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Old 12-30-2007, 03:07 PM   #436
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Welp I received this TV for Christmas and figured I would give a quick review. I only have basic cable from the wall, no box.. I do not watch a lot of cable TV, mostly just gaming. With that said, changing channels on the TV sucks, every time you change a channel it takes about 3 or 4 seconds to load the channel, the screen goes black and says "scanning". Those with a cable box or tivo dont have to worry about that problem. There is also some rainbowing on the screen when watching cable TV, makes me wonder if the Comb Filter is doing anything.

High def through component seems to have some minor shadowing behind text, even with high quality cables, it could be the sharp filter. I dont have any HDMI devices that output 1080p at the moment. Computers at 1080p do not have 1:1 pixel mapping, it overscans quite a bit. However running 1360x768 over VGA input looks really good.

Sound is decent, not much to report there... 10w x2

I do not have any buzzing noise while the TV is in standby mode as some people have mentioned in the past. Overall I think its well worth the 799 I paid on Black Friday. I am going to build a new HTPC for the TV so I can flip through channels faster and have TV guide features.

You have HDTV digital box or SAT DishTV with HD? I don't have any buzzing myself I am okay.. I only pipe sound if I am using PS3, HD Digital Box. I use the Digital Decoder Pioneer Amp for 5.1, I am looking at the 7.1 as we speak. Our tv can pipe out Dolby Digtial since it has a decoder built-in.
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:25 PM   #437
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Nope only cable from the wall, no box. I dont have plans on getting a box either until the switch over in 2009.
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:51 PM   #438
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Do you have power saver on the PC enabled? Sounds like it. You really only need to have the monitor go to sleep not the PC. I am on right now and when I am idle the Monitor goes to screen saver then shutdown. Don't need the HD to shutdown also. You won't get those messages above. You have to wait on the system to wake-up then you have to wake for the HDD and then the monitor.

Funai gives you 2 years on LCD Panel you could extend that to 4 years if you wanted too? Funai just started releasing the HDTV to the USA last year they were out already in Japan.
The set is running default as received, didn't touch any settings. Never hooked with PC. Owner's manual doesn't seem to say how to go to screen saver, only the standby mode which comes automatically when the set is powered off. I am not sure a need to go to idle and don't know how to do it. Would it be a difference between 2006 and 07's models? Thought you have a 37" 06.

I would think that LCD panel's lifetime should be good. Just thought that hard drive's lifetime may be limited from our everyday computers experience.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:09 PM   #439
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I bought this at Sears on BF, and have it hooked up to a digital cable box, and HDMI from box to the TV. So far this is a excellent buy. My friends can not believe I got this set for $899. I have had no problems what so ever, and am happy with the picture. I just could not see spending $500 more for a "name" brand. Lets hope these hold up!
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:24 AM   #440
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I bought this at Sears on BF, and have it hooked up to a digital cable box, and HDMI from box to the TV. So far this is a excellent buy. My friends can not believe I got this set for $899. I have had no problems what so ever, and am happy with the picture. I just could not see spending $500 more for a "name" brand. Lets hope these hold up!
Don't worrry it will hold up! That's why I got two of them...
By-the-way nice pad you got there and the set looks good also... Enjoy!
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:30 AM   #441
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The set is running default as received, didn't touch any settings. Never hooked with PC. Owner's manual doesn't seem to say how to go to screen saver, only the standby mode which comes automatically when the set is powered off. I am not sure a need to go to idle and don't know how to do it. Would it be a difference between 2006 and 07's models? Thought you have a 37" 06.

I would think that LCD panel's lifetime should be good. Just thought that hard drive's lifetime may be limited from our everyday computers experience.
No I have both models now thanks to the wife for Christmas... You can change the settings of the set, but that's up to you too do? I just told the wife we need to get another one and put in our MBR and take the 37" and stick that in the Family Room and then have two 42" Funai and one 37" Funai. I would like to replace my old 27" Panasonic in the Guest Room with a 32" Funai also. I don't know if it would fit in our armoie like the 27" does it should..

Still good sets..
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Old 12-31-2007, 04:54 AM   #442
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WOW so I'm usually over at AVS but noticed this thread and tipster from AVS. All I can say is WOW, because this thread reads like a 30 page flame war. I guess the mods really let things get aired out lol. Tipster should be more careful about stating facts and Scott should stop being a @$$! That said Tipster you do sound like your selling a set of steak knives sometimes. So you might want to be aware of such things when you post. It wouldn't be the first time a PR firm hired somebody to drum up buzz in forums.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:47 AM   #443
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No I have both models now thanks to the wife for Christmas... You can change the settings of the set, but that's up to you too do? I just told the wife we need to get another one and put in our MBR and take the 37" and stick that in the Family Room and then have two 42" Funai and one 37" Funai. I would like to replace my old 27" Panasonic in the Guest Room with a 32" Funai also. I don't know if it would fit in our armoie like the 27" does it should..

Still good sets..
That would be quite enjoyable. I am thinking the same, to upgrade all TVs to HD-LCD, but would like to space out over a few years. mixed brands, features. Expect price to come down quite a bit.

Back to my original question, is there a hard drive in the 42" Sylvania? why is there message on the blank screen "one moment please, hard drive is powering up" when first turned on in the morning?? Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:39 AM   #444
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is there a hard drive in the 42" Sylvania? why is there message on the blank screen "one moment please, hard drive is powering up" when first turned on in the morning??
You have a dvr cable box.............. hard drive is in dvr........
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:28 AM   #445
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You have a dvr cable box.............. hard drive is in dvr........
Thanks, that must be it. TW Cable will take care of it if wearing out.
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:51 PM   #446
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They all say that when powering up.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:20 PM   #447
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Was wondering about what HDMI cables to get.

I know there was the link to the very cheap HDMI cables... and they will only end up costing about $8 (shipped), but I can't stop thinking about "you get what you pay for".

I was in Target the other day and saw some HDMI to HDMI cables made by Belkin (6' cable)... cost $49.99 plus tax. First off... would there be next to no difference in quality of video/audio between the two???

I looked on eBay for the same Belkin 6' HDMI to HDMI and someone is selling it for $32 shipped. Should I still just buy the $8 cables from the link posted a couple days ago?

Next... while searching eBay, I noticed HDMI to DVI cables... what are those used for? I'm guessing it's to connect your HDTV to a DVR... but I don't know.

If I decide to get a DVR, which will I need??? HDMI to HDMI OR HDMI to DVI???

Thanks in advance for any responses.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:24 PM   #448
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Dude you want to pay 49 bucks for a cable that costs 5 bucks , well its your money..........
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:35 PM   #449
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Dude you want to pay 49 bucks for a cable that costs 5 bucks , well its your money..........
No... I'm not going to pay $49.99 for the cable... but I wanted to know if it's going to make any difference between the $8 cable and the $49.99 cable (that I can get on eBay for $32).

I'm guessing the difference wouldn't even be seen, but wondering why there would be such a difference. I get that retail stores mark up prices to pay the bills, but such a difference would suggest that the cables are better.

I'm probably going to just buy the $8 cables... but was just wondering about the others.

And what about HDMI to DVI.... what are those for?

Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:48 PM   #450
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I wanted to know if it's going to make any difference between the $8 cable and the $49.99 cable
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And what about HDMI to DVI.... what are those for?
Usually to connect a cable box,sat. box or video cards with dvi connector to the monitor or hdtv that has a hdmi input.
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