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Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: February 25, 2022 11:27AM
A friend's brother bought one, and he is going through the torments of hell, and a bunch of folks have been roped in to help him.

The problem is that even though the TV works fine with a DVD player, and recognizes that there's a PC plugged into it, it refuses to show the image from the PC. The PC was connected to another monitor and another 4K TV, and worked fine.

I tried to help, and downloaded the manual. What a clusterfck! As best I can make out, you need to download an app to your iPhone or Android phone to use most of the features! And the manual is a total mess-badly translated from Korean, confusing, and pretty much useless.

I have a TCL and Vizio at home, and while they're not models of clarity in the user interface, they're at least usable.
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Re: Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: August West
Date: February 25, 2022 11:40AM
You should probably list the model. I bought an LG C1 and it's an outstanding TV. I have wireless router playing back FIOS, playback with airplay, and a Roku box into HDMI. All are fine.



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Re: Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 25, 2022 11:45AM
Yeah, it's hard to ascribe awfulness based on this situation.
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Re: Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: gabester
Date: February 25, 2022 12:16PM
I have two LG 4K TVs, connected to multiple inputs including cable box over the RGB / RCA style cables, computers inc. Windows, Mac, Chromebook, Raspberry Pi, XBox, bluray player.

Yes I think for over the air "screen sharing" you need an app for Android and Windows; my newer LG supports AirPlay 2 but it seems to stutter somewhat coming from a wifi iOS device...

Other than that, no real complaints - and mine are the cheap models. In fact the only regret was not buying another firesale-priced costco unit available in mid 2020. 42" for $250 or 50" for $350.



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Re: Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 25, 2022 12:27PM
You should probably list the model.
agree smiley

Own two LG's & very happy with them from day one.
ftr, I will never buy any Vizio product again. Worst TV and worst
customer service I have ever experienced.



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Re: Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: Forrest
Date: February 25, 2022 12:38PM
Try another HDMI cable. If that doesn’t work, have him call LG and get it fixed under warranty.
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Re: Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 25, 2022 12:59PM
Love my 2017 LG OLED TV. Not a single problem with it.



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Re: Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: February 25, 2022 01:31PM
Lots of good feedback here-thanks.
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Re: Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: srf1957
Date: February 25, 2022 01:32PM
Mine every time the DVD is hooked up it wants to default tp playing it . Have to unplug to stream . Sometimes when streaming it will keep going back to a previous channel . Change it 10 times and just goes back . Only way to stop it it is shut down for 5 min .
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Re: Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: davemchine
Date: February 25, 2022 01:48PM
We have five LG tv's in our house and I have no complaints. Only one has required warranty work and it was honored far past it's actual warranty.



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Re: Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 25, 2022 02:43PM
About 10 years ago, I got a great deal on a 3-D LG TV / BluRay player bundle. Shortly after, I added an LG Sound Bar. My only complaint was that the remote controllers were NOT “Universal” ( the Panasonic two piece system it replaced had the same problem). A relative took the LG system when I sold my house and, has not mentioned having any problems with it.

That said, in the last 3 ~ 5 years, I have heard of LG owners having a variety of problems with different LG products.
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Re: Word to the wise-think twice about buying an LG TV
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: February 25, 2022 04:58PM
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anonymouse1
The problem is that even though the TV works fine with a DVD player, and recognizes that there's a PC plugged into it, it refuses to show the image from the PC. The PC was connected to another monitor and another 4K TV, and worked fine.

The problem is almost certainly the PC. Possibly HDCP.

This is a pretty common problem with old HDMI cables and newer laptops/TVs.

Try a brand new HDMI cable certified for HDMI v2.0.

...The app is for wireless image-browsing from your phone. It's not especially useful. Don't bother with it.



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