Well, its in my living room. I thought I'd have it by weeks end.
I stopped by hhgreg on the way home. I had comparison shopped having hhgreg, bb, and sears all in the same block. bb was 1899, hhgreg 1999, and sears full price at 2199, although of course they would match. Watching television last night I saw a hhgreg commercial talking about coupons up to 300 bucks off. I checked on line this morning and it said not to be used with other discounts, so I firgured it wasn't good with the already 200 off. I went by and asked anyway, this weekend also being free back to school tax weekend. (found out tvs don't count). He said they'd honor the coupon with the 200 off as well. We talked about extended service agreements and I wasn't biting. Then he said he'd double the coupon if I'd get the extended service. So the TV was 1599. Of course then I bought it and brought it home.
Its replacing a 36" Sony HD trintron CRT which weights 250. I took me,a friend and a kid who works for him to get the old one in the garage. Then I hooked it up the new LG.
Not many impressions now. 47" seems huge in the room in width, although in depth I gained about 2 ft of space where the CRT was. My wife was like, its too BIG!!! I explained to her that in reality the 4:3 image is about the same size as the 4:3 image on the 36" Sony, the widescreen image is much bigger.
The only impressions I have now are limited. Great picture, although I have yet to make a single adjustment but to set it on standard, local dimming on, and smoother to low. i got it running and hooked up to cable box with component feeds. I have to call cable about an HD box with HDMI although I may just stay with the component feeds, they look beautiful. I forgot my upconverting DVD player was hooked to the Sony via hdmi/DVI and I didn't have a HDMI cable so I hooked the DVD player up via composite.
That's all I know now, it took me until 6 to get the living room put back together so I'm done fiddling for the night. I'm going to watch some TV!!
The only down side was I had a budget of 2000 for TV, stand, and pair of polk audio floorstand (TSi300s). I bought a Denon AVR-789 last year which is not hooked to the tv but across the room with a cd player and a set of old Bose stereo everywhere 4.2 bookshelf speakers. Eventual plan is to get a blu ray player that is a great dvd up converter(large DVD collection) with good 2.0 analog outs like a Denon 2010ci for music CDs and video. I'll probably never do surround sound, but would like everything integrated on one side of the room. I could kick myself for sending the Oppo BDP back. I bought it around april, but could never get rid of a ground loop problem with the CRT hooked up via hdmi/dvi. The upconverting DVD player (panasonic) never had that problem, so I figured it was the player and sent it back. It may be that, but I may go the Denon when it comes down (and it will).
Well thats it I can't believe I'm here typing when I could be watching the tube, (I mean TV, the tube is in the garage!!