I've had this set for about 4 or 5 months now. It didnt come DOA, and the universal sound popping issues that most users are mentioning has yet to show itself on my set. Physically the unit was shipped damage free (even the outside shipping packaging was unscarred, both straps intact) and the TV itself was undamaged. Picture reproduction is fairly good, and using the custom tweaks posted by other users I was able to get my set looking comparable to more expensive brands. DO NOT I repeat DO NOT use the factory settings "Nature, Cinema" etc. They look terrible compared to taking some time to tweak it yourself. Please keep in mind this mini-review is coming from someone who has not seen a large number of high-def sets in the past for comparison.
Unfortunately I havent had the chance yet to put any HD content of any kind through the Komodo. Next month I'm getting HD cable, so hopefully I'll be able to post a followup update later. As for the the regular inputs (RCA and Component) the picture is good. Not breathtakingly amazing, but good for scaled standard definition at 480i. I also made use of the VGA port to try watching movies from my laptop. Due to difficulties with my graphics drivers (I am using an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M) I wasnt able to get the TV to scale more than 1024x728. Even at this resolution, the picture was really good. Color reproduction was better than my actual laptops LCD monitor itself. Played a bit of CS source and watched some movies this way.
That being said, there were a few issues I encountered. Surprisingly enough, most of these centered around using the VGA port. Quite different from most other posters in this thread. If i had the set running and connected my laptop, there would be an instant firmware crash on the Komodo. Meaning the remote stopped working, and the bottons located on the right side of the set would also stop working (the picture and sound would work find however). Occasionally it would only be something like the sound quitting, or the picture becoming distorted and still being able to use the remote control and side buttons. I figured out if you turned the Komodo off, then plugged the laptop in and got everything up and running then turned on the TV you wouldnt have any issues. The other issue I encountered with this set was the coax NTSC connector has become a bit loose. Indicative of poor manufacturing, but since I dont use any analog signals through NTSC coax as it is, this doesnt really affect me. Just hoping this doesnt happen to the ATSC connector as well should I decide to try to use it in the future.
I cant give a final word yet as to how I feel about this set since I havent used any HD sources up to this point, but from what I've seen so far an old saying sums it up perfectly: You get what you pay for.