Hey guys, I just pulled the trigger on a 50GT30. Are there any particular wall mounts that are recommended for this set?
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7/8/11 at 6:27am
John Kramer: Thanks very much for the help. The " Full " setting does indeed seem correct for displaying movies at their native aspect ratios on the video disk.
As when I used the " Just " video setting on the GT30, it seemed to zoom or stretch the picture in some way. Which I definitely don't want, I like to see the original unaltered aspect ratio of a movie as encoded on the disk.
Quick update on the GT30. Wow... I watched an episode of Babylon 5 (sci-fi tv series) from one of my DVD season box sets and I could scarcely believe I was looking at a DVD, so fantastic was the detail and clarity. It was like seeing the series for the first time, the image took on a superior crisp sharpness, colors were so rich and saturated and yet very natural in appearance, not overdone. Also, there is a dimensionality to the picture, a sense of depth, a real presence to the characters, felt like you could reach out and touch them, a very tactile life-like presentation. In short, incredibly realistic looking.
Black levels are superb, deep and inky black, perfect for scenes in space. At one point I had to walk up to the tv and look from a few inches away to see if there were in fact black bars on the top and bottom of the picture, as I couldn't tell the black bars apart from the bezel until I got very close (Babylon 5 is rare in that it was filmed with 16x9 HDTV's in mind down the road, and when it was released on DVD, the full uncut widescreen image that had been originally filmed for the series was shown for the first time (unlike the airings on tv, that were all framed in standard 4:3)). That's how dark the black levels are, just wonderful.
And hat's off to Kevin Miller, the master ISF calibrator who calibrated my tv. The picture is just fantastic looking, so natural and detailed. I highly recommend having him calibrate your tv, if you get the chance.
If you like sci-fi tv shows and movies (which tend to have lots of scenes in outer space), a GT30 is the set for you, super black levels. If anyone here is thinking of getting a GT30, no need to hesitate, this is a great tv.
|When audio from other equipment connected to this unit via HDMI is output using DIGITAL AUDIO OUT of this unit,
the system switches to 2CH audio.
....If I'm ready that correctly it seems to mean that I can not get my blu ray, xbox or cable in surround sound if I pass them through the TV. Am I missing something?
|Just bought the new TV and a new blu ray player, I didn't want to have to drop the money for a new receiver this week too|
I returned my 55" GT30 because it was making a buzz. The Amazon return process was a breeze. I decided to go with 60" as a replacement, hoping that the buzz would be gone, but it is still there. So it seems like this is a "feature" on the whole line.
I also noticed that the 60" is running very hot. The back of the TV is hot to the touch. I don't remember noticing that with the 55". Can anyone with a 60" confirm whether they seem the same thing? I want to make sure it's by design and not a defect.