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Old 12-30-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

I'm new to the forums but I hope that I you guys can help me out with a question I have.

A few months back I purchased an LG Infinia 42" 42LV4400 1080P 120hz 100,000:1 LED LCD HDTV (wow that's a mouthful...) online. I'm a huge film buff and I'm constantly watching TV and movies in my free time, but I feel like I'm not getting the most out of my LG. The Blu-ray player I'm using is the Sony BDP-S470 (I purchased this guy about two years ago) with a cheap generic HDMI cable that I bought online.

I did a lot of research before I bought this TV, and it seemed like the best deal for what I needed. I wanted that incredible 120hz Trumotion look that I saw in stores and that was advertised with the Infinia, but it seems like I'm just not getting it. I've tweaked my settings numerous times to try and get the best picture but unfortunately I've had no success. In fact, the quality is actually pretty bad - it doesn't even seem like a 1080p 120hz TV... So I was wondering if anyone had experience with this model or maybe had some advice for me.

Could it be the Blu-Ray player I'm using or maybe the HDMI cable? Or is it just a matter of changing the advanced picture settings? At this point money is no object. I really just want to get the most out of the TV.


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Hey guys,

I'm new to the forums but I hope that I you guys can help me out with a question I have.

A few months back I purchased an LG Infinia 42" 42LV4400 1080P 120hz 100,000:1 LED LCD HDTV (wow that's a mouthful...) online. I'm a huge film buff and I'm constantly watching TV and movies in my free time, but I feel like I'm not getting the most out of my LG. The Blu-ray player I'm using is the Sony BDP-S470 (I purchased this guy about two years ago) with a cheap generic HDMI cable that I bought online.

I did a lot of research before I bought this TV, and it seemed like the best deal for what I needed. I wanted that incredible 120hz Trumotion look that I saw in stores and that was advertised with the Infinia, but it seems like I'm just not getting it. I've tweaked my settings numerous times to try and get the best picture but unfortunately I've had no success. In fact, the quality is actually pretty bad - it doesn't even seem like a 1080p 120hz TV... So I was wondering if anyone had experience with this model or maybe had some advice for me.

Could it be the Blu-Ray player I'm using or maybe the HDMI cable? Or is it just a matter of changing the advanced picture settings? At this point money is no object. I really just want to get the most out of the TV.


Thanks,

Justin
Your BDP and HDMI cable should provide you with very good images, it must be something in your seittngs that's affecting your PQ.
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Your BDP and HDMI cable should provide you with very good images, it must be something in your seittngs that's affecting your PQ.
Also, are you actually watching high definition sources? What are you feeding this TV & player that doesn't look like you'd expect? If you're watching upscaled DVD's instead of Blu Rays and haven't upgraded your TV package to HD, it's normal for them to look bad.
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Your BDP and HDMI cable should provide you with very good images, it must be something in your seittngs that's affecting your PQ.
Okay, I'll do some searching and see if anyone knows what the best settings for this TV is. I think I tried doing that before but I'll give it another shot.

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Also, are you actually watching high definition sources? What are you feeding this TV & player that doesn't look like you'd expect? If you're watching upscaled DVD's instead of Blu Rays and haven't upgraded your TV package to HD, it's normal for them to look bad.
I only watch Blu-Rays; rarely DVDs. And it's not with just one movie that I'm experiencing poor quality. I recently picked up The Expendables 2, The Campaign, The Watch, and The Office Season 8 all on special edition Blu-Rays and none of them seem to be reaching their full potential.
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Im gonna tell you that expendables 2 looks like crap anyway I think they did it on purpose, anyway there is a blu ray you can buy called HD Basics that helps you set your color and constrast and what not its a pretty usefull tool once you learn how it works. I have personaly never liked 120 hz LCD/LED tvs they always look odd to me, kinda fake. Have you checked your settings on your blu-ray player? maybe you are not set right.
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Okay, I'll do some searching and see if anyone knows what the best settings for this TV is. I think I tried doing that before but I'll give it another shot.



I only watch Blu-Rays; rarely DVDs. And it's not with just one movie that I'm experiencing poor quality. I recently picked up The Expendables 2, The Campaign, The Watch, and The Office Season 8 all on special edition Blu-Rays and none of them seem to be reaching their full potential.
What you should do is get yourself a calibration disc for around $20, and calibrate your contrast, black level (sometimes referred to as the brightness control), color, tint & sharpness. Using someone else's settings, or "tweaking" your settings will not yield proper results.
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