I found this on another site, and am posting here for all to read.
Date Posted: Aug/08/2005 10:40 PM
Posted By: kneel
Rank: New Member
I just picked this up at the Costco at Pentagon City in Arlington, VA. I had quite a hard time getting someone to help me load the thing on my cart (weighs 100 pounds)then an even harder time finding the 300 off coupon (most of the cashiers were clueless to the deal for some reason), then another hard time getting the huge thing in my 2001 Integra, but my work paid off.
The contrast, color, and brightness are great. Picture quality is awesome. Everyone who complained about the quality must have been looking at the one at best buy, which appears to be similar but has very different specs. Contrast on the costco one is 3000:1 while the best buy one is 1000:1 and brightness is 1000 lumens versus 750 at best buy... at 300 dollars more.
After hooking up my svideo cable to the xbox, I popped in a 720p game (MVP Baseball 2004) and it looked amazing. Halo looked great as well. Did the same on my Gamecube and Pikmin looked nice and clear. Have not tried PS2 yet.
VGA input was fine.
Played a few DVDs on the set through my Toshiba RS-TX20 DVD/Tivo. Lord of the rings was amazing, as was Resident Evil. The text on the opening credits looked a little pixelated on Blade but the rest of the movie looked fine.
Scaler could probably be better... Regular tv looks pretty much like crap, but I suppose that is the fault of the source and not the TV. When more channels are available in high-def, maybe I'll pick up a digital cable/hd receiver.
Remote is a little cheap, but once you get the monitor set up, you shouldnt need it anyway.
Only thing I don't like so far is that if youre using component inputs you can't use the zoom modes, it only does 4:3 or 16:9. This keeps me from being able to use "panorama" when watching TV through my Tivo.
Overall, I think it was quite worth its money and I am pretty darn happy, as I really only wanted the TV for DVDs and video games.
This is the newest Maxent out, please post what you like or don't about it, so we all can learn.
Costco has a 300 off coupon good for like a week, 1,999 before coupon.
Call tech support today, the site for this TV is www.maxentusa.com
Left mess., and to my surprise the guy called me back, and said this is their newest TV out. He spoke well of it, and said they put a lot of work into making a nice one. I tried to buy 3 of them, and got 1 before they closed, the rest were up in the racks. Gonna go try and get 2 more tomorrow. Used the 300 off coupon.
Here is some info I found on another site, guys, check it out.
FYI For those questioning the Maxent name, the MX-42X3 uses the same OEM Samsung PDP panel used by many other OEMs in their high end plasma products . The PDP in this Maxent is the Samsung S42AX-XB02 which is the successor to the popular S42AX-XB01 found in the Toshiba 42HP83, 42HP84, Panasonic TH 42PHD7UY, and the Philips Ambilight 42PF9966/37 among others.