Originally Posted by JonnyZ
I just purchased the TX-R3079WH today from PC Richard in NY for $750 total with tax and everything... although reading this thread leaves me a little worried. but that was my absolute total limit on spending as i want this tv in my bedroom for when i purchase an xbox 360 later this month... i cant afford a few more hundred bucks for the Sony (which doesn't even include the HDTV tuner, which was a big selling point for me).
has anyone had any problems playing video games on this in HD? the TV doesn't come in until wednesday, so i cant test out my regular xbox with component out until then
I got my SlimFit this past Saturday. Like the others, I do have the bow in the bottom center of the screen. I purchased the TV for the same reasons as you. I played Star Wars EpII, Blade 2, and Lord of the Rings on the DVD via the Xbox and then I tried Halo 2 and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory. The TV displays an excellent picture. The only time you will have a problem is when you play a game that has a HUD or text on the bottom center of the screen if your TV has the geometry problem.
I think other than the bow this TV is great. Earlier in this thread I read that the geometry problems can be fixed via an Avia discs and the service menu. My Avia disc comes in tomorrow so I'll try that and let you know how it goes. I also placed a service call with Samsung and a local TV repair facility will call me in a couple of days. In the meantime I'll try the calibration.
You may be fortunate and get a TV that has no geometry problems. My opinion is to take delivery of the TV and if the problems bother you and you cannot fix them, exchange it or ask for refund.
Hope this helps.