Originally Posted by advans13
i went to the local costco regarding the 46ex501 and they had 8 but they were for raincheck folks, and no eta on any in site. the price is back to 1049. found it 160$ bucks cheaper at my local vid store though, so i can hopefully live with the gunmetal bezel.
first time poster, long time listener.
well, there's not supposed to be any price talk or retail links, but i will say that i got mine at J&R for thirty-nine dollars less than their advertised price, or a dollar less than what PC Richards offers it for, plus ninety dollars for a three year service plan (includes in-home service, which is great since i don't own a car). i know there's mixed viewpoints regarding service plans, but i would like to add that J&R's 5 year is $149 (or $100 less than Good Buy's).
the only issue i've had so far deals with VGA input (i have no form of tv or dvd/blu-ray yet, only pc). picture is great (for low quality avi files), but i can't get it to fill the screen. my computer is set to output 1920x1080, but i'm left with a vertical black void on one side or the other (not both sides). default (after correcting settings in "right click on desktop>>properties>>setting") the picture favors the left side of the screen and leaves about an inch on the right. if i go to my tv settings to adjust horizontal image, as soon as i press right once, the screen jumps a good few inches to the right leaving a void on the left (slightly bigger than was previously on the right) and i can only move farther right from there; that is to say the only time i'm on the left, i'm too far left, but as soon as i go right, it jumps too far right.
and now for pictures. mostly pointless, but everyone loves pictures. i should have taken a screenshot of a tv show to make the off-centered picture more apparent. maybe later. i wanted to show the silver (aka gunmetal aka gray aka that thing everyone hates), but i feel that, without flash, it makes it seem darker than it actually is. should it be black? yes. is anyone who says that it would deter them from buying it mentally unstable. you betcha. get your heads checked.