The Cimema 3D range black side bars thread

zAndy1

Distinguished Member
Right folks, in the interest of trying to make some sense of this can I ask cinema 3d tv owners to post the following info:-

Model e.g 47lw550t
Firmware version.
Black bars on 2d->3d?
Black bars on SBS .mkv?
Black bars on all 3d bluray?
Black bars on some 3d bluray, if so which?
Black bars on Sky 3d?
Black bars on Virgin 3d?

Hopefully this will help see how widespread this is and if its firmware related

Cheers
 

z11

Active Member
Model : 47lw550t
Firmware version. 03.06.06
Black bars on 2d->3d? - YES
Black bars on SBS .mkv?- YES
Black bars on all 3d bluray? (Can't test)
Black bars on some 3d bluray, if so which? (Can't test)
Black bars on Sky 3d? (Can't test)
Black bars on Virgin 3d? (Can't test)
Black bars on 3D gaming - YES (Xbox 360)
 

zAndy1

Distinguished Member
Model: 47LW550T
Firmware 03.06.19
Black bars on 2d->3d: YES
Black bars on SBS .mkv: YES
Black bars on 3D Blu-ray : NO

Don't have the others or can't check at the moment

Andy
 

47LW650s

Active Member
Model 47lw650s - Dutch model
Firmware version - 03.06.06
Black bars on 2d->3d - Yes
Black bars on SBS .mkv - Yes
Black bars on all 3d bluray - Not yet seen till now everything is normal.
Black bars on some 3d bluray - Not yet seen till now everything is normal.
Black bars on Sky 3d- We don't have this in the Netherlands
Black bars on Virgin 3d- We don't have this in the Netherlands
Black bars on 3D gaming - Not yet seen till now everything is normal.
 

wignos

Active Member
Model : 47lw550t
Firmware version. 03.06.06
Black bars on 2d->3d? - YES
Black bars on SBS .mkv?- YES
Black bars on all 3d bluray? (Can't test)
Black bars on some 3d bluray, if so which? (Can't test)
Black bars on Sky 3d? (Can't test)
Black bars on Virgin 3d? (Can't test)
Black bars on 3D gaming - YES PS3
 

J4CK DANIELS

Active Member
Not sure if i'm adding any value to this post but:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/14621481-post1288.html

Model : (42?)47LW550T
Firmware version. 03.07.01
Black bars on 2d->3d? - NO
Black bars on SBS .mkv?- NO
Black bars on all 3d bluray? (Can't test)
Black bars on some 3d bluray, if so which? (Can't test)
Black bars on Sky 3d? (Can't test)
Black bars on Virgin 3d? (Can't test)
Black bars on 3D gaming - (Can't test)

I can try and get my mate in Comet to test the TV for those bits but he's not very senior and may not be able to?
 

zAndy1

Distinguished Member
Well it's interesting but where the hell has this mysterious 03.07.01 firmware come from , and can I have it lol!
 

wignos

Active Member
I notice that the later you buy your set the higher the Rev level. Could it be that the Comet set was a very new model. Mine updated once after I powered on to 03.06.06 and that was it. Its odd that LG don't allow you to view the firmware Rev levels on the Web, unless anybody has a web address for this?
 

RiGoRmOrTiS

Active Member
Unless George Mead wasn't looking at the products he was marketing in Las Vegas... he should know about the black bars? :D

blackbars.png
 

zAndy1

Distinguished Member
Not sure that's the same thing mate, they look like the transparent bars you sometimes get but the ones I'm on about are fixed black bars
 

RiGoRmOrTiS

Active Member
Not sure that's the same thing mate, they look like the transparent bars you sometimes get but the ones I'm on about are fixed black bars

those are pure black bars.. its what i saw when I was watching a blu-ray in John Lewis as well.. am I missing something?
 

panman40

Distinguished Member
Model, 55LW550T

Old F/W 03 03 29,
3D Blu-Ray - No
2D-3D conversion - Yes

New F/W 03 06 06,

Ditto.
 

wignos

Active Member
Unless George Mead wasn't looking at the products he was marketing in Las Vegas... he should know about the black bars? :D

Well spotted, the US forums don't seem to talk about the black bars on the LW5600. I wonder if they have updated the firmware for the US models?
 

LGFan

Active Member
there is a simple solution to the "black bars"...

Q.menu -> viewing angle -> adjust +/- and the black bars disappears :clap:
 

zAndy1

Distinguished Member
there is a simple solution to the "black bars"...

Q.menu -> viewing angle -> adjust +/- and the black bars disappears :clap:

As I said in the main 550T thread, doesn't work for me :(
 

banie01

Active Member
As I said in the main 550T thread, doesn't work for me :(

Ditto! It makes no difference at all on my set, apart from skewing the 3D.(FW 03.03.29)
 

LGFan

Active Member
odd. it works on my tv.. we are talking BluRay 3D playback and SBS?

i can see its not working on Semi-fake 2D->3D , but with BluRay and SBS it works.
 

CG333

Active Member
Model 47lw550t
Firmware version. 3.06.06
Black bars on 2d->3d? Yes
Black bars on SBS .mkv? (Not tested)
Black bars on 3d bluray? None seen so far
Black bars on Sky 3d? (Cant test)
Black bars on Virgin 3d? (Cant Test)
Black bars on 3D Gaming? None seen so far, tested GT5, Tron and COD Black ops all on PS3

Cheers,

Chris
 

plasma3d

Well-known Member
Model 55LW550t
Firmware version.- 03.03.29
Black bars on 2d->3d - yes
Black bars on SBS .mkv - some (fixed with viewpoint)
Black bars on all 3d bluray?
Black bars on some 3d bluray, if so which?
Black bars on Sky 3d?
Black bars on Virgin 3d - some (fixed with viewpoint)

updated :- 18/5/11

Model 55LW550t
Firmware version. 03.06.06
Black bars on 2d->3d - yes
Black bars on SBS .mkv - some (NOT fixed with veiwpoint)
Black bars on all 3d bluray?
Black bars on some 3d bluray, if so which?
Black bars on Sky 3d?
Black bars on Virgin 3d - yes (NOT fixed with veiwpoint)
 

Nibbo68

Active Member
Has anyone else got 03.06.19?
My set came with this installed and there's no current update for it.
Can only test 2d - 3d and mkv sbs but both have black bars.
 

George Mead

Active Member
I have been informed that a new firmware update which should be released within the next couple of weeks via NSU will remove the "black bars" issue raised. According to service - you will need to have your TV connected to the internet to get the update and if not connected and can't connect a service call would have to be logged.

Andy - thanks for your PM, i haven't just gone AWOL. I strongly advise anyone suffering from 'black bars' that is a hidderance to call the LG service centre - this is the only way things can be feeded back to LG HQ R&D Teams who are based in Korea.

YouTube in 3D will work on the next NSU update which will be on 26th May it should play the 3D content automatically with a pop-up message i.e. “put on your 3D glasses”. However, if you access Youtube content by using Web browser, there is no chance to support 3D content. In order to play Youtube video, web browser should support Flash 10, but unfortunately our 2011 TV browser doesn't work with Flash 10 so watching Youtube 3D content on our browser won't happen this year at least.

HQ team are looking into the HTC phones issue with pairing with the TVs - what exact model of HTC phones are having the issues?

George
 

zAndy1

Distinguished Member
Thanks a lot for the update George, fantastic news :) As far as the phone pairing issue goes mine is a HTC Desire
 
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Nibbo68

Active Member
zAndy1 said:
Thanks a lot for the update George, fantastic news :) As far as the phone pairing issue goes mine is a HTC Desire

Mine won't pair on my iPhone. Never had any problems on the Samsung with pairing.
 

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