But you still want 1080. Many stations DO broadcast 1080i, and the 1080 display is very worthwhile for that. Especially at this picture size, you do not want downscaling to 720 any more. And the extra cost for the electronics of 1080p vs 1080i is not significant. Cheers
I have read through parts of this thread. Several people have complained that only 2 HDMI ports are not enough. I agree, but if you have more than 2 devices that use HDMI then most likely you can afford a switch. Even better get a surround sound system with a receiver that has more HDMI ports. If you have this TV wall mounted it will be better to have as few cables as possible going to the TV.
Maybe I am not realizing that main stream consumers are now buying 65" TVs. Anyone I know with TVs that big also have surround systems hooked up.
Just pulled the trigger and bought one. This looks to be a good deal. I now have to find a professional to wall-mount it. It shouldn’t be too difficult as it spans at least two or three studs in the wall, and the base supposedly comes off which will reduce the weight slightly. If anyone has and insight on this process please share.
Sorry, but that still doesn’t make sense. A 401k down today doesn’t affect today’s purchasing power. If you could affort a big-screen TV in January than you can still afford one today, in September. There’s really no reason to increase your savings today…they are effectively already increased because every dollar invested today is likely to gain much more than a dollar invested last January…back when people were still spending like drunks.
Well, I am the one who hooked it up (Sharp 65" LCD). It is connected via HDMI to a brand new Sony Blu-Ray player playing Cars 2. I have messed with all the settings to no avail. It is simply due to the large pixels on the set. Picture is great 6+ feet away. Any closer and, like I said earlier, it is like looking through a screen door. Also, I don’t understand what it is with large screen LCD televisions and the fact that those dang little kids think that they should be touched all over. Greasy little fingerprints are a royal pain to remove from the screens all the time. Furthermore, whomever decided that using a piano black finish for a TV casing was a good idea obviously never tried to clean it. It is so delicate that if you stare at it too long you will scratch it.
A note to those who like to clean their televisions:
NEVER clean electronics with any ammonia based cleaners. Especially Windex or related glass cleansers. Ammonia can, overtime, destroy electronic circuits. It can also damage the coating on the screens of televisions and computer monitors. Use only cleaners approved for use on tv screens. Also, do not use paper towels on tvs either. They will scratch the screen.