I just joined the ranks! We took delivery of our WD-73732 yesterday and I took a half day off from work to set it up. We finished buying it Tuesday, 09/19 and had the first one (see below for what I mean) delivered and installed in our house by 8:30 AM on 09/20!
I must say WOW!!! This thing is HUGE! We love the size, and the style of it.
However I think I need some help in setting it up. The SDTV signal from our SD Sat receiver into our TIVO and then into our TV does not seem as good as the PQ on our Panasonic PT-40LC12 with the same equipment. I stress seems because maybe I am more susceptible to PQ on this expensive and very large screen.
Could I run down how I set things up and get you experienced guys and gals to give me some pointers or suggestions?
DISPLAY: Mitsubishi WD-73732
DVD: Phillips $40 progressive scan with component video & digital audio outputs
SIGNAL SOURCE: D*** Satellite receiver with svideo, composite, & coax video and analog audio outputs
DVR: Series 2 TiVo SD with svideo, composite, & coax video and analog audio outputs
GAMING: PS2 with composite & optical video and analog audio outputs
RECIEVER: Onkyo TX-SR604B that has lots of inputs and outputs. It has two digital coax in and 1 digital coax out, and has 4 optical in and 1 optical out. 2 HDMI in and 1 HDMI out but it will not convert analog to HDMI.
This is what I have done so far. The salesman talked me into entry-level Monster cables that cost $300! for 1 HDMI 6ft, 2 Digital Coax 6 ft, 1 Optical 6ft, and 1 Component 6ft.
Is Monster cable really going to make a difference in my PQ?
I decided I will use only the Monster Optical that was reasonable at about $20. Then I went to Home Depot and bought GE wiring for $200 (all with gold connectors) and set everything up like this.
1. Satellite Receiver goes into TiVo via svideo and analog audio
2. TiVo goes into the TV via svideo and analog audio on INPUT 1 (named DVR)
3. DVD video goes into TV via composite cable (named DVD)
a. DVD audio goes into Onkyo via digital coax
4. Playstation 2 is not setup yet.
a. How should I connect PS2? Optical into Onkyo, and HDMI into TV, w/ analog audio into Onkyo? Will this even work?
5. How should I send my non DVD audio into my receiver? Use the digital out?
Then, things will change on Sunday when I have my HD DVR installed from D*** and replace the SD satellite receiver and TiVo.
Finally, I would also like to mention that reflections appear in weird shapes on this screen. We actually had our TV exchanged (the same day the first one was delivered) because it looked like the screen had a defect on the inside. We couldn't wipe it off. It was an overcast day outside and the blinds to the side of the TV were open. When they brought the second TV we saw a similar swirl looking mark on the screen and we tried closing the blinds and it went away. It was really strange because it just looked like a smeared handprint but we couldn't wipe it off.
Last thing. What about professional calibration? It sounds expensive. Do I really need it? I don't have a professionally trained eye for PQ but I do have a picky one. Could I do it myself just as well as a professional or is this one of those tasks that experience is well worth the $$?