Originally Posted by brewsbro
Was tweaking the sound a pain, or using a soundbar a pain? I have been looking at soundbars.
I have finally seen I have some banding. Its very minor to me. A fog scene on one of the harry potters showed it. Would you mind me asking what settings you tweaked to lessen the banding? Curious.
Watching tons of football, I get a bit of blur on the ball sometimes. Not a deal breaker at all.
Thanks for the posts.
Yep ... watching football is Very pleasant as compared to the 70" Sharp I bought ... the Ghosting / Halo effect was absolutely unbearable ... I get none of that At All on this TV which is SO much better ... but if the smooth motion and off with no smooth / precision, Ya you do get a blur on the fast moving ball at times .... If smooth motion is on though that blur is gone (I saw that ball blur the other day and turned SM on to see what happened and rewound my TiVo to the same spot and the blur was gone so that always a fix for football games if need be ... I think football actually looks better with it on ... other stuff I prefer off).
No tweaking the sound wasn't horrible .... I just turned off the the surround part, kept the Truvolume on ... went into the equalizer settings and put it on the custom where I have a 5 band equalizer ... and really tried to find the sweet spot for good a little more in your face kinda sound. The main thing I did was (might sound ghetto but I really wanted to scratch the sound bar) I had an old sheet of industrial carpet .... I cut a piece about 10" (the length of the speaker out back) it is hard enough so I was able to form an angle to is ... taped the top part to the angle of the speaker box are at at the top of the speaker so it hung out the back and down but didn't cover the speaker and of course not long enough to where you can see it from the front ... it angled just enough to catch the sound and shoot it down more so it wasn't shooting straight out the back and giving a bad kinda echoy sound. All this "Helped" .... not the best still but somewhat bearable now.
Ya this TV for sure has banding but not to bad for most probably ... at-least my second TV wasn't to bad ... the first was a lot worse for some reason. You can always see it on solid color backgrounds or sky / fog scenes where the picture pans fast.
I will see about posting my settings when I can get some time at home and in front of the TV ... They are by no means some pro kinda settings ... just what looked good to me and reduced the banding a bit (I found a solid blue screen on a show that showed the banding while paused ... I left it paused and went to picture settings and just started moving everything around till I cut down the banding a bit and that was what I left it at).
This really is a great TV for the price ... just a couple issues really that some may not even care about ... I myself am a little more critical ... but I may be able to get past really the "Only" issue which is the banding in my opinion .... This TV is spectacular all the way around minus that issue and the bleak sound (which really is normal on most of these thin tv's anyway I'm sure)
Originally Posted by Bakes33
debating between this set and the e601i-a3 - how glossy is the screen on this compared to the e60? I have a pretty bright room (windows facing the tv). Am I better off with the matte finish of the e601i-a3?
I have a very bright living room with a large bay window and the finish on this TV is not an issue at all ... It reall in my opinion isn't semigloss ... it's a matte screen that does Very well with reflections and this really is not an issue to be concerned about with this TV. It doesn't block out all light period ... but it's as good as any other tv I have ever seen at reducing the glare to a minimum ... I Never see anything at all when watching TV when I come for lunch every day ... and it's pretty darn bright in here with 2 windows behind me.Edited by falconman515 - 11/15/12 at 11:56am