Originally Posted by viper8u2
Which costco was this?
I just called mine and it is $2399 still
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I bought the 70LE8470U at my Costco for $2199 over the weekend. Think they still had 3-4 other units left. With tax and $100 SquareTrade extention to 5 year warranty the price came to just over $2500.
I'm fairly happy so far... The new TV setup has my obsessive compulsive nitpicking side coming on strong and I'm trying to keep it in check. While its a great improvement in a whole lots of ways from my old Mitsu DLP there are a couple things that bug me a bit.
The side angle viewing quality seems to degrade the picture quality pretty quickly. Not noticeable when watching TV but I'm using this TV as a monitor for a PC as well and I notice the degradation when viewing a forum with a light background and I'm sitting off center. That said it's a huge step up from my old DLP and I'm loving that I can read small text and PC gaming is so much cleaner and brighter than with my old DLP.
I'm connecting the PC via HDMI and originally tried using PC mode. I right off noticed input lag with my mouse compared to my previous TV. I've since switched to Game mode and configured the picture so that I like it pretty well. Not sure if the input lag is less or if I've just adjusted to it because it doesn't seem to be bothering me much now. Possibly could have been some wireless interference with my wireless gaming mouse?
Does anyone know if switching to a DVI
VGA input would result in less lag?
Tried using some picture settings from this thread but they didn't seem to work too well. I've been able to get best results once I updated the firmware and only changed settings other than the precision color and temp settings(leaving those all stock 0). Noticed most of the calibration numbers are from mid 2012. Did firmware updates in the meanwhile invalidate those calibration numbers or maybe the 8470U unit calibrates differently than the 847U (like the 845U does from what I've read)?
I also originally had two sources connected via a cheap HDMI switcher and it didn't seem to work. I took the HDMI switcher out to get things running and need to revisit whether it'll work with this TV or not.Edited by Incindium - 4/8/13 at 8:05pm