2012-01-27

LG 47LK950 review

The LG 47LK950 FullHD 3D TV for 649 Euro is a terrific bargain.

this picture from our island looks awesome in 2D to 3D conversion




Where most HD TVs restrict the D-Sub VGA port just to 1280 max the LG accepts and shows full HD 1920x1080.
This 3D LCD TV just keeps blowing my mind with its features.
I just connected over the VGA PC port in full HD and activated 2D to 3D conversion.
Depending of the kind of material you throw at it It works between no 3D to an stunning 3D effect and everything in between.
A lot of my pictures with a person or object in the foreground work quite well, also my own home videos show noticeable depth and GTA San Andreas never looked better.
Connecting a cable from the router and I can look at all the goodies the internet has to offer and I look forward checking out You Tube and its 3D material.
Connecting the satellite dish directly with the LG 47LK950S worked also quite well.

Tips and Tricks
Connecting over VGA showed the whole desktop but over HDMI there was always overscan and lost borders. It took me a while to find that there is no overscan adjustment, but if you go into the aspect ratio, set it from 16:9 to Just Scan.

from a visitor:
The input lag is around 100 milliseconds by default on HDMI, which is rather bad. Enabling the game mode in picture settings will change nothing on this aspect.
However, labelling the HDMI input as PC (highlight the input where the console is connected and press the blue button, then select PC in the list) will reduce the input lag to a very good 30 ms (did my tests with a PC, at 60 Hz). It will also:
- Remove the edge enhancement (giving a render close to a PC monitor),
- Always fill the screen with the scanned data (no more overscan),
- Disable some options in the picture settings.
With this setting, this monitor is clearly one of the best on the market.
Other than that, it is an excellent TV, especially for the price.

I just checked it, pressing INPUT on the top row of the remote and the it was the green button to label the HDMI 1 to PC. It gets a little laptop instead of the HDMI port as an icon and there is no overscan anymore. Thanks for that tip, keep em cumming.

download the manual English or Spanish


The nice thing if have to wear glasses, there are this LG AG-F220 passive 3D clip on available.
Which 3D TV technology will come out on top? PC World put three 3D sets side by side to see which 3D tech is the right choice. Active 3D vs. Passive 3D
Delving into the 3D TV Technology Dispute through 3D Glasses
Gaming in 3D: Meant to be Seen's Official Guides List
The truth about half of full HD with the LG FPR technology
gizmodo.com: The Best 3D Technology: Stick with Passive Glasses

Here is the proof that LG even beats all the other TV´s in resolution
from the displaymate.com 3D TV ShootOut:
"In all 14 cases the small text (6 to 10 pixels in height) was readable on the FPR Passive Glasses. This definitively establishes that there is excellent 3D Image Fusion and the Passive Glasses deliver full 1080p resolution. Again, if the Passive Glasses only delivered half the resolution, as some claim, then it would have been impossible to read the small text on the FPR TVs. So those half resolution claims are manifestly wrong – no, ands ifs or buts!
What is even more interesting is that in all cases the small text on the Passive Glasses was actually sharper and easier to read and the fine details easier to resolve than on the Active Glasses. "

8 comments:

  1. Anonymous25.11.11

    than tv can be use with 3DTV play from Nvidia for games ?

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  2. Anonymous26.11.11

    Hi,

    can you comment on the contrast / deep (or not) black levels that this set can achieve?

    I'm really interested about the LK950 but I read that most LG (and Philips) passive 3D sets are "weak" on black levels; is it really "weak" for the human eye (TV and bluray watching) or is it just a small difference compared to higher end hardware?

    Thanks for your comment !

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  3. well everybody has a different taste and ambient light setting. For that money it is an awesome tv and for my eye black is black, as for the Nvidia, I will see what I can find out and post it here.

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  4. After seeing some movies in the near dark, I have to revise my statement regarding black levels. In low light and 3D with brightness to hight there is no black just shades of light gray. The LCD backlight needs to be reduced a lot before you have a near black but by then you can not watch 3D anymore.

    But for that money there had to be a catch somewhere.

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  5. Anonymous7.12.11

    hi, can you say if input lag is good? with pc or x-box and other?
    pc mode = 1080p 50/60hz or only 24hz?
    Are you going add more things on your review plz ?
    thank you

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  6. +1, very interested in input lag data. could you, please, check it with the online tool and reply here? http://www.flatpanelshd.com/focus.php?subaction=showfull&id=1229335064
    Considering to buy, would appreciate a quick response.

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  7. Anonymous26.1.12

    Hi,
    The input lag is around 100 milliseconds by default on HDMI, which is rather bad. Enabling the game mode in picture settings will change nothing on this aspect.
    However, labelling the HDMI input as PC (highlight the input where the console is connected and press the blue button, then select PC in the list) will reduce the input lag to a very good 30 ms (did my tests with a PC, at 60 Hz). It will also:
    - Remove the edge enhancement (giving a render close to a PC monitor),
    - Always fill the screen with the scanned data (no more overscan),
    - Disable some options in the picture settings.
    With this setting, this monitor is clearly one of the best on the market.
    Other than that, it is an excellent TV, especially for the price.

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