I just got the 30" on Friday. So far so good.
I haven't yet gotten my iBook to do 1280x768 via VGA.
480p content looks fantastic. DVDs and games are super-duper sharp and beautiful.
I do, however, have one gripe. There are two component inputs: Y/Pb/Pr
(480i, 480p, 1080i, 720p) and Y/Cb/Cr (480i).
If you plug a 480i source into Y/Pb/Pr
, you get noise. That same 480i source plugged into Y/Cb/Cr is crystal clear. Syntax tech support claims that it's because all signals through Y/Pb/Pr
go through a comb filter which results in 480i sources to appear noisy and garbled. They said that I should plug any 480i sources I have into Y/Cb/Cr and only plug progressive scan sources into Y/Pb/Pr
That totally sucks. I use my Playstation 2 as my DVD player which is a progressive scan player, but most games for the PS2 are not progressive scan. So I have to keep my PS2 plugged into the Y/Cb/Cr input for games, then change the cable to Y/Pb/Pr
when I want to watch a DVD or play a progressive scan game. Major suckage.
Other than that, the picture quality is surprisingly good, and the unit is very well made. Only one stuck pixel (blue) but I can live with that.
All that for only $1429, a $100 rebate, and $69 shipping (delivered next-day) from Amazon.com ($1398 total).