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    LG LED Picture Settings

    Just got a 47" LG LED. If anyone out there has a similar TV and an opinion on what they think the best picture settings are, I would love to hear it.

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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Just got a 47" LG LED. If anyone out there has a similar TV and an opinion on what they think the best picture settings are, I would love to hear it.

    Thanks.
    I do, and I put mine through the self-calibration exercise. It was quite simple and I'm satisfied with the results, but maybe it helps to be colorblind. Mine is the model 55LE5500. Good luck. I bet you'll love it.



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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    I got an LG HD set at Xmas. I played with the settings a little bit after first getting it but ended up using the built in presets. I set it to "game mode" and colors are fantastic. LG's are good TVs; very pleased with purchase.



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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickybaby View Post
    I got an LG HD set at Xmas. I played with the settings a little bit after first getting it but ended up using the built in presets. I set it to "game mode" and colors are fantastic. LG's are good TVs; very pleased with purchase.
    I love my LG

    Picture is set to "game mode" most of the time. The picture quality is amazing!


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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Just got a 47" LG LED. If anyone out there has a similar TV and an opinion on what they think the best picture settings are, I would love to hear it.

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    just google your model with avsforum. im sure someon has a thread there about what settings they are using.


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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    I want to buy an LED tv too, about 42, 47 inches, and wondering what brand to get



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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by clonesalltheway View Post
    I want to buy an LED tv too, about 42, 47 inches, and wondering what brand to get
    I was wavering between LG, Samsung, and Sony. Based on the reviews I read all seem pretty comparable, each with its own little edge. Looking at it right now I'll say the LG has a pretty amazing picture quality. Also got an XBox 360 as part of the package. So a 47" LG LED plus the XBox for just over $1,300 was a pretty good value.



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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by clonesalltheway View Post
    I want to buy an LED tv too, about 42, 47 inches, and wondering what brand to get
    I just bought my third Vizio in the last 6 months. I now have a 55, 47, and 26. All from the XVT series. The XVT series was a CNet Editors Choice in 2010.

    Other brands definitely make a thinner set. These are still relatively thin, with the 55" at just under 3" but you can get the other brands at less than 1" if that is something that is iimportant to you.

    The colors look great. It has local dimming, 240 hz, full LED array along with built in WiFi (many sets say wifi ready and you need buy your own card or use a hardwired ethernet cable).

    The 55" I just bought was $500 less than a similarly equipped samsung.


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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    I was wavering between LG, Samsung, and Sony. Based on the reviews I read all seem pretty comparable, each with its own little edge. Looking at it right now I'll say the LG has a pretty amazing picture quality. Also got an XBox 360 as part of the package. So a 47" LG LED plus the XBox for just over $1,300 was a pretty good value.
    I agree with Gonzo, the best sets right now appear to be LG, Samsung, and Sony. The Sony's are overpriced IMO. LG has amazing picture and got a good deal so went that way. I almost bought a Visio but didn't pull the trigger. They are a lot less expensive for the same feature set as the others and from what I was able to tell the PQ was just a good. The LG I got was about the same price so went that way. I think it comes down to personal preference and the deals going on at the time.

    Here is just a word of warning, this may be old news but I just found out last year so here goes. For Black Friday and the Xmas season there are some of what I would consider to be custom built systems. The retailers have a price point and have the manufacturers build to that. In order to meet the price point, corners are cut and the sets are not as good as they would normally be. Example you see a review of a Samsung and its great; then on BF you see almost the same same set on sale. Its the same size, same tech (LED edge backlight) and even from the same model family. BEWARE: it is not the same set and does not have the same PQ. I was very surprised when I found this out. I always thought you got good deals on BF and found out it was really a scam. You may pay a cheaper price but the TV's are not the same as a normal retail model. Buyer beware.



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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    I just bought my third Vizio in the last 6 months. I now have a 55, 47, and 26. All from the XVT series. The XVT series was a CNet Editors Choice in 2010.

    Other brands definitely make a thinner set. These are still relatively thin, with the 55" at just under 3" but you can get the other brands at less than 1" if that is something that is iimportant to you.

    The colors look great. It has local dimming, 240 hz, full LED array along with built in WiFi (many sets say wifi ready and you need buy your own card or use a hardwired ethernet cable).

    The 55" I just bought was $500 less than a similarly equipped samsung.
    Agreed, the built in WiFi on mine is very cool and was easy to set up.



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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by clonesalltheway View Post
    I want to buy an LED tv too, about 42, 47 inches, and wondering what brand to get
    Sony, Samsung and LG are the only brands I would even consider buying.

    Sony tends to have the best product, but also the highest prices. Samsung seem to be the best in terms of what you pay IMO.

    It's hard to go wrong with any of them, though.

    Other brands are cheaper for a reason. They won't last as long, picture won't be quite as good and sound tends to be noticeably worse.



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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    Sony, Samsung and LG are the only brands I would even consider buying.

    Sony tends to have the best product, but also the highest prices. Samsung seem to be the best in terms of what you pay IMO.

    It's hard to go wrong with any of them, though.

    Other brands are cheaper for a reason. They won't last as long, picture won't be quite as good and sound tends to be noticeably worse.
    I'll agree also that the Vizio sound is poor but how many people aren't using an amplifier for sets 42 and up? And, if you don't like the sound, many of these TV companies are selling a "soundbar" that has much better sound for less than $100.


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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    Sony, Samsung and LG are the only brands I would even consider buying.

    Sony tends to have the best product, but also the highest prices. Samsung seem to be the best in terms of what you pay IMO.

    It's hard to go wrong with any of them, though.

    Other brands are cheaper for a reason. They won't last as long, picture won't be quite as good and sound tends to be noticeably worse.
    Samsung also has really good customer service. I have a 40" Samsung LCD TV that was built in July 2007, which I bought in Feb 2008, which means it's way out of warranty by now. When building their LCD TVs in this time period, they put defective and underpowered capacitors in the power board. Yet Samsung is still paying for a local certified repairman to fix the defect. While there is something to be said for Samsung putting the wrong capacitors in their TVs, there is something else to be said for owning up to a mistake like that and repairing their products, even when way out of warranty like my TV is, and as a result I'm developing a brand loyalty towards Samsung, at least for TVs.

    As far as Sharp goes, I've always thought the whole Quattron "yellow pixels make a more vibrant picture" was bull**** and an outright scam. Those yellows they claim make a better picture - yeah, they're created by the mixing of the red and green pixels anyway. In other words, suckers are paying for an absolutely unnecessary technology...


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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Most Disney movies have a calibration tool that you can use on them. It's in the menu in the THX setting on the DVD. It walks you through several screens where you adjust the tint, sharpness, brightness, etc. I use the movie Cars - it works great!



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    Re: LG LED Picture Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    I'll agree also that the Vizio sound is poor but how many people aren't using and amplifier for sets 42 and up? And, if you don't like the sound, many of these TV companies are selling a "soundbar" that has much better sound for less than $100.
    My dad isn't on his 46" or 42" Sony. My mom doesn't on her 42" LG. At my house in Ames we don't on our 46" Samsung. We have a speaker system hooked up to all of them except my moms, but never use them.

    Sony has the best sound by far.



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