I have had this unit for about a year and bought the extended warrantee from Sam's Club because a looked up the bulb's price and got the same $695. I love my set but did have to get the sound board replaced under Philips warrantee. Sam's Club extention is one of the few that cover bulb replacement. Best Buy does not. I have since looked up other sites than Philiip's to see how much it would cost through another source.
has the replacement for $196 so if you are out of warrantee look around. It is a beautiful set and I tried a few. The movement and colors are great. The angle of view from the sides is good also but not as good if you are somewhat close and on the floor or standing above it, therefore the veritical (up and down) angle.
The inputs are numerous and many take more than one type, Eg. input 1 & 2 take SVideo as well as composite, input 3 & 4 have component and composite. The RF connector is for analog or HD antenna. Input 5 is HDMI, input 6 VGA and audio, and front panel has a s-video and composite along with headset audio out. So you have 5 composite, 3 S-video, 2 component, 1 RF, 1HDMI, 1VGA+audio possibilities.
The selections for standard screen 4:3 standartd zoom 14:6 and 19:9 (these zoom standard format to fill most of the screen to all the screen with Possible loss of some picture. Gets rid of top and bottom black bars. Then it has the wide screen, subtitle zoom and super zoom (stretches the sides more than the center) It also has normal mode but I have noticed no difference between normal and wide screen. I really like the screen size features of this model.
Hope some of this helps.