Originally Posted by Grendell
Turn your flash off please!
But holy crap that's beautiful. And it's not even HD. This is the set I'm getting as soon as Chris has the stands.
By the way, what DVD player did you use? Is that image being upscaled by the set, the player, or a scaler?
I had the flash off in the first. I was trying a couple of different things and it was real late. The DVD player is a Denon DVD-1600 sent to a Sony DA5300ES with component cables, then to the TV through HDMI. I believe the Sony is upscaling to 1080i and sending that to the tv. I can't access the onscreen menu for the receiver through the HDMI output so I'm not sure what the current settings are. Gotta figure that out. But I had an old DVD player hooked up through s-video and it looked amazing as well, and that was just a progressive scan straight into the TV.
I had some friends over for the game on Thursday night and used the OTA tuner to receive the HD broadcast. First, the TV has a very good tuner. It found channels my Mitsubishi 65711 did not. I used to have to rotate the antenna when I changed channels to get a better signal and no longer have to even with the additional channels. Everybody agreed the game looked amazing and visibly better than the HD on my Mitsubishi rear projection. We saw no issues with motion at any time. I explained to my friends that many people complain about the blacks on these sets. We all scrutinized the picture in the dark areas and didn't think it could get any "blacker". Perhaps if I had the Kuro next to it I would be able to see it's better, but without that black looks black.
So far I like the "Studio Ref" mode for picture settings. I will be playing with the custom a little more when I get a chance. I gotta get me a Blu-ray.