It was an effort. First I had to get everything hooked up properly and set the proper settings per input channel (some are in game mode most times, though Beautiful Katamari looks best in the TV’s super-saturated, super-postprocessed Vivid setting, and it’s not so time-sensitive/reaction sensitive to really sweat the little delay in display).
From ckd, a link to an Ars Technica summary that points (as well to other discussion and original content) to a forum post by an electrical engineer about cheap vs. expensive HDMI cables, as well as a discussion about HDMI 1.0, 1.1 and 1.3 compliant cables.
Just thought I’d log the recent purchases and rationale for them that I made to support my gigantic TV upgrade.
It looks huge. It is huge. It is gigantic for our living room.
I am engaged in advanced cable management tactics just so I can push the damned thing back another 2 feet.
But lest I sound like I am complaining, I’m not. It is in fact just right, only it’s just friggin’ huge.
I’m being told now by co-workers and other well-meaning, well-wishing geeks that now that I have an HDTV (or will soon), I should invest in power conditioning/surge protection and possibly even UPS for the thing.
Is this just a load of hooey, or is it something I should be concerned about? Honestly, having a central [...]
Yesterday evening was a great deal of fun.
Sony Bravia 40″ XBR5.
Ordered for delivery from Tweeter. After consulting the both living and “stone” (written, online) oracles, I bought a 5 year extended warranty. Tweeter’s service/delivery is said to be decent. This seemed to me wiser than buying for less from Amazon and letting UPS knock the TV around some before dropping on [...]
It’s not entirely committed, but today I may go out and order that HDTV I’ve been going on about. And some accessories.
I talked with my boss today. He’s an HDTV owner, who bought his probably 6 months ago, and is already experiencing “buyer’s remorse” (because of how quickly technology moves).
He thinks that since there may be deals that appeal to me and my purchasing priorities, I should just take advantage of them if I get [...]
I figure I can talk about this a little bit more.
I asked misia to help me evaluate the new Samsung 81F series (the 120 Hz refresh LCD flat-panel HDTVs with the new LED backlight technology) in contrast to the ones she already picked out as liking in our last window-shopping event, the Sony Bravia [...]