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post #301 of 1025
Hey guys, Just bought this tv with the warranty. The picture looks really good, But I have a question for any one out there with a PS3.

I have been playing games on it with PS3 and there is a slight .5 second sound lag in the games, not the home screen or movies...just games. I have it hooked up with HDMI. Do you think this is the TV or the HDMI;has anyone else had this problem.
post #302 of 1025
What type of audio output does this have to connect to a receiver? I didn't see on the specs, all I saw was the optical input. Is there a digital audio output?
post #303 of 1025
I haven't tried it with a PS3 yet, but I have noticed a sync issue with the Comcast HD cable box that we have. I haven't tried calling comcast yet, but the issue seems to persist over just HDMI component output seems fine. I don't have it hooked up to any receiver or anything, just plugged straight into the TV. anyone seen this, or have any Idea how to fix it?
post #304 of 1025
What's this whistling sound from the TV?

It's slightly noticable when the volume is high 15 and above because it kind of gets tuned out.
But when I lower the volume down to 0 its noticable.
It goes away when muted but once I unmute it comes back...

post #305 of 1025
ha ha ha, I didn't realize that there are bashers on these threads it seems.........

I've had the set for over a month and the Picture Quality seems to be getting better. Q's settings seem to be the best so far. Good job Q. This set has turned out to be superior to the Sony's, Samsung's, etc in PQ.
post #306 of 1025
Picked this tv up 2 days ago. Opened the box and didn't even have to attach the stand. Plugged it into my comcast dvr and was up and running in 5 minutes. Set the picture to QSPR settings and the picture looks great. I liked the picture size going from my 30 inch HD panasonic CRT to this 42 incher. Only downfall is the SD is not as good as it was on my 30 inch . But hey who watches SD anymore anyways????LOL! So far so good and I have till 1/24 to return it. Hey for under $600 bucks ya can't beat it!!!!
post #307 of 1025
gig,

Good for you. Did you get the warranty? BTW: Analog goes bye bye next month so it makes no difference about SD.
post #308 of 1025
No warranty retired! I'm gonna rolllll the dice. LOL!!!!! I figure if it craps it will be within the first year!!!!
post #309 of 1025
giggles, You're probably right. If this poops out after a year just go out and get another one. I was a bit concerned because Circuit City is going out of business and they stated they were not going to honor their warranty contracts. I don't see how local governments can still allow CC to sell their warranty contracts knowing that CC is going BK and stating they are not going to honor them. I hope BB does not go out of business and do the same.
post #310 of 1025
I would really like to know how to get into the service menu. Just being able to set one picture mode isn't enough so I'd like to adjust it for Dynamic, Soft, etc. as well. I'm unhappy that it lets you adjust them, but those settings go away after you change to another picture mode.

Overall I'm very happy with this set for the price. After calibration it even has a fairly decent SD picture. But I'd like to be able to calibrate it for different ambient light conditions using several of the picture modes.
post #311 of 1025
X, Let us know if you find out how to get into the service menu. Or just use your Peripheral devices and use the machine as a monitor. And yes the PQ is fantastic on this machine.
post #312 of 1025
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Originally Posted by RetiredNow View Post

giggles, You're probably right. If this poops out after a year just go out and get another one. I was a bit concerned because Circuit City is going out of business and they stated they were not going to honor their warranty contracts. I don't see how local governments can still allow CC to sell their warranty contracts knowing that CC is going BK and stating they are not going to honor them. I hope BB does not go out of business and do the same.

I'm not sure how Circuit City and BestBuy do their warranty, but I brought my last tv from Good Guys and purchased extended warranty from them at that time, and it turns out that the warranty is actually handled by GE, so that when Good Guys went out of business, GE still honer the warranty. Certainly you can't bring the tv back to store for repair, but my old tv still working without any issue yet for 3 years. Well, I guess it is kind of difficult for LCD TV break down nowadays, and that's why I didn't purchase any extended warranty for Dynex this time.
post #313 of 1025
I'm interested in buying this set for someone as a Christmas gift and I see most of the reviews here are very positive. The price/features ratio seems off the charts. Is there another TV in the price range I should even be considering?
post #314 of 1025
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Originally Posted by SixMile View Post

I'm interested in buying this set for someone as a Christmas gift and I see most of the reviews here are very positive. The price/features ratio seems off the charts. Is there another TV in the price range I should even be considering?

It may be a little bit late, but I would still say go for it! You are not going to get any other brand 42" 1080p at this price, even the price back to the $699 (people say the expired 10% off coupon still works, which net it to $629).
post #315 of 1025
I'm sure it will go down to $597 again pretty soon. Maybe even lower!
post #316 of 1025
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Originally Posted by Giggles54 View Post

I'm sure it will go down to $597 again pretty soon. Maybe even lower!

I'm hoping lower and sooner so I can do a price match and get me a little refund
post #317 of 1025
The optical connection says optical input, is it really an optical output?
post #318 of 1025
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Originally Posted by jagojago View Post

The optical connection says optical input, is it really an optical output?

Yes.

I have the optical cable running from the back of the TV to my receiver and it gives me DD5.1 for HD channels brought in over the tuner.
post #319 of 1025
I have mine going to/from the machine to my Z-5500 speakers no problem with 5.1 or am I missing something. Sounds great when I'm not using the machines speakers. Oh and I have a splitter to connect my LCD to my DVD without any problem as well.
post #320 of 1025
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Originally Posted by nick_danger View Post

Yes.

I have the optical cable running from the back of the TV to my receiver and it gives me DD5.1 for HD channels brought in over the tuner.

Thanks!
post #321 of 1025
Been thinking about getting this TV. Anyone used the Netflix streaming from their Xbox 360 on this TV through HDMI? I know there were some HDCP issues with it and wanted to be 100% sure it will work with this TV. Thanks.
post #322 of 1025
Tree,

Yes and I would like to know if a Netflix Roku box would work as well.
post #323 of 1025
So the optical cable goes from the tv to the HD box or to the surround sound system?
post #324 of 1025
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Originally Posted by Giggles54 View Post

So the optical cable goes from the tv to the HD box or to the surround sound system?

The optical on nearly all LCDs is an output. So it would go to the surround sound.
post #325 of 1025
You guys are welcome!! I'm glad to see all of you guys using my settings!! and actually not my settings, THX settings!! If you are a new owner try the settings.... if not go and buy the TV and try it :P lol!!
post #326 of 1025
Hi everybody, just registered so I could post on this thread. I purchased this tv on the 7th of this month because of the price and the info from this thread. I actually got it for the sale price ($597) and it's my first hdtv. I just wanted to say thanks to everybody that posted about their opinions of this tv, without you I would have probably waited till next year to get a lcd.

BTW I have my 360 hooked up via hdmi and I think the picture is great. And for tree and retired, I just played u-571 via netflix, and no problems.
post #327 of 1025
Hi everyone. 1st post. I picked up this TV over the weekend because it was on sale at BB and I've been wanting to get flat screen for our basement. Up to now I have not had any HD sources. I picked up a Sony NS700H, played a DVD trying some of the various settings found here - the first being Q's. I do not consider myself a newbie to electronics, TVs, etc (although this is my first HDTV), but for the life of me I cannot get a good picture out of this thing.

To me, everything looks blurry and blotchy. I've tried taking pictures I can't get one to show anything accurately. It looks as if it is a home PC video game from the late 80s early 90s when colors weren't all the distinct and they were very pixelated where shades/colors change. The backgrounds are particularly bad.

I have tried the DVD player upconverting to 480p, 720p and 1080p with no significant difference. I cannot find a setting that gives that crisp picture a lot of people describe.

A couple of thoughts:

1. Do I just have a poorly upconverting DVD player?
2. What is the recommended sitting distance once the settings are dialed in? Q's pictures (especially of I Am Legend) appear to be rather close. I get nothing even remotely approaching that level of clarity.

I'm not particularly suspicious of the TV and would love to make this work given the price.

I ran through the THX set up on Star Wars I but I have a feeling I may not have been patient enough in getting the settings right. I have ran through several variations of the settings posted here from Q, IkebotXP, eandras and some others. Including trying my own. Nothing makes me go, "Man, now that is a Hi Def picture!"

I'm open to suggestions. Thanks for helping after such a long first post.
post #328 of 1025
Okay, I've been doing some further browsing and reading (and practically responded to my own first post).

I re-reviewed this thread:

h**p://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=811102

and thought I'm confused a lot of the time if I'm looking at Blue Ray vs HD-DVD or Blue Ray vs upscaled SD DVD, my pictures looks similar to the blurry shots, especially those Harry Potter shots on the first page.

I'm convinced this is a source material issue, because I just can't buy that this TV isn't capable of producing great images.

Will HD from my cable company look better than the upscaled DVDs? I'm in Northern Kentucky and have Insight cable. I believe the set top DVR box they provide is the Motorola DCT6412.
post #329 of 1025
Quote:
Originally Posted by eyeiser View Post

Hi everyone. 1st post. I picked up this TV over the weekend because it was on sale at BB and I've been wanting to get flat screen for our basement. Up to now I have not had any HD sources. I picked up a Sony NS700H, played a DVD trying some of the various settings found here - the first being Q's. I do not consider myself a newbie to electronics, TVs, etc (although this is my first HDTV), but for the life of me I cannot get a good picture out of this thing.

To me, everything looks blurry and blotchy. I've tried taking pictures I can't get one to show anything accurately. It looks as if it is a home PC video game from the late 80s early 90s when colors weren't all the distinct and they were very pixelated where shades/colors change. The backgrounds are particularly bad.

I have tried the DVD player upconverting to 480p, 720p and 1080p with no significant difference. I cannot find a setting that gives that crisp picture a lot of people describe.

A couple of thoughts:

1. Do I just have a poorly upconverting DVD player?
2. What is the recommended sitting distance once the settings are dialed in? Q's pictures (especially of I Am Legend) appear to be rather close. I get nothing even remotely approaching that level of clarity.

I'm not particularly suspicious of the TV and would love to make this work given the price.

I ran through the THX set up on Star Wars I but I have a feeling I may not have been patient enough in getting the settings right. I have ran through several variations of the settings posted here from Q, IkebotXP, eandras and some others. Including trying my own. Nothing makes me go, "Man, now that is a Hi Def picture!"

I'm open to suggestions. Thanks for helping after such a long first post.

Most upconverting DVD players are a joke. They generally offer no significant improvement over the TV's built in scaler. The only reason to really get one is for the HDMI output. Try turning any picture enhancers off, the picture should be soft, not blotchy.
post #330 of 1025
eye, You are one of the few having those problems. Everyone else is having no problem at all. It must be your source material. I have a Sony DVD and no problems at all. I also see no need for getting a Blu-ray player when not that many Blu-ray disks are out there especially if you use Netflix, Blockbuster etc. The picture quality on a regular DVD is just fine and this TV does a very good job of presenting a regular DVD on it. I think its stupid to pay 3 times more for all the hype out there. I see Sony now has 240mhz on their XBR7's. What a joke for the average TV watcher. You're not going to see any big difference at all. This machine does the job for what 90% of the people really need. And best of all you don't have some glaring frame and bright lights distorting your view. This set is better then the Sony's, Samsungs, Panys etc.
It's a sleeper and a great LCD. Heck you got a 42" LCD for 600 american presidents portraits that has a built in TV turner. Can't be beat.
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