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Great LCD 3D TV,
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This review is from: LG 47LM6200 47-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV and Six Pairs of 3D Glasses (2012 Model) (Electronics)
I read many of the reviews for the LG 47LM6200 47 inch TV. The positive reviews are correct. This TV is the best TV value for the money you can buy. The 3D is amazing. Better than at the movie theater. The internet connection is very easy to make using the on screen prompts. This TV can convert any 2D program into 3D with more depth and realism than standard HD broadcasts. You will not get the "in your face" 3D effects that you get from real 3D content. Of course, you will need to use the 3D glasses. 6 pairs of 3D glasses are included. They are the lightweight, simple, comfortable, gray lense type. No heavy active, electric, battery, glasses. If you are only interested in knowing that this TV is a great product than you can stop reading now. If you are not technically challenged, read on.
I spent 2 days and about 5 hours playing with the adjustments to perfect the picture on my LG TV. Many people never touch the controls and use the TV, as is, right out of the box. Most people love the bright colors, and bright picture. But, you are doing a disservice to this TV and yourself by not adjusting the controls to give you the most amazing detail you ever saw. I used the Spears and Munsil Blu-ray HD Benchmark disc to bring out the best picture possible. For the first time, I can see minute detail, the texture in clothing material, the pattern in wood furniture, the facets in cut stones (not just the sparkle), etc. Now, this is what is considered "studio standard" of adjustment. It takes some getting used to, especially since the picture is not as bright or booming as you previously experienced. However, the detail you will now see will blow you away. You do not have to buy the Spears & Munsil disc, because I am going to give you all the settings, in order, you will need to duplicate the picture I spent 2 days and 5 hours perfecting.
First, use the Expert 2 choice to input my settings. You should use Expert 1 choice to use the LG's Picture Wizard II to make fast and easy settings for your personal preference. Of course, you can use any of the other pre-programmed settings that you like.
Here are my personal settings and recommendations: Choose Expert 2. Now begin to adjust the following settings in order; Backlight(50), Contrast(66), Brightnes(56), H Sharpness(20), V Sharpness(18), Color(54), Tint(0); now press expert control. Dynamic Contrast(low), Super resolution(on), Color Gamut(standard), Edge Enhancer(High), Color Filter(off), Gamma(2.4) now press White Balance. Color temp(medium), Method(2points), Pattern(outer), Points(High), Red, Green, Blue all (0), press close. Color Management System; Color(red), Saturation(0), Tint(0), Luminance(5),now close. Close again. Press picture option; Noise reduction(Low), MPEG Noise Reduction(low), Black Level(low), Real Cinema(On), True Motion(smooth), press close and enjoy!
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Initial post: Oct 12, 2012 7:25:35 AM PDT
Karam M. Elahi says:
Thanks for the configuration tips. I will try these when my TV comes in today. Also, did you configure these settings after you applied the latest firmware update (4.x.x) to the TV? Please let us know.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2012 10:32:18 AM PDT
When an update is necessary, the TV will prompt you to update just like a PC. Remember to use Expert2. The reason for this is because the TV has its own Wizzard to adjust the picture and it is automatically saved to Expert1. I think, but am not absoultely sure, that my TV came with the 120Htz firmware upgrade. I did update once since receiving the TV as prompted to do so.
Posted on Oct 16, 2012 10:37:38 PM PDT
Thanks for posting your settings. I tried them out and honestly, they looked like crap the first day. I stuck with it and now I agree that it truly looks better than the settings I used before. Thanks again!
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 6:57:16 AM PDT
I am glad that you gave the settings I posted a chance. Certain stations broadcast HD much better than others. FOX, CBS, ABC, ESPN, all have great HD. Live broadcasts such as DWTS on FOX or The Voice look incredible at these settings. Older shows, not as much.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 6:57:17 AM PDT
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Posted on Nov 15, 2012 11:42:30 AM PST
I haven't bought my TV, yet, but plan to get it this week. I'm glad I read your review because I can try your settings that you spent so much time on. I, like you, would have spent huge amounts of time trying to perfect the picture. At least, now, I can start with your test results. Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2012 12:57:22 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2012 1:03:34 PM PST
The settings I posted for the TV take a bit of getting used to. The picture at first may not seem bright enough, especially if you are accustomed to a bright or high contrast setting. The most amazing aspect of my settings is the texture of everything you see in the picture. It is as if you can touch and feel the material. Even now, at times while watching live sporting events, I am switching between Expert 1 and my settings on Expert 2 just to see the difference. The best progams to watch are live and reality shows. It is probably not the best settings for old analog or old black and white programming.
Posted on Nov 24, 2012 1:46:47 AM PST
The guy says:
Can you please confirm that you can switch TrueMotion on and off on your 47LM6200 TV? I am not excited about the "soap opera effect" and would like to know whether this model has the ability to switch TrueMotion off.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 5:59:11 AM PST
Yes you definitely can turn the true motion off. But, you may want to set the judder to 3, only because on the Spears
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 5:59:11 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 26, 2012 6:02:04 AM PST
Yes you definitely can turn the true motion off. But, you may want to set the judder to 3. Because, on the Spears & Munsil High Definition Benchmark disc settings section for fast motion, the picture has less distortion with True Motion on.