Originally Posted by tangcoma
If u only calibrate with that disc , u can't get the full power of the TV ! U have to calibrate both gamma and color temp. as well ! B4 I am using eyeone to calibrate all of my projector and TV , after that u will get a really amazing picture quality , but the down side is take longer time to achieve it , try and error is painful !
I know, but that is the only thing I have to work with at the moment. At least it will get me close-ish.
Well, the good news is despite Best Buy delivery being 2 hours late and not calling to let me know (I was starting to get livid when I was told between 11am-1pm and had to call them at 2:30pm to find out where my TV was!) and then not wanting to follow through with (1)unboxing the TV and (2)setting it on it's stand, (3)connecting the existing HDMI cable and (4)power it on to make sure it worked; my TV arrived today! I can understand that they can't put it on the wall mount for liability reasons, but these four things were supposed to be included in the standard delivery. I finally managed to get them to take the (1)top of the box off and (2)connect power - half of what they were supposed to do! At least it's here and undamaged. It had the sticker on the box for the media player so I was pretty assured by what I've been reading that it has the HDCP2 upgrade. Further inspection of the back with the HDMI4 port in the same area as 1 and 3 instead of down and to the right told me that this unit will not need the CX2 board (the input board for the HDCP2 upgrade).
I have it mounted on my wall but haven't hidden my wires yet. I've been too busy having fun with it!!! OH MY GOD I love this set! I finally have a picture that matches my sound in size!
The built in speakers after a few minutes of watching kinda just disappear. They also sound AMAZING for TV speakers. They don't stand up to my Klipsch by any means, but if I didn't have those, I honestly wouldn't mind if I had to listen to the sound just from the TV. Motion from my Xbox 360 playing my favorite racing games is fluid and doesn't feel like it lags at all. The colours right out of the box with very little adjustment yield very life like flesh tones, great blacks and whites without being over saturated or "poppy". When I do get a chance to use my S&M disc I don't expect to have to change very much - but if it can get better than this I will be truly blown away!
I've never been big on 3D - it tends to hurt my eyes - so I wasn't purchasing this TV for viewing in 3D. Also, I have no 3D media for this same reason. But, with everyone saying how good the 3D is on this set, I had to at least try the 2D to 3D conversion. The picture was just about as bright as 2D and the very light weight glasses didn't hurt my eyes compared to other 3D demos I have seen. My wife's eyes did start bothering her early on so I think we are still going to stay away from 3D viewing, even though this set really seems to deliver the goods!
Note to those of you who may buy the 65" set and use the wall mounting kit from Monoprice, you will need to drill a mounting hole on the wings, flip the wings inside out on the arms and buy M6 screws to mount the wings to the TV. Otherwise it works great! It's not flush against the wall since it is a FULL motion mount, but as someone else stated earlier, this TV isn't really supposed to be a disappearing ultra thin unit to begin with so that doesn't bother me in the least.
I am REALLY happy with my decision to go with this set vs the ZT60 I was originally looking at getting. Now it is time to do the final changes to my design and then build my entertainment cabinets around everything.