Hello everyone! I just purchased a new hdtv (LG 42LD520) and I am, so far, satisfied. Of course upgrading from a sdtv to a hdtv is an amazing difference to begin with, I did a bit of research on this model and have seen mainly good reviews.
I do have a couple questions about cabling, menu settings, and maybe some input from people who own this same model.
First things first, questions about HDMI cables, are there really significant differences in terms of name brand vs. say... a cable from monoprice? The people at best buy told me that the cable quality DOES matter and the difference between a $20 cable and a $100 cable is the "speed". I would like someone to verify cable quality (in layman's terms or detailed terms) if possible.
I would need a ~15' cable to reach from my PC to my tv, would a cable from monoprice suffice? Or will I notice a loss in quality running from my pc to tv with this cable?
Secondly - Why are some of the options greyed out inside the menu? For instance - xvYCC , Expert Pattern, Infinity Sound, etc.
Third - As for hooking it up to my surround sound, I read that there was an "Audio Out" port on this set, only to find out that it's Digital Optical instead of rca when I got it home, which isn't a big deal I'll just need to purchase the cable. The question I have is will I hear sound from both the tv and through the receiver or will this not work?
Lastly, to anyone who owns the same model, what are your thoughts on this hdtv? How long have you owned your set? Overall rating 1-10 if possible?
Thank you all in advance!