Welcome to the forum, and thanks for the feedback.
The AutoMotion Plus technology can be adjusted so that it doesn't seem so "fake motion"ish. The processing is adding picture that doesn't exist, and for really good resolution, the processing can almost be "too much". For resolutions that aren't so good, the additional processing does make a difference. The good news is that the AutoMotion Plus technology is input specific, so if you like it "OFF" on the inputs that are causing the additional motion, but you like it on "Medium" for DVD or Blu-Ray, then you can set those in the television.
AutoMotion Plus can be off, but the television will still do the necessary upconversion to 120Hz, because the panel is a 120Hz panel. Just the additional processing will be removed.
As far as the sound quality, you're probably right. Your old CRT speakers may have sounded better. CRTs were also notorious for being thick and having additional room in the front of the bezel. In keeping with the design of a flatpanel, there is only so much "speaker" that can be added to the panel to keep it slim and stay in line with the style.
The lip sync issue, from what I know, can't be tuned in the television. But what you're seeing is probably due to the digital signal and component wiring. Let me explain:
1. Component is analog. If the incoming signal is digital, it has to be converted to analog to transfer through the component wires, and then converted back to digital.
2. The optical audio cable is digital. Digital will pass straight through without the processing that the picture has to go through.
I'll bet you'd see the delay reduced or eliminated with a digital signal from the cable box to the television for the picture.
Additionally, some boxes may have the ability to create a delay, and you might also check your surround sound system to see if there is an option there as well.
Hey guys, well just picked up a LED series 7 46" and had a few questions and comments... First off my old sony wega rear projection which was awesome until a red shadow started appearing on the bottom after 2 1/2 years of light use. So that totally turned me off to sony, also it seemed like everyone was having similar problems with that model, horrible. So I decided to go for the newest tech the LED! Picture is more than I expected, clarity, color, etc. Its a joy to watch!!! Motionflow so far is not working for me. It looks like those movies where they add in special effects and its so bad and obvious its fake motion. Anyone else agree?
I did read a bunch of reviews before I purchased the set... it seemed like everyone was complaining about the sound quality... how were people giving it a 3/5 stars for sound??? My old tube tv has better sound quality!!! Its like I have the tv in a bathroom. But here in lies my question. I opted to just play the sound from my 5.1 sound system but the voice and picture dont match up, theres a lag. Is there a way to tune this through the tv so i can match it up? (my current setup is 3 monster component wires to tv from cable box and optical from cable box to sound system)
Also is the only difference between the series 6 and series 7, the internet connection? Is the 200 or so dollar difference worth it?