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She's a beut!
on April 5, 2013
4/5/13 - 7:15pm
Received my TV, today, via VANN's. Ordered last Saturday and would have had it Thursday had I called early enough to schedule delivery, so had to schedule for Friday. So great shipping time!
FedEx freight Dude had NO issue with bringing it all the way into my home, as I was more than willing to help him get it out of the truck and across the street. Freight curbside was the main reason I was concerned, and it was a breeze. Tried to tip the guy and he wouldn't take it.
Set up was a breeze. As a Wii owner transitioning to the MagicRemote took no time. Really like it. I am going to try and get my Harmony to work with it, if for no other reason to change sources and inputs when switching devices. But when in TV mode, I'll keep the MagicRemote handy. Also, there is an LG Remote Android app that works great as well.
I'm stepping up from a Samsung 46-550. My wife immediately noticed the improved picture, and we both naver had an issue with the Sammie. Ran through the picture set up screens and it got even better. Watched a couple of the free 3D app content options and just started smiling. I have a 'lazy' eye and the old red/blue 3D never worked for me. But I have always had success at 3D laser shows with polarized lenses and knew this technology should work for me. And boy does it.
Some folks have complained of light bleed, ghosting, flashlighting, and it simply isn't an issue. There have been a few times where I may have noticed it but it has more to do with the content than the TV, and it certainly isn't enough to diss the TV if you take in the complete package.
Tomorrow is the Final Four Semis, can't wait to see how she handles live action fast tracking basketball. That was the main motivator to upgrade the TV. The 60Hz Sammie would struggle during real fast movement. The 120Hz native/240Hz TruMotion should eliminate that.
I was nervous dumping $1300 to some stranger in Montana, but I would have absolutely no issue with working with this marketplace vendor (VANNS) in the future.
--I'll update as time goes by should anything negative develop, so if there is no updates, you know she is still impressing us-
*UPDATE* 4/5/13 10:30PM
First disappointment is no Channel Guide/TVGuide. You can scroll through current programming with synopsi, but there is no page list with advance option. I was spoiled with the Sammie as they had a page list, and then a right arrow click on a channel and it would show a list of upcoming programming for that channel. By no means a deal breaker, I use my phone's TVGuide app most of the time, anyway. But I'll miss having that option on the TV.
Side note; I've seen the ghosting/flashlighting issue at certain times, but it was mostly generic dark grey screens when the TV had no source input (transition between sources, or no source at all) When programming is displaying a dark or deep black background, it is BLACK. I haven't seen 'The Dark Knight Rises" so that will be the real test.