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JaxonH

So, I got my LG C1 OLED TV today. Got the stand assembled and everything set up. I LOVE this “Magic Remote”. It’s essentially a Wiipointer but without needing an IR sensor. Typing email and passwords for Netflix and other apps is a breeze. I hated doing that before, especially when you get it wrong and have to try again. Ugh.

But ya, I’m impressed. The color pops so hard, it’s such a great quality image. Even viewing from the side it looks perfect. And I’m not used to TVs that have so many options in the settings. It took a while to go through it all and figure out what’s what. Ran Ethernet to the tv also, which helps streaming apps get better bandwidth. And ordered a Tripp Lite surge protector power strip. Gotta make sure nothing fries.

The soundbar is coming Monday, but I’ll wait til next weekend to set it up. The shelves for glueing together a TV riser and the subwoofer won’t be here til Friday, and I’d like to get that taken care of before setting up the soundbar. It’s going to be an incredibly tight fit on this entertainment stand. The sound bar will be sticking out not only on the sides but it will have to stick out at least an inch and a half on the front, with the TV riser and TV sticking out an inch or two in the back. I’m just hoping the glass doesn’t break from all the weight! Should be around 100 pounds total. Hopefully it can bear that kind of load.

@Wavey84 thanks for the tips. I followed your little short guide for setting contrast and color. Still haven’t figured out if I should use TruMotion and if so, what setting. But so far so good.

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Joeynator3000

The only thing I hate about the remote (no idea if the newer models do this or not, lol) is it's sitting on my desk, it senses the SLIGHTEST vibration of me gently putting another remote down or something and it's like "OMG you want something! Let me bring up the side menu!!" >.<

Anyways yeah, I got pretty much used to the screen after a month or so and now it's just "another screen". xD But playing something like Smash Ultimate for the first time, it was pretty cool. Retro games look the best on an OLED, though, be sure to check them out. (Super Mario Maker 2 as well if you use the 2D styles)

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JaxonH

@Joeynator3000
Must have been kinda new at that time. It’s perfect on mine. In fact I can even have it on my recliner and as I rock forward and back it doesn’t detect it. I can hold it in my hand and move it and it won’t detect it. Only after waving it around like 3 times will the cursor appear. To get it to appear when you want, just scroll the little wheel button one click and the cursor will appear.

I’m sure once acclimated it won’t seem special anymore. Especially with an AMOLED phone, OLED Nintendo Switch and OLED TV. It’ll just be “the norm”. But I sure do like this new norm.

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Joeynator3000

I dunno, for my remote it's random, sometimes the menu won't pop up, other times it'll show up when I barely touch my desk.

It's not a huge deal since the menu goes away after a few seconds, but it's still annoying. lol

Oh yeah, let me know if you ever look at the TruMotion thing when watching movies or whatever. (don't use it for 2D animations though, it just looks awkward there, lol) Just wondering because a lot of people hate it, yeah it's not perfect, but I'm fine with it. Just...don't use De-Judder on 10, 5 and 6 is a lot better. Yeah, the screen will look glitchy here and there, but I'm used to it.

Also, I tried it on gaming, it's not worth it. So much for playing MHGU with 60fps. xD

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My Monster Hunter Rise Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzirEG5duST1bEJi0-9kUORu5SRfvuTLr

Discord server: https://discord.gg/fGUnxcK
Keep it PG-13-ish.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Joeynator3000

Joeynator3000

Eh, I'm fine with TruMotion...I like it, but having DeJudder on 10 is way too much, so I keep it in the middle. I don't know why everyone hates it, I find it weird that when it comes to video games, we need high frames otherwise the game is unplayable, not worth it...trash. But movies, nope, gotta keep them frames low. You people are weird. lol

Anyways yeah, personal preference, but I like it. I do think DeBlur in general worsens the visual artifacts when used with DeJudder, though. So I never bothered with that.

My Monster Hunter Rise Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzirEG5duST1bEJi0-9kUORu5SRfvuTLr

Discord server: https://discord.gg/fGUnxcK
Keep it PG-13-ish.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Joeynator3000

JaxonH

I do find the soap opera effect to look a bit weird, but I’ve found the TruMotion “Natural” setting to look really good. That’s what I’ve been using for Outer Banks on Netflix.

I’m curious what OLED pixel brightness is best? I’m tempted to go with 100 but, I thought I read something about keeping it at 80 for some reason (avoid burn in? Longevity? Idk)

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JaxonH

Got the soundbar today and got it hooked up!

Took a while to get eARC to work correctly. Finally had to unhook the TV and the sound bar and run the power out. Turned it back on and it started working.

So far, I really like it. Will have to watch some movies once the sub is hooked up to see how it fares.

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Joeynator3000

Any luck with Switch and surround sound yet? o.o

My Monster Hunter Rise Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzirEG5duST1bEJi0-9kUORu5SRfvuTLr

Discord server: https://discord.gg/fGUnxcK
Keep it PG-13-ish.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Joeynator3000

JaxonH

@Joeynator3000
When I set it to surround and it does the 6 sound test, I can only hear the first two. Clearly not working right. When I set it to automatic it plays all 6 sounds but you can tell it's just duplicating stereo for the missing speakers.

That's with Switch plugged into TV using eARC to the soundbar.

However, when plugging into the soundbar directly, surround sound works perfectly. It's the only system I have to plug in directly. The Linear PCM 5.1 just doesn't pass through for some reason.

Anyways, that's the solution. Plug directly into soundbar. If your soundbar doesn't have any HDMI inputs, I'd just get a new soundbar that does. Or, you can buy special devices to pull the audio out of the HDMI signal from Switch, but I've never had the desire to pursue such methods.

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Joeynator3000

@JaxonH Yeah I figured, what about the audio cut out thing? My Vizio bar seems to do this when I do get surround sound working on Switch. It's weird and very annoying, like the bar itself temporarily deactivates whenever there's a second of silence on the Switch. (main menu being the perfect place to test this, lol)

My Monster Hunter Rise Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzirEG5duST1bEJi0-9kUORu5SRfvuTLr

Discord server: https://discord.gg/fGUnxcK
Keep it PG-13-ish.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Joeynator3000

JaxonH

@Joeynator3000
Hmm. That actually did happen to me before I got it plugged into the soundbar directly.

But now that it's plugged in directly and surround test works properly, there are no cut outs

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Joeynator3000

@JaxonH ....I wonder if I could get my sound bar working like that, because it always happens whenever the Switch is directly plugged in. >.<

I remember looking into this years ago and never got any help or made any progress on fixing this.

My Monster Hunter Rise Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzirEG5duST1bEJi0-9kUORu5SRfvuTLr

Discord server: https://discord.gg/fGUnxcK
Keep it PG-13-ish.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Joeynator3000

JaxonH

@Joeynator3000
Switch is very temperamental, like Wii U before it. They don’t pay for Dolby codecs so their audio is all PCM. Most 1st party games include 5.1 surround, but some don’t. Like Xenoblade Chronicles 2. And many that do technically support it don’t really use it for much. I’d accept Switch as a 2 channel stereo console.

But, if you do want to get it working, you could always buy an HDMI extractor. Or get a new soundbar. I’m playing Zelda Skyward Sword HD and it sounds pretty good. Obviously 5.1 isn’t the best audio experience, but it’s certainly a step up from stereo.

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Joeynator3000

@JaxonH
HDMI Extractor won't work, also I heard the Wii U was easier to work with when it came to surround sound, oddly enough. But yeah this is why I'm hoping if a new version (er, well...an ACTUAL new version anyways, lol) of Switch happens, I really want them to get Dolby or something to make this much easier. Surround sound on Switch, yeah I can deal with without it, but I did enjoy it on my other sound bar that handled it better.

Even games like Okami sounded awesome. (that game mostly used surround sound for the music, I loved it) Monster Hunter GU was...alright, then again most of the action was in front of you so you never hear anything behind you too much.

Anyways yeah, still would be nice to have working and all that. I don't know why this newer model is giving me weird audio issues when Switch is in surround sound. >.<

My Monster Hunter Rise Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzirEG5duST1bEJi0-9kUORu5SRfvuTLr

Discord server: https://discord.gg/fGUnxcK
Keep it PG-13-ish.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Joeynator3000

JaxonH

@Joeynator3000
Pretty sure Okami only uses rear speakers for the menu, while the rest of the game is stereo. Probably just sounded good because even stereo sounds good when upscale with a good surround system.

I dont think any Switch model, or future successor for that matter, will ever use Dolby. They just don't focus on that and never have. 5.1 PCM is best it gets. Wii U was the exact same way. It outputs 5.1 PCM.

And, it is working with my soundbar so it's definitely possible. What soundbar you have and how old is it?

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Joeynator3000

@JaxonH
No, it uses it for the music, go out in the field during the day. Also the save mirror's theme uses it. That's pretty much it, though. Still sounds nice.

Like I said I have Vizio sound bars, the older one actually handles surround sound a bit better than this new one. It's not that old.

My Monster Hunter Rise Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzirEG5duST1bEJi0-9kUORu5SRfvuTLr

Discord server: https://discord.gg/fGUnxcK
Keep it PG-13-ish.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Joeynator3000

JaxonH

@Joeynator3000
The Vizeo Elevate?

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Joeynator3000

@JaxonH
It apparently doesn't have a name, just Vizio 5.1.2 sound bar with Atmos.
shrugs, lol

My Monster Hunter Rise Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzirEG5duST1bEJi0-9kUORu5SRfvuTLr

Discord server: https://discord.gg/fGUnxcK
Keep it PG-13-ish.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Joeynator3000

Gerald

I just switched from a LED tv to an OLED tv, and although I am very happy with the new tv, I was totally shocked how bad Sega Ages Outrun looks with Scanlines, it is so bad, I have had to switch off this display option.
The Arcade Archives are not so bad, but the Sega Ages look awful

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JaxonH

@Gerald
Thats odd. I've never liked scan lines myself, but it shouldn't really be any better or worse than an LCD TV. All OLED does is provide better color and contrast. Might wanna tinker with the picture settings and see if you can't dial it in.

@Joeynator3000
Ah. Not the Elevate then. The Elevate is their flagship 5.1.4 Atmos soundbar. You must have the M-Series, which offers a 5.1.2 model and a more simple 5.1 model. Looks like a decent bar though. It seems thin enough to not block the TV, a problem I have because mine is so thick.

This one, right?

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Here's my Sennheiser Ambeo. It's a big boy. A lot bigger than it looks. Whopping 50" wide, nearly 7" deep and over 5" high. And the SVS SB-1000 Pro sub

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