Originally Posted by ND4SPD
I need your paycheck...
there pal, unfortunately Amex. is getting mine
. How about I hook you up with a really smart attractive chick from the Cleveland area instead?...you are single yes?
NH - thank you
, what sealed the deal for me here was really when I was 'home for the holidays' with the gf and I mentioned picking one up after the holidays, and she said "you've been talking about that forever"
. This is like many nights of prayers answered...so I did make haste...
The brand -eh it's not entirely a 'no name' but it certainly isn't a Wega XBR. They use the word 'value' several times, which typically = anti-SSG. But, Costco has a 'loose' return policy, so I wasn't too worried. I did read several write-ups about their products and they seem to get recognized as a half-decent brand. Sounds like they had their growing pains and now focus on 'mainstream-ish' type of stuff.
I also read a few places that their glass is Samsung anyways, which is allegedly some of the highest-lifetime stuff out there right now. This set is rated for 50k hours, has a zero bright pixel QA, and has a shatload of inputs, tuners, upconverters, and an atsc pickup for terrestrial if I wanted it. I would have liked something cablecard ready, but the next gen of cablecards will be here soon enough anyways.
Havent done much more then play some Xbox on it, but so far I'm liking it...will get some SD tv hooked up to it this weekend.