Originally Posted by reallyagi
Hey Nickmatic, the reason your tv doesn't look like the one at Best Buy is because you didn't buy a $2,000+ tv with 120hz and picture stabilizer engines. As far as black bars are concerned, I think you mean the widescreen bars that show up when a movie's aspect ratio is wider than 1.78:1 or 16:9. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, just google aspect ratio.
You know, I thought Nickmatic was referring to his tv in Best Buy. If not, forget my response. Depending on the tv you are viewing in Best Buy it will not look the same. Also, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Have best buy run a blu ray on their 42" LG, same model. Then you should watch the same one at home, I guarantee you they will look very similar. If you compare it to a $2K or more 40-46" Sony, probably not.
Best Buy also uses pre-loaded demo high definition content that is enhanced usually with a signal booster. So don't trip too much about that.
Finally, if your blu rays aren't really impressing you, it could be simply the blu ray you are watching. They aren't all equal. Some discs legitimately look better than others. Try 300 out as a demo. It gives you a great idea of how well your blacks perform and is known to have a spectacular picture. Transformers would be another one IMO.