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I have been looking for a basic 42" LCD with SmartTV feature and DLNA and came across this model which sells for around $700.


I am a big fan of LG and have a 55LW6500 and two BD670. They work great with my Zyxel NSA221 media server and play any format you can throw at them.


Does anyone have any experiences with it?
 

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Picture is great. I've had a number of issues using the so called SmartTV. It really isn't ready for the average consumer that isn't familiar with video/music formats. The browser Is an outdated Linux version of Safari. There other items I'm not happy with either. I will not buy an LG again.
 

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I have just bought the LG 42LS5700 for the great picture and just set it up and picture is great IMO.

Sound is acceptable IMO to use TV without additional speakers attached.


Mgustus I am just learning controls. Have you tried the PVR function?

When I try to record to a portable 2 1/2 in hard disk plugged in to USB 1 it says it has to reformat the hard disk

but HD is loaded with videos already that I want to keep. Any suggestions on how to get it to record to portable HD plugged into USB without reformatting?

Also PVR will not record to a USB stick.


Also it will replay VOB and MPG and MP4 video from the portable hard disk but picture is not full screen and is more like a squashed 4:3 rather than 16:9

Squashed picture using PVR fixed with a software update.


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Not much action for an "Official owners Thread"....!


Anybody else using one of these?? I just picked up the 47 and trying to work thru all the picture settings. Once I get the picture dialed in I'll worry about all the Smart-ness....


Since things are quiet here....does anyone know if these have a closer relationship with any of the previous models in particular?....there are several official owner threads on other LG model families to dig thru...


Thanks....
 

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Any owners of the LG LS5700 series have any comments on the way the PVR reformats the portable hard disk and any way around it

so disk is reabable on PC and other units?
 

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I have not used the 5700 PVR function. I attached a 3TB usb storage device and when it wanted to format it, I didn't move forward. The Premium app MLB just started working after a firmware update. The Netflix app doesn't work for me but VUDU is spot on. Looks great. I have a laptop connected via HDMI and stream via the ethernet port on the laptop. I have used other functions of the TV like DNLA and Plex.


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I ordered the 60LS5750 (ls5700) 2 weeks ago and there has been some type of shipping mix up so who knows if I will ever actually get it. I have been trying to research the tv and can't believe how little info there is on it.
 

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I have the LG 42LS5700 and am rapt in picture so you should be happy with yours. I have not seen the picture of the 60LS5700 and don't know the LS5750.


The picture is the main item and picture of these LG series LS5700 2D are magic IMO. These LED LCD TVs are closing gap on plasmas but not there

yet but much lower power use.


The Manual was limited with some features such as PVR operation hardly mentioned and the various picture menus have a lot

of adjustment options also not discussed but with these latest TVs it auto seeks channels and goes anyway.


I have small active bookshelf speakers attached for better sound,
 

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I just picked up a 60LS5750 from Costco. It has a great picture but I was surprised that the web browser was somewhat limited. It will not work on websites that use the flash player plug-ins. Since the LG apps don't include HBOgo or Amazon I thought I could use via the browser but no such luck. I guess I could add a roku but didn't think I would have too.
 

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Since mine never came from Sam's club I am thinking of picking one up from Costco. The LS5750 at Sam's and costco is same as the LS5700. The price is great. Just wish I could get one solid review. Maybe the fact this thread is so dead is a good thing. Most of the popular threads have a ton of issues. My main concern is picture quality, clouding and stuff like that. Keep the info coming..
 

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Add me as another who just picked up the 60LS5750 from Costco. Can't wait to get it set up and start playing with it. I have the DVD Essentials and AVS HD disc's to help with the basic calibration. I have two Samsungs and a Sharp Aquos to compare the LG to, although they are all a few years old it will be interesting to note the differences.


Try to keep this thread going...
 

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When you are familiar with the picture modes, can you give your opinions on which of the picture modes and settings to choose

and how to use the Expert modes Expert 1 and Expert 2 whatever they are.


Has anyone tried the Picture Wizard II adjustments and do these apply to all of the picture modes?


How do you recalibrate the colour settings or is that best left alone?


Picture is terrific with no edge bleeding.


I don't know what clouding is but don't think TV has that LOL.


Inbuilt PVR with USB replays a lot of video formats with good picture. Picture was squashed but a firmware update

fixed that.


With a small pair of active bookshelfs connected I am very happy with it.


Give your tips and impressions.
 

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The amateur way to adjust color is using colored filters (they come with the essentials disc). You look through them and adjust accordingly. The problem is you can only adjust so much with the settings the tv gives you access to. This is were the professionals can do things we can never do. They have equipment and access to the advanced areas of the tv.
 

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I just picked up the 60LS5750 from Costco and I'm still getting used to the menu's and settings. Would anyone care to share their calibration settings?
 

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I started to calibrate my TV last night. Unfortunately as I was calibrating it I came across a dead pixel. Now that I know it is there it drives me crazy. I am going to try and return it. I did set the brightness to 52 and the contrast to 85, But that is when I noticed the dead pixel so I never had a chance to watch anything with these settings. I did a quick check on colors and they were not that far off. Out of the box my Sharp Aquos was way off. 1 thing I like is the TV has a built in red, blue, and green filters to help calibrate the colors. Within the next week I hope to go through all the settings. I am no expert but I will post what I come up with.
 

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I'm not very good at this. my settings: backlight 50, contrast 77, brightness 80, h sharpness 17, v sharpness 16, color 50.
 

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I am thinking of picking up one of these for my parents and wanted to know what you guys thought. I can't find much in the way of reviews on this model. I am looking for a 1080P 120hz LED that has nice fluid motion for sports. My parents don't give a crap about 3d or internet apps so the only thing we are concerned about is picture and sound.42" is the biggest they can put in their enclosure. How does this model compare to others that are out there right now? I can pick this up for $710 today. Are there any other models similarly priced that have better image quality? Anyone know how this compares to the Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E50?
 

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Originally Posted by killerz298  /t/1414806/official-lg-42ls5700-47ls5700-55ls5700-60ls5700-owners-thread#post_22404883


I am thinking of picking up one of these for my parents and wanted to know what you guys thought. I can't find much in the way of reviews on this model. I am looking for a 1080P 120hz LED that has nice fluid motion for sports. My parents don't give a crap about 3d or internet apps so the only thing we are concerned about is picture and sound.42" is the biggest they can put in their enclosure. How does this model compare to others that are out there right now? I can pick this up for $710 today. Are there any other models similarly priced that have better image quality? Anyone know how this compares to the Panasonic VIERA TC-L42E50?

I think picture is magic but have not compared it much with other sets. I saw picture on display in retailer and is excellent.

It is 2D. I didn't want 3D either. but the set is so good that when people are in focus in the foreground the picture appears to have depth.

I have not seen that on an LCD TV before but is just due to the background being out of focus slightly.

Is OK for sports. I watch AFL all of the time and very happy. Seems best with Tru Motion off.

Sound is just OK. If you are like me and used to bookshelf speaker sound as I am i have a pair of small active speakers connected.

Digital Optical connection is the only sound out connection so I have optical cable connected to a DAC

to connect to the analog speakers.

Difficult to compare other models unless you compare them running in the shop side by side and make your own decision.


The PVR hijacks whole portable hard disk so if you don't have a spare one to dedicate to the TV you won't use it.

However it will replay MKV, MP4, VOB and AVI and others from a normally formatted portable hard disk.


This thread will in time show user best settings.

There are a lot of different picture modes and adjustments available.
 
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