Ok, now I have the 40 ". Two questions from this august group that I haven't seen yet on the thread (twice through).
OTA antenna? Never mind: I live in midtown and apparnelty don't need it. I Watched the Chiefs/Raiders on analog, thinking it was some form of HD. Now I know, and can get every local channel, without anteanna.
SOUND? ANY Sound? Yeh, it was that RCA cable as an additional cable that was needed. It was on a card inserted with the upconverter, but not in manual.
You know, I could live a while without the cable---
JUST IGNORE THE FOLLOWING ITALICIZED WORDS.
1. OTA? I thought I'd be able to get OTA reception--but plain old rabbit ears gives me a really weak signal--and I think I am seeing refrigreator noise on the screen plus lousy reception. I was expecting that. At least I could tell that pixels work. I am going to Cable HDTV programming real soon, but given the holiday week I may not get that installed for a couple of weeks.
Until then, what is a decent, but not too expensive antenna for some of our OTA local stations (some are only 480, but one is 1080i.)?
My primary use now is to play my DVD's with an upconverter for a family member recovering from surgery. I got a Samsung HD60--just a basic DVD play upconverter (the one for less than $100). The salesman threw in an HDMI cable and said that would do it. Well, the visual looks fine, but there is NO sound. I don't expect concert hall, any sound, tinny or not would do me for now.
A little message comes on the TV that says it isn't "HDMI audio capable." I don't know which it means--the disc (probably not), the upconverter (?), the TV(???). I've played around with settings on both the upconverter and on the TV, but I either haven't hit it or it ain't going to work.
What settings work and what is PCM?
Do I need an audio receiver?--nothing I have read or people I have talked to indicated that would be needed if I wasn't going to some super sound output.
Do I need another cable? It came with some RCA cables, I haven't tried attaching the audio ins and outs, that might work--but none of the schematics for connects (and I have several) show but not show that is needed in addition tothe HDMI cable.)
Do I need a different cable?