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I bought this at, and will soon be trying to return it to BestBuy. Touted as having LG's "Smart TV Features" one would assume it would have Hulu, Netflix, even HBO Go perhaps. Some descriptions online mention Hulu and Netflix, but fire up the projector and they are nowhere to be found.


In fact, the apps that are available are all pure crap.


I went to check the LG site, to see if they have any documentation on upcoming features or anything at all, only to notice that the PA75U is NOT LISTED under current models. Mine was manufactured in March of 2013. Are the Web guys on strike or has LG given up/discontinued/who-knows-what on this projector?


Anyway, there are some positives - the picture is good, and the "PLEX media server" software is nice to have (constantly improving, but poorly implemented on the PA75U)

I am not quite sure why, but once you have that media server running on your PC, you can then access the content in two ways - one is through the "Media Link" option on the PA75U - this pulls in all sorts of other information about your files from the web (movie ratings/synopses/etc)


The other method is via "SmartShare" which is more of a browse-folders-and-filenames experience.


Somehow these two methods utilize different looking media players. I have found that the SmartShare media player looks better, gives you more information on screen about the video resolution & audio type, and is generally smoother. But the MediaLink player pulls in all of that web info so your library looks organized instead of the potential cluster-F that it actually is.


Plex also includes "channels" including Amazon Video, Hulu, and Netflix - but these are poorly implemented and well hidden deep in the menus. (By poorly implemented I mean they don't look/function well. I should mention that Amazon just doesn't work. And none of these channels are supported by the respective companies...)


Lucky for me, the wifi keeps dropping out - has been happening with three different access points - so maybe that'll ease the return process.


Until then, I've been experimenting with the USB port - so far, successfully attached a USB hub and a wireless logitech keyboard. Unfortunately, only the escape button, the arrow keys and 0-9 seem to work - but it does show another device in "input selection"





Anybody out there own this model, or have any insight or tips/
 

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Originally Posted by TaylorAD  /t/1468730/lg-pa75u-anybody-else-own-one-of-lgs-abandoned-children#post_23215528


Anybody out there own this model, or have any insight or tips/

My tip is to build a budget media PC, or requisition an old PC for media PC duties, then never worry again what your display device will or won't play/access. And if you change display devices, nothing will change in terms of your media access or apps. You will have max flexibility and control. By the way, I am typing this using my media PC and an LG PA70G projector - been very happy with this setup.
 

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Have not had one of those projectors but have a LGHX300.

Is your firmware updated ?

The keyboard not working sounds like there maybe a problem with the projector or USB port.

Is it past the return allowed time ? 30 days ? 15 days ? maybe you can send it back and get another one in exchange ?
 

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Hi

I was about to take a plunge on either the LG PA70G but just now saw the LG PA75U


I just noticed that the & 75U had several new features which could justify the extra $ 130 of the Newegg LG PA75U Deal vs the regular FRY's LG PA70G Deal for around $499.




Are there still any focus issues with this series tho?
 

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If it were ME I would go with the newer PA75 in an instant. The built in tuner alone gives you the option of going anywhere and Cabling in to an existing HD cable service or stringing an OTA antenna up and getting a high quality image with little or no time or effort. Bring along an ipod type docking station or a radio that has an aux input so you can get some actual volume and you are good to go. I bought my PA70 for 499.00 and for what it does I love the little sucker. If I could have gotten the Pa75 for an additional 150.00 or so I would have grabbe it!!



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The built in tuner alone gives you the option of going anywhere and Cabling in to an existing HD cable service or stringing an OTA antenna up and getting a high quality image with little or no time or effort.

Bohanna

The PA75U actually comes with an OTA antenna. I've been going back and forth trying to decide between the 70G and the 75U, I didn't realize the 75U had HDMI 1.4, I think the wifi, tuner and magic remote were almost enough to tip the scale for me. Just wish it were a little cheaper.
 

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I'm not sure the lgpa75u comes with hdmi 1.4a. I didn't find it in the manual or LG's website. It could be true but I would think it would be selling feature. Sometimes newegg could list something wrong, maybe link to LG website if you can.


Newegg is selling this for 629 dollars after code. I picked up the pa70g for 399 dollars from fry's a few months ago, I'm not sure paying an extra 229 dollars for tv tuner/wifi would be worth it for me. I have my pa70g hooked up to my tiny htpc or 360 or android on a stick and I use usb hard drive/memory stick with movies, mp3's, so it's portable.

If it was 450 dollars, yeah, I would get it in a heartbeat.


p.s. I checked LG site, best buy, andorama, and a few other places and none of them listed hdmi 1.4a, but newegg does have it listed that way. I would look for confirmation from another source.
 

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Step 1 Bring your Pa75 to a friends house

step 2 hook it up to HIS cable or Use the OTA tuner with a cheap monoprice HD antenna and scan for local HD channels

step 3 run the audio into his sound system with a TRS Y cable or bring your own external audio system

step 4 bring a huge screen or turn his wall into a huge screen

Step 5 dim the lights

step 6 have all your friends come over to HIS house and watch the game or whatever and dazzle your friends

step 7 get a little libatated and/or hemped out on your friends fridge and stash

Step 8 claim all the bragging rights for the month

Step 9 Pack up the Projector and carry it out under your arm

Step 10 Leave the mess for your friend to clean up and feel safe in the knowledge that you are a FREAKING HERO.

Step 11 repeat this as often as possible at various friends houses. ( the free food and other goodies will more than pay for the extra cost of the tuner in no time




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Originally Posted by rgtaa  /t/1468730/lg-pa75u-anybody-else-own-one-of-lgs-abandoned-children#post_23229985


I'm not sure the lgpa75u comes with hdmi 1.4a.

p.s. I checked LG site, best buy, andorama, and a few other places and none of them listed hdmi 1.4a, but newegg does have it listed that way. I would look for confirmation from another source.

I guess Newegg did get it right this time...



edit:
The manual lists the streoscopic 3D formats only possible in HDMI 1.4 so i guess it does have HDMI 1.4
whatever some might say
Wikipedia HDMI 1.4 Description



edit : PA75U has a bluetooth module too..

These specs from the manual found Here
 

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I wonder if the pa70g will get a firmware update, because those specs look very good for the pa75u. And it can do 3d in 30 and 60 cycles. And do 3d via usb port. Maybe lots of us with pa70g can call and ask LG for firmware update, right?

I'm still not sure it's hdmi 1.4a, it was not stated in manual or on site, if you can find that spec in manual show us, because like I said before , I looked and couldn't find it anywhere. just hdmi.
 

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@TaylorAD I have several questions:

1. Does the PA75u support Audio Return Channel (so that you can send TV sound to a compatible receiver and also send high quality sound from the internal media player)?

2. Does it support 2D to 3D conversion within the projector? If it does, is it complicated?

3. Is it possible to possible to safely use DLNA i.e. do you have let your network be open to the internet in order to stream local network files?

4. Does the USB Hub you connected allow you to connect two or more HDDs (or USB media sources)? I have Monoprice USB HHD docking stations. I can ONLY connect the stations without the USB hubs on my older projector.

Also, unless you are extremely lucky or within a couple meters of your access point then you should NOT expect the dongle to get good wi-fi reception. You need to orient the dongle antenna. The easiest way to do that is with a USB extension cable.
 

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Originally Posted by tally3tally  /t/1468730/lg-pa75u-anybody-else-own-one-of-lgs-abandoned-children#post_23227961


Hi

I was about to take a plunge on either the LG PA70G but just now saw the LG PA75U


I just noticed that the & 75U had several new features which could justify the extra $ 130 of the Newegg LG PA75U Deal vs the regular FRY's LG PA70G Deal for around $499.




Are there still any focus issues with this series tho?

with the hdmi 1.4, does it mean it will do 3D video from a standard bluray player and not only a PC like the PA70?
 

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Originally Posted by rgtaa  /t/1468730/lg-pa75u-anybody-else-own-one-of-lgs-abandoned-children#post_23230454


I wonder if the pa70g will get a firmware update, because those specs look very good for the pa75u. And it can do 3d in 30 and 60 cycles. And do 3d via usb port. Maybe lots of us with pa70g can call and ask LG for firmware update, right?

I'm still not sure it's hdmi 1.4a, it was not stated in manual or on site, if you can find that spec in manual show us, because like I said before , I looked and couldn't find it anywhere. just hdmi.
RGTAA, does it look to you like the 1.4 hdmi on the PA75 will make it possible to do 3D without a PC, like PS3 or BD player? based on those spec tables
 

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RGTAA, does it look to you like the 1.4 hdmi on the PA75 will make it possible to do 3D without a PC, like PS3 or BD player? based on those spec tables

The thing is I couldn't find that the pa75 has 1.4 hdmi, I looked through the manual, and unless someone can post the page the info in the manual is on or on LG's website, I am not sure it's 1.4a. I'm not saying it's not 1.4 but I was the one that pointed out that it's only stated on newegg site. I want someone just to post where in manual it's listed and page.



As to liking all the ways 3d is done on the pa75, it does sound good, even via usb, and usb is not hdmi, or through component, vga, and they are not hdmi, or wifi, which is not hdmi, I would like firmware update for the pa70g so we can get 3d via usb and do all the other formats.



maybe we can get people to call LG or figure out some other way. Although , I really don't NEED 3d, but it would be nice to figuring it out and doing it via usb..
 

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I'm still not sure it's hdmi 1.4a, it was not stated in manual or on site, if you can find that spec in manual show us, because like I said before , I looked and couldn't find it anywhere. just hdmi.
My metholodogy for arriving at the conclusion that LG PA75U indeed has HDMI 1.4
Number 1



This is the 3D support page on the LG PA70G manual {nowhere in this manual also does LG say that PA70G has HDMI ver1.3}
On the other hand the 3D support page for LG PA75U in its manual shows a whole lot more support for 3D formats all of which become enabled with HDMI1.4

Number 2

The specs at newegg

Number3

Latest HDMI organisation guidelines...found Here


So if LG has to indicate HDMI 1.4 on newest Devices it also has to give a list of functions that it supports

So putting 1,2,3 together i arrived at a firm conclusion that the PA75U has HDMI1.4


PS: it just might be that the PA75U just has a firmware upgrade and has added 3D features over HDMI 1.3 ...but then it also has couple of hardware upgrades like wifi/bluetooth/DTV tuner...so skimping on just HDMI would not make sense(in my view) for LG....
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I wonder if the pa70g will get a firmware update
A firmware upgrade for PA70G(which would enable 3D & Smartapps) looks highly unlikely on this a short life cycle product...and considering smartapps and 3D over HDMI are Generation advancing features...to say PA70G was first gen and PA75U would be gen2.
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with the hdmi 1.4, does it mean it will do 3D video from a standard bluray player and not only a PC like the PA70?

Yes, it sure will display 3D from a supported BR 3D player ..thats what 3D over HDMI offers...

(but if you have a 3D disc and only a 2D supported BR Player you would only see a 2D movie)
 

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My metholodogy for arriving at the conclusion that LG PA75U indeed has HDMI 1.4
Number 1



This is the 3D support page on the LG PA70G manual {nowhere in this manual also does LG say that PA70G has HDMI ver1.3}
On the other hand the 3D support page for LG PA75U in its manual shows a whole lot more support for 3D formats all of which become enabled with HDMI1.4

Number 2

The specs at newegg

Number3

Latest HDMI organisation guidelines...found Here


So if LG has to indicate HDMI 1.4 on newest Devices it also has to give a list of functions that it supports

So putting 1,2,3 together i arrived at a firm conclusion that the PA75U has HDMI1.4


PS: it just might be that the PA75U just has a firmware upgrade and has added 3D features over HDMI 1.3 ...but then it also has couple of hardware upgrades like wifi/bluetooth/DTV tuner...so skimping on just HDMI would not make sense(in my view) for LG....

A firmware upgrade for PA70G(which would enable 3D & Smartapps) looks highly unlikely on this a short life cycle product...and considering smartapps and 3D over HDMI are Generation advancing features...to say PA70G was first gen and PA75U would be gen2.

Yes, it sure will display 3D from a supported BR 3D player ..thats what 3D over HDMI offers...

(but if you have a 3D disc and only a 2D supported BR Player you would only see a 2D movie)
Are 100% sure that it will do 3D with a PS3 over HDMI? sorry to re-ask the question, but it seems that it's something LG would clearly advertise
 

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Hi, Does anyone know whether the PA75U supports 240V? I'm from Australia but can't find one locally. Also, is the US digital TV standard compatible with Australia?
 

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Very interesting the new 3D options...3D via usb, more 3D formats and resolutions,3D with a Bluray player or PS3?


Maybe we can see also a new version of PB60G... PB65G?
 
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