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LG 42LF65 Review
« on: 30 June 2007, 05:28:04 AM »

Please discuss the LG 42LF65 review article in this thread.

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #1 on: 30 June 2007, 10:53:29 AM »
Thanks!

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #2 on: 30 June 2007, 08:58:31 PM »
Vincent,

So you probably think that Toshiba 42X3030D is better than LG 42LF65?


Did you tried to make any calibration via LG's Service Menu?
« Last Edit: 30 June 2007, 09:06:19 PM by JJK80 »

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #3 on: 01 July 2007, 07:29:26 PM »
Hi JJK80

Yes, if only by virtue of slightly better blacks and presence of backlight control.

No I didn't venture into the service menu. I doubt that absolute black level could be improved, and I managed to get D65 greyscale through the user menu anyway.

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #4 on: 02 July 2007, 11:07:14 AM »
Great review,

It's sad that Colin leaves the team. I hope you will get another one to help you.

The below average black levels of the LG is not a surprise for me, because the LG S-IPS panels are behind the competition in this area. (especially Samsung and Sharp panels)
Interesting that the HP LP3065 monitor (which is using LG.Philips S-IPS Panel) is not so bad on black levels.  ???

Not so topic related question:
If I search the top 10 LCDs below 1000  I see the Samsung LE40R87BD on the second place with a small verdict. But I don't find the full review about this model on your side. Is there any ?

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #5 on: 02 July 2007, 12:51:26 PM »
1080p/24 capability (PS3)    Accepts 24fps, but judders

It is a little bit weird.
In the specification of the LG it says that the TV supports 48 Hz refresh rate, so there should be no judder at all. (also it has HDMI 1.3 for perfect audio-video synchronisation)
Or am I misunderstand something ?

I've read somewhere that the PS3 have had issues with 24 fps movies, but there is a new firmware which corrects this bug.

Are you sure that the TV was running on 48 Hz when watching the movie ?

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #6 on: 03 July 2007, 12:50:27 PM »
Hoi!

As a LG 42LF65 owner, i have some notice on this test. First thing first: i'm a hungarian, living in Hungary, and my 42LF65 are bought in a hungarian (what a suprise :)) Auchan hipermarket. I notice some different thing of the TV you test, and the TV wich stand in my living room. Firstly, my TV wont have PCMCIA socket, and the TV back frame material and finishing seems different. I dont know what is the difference between the two TV inside. 

Some note whats my experience, and some comment on the test:

-The colors are seems to be very natural, not overcolored, not undercolored, simply seems OK.
-Very good viewing angle.
-Not too good blacks, but not that bad actually. Okay, it's quite far from a Samsung M86/M87, tough...
-I experience no visible clouding or blacklight bleeding.
-I found no dead pixels.
-I wont hear any background noise.
-Very good connectivity, i use my TV primarly as a monitor, with a 10m DVI-HDMI cable, in 1920x1080 pixel, 1:1 pixel mapping, surfing on net, playing games and watching videos (DVD's, HD videos) without any problem.
-I only can try the 1080p/24fps with PC, playing 24fps test videos, and found no juddering. Sorrowly i cannot try with PS3 or Blu-ray player yet.
-I cannot try the DVB, so no experience on EPG blurring. 
-Yes, the blacklight level cannot be change.
-Perhaps i miss it, but the test wont mention: the new LG TV's wont support any picture in/and picture modes. Not even the plain PiP. 

I have some picture, but they quality are... almost unwatchable. ;) You found them here: http://web.interware.hu/cifu/LF65/
« Last Edit: 03 July 2007, 02:35:50 PM by Cifu »

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #7 on: 03 July 2007, 01:05:35 PM »
1080p/24 capability (PS3)    Accepts 24fps, but judders


It is a little bit weird.
In the specification of the LG it says that the TV supports 48 Hz refresh rate, so there should be no judder at all. (also it has HDMI 1.3 for perfect audio-video synchronisation)
Or am I misunderstand something ?

Are you sure that the TV was running on 48 Hz when watching the movie ?



Amm... The LG LF65 dont know 48Hz. But they do 24Hz. Watch it yourself: http://www.lgenordic.com/images/cached/1173379064.LF65-series.pdf

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #8 on: 03 July 2007, 01:14:01 PM »
Amm... The LG LF65 dont know 48Hz. But they do 24Hz. Watch it yourself: http://www.lgenordic.com/images/cached/1173379064.LF65-series.pdf


I can't find the 24Hz in this pdf.  I only see 24p support. Maybe its the same but I'm not sure.

« Last Edit: 03 July 2007, 02:17:33 PM by Lacix »

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #9 on: 10 August 2007, 08:12:21 AM »
Hello from Greece,

First of all, congatulations on a great site and sorry for my poor english (not my native language)

My current setup is
- a hi end 6.1 audio system with an optoma HD70 projector
- In the bedroom i have an LCD LG 26LC2R screen.

I recently purchased the LG 42LF65 as an alternative to the projector and i can say that i don't -totally- agree with the review. The only thing that i can agree with is the backlight bleeding (should i email LG and have it replaced or it would be the same?)

More specifically (regarding the review)
1) The TV calibration was easy and straight forward.
2) Pictures are amazing throught Philips DVP5980 1080p upscaling signal.
3) Blacks are not so deep as i.e. Sony various (more expensive) models, but fair enough. They are Blacks and not gray's.
4) No problems whatsoever with 1080p. Just perfect (maybe ps3 had issues?)

I think that for the money (budget wise, i bought it for 1490 euro) this tv is a great value for money piece of equipment and i'm suprised that the review rated it SOOOOOO bad. If i was to read the review first, i would never bought it but it happened the other way around.

Conclusion? Not a great super LCD but fair enough with great pictures especially on 1080p. The only drawback, slight backlight bleeding on bottom left, upper right & left.


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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #10 on: 16 December 2007, 11:27:46 AM »
Finally found proper discussion about this telly.

I've had it for about six months.

I have hammered LG's mail about the 24p problem.
The judder is same when you are playing 23.976 material @ 50hz.
They dont know what causes it....I think they are working on it though...sucks ass...

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #11 on: 17 December 2007, 10:30:02 AM »
UPDATE:

Just received new mail from LG, they have contacted local tv repair shop and submitted new firmware for DVB receiver, processor and HDMI software.
They are coming to get my telly and will update all softwares free of charge, including delivery. :)

Let's see if those updates will fix 24p problem.  ;)
« Last Edit: 17 December 2007, 10:54:42 AM by hekoheko »

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #12 on: 05 February 2008, 09:46:08 AM »
@hekoheko:

Did the update work for 24p?

Warmest regards
Vincent

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Re: LG 42LF65 Review
« Reply #13 on: 14 February 2008, 11:57:10 AM »
@hekoheko:

Did the update work for 24p?

Warmest regards
Vincent

Nope.
I waited a while and then changed my set to Sony D3500 series with no cost.
Finally can enjoy proper blu-ray image with no judder and shit.  8)

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lg50pb65
« Reply #14 on: 08 March 2008, 06:28:05 PM »
Could  some one advice me buying LG above model.