Originally Posted by bmack
No. Setting stays when inputs change.
This is one of the few benefits the Sony XBR2/3 have over this TV. I wish it had it but there are 3 settings that are all the same (Standard, Custom, and Dynamic) which you can use for specific inputs. Movie always does something to the vid processor to enhance (or not process) contrast.
So for me....
Standard = TV
Custome = Xbox 360
Dynamic = DVD
Dynamic is only messed up by default but you can complely reconfigure all the settings. So I just look at it as Config1, Config2, Config3.
------------- On another note I am not happy with the Dennon 1730 -----------
I just returned the Dennon 1730 DVD player I bought. I should have known better but the DVDs image quality was no better than my 5 year old DVD player that actually has the Farouga chip and outputs component.
Also, one strange thing with the Samsung is that if the input is HDMI, it does not offer the same zoom modes as with component. What this means is that if you play old (crappy) DVS or new (crappy) Star Wars bonus discs which are "LETTERBOX" the zoom will not keep the corect aspect ration.
Other problems with the 1730 were the layer change was not good at all. It was just as slow as other really cheap ones and maybe worse. And you could dim all the lights on the front but they were still too bright and they added an anoying bright orange LED to indicate the HDMI cable was active but you could not dim that at all. All in all, I was simply not impressed with the 1080i scaling and could not see any improvement over my much older DVD so I returned it.
What this means, is if you are getting a HDMI DVD player or HD DVD make sure it supports a number of zoom features so that it can use the whole TV for these old things. Of cousre it won't look that good but I like to use the whole TV whenever possible.
----------- And HDMI Cables.... "I mean Come On" -----------------
One last note: When I picked up the $160 Dennon DVD the salesman pointed me to there Audioquest HDMI cables for.... get this... $360
I had to laugh in his face. I mean you can argue the merits of high quality analog signal cables all day but these are digital signals. They did have cheaper ones for $80 but once again, give me a break. I told him I could find them much cheaper online and he kind of shook his head as if to say good luck.
I picked up 2 HDMI gold connector cables over at monoprice for about $6 each. For a total of less than $20 I had 2 cable shipped to my door.
I know cables are always a rip off but this is price gouging at a whole new level and its shameful for stores to try to get away with this. Don't buy these overpriced rip-offs HDMI or DVI cables.