I'm making this post because I can find barely any posts regarding this LCD, and I'm plenty sure that there are some of you out there looking for info on it. Please keep in mind I do not have telescopic eyes like rest of you AVS'er here. I just enjoy a good tv to watch an equally good movie on, and perhaps even one day play an XBox 360.
I bought KLV-S32A10 last night at Best Buy. It was on sale and 200 bucks off the normal price. I'm definitely enjoying it so far. Unfortunately I do not have any true HD source currently to test out the HD pic quality. Standard Def from analogue cable is fairly nasty, but no more than expected.
The beauty was watching my dvd's using my laptop as a upcoverting player through the VGA connection. Everything looks beautiful even though the dvd's are not HD. It took me a while to get the settings right, but I think I got it working the way I want it. I've tested Spider-man 2, Lord of the Rings, Batman Begins, Serenity, Blade Runner, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Equilibrium and an episode of the Shield. Every one of the dvd's looked fantastic. Definitely get a good upcoverting dvd player though.
One major gripe I have is with one scene in Serenity. Near the end, there is a scene with a dark room with only red lights on all the actors. On my laptop it looks fine, it just looks like red lights shining on the actors. However, on the TV it looks like the actors are glowing red instead, kinda like red Oompa Loompas. I've tried adjusting as much as I could to fix it, to no avail. It might be because of the input type. I have a DVI to HDMI cable here at work I'm gonna bring home and test it out to make sure.
That is the only example where it didn't look good at all. I've looked at Spider-man 2 dvd and the reds at the beginning credit looked fine, but not great.
I have not noticed any serious ghosting, if any at all. I'm not really nitpicky with the black levels, so I'm not the best one to ask about it. But I definitely didn't have any problems with the black levels with any of the movies. Dark scenes looked black without overwhelming any of the action.
I am planning on downloading some 720p video on my laptop after I get home from work tonight and see how it looks.
Keep in mind though, I'm no expert. I'm just a regular joe who likes me a fancy tv.
I am, however, going to test it out with more videos to make sure this tv is it for me. If I see any serious flaws, I wouldn't hesitate returning the TV and get something else. But currently, I'm very satisfied with the purchase, and really happy with the dvd playback. Hopefully I will have more good news to add once I've seen some 720p materials.