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Great TV For The Money,
This review is from: LG 42LK450 42-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV (2011 Model) (Electronics)
I must preface my review by saying I didn't buy the LG 450 online, I bought it at a big box store because they had a better price:
I wanted an inexpensive TV for the bedroom and the LG 450 is a good choice, the picture quality is very good for it's price. I didn't need 120Hz so I saved $150 by buying the 60Hz model. The LG 450 has Expert ISF Settings so you can have it professionally calibrated or do it yourself, it has a built-in blue filter and calibration wizard. The ATSC tuner is very powerful because I get all the local stations OTA with an indoor antenna. This model is not internet enabled so you need a set top box to get Netflix, etc. As with all TV's the sound isn't great but it does have bass and treble controls. The USB port supports: JPG, MP3, MPG, MP4. The manual states other video formats are supported but they wouldn't work on my TV.
I recommend these basic settings(YMMV):
1. Turn off Dynamic Contrast.
2. Turn off Auto Energy Saving.
3. Turn on Real Cinema, if your Blu-ray player supports 24p then turn that on as well.
4. Select Just Scan.
5. In Sound Modes select Music or Cinema.
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Initial post: Oct 16, 2011 7:05:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 22, 2011 7:48:46 AM PST
UPDATE 10/11: There's a firmware update on LG's website that fixes the 24 hr clock issue. You need a USB thumb drive to update.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2011 4:33:39 PM PDT
Hello, I have a question. How do you have your settings? I want to get the most out of this tv but it seems I'm not there yet. I have auto energy off, dynamic off and I usually set it on standard. Cinema mode seems a little too dark for me and not sharp enough. Am i missing something?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2011 9:05:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 13, 2012 12:24:44 PM PDT
Real Cinema is what LG calls 24p or no pull-down, DVD's and Blu-ray are 24p so you get a natural picture. Cinema picture setting and Cinema sound mode are also settings. Confusing isn't it?
In the daytime(bright room) I set ISF Expert 1 picture mode:
Color temp= Medium
In the nighttime(dark room) I set ISF Expert 2 picture mode:
Everything else is the same as Expert 1
I used an ISF calibration disc to get as close as possible, the backlight settings are to my liking for my room conditions(YMMV). I never liked Cinema picture mode because the contrast is too low and the color temp is too warm, I prefer medium color temp(warm= red, cool= blue).
In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 5:07:52 PM PDT
Hey did you really calibrtated it and reply please>
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 9:56:53 AM PDT
I don't understand your question.
Posted on Dec 3, 2012 4:14:48 PM PST
What video file formats did you find weren't supported?
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