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leem6453
07-12-11, 04:59 PM
I've been waiting for one of these. The cheap theater glasses was a big selling point, and I've read some really great reviews on the 3D and 2D presentation. I'll share my own thoughts when mine comes in. I got it from Amazon for $949 btw.

Please feel free to share your own experiences with this model, or the 55" version.

leem6453
07-20-11, 10:28 AM
Just got mine in the mail yesterday and was blown away by it's performance. My review from Amazon:

Now this is my first 3D television and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with this unit. Passive 3D is definitely the way to go after seeing the LG in action. The resolution is lower than active, but honestly I can’t notice one bit watching 3D blu-rays…it looks like full 1080P to me. I’ve tried out a few 3D movies…Resident Evil: Afterlife and Tangled. The 3D performance is better than the theater in my opinion, and the colors really pop. I caught myself ducking a few times…no kidding.

So now you’re wondering how is the 2D picture…phenomenal! The colors pop right off the screen like only an LED can deliver. And standard def dvds look better than ever as well.

There are a multitude of picture setup options so everyone will be pleased, and it even has an auto picture mode (I believe it’s called “Intelligent sensor”) that adjusts your picture quality to match the room environment. Pretty cool. The SmartTV screen is really cool too. It offers a lot of apps and web content which is a nice plus. There is also a wifi dongle which you plug in the back so you don’t even notice it from the front.

I do notice some minor “flash lighting” on the bottom corner of the screen, but it’s really not too noticeable when viewing content. I can’t really comment on audio since I use my receiver.

All in all I’m thoroughly impressed with this unit and can’t say enough good things about it. Go LG!

leem6453
07-27-11, 03:05 PM
I watched Tron 3D last night and the IMAX scenes are insane in 3D! The light cycle scene in particular really shines.

Also, I posted an unbox video on Youtube for those interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK5oA313cKk

epoche
08-08-11, 06:07 PM
You indicate viewing Tron 3D. Are all copies of Tron capable of viewing on passive systems? Amazon says some 3D titles only play on active systems.

I will be playing 3D titles through PS3 3.5 HDMI to LG LW6500 since my Onkyo 605 is not HDMI 1.4 compliant.

leem6453
08-16-11, 09:38 AM
You indicate viewing Tron 3D. Are all copies of Tron capable of viewing on passive systems? Amazon says some 3D titles only play on active systems.

I will be playing 3D titles through PS3 3.5 HDMI to LG LW6500 since my Onkyo 605 is not HDMI 1.4 compliant.

Yes Tron 3D and Tangled (both Disney titles) play fine on the LG passive set. I'm using a PS3 as well with standard HDMI cables. I ordered a new HDMI 1.4 cable with the TV, but found that I didn't need it. I have an older Yamaha receiver that doesn't have HDMI inputs, so I run my PS3 directly to my TV.

slcpunk
08-18-11, 02:45 PM
I'm looking at this model or the vizio. My question is I just picked up the panasonic DMT 210 wifi 3D blu ray player. Will the high speed hdmi cables for 2.75 from monoprice be ok for 3D?

Thanks

emoxley
08-18-11, 04:57 PM
I was in Best Buy the other day. They had an LG 3D setup for demo (don't know if it was same model, but probably was). It was 47". The deal was the TV, blue ray player, and four sets of glasses for $999. The 3D demo running, was the best 3D I've seen on a home system. I told the sales guy the 3D was almost as good as Avatar, at the Imax. It was really impressive. I like that you don't have to buy batteries for the glasses too. Enjoy!

leem6453
08-19-11, 09:53 AM
I'm looking at this model or the vizio. My question is I just picked up the panasonic DMT 210 wifi 3D blu ray player. Will the high speed hdmi cables for 2.75 from monoprice be ok for 3D?

Thanks

I'm using my older HDMI cable so those should work. However, it wouldn't hurt to buy some that specify 3D like the one in the link below. I ordered one for under $4 shipped.

http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-Super-Speed-Cable-Ethernet/dp/B00383YPMA/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1313766271&sr=8-7

I was in Best Buy the other day. They had an LG 3D setup for demo (don't know if it was same model, but probably was). It was 47". The deal was the TV, blue ray player, and four sets of glasses for $999. The 3D demo running, was the best 3D I've seen on a home system. I told the sales guy the 3D was almost as good as Avatar, at the Imax. It was really impressive. I like that you don't have to buy batteries for the glasses too. Enjoy!

I save the glasses every time I go to the theater to use with my LG. I have about a dozen pairs now. They work great. And yes the 3D is amazing on this TV. Even the 2D to 3D conversion is pretty good.

I use it for my older 3D blu-rays like Friday the 13th Part 3 and My Bloody Valentine 3D. I just select the 2D option instead of 3D and then put on my RealD glasses.

bdshort
08-28-11, 11:51 PM
For me, this technology is promising, though I've read mixed things about the lower resolution. I've also seen reports that say it's noticeable, and also mention visible interlacing type effects. Looking forward to seeing how 3D tech develops over the next few years, when I'll be in the market for a new TV.

leem6453
08-29-11, 10:41 AM
For me, this technology is promising, though I've read mixed things about the lower resolution. I've also seen reports that say it's noticeable, and also mention visible interlacing type effects. Looking forward to seeing how 3D tech develops over the next few years, when I'll be in the market for a new TV.

I can attest from personal experience (I own one) that I have never noticed anything less than a clear picture when watching 3D on my unit, which makes me wonder if there are some faulty units out there. On my LG, the resolution looks just as good as watching 2D BDs. And the fact that I don't have to pay $100s of dollars for glasses is a HUGE plus. So far I've watched 5 3D movies (below) and they've all looked amazing.

Priest
Tangled
Tron Legacy
Green Hornet
Resident Evil: Afterlife

SterlingBen
08-29-11, 11:32 AM
I can attest from personal experience (I own one) that I have never noticed anything less than a clear picture when watching 3D on my unit, which makes me wonder if there are some faulty units out there. On my LG, the resolution looks just as good as watching 2D BDs. And the fact that I don't have to pay $100s of dollars for glasses is a HUGE plus. So far I've watched 5 3D movies (below) and they've all looked amazing.

Priest
Tangled
Tron Legacy
Green Hornet
Resident Evil: Afterlife

Yeah but no one actually buys the glasses they come free with the TVs, mine came with 6 pairs.

leem6453
08-29-11, 11:39 AM
Yeah but no one actually buys the glasses they come free with the TVs, mine came with 6 pairs.

I’m talking about the ACTIVE glasses that don’t come with their respective units (Samsung, Panasonic). I know the LG comes with glasses…mine came with 4 pairs and I collect the ones from the theater. So far I have about a dozen pairs.

SterlingBen
08-29-11, 08:26 PM
I’m talking about the ACTIVE glasses that don’t come with their respective units (Samsung, Panasonic). I know the LG comes with glasses…mine came with 4 pairs and I collect the ones from the theater. So far I have about a dozen pairs.

I am also talking about the ACTIVE glasses.

leem6453
08-30-11, 08:25 AM
I am also talking about the ACTIVE glasses.

So yours came with 4 pair of Active...nice!

SterlingBen
09-07-11, 11:43 PM
So yours came with 4 pair of Active...nice!

6 and Megamind 3-D and the 4 Shrek Movies in 3-D. But I did pay 2.5x more than you.

The point was, don't most of these sets just come with the glasses. Also checking e-bay they are going for $40-60 new. Only rubes buy the sticker price ones in the stores, like monster cables.

I must admit to also having the 3-D Bug

Currently:
Megamind
Shrek 1-4
The Green Hornet
Tron Legacy
Piranha 3-D
Resident Evil Afterlife

Priest worth getting? It seems to have been universally panned. Also Amazon has it down for review...

Fanboy
09-15-11, 04:13 PM
6 and Megamind 3-D and the 4 Shrek Movies in 3-D. But I did pay 2.5x more than you.

If you paid 3.5x what he paid then you didn't get any "free" glasses.

leem6453
09-15-11, 04:45 PM
6 and Megamind 3-D and the 4 Shrek Movies in 3-D. But I did pay 2.5x more than you.

The point was, don't most of these sets just come with the glasses. Also checking e-bay they are going for $40-60 new. Only rubes buy the sticker price ones in the stores, like monster cables.

I must admit to also having the 3-D Bug

Currently:
Megamind
Shrek 1-4
The Green Hornet
Tron Legacy
Piranha 3-D
Resident Evil Afterlife

Priest worth getting? It seems to have been universally panned. Also Amazon has it down for review...

I actually enjoyed Priest very much, and the 3D was really good on my LG. I think if you like Resident Evil and Underworld you'll like it.

SterlingBen
09-15-11, 08:21 PM
If you paid 3.5x what he paid then you didn't get any "free" glasses.

2.5 (3.5 if I had bought it from Best Buy).

And it was a different TV, a good price for that model at the time.

GreenMonkey
09-16-11, 05:22 AM
The point was, don't most of these sets just come with the glasses. Also checking e-bay they are going for $40-60 new. Only rubes buy the sticker price ones in the stores, like monster cables.


No, most sets don't come with them. I have a one-step-from-top-end model - a Panasonic P50GT25 plasma - and I don't have any 3D glasses. Don't like it enough to spend the money on a bunch of active glasses.

SterlingBen
09-16-11, 07:28 AM
No, most sets don't come with them. I have a one-step-from-top-end model - a Panasonic P50GT25 plasma - and I don't have any 3D glasses. Don't like it enough to spend the money on a bunch of active glasses.

Really? Strange.

Have you tried ebay, some decent prices.

Spottedfeather
09-17-11, 05:21 PM
I save the glasses every time I go to the theater to use with my LG. I have about a dozen pairs now. They work great. And yes the 3D is amazing on this TV. Even the 2D to 3D conversion is pretty good.


I've never been to a 3D movie that let you keep the glasses. They all asked for them back afterwards. Transformers 2, A Christmas Carol, and Harry Potter (don't remember which one, but the first 15 minutes were in 3D).

Spiky
09-17-11, 08:36 PM
Let
Ask

None of those actions stop theft. Probably why it costs so frickin' much for a movie these days.

Giles
09-17-11, 11:53 PM
I've heard that passive systems have less 'ghosting' artifacts than active monitors - is this true?

SterlingBen
09-18-11, 01:45 AM
I've never been to a 3D movie that let you keep the glasses. They all asked for them back afterwards. Transformers 2, A Christmas Carol, and Harry Potter (don't remember which one, but the first 15 minutes were in 3D).

Those would be IMAX movies they are different glasses than the 3-D movies in regular theaters. I used to reuse 3-d glasses and just buy tickets to non 3-d shows but the AMC in the town I am in now does not charge extra for 3-D movies.

SterlingBen
09-18-11, 01:46 AM
I've heard that passive systems have less 'ghosting' artifacts than active monitors - is this true?

No ghosting or artifacts with my active set & it's in 1080p.

Vipper II
10-12-11, 06:23 AM
I just ordered the 65" passive model (LG) last night. If all goes as planned it should be here by Friday. Meanwhile, I needs to get me some movies.

Pistol Pete
10-12-11, 10:02 AM
Let
Ask

None of those actions stop theft. Probably why it costs so frickin' much for a movie these days.
Uh, no. Not theft. You pay for the glasses when you buy your ticket. They belong to you. They ask for the glasses afterward to "recycle" them. You are free to keep them should you desire.

Giles
10-12-11, 08:25 PM
6 and Megamind 3-D and the 4 Shrek Movies in 3-D. But I did pay 2.5x more than you.

The point was, don't most of these sets just come with the glasses. Also checking e-bay they are going for $40-60 new. Only rubes buy the sticker price ones in the stores, like monster cables.

I must admit to also having the 3-D Bug

Currently:
Megamind
Shrek 1-4
The Green Hornet
Tron Legacy
Piranha 3-D
Resident Evil Afterlife

Priest worth getting? It seems to have been universally panned. Also Amazon has it down for review...

watch the ending of 'Despicable Me' that has very inventive (and funny) 3D effects

'Grand Canyon Adventures: River at Risk' and 'The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti' - released in and shot in 3D IMAX has amazing 3D effects.

Larry C.
10-12-11, 10:18 PM
Man I'm really thinking about buying the Vizio e3d420xv its got great reviews and can be had at amazon for $629 shipped.

I have an older Samsung 40" 1080I set so this would get me to 1080p and 3D for $600 I think I will buy for the bedroom in the upcoming weeks.

Now I need to look for a good inexpensive 3D blu ray for the bedroom and put my Samsung 1500 in the third room.

SmackDaddy
10-19-11, 04:18 PM
I have the 55" LG 3D set (had the 47" package deal, but returned it when the 55 went on sale the following week).

Very happy with the set overall. Only have one 3D blu-ray (Lion King) but have watched plenty of the Directv 3D channels as well as a few PS3 games that support 3D. I'm also using the Real3D glasses we have accumulated over the years. I'm also using my cheap monoprice HDMI cables (not 1.4 spec).

I got into an argument with one of the clowns at Best Buy over "3D" HDMI cables that I HAD to use or it wouldn't work. So, as not to support ignorance, I ended up with an even better deal at Fry's.

I'm surprised no one else has mentioned it, but the simulated 3D effect that can be applied to any source can be pretty darned impressive depending on the source and the cinematography. Some movies still looked flat, but others really popped with the added depth.

Larry C.
10-23-11, 01:28 AM
Well I was able to snag a Panasonic DMP-BDT210 for $129 shipped. I went to see the Thing last week and dipped into the 3D recycle boxes and got like 12 pairs of real 3D glasses :D

andicus
10-27-11, 09:47 AM
I just ordered the 65" passive model (LG) last night. If all goes as planned it should be here by Friday. Meanwhile, I needs to get me some movies.

How do you like it? I was considering that TV (6500?), but read that the 65" panels were pretty reflective, rather than the matte finish of the smaller panels.

Vipper II
10-28-11, 06:50 AM
How do you like it? I was considering that TV (6500?), but read that the 65" panels were pretty reflective, rather than the matte finish of the smaller panels.

I love it so far. The reflective surface doesn't bother me all that much as my previous TV was a plasma, which also had a reflective surface. It's something you just get used to; however, what helps in my case is that it's in my basement and doesn't see very much light. Otherwise, I could easily see how it'd be a problem for someone.

andicus
10-28-11, 10:15 AM
Ahh, yes. If it was going in my basement, I wouldn't have a problem with it, but it's for an upstairs room with a lot of windows.

Glad you're enjoying it. Thanks!

Jippy
11-26-11, 12:42 PM
While I love the idea of the passive 3D tech, I am more concerned about the reported lag time of FPS games. Are there certain TVs that do this better than otherss? Can anybody comment on this? I am looking for a solid 2D image and something that can offer a stunning PQ for PS3 games.

leem6453
11-28-11, 11:19 AM
While I love the idea of the passive 3D tech, I am more concerned about the reported lag time of FPS games. Are there certain TVs that do this better than otherss? Can anybody comment on this? I am looking for a solid 2D image and something that can offer a stunning PQ for PS3 games.

My son is a gamer and he played COD:BO on my LG 3D set with no game lag whatsoever.

And I'd just like to add...damn this TV has a great 2D picture. Every BD that I've thrown at it has looked nothing less than stellar...even the 1st edition of Gangs of NY!

andicus
07-24-12, 03:20 PM
I love it so far. The reflective surface doesn't bother me all that much as my previous TV was a plasma, which also had a reflective surface. It's something you just get used to; however, what helps in my case is that it's in my basement and doesn't see very much light. Otherwise, I could easily see how it'd be a problem for someone.

So, I ended up picking up the 65LW6500 on the weekend. I was debating getting one of the new crop LG's but this 65" was only slightly more than what I would've paid for a similarly featured 55".

Regarding features, did yours come with local dimming already enabled? Looks like I would have to enable mine via the service menu. I'm hesitant as I'd hate to jeopardize the warranty, thought it's possible that it would not, unless I actually did something in the service menu to damage the tv. I wouldn't...

Regardless, I'm loving this TV so far. It's pretty damn big!

dave-o
08-15-12, 10:43 AM
I am in the same boat, trying to figure out if I want to risk the warranty by turning on local dimming. Last week I bought an LG 55LM6200 and apparently there is a roundabout way of getting in to the service menu. However, so far from what I have read over in AVS, the difference between having it on and off is minimal. So I am leaning towards not doing it.

I love the tv by the way. The picture is stunning in 2D and the 3D is simply awesome. I have watched a ton of movies already and even played a couple 3D game demos. I am very pleased with it so far. My only complaint is that there is a lot of light bleed coming form the corners. Apparently if I massage it (do i need special oils and lit candles for this?) and loosen the screws in the back, this will reduce some of the problem. Even if it stays this way, I only notice it when the screen is all black or in very dark scenes and it is not that big of a deal for me. Probably something to expect with every edge lit LED....

Trevor
08-18-12, 04:53 PM
Came to this forum to get TV buying advice, leaning towards a Samsung 3D, but wow, it seems like we're largely dead in this subforum. I hate going to other forums though.....

Grn_Str_Movies
08-18-12, 05:08 PM
okay, i'm extremely confused. what's better? i've read that active is better?

Vipper II
08-18-12, 09:08 PM
okay, i'm extremely confused. what's better? i've read that active is better?

I can't speak to active, but I know this about my passive:

1. It's cheaper than active models.
2. Glasses are significantly cheaper. Plus, if you wear eyeglasses you can buy clip-on lenses rather than wear the TV's glasses over top. And, you needn't recharge the glasses.
3. It has a beautiful picture.
4. It's played everything I've thrown at it - i.e. there aren't movies that only play on active.
5. I don't get the headaches that owners of active models talk about getting after watching 3D for an extended period of time.