I just purchased a LN40D550. I set it up in my spare room I am using for a Dining Room to test it. I used one of the suggested custom calibrations and the Color seemed good. Since I was testing it using a Play Station 2, which is not even HD it is hard to say just how good the video really is. I may try using my daughter's protable hard drive to watch a movie. While I was playing Final Fantasy XXII, I noticed it was picking up all the intricate minute sound effects in the game and the overall Audio was very good.
I will have to get some cables to test it on my PC. I would need to route like a 50 ft Cat5 cable to test it with a computer, so I can pick up the Internet and I need to order another HDMI cable also.
I am glad the FCC Forced me to buy another HDTV. Of course, now I need the FCC to force the cable/dsl/satelited Providers to give me free HD Content. Of course I am just a Moron with a new TV. But I will get over it.
Now I need to start Learning how to convert some digital movies.
I have been streaming a lot of Korean Videos from the Internet. Most of these were originally Korean Television Series, some of which had as many as 12 to 70 1 hour shows in a series. Usually they are all with Sub titles. Some of the shows are Historical and some are modern-day dramas. Some are a little on the EMO side. Koreans seem to make a lot better video than the Chinese ever imagined.
The sticker on my box says it is version SQ09. In contrast, my other TV is a Samsung LN40C500 and the sticker on it says SQ01. Both are working fine, and both have excellent viewing angles. Yes I still have the boxes in the garage. Never know when you might want to send something back.
I tested this TV by plugging in an external Harddrive into a USB input and I was able to play some stored videos on the drive of various file types. We were delighted when they were all able to play properly on the TV. Even some files with codecs that give computers a hard time to play, seemed to play easily.
I ordered a directional HD Antenna because it was on sale for about half-price at Newegg. I am going to test that when it arrives. It is suppose to be a 30 mile directional indoor/outdoor Antenna. This Item was on sale as a one day sale:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA0MC08C1558