Thanks for the clarification, Gep. I read the model # off the manual.. I'll check the back of the unit itself to see if it was one of those deals where one manual covered several units. The front indicator does say enhanced 7.1, and I recall we had to pick up a seperate amp for the two back speakers.
I know its at least 2 years old, if not 3, so 3d pass through might not be supported. Since there is so little 3d content actually even available, I'm not too concerned about having to switch manually. (And since the sound is SO amazing, I can't see us replacing the AVR for some time to come.
(Although we are actually tinkering a lot with the 3d gaming on the PS3... if anyone gets a new 3d Tv for the holiday season, you HAVE to check out some of the 3d enabled games!)
Zero Tv is a new term I've never seen mentioned before.. I'll have to look into that.
I had to update one of my old dvd players constantly, which is why I asked about the TV... bu tI'll probably check every few months for updates, since everything seems to be working perfectly right now. Since we are not using the smart tv features, i suspect we'll see less of an impact from software updates.
I would really like to know if anybody has calibrated the 73742 or 83742 and has the settings that would be great! tried to google it to see if there was anything online and havent found anything yet. Getting my 73742 today between 1-5 and wanted to just get a starting point at some of the settings you guys on here have that look good.
Honestly, if you as lucky as we just were with our new 82742, you'll see a killer picture right out of the box. I've made some minor adjustments (brightness and color saturation) to suit our tastes, and I also turned sharpness down about 1/3rd from mid point, but other than those changes, I haven't found a need for any further calibration/adjustment.
I find I make some compensation adjustments based on time of day (bright daylight issues) and also for 3D viewing, but thats pretty much normal behaviour for us.
Probably my only concern is the contrast is maxed, which make sme wonder as the lamp degrades if we'll see max brightness issues.