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NOTE: The 2015-2016 LG 55EG9100 OLED "full" 1080p HDTV is discussed starting at posts # 3753, 3770 & 3774 within this thread. The 2015-2016 LG 55EG9100 is the successor to the 2014 LG 55EC9300 OLED "full" 1080p HDTV. At this time, August 28, 2015 the street price increment of the successor is anticipated to be approximately + $ 300 U.S.D. over the current street price of the 2014 LG 55EC9300.


Welcome to the official OWNERS THREAD for the 2014 LG O.L.E.D. 55ec9300 1080p HDTV.

This AVS Forum thread is being established October 22, 2014 for OWNERS of this particular O.L.E.D. set to provide information and opinions for the reading consideration of other lurkers, enthusiasts and internet folks browsing for information.

As noted in post# 3818 herein:

A hyperlink to media article that anticipates implementation of WebOS-2.0 on 2014 LG Smart TV sets in late-September 2015 by firmware upgrade.

http://www.cnet.com/news/free-upgrade-to-lgs-2014-smart-tvs-coming-soon-along-with-directv-access/

AS an introduction, here is a hyperlink to the manufacturer's (LG's) USA internet web-site for general information about the O.L.E.D. technolegy:

http://www.lg.com/us/oled-tvs

NOTE: For casual readers -- typical real-world street prices of this particular O.L.E.D. HDTV set is presently considerably less than MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price).

The following hyperlink is to the AVS-Forum "OLED Technology Great Found Deals" subsection (also located far above):

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/322-oled-technology-great-found-deals/

A hyperlink to the manufacturer's USA website with an overview of "What is OLED"

http://www.lg.com/us/experience-tvs/oled-tv/what-is-oled-tv.jsp

If you, the reader has made it this far within AVS Forum, it's fair to assume you have a strong interest in Picture Quality (PQ). The following is a hyperlink to the manufacturer's USA website about the Picture Quality of the OLED technology:

http://www.lg.com/us/experience-tvs/oled-tv/oled-display.jsp

It has been my personal experience that the light-weight design with thin and curved screen has a considerably positive W.A.F., wife acceptance factor. Here is a hyperlink to the manufacturer's USA website for general information about design of the OLED sets:

http://www.lg.com/us/experience-tvs/oled-tv/oled-design.jsp

The specifications of the 2014 LG O.L.E.D. 55 inch 1080-p HDTV can be reviewed at the following hyperlink on the manufacturer's USA website:

http://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-55EC9300-oled-tv

At this time, October 31, 2014 there are rumors and discussion that for wall mounting a LG 55ec9300 a special wall mount is required:

The wall mounting optional kit, OSW100 is listed in the LG Manual for the LG 55ec9300. The part number said to be MEC 62504905.

At this time, January 29, 2015 that is listed on the LG USA website at the following hyperlink:

http://www.lg.com/us/tv-accessories/lg-OSW100-wall-mount

NOTE: Please see post # 1474 herein within this AVSforum thread for an informed perspective on the difficulty and dangers of using a non-LG-OSW100 mount for this particular LG 55EC9300 O.L.E.D. HDTV.

A hyperlink to LG-USA support website where various English manuals, specifications and quick set-up guide can be downloaded:

http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-55EC9300
 

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Welcome to the official OWNERS THREAD for the 2014 LG O.L.E.D. 55ec9300 1080p HDTV.
Reserved by thread starter for hyperlinks and updated information to be posted in near-future.

Post # 78 here-in within this AVS Forum thread by poster "FullyBob" is informative and written from his very knowledgeable experience.

The publication date of each review is noted. That could be relevant as the manufacturer, LG continues to occasionally "push out" firmware updates over the internet to deployed and connected units (set) in the interest of supportability, sustainment, user interface - manual controls, and addressing concerns. For example, later in this thread there is discussion by knowledgeable consumers of their perception in noticeable improvement in motion handling, judder due to the third wave of firmware update. That update post-dates the reviews dated August / September / October 2014. Post # 366 here-in within this AVS Forum thread summarizes the firmware updates thru late-November 2014. There was another firmware update pushed out to owners in the field on December 8, 2014.

A substantial firmware update was available in the USA on January 23, 2015 as discussed in the following posts herein within this AVS Forum thread: # 1097, 1098, 1119, 1141, 1162, 1183, 1185 and 1188 and 1276. Post # 1372 mentions an additional aincremental software update available February 13, 2015.

Software File(Version V04.41.30)
Software File(Version V04.41.30) Filename Release Date Size Software File(Version V04.41.30) 01/23/2015 659,503K Software Upgrade Guide (English)
01/23/2015 671K

There is some discussion as of January 29, 2015 about whether that particular, rather "large" firmware update has to be via download from LG Webpage { http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-55EC9300 } to a PC then USB transfer to the HDTV. LG Product Support CSR, Customer Service Representative (for what it is worth) indicated on January 30, 2015 that it was necessary to download V-04.41.30 to a P.C. first, and then transfer the file into a suitable top-folder named "LG_DTV" on a USB stick, and then later transfer it into the HDTV via USB port.

In the USA, another firmware update is available as of February 13, 2015:

Software File(Version V04.41.39)
Software File(Version V04.41.39) Filename Release Date Size Software_File(Version_V04.41.39).zip 02/13/2015 660,529K

In my particular case, the LG 55EC9300 WiFi handled the download itself, at a lesurely pace.

Firmware update to 4.45.04 over internet as of March 29, 2015.
See post #’s 1907, 1931, 1934, 1935
herein within this AVS Forum thread.As of April 21, 2015 that particular firmware (file) has not yet been posted on the LG (USA) Product Support software update webpage at:

http://www.lg.com/us/support-product/lg-55EC9300

A hyperlink to a September 2015 media article that anticipates a firmware update in late-September 2015 for 2014 LG Smart TV's:

http://www.cnet.com/news/free-upgrade-to-lgs-2014-smart-tvs-coming-soon-along-with-directv-access/

For our U.K. and European readers see post #'s 1310 and 1311.

Post #'s 4008, 4009, 4011 & 4032 herein on about September 14, 2015 indicate a major firmware update is available via manual command of the set.

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* * * * * See Posts number 4427 and 4428 herein for status and availability of FirmWare updates as of October 21, 2015. * * * * * :eek:

A hyperlink to a U.K. web-magazine web-site for David Mackenzie's review dated 20 October 2014:

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/lg-55ec9300-201410203929.htm

A hyperlink to Matthew Cripsey's translation of a review by Pierre-Jean Alzieu dated 13 October 2014. There is some information here-in that gamers will be interested in.

http://www.digitalversus.com/tv-television/lg-55ec930v-55ec9300-p21259/test.html

Gamers will also be interested in post # 707 herein within this AVS Forum thread.

A hyperlink to Will Greenwald's review dated September 16, 2014 on a web-magazine's web-page:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2468278,00.asp

A hyperlink to Caleb Denison's review of September 13, 2014. Note: There are several consumer-accessible controls available on the 1080 p HDTV that are worthy of consideration. IT remains to be seen at this time if LG will "push out' any firmware updates to address the issues Caleb notes with "image judder" (or if such a solution for such is possible hypothetically via firmware).

http://www.digitaltrends.com/tv-reviews/lg-55ec9300-review/

A hyperlink to Torben Rasmussen's review dated 24 September 2014:

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1411378140

A hyperlink to Lee Neikirk's review dated August 12, 2014:

http://televisions.reviewed.com/content/lg-55ec9300-oled-tv-review

A hyperlink to Jack Burden's review:

http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lg-lcd-tv/lg-55ec9300.html

Eric Strasser's comments and comparison of OLED to LED dated August 12, 2014:

http://reviews.lcdtvbuyingguide.com/lg-lcd-tv/lg-55ec9300.html

A hyperlink to Eric_strasser 's flickr account with high-resolution still photographs of OLED compared to a LED:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/oled-display/

A hyperlink to a summary review by Milton Clark dated September 29, 2014:

http://hdtvsandmore.com/lg-55ec9300-review-oled-55-1080p-3d-curved-hdtv

A hyperlink to the blog post of "James B." who cross-posted Robert Heron's review of mid-September 2014:

http://tvgurureviews.blogspot.com/2014/09/lg-oled-hdtv-55ec9300-criticism.html

A hyperlink to a review by James K. Willcox and Claudio Ciacci on Consumers Union (Consumers Reports) website dated October 24, 2014:

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/...isn-t-the-best-tv-we-ve-ever-tested/index.htm

A hyperlink to Scribd website for:

LG 55EC9300 CNET review calibration report published by David Katzmaier on September 15, 2014 http://www.cnet.com/products/lg-55ec9300/

http://www.scribd.com/doc/239819693/LG-55EC9300-CNET-review-calibration-report

Note the three options in the upper-left-hand corner of that webpage for a) standard view, b) full view and c) download.

A hyperlink to Thomas J. Norton's review dated November 11, 2014 with settings explicitly stated after adjustment:

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/lg-55ec9300-3d-oled-hdtvhttp://

Note: There is some discussion later here-in this thread about individual preferences and comments about sharpness / contrast settings from the Sound and Vision Lab as documented in the Thomas J. Norton article.

A hyperlink to John Archer's blog on Forbes about OLED design and manufacturing techniques. This is a general article about how LG has successfully meet design and manufacturing challenges (that the competition is still struggling with as of November 12, 2014):

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarc...-explains-how-its-making-oled-tvs-affordable/

John Archer's blog article is titled:

11/12/2014 @ 7:17AM

"OLED For Everyone? LG Explains How It's Making OLED TVs Affordable"

A hyperlink to Andrew Tarantola's comparison review / blog post dated November 19, 2014:

http://gizmodo.com/lg-curved-oled-vs-sony-4k-lcd-which-tv-tech-reigns-su-1658030475

A hyperlink to Steve May's three-page blog post and review of U.K. / E.U. LG 55ec930V dated 24 November 2014:

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/au...55ec930v-oled-1274203/review?src=rss&attr=all

Post # 309 here-in within this AVS Forum thread has a hyperlink to Steve Wither's review of 27 November 2014.

Post's # 389 and # 413 here-in within this AVS Forum thread have hyperlinks to reviews of the Australian equivalent LG 55ec930T and U.K. equivalent LG 55ec930V.

A hyperlink to Vincent Teoh's review of 16 December 2014 of the U.K. equivalent LG 55ec930V:

http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/55ec930v-201412163962.htm

A hyperlink to John Brandon's review dated December 30, 2014:

http://www.techhive.com/article/286...-review-stunning-image-quality-but-no-4k.html

A hyperlink to John Archer's review of LG 55EC9300 dated December 31, 2014:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarc...30v-oled-tv-review-impressive-yes-perfect-no/

A hyperlink to John R. Quain's review dated February 23, 2015:

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/lg-55ec9300-55-inch-oled-tv,review-2655.html

A hyperlink to Cedric Demers review of September 10, 2015:

http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-brand/lg/ec9300
 

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Rserved for living hyperlinks and anticipated information.

This post # 3 of the official OWNERS thread for 2014 O.L.E.D. LG 55ec9300 thread is reserved for future posting of prominent information in a living manner.

Posts #'s: 17, 77, 95, 96, 205, 256, 264, 302, 306, 358, "370", 380, 382, 384, 388, 417, 420, 421, 430, 432, 434, 460, 483, 513, 551, 554, 556, 557, 558, 559 ;), 564, 565, 566, 569, 570, 572, 573, 576, 579, 582 :D, 598, 623, 625, 638, 650, {657 relative to 95}, 849, 857, 858, 875, 903 and # 1004, 1005, 1141, 1164, 1182 and 1191 (with 1196), 1237, 1253. 1254, 1256, 1283, 1284, (1293), 1309, 1348 (lg-suggestion), 1353, (1355-context), 1368, {1408}, (1435-gamer updated opinion), 1436, 1446, 1462, 1469, 1483 (caveat), 1488, 1505, 1573, 1588, 1589, 1595, 1597, 1625, 1627, 1650, 1655, 1711, 1725, 1726, 1727, 1728, 1731, 1732, 1734, 1737, 1739, 1743, 1756, 1759, 1764, 1767, 1769, 1778, 1781 (caution advised), 1792, 1794, 1801, 1818, 1822, 1833, 1841, 1910, 1942, 1943, 1948, 1957, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1971, (1985) 1992, 1996, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2034, 2036, 2038, 2040, and 2065 here-in within this AVS Forum thread have opinions of different owners about manual settings. Also, post # 358 has an interesting hyperlink. Note: the hyperlink to the spreadsheet in post # 96.


Keep in-mind the previously mentioned caveat of firmware updates (see post # 2 above).

A hyperlink to the "settings" description by Sound & Vision magazine web-blog:

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/lg-55ec9300-3d-oled-hdtv-settings

The very well regarded traveling professional calibrator, poster "ChadB" commented in post # 326 of the the "other" recent AVS Forum thread, aka "Consumers Reports says....LG 55ec9300".

Readers here-in are specifically encouraged to see the hyperlink in poster "ChadB's" electronic signature indicating he has recently performed professional calibrations on a sample of the set.

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/40-ol...c9300-isn-t-best-tv-we-ve-ever-tested-11.html

See post # 1054 By ChadB within the following third thread on AVSforum:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/40-ol...est-tv-we-ve-ever-tested-36.html#post29548354

See post # 2315 authored by ChadB in the obsolete, closed owner's thread on AVS Forum for Chad B's review of LG 55ec9300 dated September 27, 2014. Also, see ChadB's post herein within this AVSforum thread, post # 1473 dated February 23, 2015. chadB 1479, ChadB 1489, ChadB 1510, ChadB 1517,

ww.avsforum.com/forum/40-oled-technology-flat-panels-general/1653657-lg-55ec9300-55-oled-owners-only-thread-78.html#post27772953

1741, ChadB 1843, also see ChadB’s post # 1054 in OLED Calibrations portion of the CONSUMER’S UNION discussion Thread,
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/40-ol...est-tv-we-ve-ever-tested-36.html#post29548354

Also see ChadB’s post # 2315 in the part 1 of the 55 EC9300 Owners thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/40-ol...-oled-owners-only-thread-78.html#post27772953

A consumer’s opinion about calibration (by ChadB) in post # 1985.
 

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Sometimes folks act irrationally on the internet due to the perception of being anonymous.

It is my understanding that AVS Forum has a mission statement of being a civilized internet resource for third-part consumers and industry trade professionals to share information and politely stated opinions, clearly identified as such.

I'm just a interested consumer. After ten (10) years of visiting AVS Forum on the internet, I've noticed the virtual experience has seemed to worsen over the last year or so. I hate to have to state that. :mad:

OLED is a new technology. AVS Forum tends to have Search Engine Optimized results for casual readers seeking additional non-biased facts and some empherically based observations with clearly identifiable opinions.

So in the interests of new visitors and casual readers, lets have a civilized discussion. OK ? :) New technologies can be interesting, exciting, a bit hard to understand with the various overload of marketing hype prevalent in common-culture for common products.

The LG OLED is not a "common" product. My opinion as an owner of a) 2014 LG OLED 55ec9300 1080 p HDTV, b) 2013 Samsung PN64F8500 plasma 1080 p, c) 2008 Sony HX-701-55" LCD CCFL HDTV 1080 p, d) a 2005 Sony SXRD 60" XBR-1 1080 "p" RP, rear-projection HDTV and e) a 2004 Toshiba CRT 34" 1080 i HDTV that the OLED is presently superior and excellent. As only the current second generation of commercially viable larger OLED HDTV sets, I can only contemplate with speculative amazement how the OLED technology and prices will look in 2 years 5 years and on down the road.
 

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A few real-world consumer and owners reviews of LG OLED 1080-p HDTV.

The following is a hyperlink to the manufacturer's USA website that includes a few mini-reviews from real-world consumers and owners of the 2014 LG 55 inch 1080-p curved HDTV.

http://www.lg.com/us/tvs/lg-55EC9300-oled-tv

Owners are certainly welcome to post later in this thread their own reviews, and if the ISF Calibrator gives permission, results of their work.

Hyperlink to summary by Grant Clauser of consumer and pro opinions in a semi-controlled viewing of several different UHD's and HDTV's circa August 2014:

http://www.electronichouse.com/article/oled_plasma_and_1080p_win_the_value_electronics_tv_shootout/

A hyperlink to the blog of Tracy Rowan dated October 16, 2014:

http://tracyrowanwrites.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/review-lg-55ec9300-an-extraordinary-television/

Post # 335 herein within this AVS Forum thread has a mini-review.

Post #'s 428, 460, 480 and 535 herein within this AVS Forum thread have an overview and perspective of reviews.

Post #'s 415 and 529 herein within this AVS Forum thread has an overview of subjective impressions of the affect of early December 2014 firmware update.

Post # 588 herein within this AVS Forum thread has an interesting mini-review.

Post #'s 1453 and 1455 herein within this AVSforum thread have a mini-review inclusive of several firmware updates and is authored by a person experienced with panel lottery.+ 1322, 1365 (professional opinion), 1397, 1453 (by a critical consumer), 1455, 1469, (1526 (opinion of a seller), 1536, 1543, 1638, 1664, 1683, 1698 (opinion of a seller), 1722, 1852 & 1858 (gamer), 1861, 1898, 1944 and 1953.

Also, consumer opinion's in mini-reviews and comments in post #'s 2027, 2028, 2029, and 2082.
 

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Good luck with this thread and keeping the non-owners to questions. This display is not perfect but is is pretty darn close and offers the best oled experience for gamers and seems to handle IR and burnin very well. I believe the 9300 would be extremely hard to get burnin.

Wishing all the 9300 the best and 50,000 plus hours of oled Bliss.

Thanks to LG for keeping up the fight that only their technology allowed to be cost effective otherwise oled more than likely would have disappeared.
 

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Good luck with this thread and keeping the non-owners to questions.
Thank you to original poster "vegas". It is shame that part I ("one") of the original thread you dutifully attended to spun out.

Wonder if there are any Wall Street-type analysts lurking herein that could take a look at detailed regulatory filings of LG Corp. and dive down and figure out the financials associated with current and anticipated OLED development, production, marketing and distribution. I surely hope that OLED lives on as a technology and comes to flourish.
 

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Since my question was the last post before the thread got closed, I figured I'd ask again here! You know, being an owner of this TV who would like some advice on calibration.

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I'm super happy with my display so far, but I'd love to get rid of the DNR, if possible. I did see that PC mode is 1:1 and has very little video processing. I'm really new to the whole calibration thing, and I'd love to get all of your advice.

I'm thinking about ditching my current calibration settings and switching everything to PC because there's no (or there's much less) DNR on that setting. The lag is also a billion times better, but I'd love to make sure my display looks as nice as possible. What's the downside of PC mode, from what you all have discovered? Harder to calibrate, or to get accurate colors?
 

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Since my question was the last post before the thread got closed, I figured I'd ask again here! You know, being an owner of this TV who would like some advice on calibration.

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I'm super happy with my display so far, but I'd love to get rid of the DNR, if possible. I did see that PC mode is 1:1 and has very little video processing. I'm really new to the whole calibration thing, and I'd love to get all of your advice.

I'm thinking about ditching my current calibration settings and switching everything to PC because there's no (or there's much less) DNR on that setting. The lag is also a billion times better, but I'd love to make sure my display looks as nice as possible. What's the downside of PC mode, from what you all have discovered? Harder to calibrate, or to get accurate colors?
I'm interested in hearing other folk's opinion on that.

To-date I have not used the PC scenario. To-date we are accumulating sufficient hours on our OLED set prior to requesting calibration. We have used the picture wizard eye-ball adjustment method easily accessible to the viewer of that particular model of OLED set.
 

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I'm interested in hearing other folk's opinion on that.

To-date I have not used the PC scenario. To-date we are accumulating sufficient hours on our OLED set prior to requesting calibration. We have used the picture wizard eye-ball adjustment method easily accessible to the viewer of that particular model of OLED set.
If it has been confirmed that the DNR is defeated on the PC mode it would be worth the investment of hiring an ISF calibrator to work their magic. 9300 Owners are soo close too perfection. Great team work by the owners who have been teaming up on this possible solution.


Remember, DNR filters are only a problem if you convince yourself they are. I for one would have never even thought this was a problem if I did not read it on the forum. keep giving this display the praise it deserves and don't get caught up in the craziness.
 

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Would like to know how the LG 55EC9300 in terms of picture quality compares to a reference standard such as the Sony professional OLED monitor BVM-E250?

I have yet to see any review that does a comparison with a pro grade reference or indicate how much error there is between the consumer grade monitors vs a reference grade. Don't understand why this hasn't been discussed. Can someone point out in AVS if this has been carried out? Even the highly acclaimed Value Electronics shootout that has the very best consumer monitors for the year under review does not include a reference grade monitor for comparison.

The thinking is that all TV shows / movies are produced to standards which are defined as reference grade. Reference grade monitors such as the Sony BVM-E250 are used by production houses/studios/broadcasters and what they see is what you want to see at home. Wouldn't videophiles be interested in how good their monitor in the home is compared to the reference?
 
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Would like to know how the LG 55EC9300 in terms of picture quality compares to a reference standard such as the Sony professional OLED monitor BVM-E250?

I have yet to see any review that does a comparison with a pro grade reference or indicate how much error there is between the consumer grade monitors vs a reference grade. Don't understand why this hasn't been discussed. Can someone point out in AVS if this has been carried out? Even the highly acclaimed Value Electronics shootout that has the very best consumer monitors for the year under review does not include a reference grade monitor for comparison.

The thinking is that all TV shows / movies are produced to standards which are defined as reference grade. Reference grade monitors such as the Sony BVM-E250 are used by production houses/studios/broadcasters and what they see is what you want to see at home. Wouldn't videophiles be interested in how good their monitor in the home is compared to the reference?
From what I have heard there is nothing more accurate than the professional grade Sony oled but the fact that everyone uses them shows you oled it that good. It would not be possible for LG to build a 55" oled to a professional grade standard for $3,500. The black levels and CR would be two measurement that would be close.
 

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^ Vegas,

Understand that the LG 55EC9300 $3,500 monitor will not look good against a professional grade reference standard - but so will every other monitor that's produced by other manufacturers; the likes of Samsung, Panasonic, Vizio, Toshiba, Philips, Sharp, etc.

With the ruler to measure against any monitor being available - the Sony BVM-E250, why not use it to compare against a known reference? Rather than against each other that has an ever changing standard being manipulated by each manufacturer and their bag of tricks?

If the LG 55EC9300 has the least amount of errors, in terms of picture quality parameters that are important to the reference standard - wouldn't that set the high bar for others to follow? Or maybe aim for and hopefully surpass? This way, there's bound to be incremental improvements in picture quality over time as each manufacturer try to outdo each other with their bag of tricks. Their substantive claims in picture quality improvement requires substantial proof. That can be verified as there'll always be a reference standard to compare them to. How close are they getting to the reference standard?

If this approach is sound and logical, the next step would be to define the picture quality parameters that are to be used for comparison to the reference standard.

For the LG 55EC9300, what would these be? Black level is one.
 

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Some consumer monitors will get better accuracy in color and color tracking (and other parameters) than others, though. Rather than comparing to a reference monitor, it's generally easier to take measurements using a colorimeter and calibrate the monitor as accurately as possible using the tools available in said monitor.
 

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I picked my LG 55ec9300 up last week. I have not hooked it up yet & remains in the box awaiting new furniture. I was a little worried by the negative reviews on this forum about the DNR & various individual tests that have been performed. All I do know is that this model on the floor blew every TV out of the water @ Best Buy, HHGregg etc. I looked at Samsung's 65hu8550 & 65HU9000 and although nice looking TV's couldn't even come close to the picture quality of the OLED 9300. I will post my thoughts and observations following my hook up of new system & TV.
 

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Thank you Lionanimal for pulling us out of the madness that the previous thread had become.

I'd like to say that i can't really complain about DNR. I'd say that if my source is good and i'm sitting about 6ft away, everything's crystal clear.
As for calibration, i'd really like for us to start compiling a list of good calibration settings. I must say that after the firmware upgrade, i've been happy with the following (i have about 200Hrs on my set):

Picture preset: ISF Expert 2
OLED light: 50
Contrast 80
Brightness: 55
V/H Sharpness:10
Color:50
Tint: 0
Dynamic Contrast: Low
Super Resolution:Off
Color Gamut:Wide
Edge enhancer:Off
Color Filter:Off
Noise reduction:Off
Mpeg noise reduction:Off
Black level:Low
TruMotion: User (de-judder & blur set to 0, 5)
Color temperature:Medium
Gamma: 2.2
RGB Method:2 point
R high:-17
G high:5
B high:-5
R low:+3
G low:0
B low:+8
Energy saving:Off
Aspect ratio:Just scan

This was copied from a EU site that did a pro review (the link was in the previous thread.....too lazy to look for it), i've modified some settings, and it looks good.
 

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I picked my LG 55ec9300 up last week. I have not hooked it up yet & remains in the box awaiting new furniture. I was a little worried by the negative reviews on this forum about the DNR & various individual tests that have been performed. All I do know is that this model on the floor blew every TV out of the water @ Best Buy, HHGregg etc. I looked at Samsung's 65hu8550 & 65HU9000 and although nice looking TV's couldn't even come close to the picture quality of the OLED 9300. I will post my thoughts and observations following my hook up of new system & TV.
And in the end, that's all that counts, superb PQ. The LG has a few issues like every other display out there, but it's the sum of all the parts that makes us give the thumbs up or thumbs down.

My personal opinion on the DNR is that it's an issue blown out of proportion. We wish it weren't there, but most people don't even see it.
 

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And in the end, that's all that counts, superb PQ. The LG has a few issues like every other display out there, but it's the sum of all the parts that makes us give the thumbs up or thumbs down.

My personal opinion on the DNR is that it's an issue blown out of proportion. We wish it weren't there, but most people don't even see it.
Oh, the DNR certainly isn't a huge deal to me. But if there's anything I can do to get an even clearer picture, I'd love to do it. That's all :)
 

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I'm just a interested consumer. After ten (10) years of visiting AVS Forum on the internet, I've noticed the virtual experience has seemed to worsen over the last year or so. I hate to have to state that. :mad:

Were you here during the Blu-ray/ HD-DVD format wars? I think AVS has gotten way better since then. Those of us who were advocating for BD were trashed constantly back then. But I do agree things could still be much better.

OK, now back on topic. I love my 9300. :)
 
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