Well BB showed up yesterday with my 5687!.
Initial impression was, wow, this is a bit larger than my 15 year old 27" Zenith, lol
The guys set it up and turned it on, and thankfully I saw none of the smudgies, and the geometry looks good, very little pincussion. The only thing we noticed was a very tiny black spot like a small bug about 1.5" from the top. In fact the BB guys said it was a bug and another they had delivered that day had one right in the middle of the screen. They said they would have a new unit ordered for me and delivered. But I'm thinking that after I get my DVE next week and confirm the geometry and settings, I will cancel the replacement. The bug is so small I only notice it if I look and the scene is bright. The rest of the set seems so good I don't want to take a chance of getting a bad one, and if I get brave enough, I can probably open one of the side ports and get it off myself. maybe I'll get Eliab to do it when I schedule my calibration,
So how's it look? Well after applying Eliab's settings all I can say is WOW!!
I watched the OSU/TEX game on ABCHD, and even though the hated OSU won,
I don't think my jaw ever left the floor! I have never seen a better HD picture in a store or anywhere else for that matter. You could even see the metal flake paint in the OSU helmets. I literally couldn't take my eyes off the screen.
I also saw the very end of the shuttle launch on HDNET, and was wowed with that. I'm sorry I missed it. I sure would have recorded that.
Anyone buying though, really does need to be sure and apply the settings Eliab has for a start, because out of the box, it is set way to high, and looks pretty bad. I finally wound up with.
Picture mode: Movie
Digital NR: off
Color tone: Warm 2
I found that a brightness of 30 gives better black levels. This may change when I get my DVE and can really do some adjustments with it.
Oh, and remember to calibrate each input. I purchased the Sony ( yes I know, don't support the evil empire) NS75H, and it looked terrible!
After messing with it for awhile, I finally remembered the settings needed adjustment for that input also, and sure enough they were default. After adjustment DVD's look much better.
SD is not great, but is acceptable for me. It actually is better than I thought it was going to be.
All in all, I am very happy with my purchase so far.
On a side note. My cable just switched to COX, and I have the SA 8300HD DVR. I have to say that the SA box has probably the worst guide and menu system out there. It is very rudimentary. I also have not figured out how to watch a program that is recording and get it to start from the begining. Going to the recording just puts you in at that point. Anybody have this unit, and can shed some light?