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post #1561 of 2816
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Originally Posted by mdrums View Post

So should I turn "Native" on or off? I have a HR20/700 and am running component cables. I will try HDMI this weekend.

I tried both but on the HD stations from ch70 and up the tv said 480i so I got confused and put it back to "Native on". I noticed with "Native off" that on the screen size button I get cinema and with "Native on" I do not. ?????

Mike -
Turn Native ON if you want the Pio to do all the processing/scaling of the signal.

What is happening is that you have your box set to 480i, so when you turn Native OFF - it is reverting to 480i - which is sending a SD resolution. This is fine for SD broadcasts since they are transmitting at 480i.

CINEMA is a screen stretch mode that is ONLY available with a 480i SD signal. This is why when you have NATIVE ON for HD programming such as HBO or HDNET - which are broadcast in 1080i - the CINEMA mode will disappear. But that is OK because you don't want to stretch HD - you want to watch HD with the FULL mode.

So turn NATIVE ON.
480i SD signals will output 480i and you can use CINEMA, WIDE, or ZOOM if you'd like to stretch it.
720p and 1080i HD signals will output at those resolutions and you can watch in FULL mode.

For your Pio to AUTOMATICALLY stretch 480i SD content to WIDE mode, you can set up the AUTO SIZE like I instructed earlier. This however may only work if you are using HDMI.

Here is a thread discussing 720p vs 1080i which may help you decide whether you'd like NATIVE ON so that the Pio gets an untouched signal from your DTV box. There WILL BE MORE PROCESSING of the signal if you choose to output only one resolution. NATIVE ON makes it easier on you so you don't have to manually change the output - I wish mine had this setting! I have to push up on my remote to change the resolution depending on which station I am watching.
Which is better: 1080i or 720p

The choice of course is ultimately up to you - I hope this clears up how NATIVE works. Let me know if you have more questions.
post #1562 of 2816
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Originally Posted by I WANT MORE View Post

Cycle through the resolutions on the HR20 until you get to 1080 (stretch is what I am using because I have a brand new 6070). Turn native off. That should resolve your issues with the panel adjusting for new resolutions. I do not like using native for the very same issues that you are describing.

I believe that was thmarine complaining of the delay, not mdrums. I do agree that the delay can be a nuisance, but I deal with it because I'm happier with the picture because it adjusts to the native broadcast resolution.

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Originally Posted by I WANT MORE View Post

Some will tell you that native will give you the best picture.
I have not had my Pioneer long enough (1 day) to decide for myself which looks better. On my old set I did not like using native nor did I see any difference in PQ by leaving it at 1080.

Of course it is up to you how you'd like to set yours and whether you see a difference or not, but here's a test for you to run.

Try this out and see if you notice this as I and others here have found.

Watch ESPNHD at 1080i and pay close attention to the ticker. It doesn't show up all the time, but at 1080i I've noticed juttering of the text. There are times I've had to watch for a while, and my guess is that it speeds up at times so I catch it. Reason why - ESPNHD is broadcast at 720p, just like ABC and FOX (those stations chose 720p for sports action, but that is another thread, another topic). So at any rate, this is only one reason I prefer to change the output to match the signal. The other reason is in the thread I noted for mdrums.

Regardless of all this, do what makes you happy. Just making sure you have all the info of what is happening to your signal.
post #1563 of 2816
Thanks Kr8z1. Like I mentioned I have only had my 6070 for 1 day so I don't claim to be an expert. I have had and H20 and HR20 since they came out though. When I used 720p resolution on my old set (Philips 50PF9956/37) the picture did not cover the full screen. It would leave off about 2 inches on all four sides and I did not like that so I just stuck w/ 1080i. I appreciate all of the feedback you and other provide on here. Any suggestions you have to make my new 6070 pop I'm all ears (or eyes I guess in this instance).
post #1564 of 2816
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Originally Posted by wtbrowN View Post

I have the Pio 5071 as well as several LCD sets. If you are watching from only 5 ft away you definitely need a 1080p set since you are using blu ray and PS3. So get a 1080p LCD set and you also won't have the glare of a plasma nor risk of image retention from serious gaming. But the Sony and Sharp models have a lot of issues such as cloudy panels, so if you decide on them buy it only from a store that will take it back for any reason within 30 days. Sony won't do anything for you if you complain about cloudy panel.

Thanks for the input. Yah, I've heard about the cloudy problems regarding these sets, but figured that I'd take my chances. But I'm leaning more towards the Pio after taking a look at it side by side with the Sony.

I might be getting a little out of bounds from this thread, but since most plasma displays have 768 lines of resolution (excluding the FHD1 - a little large for my space, and little costly so it doesn't pass the wife approval), what LCD's would you suggest besides the Sony (or Sharp)? Albeit, I still haven't written off the Pio, since I'm wary of sacrificing color and blacks for resolution - not to mention I *might* not be able to see the difference.

I seem to remember somewhere saying how picture quality is determined, and each point was ranked. I can't seem to find that anymore. Was it resolution that was at the bottom and contrast ratio at the top? I forget.
post #1565 of 2816
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The PS3 output 1080p/60 for now, but it has been rumored that it will get an update down the road for 1080p/24 support. Read the thread in the Blu-Ray section of the forum for more info. For now, I'd output 720p or 1080i from the PS3. That is also something that should be covered in the Blu-Ray section.

Here's hoping for the PS3 firmware update!

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Most 42" sets are only 1024x768. From what I've seen reported here, they are awesome sets and display an awesome picture. Have you been able to view the 940?

Yup, I've seen the pioneer and the sony side by side - though the pioneer was not the 940...I forget what it was - i think it was the 5070. At the time, I had my mind set on the Sony XBR2...but in the showroom, they had the sony and pioneer side by side - in terms of colors and blacks - I had to admit to myself that the Pioneer looked a little better (begrudgingly). I didn't notice much on the resolution side, though I wasn't actually focusing on that. I was sitting about 6 to 7 feet away from the tv's.

Another poster suggested that because I'll be viewing HD sources and from 5 feet away that the Pio might not cut it vs a 1080 LCD. What's your take?

Thanks for your input and your links!
post #1566 of 2816
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Originally Posted by wishful_st View Post

I might be getting a little out of bounds from this thread.......what LCD's would you suggest besides the Sony (or Sharp)?

Yep, asking for LCD recommendations needs to be done outside of this Pioneer Elite thread - best asked in the Flat Panel General or LCD section of the forums.

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Originally Posted by wishful_st View Post

I seem to remember somewhere saying how picture quality is determined, and each point was ranked. I can't seem to find that anymore. Was it resolution that was at the bottom and contrast ratio at the top? I forget.

Quoted from another member here (Sorry I forgot who it was and now wish I could give them credit. If someone remembers who it was, please remind me):

"In fact, a recent SMPTE (Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers) study found that the four aspects of a picture that the human eye seesin order of importance - are:

1. Contrast Ratio/Dynamic Range
2. Color Saturation
3. Colorimetry/Color Temperature or Grayscale
4. Resolution

So, all else being equal, resolution is actually the last item on the list in terms of picture quality and evaluation. High contrast ratio and accurate, deep color reproduction are generally greater contributors to overall perceived quality."
post #1567 of 2816
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Originally Posted by wishful_st View Post

Another poster suggested that because I'll be viewing HD sources and from 5 feet away that the Pio might not cut it vs a 1080 LCD. What's your take?

Thanks for your input and your links!

It all comes down to what you prefer. If you are talking of the Pio consumer 42" set, it's the 4270.

I prefer Plasma to LCD, even a 768p Plasma vs a 1080p LCD, so my opinion is Plasma sided. (I own one of the Pio plasmas for which this thread is titled )
post #1568 of 2816
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Originally Posted by Kr8z1 View Post

Mike -
Turn Native ON if you want the Pio to do all the processing/scaling of the signal.

What is happening is that you have your box set to 480i, so when you turn Native OFF - it is reverting to 480i - which is sending a SD resolution. This is fine for SD broadcasts since they are transmitting at 480i.

CINEMA is a screen stretch mode that is ONLY available with a 480i SD signal. This is why when you have NATIVE ON for HD programming such as HBO or HDNET - which are broadcast in 1080i - the CINEMA mode will disappear. But that is OK because you don't want to stretch HD - you want to watch HD with the FULL mode.

So turn NATIVE ON.
480i SD signals will output 480i and you can use CINEMA, WIDE, or ZOOM if you'd like to stretch it.
720p and 1080i HD signals will output at those resolutions and you can watch in FULL mode.

For your Pio to AUTOMATICALLY stretch 480i SD content to WIDE mode, you can set up the AUTO SIZE like I instructed earlier. This however may only work if you are using HDMI.

Here is a thread discussing 720p vs 1080i which may help you decide whether you'd like NATIVE ON so that the Pio gets an untouched signal from your DTV box. There WILL BE MORE PROCESSING of the signal if you choose to output only one resolution. NATIVE ON makes it easier on you so you don't have to manually change the output - I wish mine had this setting! I have to push up on my remote to change the resolution depending on which station I am watching.
Which is better: 1080i or 720p

The choice of course is ultimately up to you - I hope this clears up how NATIVE works. Let me know if you have more questions.

Got it..understand it now...thanks very much! Mike
post #1569 of 2816
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Originally Posted by Kr8z1 View Post

It all comes down to what you prefer. If you are talking of the Pio consumer 42" set, it's the 4270.

I prefer Plasma to LCD, even a 768p Plasma vs a 1080p LCD, so my opinion is Plasma sided. (I own one of the Pio plasmas for which this thread is titled )

I agree with Kr8z1. I looked for at the Sony xbr2 and the pioneer 1140 since they have both been released. I actually went into the various stores wanting to like the LCD more then the plasma, due to all of the past history of IR with plasma. Well for me it just was no comparison. Dont get me wrong, HD looks great on both televisions, however SD and even Digital on the LCD just did not look as sharp. Due to the fact that about 90% of TWC channels are digital or SD I thought it was an easy decision to go with the Elite 1140. The processor on the pioneer does a great job on SD and digital. I thought the Sony looked cloudy and had a slight lag on high speed pitures (such as watching football). Try to find a store where you can do an honest comparison by not only watching HD channels but also SD and Digital. Everyone has a different opinion but on this thread you can assume that the majority will prefer Plasma. Its all in the eyes of the beholder. Good luck.
post #1570 of 2816
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Originally Posted by Kr8z1 View Post

It all comes down to what you prefer. If you are talking of the Pio consumer 42" set, it's the 4270.

I prefer Plasma to LCD, even a 768p Plasma vs a 1080p LCD, so my opinion is Plasma sided. (I own one of the Pio plasmas for which this thread is titled )

Since this was my first entry into HD, I can tell you that I did serious research and side-by-side comparisons. Of course, price did play a role in comparison/choice. But, at the end of the day, like all of us - I wanted to get the best possible display for the money.

Having said that, and given that this is the Pio plasma thread... I chose the Pio 940. If space was not a consideration (see earlier pix post of my room), I would have gone with the 1140. If price *and* space were not an issue, I would have gone with the PRO-FHD1.

FWIW, the five things that tipped the scales to the Pio were:

1. PQ... IMHO (and prolly that of everyone here) the Pio's have the best PQ . I must have looked at dozens of side-by-sides, in dozens of showrooms with my own DVD's. I can't tell you all the sales people that I must have pissed off
2. Quality... Again, IMHO, based on research and opinions of other owners, the Pio was a stand out in this category. The Elites even better!!! And they come with a 2 year warranty.
3. For the $$$ we spend on these things, I just could NOT tolerate the motion blur on LCD technology. Even the best of the best LCD's have this. And, I was just not willing to accept that.
4. IR issues with plasma have been significantly reduced. I actually had some IR on my panel (stupid me), and it went away. The risk is just not as great, as it was with earlier generations.
5. Other technologies (DLP, projection, etc.) were not a consideration. I wanted a FLAT panel.

No disrespect to LCD owners, but that technology just didn't excite me. Remember the first time you walked into the showroom and set your eyes on that Pio??? The sizzle factor.

And, quite honestly, doesn't it feel good to know you have the best?

YMMV - steve
post #1571 of 2816
I bought a 1540 1 week ago and am thinking I might have a problem. The color seems to drift toward green. I have the AV Selection 'user' configured per D-Nice's break in recommendation and at times the picture looks terrific then I will notice everything becoming heavily tinted green. This isn't just a scene change. It will be this way for everything staying that way for 5-10 minutes and then it drifts back to being really good. This happens regardless of the video source (OTA or DVD). Sometimes it is stable for a longer period of time (like 1/2 hr) but generally it seems to drift back and forth in shorter intervals. I appreciate any information that can be offered.
post #1572 of 2816
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Originally Posted by joel57 View Post

I bought a 1540 1 week ago and am thinking I might have a problem. The color seems to drift toward green. I have the AV Selection 'user' configured per D-Nice's break in recommendation and at times the picture looks terrific then I will notice everything becoming heavily tinted green. This isn't just a scene change. It will be this way for everything staying that way for 5-10 minutes and then it drifts back to being really good. This happens regardless of the video source (OTA or DVD). Sometimes it is stable for a longer period of time (like 1/2 hr) but generally it seems to drift back and forth in shorter intervals. I appreciate any information that can be offered.

If you didn't say that this happens regardless of the source, I would suspect your STB. I have heard of several Moto STB's that have this kind of failure. But, since it happens both OTA and with DVD, you can pretty much eliminate both the source, and the connecting cables (assuming you are using different inputs for each source, and your cables are of good quality).

You didn't say if you were viewing source material with the break in settings or not. But, first double check the settings and see if you actually have them set to what you think you have them set to. If you are using "normal" settings for viewing source material, this will be irrelevant. But, it is worth double checking.

While I doubt that D-Nice's break in settings are contributing to this, I would suggest that you try to reproduce the problem using the factory settings. Go into the menu and reset everything to the default values. Then, view a source from both OTA, and DVD.

Regardless of why this is happening, if the problem persists with (or even without) the default values, I'm thinking that you probably have a fault in your panel. Since it is only 1 week old, I would definitely contact your dealer. Most dealers have a "replacement with a new unit policy", for at least the first 30 days. Jump on this now.

-steve
post #1573 of 2816
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Originally Posted by stevec325 View Post

If you didn't say that this happens regardless of the source, I would suspect your STB. I have heard of several Moto STB's that have this kind of failure. But, since it happens both OTA and with DVD, you can pretty much eliminate both the source, and the connecting cables (assuming you are using different inputs for each source, and your cables are of good quality).

You didn't say if you were viewing source material with the break in settings or not. But, first double check the settings and see if you actually have them set to what you think you have them set to. If you are using "normal" settings for viewing source material, this will be irrelevant. But, it is worth double checking.

While I doubt that D-Nice's break in settings are contributing to this, I would suggest that you try to reproduce the problem using the factory settings. Go into the menu and reset everything to the default values. Then, view a source from both OTA, and DVD.

Regardless of why this is happening, if the problem persists with (or even without) the default values, I'm thinking that you probably have a fault in your panel. Since it is only 1 week old, I would definitely contact your dealer. Most dealers have a "replacement with a new unit policy", for at least the first 30 days. Jump on this now.

-steve

I agree with Steve, return it to the store for a new one, its defective.
post #1574 of 2816
Hi all. After countless hours looking at TV's and scouring these forums I have narrowed down my 42" plasma TV purchase pretty much to either the Pio 4271 or the 940HD. (I am also taking a good hard look at the new Sammy 4254) BB has a really nice price on the 4271 (ends today) and I can get the 940 from Magnolia for 600 bones more. I have really gone over the forums here looking for reference information and read the 5070 vrs 1140HD thread. Kr8z1 posted a nice list of the Elite upgrades there. Going for a 42" rather than a 50" do you think the "bennys" of the 940HD are worth the money or save the cash and buy an up-converting dvd player and a bunch of beer? More seriously, I will prolly have this TV for years and I am looking at a 25% price diff between the two (2). Please share your honest opinion with me, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Crow
post #1575 of 2816
It really is going to be up to you and how you plan to use the set. If you'll use the extra tweaking abilities and networking capabilities of the Elite now or down the road, go for it. If you won't use or don't need those abilities, the 4271 is an awesome performer. You can get you a good dvd player with the extra $ (you don't really need an upconverting dvd player by the way, just a well built one with good reviews (Oppo and Toshiba are popular here) - or a HDDVD or BluRay player may be nice).

Also having a tv with the ELITE badge is a nice plus and to some worth a little extra $ just for that.
post #1576 of 2816
1540 owners,

At what viewing distance would you consider to be too close for your set? Feel free to specify source quality. Note: this may require standing in front of your display as your seating positions are no doubt fixed, sorry

This info will help me decide between 60" or 50".

Cheers
post #1577 of 2816
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1540 owners, At what viewing distance would you consider to be too close for your set?

For me, 7 feet would be a little too close, at 8 feet SDE and my one stuck pixel disappear and at 9 feet (my typical viewing distance) I'm awestruck. My visual acuity is a bit odd since I'm several years post Lasik monovision, but my dominant eye is about 20/20.

What worked for me was to start out standing very close to the panel in the store, then back away until it looked "perfect". For my eyes, that distance measured 8-9'.
post #1578 of 2816
My 940 HD pioneer elite has a pq prob. the faces of folks look a littly pasty.. and i lost settings. I have broken in the set it has abt 500hr. where can i find settings and any suggestions for the pasty look.. thanks very much[email]
post #1579 of 2816
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Originally Posted by Crowdog View Post

Hi all. After countless hours looking at TV's and scouring these forums I have narrowed down my 42" plasma TV purchase pretty much to either the Pio 4271 or the 940HD. (I am also taking a good hard look at the new Sammy 4254) BB has a really nice price on the 4271 (ends today) and I can get the 940 from Magnolia for 600 bones more. I have really gone over the forums here looking for reference information and read the 5070 vrs 1140HD thread. Kr8z1 posted a nice list of the Elite upgrades there. Going for a 42" rather than a 50" do you think the "bennys" of the 940HD are worth the money or save the cash and buy an up-converting dvd player and a bunch of beer? More seriously, I will prolly have this TV for years and I am looking at a 25% price diff between the two (2). Please share your honest opinion with me, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Crow

For most people, the 4271 is the one to buy as the extra features in the 940 are not worth the upcharge. Plus the 940 has the speakers on the side making it so wide. Put the extra savings toward a Blue Ray dvd player, once the price comes down, don't waste money on an upconverting DVD player, they are out of style now.
post #1580 of 2816
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Originally Posted by p54321 View Post

My 940 HD pioneer elite has a pq prob. the faces of folks look a littly pasty.. and i lost settings. I have broken in the set it has abt 500hr. where can i find settings and any suggestions for the pasty look.. thanks very much[email]

D-Nice settings are at http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=731242&page=1&pp=30.

The post breakin settings are in yellow. I find the picture looks better, however, if you boost color a bit more than D-Nice, and also boost sharpness to +14 to get a jaw dropping HD PQ. Let me know how this works for you.
post #1581 of 2816
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Originally Posted by xrox View Post

1540 owners,

At what viewing distance would you consider to be too close for your set? Feel free to specify source quality. Note: this may require standing in front of your display as your seating positions are no doubt fixed, sorry

This info will help me decide between 60" or 50".
Cheers

Another way for some of us to offer you an opinion, is to tell us how far you will be sitting from the TV. Surely, if not too close, get the 60".
post #1582 of 2816
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Originally Posted by wtbrowN View Post

For most people, the 4271 is the one to buy as the extra features in the 940 are not worth the upcharge. Plus the 940 has the speakers on the side making it so wide. Put the extra savings toward a Blue Ray dvd player, once the price comes down, don't waste money on an upconverting DVD player, they are out of style now.

The 940 has the speakers on the bottom of panel, making it slightly taller - not wider.

The price difference, after recent cuts in MSRP on the 940, make it only a few dollars more than the 4271.

For those few extra dollars you get:

1. The two year Elite warranty vs. one year for the 4271 - in and of itself worth the extra cost, especially if you buy the thing with your AMEX card. AMEX will add another year of warranty, bringing the total warranty to 3 years. Thus, any (fee for) extended warranties are not required. This alone, could actually make the overall cost less.

2. A top of the line unit (why do you think they give an extra year of warranty?).

3. The ability to tweak settings, and other added customizing features.

4. Arguably, the best 42" plasma available

You can also splurge and get one of the Oppo DVD players for about $150, while you wait for the price of BlueRay/HD-DVD to come down.

-steve
post #1583 of 2816
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Originally Posted by wtbrowN View Post

Another way for some of us to offer you an opinion, is to tell us how far you will be sitting from the TV. Surely, if not too close, get the 60".

There are 6 seating positions that vary from 6' to 14.5'. I think the far seats are too far for 50" and the close seats are too close for 60". So I was just wondering at distance a 60" becomes intolerable to watch.

Cheers
post #1584 of 2816
I just paid for an 1140HD. I pick it up tomorrow (Monday)
I am now looking for a good stand. Man, those things are expensive...sheeesh.
I bought two DVD's for the occassion. "The Fifth Element" and Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

I have seen some pics on here of others and their new TV. I will take some and post from time to time. I hope thats ok.

I fell like a 7 year old on Chrismas Eve!! Hahahahahhaah
post #1585 of 2816
Got my 1140!!

I finally purchased an 1140 on Saturday 3/31 and am enjoying it immensely. SD pictures are gorgeous.

My question: can I make the audio out of the panel variable? So far I can't seem to manage that. I would really like to accomplish this for ease of use for my wife. I would rather have the Pioneer do all the audio/video switching.

I'm sure some more questions will arise in the days ahead, since I am due to pick up my hd STB tomorrow.

Thanks to all who influenced me in this desicion. To all those still looking at the xbr, pannys and sammys ....STOP. You have already found the best PQ/feature set available... BUY IT!

Off to watch Planet Earth on Discovery.

(re)Pete
Columbus, OH
post #1586 of 2816
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Originally Posted by stevec325 View Post

The 940 has the speakers on the bottom of panel, making it slightly taller - not wider.

The price difference, after recent cuts in MSRP on the 940, make it only a few dollars more than the 4271.

For those few extra dollars you get:

1. The two year Elite warranty vs. one year for the 4271 - in and of itself worth the extra cost, especially if you buy the thing with your AMEX card. AMEX will add another year of warranty, bringing the total warranty to 3 years. Thus, any (fee for) extended warranties are not required. This alone, could actually make the overall cost less.

2. A top of the line unit (why do you think they give an extra year of warranty?).

3. The ability to tweak settings, and other added customizing features.

4. Arguably, the best 42" plasma available

You can also splurge and get one of the Oppo DVD players for about $150, while you wait for the price of BlueRay/HD-DVD to come down.

-steve

I see the Toshiba HD DVD player is now down to $399 list price and thats without searching online and at stores for the lowest prices. One quick search found it for $329.
post #1587 of 2816
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Originally Posted by xrox View Post

There are 6 seating positions that vary from 6' to 14.5'. I think the far seats are too far for 50" and the close seats are too close for 60". So I was just wondering at distance a 60" becomes intolerable to watch.

Cheers

You need to answer it yourself by which are the most important seats to be used the most. Go see both at Best Buy and you'll have your answer. 50" is too small for 14.5 feet, and 60" too big at 6 feet for many people, but you may find it ok.
post #1588 of 2816
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Originally Posted by fred33 View Post

I just paid for an 1140HD. I pick it up tomorrow (Monday)
I am now looking for a good stand. Man, those things are expensive...sheeesh.
I bought two DVD's for the occassion. "The Fifth Element" and Pink Floyd's "The Wall"

I have seen some pics on here of others and their new TV. I will take some and post from time to time. I hope thats ok.

I fell like a 7 year old on Chrismas Eve!! Hahahahahhaah

Or hang it on the wall, it looks so cool.
post #1589 of 2816
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Originally Posted by wtbrowN View Post

Or hang it on the wall, it looks so cool.

No hangin'. I live in an apartment.
post #1590 of 2816
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Originally Posted by (re)Pete View Post

Got my 1140!!

I finally purchased an 1140 on Saturday 3/31 and am enjoying it immensely. SD pictures are gorgeous.

My question: can I make the audio out of the panel variable? So far I can't seem to manage that. I would really like to accomplish this for ease of use for my wife. I would rather have the Pioneer do all the audio/video switching.

I'm sure some more questions will arise in the days ahead, since I am due to pick up my hd STB tomorrow.

Thanks to all who influenced me in this desicion. To all those still looking at the xbr, pannys and sammys ....STOP. You have already found the best PQ/feature set available... BUY IT!

Off to watch Planet Earth on Discovery.


(re)Pete
Columbus, OH

If you are running your Pio audio out to an audio receiver, the Pio remote will not control the volume, it only controls volume if the set is hooked up to its own attached speakers.
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