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Yeah Dana. The urge to gush is massive



I'm still looking for something I don't like.


The wide stretch mode is most excellent as well. It fills the pillars very, very nicely.


BTW, let's begin speculation as to what "performance improvement" we get from the free 128MB USB drive?

I'm expecting performance improvements on the digital channel tuning (but that won't matter too much to me once I get my SA8300 set up).


Also, they could add more information to the "Info" display...I'd like it to tell me aspect, picture mode (Normal, vivid, movie, etc.).


Thanks for the info on the SA8300...I'm on hold w/my cable co right now...I should have called last week, but forgot. If I could get them out here this Friday that would be very cool......
 

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We had 24 hour turnaround when we switched from satellite a while back. Maybe you'll get lucky.


Yeah, the info bar is kinda barren isn't it? That would be a nice improvement.
 

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I plan on ordering the HP 65inch 1080p TV very soon...just waiting to hear a couple more reviews and some confirmation on any video game lag..


my question is...what would be the 'ideal/best' way to hook up all of the following to this new beast... XBOX (soon to be XBOX 360), PS2 (months away will be PS3), SA HD8300 cable pvr (from Time Warner), and a new high end DVD player to be determined.


Right now I have PS2 hooked up with svideo/ xbox with component / and the SA HD8300 component/ I run it thru my Yamaha receiver and then optical to my present TV (phillips 42inch plasma, which is heading to the bedroom soon).


I must admit I love reading all the stuff here but sometimes find myself overwhelmed by the way all of this gets hooked up...


also what would a video scaler do for me and should it be something i consider considering all of the above.


any help or suggestions would be much appreciated


thanks in advance


tom
 

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Uggh. I missed the call from the carrier to schedule delivery!!!!

As Dr. Smith used to say..."Oh the pain, the pain..."


I assume you're calling them first thing in the morning...
 

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We had 24 hour turnaround when we switched from satellite a while back. Maybe you'll get lucky.


Yeah, the info bar is kinda barren isn't it? That would be a nice improvement.

THey are coming out Friday AM, which is perfect, as I'm working from home that day...


- HD DVR (SA8300)

- Misc HD channels

- HD VIP Pack (movie and other HD content)

- Sports Digital pak (Tennis channel!!!)
 

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I plan on ordering the HP 65inch 1080p TV very soon...just waiting to hear a couple more reviews and some confirmation on any video game lag..


my question is...what would be the 'ideal/best' way to hook up all of the following to this new beast... XBOX (soon to be XBOX 360), PS2 (months away will be PS3), SA HD8300 cable pvr (from Time Warner), and a new high end DVD player to be determined.


Right now I have PS2 hooked up with svideo/ xbox with component / and the SA HD8300 component/ I run it thru my Yamaha receiver and then optical to my present TV (phillips 42inch plasma, which is heading to the bedroom soon).


I must admit I love reading all the stuff here but sometimes find myself overwhelmed by the way all of this gets hooked up...


also what would a video scaler do for me and should it be something i consider considering all of the above.


any help or suggestions would be much appreciated


thanks in advance


tom

I would use the 2 HDMI inputs for the STB/DVR and DVD and component/svideo to the game consoles. Of course, that is really just how I prioritize based on our usage. You can then run the digital out from the TV to the receiver.
 

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I'm trying... I'm trying... This thing is a beast. I haven't even unwrapped the cords yet. Here is a teaser picture


Awesome stand Darrell. I just showed my wife the picture. We're planning on doing something similar with our 58".
 

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Not sure if it's appropriate to ask this question, but I'm going to anyway......For those of you who've taken the plunge, what is the price on this beast?
 

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I purchased the MD5880n from hpshopping.com with the government 20% discount.


It arrives Friday.
 

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 http://www.mistertam.com/house/hptv.htm


my gf is watching Gilmore Girls on WB in HD as I write this. I'm using the HR10-250 HD Tivo via HDMI.


1. There is NO lag what-so-ever.

2. The lip/sound is in sync.

3. I'm going to hookup my pc which has this video card:

GeForce 6800 GT AGP Video Card Nvidia 256MB

4. No visible rainbowing, but not like i saw that on the samsung either.


My initial impressions is: EXTREMELY GOOD.


The setup using the HP Stand was very easy thanks to the hole they put on the stand. The front connections do NOT require extra long cables, and this new front connection is absolutely wonderful. The light bulb is very easy to take out. 2 screws up front, 3 screws in the middle, and it pulls right out.


Compared to my Samsung HLP 50", the picture is more vibrant, but i don't think it's a good comparison since the HD-Tivo is now in 1080 vs 720.


The TV does require about 10 seconds to warm up vs. the much faster Samsung.


When you switch sources, it displays the picture in thumbnails. The thumbnails are NOT live pictures, but rather 5 second refreshes of each one.


Upon playing NBA Streets in 720P, the picture was huge. Again no lag.


I'll test w/ my PC tomorrow.
 

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Does anyone know who actually makes the TV? Is is a rebadged unit or did HP actually design this one?

looking at the design i would say it's an LG
 

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I'm sorry if I seem overly enthusiastic. I think it is only human when you first get a new toy. I'm sure my opinion will soften as I have more time to play with the set. But who knows... so far so good!

don't be sorry keep it up and enjoy it


and let us know if it accept HTPC VGA & HDMI 1080p input
 

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JR has it listed here, but only as future availability:

http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4054463


J&R shipping is $207, HP shipping is free. Depending on your state you may not pay taxes either via HP (or potentially J&R).


TV Authority is supposed to be getting them soon as well. Not sure who else.


If you're in a no tax state, that combined w/free "white glove" shipping from HP makes it a very good deal.

I sent an e-mail to J&R to notify me when the HP will be in stock and this is the e-mail I got back from them :

 

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I sent an e-mail to J&R to notify me when the HP will be in stock and this is the e-mail I got back from them :
 

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Firmware update request...Info should display info on both inputs when PIP or POP is engaged...currently it only displays info on the selected input.


I'd like, at a minimum, for info to tell me what input is active in each open window.
 

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http://www.mistertam.com/house/hptv.htm

The setup using the HP Stand was very easy thanks to the hole they put on the stand. The front connections do NOT require extra long cables, and this new front connection is absolutely wonderful. The light bulb is very easy to take out. 2 screws up front, 3 screws in the middle, and it pulls right out.

I'm sure the stand is great... provided you get it undamaged. I had one piece that had a lot of scuffing and the bottom piece was actually cracked. At this point all I have to say is... A-R-G-H. (well, actually other words that probably should not be said in polite company)


HP is doing the best they can (I think), but when your commute is roughly 50-75 minutes one way and your boss generally frowns on irregular schedules and you can't work from home, it makes anything revolving returns and exchanges a real, real bear.


I hope you other folks who ordered the HP stand are having better luck. Oh yeah: and I absolutely hate FedEx.
 

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To all of you with your new toys congrats. I appreciate everyone taking the time to post on here so that we can make our minds up based upon what you guys see. I have to say from the initial impressions this is the TV to get. Has anyone thought about getting it calibrated?
 

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To all of you with your new toys congrats. I appreciate everyone taking the time to post on here so that we can make our minds up based upon what you guys see. I have to say from the initial impressions this is the TV to get. Has anyone thought about getting it calibrated?

I'm going to do my unprofessional calibration with AVIA/DVE to see how much better this TV can get. The out-of-the-box calibration "appears" quite good. As far as ISF calibration, I doubt it. This is a new DLP vendor and I wouldn't want to be the guinea pig.
 

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I'm going to do my unprofessional calibration with AVIA/DVE to see how much better this TV can get. The out-of-the-box calibration "appears" quite good. As far as ISF calibration, I doubt it. This is a new DLP vendor and I wouldn't want to be the guinea pig.

I hear you about being the guinea pig and don't blame you. If out of box works for you why mess around with it. I wonder how good this TV could be if in fact you had it ISF calibrated.
 

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I hear you about being the guinea pig and don't blame you. If out of box works for you why mess around with it. I wonder how good this TV could be if in fact you had it ISF calibrated.

Maybe if UMR wants to play with it, I'd consider that. I think he might specialize in Sony displays though. Not sure. I know he worked on the Brillian sets as well.


On a side note, my father-in-law wants to "UPGRADE" from his Mitsubishi Diamond WS-65815 to the 65 HP. He came to visit yesterday and was blown away
I'm here to tell you that that particular Mitsu is a beautiful display. How's that for high praise?
 
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