I am primarily a HTPC user. It's the reason I bought this TV. I don't even have cable or a standalone DVD player hooked up right now.
After using the set for the night I must say I'm more than pleased. As a monitor this set will work better than any other on the market right now. It has a built in PC Aspect which gives you no over or underscan AND 1:1 pixel mapping at 1920X1080. It has a built it toggle between Video and PC grayscale levels.
I can't say anything about the VGA port, as I see no reason not to connect my PC (with x800 Pro vid card) through DVI-HDMI. DVDs look superb using Zoomplayer with DScaler and FFDShow (upscaling to 1080p).
Battlefield 2 looks absolutely insane. I can't describe how lush and detailed everything looks, and how the water shimmers as it catches the light just so... The PQ on this set is so good that it makes the Toshiba 62HMX94 I was using last week put on a dunce cap and cry in the corner. I can hardly believe the graphics I'm seeing now are coming from the same source as when I saw them on the Tosh set.
Oh, and I've tested it with Tekken 5 on PS2 and Soul Calibur 2 on Gamecube. Zero lag. This set doesn't need a game mode like the Toshibas, it simply doesn't have a latency problem at all with game consoles.
I've seen SXRD at Huppins (online known as Onecall) and I must say I'm impressed. To me this looks just as good though, and with the 1080p over HDMI it definately was the better choice for my needs (HTPC user).
Originally Posted by dk0r
I intend to use this display as a HTPC, especially for gaming, and am wondering how this display will handle over/under-scan issues?
Also, 1.Are over/under-scan issues just TV dependent? or are they Video Card dependent, or both?
2.What kind of video card are you using? 3.Are you using DVI to HDMI, or straight VGA ? and 4.Would using DVI to HDMI or straight VGA have an affect on over/under-scan issues?
All I know is that if you send this TV a 1920X1080 60 Hz signal from your PC with DVI-HDMI and put the set on PC Aspect Ratio and PC DVI Color, it will correcly give you 1:1 pixel mapping at 1080p with no over/underscan and correct PC level grayscale (1-255). Any newer ATI or NVidia graphics card with the latest drivers will be able to do this, and if you didn't have a newer card you wouldn't be able to run games in 1920X1080 anyways (it's roughtly equivalent to running in the more common 1600X1200 in terms of framerates).
Battlefield 2 looks better on this TV than it does on my 19" Sony LCD monitor. I look forward to years of insane gaming on this set.