Originally Posted by ozcot
Just curious what part of the menu system is the setup for the upverting on this Great set?? I am leting my PS3 upvert now and it does an Great job...
I changed the upconverting settings on the dvd player, and not the TV.
If you really don't want HD-DVDs, then you would be better off investing in a new receiver that has better upconversion and also supports HDMI so that you can get the new lossless sound formats from Blu-Ray (or HD-DVD). Of course, these cost a lot more, but at least it would not be something that you will get rid of.
Also, remember, what you are getting on HD cable (like Starz) is 1080i. What's on a DVD is 480i, so no matter what you do, it will never look as good as high-def. The only way to get that quality is with a Blu-Ray player (or HD-DVD), which will actually be better since you get a true 1080p output (on most players).
But aren't they essentially upconverting 480p on the HD cable movie channels? I was using Cars as a comparison, and I don't think thats available on a high definition disc format.
After quite a few posts, I felt like I should at least put up a picture or two of the mis-coloration on my 50A2020. These are not to scare anyone, as I have said many times that I believe the Sony SXRD sets are excellent. Some seem to be perfect and some seem to have little issues. These pics were taken on a tripod with a small amount of ambient lighting from a covered window. The source is a laptop outputting 1080P/60. The pattern is a 50% grey background with 1-pixel wide black grid lines. Note that while the green is near the center of the screen, it is actually offset to the left by several inches. Also, the purple ring is very subtle around the green, but it is most noticeable towards the top of the image. These pictures are untouched, just scaled down in resolution. On my laptop, the green and purple were hard to see. On my Apple Cinema display, these photos accurately represent what the TV really looks like. YMMV.
I have something similar but its only the very bottom and center portion of the screen. It's very hard to notice, and I've never really seen it while watching any programming. I figure I'll wait a few months when all the A2020 stock is gone, and have best buy come and take a look at it hoping they will give me an A3000 (but I don't know if thats even possible)