Originally Posted by robotec
I picked one of these units up last night at our local Walmart. These units are flying off the shelves as this was the last one left. My first impression of the unit out of the box is that the picture is not quite as good as the PS3. I spent some time last night changing some options on both the player and my VW32L Vizio. Anyone else have this same combination and can share how they have them setup? I plan on keeping this unit for a couple of weeks before trying the Magnavox Walmart carries for $298.00.
What options did you cange on the player? There aren't really any options that I saw that would impact PQ.
I bought mine yesterday and used POTC: AWE as my test disc. As best I can tell, other than the image being just a tad darker (which was quickly corrected on my Aquos by a trip to the menu) the image is pretty darn close to what I get with my PS3. It may be just the slightest bit softer, but for me at least, when I went from 720p to 1080i, it made the picture a little more defined.
Previously, on my Sharp Blu-Ray player, and still on my PS3, outputting at 720P produces(d) the best result. This player seems to like 1080i better, which is fine. Not sure why that is though.
One other little obscurity, it has a clock, which you can set manually, or connect online to, and have it updated automatically. Thats cool and all except that the clock seems to serve no purpose whatsoever and doesn't appear when the unit is off. I know some other players have this as well, but it is a bit weird that its as prominent in the settings on the Sammy, yet serves no purpose.