Hey guys, relatively new poster here.
I just got my 55A2020 today and haven't had any discoloration issues or green blobs. I did see a single noticeable green tint to skin tone on CSPAN, but it didn't seem to be prevalent on any other channels so I'm assuming it was the source material. I've noticed the picture seems to be much softer/less sharp than my old 55" Sony Wega LCD projection, but I've heard this is quite normal. Movies and Xbox 360/PS3 appear to move much more more fluidly, but I'm assuming this is due to a higher refresh rate over LCDs. I've also noticed there appears to be a very soft grain/noise that wasn't present in the LCD projection.
Anyway, my actual question is this. The built-in hd-turner pics up all of my local HD channels, but I am unable to get my previous premium channels such as HBO HD, HDNet, etc. etc. I called Charter and they said I would either need a cable card or box to recieve the channels. My previous Sony Wega used a Motorolla cable card and recieved the hd channels fine with amazing picture quality. I see no cable card slot on the A2020 and I was told that a box would be the only way.
It's been suggested that cable cards offer superior picture quality over a set top box, although I purchased the TV with the impression that I wouldn't need either due to the built-in tuner. Is there any possible way I can recieve the channels without a card or box?
ALL suggestions are welcomed on anything I mentioned above. Thanks guys.