Originally Posted by avsforumsdsd
So, Just got the 40es6500 today. Haven't had a new TV in this room in about uh, a DECADE. But, I have to say, moving from my 42" Panasonic Plasma EDTV, EDTV mind you, the image seems to be a bit blurry and fuzzy. Doesn't seem sharp in anyway, seems like a muddied image. Now, all I have done at this point is to adjust using some of the settings here. Thanks DAVE999Z. Those settings helped a bit, made things a bit clearer, but still the image doesn't seem, SHOCKINGLY as good as the image I had from the EDTV that only really have 480p resolution. WTW!?
I guess I'm going to have to get the calibration device out again and run through all the settings, numbers., etc..
I did pretty much the same thing. We had a nice panny 42" EDTV in the BR for about 7+ years, worked great. But, I wanted to move it to HD and get some integrated apps. And save some power. I could literally see the power spikes when using the BR EDTV 42" plasma.
Now, granted those professional panny 480p plasmas were EXCELLENT tv's, even with "edtv" ratings. I've got some 50" HDTV's in plasma as well in the LR and GR, and they are also great.
Going from plasma to even current generation LED screens IS going to give a different view. It's not going to be apples to apples, and IMHO never going to be as sharp. There are always trade-offs.
I did manage to get what appears to be the same set up to some nice settings, had to turn off a bunch of regular settings that made things look blurry and some of the motion stuff made it nearly impossible to get sharpness up to snuff.
But, it is odd to think after 7+ year, moving from EDTV and to what is about five generations of set upgrades it almost seemed like it should be an SD to HD experience, which it is not.