Originally Posted by njligernj
The thing is, if you read enough about anything you'll find a lot of negative. I was recently trying to figure out which wireless router to buy and I literally couldn't find a single modem about which more than 20% of the comments were positive. Fact is people are more likely to post with problems than without -- if I hadn't noticed a line yesterday I likely wouldn't have posted here ... I'd have been too busy watching my TV.
So even though I have a very, very small problem with mine right now I can say some positives:
I haven't noticed any issues with dithering.
I've been playing PS3 and watching sports (tickers and scoreboxes) in the first 100 hours (albeit with contrast and brightness down) and haven't noticed even a split second of IR -- literally none. Believe me I've been watching closely for it after reading this thread ... even after PS3 or the cable guide menu or sports ... not even the slightest, faintest hint of IR.
Blacks seem top-notch to me -- really don't think you'll find much better in this range.
Anti-reflection I can't comment on as I put it in a dark room.
So there you go ... my "weird line" issue aside I think it's a fantastic set.
Yeah, I personally cite negatives so anyone considering or reading the forums won't have any gotchas when buying. Positives FAR outweigh any negatives. I feel like Homer Simpson, I miss my TV when I'm not watching it. It is that awesome. Here are all the great things I can attest to first hand:
Great Noise Reduction
VGA input looks fantastic.
NO, repeat I have had NO IR either. There are tons of tools to ameliorate any of these problems if yo do have them.
SD with the DNIe looks great IMO.
SD DVDs with upscaling DVD player look phenomenal.
Digital Tuner kicks butt.
Very clean looking.
Swivel base is REALLY nice.
Multitude of inputs (S-Video, 2 composite, 2 component, 3 HDMI, VGA, etc.)
No overscan compared to some HD sets (Just Scan feature makes for 0% overscan).
PS2 looks great over component.
Dreamcast with VGA output looks great.
XBox1 looks great over component.
Cleans up beautifully with included chamois.
Child fingerprints are easy to deal with compared to LCD.
Anti-glare is not perfect but much better than my CRT.
TONS of picture adjustment features.
Settings for each input are saved.
I really could go on....
Runs fairly cool.
Virtually no buzz.
Black hold their own quite well against other sets.
I told you I could go on.