Originally Posted by cazual
what settings did you get using DVE? I am going to give that a try first, then once I order the spyder do a comparison.
sorry no cable card.
look up afew post and you'll see what i posted on my re-calibrated results from DVE. i got it nailed down for DVD's but for watching cable its always a toss up due to stations broadcasting, sometimes certain programs look really good, sometimes "ok"... HD however is ALWAYS!!! amazing! even the colors and brightness, everythings like 5x times better then my DVD settings. last nite i was watching the Matrix Reloaded on a HD channel(i think it was CityTVHD or CTV HD) and it looked beyond incredible! when i first started watching it i couldnt believe that it was in HD since the film was never really recorded with a HD camera and i didnt think the station could upconvert it so good, well i pop in my DVD copy of Reloaded and did a swap between DVD and HD box and HOLY ****!!! was there a big difference.. with the HD box i was able to pause so i would pause at a certain "close up" scene and then find it on the DVD and pause it.. switch between component 1 and 2 to see the difference.. everything even the colors looked a 10 times better on the HD channel then the DVD!!!!! i couldnt believe it, i never though stations could upconvert a normal film so good and make it look like true HD!
Originally Posted by blstanle
Need some actual user advice on this TV. I was about to pull the trigger on a 37" LG LCD because of all the really good reports related to its analog SD performance and sound quality. I keep coming back to this set because of the lower price and generally positive feedback. Based on the fact that I will only use this for Analog SD cable (COAX from wall to tv) and up-convert DVD player with the built-in speakers, would you still recommend it based on your SD and DVD experience? Thanks
the SD content on the L37HDTV was "ok", however on the VX37L its much better, however im running SD off my Motorola DCT 6800 HD PVR and i have it set to upconvert 480i to 720p. SD looks just as good as my old sharp 27" tube if not better due to better colors and the 60hz refresh rate(progress scan too).
i was almost going to get the LG 37" also.. one thing that turned me off the most was the lack of a adjustable backlight which i found to be of the utmost importance in any LCD!!.. plus the price was to much.. i still find it selling for more then the Sharp Aqous 37"??!!!. its a nice/good TV but not worth the price.. not only is the vizio much less expensive, the unit itself is WAYYYYYY more stylish!!(sexy ass!!!!, love the glossy boarder)