heya guys. i've got a couple of questions for you other owners out there.
i just got the 67a750 a couple of days ago (replacing sony 720p 50inch) and many things are going great with it. setting it up as my computer monitor was just as easy as it was with the sony two years ago, and so far all video i've seen (ota HD, sd, and computer files of various resolutions) looks fantastic.
however, i've got two issues. first off, i've got a pretty serious convergence issue. at least i assume that's what it is. i noticed that text looks odd on the edges, and it was starting to hurt my eyes, so i put up the white-on-black grid pattern.... sure enough, the lines are pure white in the center, but as you go towards the edges, they start doing red-green (or blue) banding, which is really irritating. can't see it on video, but since this thing is primarily for use as a computer monitor, the rainbowed text is driving me bonkers. rather than try to truck this sucker back out to best buy in another borrowed truck and exchange it just yet, i called samsung. they are scheduling a samsung tech to come out and check things out. i'll keep you guys posted. i've got 27 days left to return it, so i'm taking the chance.
next up. i've got an odd and self-induced issue. the stand i'm using is 24 inches tall, and thus my vertical viewing angle is slightly off. i figure that from where i sit (about 10-11 feet, depending) i need to be about 4 to 5 inches higher (or the tv needs to be about 4 to 5 inches lower, whatever). because the stand has a very high WAF and took for-freaking-ever to build, and bringing it back would be a pain (it too is new), i decided to take the path of least resistance and just lift the damn couch. i got some 5 inch risers, put em on, and behold!.... perfect picture! and severe circulation issues in the legs. also, suddenly the coffee and end tables are way too low. etc etc etc, insert other obvious issues with too-tall seating here. anywho.
so. short of cutting off the bottom of the stand (no) or getting a shorter one (last resort), i need ideas. i've had two bad ideas thus far, and i wanted to at least run them by you guys and see just how stupid they really are. they are basically the same idea, in two different forms: a) throw some shims under the back of the tv, to tilt it slightly forward, bringing the viewing angle back where it ought to be, or b) throw some shims, risers, whatever under the back of the tv stand, tilting IT slightly forward, yadda yadda yadda.
i think these are both terrible ideas, and i need to be convinced that they are, or educated as to why they are not. has anyone done anything seemingly-stupid like this and gotten it to work? is there anything else i can do to avoid carting this damn tv stand back to best buy and vainly trying to agree on another one? please?
i'm dying here guys, throw me a bone.