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Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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With the latest firmware update the tv's response time seem's quicker and my wife made a comment that the tv seem's to be sharper image wise off HD and Blu ray sources. Personally I havent noticed anything different PQ wise but her eye sight is better then mine I guess. But I think as far as HD sources such as Comcast they have really done a great job making their HD feed alot better so that could be what my wife is seeing I dont know. But response time is faster but the PQ, to me anyway. looks as beautiful as it always has and I dont think a firmware update can make it any better.
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I can confirm, the menu's and response times have definitely improved!
It's funny, because your second point (the Comcast HD quality) is the reason I came back today to check on some things. Bear with me...
SO, I have been in absolute LOVE with my tv since purchasing it years ago. Seriously. I get compliments all the time. Best purchase ever. For the last 8 months or so (new homeowner! Whooooo!), I've been cable free. Deciding to "cut the cord" was a great way to go. I purchased a cheap antennae from Walmart for local channels, purchased a Roku box, and have been streaming Sling tv, HBO Now, Netflix, and Amazon (with a buddy's Plex server mixed in). It's been glorious. Picture quality across all fronts has been exceptional. Fast forward to three days ago. Comcast was running a promotion that I couldn't pass up. For the same price as I was paying for the Sling/HBO/Internet, I'm now paying less for the new X1 with 140 channels, HBO, Showtime, and Internet. I love the new X1 setup btw, much better than when I had cable in the past.
I'm finding that the HD channels from Comcast are incredibly varied when it comes to PQ. Channels like NFL Network, GOLF, and AMC are pretty decent. HBO, FX, and some of the local channels, however, are absolutely horrible. Sharpness feels like it's at CRT levels, pixelation and blocking on some of the deep blacks, motion blur...it's really bad. I checked all of my picture settings, and they haven't (or hadn't) changed at all. The ONLY thing that I did differently, was re-name my input to Cable Box (for the new HD DVR).
I'm pretty disappointed with the HD content thus far, to the tune of about 15 channels in particular. It's really odd!
Now, I'm at a point where I've reset my picture settings to factory (in an effort to start from scratch), which was a horrible move. I've been searching for calibration settings to try and get back to the old beautiful picture I once had, but it's been a struggle.
Still LOVE my tv, but I'm trying to figure out where to start once again!
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