Originally Posted by InfinityBob
Hi, I bought the 54U50 at Costco. I have said, while an old audio wiz, I have never cared for video, Fact is, I purchased two 32” square sets back in 08 as they were going cheap. This is my first HDTV, and that may seem strange having two HT systems, one high quality, one medium quality and yet I have the old entertainment set and my big amps on the top.
I have read some on here, and from that, I gather I should set it in Cinima mode, set the brightness at around 75% and the colour about 50%, with no tint adjustment. I would appreciate any help on anything else?
I mainly listen to SACD and DVD- audio on my ht systems, really like the sound. As to being smart picking this TV, I had but one suggestion, buy a Panasonic plasma, numbers given too expensive, considering I have poor vision, it seemed more practical to have purchased this one. I guess I was lucky, surly not smart.
Here are some on my concerns, I know this has HDMI, but I have one Oppo and that is all the Blu-ray I want and my gear was made when more was put into amplification, such being there is no HDMI passes though my processor. I have to decide how to play my other video gear.
I have older movies on VHS and enough VHS players to last my lifetime. These only work on composite. I was told that the Y on component works the same as composite, yet I wish I could use both, but no sets had the yellow composite other than cheap small models. If I had to forgo composite, could I use that component jack and get the same picture quality? Some models I noted had a yellow circle around this jack and I cannot imagine the wiring to be different between models?
Does it have hiding somewhere a composite hook-up? Does any converter, I have seen on eBay actually work to allow me to go from composite, or component to HDMI, as I have just the Oppo for the HDMI plug?
I know I will only use the DVD player and sometimes the broadcast; I have no interest in cable, bit streaming, internet, DVRs, or any games. I like to own what I have, no monthly bills. I buy lots of old shows on DVDs. I have about 50 DVD movies and prefer DTS for the sound.
I could tell about my setup, but that is long and off topic, as what I need to know are the basics for getting this going and then I shall leave it set there permanently. Any help will be appreciated.