Peter, thank you very much for your post! I just wanted to clear up one thing.
While I realize that 1080p devices are new to the market, etc - so some compatibility issues may exist, but I still DO NOT understand how to explain inability to connect my PC to Westi's HDMI input in 1080p - I'm getting HOT SPARKLING PIXELS all over the screen.
Reasoning that "there were no 1080p devices until recently" doesn't really work in this case - PCs with graphics cards with DVI output on them were available for a looooong time now, so at least this issue should have been tested at Westinghouse before releasing the model. Please, correct me if I'm wrong. I really want to find a solution here... And yes, I confirm, it is NOT a cable quality issue (some members suggested otherwise).
Also, how to explain the fact that when I call Westinghouse tech. support - they say that they haven't heard about "SPARKLING PIXELS" issue at all... It all adds up to my anxiety...
Anyhow, THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT POSTS AND HELP!
P.S. Forgot to mention - Sceptre 37" with a production date way before my Westi42 unit has no problems whatsoever displaying 1080p sources (computer/Samsung HD960/Helios) via HDMI. Strange........
Originally Posted by PeterS
A Little Light!!!
Guys, these are the first true 1080p products on the market and as such their are teething problems. Since until very recently there have been no Consumer Electronics 1080p sources, you can expect some issues to arise as companies work out some of these issues.
Rest assured that Westinghouse has the Samsung BD-P1000 in house and is testing it now. They are also committed to making it all work well together. All I can say is that the Samsung devices do not do some things the way one would have expected (I certainly wouldn't have) and not to say future CE devices won't do the same. However, again, it is being worked on.
We're on it!
PS - For the time being just use 1080i until the problem is addressed. The deinterlacer in the set is "top-notch" and should provide the same picture as if you sent it 1080p anyway. Changing cables, etc. will have no effect and "may" just cost you time and money.