Originally Posted by j7f
stb settings:aspect ratio
: widescreen (16:9) -> stretch 4:3 picture
***stretching the 4:3 picture from the stb allows me to not have to constantly have to keep the changing the aspect during the first 100 hrs. when i want, i can adjust the aspect ratio on the panny to 4:3 if there's something i REALLY want to see in 4:3. the panny does a great job of changing it for me while keeping the stb as it is***output formats
: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
***i read elsewhere that the pannys do much better w/o the progressive inputs...i've done that also and noticed a difference. the difference, however, was NOT in PQ. it was in channel changing. when changing the channel btn all the input formats there was a delay, as well as, what can only be described as signal interruption. HOWEVER, if you can stand this, it's worth it just to know that you're watching whatever signal it is you should be watching. but, again...i've noticed ZERO difference in PQ***
my panny settings are as follow:
color mgt OFF
vid nr OFF
black level LIGHT
now, due to the quality of some of the hd channels...they aren't all as high, it seems...there is some diff in my HD quality all the way around. nothing too terrible. however, sometimes it seems as if my nbc and fox signals are extremely poor w/ regard to say...cbs or disc.
so, i tried outputting ALL the formats from my stb, as posted above...didn't change anything. at least, nothing that i noticed.
one thing that gets to me is that pictures and aspect ratios change all the time. either b/c of how the respective show is, or b/c of how you set up the stb. there seems to be no consistency. so, i seem to be on the same brain wave as everyone else
as mentioned before, i tend to have the stb stretch the 4:3 picture...i then watch it all in FULL for SD. it's absolutely watchable. in fact, we comment more on how the SD PQ looks than how the HD looks. sometimes i feel like maybe there's something wrong w/ my set b/c HD isn't excruciatingly breathtaking...
don't get me wrong, i notice how nice HD is mostly at night when i watch the late night talk shows, or disc hd or the movie channels in hd. hbo and showtime look great.
watched some showtime HD boxing last night...REALLY amazing. the blacks were great, the whites as nice.
but, again...they really did something right w/ the SD PQ on this tv...
ok, last thing i wanted to ask...
what are everyone else's settings? NOT for picture...those are all over this forum.
but, for SETUP...where you can change things in the CC and/or OTHER ADJUST menus...
thanks a ton everyone...every single thing you guys put out there is very useful...
i know it's a lot, but i would love to know what everyone has to say.
when you turn your pannys on w/ the remote...do you get 2 clicks?
one last gripe: TWC really isn't that great. AT ALL. every other cable comapny out there seems to offer more HD channels for free than they do...
comcast in NJ offers espn and YES in HD...whereas, in nyc twc offers only espnhd for a fee...and, doesn't even offer YES in hd.
LOVE my panny.