Originally Posted by mabuttra
If CBS transmits the data, then that is where you have to tune to. Actually the host channel will show up when you get a grid. Then it will go away after three days. It will come back again when the DHG collects all of the grid building data, and go away again after three days. This cycle will repeat. I have a host channel set about 3/4 of the time.
Again, appreciate the info. Also have an "out of the blue" sorta DHG related ? as well.
I'm upgrading one of my TV sets from a 2001 50" rear projection Toshiba HDTV to either a 65" Samsung D8000 (fell in love with picture in store) or perhaps an ES8000. Was planning to keep using the DHG along with a 2001 Yamaha natural sound receiver RX-V2500 (no HDMI, component cables)...So, wondering if you'd know whether I'm doing myself a disservice (as to pix quality):
(a) by continuing to use (i) my DHG and (ii) old Yamaha receiver with this newer TV (does the DHG and component cables degrade video quality such that a laymen would notice)?
(b) the D8000 got generally good reviews apart from what the writers call picture uniformity, i.e., " serious issue with picture uniformity. The deep black levels and accurate colors tend to diminish towards the edges of the picture" They say the ES8000 does a somewhat better job on this but wonder if I'll ever notice as my primary use is watching sports, network TV shows, and cable news with only an occasional blue ray disc, i.e., is ES8000 vs D8000 worth the extra money?
I'm not the type of guy likely to spend much time fixating on settings or stuff like calibration after making an hour or so of initial adjustments during first week I get this new toy, after that it'll all be turn it on and watch....appreciating all answers to these types of questions are ultimately subjective (apart from lab measurements you see in reviews), your opinion, if you feel comfortable providing it, would be much appreciated!