Originally Posted by TopRock03
I got mine a couple days ago and I am really impressed. I also am somewhat concerned about possible artifacting during sporting events (and text scrolling at the bottom of the screen). After hooking my computer up and running it at 1920x1080 I was absolutely floored. The picture was unreal, and I couldnt be more pleased. All in all know I made the right decision with this TV
I've been watching mine for about two/three weeks now. This is a problem with all HDTV. NTSC does interlacing but there's never any artifacts because the number of lines are very small. 1080i... it's a problem that all sets have decifering.
FOX shows as 720p -- god bless them -- I see no artifacts at a normal viewing distance 4.5/5+ feet away (if you're watching this set closer, you shouldn't be because your killing way to many brain cells and killing your eyes). Fox seems to do the best. No matter if I'm watching shows that arn't filmed with HD camera to football, it's always a great picture.
ABC shows as 720p. I can't comment on a lot of shorts because I haven't watched sports on ABC; however, I can say that this picture doesn't seem to be as good as fox.
Everything else is 1080i -- not really sure about football, but on formula one, there was some artifacting around the wheels and around the lane strips. When I turned off DCP, that fixed most of the atrifacting but it also made the picture a little more blurry. Interestingly enough, TBS 1080i is the best picture 1080i -- I think it's much better than NBC, CBS for the shows that arn't actually filmed with HD camera.
This is somewhat frustrating -- as a community, we are all caught up in different formats -- even if the channel is showing in HDTV formats, that doesn't mean it was filmed with HD camera.
Before purchase, I saw this TV at two different places and I compared against many plazma's and the AQUOS. This is the best one to date -- it's not perfect, just better than anything else out there.
I am considering a video processor as I think they are worth the money now -- it will normalize your viewing experience between channels and create a fantastic picture all the time. In 10 year, my guess is that no one will need a video processor.