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Hi guys,

I thought I'd start a topic on the new LG Scarlet LCD TVs to share settings and other info. I bought the 47" for $2,400 and it'll be delivered today.

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Tell us how it goes :) I was turned off by some reviews

Yeah I also read some of the reviews below before deciding:

http://whathifi.com/television/archive/200...let-lcd-tv.aspx

http://smarthouse.com.au/Reviews/TVs_And_L...isplay/B3R4F3B8

But at the end I chose to buy it after seeing it with my own eyes and comparing it next to other panels, there is no particular aspect that stands out for better or for worse compared to others. My other options were the 100Mhz Samsung LCD panels, but it seems more people turn that off than on anyway. And I was also waiting for the new 7 series LCD from Samsung, but couldn't wait and had to get a panel and I'm happy :)

edit: By the way I didn't find any motion issues with sport and other fast scenes as mentioned in the reviews, just some pixelation, but traced that back to the source after comparing it with other panels at the same time.

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The specs look good. I've had two LG 68cm TVs in the past and was quite happy with them. LG's recent debacles did make me worry and hence I bought the Sammy but there was another reason too.

What is the hole in the bottom centre of the panel is supposed to be for ? If there is any one design feature that will put off potential buyers, this is it. There is way, way too much black plastic at the bottom of the panel, then they're drilled a great big hole in it and lit it up. Yuck !

To those who are OK with the hole and want the Scarlet, I'd suggest waiting another 3 to 4 weeks till the Samsung TVs come out and the price of the LG drops having been on the market for a while.

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looks like a porno hole :/ I was at JB and turned the TV off by accident by sticking my finger in there, the salesman spent 5 minutes trying to turn it back on, looked like he was fingering it ffs...

and the plastic just looked cheap :/

other than that I quite like the styling with the chrome/red etc.

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How is it for playing games?

actually very nice. bluray/ps3 looks great on the tv. ive set it to just scan, but to be honest i didnt notice any overscan in the first place. has good black level detail which really helps in gta4 and gt5. ive not noticed any motion blur either. 4ms refresh shouldnt see blurring anyway.

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ive calibrated it now, and i'm very happy with its performance. just check what options are on in the advanced menus and turn most of them off!

Do you mind sharing your advanced settings? ;) I mainly watch my DVDs and HD movies in cinema mode and it's great! Troy HD looked fantastic last night.

If you've changed your expert settings, I'd like to know that too if you don't mind :)

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looks like a porno hole :/ I was at JB and turned the TV off by accident by sticking my finger in there, the salesman spent 5 minutes trying to turn it back on, looked like he was fingering it ffs...

lol, you don't turn it on and off by fingering it :P you just touch the chrome bit inside the hole.

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the only issue ive found with my set so far has been some speaker crackling when watching movies with a highesh volume setting. i've got the panasonic ex87 connected via hdmi when playing dvds, but i think it also occurred with Troy on DVB-T last night. and i usually set the sound mode to cinema too when watching movies.

edit: I played the same DVD that gave me the crackling sounds and this time it was fine.

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How bad does the red hole stand out? very bright? while trying to watch the tv :)

when watching tv, it goes white and doesn't interfere with line of sight, it goes dim red when on standby. these settings can be changed to be off all the time.

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lg have changed the features of the 60fd. they've taken away the 24 real cinema feaure and now it is on the 61/65 series instead. is this legal? i had an archived version of the website and it had 24 real cinema there. very dodgy! the 100hz i dont care about really.

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lg have changed the features of the 60fd. they've taken away the 24 real cinema feaure and now it is on the 61/65 series instead. is this legal? i had an archived version of the website and it had 24 real cinema there. very dodgy! the 100hz i dont care about really.

i think you/they mean the 24fps framerate for 1080p movies? which it does have, just not the 100Mhz thing known as 'truemotion' or 'realmotion' on their 65 series.

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no i did mean the "24 real cinema" as i wrote. the website had it in its(60fd)) list of features, with a small paragraph further down the same page explaining it. now those bits are in the 61/65 series page.

if u take a look in the other thread about these tv's on page 2 currently(11.30pm 29/5-adel) the first few posts discuss this.

hopefully its just a web maintenance thing and the feature i though i was getting is there!

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no i did mean the "24 real cinema" as i wrote. the website had it in its(60fd)) list of features, with a small paragraph further down the same page explaining it. now those bits are in the 61/65 series page.

if u take a look in the other thread about these tv's on page 2 currently(11.30pm 29/5-adel) the first few posts discuss this.

hopefully its just a web maintenance thing and the feature i though i was getting is there!

I just saw the 42lg61yd today.

It is remarkably thin! Have never seen a lcd so thin before. Also it has 24p cinema mode and 100hz. It has a crystaly blue back and chrome shiny base stand.

Fantastic picture.

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I just saw the 42lg61yd today.

It is remarkably thin! Have never seen a lcd so thin before. Also it has 24p cinema mode and 100hz. It has a crystaly blue back and chrome shiny base stand.

Fantastic picture.

Does seem stupid to have a Blue and Red model, when the LG Range is known as "Scarlet"..

I would of expected both models to actually be "Scarlet" I think the blue already looks a little bit dated.

But personally I'm looking at either Scarlet 50hz or 100hz or Samsung 50Hz/100Hz

with a Panasonic 50" Plasma 100Hz as the outside chance. I would like to compare them side by side.

Looking to spend around $1600 - $2600 (cheaper the better)

Is 100Hz really worth an extra 1k?

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no i did mean the "24 real cinema" as i wrote. the website had it in its(60fd)) list of features, with a small paragraph further down the same page explaining it. now those bits are in the 61/65 series page.

yeah I noticed the changes on the website too, oh well, I'm still happy with my 50Mhz and non-24-real-cinema panel :)

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I just saw the 42lg61yd today.

It is remarkably thin! Have never seen a lcd so thin before. Also it has 24p cinema mode and 100hz. It has a crystaly blue back and chrome shiny base stand.

Fantastic picture.

I saw it at there product release evening, it is not yet completey released, but definitely looks the goods!

SuFz :ninja:

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Did you see the Lg70yd at the product release at all?

Not in the flesh unfortunately..

I do have the spec sheets for them though..

42LG70YD

47LG70YD

50LG70YD

Full HD 1080p

100hz

4 HDMI (v1.3) - 1 is on Side

Expert & ISF Mode

Intelligent Sensor

50,000:1 Contrast Ratio

USB 2.0 (Music & Pictures Only)

Invisible Speaker - Mark Levinson Tuned

Swivel Stand

4ms Response Time

These are the specs given to us in the Product Catalogue, I have checked all of what I have written, to the information in the book and it is all the same. If these are wrong - Don't blame me - Blame the Book!

Just a quick word too..

Scarlet - Red - 50hz

Scarlet - Blue - 100hz

SuFz :ninja:

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42LG70YD

47LG70YD

50LG70YD

Full HD 1080p

100hz

4 HDMI (v1.3) - 1 is on Side

Expert & ISF Mode

Intelligent Sensor

50,000:1 Contrast Ratio

USB 2.0 (Music & Pictures Only)

Invisible Speaker - Mark Levinson Tuned

Swivel Stand

4ms Response Time

Thanks mate. It apears the specs are essentially identical to the scarlet range - thus can only assume the tv quality is similar if not the same as the scarlet blue.

I'm hoping it does not share the design of the scarlet though - I will be holding out for that.

Do you know when these will be arriving at stores?

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Thanks mate. It apears the specs are essentially identical to the scarlet range - thus can only assume the tv quality is similar if not the same as the scarlet blue.

I'm hoping it does not share the design of the scarlet though - I will be holding out for that.

Do you know when these will be arriving at stores?

I'd probably say around the 4 week mark..

I'll see if I can get a picture from the "Live n Learn" folder that they've given us.

SuFz :ninja:

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I'm hoping it does not share the design of the scarlet though - I will be holding out for that.

No, it doesn't have the "hole" and plastic slab. Check it out here -

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0019LX84E?smid=A...mp;linkCode=asn

It looks like the PG20 plasma, which is a good thing. I don't think the Scarlet is going to be a big hit in the market. One of the reasons being that we hear that name and think of Scarlett Johansson and her wonderful design and then come crashing down to see the LG Scarlet and its terrible design.

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No, it doesn't have the "hole" and plastic slab. Check it out here -

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0019LX84E?smid=A...mp;linkCode=asn

It looks like the PG20 plasma, which is a good thing. I don't think the Scarlet is going to be a big hit in the market. One of the reasons being that we hear that name and think of Scarlett Johansson and her wonderful design and then come crashing down to see the LG Scarlet and its terrible design.

Well I can assume its http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/tv...l__42LG70.jhtml this model then.

haha.. I tend to agree, the design is just too out there for the Australian market. Although they may not flop, I can't see them being a huge seller. If the pictures are correct, the 70yd does look decent and won't make your room look like something from startrek.

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Well I can assume its http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/tv...l__42LG70.jhtml this model then.

haha.. I tend to agree, the design is just too out there for the Australian market. Although they may not flop, I can't see them being a huge seller. If the pictures are correct, the 70yd does look decent and won't make your room look like something from startrek.

The American RRP for the 70 seems to be much cheaper than the 60. (or equiv to our blue 100hz Australian model)

So i fear there is more than just the design that makes a difference. I noticed 5ms listed on the US website, I'm sure the Australian site quotes 4ms...

The US also has only a "Scarlet Red" model which is 120hz, they do not have a Red and Blue model. Seems rather an odd moves by LG Aus.

Any issues so far, how is the LCD quality looking now that people have it in their home?

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Fantastic, do you have an RRP on the tv?

I'll see how I go for prices.. I'm not working Thursday/Friday.. So probably Saturday.

I'll be stopping in to work for a few minutes tomorrow anyway..

Gotta pick up a hair straightener for the boss - Just a small price you have to pay!

SuFz :ninja:

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The American RRP for the 70 seems to be much cheaper than the 60. (or equiv to our blue 100hz Australian model)

So i fear there is more than just the design that makes a difference. I noticed 5ms listed on the US website, I'm sure the Australian site quotes 4ms...

The US also has only a "Scarlet Red" model which is 120hz, they do not have a Red and Blue model. Seems rather an odd moves by LG Aus.

Any issues so far, how is the LCD quality looking now that people have it in their home?

I equally suspect it could be more than just the design as a difference. SuFz specs sheet says otherwise - on the core specs anyway.

The us site states the scarlet 1080p models are 5ms (http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/tv%7Caudio%7Cvideo_lcd%20flat%20panel__47LG60.jhtml) where its 4ms in australia. There is also differences in contrast ratios between countries on what I assume is the same TV.

And as you said, there is no blue scarlet anywhere else in the world. So who knows what the heck lg is doing with the models.

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