This is probably a dumb question/statement but...
I just got my Hitachi 42", the 42HDS52 model. I won't get my HD cable box from comcast until later this week. Couldn't wait to set it up until then...of course. The picture looks much better than I thought it would. I'm only using gold plated RCA's, for the TV and DVD (old setup wires). Still, looks really good, pretty impressed. I have the HDMI cable already just waiting for the box and tomorrow I'm going to get the Component wires for the DVD player and gaming system.
Few things I noticed...
1. When watching a DVD I had a black flicker, not all the time but sometimes, when watching the movie. Not in the movie picture itself but above and below the picture (widescreen). Is this something that will clear up when using Component wires? Read a few things in this forum about the flicker but there was no real response on if it was still happening, if it went away, or what cables were being used, etc..
2. When watching a DVD there was a haze to the background walls and on the face of the actors, some shots not all shots. Wondering if this will clear up with Component wires as well?
3. When watching cable the White level wasn't so bright, again not all the time but sometimes. Like at the end of a car commercial (there are so freaking many) when the whole screen is white and there's just a little bit of black text. It looked kind of grey not a bright white. Is this something that will clear up with the HDMI cable/HD cable box?
On all issues I'm assuming that the with the wires I'm using right now, gold plated RCA's, that the tv's picture isn't being used to it's full potential. Or at least I'm hoping so.
As far as the black levels, I think they're awesome. I'm sure it'll be even better with the correct wires.
Thanks in advance for your response.