing 4:3 resolutions for the PC inputs. Makes running MCE impossible.

I had used Powerstrip on one HTPC, ATI 9700Pro video card, and was able to get 1280x720, but I can't get my laptop, Nvidia 7800, to do anything but 1024x768.
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1) According to specs, this TV is far lighter than other plasmas of it's size (80 lbs). I why? or how?
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for one thing the new screen filter makes the panel lighter.

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2) This TV has "image retention minimization" which, I think, involves 3 different technologies. pixel oscillation, white screen, and reverse (negative) image. I'm not sure how they work or if they prevent actual "burn in" (rather than just the temporary retention). So is this technology already common in plasmas or is this feature new and effective?
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i think most plasmas have some or all of these. from what i read, image retention is the early stage of burn-in so it helps both.

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