Originally Posted by ellover009
Finally got goliath out of it's box. This television is amazing, turned 120hz off and it's running smooth as butter, still playing with the hd stuff, so nice being able to just use one hdmi cable to run an device.
I have a question what is the recommended method to wire devices to this bad boy? Connect them directly and then have tv out to receiver, or have it all items connected to receiver and then pass to the tv?
Does one still need that fiber optic audio cable if you are using hdmi or only for composite/component?
I don't know if I should slowly save and update my receiver, it's a nice sony receiver, has hdmi but I think it came out before hdmi 1.3 came out.
Is it recommended to update the tv software, or has the newer software messed anything up?
Here's my thoughts so far. A lot of HD channels look great, some are more compressed and look worse, in some commercials are lower res so the tv switches down to 3'4. I amazed at how well the speakers on the tv sound, a lot better than the anemic ones on my old samsung crt.
Putting this together is a 2 man job due mostly to the larger dimentions, and putting the feet the right direction was a pia because the manual was not specific about which way went in which way, the longer feet side is on the front of the screen, the shorter side is on the back side of the screen. I have found some I think called clouding on the edges, but they are verry small, can barely notice, I am not gonna bother looking for issues and try to enjoy the set, it's kinda like getting a small scratch in your car, once you know there is one your eyes will automatically wander to it. This tv is Big, really Big, but don't let the size intimidate you, just measure your space, you will be surprised that this set does not need as much space to sit back as other may lead you to believe. Once you go large your not going back. Menu is not as smooth as some other tvs but then again it's better than some others, so it's all about learning where things are, setting it up and once you got it rigged up your probably not gonna have to go there that often, I think people have become so accustomed to instant gratification that they forget to slow down a little sometimes. Got a few blueray movies to try on the ps3, so far I liked what I seen.
This screen looks a lot better in the home once set up with the right inputs, the ones on the tv store looked like garbage because they were connected to another 50-100 televisions with the same signal being split. Only select models had a different better set of signal, I almost paid $500 more for a 733u of the fear that this wouldn't fit the bill, but for most people this is the model to go for, the money saved can go towards other toys.