Well, it my 46D64 finally arrived last week, only a mere month after ordering
This is my first HDTV, and I love it. I'm upgrading from an old 27" CRT, so anything would probably look good, but this thing is AMAZING.
I ran TV Blink, and noticed one dead pixel and one stuck red pixel, but I had to be ~1foot away to see it. At my normal seating distance of 8 feet, there is no way I can see it. You have to remember, there are over 6 MILLION pixels on the TV. I work for a "six sigma" company, and that defect rate is pretty impressive to me
I spent about an hour the last night doing a calibration using a cal DVD I received from Sony Vikuiti division. Fairly basic cal, not dealing with any of the CMS Hue or Saturation settings, but it does come with some nifty glasses to do the color and tint adjustments. Here is what I came up with:
Backlight = +9 (from TigerDave's settings...not part of the cal)
Contrast = +38
Brightness = -17
Color = +5
Tint = -2
Sharpness = +6
I have a couple of questions for the other owners out there -
When I play DVDs with my Samsung DVD-R135 via HDMI, I get one of the two following messages:
"Incompatible audio signal has been received. Check the output device settings"
"HDMI audio not supported"
In both cases, I cannot get any audio throug my TV. This is fine, since I usually use my Pioneer receiver and speakers for audio, but it is annoying for the message to be popping up all the time. It seems to pop up randomly, perhaps at the beginning of new chapters on the DVD? I thought it might be a setting on my DVD player, but I have looked through the manual and there doesn't seem to be any settings that would apply. Any help would be appreciated!
Do the calibrations need to be changed based on the source? When I tune to OTA HD signal, my claibrated settings don't seem quite as good. Some of the whites seem a bit washed out or oversaturated. I noticed this on the players' uniforms while watching the baseball game tonight. Anyone know if the calibration should be expected to change based on the type of input being used?
Overall, I am highly pleased with my purchase. I already with I could have convinced the wife to go along with the 52"!!!! This is a "nice" size for our room thought (at least that's what I'll keep telling myself...).
I've read through all of the D64 threads, and I'd like to thank TigerDave for all the nice posts, and baloo75 for the nice calibration suggestions. Let me know what you think of my settings!