LG dlp

Discussion in 'Displays' started by JustinCleveland, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. JustinCleveland

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    I've been looking for a new TV, previewed traditional projections (too big), looked at LCD projections (disapointed by the picture quality), and Plasma ($$$) and narrowed my search down to a tabletop dlp. I have looked at a couple nice sets, but heard about an LG deal that Circuit City's running (44" for $2400 and a DVD/HD box for 200 after rebate).

    I've had an LG cellphone, but don't know anything about their TVs. The picture was decent enough, but I'm curious if anyone's got an opinion on their workmanship and quality.
     
  2. Travis_R

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    all I know is they are made in Korea, and Im trying to get my buddy who is stationed there to find out what the prices on the LG stuff is in Korea, I heard its DIRT CHEAP!!!! as far as quality I honestly dont know, closest help I can give is a friend of mine has a couple LCD Monitors made by LG and hes pretty happy with them.
     
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    I would check into who in your area does repair work on LG sets and ask for their thoughts,and how long it takes to get parts. Also what the cost of the bulb is.
     
  4. JustinCleveland

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    I picked up this TV on Friday, and am ready to take it back on Tuesday. The picture is less-than-stellar, it's washed out no matter what I do. HD looks decent, but the TV can't do solid colors without a lot of digital noise and close shots look like absolute garbage because it doesn't reproduce color shading well. Spider-Man 2 looked good when the action was fast and heavy, but the quiet scenes in the dark have a lot of noise and I just can't make it look as good as it should. The video just doesn't look clean.

    It looked passable in the store, but at home in a controlled environment I'm less than impressed. I've got a DVE disc coming (bought it for a friend as a gift) and so I'll use that to try to get some better performance out of the set, but otherwise it's going back on Friday.
     
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    lg is the parent company of zenith, not known for high quality (we dropped them after seeing crt sets with 2 years on a tube the tubes are bad)
     
  6. Mort Corey

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    LG aka Lucky Goldstar used to make some terrible tube televisions....they still may.

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    If anyone has seen the 44" Toshiba DLP, they may be able to confirm this, but I heard it is actually made by LG. The styling on the 2 is pretty much identical, remotes as well. The Toshiba is actually made in Korea (and to the best of my knowledge it is their own product made in Korea) and I just heard that the manuals are identical for the two sets.
    I haven't been very impressed with the PQ on the Toshiba.
     

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