A question for those using this monitor with component inputs and also some third party research on the MX-42X3.
First the insights. I was doing some additional web searches on this set and stumbled upon the Cnet site where I came across the following post with some interesting insights and admittedly third and fourth party news (not responsible for the information's accuracy, but promising it seems reasonable and promising all the same):
At Costco. MX-42X3 was made in June of 2005 info!
Call tech support today, the site for this TV is www.maxentusa.com
Left mess., and to my surprise the guy called me back, and said this is their newest TV out. He spoke well of it, and said they put a lot of work into making a nice one. I tried to buy 3 of them, and got 1 before they closed, the rest were up in the racks. Gonna go try and get 2 more tomorrow. Used the 300 off coupon.
Here is some info I found on another site, guys, check it out.
FYI For those questioning the Maxent name, the MX-42X3 uses the same OEM Samsung PDP panel used by many other OEMs in their high end plasma products . The PDP in this Maxent is the Samsung S42AX-XB02 which is the successor to the popular S42AX-XB01 found in the Toshiba 42HP83, 42HP84, Panasonic TH 42PHD7UY, and the Philips Ambilight 42PF9966/37 among others.
Posted by: frankie8acres (see profile) - 08/08/2005 8:53 PM
In reply to: Costco Maxent 42" by frankie8acres
Here's the link for the whole thread if anyone's interested:http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-7596-0....sageID=1348638
Now for the question: On the same site, it was mentioned several times that the Maxent will not allow the use of the screen stretch modes like panorama unless fed through the SVIDEO or HDMI ports (i.e. won't work using composite). Can anyone confirm or deny this report?
Thanks all... & enjoy your new toys!