Originally Posted by Steve8
appreciate your comments, thanx!
I still would like to hear from someone who owns that model specific, since some mentioned the sound is muffled, which sounds possible because it is a 32" cabinet and the speakers are hidden.
I have the 32x1 and I was concerned about sound, but it is not a problem. I hve a 26 LX85 in the living room (since it's very close to the sofa we wanted a smaller set there) and the sound is usually set in the 30 - 40/ of 100 range. So when I got this larger , newer model, I was surprised that the sound seems even better - it's generally comfortable for a small room at about 15 -20 . THe volume coming from HDMI input (DVD player) seemed muffled and it had to be boosted up to almost 90 in order to hear the disc --- until I discovered that I had inadvertently set something incorrectly in the menu. As soon as I disabled the setting (can't recall, it was in the audio menu -- I can check if useful) the sound of the peripheral video was fine.
Picture quality from both cable box, DVD with upconversion, AND over the air (direct antenna input using a DB2 antenna in the window sill) brings in about 24 stations that are crystal clear. I was going to keep the antenna hooked up, but decided to let it go and just use the cable feed (over the air on some channels was slightly better than the cable feed) but I didn't like to have to jump over the TV input to get to the cable stations on the HDMI port. I set the channels, anyway, and if/ when the cable goes out (we know it will) I can reactivate the OTA, which is an excellent alternative. Also, via antenna it picks up stations from a neighboring city that Comcast has discontinued carrying here so ... it's a pretty good tuner.
The best way to improve your OTA reception is with a good antenna - the tuner in the tv is fine and I can't imagine you'd have any issues with it.
if you have any other questions about the x1 (32inch) I'd be happy to try to answer. I know how hard it is to get info on this model.