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I wanted to start a new thread for the 2011 LG LK Series. I almost bought a 42LK520 today but I am concerned since it is so new and there is zero information/reviews out.


I'm also interested to see if there will be a panel lottery for these sets too.
 

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I was exchanging an Insignia at Best Buy and picked up the 42" model of this TV (42LK520). I'm kinda bummed out about how the picture looks, although I'm sure it just needs to be calibrated properly. I've been searching high and low for settings online and can't find anything. I'm assuming because it is new. Anyone know of anywhere else besides tweak tv and the cnet forums where I can find more info? There doesnt seem to be any on here either unfortunately....The picture on the Insignia looked a bit better than this LG so I'd like to try it at its fullest potential before I make a choice to exchange again or something....


Any help would be great! Thanks..
 

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After reading the first post, I researched the whole Panel Lottery thing on here. I had never even heard of this. After some checking, I'm happy to report that my 42LK520 is indeed an IPS Panel. I picked my unit up at a local best buy.


Soooo, not sure if there is a panel lottery on this set or not, but I guess I got lucky. Still struggling with the picture settings though, hopefully someone will figure something out soon...
 

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My LK520 is set to arrive today, I'd like to give another input on the panel lottery, just learned of this today after hearing it from you Chris. How did you find out what panel you had? Ill check mine and post a reply.
 

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If you type in "LG Panel Lottery" in the search above, you'll get a wealth of info.


I just took a flashlight and looked through the grates on the back of the TV on the bottom. There should be a LG label that has some information on it. Look for a "W" in the top line, above the (SC) (A1).


You can also take a magnifying glass to the front of the screen and look for the chevron shape (>>>) rather than the rectangles. Good luck!


Lemme know if you come across any good picture settings...
 

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Thanks for the information Chris. Could you post the SKU# on your box? I'm wondering if the W or Y SKU tip works for the 2011 models.


I look forward to hearing from both of you guys about your sets picture quality. I'm not sure if I'm sold yet!
 

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I got a cusYho model, looked at my local best buy and the 2 boxes they had on the shelf was also Y models, also asked the guy at walmart where I purchased mines from to check for any other than Y, and he said they all had Y.


My LD450 that I exchanged out was a W and picture wise it looks identical to this one, however i'd say theres atleast 5ms more lag on my LK than my LD
 

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I like it just fine. I never really used a tv as a main monitor except for the few situations where I had to hook my pc up to my plasma to watch a movie. But text is nice and readable once you mess around with sharpness. Other than that it looks like a lcd monitor. I love playing CoD on it.
 

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Store still had last years 32LD450 model, but passed because it is only 720P and wanted the new 2011 32LK450, which is 1080P and less then $400.


Have already notice an issue and hope I don't have to bring it back.


When I connect my PC via HDMI/DVI, although both video card/monitor set for 1920x1080, images/text is not nearly as sharp as I get with my Samsung 1080P TV.


However, when I connect via VGA, there is a 1/2" vertical black bar, on the left, between the displayed video and left bezel. The displayed video images actually shift to the right, such that some of the content is hidden behind the right bezel. Very annoying as this prohibits me from closing and/or minimizing a program by clicking in the upper right hand corner (e.g. hidden by the right side bezel).


Other then suggesting monitor be set to 1360 x 768 resolution (bar gone but produced terrible fuzzy images) LG support could not resolve.


As a TV, picture quality very good, but not as good as several Samsung TVs I have.


Decided to return it today and bought another Samsung.
 

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I like my set so far as well. I haven't had any problems like the one mentioned above, so I'm sorry to hear that. The picture on this set is good, but I almost feel like the picture on the Insignia set I returned was a little better. I'm no expert, and maybe it's just in my head. I dunno. I've been thinking about returning it, but I probably wont.


Standard definition stuff looks kinda crappy, but thats to be expected. Blu-ray stuff looks awesome. Like I said before, I'm waiting for some kinda picture settings to show up somewhere online. I've checked here, tweak tv and the cnet forums to no avail. Do you guys know of anywhere else that may have some? I like this TV, but I wanna love it..


I havent had a chance to look at my serial # yet, sorry...
 

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I tried four B&M retailers for a LG 32LK450 IPS panel before giving up. They were either out of stock or had the "D" product code (VA panel).


Ordered one from Amazon and really hope the panel lottery turns out in my favor! If it's an IPS panel I'll do some input lag tests versus my Samsung PX2370. Not the best test but better than nothing.
 

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Originally Posted by Antipodes /forum/post/20333871


I tried four B&M retailers for a LG 32LK450 IPS panel before giving up. They were either out of stock or had the "D" product code (VA panel).


Ordered one from Amazon and really hope the panel lottery turns out in my favor! If it's an IPS panel I'll do some input lag tests versus my Samsung PX2370. Not the best test but better than nothing.

Failed!



I posted my impressions of the VA panel on the official xxld450 thread. I played with it for about 1.5 hrs and then boxed it up because I want to return it in as new condition as possible.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post20342411
 

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I hear a slight buzz, but only if I put my ear up to the back vent holes. I'd guess that's normal since I can't hear it at all if I'm a few inches away.
 

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Hello All "LK" Owners,


Checked in today to see if there was ever a thread created for the "LK" series, and found this thread.


I currently have a 42LD520 and a 47LK520(have had 2 of the 47LK displays.. one replaced). I DID have a 42LD550, and ended up returning the 42LD550 for the 47LK520.


To sum it up quickly. If you all are looking for a good thread for settings, I HIGHLY recommend following the "LD" thread. The "LK" as far as what I've searched, experienced, seen, and been told... is simply a re-introduced "LD" with the "D" changed to "K". Only thing I noticed physically, is the thin (very thin) red line around the trim of the 47". And it may have existed on the 47" LD series.(Don't know, never had one)


Here is a LINK TO THE "xxLDxx" THREAD .


There is a great poster/owner in the thread who has put a LOT of time into calibrating his 550 and he has gone to great lengths to post his findings, and full settings. His user name is "Phase700B".(First poster in the thread) He has posted MANY different settings (full "EXPERT" settings)...(per device, connection, etc..) in different posts in the thread. There are also other owners posting good settings in the thread. Doing some searches will find them. And if you have trouble understanding how to input his/their settings, there's at least one post in the thread explaining how to do it. (Menus are identical on the LD and LK series)


Hope this info. helps some of you.


EDIT: BTW, the slight buzz has existed on every one of mine. Mostly on bright or mostly white screens.
 

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The LK530 seems pretty promising as well. Same tv as the 520 but it has the smart TV feature. I really hope we get some professional reviews for these sets TV. If these come with IPS panels and low gaming lag then this may the way to go for me.
 

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I'm glad to see that someone has started this thread. I've had the 47LD520 since January so I'm anxious to see how the new models compare. I am extremely happy with my set. Just a couple of things to throw out here.


The "W" in the product code may or may not still hold true for the S-IPS panels. The only for sure method is the "loupe" test (magnifying lens) and the pixel pattern must be the chevron-shaped pattern (
 
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