Originally Posted by jpconard
I bought the 42" yesterday. The Costco north of me (2 in my area) said 9 of the 47" were on order, maybe delivered today or thru end of week.
The Sam's guy said they are supposed to get them (47") but they did not get delivered when previously scheduled. So something must have happened with them.
I like my 42", probably fits my space better. The only downsides I have seen (compared to the Sceptre 37" and the Vizio 32").
Noticed some white bleed in the corners with all black screen (like when a movie starts). Turned down the backlight quite a bit and that helped.
Motion blur is bad in stock settings, turned it to high and set at precision, works great. I don't understand the settings so I may play with them more but so far so good.
Notice the static information lines on NBC (on left) and lower def stations on top. I don't know if this unit is overscanning, could not find any settings for this, or in my DISH vip722 DVR. Using HDMI connection. The only fix I know for this is to adjust picture size and/or position.
I have never run audio in 5.1, but purchased optical cable from monoprice. Some have said that the VO series did not pass 5.1 through HDMI and out the optical port. I think this one does, as the receiver indicates Dolby digital. There is also a setting in the TV to pick 5.1 or PCM.
But, when I skip forward on the DVR, I get amp popping. When I use 2 channel outputs from TV to amp, I don't get popping but there is a delay for the audio to start back up. I did not notice this on the Vizio 32", the Sceptre was returned before I had the DISH DVR, but it never did that with Media Center. I think the TV is causing the delay which is better than the audio pop when running the optical output to amp.
So to summarize, I like the picture, TV, and even though cheap is thin, light, easy to use.
The Cons (compared to others I have or do own) -
1) white bleed in corners, not major, adjustments helped.
2) static information scan lines on some channels.
3) Audio issues - amp pop in optical (DD 5.1) when using DVR skip or
audio delay when using 2 channel to ProLogic 2 mode on amp when using DVR skip.
I have to modify my mount to accept the 600 mm wide spacing (Sceptre was 420mm), then get it up on wall mount. Other than that, if it is dependable, this is definitely a good set.