Originally Posted by sideout99
No TV is perfect. If we accept them as they are, not get too anal (as I was when I first got my F8000), as long as it looks good to you... that's all that matters.
Are you talkin' ta me?
I was definitely feeling underwhelmed yesterday after first powering up the set, and yes, anal too. After just a day now of watching cable, Netflix and a Blu-Ray, I'm certain clouding is a non-issue for me. I have not noticed it during programming once since that first time, which I'm now not sure wasn't a scene intended look that way. The off axis viewing still sucks. It begins at the typical 10 - 15 degrees. It's only bothersome because in this bedroom I tend to casually view off center more than in the other rooms with TV's.
The blacks blow away my Toshiba and Sharp, in fact I'd say they're definitely better than the S1 Panasonic plasma it replaces. My settings are pretty typical except for color. Everyone says 50, but I think that is over blown, making flesh tones look too red. I'm at 40 and liking it.
Originally Posted by mcoomer
Picked up the 60"and love it but I do have problem. Currently, I have my HD set top box connected to the SATV/CATV input on a Sony STR-DN840 with the HDMI out connected to HDMI 3 on the TV. Very simple setup.
Here's my problem. While watching cable I can play the audio to the floor speakers. If I try to use the Netflix app or stream from a website (wife loves her Thai soap operas) I can't get the audio to play to the floor speakers. I've been trying for two days now to figure this out and I'm getting nowhere.
Since HDMI 3 is the ARC channel shouldn't this work? Do I need to run another connection down to the AVR to pass audio from the web or apps to my floor speakers? I saw a few other posts concerning this problem but never saw a definitive answer. A little help please.
As far as I know, the TV should output all sources over the ARC HDMI to an A/V receiver, soundbar, etc. You can try a new high speed (HDMI 1.4) cable or the optical digital output, but it my be a Samsung thing.