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55" Class Cinema 3D LED Google TV (54.6" diagonally)
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LG 55GA7900 Contrast Ratio and Response Time?

I can't find it in the specs, so what's the
1. Contrast Ratio
2. Response Time
of this TV?

(for example what I mean: xx,xxx,xxx : 1 ; x ms)

Thanks for answers
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asked 10 months ago
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We appreciate your interest in this television. As the Dynamic Contrast Ratios have achieved and surpassed the 1,000,000:1 range, this is now a measurement that is no longer kept. The response time appears to be about 8 ms..
answered 10 months ago
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Does the LG 55GA7900 HDMI Support Audio Return Channel ARC?

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asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Some people mentioned that ARC (Audio return channel) on this TV is working with HDMI cable with Redmere Technology , I just ordered one cable from monoprice and hope it works with this TV and HomeTheater.
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answered 10 months ago
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Could somebody officially confirm on this ? because I was reading some reviews on this TV and found some of them were able to connect to their home theater using Audio Return Channel (ARC) through HDMI ?
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answered 10 months ago
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I don't think so. Nowhere in the documentation states ARC and on other LG TVs, ARC is labeled on the HDMI port. There is also no ARC settings I have been able to find. If you want to send audio to an A/V, then you need to use an optical cable. My setup is, all devices go to the TV (HDMI) , and audio goes out to A/V via optical. I tried all devices to A/V and out to TV, but it does not change the source (audio) when you go to Google TV and play music or youtube videos. Hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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WiDi or Miracast?

Does this TV support WiDi or Miracast? If not, will it be supported in a future firmware/software update?
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asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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WiDi and Miracast do not work on this TV. Plus, in order to use smart share, you need the silly app which is only supported on LG phones. However, it is not supported on the Nexus 4, oddly enough.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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WIDI is NOT supported even though the answer says it is. I own the TV and could not make it work and asked LG via chat and they said WIDI is not supported on Google TV.

Will WIDI be supported in a future firmware update?
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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We appreciate your interest in this television. According to our specifications, for the GA7900 model line, it does appear that Intel WiDi and Miracast are both available on this TV.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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is there option to get the backlit remote?

I just bought this TV and this remote is great but is there a option to get the backlit remote so that I can type in night time.

while watching tv during night I have dim lights and its really hard to find the keys like "., " etc as they are in tiny red font and no backlit.
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asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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3D features can be accessed from Google TV remote App also, just need to press and hold the mute button (just like in LG remote)
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answered 10 months ago
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answer 2
Google remote app is good but that is NOT specific to this model TV, I mean it doesn't have controls for the 3D related features that TV has.

I see there is another LG remote Control App in the Google Play Store (And also in the Apple app store) but that doesn't support this model (55GA7900). Why didn't LG remote control app does not support this model?
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answered 1 year ago
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answer 3
Download the Google TV Remote App for your phone or tablet.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Can I used any wireless keyboard

It would really be nice to be able to use a large wireless QWERTY keyboard instead of your small keyboard. Using any wireless keyboard and mouse manufacturer.
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asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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Yes. You can plug in the sender RF on the USB of the TV and pair it with your keyboard and mouse. Even my media keys (stop/playprevious/next) worked as well.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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answer 2
While I have not tested this, reviewers on Amazon have confirmed they could use other bluetooth keyboards. I don't know if they had to attach a bluetooth dongle to one of the usb ports.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Amazon App Support

Does this TV support the Amazon Instant Video App and if not, when will it be supported?
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asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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yes that is how I watch some tv
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answered 10 months ago
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jtchris52
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answer 2
Yes it does. The app is already installed or you can install it from Google Play Store
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Headphone Jack

Where is the headphone jack located on the 55GA7900? I am plannign on wall mounting the TV. Is the jack likely to still be accessible?

Also, can I connect headphones and still use settings to send audio to built-in speakers?
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asked 1 year ago
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Yes and you can also run an amplifier surround sound system through the headphone jack if your system is too old. I know cause I did it.
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answered 8 months ago
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66jacci
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Its in the back. You can still get to it but its a pain.
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answered 1 year ago
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Is there a way to turn off the feature of the screen dimming when it is dark.

When it is daylight the picture is very bright, but when it is night and dark the screen gets dimmer. Is there a way to turn this off so it can be bright all the time and not dim.
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asked 11 months ago
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go to apps, settings, Picture and energy saving and turn it off
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answered 10 months ago
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jtchris52
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answer 2
We appreciate your interest in this television and its features. Press the HOME button on the remote control. Select the SETTINGS icon. Scroll down to the PICTURE menu option. Finally, access the ENERGY SAVING feature, and set it to its OFF setting. This should deactivate the automatic dimming feature.
answered 11 months ago
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How wide is the stand?

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asked 11 months ago
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30" wide and 13" depth
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answered 1 month ago
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Brians
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It is a "v" shaped stand and at its widest point in the front it is about 28 1/2 inches wide.
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answered 10 months ago
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USB/HDMI camera

Which USB/HDMI camera can be connected to this TV for video conferencing?
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asked 7 months ago
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I was not referring to skype. I know Google+ installs on the TV. Google+ has video conferencing via the Google Hangouts app, but I cannot use a camera on it.
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answered 7 months ago
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We appreciate your interest in this television. The Google TVs have not proven to have a Skype app available for use. As such, none of the LG Video Call Cameras have been designed as compatible with the Google TVs.
answered 7 months ago
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What WiFi standard/band(s) does the GA7900 series use?

It would be great if the TVs used 802.11 n in the 5 GHz band.
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asked 1 year, 4 months ago
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I received the 47ga7900 yesterday and can confirm it uses both the 2.4 and 5ghz bands. It will allow you to set up multiple wifi connections though it only uses one at a time. Streaming was smooth on both, though I defaulted to the 5ghz after testing.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Does this TV have NFC?

Is the LG 55GA7900 capable of NFC? If so, does it come with the NFC tags for the "Tag On" feature?
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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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I apologize, but no; the NFC Tag-On feature is not an available accessory listed for this television model.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Can Skype be used with the GA7900 if you plug a camera in to usb?

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I don't think so, as GTV does not support Skype yet.
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Is the LG MAGIC REMOTE QWERTY IR, RF, IP and/or Bluetooth

I want to teach a command/key from my LG Magic Remote to my Harmony Remote and it does not work. I am wondering how does the remote works.
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We appreciate your interest in this television and its features. The Magic Motion Remote Control is designed to utilize a low-powered, Bluetooth communications bandwidth. It will not be compatible with 3rd party controllers.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Can I use the LG Remote Control App on my phone to control this TV?

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I don't think so. But you can use the Google TV remote app or Able Remote app. Both are excellent apps. This will require a wifi connection. You can also use an universal remote to control basic functions, but not all. Hope that helps!
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Playing 3D blu ray disks

How to play the 3D content from the blu ray disk

1. what are best blu ray players compatible with this TV ?(is there any players that doesn't have all smart features just blu ray player capable of playing disks in different formats as TV already has all these smart features.)
2. what kind of HDMI cables are requied for 3d?

any other specific things need to take ?
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We appreciate your interest in this television and our other compatible products. At this time, our only current model 3D BluRay players are also Smart TV enabled. We would recommend either the BP530 or the BP730. These players can be reviewed on our website at http://www.lg.com/us/blu-ray-player.... All of our current 3D Home Theater Systems also are Smart TV enabled. They can be viewed at http://www.lg.com/us/home-theater-s.... If you choose a Home Theater System, intending to use the Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature for connecting the audio, then you will need one of the latest, high quality, version 1.4 HDMI cables or better.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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How can I reduce glare

Is there a glare screen or any other product that LG recommends to reduce the glare on the screen? I have tried every combination of settings.
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I apologize, but no; we do not have a specific item that we recommend for the reduction of a glare on the screen. Any item or screen may be used, as long as it does not modify the television itself or its functions.
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What size bolt goes in the back to mount TV on the wall?

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We appreciate your interest in this television. The wall-mount points on this television are designed for compatibility with four M6 machine screws.
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Why do the pictures on your website show Hulu Plus as an app for Google TV televisions, when it's not available?

The main picture on the page for the 55GA7900 shows Hulu Plus as a premium app in the Google TV. Hulu plus is not availble to the google TV yet.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hulu.plus&hl=en

Says this app is not compatible with my device.

What's the deal?
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We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this matter. This is correct, it does appear that the HULU Plus feature is not available for the Google TV. Unfortunately, content and services can vary by product and are subject to change without notice.
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Miracast availability on a GA7900

Spoke with one of yourLG tech representatives today about the availability of Miracast on my GA7900 tv. I was told it was not available on my tv. In your Q&A you said it was available. If it is available, what do I need to do to activate it Miracast? Do I need to purchase a Doogle or is the equipment per installed on the tv. Thanks for your help
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We appreciate your interest in this television and its features. MIRACAST is listed as available, according to the product specifications. This should be accessed from the SMART SHARE option in the HOME menu screen. If you have additional questions about the setup and use of this feature, please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000.
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