Just a follow up to my sour grapes comment about having to cancel my order at
Amazon a few days ago. Well, kept reading this forum, an holy cow, Best Buy
had them with a 12% discount available right now! I had to call around to
many Best Buy locations, only a few actually had one or two in stock.
Report: Damn, I am glad I did not buy mail order. It seems the these big flat
panels are somewhat fragile although boxed/packed well. I recommend a
store pick up. Anyway first impressions after setting it up in the kitchen table with
a cheap UHF/VHF antenna and a computer:
1. The HDTV tuner seem very good, picked up and held all the local stations,
even with a crappy antenna just thrown near a window.
2. No bad pixels that I can see, excellent images with full 1080i resolution.
3. My computer had trouble playing a 1080p movie (HDDVD) that I had on
the hard drive. Sound was ok, but frames were being dropped. I think
my Nvida 7300gt is the problem. This brand new pci express card is too
I may try overclocking it. Regular 1080i .ts files play just fine.
4. The 1080p movie plays fine if I lower the screen resolution to 720p.
5. I have no complaints about the tv so far.