Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Metroplex, Texas
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Well, I've had my set for two weeks (PN59D7000). I've put about a hundred hours on the set. Here are a few thoughts:
1) The picture quality is excellent. This set, along with Larry's second set of calibration settings have changed my view on what high definition could be. I didn't realize it, but I was one of the folks who thought cranked up brightness, contrast, and sharpness equaled a good picture. Now that I've seen what a more realistic picture looks like, I'm just blown away by the detail. I keep watching movies I've seen a dozens of times and noticing new things...especially the texture and patterns in fabrics.
2) Brightness pops started out after the first week. That was fixed by zoyd's logic board fix, and Larry's method of applying it to D7000 displays.
3) 3D. I am now a fan. I bought the Resident Evil After Life 3D blu ray, and I was pretty amazed. So much that the 2D programming I watched afterward seemed a little drab.
4) The buzzing. Yes, I have the directional buzz issue. At its loudest, it's about as loud as a PS3 fan. It cannot be heard once I turn my volume up to a normal level. It can be heard on low dialogue scenes. It was kind of bothersome for a couple of days, but I can tune it out pretty easily now. I tested my tolerance for it by watching my No County for Old Men blu ray (that movie has absolutely no soundtrack). I did notice it, but to me, it added to the "movie" feel. Like a projector playing in a theater.
Now, the debate I decided a couple of days ago. Is it ridiculous that I just dropped near 2 G's on a TV that has a directional buzz, and it needed to be hacked to remove an fBr issue? Shouldn't I return the thing and keep returning it until I get a display that doesn't buzz? Yeah, it's kinda ridiculous. No, I'm not gonna return it.
For me, it's just too much hassle. I don't own a truck, and who knows how many times I gotta return the thing until I get one that's "perfect". There's only so many times I can a buddy to help load and unload a TV, and go to Home Depot to rent a truck.
The picture quality on 2D and 3D is absolutely sick. I can't wait to watch TV and play games. That's a pretty good indication that it's well worth the price.
The finger thing means the taxes!