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Thanks for the replies guys. As for not finding the PLEX server, travanx hit the nail on the head. I had to open Windows Media Player, click "Streams" at the top, then check "Automatically allow devices to play my media. I was then able to see my created folders without issue.


Here's my newest PLEX audio issue:


The TV runs through the optical out to a Vizio soundbar. Only some of my .mkv rips will play audio through to the soundbar...however...most of the .mkv files which will not send audio out to the soundbar WILL play audio through the TV speakers. If it was a unsupported DTS codec issue, wouldn't I get no sound whatsoever?


I'm using WHS (windows home server) as my DLNA server running though a D-Link DIR-655 router. I've had no issues streaming to a WD HD Live box. PLEX sees almost all of my rips (sans isos), while the TV's built in DLNA sees very little.


I do have to say that Netflix works very well (watched a full movie last night), but Youtube is nonexistant (I can't even load a video). So this TV is getting better, but not quite there yet.


Edit: Double checked the files...it looks like the native DLNA doesn't see .mkv at all...the HD movies it was seeing were WMA files.
 

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Ugh...lost the media link connection to Windows 7 again. The frustrating thing is that what works before no longer works now.


Tried installing Plex on the WHS machine through a remote connection, and configuring the media manager remotely as well. Interestingly, the media link now sees the WHS box. For how long we shall see...
 

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Did you click the convert DTS box in Plex under Preferences->Advanced?


I think at this point you might want to look at the Plex forum under the LG topics. I have never had an issue with sharing files once I figured out how to get the files to share in the first place with any software.


BTW I had tried calibrating and got 2 different sets of numbers from using the burned AVS HD Disc and the in tv Picture Magic. I think I might like a combo of the 2 as sharpness was pretty hard for me to get right in the AVS and seemed easier in the Picture Magic.


I have to watch a few HD movies to see what I end up liking.
 

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Did you click the convert DTS box in Plex under Preferences->Advanced?


I think at this point you might want to look at the Plex forum under the LG topics. I have never had an issue with sharing files once I figured out how to get the files to share in the first place with any software.


BTW I had tried calibrating and got 2 different sets of numbers from using the burned AVS HD Disc and the in tv Picture Magic. I think I might like a combo of the 2 as sharpness was pretty hard for me to get right in the AVS and seemed easier in the Picture Magic.


I have to watch a few HD movies to see what I end up liking.

I believe I had the convert DTS box checked, but I'll check again as I'm at work right now. So far so good on the WHS box. The TV still continues to recognize the shares. I still can't figure out why I could only see the PLEX software on the Win 7 box once, then not again. I have a thread in the LG topics section on the PLEX forums as well. Thanks.


I'd also be interested in calibration settings if anyone gets them locked down.
 

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i just got the 47LV5500 from Fry's


This is my observation watching digital tv over the antennae:


right out of the box and after calibrating using their wizard, the picture looks grainy to me...does anyone else feel the same?


i see all these little dots around people and moving objects..


i also have a sony bravia 55 inch and I didn't see this problem using the same antennae connection


anyone else have this problem or a solution?
 

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Maybe just buy an Android device with a return policy and try it out. When you try it, you will understand just how simple your questions are to answer.


When you click the LG App, the phone is forced into Wireless mode. The phone then sees all devices on the router and then goes to pairing once you select the TV. I would think the iPhone connection is a charger so people at the show won't run out of juice in the device.


That video shows all of the screens that I took screenshots of. I just didn't bring up the keyboard in a screenshot as my phone has as slideout keyboard and like the novelty of using the touchpad as a mouse on screen. Really go pick up a cheap Android device and try it out.


Going on the WWW on the TV seems like the worst idea ever, so that's one thing I won't be trying out. I have a phone, netbook, laptop, or PC to go onto the WWW, next option is to walk outside and look at the sky.


BTW for Plex, it was suggested and this is what probably ended up working for me. Go into Windows Media Player, go to the top and click stream -> streaming options and allow access to everything in there. The TV should show up in that box to click allow.

I've already ordered a tablet to try surfing the web with it. I'm also in touch with a Plex support guy who is working on tablet development. He is checking to see if LG has any plans for a Smart TV remote app for Android tablets.


Regards, Richard
 

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Originally Posted by ranoobu /forum/post/20444661


i just got the 47LV5500 from Fry's


This is my observation watching digital tv over the antennae:


right out of the box and after calibrating using their wizard, the picture looks grainy to me...does anyone else feel the same?


i see all these little dots around people and moving objects..


i also have a sony bravia 55 inch and I didn't see this problem using the same antennae connection


anyone else have this problem or a solution?


I've never seen this on cable, the picture is clean.


Perhaps we should start posting the settings we've been using and are happy with. It would be interesting to compare.


Here's what I've been using for a couple weeks. The colors get a little vivid on HD and a calibration would level everything off I'm sure but these work for me.


isf Expert 1


Backlight 30

Contrast 88

Brightness 52

H Sharpness 60

V Sharpness 60

Color 60

Tint G10


Expert Settings

Dynamic Contrast Off

Noise Reduction Low

MPEG Noise Low

Super Resolution Off

Black Level SD=High HD=Auto

Real Cinema On

Color Gamut SD=Standard HD=BT709

Edge Enhancer High

xvYcc Auto

Color Temperature Medium

Gamma 2.2

Method 2 pts

All other color adjustments at 0.


Tru-Motion Custom

De-Judder 1

De-Blur 5
 

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Just got the 47" lV5500 from fry's for $799
. My impressions so far have been very positive. I previously ordered the 37LEa5300 (got the VA panel) but returned it due to bad color shifting, viewing angles and motion blur. I'm happy to say that this TV (with IPS panel) has addressed many of my disappointments.


I'm running the picture with the same calibrated settings I used on my previous 37LE5300 and the picture looks good to me (it came out a bit dark but turning off the energy saving feature remedied that, although it still might be too dark for some folks). I can post the settings if anybody's interested.


I'm curious why LG has seen fit not to advertise this tv's local dimming feature. (Note: When I watch a video from my portable hard drive I have the option to turn local dimming from "off, low, medium or high" but don't have this option available when watching any other source.) My tv has firmware version 03.01.20, is this the latest? Is there a way to get firmware updates from LG's site?


One problem I'm experiencing is that the set won't connect to my PC/internet for some reason
. I have the network connections set to auto (like my bluray and xbox 360) but it won't sync up (I'm using a switch not a router). Is anybody having the same problems?
 

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Hello I just got the 47lv5500 last night, out of the box I noticed some cloudiness on the screen but only when I turn the tv on and the LG home screen comes on. I watched Harry Potter and the deathly hallows and I was blown away by the picture quality and I didn't see any leakage of light during the dark scenes. But while cleaning the screen I noticed that some of the edges of the screen are kinda loose, is this normal?
 

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On a LV5500, has anyone noticed that Edge Enhancer cannot be disabled for isf Expert when using a PC labeled input? Vice versa, Edge Enhancer cannot be disabled for non-isf Expert settings when using a non-PC labeled input?


This is quite troubling since I want to use the isf Expert menu without Edge Enhancing for computer use.
 

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Thanks for the link. Very interesting. Think I'd still rather have a keyboard, but it did help me see how the whole system might work.

Thanks for the link, i love to see the review because i'm was looking for it
 

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I had the same Fry's 47LV5500. Ended up returning it for several reasons


- Cannot adjust Edge Enhancer in PC labeled input mode under isf Expert preset

- Cannot adjust Edge Enhancer in non-PC labeld input mode under non-isf Expert preset

- High input lag when using isf Expert (~60ms). (Very low input lag otherwise ~16-33ms)

- Does not support Chroma 4:4:4 subsampling under any mode

- No DTS decoding


As you can see, I'm very particular about having low input lag while using isf Expert preset, without any post-processing.


Since this set and other LV5500 has some issues with my requirements, it's a no go for me. For everyone else who just plan to use this to movies, and play games, it's a great set. Kudos to LG for including all these cool smart features on such a thin TV, with IPS panel no less.


I ended up going with LD450 and LK450, as they have zero enforced post-processing, working chroma 4:4:4 subsampling, and low input lag under any preset. I really did like all those cool feature smart features. Hopefully LG will come out with a firmware that might address my concerns, or wait for 2012 models.
 

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Just pulled the trigger on 55" LV5500 bundle through buydig.com - got it for $1449.00 shipped with Magic Remote & Wifi LAN Adapter + LG BD640 Wifi Blu-Ray Disc Player + LG Wireless Media Kit HD STB - AN-WL100W


I'll probably sell the Media Kit on Amazon. Seems like a pretty good deal, thoughts?
 

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Can any LG LV5500 owners comment on the internal speaker quality of this set. I am curious because consumerreports rates the speaker quality above average or Very Good as they call it. On a side note, this tv is their overall highest rated lcd non 3D tv in the 46-47" range.
 

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I downloaded the user manual and read a couple of reviews and none are clear on whether the TV swivels on its stand. The supporting arm not being circular like that on the 47LW5600, it could go either way.


Could the owner of a 47LV5500 please confirm.


Thanks.
 

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I downloaded the user manual and read a couple of reviews and none are clear on whether the TV swivels on its stand. The supporting arm not being circular like that on the 47LW5600, it could go either way.


Could the owner of a 47LV5500 please confirm.


Thanks.

My TV swivels around 20 to 25 degrees in both directions. I've already tested it.
 

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Can any LG LV5500 owners comment on the internal speaker quality of this set. I am curious because consumerreports rates the speaker quality above average or Very Good as they call it. On a side note, this tv is their overall highest rated lcd non 3D tv in the 46-47" range.

I think the internal speakers are considerably good, especially with how thin the set is. You might have to play with the audio settings a little to get the best sound but as a bedroom tv for me, the speakers are great. I keep the volume below 10 because they get pretty loud.
 

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I think the internal speakers are considerably good, especially with how thin the set is. You might have to play with the audio settings a little to get the best sound but as a bedroom tv for me, the speakers are great. I keep the volume below 10 because they get pretty loud.

Thanks for the information, that is good to hear. Alot of the tv speakers aren't even fit for normal tv watching these days. This LG LV5500 seems like a pretty solid tv. From what I have read it seems to have a good picture, good input lag for gaming, decent sound, and good connectivity, which is everything I am looking for.
 
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