Hello, everyone. First post in this thread. Wife and I just picked up the 52 640U yesterday after having a Sony (50 inch for four years--circuit board went bad). I don't worry about the sound as I run everything through my AVR (don't listen to the tv speakers at all), then a single hdmi cable to the TV. My sources are Direct TV, Sony bluray, and, sometimes a second universal dvd player (not a bluray), but it is not used for movie watching, but for playing SACD's and DVD A's occasionally. No plans right now to use the WI FI in the TV or Netflix or any of the other things offered. No gaming, either. Just want to watch tv and dvd movies, at least for now. Just thought I would give a quick blurp on what I have.
When we first set this up yesterday (very simple/easy, by the way--and is wall mounted), I noticed the SOE. I kind of like it, but wife doesn't. (Sony did not have it). I looked for and found this thread and have been reading it off and on since yesterday. I have read the first 12 pages and the last 3 or 4. Lot of reading.
Wife has gone to bed, so I started playing with the settings. I use other people's settings. So, my first one to try is the one listed by Z-mad in post 1108. Pretty nice so far, but will have to wait and see what the wife says tomorrow. A couple of quick questions about the settings in general. First one. I made these settings watching ESPN over Direct TV. Will these settings transfer over when I change sources to my bluray? or will I have to do the setup when I am watching the bluray dvd? I don't like to, or plan to, change settings all the time. Once I find the picture quality I like, I'm through messing with it, if you know what I mean. No going from game mode to movie and back, etc.
Is there one post or place on here where all of the different settings people have suggested are to be had or directed to? As I've been reading, I've been writing down the different post numbers where someone has suggested their settings.
No complaints so far. Enjoying the set, and Z-mad's settings are really pretty nice, much better than what I was watching.
So, as you can see, I like to ramble. I am really thankful for the people that take the time to play with the settings to get the best possible picture, then to post it for others, like me, to try out and use. Much appreciated. Too difficult to even understand what all those numbers mean, etc.