Originally Posted by ixpagan
The issues experienced with my TX were constant lockups, the remote would not respond. Popping noise, not sure where that was coming from. Sometimes I would turn it on and all I would get is the "W" logo, nothing else. At the time Westinghouse was useless. They recommended that I cycle the power on the unit - disconnect the power cable every once in a while, Sometimes it worked sometimes it didnt. Right now I don't see anything in this price range that's worth picking up. Prices are going down - my recommendation would be is to be patient. When I picked up the TX47 I got it at a great price and was happy with the initial performance until the issues started. Eventually I ended up with a Samsung LNT 4665F as a replacement which I am very happy with and would recommend. In the end I ended up paying about $200.00 more for the Samsung and that's getting a super deal on Amazon over the Xmas holidays. I think it was worth the money. I checked today's prices on my set and prices are now in the 1600.00 to 1900.00 price range online, way over what I paid for it. If I were to do it over. I would have waited another year. I don't remember having to go through this much trouble when buying CRT TVs.
You know, I have noticed a popping sound now and then. I have no idea what it was, but I've got an electric heater and all kinds of junk in my room so I wasn't even sure it was the TV... any hypothesis about what it could be?
How long did your set last before these issues started to come up? I've had mine two weeks, I'm hoping stuff doesn't come up, but I've got a 4 year warranty from Best Buy so I guess it doesn't matter- if something goes wrong I'll get it fixed or replaced.
Also, you said you had the 47" right? I wonder if those lockup problems are restricted to it and the 42" performs better?
I got my PS3 last night and hooked it up via HDMI. Everything works GREAT. One annoying-ish thing is that when the PS3 changes resolutions (1080p in the menu to 720p for a game) the little info box pops up for a few seconds. Unnecessary, I think, but whatever.
Was playing Orange Box and noticed it has a strange little border on the right and bottom edge- it looks like it occurs when the game puts some kind of filter over what's going on on-screen (zooming in with a scope, etc.) so I'm guessing that it's a 1:1 pixel mapping thing, since it didn't happen with a Blu-Ray movie. *shrug* Setting the picture to Fill obviously fixes this, but like everybody else I wish it would overscan less or let us set how much it zooms in. But after reading about so many people with PS3 problems, I'm extremely happy everything is working. Watching Spiderman 3 on Blu-Ray confirmed that the speedy-shot-pixelization is in fact the broadcasts coming from the TV, because all the fast motion and shots in the movie looked fine. I'm actually quite impressed with how well the set handles speedy stuff when coming from a decent source.
noticed some banding- the only place I can see it is on the PS3's menu. The background color sort of fades in and out, and for about 3 seconds during that fade I can see banding. However, it goes away after that even though the colors in the background don't look that different. Strange, but glad this is the only time I've seen it.
Originally Posted by XxProtocolxX
Beefy we have the same model and firmware, can you tell me if when at a brightness of 41 and above you see white horizontal lines in blacks while looking at the screen from a side view. It should be pretty noticeable when you have a completely black image up. I suggest a wide screen DVD, so you have the two black bars on top and bottom - It's easily visible there)
I took a look at my set with the brightness at 45 last night. Did not see any white lines in black.