Originally Posted by Cyclnz
Do you get your local stations in HD through the cable service? If not what you are probably getting is analog cable (NTSC). If you do get the local stations in HD (without an antenna or cable box) that would be unencrypted digital cable (QAM).
If by hd you mean 720 or 1080i signals, then yea, I get a few of those. I am still trying to understand how the signals work, but I get about 70 regular cable chnanels, and over a 100 or so dtv channels. I have to test it again, but I have the option to switch to either "air" or "cable" for the signal, which seems to imply to me that there is some sort of antenna or 2nd tuner built in. In the back there is a coaxial port, and an empty port near it, maybe this is the internal antenna?
So far the black levels, compared to my 3253h sammy are very deep. I noticed when there was a large portion of empty space on the screen during a scene that the level seemed comparable to the bezel, as in I couldn't tell where the bezel started and where the screen began basically.
Ill take another picture today of just the black screen, I suppose I can do this with no signal present?
Eweiss, I'm not sure what size tvs you have seen, but I am not lying when I say this is massive for my room, which is about 9 by 10 ft, it takes up over half my wall, lol. That and upgrading from my 32 samsung, it's massive to me.
I honestly think I need to wallmount this beast, it would move the tv back a good foot almost and I would get a better view, I would probably not raise it more than a few inches from where it is though, I want to keep it at eye level for sure. Don't like looking up at a tv for movies and gaming.
Almost forgot, the tv is not even lukewarm to the touch. Basically, when the tv is turned on, feeling the back seems hte same to me as when it's turned off for a couple hours, so practically no heat. I was sort of hoping for a little extra heat in my room during hte winter, but it's all good.
I have not calibrated the tv yet, I am still waiting for someones settings if they have them to get a good start, but I guess no one has calibrated theirs yet either.