Originally Posted by jwooly
My 65734 was delivered Monday. It replaced a 60" Mitsubishi CRT projection TV that had served me well. Obviously, the change in technology I'm experiencing is pretty dramatic. Here are my first impressions:
As far as the picture goes, it is simply amazing. I have analog cable and an in-the-attic antenna so I am getting all types of signals: 480i, SD 4:3, and HD. I haven't touched the color adjustments yet, so I'm sure the experts out there could find ways to improve the picture, but I can't. The colors are so rich and the images so bright that I feel like I've entered a new world. I had on a baseball game in HD and it was so amazing that even my 11-year old daughter who never watches baseball sat down to watch with me.
I've played around with the audio adjustments a little, but I don't think I'll be able to get the full rich sound that my old Mitsubishi's larger speakers gave me. The sound, to me, sounds like it's in a box rather than sounding natural. I guess I'll have to get a surround sound system now.
So picture fantastic, sound okay (I haven't had any of that whine noise that earlier posters mentioned) and other features about what you would expect. But there is one HUGE negative that makes me miss my old Mitsubishi. I hope someone can tell me it's just something I'm doing wrong, because it really bugs me.
I am a channel surfer. I sit with my remote and flip and flip to find something I like. On my old Mitsubishi, the channels went like this: 1,2,3, etc. On my new set, the channels go 1....................., 2............................, 3............. You get the idea. Instead of being instantly on the next channel, there is about a 3-4 second lag between when I push the channel up or down button and when the channel appears on screen. It is really annoying for a channel surfer like me.
So does anyone know if this is just the way digital sets work now? Is it on all sets, or just Mitsubishi's? Is there an adjustment I need to make? Will it go away if I switch to digital cable? Any input would be welcome.
So to sum it up, I absolutely love my new 65734's picture, can live with my new TV's sound until I get a surround sound system, but hate watching TV because I can't stand changing channels anymore.