Someone asked for some menu shots. Couldn't sleep this morning, so might as well make myself useful...
Didn't get much chance to actually play with the set last night --- was doing an orgy of recabling the rats-nest behind the TV stand.
A few notes on things I was worried about
- buzzing. Yes, there is a little bit. Seeing as how the better half is still asleep, I have it on mute. When TV switches to a commercial with an all-white background, there's a bit of buzzing... not a lot, and if it wasn't on mute, I don't think I'd have noticed. The full-screen white also looked a bit subdued... I expect that's just a plasma thing though.
- along the same lines, at start-up a fan kicks on. it quiets down in a second or two. overall, the noise from the Dish PVR or the PS3 is louder than the set.
Here's my favorite little styling detail - little light-pipes that let the power and status LEDs float below the TV image.
One of the base stand, because it is pretty.
Side view. Someone asked about reflections... well, you can see it's basically a mirror.
Side view. Thin. And since this is the Internet, here's a curious cat.
The new red phosphor does seem to make some really red looking reds.
Here's one of the home screens. By default it comes up with something like this at boot time; you can change the home screen to full-screen video instead. There is also an ad (!) but there is blissfully a setting to turn that off. According to the tutorial (that plays at first-boot) you can set it up so that you can say "home screen" into the touchpad remote, the camera will pop-up, it will do facial ID on you and give you a customized home screen. All very silly and useless.
Apps. There is an app marketplace. There are a surprising number of apps available. I've taken a few pics of them to avoid the inevitable "does it have MLB-net-stream support" questions.
Sadly, now that I look at them they all came out too dark for some reason. Sigh.
Menu screens. Took pics of the top level, drilled down where I thought there would be some interest (picture settings):
ISF calibration stuff is hidden behind a "professional mode" enable... Well, we will have to enable it won't we...
It adds Professional1 and Professional2 modes to the mode selection list. (this picture is also a nice black-level shot, purely by accident).
Pro settings. looks like you get Gamma and primary and secondary colorspace adjustments.
The "advanced" settings submenu.