Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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lewarkmd, the 57XBR2 is exceptionally good if you receive broadcast digital channels, as it has a built-in HDTV tuner and excellent picture quality. 1080i is real 1080i and absolutely stunning.
As for settings, Sony TVs are usually set to 'Vivid' as the default, which is too bright for normal use (but looks good in a showroom). Use the Menu (accessible from the included remote) to select 'Movie' if the room is darkened or 'Standard' if the room is normally lit. You can also customize the settings in the 'Pro' option.
I also noticed that my set cut off a little from the top, bottom and sides (overscan), so after the set had been in use for a few months, I had a repairman come out and adjust it.