Originally posted here on 9/19/07...
OK party people, I hope you like pictures. (All of these were taken with my 10 MP Canon Rebel XTi DSLR, by the way.)
I finally got both of my LC-52D64U's delivered on Monday.
Originally Posted by NBK_PlanB
Any hints on Wall Mounts? I'm looking for an articulating one, as I can see certain furniture arrangements in my living room to require a TV that can swing out from the wall.
I spent Monday night moving the behemoth Pioneer 64" RPTV out of the way an installed the Sanus VMAA26 mount. No problems whatsoever. So NBK_PlanB, you might want to consider it ($303 on Amazon.com). Pushed back to the wall, the entire depth (TV + mount) = 6.5".
Here's how everything is currently connected:EDIT: I should add that I'm using nothing but el-cheapo HDMI cables purchased from Amazon.com:Premium High Resolution 10FT / 3m 24K GOLD HDMI TO HDMI M/M CABLE FOR HDTV PLASMA DVDHDMI 2M (6 Feet) Super High Resolution Cable1m ( 3ft ) Atlona High-quality Dvi to Hdmi Cable
Windows XP is running at 1360x768 and I found that to be the best resolution for me. However, in order for me to get it working through the DVI port (my ATI Radeon X800XL card has DVI, component, and VGA connectors), I first had to turn off Entech PowerStrip (which was sending a 856x480 resolution to my RPTV with custom timings) then connect my Dell LCD monitor to the VGA connector so I could see what I was doing. I then connected the DVI-to-HDMI cable and the card saw both screens. Finally, I selected a 1360x768 resolution, upgraded to latest Catalyst for good measure (v7.9) and all was good.
You can see an untouched image of my Windows XP Desktop here
.Note: I'm not going to paste any more images into this post because they are all 1936x1288 in size -- the smallest image size my Rebel XTi would take. Also, the thin vertical pinstripes is due to the camera and not visible with the naked eye.
Images of PlayStation 3
interface and various games:PS3 Image 1PS3 Image 2PS3 Image 3PS3 Image 4PS3 Image 5PS3 Image 6PS3 Image 7
Images of Transporter 2
on Blu-ray (PS3):Transporter 2 - Image 1Transporter 2 - Image 2Transporter 2 - Image 3Transporter 2 - Image 4Transporter 2 - Image 5Transporter 2 - Image 6Transporter 2 - Image 7Fantastic 4 Trailer
I was up late last night trying to optimize my picture settings with the PS3. The PS3 offered the following options under Display Settings
:RGB Full Range (HDMI)
Adjust the output settings for TVs that support RGB full range. For RGB video signals, the range of color scale that is input varies depending on the TV in use. This setting is for use when the TV is connected to the PS3 system using an HDMI cable.Limited:
RGB output signal is output in the range from 16 to 235.Full:
RGB output signal is output in the range from 0 to 255.
Y Pb / Cb Pr / Cr Super-White (HDMI)
Adjust output settings for TVs that support Y Pb / Cb Pr
/ Cr input signals. Super-white signal can be output when playing a DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD), or AVCHD-format video. This setting is for use when the TV is connected to the PS3 system using an HDMI cable.Off:
Disable super-white output.On:
Enable super-white output.
I'm not sure if the Sharp TV supports either of these. Does anyone know? I tried them but didn't see an immediate difference.
As far as sound goes, Transporter 2 is "dts MA" but my Onkyo Receiver was only reporting PCM, not dts. Under BD/DVD Settings
, I had to set the BD / DVD Audio Output Format (HDMI)
option on the PS3 from Linear PCM
in order to finally get dts working on my receiver.BD / DVD Audio Output Format (HDMI)
Set the audio output format to use when playing a BD or DVD containing audio recorded in Dolby Digital or DTS format. This setting is used when an audio output device is connected to the system via an HDMI cable.Bitstream:
Set to output audio with the original digital signal prioritized.Linear PCM:
Set to output audio by converting the digital signal to Linear PCM format.
But once I did that, the demo for the game DiRT had very scratchy sound during the intro. I had to go back in to Audio Output Settings
under Sound Settings
and uncheck all 7.1 formats (I have 5.1 speakers).
Lastly, the thing that everyone wants to know is if my set has banding. I'll let you view the image below and be the judge:40% gray field test
Shutter Speed: 1/4s
I personally see very faint, thin lines vertically and horizontally, like a "grid" pattern. But really have to strain to see anything remotely resembling that when viewing DirecTV, Windows XP, or the PS3. Your comments are welcome!