Originally posted by bada
As we know, people with sets free of problems are not writing posts, but instead watching their new TVs in peace. I wonder though what the percentage is of defective sets?
Seems like a lot of sets out there being returned. Are you guys with lemons only 1% of the total market, or are we going to look back a year from now to the summer that Sony released the infamous 960 riddled with problems...
Well, as someone with a relatively problem free set, I guess I should speak up. As it were, I wrote something like this a while back, but do to a crappy browser, my session 'timed out', and w/o the cookies in place to save what I wrote it was all lost... needless to say, I didn't feel like trying to re-create my 1/2 hour or so of typing, so a shortened and condensed version of before.
As you may know, I bought from CC (hate the local one, they don't honor their own stuff a majority of the time and are jerks to boot--however, I love the one in SR, so I order through them and then have it shipped here to this one).
I left my tv on 24/7 (for burn in) until I left for a week. When I got back, I turned it back on again for another 36 hours straight, and at that point, had the 100+ hours necessary to have it calibrated.
Now, I'd just taken my HTiB out (an Onkyo set, that I must say I love), and connected the DVD player up that day, so I had not adjusted any of the settings. The ISF guy came out, modified my settings and with his first two changes, gave me about 40% more resolution.
Then he went through the long process of adjusting the set through the service menu, saving his changes along the way. My good set became a great set, and then finally an exceptional set. It was so completely worth it. He realigned the guns (as best he could from the service menu), made the blacks true, and the picture is the best I've ever seen. I've been re-watching movies on this new tv and seeing things I couldn't see on my old tv (granted my old tv is 10years old and only about 21")...
So... To all the people wondering if there are any good sets out there... Yeah, I've got one. I love it. I don't mind the SD content, because I'm the ultimate channel surfer, and now w/ PBP (Picture by Picture), I can watch one show, and as soon as it hits commercial, flick the knob to the right and either surf or watch that channel, and then go back as soon as the commercial is over.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask away.