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LG UM7300 43" IPS 4K TV [2019] (TV-as-Monitor) - $428.00 [Costco, TheSource, Amazon, BestBuy, Visions, LondonDrugs]

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redflagdealsguy wrote: A 2017 MacBook Pro should support 4K60 via USB-C according to:
https://support.apple.com/kb/SP756?locale=en_US

It should work, and the reviews on that cable are pretty solid, even after adjusting for false reviews.

Have you tried restarting after connecting that cable, and seeing if that fixes it?

Full admission: I struggle to tech-support Mac devices as a PC guy, so I'd welcome feedback from the audience.
Thanks for the reply redflagdealsguy.
Yes, I did try to restart after connecting the cable but I still couldn't get over 30Hz, I have a suspect the cable is not 4K 60Hz because I don't have the label "4K/60Hz"on the HDMI connector as the picture on Amazon shows.
For that reason I purchased other 2 cables from different manufactures that declare to be 4K@60Hz.
I love Mac because it makes me more productive than PC, but I hate when I can't control things they are very easy to change in windows (like resolution and refresh rate on Nvidia Control panel).
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maico75 wrote: Thanks for the reply redflagdealsguy.
Yes, I did try to restart after connecting the cable but I still couldn't get over 30Hz, I have a suspect the cable is not 4K 60Hz because I don't have the label "4K/60Hz"on the HDMI connector as the picture on Amazon shows.
For that reason I purchased other 2 cables from different manufactures that declare to be 4K@60Hz.
I love Mac because it makes me more productive than PC, but I hate when I can't control things they are very easy to change in windows (like resolution and refresh rate on Nvidia Control panel).
No harm bud. Hopefully one cable works and you can return the rest.

Please let us know which cable works for you.

Loving this monitor a few hours in. The auto-calibration in PC Mode is so good I still haven't calibrated other than Expert Mode: Bright. Calibrations come later, after work.
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Hey everyone,

Know everybody's going nutso over this TV as a monitor but I'm debating getting it as a TV for the wife in our living room (second tv but we don't want it being a centrepiece).

That said, how easy is it to watch stuff off a Windows based PC on a network using this set? I know with Android, I could run Kodi and life would be good, but with WebOS, I'm limited. Want something simple that the wife can use.

Thanks all.
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adrianf74 wrote: Hey everyone,

Know everybody's going nutso over this TV as a monitor but I'm debating getting it as a TV for the wife in our living room (second tv but we don't want it being a centrepiece).
Good. It's not a centerpiece TV. Someone in LG Corporate decided to produce an oversized monitor and call it a TV. The 2019 definitely feels more like a monitor than my old 2018.
That said, how easy is it to watch stuff off a Windows based PC on a network using this set? I know with Android, I could run Kodi and life would be good, but with WebOS, I'm limited. Want something simple that the wife can use.

Thanks all.
Direct Connector: PC Input
HDMI
Intel Miracast
WiDi

There are other connection options quite likely, but those appear front and center on Direct Connector in the Input Menu.

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So I've gone back and implemented my LG UK6300 calibrations. They've improved things somewhat over the stock PC Mode auto-calibration.

I fully admit that the brightness on the LG UM7300 using LG UK6300 calibrations... is a bit much, and I may need to adjust some of my recommended settings to prevent retina sunburn. Give me the weekend to work on it. Even in my bright office, it's a little intense. Those of you concerned about lack of monitor brightness have nothing to worry about.
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redflagdealsguy wrote: Good. It's not a centerpiece TV. Someone in LG Corporate decided to produce an oversized monitor and call it a TV. The 2019 definitely feels more like a monitor than my old 2018.




Direct Connector: PC Input
HDMI
Intel Miracast
WiDi

There are other connection options quite likely, but those appear front and center on Direct Connector in the Input Menu.

59 Units Left at Costco, Sales Ends August 29th.
No they didn’t, the made a small budget 4k tv with Netflix, Prime video, YouTube, and gave it low input lag for gamers, and a proper RGB subpixel structure for hooking up your laptop occasionally. This $428 TV was meant for college dorms and bedrooms, you just choose to use it primarily as a monitor. It doesn’t even support 10-bit colour in 4:4:4 PC mode (which your thread title indicates) but does for, say, an Xbox One X @ 4:2:0. 10-bit is essential for HDR and anything more than word/spreadsheets, colour depth is very important for my uses. Definitely not a corporate engineer saying “let’s give everyone a giant 4k PC monitor for less money than our smaller actual PC monitors. I’m keeping mine but it’s a firestick display in my office, not ideal for photo/video editing because of the 10-bit HDR being crippled only in PC mode- 4:4:4 HDR 4k/60 requires DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3/USB-C or HDMI 2.1, this TV has none of those so why would it be designed and sold as a PC monitor?
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DFS 360 wrote: No they didn’t, the made a small budget 4k tv with Netflix, Prime video, YouTube, and gave it low input lag for gamers, and a proper RGB subpixel structure for hooking up your laptop occasionally. This $428 TV was meant for college dorms and bedrooms, you just choose to use it primarily as a monitor. It doesn’t even support 10-bit colour in 4:4:4 PC mode (which your thread title indicates) but does for, say, an Xbox One X @ 4:2:0. 10-bit is essential for HDR and anything more than word/spreadsheets, colour depth is very important for my uses. Definitely not a corporate engineer saying “let’s give everyone a giant 4k PC monitor for less money than our smaller actual PC monitors. I’m keeping mine but it’s a firestick display in my office, not ideal for photo/video editing because of the 10-bit HDR being crippled only in PC mode.
Just the feedback I was looking for.

Any suggestions for playing media off a networked media PC?
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redflagdealsguy wrote: So I've gone back and implemented my LG UK6300 calibrations. They've improved things somewhat over the stock PC Mode auto-calibration.

I fully admit that the brightness on the LG UM7300 using LG UK6300 calibrations... is a bit much, and I may need to adjust some of my recommended settings to prevent retina sunburn. Give me the weekend to work on it. Even in my bright office, it's a little intense. Those of you concerned about lack of monitor brightness have nothing to worry about.
I'm so confused why LG for 3+ years was using RGBW panels.. then suddenly 2019 they go to RGB... AND they get brighter. What the heck did they do the white sub-pixels for.. it just burned their reputation during 4K adoption period. Anyway.. I spotted a 43UM7300 at Walmart lastnight and I couldn't resist. It's sitting in the box awaiting time to swap and compare with my 43UK6500. Mostly I'm looking forward to TRUE 4K due to RGB, and the better reflection handling. The 6500 gave weird rainbow reflections.
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adrianf74 wrote: Just the feedback I was looking for.
Tread carefully, with all due respect to the gentleman, he's expressed a high degree of indignation despite buying-in fully on this monitor... an odd situation.

Here's where the 10 bit factoid comes from, per RTings. I was initially skeptical of the claim, but see below. edit: Further digging reveals they interpret 8 bit + dithering as 10 bit equivalent, an interpretation I do not agree with.

Regardless, for all it's merits, this panel does not do real high nit HDR, thus no claims are entered to that end from yours' truly.

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Any suggestions for playing media off a networked media PC?
Multiple. I mentioned Miracast as a good option, but I have less experience with this protocol, supposedly it works with Windows 10 natively via WiFi, broadcasting your PC's image to a wireless panel with minimal latency.
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DFS 360 wrote: not ideal for photo/video editing because of the 10-bit HDR being crippled only in PC mode.
Ummmmm, 10 bit Chroma 4:4:4 is not currently possible over HDMI 2.0. You need HDMI 2.1 for that.....

This model has HDMI 2.1, IPS, Edge Lit. There is no 43", Costco does not carry the 49".

https://www.costco.ca/LG-55SM8600-55-in ... 90673.html

Keep in mind your source needs to be HDMI 2.1. Then you can do 4K @ 120Hz.
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MotorN wrote: Ummmmm, 10 bit Chroma 4:4:4 is not currently possible over HDMI 2.0. You need HDMI 2.1 for that.....
Correct. Here's an additional fly in the ointment, my source: RTings, may be interpreting an effective '10 bit' result from '8 bit with dithering'. I don't buy it, and I'll repeat for our readers. This is not true HDR10, even if it accepts an HDR input at lower settings.

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