I just picked up a decent 26HF84 for $120.
With a June 2005 build date, the previous owner said he had the tv for 2+ almost 3 years.
For a bedroom tv, it's a nice improvement over the 20" Sears 4:3 crt.
Utilizing a set-top-box atsc tuner and connecting via hdmi, the high definition picture quality is fantastic.
(over-the-air CBC HD, Toronto)
Of course, I owe many thanks to everyone who has posted here.
Based on your opinions, I felt comfortable buying this tv. Thank you.fugiot
Your service menu tweaks have been a huge benefit. Thank you, sir.
May I enquire regarding your post #1229, page 41, quoted below?
Originally Posted by fugiot
SUB CONT should be ZERO! Not 15!
This affects the CONRAST which is now 63 across the board
and COLOR which is now 43 across all inputs
46. CONT. CENT - 63
47. CONT. MAX - 63
48. CONT. MIN - 31
49. COL. CENT - 43
50. COL. MAX - 43
51. COL. MIN - 43
Then, exit service menu, change to "Theater Wide 3" screen setting, enter service menu again and change V. SIZE to 50. This is ideal for widescreen 4:3 viewing from SD sources. Make sure "TheaterWide 1" is set exactly the same as "Full". "TheaterWide 2" is unused.
You mention, "...63 across the board..." however, you list 48. CONT. MIN as 31. Did you mean for CONT. MIN to be 63 also?
Secondly, regarding the "Theater Wide 3" screen setting; do you mean for this "V. SIZE to 50" adjustment to be made on all inputs?
Thanks for taking the time to respond. This tweaking for picture quality is fun and rewarding.