Originally Posted by oMaT
I currently own a Westinghouse LVM-42W2 (can't post URL yet) which I bought mainly due to the DVI input for my HTPC. The Westy is great but I've been itching to move up to something bigger. I've become quite smitten with the HL67A750 but I've got some concerns. For reference, the Sammy will be connected to a DirecTV HD DVR, Xbox360, Oppo 981HD DVD player and an HTPC. Overall about 60% of use comes from the HTPC, 30% from DirecTV and 5% each from Xbox and Oppo.
- I recognize the picture won't be the same as my LVM42W2 but, like a previous poster, I went to the local BB and they had the Sammy on display - it looked... NotSoGood. Is this something I should be concerned about?
- I've read some concerns with "pixel mapping" making PC use look bad and that standard def channels like SciFi or ComedyCentral look just terrible
. Has anyone else experienced PC issues or can anyone comment on standard def picture quality?
- Current living room setup has viewers seated about 8' from the TV which is situated in a corner. I know there are general rules about TV size versus seating distance but what have people here found to be an optimal distance?
Thanks so much for your help and answers - it's greatly appreciated.
1. No. Never decide to buy or not buy a TV based on what you see in the store. These places set up DLPs in spots with terrible lighting, with poor picture settings, and the signal going to them is very degraded from being split so much. Stores want to sell you the more expensive plasmas and LCDs, so DLPs will almost always look better in a home environment.
2. Honestly, this is not the best set for PC use. It has some issues with overscan and poor pic quality on PC stuff. SD stuff looks very watchable, depending on the channel. For example, the Fox College Sports channels look awful, while the ESPN standard def channel is pretty nice.
3. I am only 7.5 feet away from my 67 inch, which seems right for me. Most would consider that too close. Viewing distance is something that you may just have to experient with and decided for yourself what is best for you.