Originally Posted by Devax
I jumped on the Costco Black Friday special and got a couple of these (master b.r. & kid's loft).
I am awaiting to get the Avia disk, but for now I'll post what looks good at this stage. Once I get Avia and run the tests I'll share the data.
For the price, this set is an excellent second or third home set. Bright screen with nice detail. SD leaves something to be desired but is definitely viewable. Two HDMI ports makes it very flexible.
I am by no means an expert, so take these comments for what they are worth. But you just can't beat the price/picture ratio. For the price of one "good" set I was able to buy these two!
Some relevant specs. from the manual:
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Pixel Dot Pitch: 0.9mm (H) x 0676mm (V)
Signal Compatibility: 480i (SDTV), 480p (EDTV), 720p (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV)
Colors: 231 Billion
Brightness: 480 cd/m2
Viewing angle: 170 degrees
Inputs: 1x Co-axial RF (ATSC/QAM/NTSC), 2x HDMI with HDCP, 2x Component YPbPr plus Stereo audio, 1x RGB PC plus Stereo Audio, 1x S-Video plus Stereo Audio, 2x composite video plus stereo audio
Features: Single scan technology for higher contrast, reduced solarisation and reduced false contouring, PIP, POP, noise reduction, CC, V-chip, 3D comb filter, zoom, freeze, motion adaptive de-interlace, picture enhancement, MPEG-2 decoding via DTV input, NTSC video decoding via Video, progressive scan video via HDMI, component or RBG, HDTV via HDMI, component or RGB, sound enhancement.
Panel life: 60,000 hours to half the original brightness.
So far, I've noticed that the speakers are a little on the high pitch. I've also turned surround sound "off".
I hooked up my PowerBook G4 through an DVI > HDMI cable. Mac had no problem setting it up. Looks fantastic. I need to study this more as the image appears stretched hor. and the movies from the Mac look a bit unnatural. Might be a 1:1 issue, but will post if I find a solution.
I will update this first post with important info. from this thread to ensure that it is easy to find.