Hi kids. Finally got my C32V37 delivered yesterday (you don't even want to know how incompetent the BB delivery dept. is out here) and spent an hour or two using the AVIA set-up disc to readjust. Color looks great, but there is definitely red push. Will post my settings below if anyone wants to compare them. Think I'm going to get that OFA remote as I noticed some geometry issues using the test patterns on the AVIA disc.
Cable installation Sunday (who installs cable on Easter Sunday? Not that I'm complaining, mind you, as this is Sopranos night.) Will have to re-read this thread on the white line so that I know how to set it up and will report back. I was told by one sales rep at Comcast that they use the Moto 5100, but another said there may be more than one STB available in my area. Am going to mention that 'FCC Proof of Performance' when the tech comes to do the install. Hope he/she doesn't slap me. I ran a coax from the wall jack to the t.v. directly, but got nothing via EZ scan except local channels that the t.v. was picking up OTA, sans antenna. (5 channels.)
Fairly satisfied with the set overall, though the sound could be better--I don't (yet) have a home theater set-up and if you could see the size of my l.r., you'd know why. Both the t.v. and the Pioneer 563-A DVD player have virtual surround capabilities. Have basic audio cables that came in the box running from the 2ch. output on DVD to the associated component input on the t.v. Haven't fiddled with it yet to see if I'm actually getting the effect.
I have the DVD player running in via component and noticed some graininess in the PQ via DVD (as compared to analog sets). I don't have cables to run it through the composite connections so could not compare as others have done. If I set the player to 4:3 letterbox, I get the double black bars and a much narrower viewing area. If I set it to 16x9, no double bars. I could not accurately tell whether there was any cropping/squishing in this setting (there did not appear to be) so if anyone knows, please confirm. Which setting is guaranteed to eliminate the use of scan lines in the black area? Sorry am so lazy about trolling back through all the posts about this.
White Level/Contrast=50 (still getting slight blooming so may turn down)
Black Level/Brightness=40 (the one setting I could accurately adjust)
Peaking-Detail/Sharpness=38 (had some trouble with this setting as nothing really seemed correct)
*These settings really require the ability to turn off all flesh tone control (i.e. the warm, medium, cool option) which I could not find a way to do through regular menus. Probably can turn off via service menu and re-adjust. Again, this set definitely pushes red and I could only get it to within 20% over a neutral setting. The AVIA disc felt this was a reasonable tolerance.
Can anyone explain what the Z-View does? I didn't find much help in the manual.
Whew! Apologies for the long post. Am sure to have more questions and comments in the days to come. In the meantime, I'm going home to watch LOTR....