So, I got my LVM-47w1 yesterday. Spent better part of yesterday hooking it up.
Here's what I've got:
SD Tivo 80hr on RCA Input
XBox XBMC latest on Component 1
Comcast DCT6200 series (no PVR model) on HDMI with DVI->HDMI cable.
PC with Radeon X800 Pro on DVI 1.
Here's my impressions so far:
- Picture is sharp. I'm a HDTV novice, but it looks way better than what I was expecting. SD quality is not poor, but it just looks lacking after watching the comcast HD channels.
- XBMC is a awesome upconverting DVD player, once you figure out how to enable the HD resolutions. XBMC at 1080i to the LVM-47w1 looks much better than 480i upscaled by the LVM-47w1.
- Having problems with my DVI inputs and my PC. Not sure if its the Panel or the Card. If I boot up with the DVI-1 as my input, I get glorious looking 1080p. If I then switch inputs, and switch back, my picture is all messed up. Haven't found a way to fix it yet, other than rebooting. However, DVI-2 input has wierd pixel garbage on the edge, even upon a clean boot up. I'm leaning toward the Vid card as cause of DVI-1 problems, but I think DVI-2 is the panel.
- I noticed PIP windows do not like the 1080p signal from my PC. If I'm watching any input, and enable PIP to my PC, I get really bad overscan. But, at least it lets me access my PC when DVI-1 is messed up as above.
Overall, I'm happy with the set - No noticible banding and no dead pixels! (checked with multiple single color images
). Would love to figure out the DVI issues though.