So, after multiple calls to BB over the entire day yesterday, somebody finally found my TV in the back room & told me that I could pick it up. This of course was after asking 6 different floor guys over the course of 4 calls until finally getting a manager that was willing to look in the back for me.
I picked it up and the box was surprisingly lighter than the Samsung HLP5674 that it is replacing. It was so light in fact, that my wife was able to help carry it in the house from the pickup truck at 9PM last night! I had a neighbor on call for assistance if needed, but decided not to enlist his help after hearing that he was 5 Martinis into his night by the time I got home from BB.
I set it up on the coffee table in front of the wall unit to get all of my wiring straight & attach my shelving to the top of the TV. I have a three year old son that loves to handle DVD's & push buttons on everything, so the shelf on top of the TV is a necessity right now, but not my preference. Ahhh the sacrifices we make for our children. The cabinet on the Mitsu is pretty sturdy, so I am not concerned & the shelves sat on the Sammy for over two years with no incident.
Once it was in the wall unit, & I peeled all of the plastic tape off that protects the high gloss cabinetry (NICE), I turned on the set. I went through the set-up just enough to see the picture & make some of the adjustments that have been recommended in this thread. I changed the lamp setting, set the color to natural, & turned on the 120hz.
Here is one concern so far, that hopefully someone else with the set can give me some guidance on. I have a Motorola DCT3412 I Dual Tuner DVR HDTV Capable set top box & I run both an HDMI & Optical cable (don't know if the optical cable is still necessary, but was with the prior setup) for sound to my Sony STR-K7000 AVR which I run HDMI out to the TV. (Side note - The receiver was part of a HTIB package I purchased at Costco last year. It's very far from audiophile quality for sound or features, but it get's the job done until I have a theater room set up in the basement for my Rotel components & Sonus Faber speaker setup) Here is the problem, the TV is only recognizing the set top box when the receiver is actually turned on & the correct (cable box) input is selected on the AVR. I also have the 5-disc changer running via HDMI to the receiver first, then through the one output to the TV. The TV is only seeing HDMI #1 which I selected as Cable Box from the Mitsu menu, because it did not offer AVR as a selection for that input. If I want to watch a DVD, then I need to change the selection on the AVR, but the TV is still calling it "cable box 1080i". So, it does "work" per se, but I do not want to have the AV receiver turned on in order to watch the TV, & previously I did not with my older Sammy set as it passed the signal through whether the power on the AVR was on or off. Did I just set this up wrong, or do I have to run a separate hookup directly to the TV & bypass the AVR? I don't know if I need to change anything on the TV itself or the AVR, since I have not made any changes to the AVR & it worked fine before.
Second concern is that I can definitely hear the fan, and it is audible until I turn the volume to 10. THis would be okay during daytime viewing, but since the family room opens up to the bedrooms on the second floor, much of our viewing is done at low enough volumes to make the fan noise an issue. I just spoke with another member that said that his fan is not audible, even with the TV volume on MUTE. Can some other members share their observations with the TV on mute or at different volume settings? I'm pretty sure it is the fan & not the color wheel b/c it continues when the TV is turned off. Any feedback or suggestions would be appreciated.
If anyone can help me here, I would greatly appreciate it.