Hi Booyoo, sounds like youre happy enough, did you shop around and look at other options?
I am also wanting to buy this unit but due to adverse forum feedback I am also considering the Samsung UE55D8000 LED HD,
However having also trawled the samsung thread it seems there are as many issues with this model, did you consider anything else.
Happy New Year from London
When I owned this set I actually thought that the Standard Preset was pretty much spot-on to my eyes. As readers of this thread may know, I had terrible juddering with news channel's scrolling text whenever I activated TruMotion so I replaced this set with the cheaper 47LW550T. But, good though the 550T is, it's picture quality isn't as "WOW" as the 980T was.The most important thing with this TV is to get it calibrated! I closely followed NEOSJW's recommendations as the pre-set configuration are just disastrous and do the set no justice whatsoever....
LG's new 2012 flagship model LM9600 (LM960T?) debuts at the CES in 4 days time and, from pictures I've seen, looks like it could turn out to deliver everything that the 980T had promised. The frameless design and the funky stand look excellent to me. Assuming reviews are favourable, and I can demo this set at Currys/Comet/PCWorld etc, then I'll be getting one for sure (unless the screen is very reflective and the TruMotion still juddery.....in that case I'll be auditioning other brands).It will probably be a good six months before we see the new models hitting the shops and to be honest I don't think they look that spectactular
I just have a question for you owners, have you been able to get rid of the haloing or is it still there? Has firmware updates changed anything? I just think it's strange that Outfoxed Ya's looks so great and I'm afraid that if I buy one it'll end up a bad one.
Thanks in advance, Craig
Thanks for the reply, do you see the same sort of banding on your set? I have tried different settings and it has reduced the problem but once I see it, I can't stop seeing it which ruins the viewing experience.My screen is completely free from light leaks around the edges since I calibrated it.
These appear to be a normal feature of the screen when it set to a high brightness i.e. the Welcome screen and home screens. However following calibration (backlight, contrast & brightness set to suitable values and especially LD set to Low) the leaks disappeared completely, even in a pitch dark room.
Haloing is barely noticeable on my set at all. And I also don't think it's because I have one of the "good" ones - I think it's all down to calibration.
Once you calibrated it according to NEOSJW'S settings on Page 29 of Part 5 of this thread you will see what I mean.
I also thought the factory presets were adequate until I calibrated it and now when I put the presets on it's like the difference between natural daylight and stark fluorescent light.
Definitely NOT a plug and play out-of-the-box TV. But with a bit of patience and the right settings I think you can get the right result.
Fortunately I don't watch much football but it's certainly the only aspect of view that let's the set down. Very bizarre banding phenomenon on the pitch as the camera pans left and right.
Would love to know if this is something LG are aware of and actually doing something about..?
And also if it manifests on the forthcoming models.
Sounds to me like they've stopped making this set?! How can they not have spares instantly available for their flagship 2011 model?!I then got a call from LG CS a couple of days back saying they had problems sourcing the spares and it would take a long time to get them
Sounds like banding to me, I assume this happens with local dimming on and goes away with it offBlueearthling said:I have the 47" version and I have been experiencing light and dark bands approx 2" wide from top to bottom and left to right on the screen when watching football and the camera pans across the pitch. (I think its sort of between the players).
Also when watching football in 3D I sometimes get the effect that there are 3 footballs - the ball and a bit of the ball in front of it and behind it.
LG have said it isnt right and were going to send an engineer out to replace the screen and mother board. They have now sent me a credit note thing to give to my retailer to exchange or get credit.
I like this TV for a lot of things and I dont know what I should do.
Any advice appreciated