Originally Posted by Kagaden
Here we go, I received my HL-T6187S today and set her up. I definitely need more time with this set but initial impressions have me blown away. Some of the things that were important for me right off the bat and some pictures are attached of the set + on the 2007 TR500X3B stand.The GoodColor and Picture
Wow. I was initially disappointed with the color of this set until I changed it to Movie mode and Warm 1. Most of my disappointment I found stemmed from DNIe being turned on. How they can market that thing as a "feature" is beyond me.
After those two minor adjustments the picture looks much better. My girlfriend commented "Wow, it looks 3d now!" which I've never EVER heard her say when watching anything.
I'll be doing an Avia and DVE tweak this coming weekend so I can only imagine how much better it'll look.
Black level on VGA, Component looks pitch black to me out of the box. Like it matches the piano black bezel with the lights off.
I'm very pleased.Banding
I didn't notice any out of the ordinary with VGA, Standard Definition, DVD's, and Component Wii/PS2 on any mode I fiddled with. I don't have a PS3 or Xbox yet but I'm sure the picture quality is worlds better. My initial impression is that this set corrects the problem I've read with last years 5679's.VGA
Text, color, everything looks fantastic in VGA mode at 1920x1080P. Holy crap, this is what I was looking for. As you can tell by the pics I enjoy my gaming Silk Screen Effect & Screen Door Effect
I'm very sensitive to SSE and SDE from my old set the Sony KL-W9000. Thankfully, this set is a huge improvement for me. As well it should be, being that the KL-W9000 technology is almost 10 years old now
I can see some light silk screen "shimmering" on bright solid colors if I'm under 5 feet from the set. It looks very fine and uniform. When I'm 7-10 feet it's negligible. This is a personal opinion, I'm used to far worse and far more distracting Silk Screen on my display. Gf is playing Paper Mario right now with the lights off in 480p and intense solid colors look great and uniform against each other.
On a side note, I'm really surprised with how much better the Wii games look in 480p. I wasn't expecting this much of an improvement over S-Video.
No visible pixel structure means no Screen Door Effect. I'm in love. The BadVGA Underscan
To my surprise VGA is underscanned in 1920x1080P mode by about 3% on top and 5% on the sides. Mine was off-center also but was nothing a quick visit to Advanced options in the Geforce menu didn't cover. I was expecting overscan to the frame. I'll tweak it later this week.Rainbows
These are NOT the traditional type of lamp rainbows, and I haven't seen them talked about on here yet. They only appear (very faintly) on nearly entire black backgrounds with a single image. The Windows XP screen is a good test but I've also seen them on the Wii and PS2 once or twice. There are two of them, both about 2/3rds of the way down the screen in the middle and spaced about 6 inches apart.
It looks as if some very small portion of light is interfering (potentially the blue LED?) with the black in the image.
I'd like to know if anyone else has seen this on their set. It's not distracting but my gf and I can see them if we look but most of the time during dark or completely black scenes they are not there at all. I'll try to capture an image of it later this week on the Windows XP startup screen. This is the only place I can see it consistently.High Definition Material
I'm a high definition noob. I figured I could get HD channels directly from the Time Warner coaxial cable uhh... well they don't come in and I'm not sure how to set them up. My options when scanning channels are Analog/Digital and STD, HDC, and IRC for each. Maybe I need a set top box or maybe I just set them up wrong.
Any assistance would be helpful. I'd like to see Planet Earth in HD
2048x 1536 PicturesLayoutDesktopGf playing Paper Mario on WiiGamecube Super Smash Bros in default Dynamic
(you can see the very blue default picture here)