Originally Posted by 0s1r1s
First time poster - long time reader. I have went through each of the 16 pages of this listing, and wow - a whole lot of fluff, etc. I don't care about the sound so I will neglect this information from the posting.
I can only go on pulling it out of the box, giving you my setup, and my very first initial impressions...the gf wanted to snuggle and watch movies - so tweaking of tv was at a minimum.
TV - 52" 1080 Hitachi Rear Projection
DirecTV: HD DVR Receiver - HDMI to TV - TV gets a 1080i signal
Xbox360 w/HD DVD: Component to TV - TV gets 1080p signal
It was set to vivid...i cycled through it a couple times on some hd broadcasting, sd broadcasting, xbox....
I kind of like vivid, even though I have not messed with any settings.
The picture of HD programming watching ESPN was amazing, sometime I would have a slight blur with my Hitachi, but the Sony I didn't have anything with it.
SD programming was a WHOLE lot better than my previous TV. I didn't feel inclined to just stop watching SD all together. Like I have almost done in the past.
Issue: When my box(hd dvr) switches from a 480p signal to a 1080i or 720p - there is maybe a 10 second delay for a picture to appear. (sound comes through my stereo, and through tv fine. I see this being a major issue at times I like to surf channels.
I only played a game of Halo 3 online. I left everything as it was picture wise...I really suck on this new tv, and everything appears "brand new" so I will have to adjust to that. You get major details on the loading screen when you are in the matchmaking lobby.
Movie on 360:
I have an HD-DVD setup with my 360. I watched Sin City. I believe i saw the TV say it was 480p...but in all honesty - it looked so legit I really believe the hd dvd upconverted it. Here is my issue on Sin City - you watch it and you know the green screen is all around the whole time. IT'S SO EWWW watching it. It appears that all the green screen crap is horrible fake - and you are watching actors as if they were on a stage.
I watched Bourne Supremecy & 300 on HD DVD for about 5 minutes a piece.
Amazing details...I'm liking the 24p thing on that kind of movie, and will have to adjust accordingly. 300 appears to move at twice the pace it did visually - everything is just so quick looking.
I have not turned off cinemotion, etc,
I love the design of the tv. I love the sony light up, I love the hole: I have it with a stand underneath it - you can only see the base stand.
It's okay - no backlighting that i noticed, and I won't even use it much longer as I have a Logitech 520 remote.
That's all for right now - If anyone needs anything I can get information later tonight as I get a full night of tweaking and checking the message boards.