So in a few days I'll be a new owner of a 60" ST50 and I have a few questions that I'd really appreciate your thoughts on:
1) I'll be feeding the display with two sources - the Oppo BDP-93 and a Tivo Premiere (not XL). In the case of the Oppo, I know that I want the Oppo to do all the video processing w/ it's Qdeo processor before sending it to the ST50. With the Tivo I'm not sure which would do a better job - would you recommend setting the Tivo to source direct and allowing the ST50 to upconvert, or would the Tivo do a better job here? Obviously I can test both settings, but just wondering if anything is known about this or there are any established best practices?
2) The room I'll be setting the TV up in has a sliding glass door on one side that lets a lot of light in. I'll be installing some darkening blinds, but won't necessarily always
have them closed while watching TV. I can position the TV directly in front of the door but with the screen facing away from it, opposite the glass door about 23' away with the screen facing it, or on a side wall where the screen will be perpendicular to the glass door about 10'-14' away from it. Again, this is something that I can test out, but just wondering if there are any established best practices or recommendations here?
3) I live in an apartment for the time being, so a powerful home theater sound system is out of the question out of respect for my neighbors and lease agreement. I do, however, have a few decent quality speakers (left over from a Logitech Z-680 system
) that I could connect for a 2.1 setup, but this would require purchasing an AVR. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether or not this would be worth it, or should I just stick with the ST50's built-in speakers for now?