Originally Posted by KevinCa316
Do they adjust all inputs? I have only tinkered with settings but they appear to be localized per HDMI input and I am currently using 2. What are some questions I should be asking? I just swapped this set today because the brightness of the picture and the menu itself would flicker depending on the picture itself and the source. Netflix streaming was the worst culprit. I was told by their Magnolia manager to just swap sets and I did and I still see the same problem. My parents 5000 series recently bought does the same. These are my first experiences with LED I have been running a plasma for the last 4 years or so and an RPTV for 5 years before that. I am not up to date with this new technology.
Also, I have only ever used a PS3 for a Blu-ray player, should I buy a standalone? Is it really worth it to buy high quality HDMI cables? If so, what type?
Sorry for the 20 questions but this is the first time I have really sank my teeth in to the high quality HD experience and I want to maximize it.
To be clear, I am no expert- but I will answer to the best of my knowledge and am sure others will chime in.
The free calibration includes (at least for me a few months ago) 2 settings. He told me some sets have a night and day setting, so he would set them differently for each setting. Since my set did not have such a feature, he calibrated two separate inputs. In this regard, you should be fine.
On some sets, it is necessary to into a hidden menu for adjustments. On other sets, such as my Samsung, all adjustments can be made from the user-service menus.
As far as the flickering and issues with LED- I would return it and buy a plasma. Most people here agree that plasma offers the best picture and am sure others can elaborate. And you can get more set for less money. Magnolia salesmen are going to steer you towards the newest, highest profit sets they have-LED, but most videophiles still agree that plasma is the way to go.
PS3 is still a very good blu-ray player. There is very little you would gain by having a stand-alone other then quieter operation in my opinion.
Do not pay for expensive HDMI cables. Most here will recommend monoprice or blujeanscable for HDMI cables. I would make sure its 1.4 HDMI and you should be set. You shouldn't pay more then 10 dollars on cables and am sure others here will agree.