Originally Posted by Rodn'Reel
I have the 6188W and Oppo 970. A week from today I am getting a Lumagen processor and ISF calibration. I will use the 480i from the Oppo to feed straight into the Lumagen so it can do all the scaling etc. The Oppo won't do any upconverting. This is my strategy to get the BEST PQ possible from the SD DVD's and SD TV with the Sammy. I'm hoping the Lumagen helps the HD too.
Any flaws to or suggested improvements to this "strategery"? Thank you, thank you very much.
Completed calibration, Lumagen HDQ processor install, program new remote and other work yesterday. I loved it before but am now totally impressed. Calibration makes such a difference in the colors, shadows, etc. And the Lumagen adds a great deal to SD TV and SD DVD's. SD channels that looked not-so-hot now look way better. Very satisfied that I have an unbeatable combo for the money and for years to come. Can't wait to show the kids in our traditional Sunday family movie night.
By the way, I returned 2 HDMI cables yesterday and had the chance to look at the new Mitsu 65" 832's and again look at the Sony A2000. Nice sets, but the Sammy still has them both beat even without calibration in my opinion. Plus, the Sammy looks so much better IMO. No remorse at all.
Oh, by the way, for those stuck in Central/West Coast of Florida low-tech hell, try Barry Vandenberg with Orlando Digital TV. http://www.orlandodigital.tv/hardware.htm
or barryatorlandodigitaltvdotcom. He was patient and knows his stuff man.