Well, I'm back home. Took a bit before I could mess around with it due to the phone ringing nonstop (including an aggressive telemarketer that actually called back
after I told him I'm on the national do-not-call list and hung up on him
). Here's what I found:
- PQ was amazing out of the box, but holy frack is it even better after some tweaking. I'm using the recommended settings in the FAQ thread
. I tried StevenZ's settings, but at the moment (might just be what I'm watching) I'm liking the slightly over-saturated look mike_pro has in the FAQ.
- I measured the vertical geometry issue I noticed: 3/16 of an inch. I think that's ok, as I don't notice it unless the test pattern is on, even if I'm looking for it and there's strait vertical lines.
- Reflection issue on the top black bar, when the video has those bars, is indeed there, but I barely notice it. I don't think it'll be an issue.
- I was seeing some wierd crease like things on the screen when it was pitch black, but in all honesty I'm not sure if it's the screen or some kind of reflection yet. If it's the TV, I'll update.
I'd post some pictures, but I don't think there's any need since I don't have any issues to show and my room's a mess (still moving in and there's boxes stacked all around the TV)...unless people want any, then I will.
I just ordered DirectTV. I was waiting for the TV to get here before I got that. This TV rocks, I can't wait to see some real HD content on it!
BTW: If anybody saw recommended XBox via HDMI settings, please point me there. In the FAQ thread, it's still listed as "This section still in progress", and looks like it's being tested with component (though I don't know if that makes a difference, hooking it up via component as opposed to HDMI).