Originally Posted by bravioli
What a thread! And what a bunch of helpful people! I'm as complete a rookie as one can be, so go easy on me ladies and fellas.
Talk about a learning curve - a few weeks ago I decided it was time to upgrade the 'ole living room and was bombarded with the deluge that are all of the options, code names, model numbers, etc... I eventually narrowed it down to a 46V (I'm a sucker for a cheap price - issues notwithstanding). The V showed up broken, so I sent it back and had a change of heart: the $ would be well spent on a Z based on what I was reading in this thread. SO, I've had the Z for a few weeks, and yes, I've read this entire thread. Granted, I skipped the stuff that's over my head (ahem, that's a lot), but I've got the main jist of it all.
I've been working with John's and Will's settings. I think I like Sony's "standard" setting with tweaks for HDTV. For BD, I use John's and Will's (a conglomeration, I think). The PQ is amazing (look at me, using acronyms).
Before I ask my noob questions, I want to thank the helpful people in this thread. Thanks.
Okay, to my two issues:
1. When I switch from HDMI 2(PS3) to HDMI 1 (comcast HD box), I get a black screen until I change the channel. When I turn on the TV, if it's set to HDMI1, I don't get a picture until I change the channel. It's almost like I have to change a channel to get the TV to recognize there's a cable signal coming. This is very annoying.
2. When I change channels from a 1080i to 720p (to ESPN, for instance) for the FIRST time, the TV warns me that it's an "unsupported signal." I change the channel then back, and the message goes away. If I keep it on that channel, it never leaves. This is also very annoying. I've searched everywhere for a place to set it up to accept 720p as well as 1080i as I am able to do on my PS3 (also new), but I can't figure it out. Could it be a cable box issue?
And one issue I solved: On PS3, occasionally, I'd get a million little neon green pixels on specific screens when playing games (COD4MW2). I was using "sony" HDMI cables. I'd unplug them then replug them in, and the pixels would go away. That got annoying, so I scrapped the sony cables and now use cheapos I got from Amazon, and the issue is solved. Go me.
So, if anyone can tell me why my TV doesn't pick up cable until a channel is changed, and why it doesn't like 720p for the first time while viewing, that'd be awesome.
Thanks in advance,
edit - I should also mention that I have not touched the software of the TV yet. I know there's an update from Sony that I need to install via USB, but I haven't done it yet.