Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Marietta, Georgia
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Don't know what came over me. I was going to buy a Sony 55HX909 tonight on shop NBC as it might be the value of the day at midnight. But I was in a local big box store and loved the look. Granted, it was a semi crappy feed, overly bright and not D65. But when I looked at the picture, I thought the bezel disappeared. I just got it home and my son took over the Toshiba 65" DLP that I'm moving to the basement. Hopefully, I'll set it up tomorrow and give some impressions.
I got it with an HDMI 3D 1000HD Monster Cable, which claims that if the HDMI tech changes, they'll upgrade it for free. I won't hold my breath, but we'll see. I also bought a Samsung BD-D6500 and a Samsung starter kit with Shrek 1-3 and Megamind in 3D.
All I can tell you so far is that it's much lighter than last years models (Samsung C series and Sony's at least). The box is very thin, and has 4 round plastic plugs, 2 on either side of the front and back. You squeeze and pull them out to release the box from the base, and the whole box (other than the base) comes off. I inspected the screen before I left and it was fine. The outside of the box says, "free qwerty remote." It's supposed to be a bonus to the touch screen, which I have not yet seen. The touch screen remote is supposed to let you stream the TV program. I read that it fan stream a second input, but I don't know how that will work. It could require a second satellite/cable feed or a second source. Not sure if the second feed could be a DVR recording, a different channel or a BD. Will update this when I figure it all out. I know the B series had some issues sometimes detecting wireless networks. Hopefully, the D8000 will be seamless. The BD6500 that I also bought is also wireless n. I would normally set up everything right away, but my son's too young to help me move my DLP, and my wife had enough electronics and went to bed. Lol. If anyone is interested, I'll have to pick up one of the calibration DVDs. I don't have one, but if anyone knows the easiest one to use that's not too expensive, please tell me and I'll order one.