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post #271 of 1505 Old 05-16-2007, 06:01 PM
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sharp Aquos 52d62u

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price was great at Buydig. Sharp willing to replace/refund bad panels in case I did get the "banding" ...... yes its there VERY light 2 bars on static all dark screen but NOT ONCE have I seen them during regular viewing!

3. What you like best about your LCD.
1080p, looks great

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Horizontal off angle viewing still not up to plasma but watchable. Wife hogs the TV now so I have to fight to watch it!

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
3rd HDMI, better remote layout some buttons are in strange places

6.Advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Fix the banding so all people can get a great TV without worries. Sharp extended warranty could be cheaper, bought the Mack instead

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
No visible bands, SD picture not as bad as I thought it would be

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None at all

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes IF you shop around and get the best deal. Saved $1100 by buying off the net. So even WITH the Mack warranty I am still well into the savings.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
It seems every brand of HDTV has some form of "problem" , be it clouds,banding,connection issues whatever. Just be sure to check the return/refund/replacement policy and buy what you really like.
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post #272 of 1505 Old 05-17-2007, 09:53 AM
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1. The "Model" you have.
LG-32LC7D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
LG has been making a name for itself in TV's for the last few years. In store they looked very good compared to the others.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Price point. Sears 18 mo. no interest, $899 out the door. Could have had the same deal on any TV for no interest, but I wanted to try an LG for the BR. Also that it has 2 HDMI connects is a big reason for the buy.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
720P. Thought it was atleast 1080i, but for $899......

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Not much, its just a BR monitor.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Restyle the remote.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The menu to change tuners was very nice. Instead of hitting a button and scrolling, you hit the button and select the correct one. Little different, but I like it. My Sony you have to hit the input 7 times....

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Light bleed lower left corner.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
For a 32" LCD 720p, yeah, good price. I payed 2500 for an LCD Project 50" 3 years ago. Honestly the 50" is far to big even today...... Wife wanted a 60", bigger isn't always better.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This is my first LCD TV. I'm not very knowledgable about the up's and down's of this technology.
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post #273 of 1505 Old 05-17-2007, 09:00 PM
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.
Sharp LC-C3742U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
AVS of course! The great price at Costco also helped.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Excellent SD & HD PQ, and a great combination of PQ, features, looks and price.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
It's a bit slow to respond to signal changes. The black levels are not as good as my Pioneer plasma - but I knew that before I bought it.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I can't think of any - it has what I need (for now!)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Better cable management would help - the location of the ports is not the best when using the stand.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Quality of the SD picture - I was surprised how good it is.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
I have once had the display not sync to my hr20 at 1080i - I had to get up and press the power button on the display to get it to come back. Right before the problem I was also going in and out of the display menus tweaking things, so that may contributed. It hasn't repeated the issue.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
HD on a good display is a huge step forward. I was hooked after I got my first HD display. However, I do think there is plenty of room for prices to come down significantly.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I know this is the LCD forum, and I am very pleased with my 37" LCD. I also own a 50" Pioneer 5071 plasma. I have to be honest, the Pioneer PQ with HD material is superb - and better than the Sharp LCD. Both are reasonably calibrated (Avia and DVE). The plasma has better black levels, better colors and a more "film like" quality. The Sharp is very good - and it was 1/3 the price of the Pioneer. I don't game or use my PC with either display. I don't regret buying the LCD - it is perfect for my bedroom and the price was great. But, I'm not going to fool myself into thinking it's as good as my Pioneer.

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1. The "Model" you have.
Toshiba 37HL67

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Name and price

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Tuner, channel add/delete, 3 hdmi, it works better than the Vizio, it fit my wall mount

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
no lighted remote

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
PIP

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Add PIP and a lighted remote. Make the menu prettier also.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
HD quality

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, there are still sub $200 plain tv's out there for peeps who dont want hd or big

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I like the layouts of all the connections on the back. I wish the sd card service slot could be used for other stuff as well. Need to figure out how to access service menu. Would be better if it had PIP but no big deal for me. The wall mounting pattern is 200mm x 200mm.
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1. Viewsonic 3752w

2. Price and Costco return policy

3. 3x HDMI

4. Mediocre deinterlacing

5. too much of a noob to know

6. Make a better remote

7. How clear everything looked compared to an old curved screen coax only CRT

8. None so far, hdmi video seems noisy might be cabling

9. for 899$ this is definitely worth it

10. From what I hear the olevia 337H is another good one but it is still slightly more expensive and I couldn't see one in person so this was my choice
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1. The "Model" you have.
- Westinghouse LVM-37w3

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
- Great price for full a 1920x1080 display
- LCD (no worries of burn-in)
- 6 HD inputs, 3 of which are digital
- Monitor only, so I wasn't paying for a tuner I wouldn't use
- Reviews and pictures here on AVSForum

3. What you like best about your LCD.
- Perfectly flat fixed-pixel display eliminates all geometry issues (coming from CRT)
- Bright, clear picture
- Small pixel pitch of 37" screen at 1920x1080 makes it good for computer use too, even within just a few feet
- Case design is nice and clean (and easy access to inputs)

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
- Blacks could be better (meh... it's LCD, and I've gotten used to it now)
- Takes some fiddling to calibrate to get the best picture, but it's worth it
- Loses configuration settings if power is disconnected
- With a display like this, you can see exactly how bad analog SD really is

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
- Service menu access so I could adjust R/G/B balance (though it's really pretty good, truth be told)
- Field-upgradeable firmware (hey, a guy can dream!)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
- Work on the built-in deinterlacer! There are blurring artifacts when feeding the display an interlaced signal.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
- How much better it was than the 30" Toshiba 30HFX85 HD CRT I had tried (and returned, after much hassle and woe).

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
- Had one weird issue of blank display the second time I powered it up. It's been absolutely fine since.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
- Yes, if you do some research. It's still easy to shell out too much for a large size big-brand name plasma or LCD that's not full 1920x1080. You end up with a physically big screen, but with big, fat pixels. IMHO there's no reason not to get full 1080 with products like this out there.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
- Ordered from Crutchfield. Fantastic *real* customer service that is a rarity today!
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post #277 of 1505 Old 05-22-2007, 05:30 PM
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1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL-52XBR3

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

It looked cool, my wife liked it, and I was able to get a good deal on it.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

It's beautiful.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

Nothing yet.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

PiP from two sources would be nice. A DVI input instead of VGA would've been good, too.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Some tie points on the back for zip-ties would be handy for cable management.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.


How beautifully it works as a computer monitor. Also, in spite of the limited contrast ratio, the picture is very dynamic and natural and the blacks truly look detailed and black.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

None so far.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Probably not, but this was a family treat.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

I hope this is my last TV purchase for several years.

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1. The "Model" you have.

Olevia 232V

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

It got good reviews and was priced right.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Great picture, looks great with Xbox 360.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

The remote could be better, the blue LED when off is too bright.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

I can't think of anything it needs.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Include a better, less cheaply made remote.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.


That the QAM tuner actually found a few channels I didn't know I had.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

No real problems.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Indeed, LCD prices have fallen and I got a great deal. I actually thought I'd be stuck with a CRT and an LCD was out of my budget.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

I'm hoping this last for a long time. I'm also hoping that the Xbox 360 Universal Remote works with this tv as I'm about to order it and ditch the included remote.

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1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL46XBR3 - 46" LCD Sony Bravia XBR3

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

My first television purchase was a 52" big screen Sony. Never had an issue with it. So brand loyalty played a role (a rather naive influence in this day and age). Wasn't interested in plasma due to the heat and the fact that Sony dropped the technology. Originally I was going to go with the Sony SXRD 60", but after reading about the issues with the XBR1 model here, I realized I was going to have to spend more than I originally anticipated. The 60" SXRD XBR2 was in the same price range as the 46" Bravia XBR3, which is just gorgeous. LCD is more reliable than projection and I don't have to worry about bulbs burning out. And the LCD pictures are more crisp than projection from what I had seen. After seeing the 46" XBR3 in person for the first time at a specialty dealer, my jaw hit the floor - I was sold.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Picture quality: Blu-Ray is insane, HD cable is very nice, PC output is very nice, DVD upscaling is very nice (as of yesterday for PS3 owners!), PS3 games...the games developed properly look great.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

I noticed a "flashlight" in the top left corner while no picture was being displayed. It hasn't been noticeable while outputting a signal. I've read about the clouding issues but haven't seen it on my screen yet. I've only had my set for about a week so time will tell.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

PIP, DVI input

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Include PIP, DVI, solve the flashlight / clouding problems.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

So far, none really, after 9 days. It runs warmer than I expected.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

Flashlight, but since it's not noticeable during playback then I don't care - yet.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

After tax, delivery, setup (Bello Stand), and cables, you're looking at a large chunk of change. But it's really not that much more expensive than my first computer back in 1999, and I'm sure I'll get much more usage out of this television!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

These forums have been a great help in purchasing a set, and I will be using them to get the most enjoyment out of my new television. Thanks to those of you who take the time out posting helpful advice and suggestions.
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. The "Model" you have.

Samsung LCD L40R71BDX

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

3 years guarantee,
great picture + good tuner
price ( purchased online , saved $700 on local price)
Nice 'piano black' frame
has all the inputs I need


3. What you like best about your LCD.

Picture quality, affordable price, good tuner, HDMI input

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

Nothing yet, no faults with the display
however the Channel manager wont allow me to re-number the channels.
the feature is 'greyed out


5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

maybe another HDMI input

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.



7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

So far, none really,

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

Can't change channel numbers.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

With the 3 year warranty and good discount on dealers price , I'm pretty happy.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Thanks to all that contribute to the greater knowledge here.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Vizio VX32L

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Great Reviews and sorting through this site and others.
3. What you like best about your LCD.

Excellent value for the dollar. Has features many more expensive LCD's do not have
4. What you don't like about your LCD.

Just got it yesterday, but so far, I haven't found any!
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

IMHO, This one does about everything but wipe!

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Hang in there with the big dogs and keep making a quality product at an affordable price.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

The picture quality after tweeking is breathtakingly good.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

None yet....see #4
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Bought mine as a refurb for much less than it should cost. But I hear prices are stabilizing after coming down dramatically. Overall, I believe the Vizio represents one of the best values on the market today.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Do your research and compare features before you buy a long term investment.....such is life.
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Just got a new LCD Flat Panel? Post it here ONLY. Please do not post projection models.

Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

Philip 42" 1080p LCD TV (42PFL7422D/37)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price, video quality.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

It's really big.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

It's still got a few kinks in the software.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

Instant "on", right now it has a 13 second turn on time.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Test your tv software before you release the tv.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

How sexy it looks in 1080p

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

weird white noise coming from the back of the tv when off.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

They are better than they ever have been.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

This tv rocks -- especially for the price.
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Just got a new LCD Flat Panel? Post it here ONLY. Please do not post projection models.

Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL-46XBR2

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Best picture quality I reviewed; The appearance of the TV looks like a piece of art; Great price deal at the time of purchase.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

It's beautiful!!

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

No negatives.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

PIP

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Provide more details for adjusting the settings. (I am relying solely on this forum for setting ideas)

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

It is much bigger in my home than it was in the store.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

No issues, except still trying to perfect the settings.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

I think so.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

I honestly did not realize the difference for 1080p would be so obvious versus my 720p projection unit.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Polaroid 19" TLA-01911C

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Needed a replacement for the old 20" boat anchor CRT in the kitchen. Saw this TV in Walmart and was impressed with the picture and price.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Lightweight 19" LCD with a nice picture for a great price. Widescreen. Has built-in ATSC receiver. I can get ALL of the digital stations in my area perfect.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

Cannot stretch a 4:3 picture if it is being broadcast in 720p and higher resolution. This is typical of local news broadcasts and network shows that have not moved to 16:9 format.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

See number 4 above.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

See 4.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

After scanning local channels when I tuned to an HD channel in 1080i it made me smile. How light and thin this TV is. HD picture quality. Vivid colors.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

None.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Absolutely. This is the cheapest 19" LCD widescreen with ATSC on the market and it is worth every penny. Prices will come down more in the future.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Easy, intuitive setup. Do not need the instruction manual. Nice profile.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Sony 26" KDL-26S2010

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Pic quality, and the fact that most of the TVs I've had in the past were Sony.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Pic quality, especially the blacks, and the backlight control. Oh and analog signals look really good too.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

Backlight has some uneveness, but that's only seems to show when playing PS2 games, not so much when playing PS3 games, and you can't really see it when watching TV or movies.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

More HDMI inputs.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Make the backlight even and add a "game mode" like other LCDs.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

How good analog looks on it.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

Other than the minor backlight issue, none.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Bought for just over $1000, so yeah it was worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

The backlight issue is minor, don't let discourage from buying the TV. Also, the advanced video enhancements are uselss IMO, I have them all off for every source.
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1. The "Model" you have.

LG 32LC7D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

5ms response time and 8000:1 contrast ratio

3. What you like best about your LCD.

HD looks great and I like the menu

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

none so far

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

more inputs. PIP

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

looks really cool on my old stand

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

side panel Svideo not working. light bleed on 2 corners

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

definitely

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

this set is going back,..possibly for another set
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1. The "Model" you have.

OLEVIA 232V

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

worth the bucks

3. What you like best about your LCD.

PQ is great . HD Rocks

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

Cappy remote. slow response. menu sucks

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

more inputs. PIP...lot more, but c'mon how much I paid for this..

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

HD is comparable to branded sets out there..but cost is way less

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

none so far, dark movies thru component look really dark. still have to figureout the PQ with HDMI
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

shhhh..with all discounts applied, its a steal for me..

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

looks like all the LCD's have some kind of defects now. sony clouding, sharp banding, LG audio lag,,..I dont want to go for branded now, will wait till they fix these common problems. I am happy with a cheap noname set now.
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1. The "Model" you have.
- Samsung 46" LN-T4661F.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
- I first wanted a 67" Samsung DLP, but this one just seemed nicer.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
- Light weight and 1080p resolution.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
- read question #8.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
- PIP for regular channels.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
- Get bigger screens for lower prices.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
- The melody when you turn it on and off.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
- Signal drops and flashes when playing on the Xbox 360 Elite.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
- Just aslong it lasts for a really long time then it is.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
- I also love how there's not glare on the screen. It's just black. I love it. I was pretty skeptical at first but after doing some research online about it, this model has one of the best overall ratings.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Westinghouse SK-32H240S
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price, Good user reviews.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
a.Picture quality.
b. several hi def inputs (2HDMI + 2 component)
c. Ability to change backlight brightness.
d. Ability to tweak color temperature

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
a. I hate the small menu size (it will be really hard viewing it from about 6ft away from the TV)
b. The static line on top of HD channels. This can be hidden by going into fill mode/overscan mode, but still is a little annoying.
c. Sound quality

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
a. Bigger menu size
b. Option to set the Horizontal and Vertical sizes/positions of TV Tuner , so I can get rid of the stupid static line on top.
c. Better sound quality


6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
a. Very good TV, but needs more improvements as stated in #5.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
a. The stupid static line on top. My old TV Sceptre did not have that.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
a. The annoying static line
b. Small Menu size


9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
a. Yes

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung ln-s4051d

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Good reviews here and on the net. Also, got a great deal on
a clearance model.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Widescreen! A much better aspect for watching TV...that square picture just
has to go. Also, picture is incredible. I have a square 32" HDTV which is nice, but the LCD is so much sharper and smoother.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

Maybe want 46". Actually, the 40" is fine for me at 10' and even 15' when I am at the desk, a bigger TV would just be that much more incredible. I have noticed some small clouds between scenes, but mostly when sitting off-angle...don't see them at all when watching programs.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

I like to tweak, so more advanced controls for color, tint, and color temperature.
Also, like the idea of a "smart stretch" mode and a QAM tuner would have been a bonus (though does not matter for my situation).

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Just keep making quality tv's at reasonable prices. We all need these TV's. Just makes watching TV so much more enjoyable.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

How widescreen makes all the difference for me. Also, SD looks great, and this is through a composite connection from an old and outdated Dish receiver. Also like the glossy black which I thought would be a big drawback. Black levels are great IMO...I am not super sensitive to all the finer points of a perfect picture. Don't have any high-def yet...based on SD and DVD's I think it will be a big WOW.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

Some motion blurring on SD satellite through composite.



9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Yes, considering the clearance price. Look back a year or two ago and the prices were outrageous. They are now getting down to an affordable level...amazing!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

I like the picture better than my Samsung CRT HDTV (and this is a TXN series). Just happy this TV revolution is finally here and spreading to the masses after following its development for several years.

Is it more fun to use the equipment or talk about it on AVS?
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The Model HP LC3272N What convinced me to buy the Quality of HP Products What I Like Best is the beautiful picture and VERY STRONG digital tuner it has. I don't like the tremendous heat which comes out the top. The features I like : very good sound for an lcd tv. Easy to navigate around programs, quality remote, all the inputs I need to have. I wish it had a upgrade USB port. I would suggest to the manufacturer to make it run cooler.Biggest suprise was it was much heavier than my Westy and had a really solid wide stand. So far NO PROBLEMS such as freezing my Westy had. I still don't think todays prices are good for what you are getting, I know they have come down but you should be able to get a TV like this one for around 500 to 600 dollars not refurbished!
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1. The "Model" you have.

40" Samsung LA40S81B


2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Enjoyed my 32" Samsung LCD TV and saw this 40" Samsungt LCD TV at a very excellent price.


3. What you like best about your LCD.

40 inches of picture space


4. What you don't like about your LCD.

The inclusion of a VGA port instead of a DVI port. No PC support for HDMI connection

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

LED instead of CCF

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Drop the ancient VGA port! People who can afford LCD TVs probably own a DVI-equipted PC. Make HDMI PC-friendly

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

How it looked in the room

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

None so far.


9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Published SRP is insane but I got it 27% off.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

If the 46" version of the S81 was 27% I would have gone for that instead.
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1. The "Model" you have.


Vizo VX37L



2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Affordable price, good reputation, good return policy at Costco



3. What you like best about your LCD.

Phenomenal PQ for an LCD this price



4. What you don't like about your LCD.

Now I want a bigger one.



5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

A higher contrast ratio maybe



6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Keep up the good work, sorry to be cliche.



7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

How good the PQ really was.



8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

None so far.



9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

The $799 I paid was well worth it.



10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

After reading this forum for months, I decided no time like the present to upgrade from my 30" Philips CRT HDTV. There were plenty of doubts walking into Costco, posts proclaiming poor black levels, ghosting, etc.

I just got it home an hour ago, and hooked it up to my Oppo 970. Put in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Was somewhat underwhelmed. Then I realized the Oppo was outputting at 480i, and quickly changed it to a 720p upconversion. I was blown away, the picture was phenomenal. I have the picture scheme to custom, the only calibrating I did was lower the backlight a bit. Absolutely amazing. All doubts about the set went away.

Then, as a true HD test, I put Gears of War into my 360. WHAM, I was hit with a picture much clearer and detailed than my old TV, with 7 more inches of viewing area.



Overall, this set was one of the best purchases I've ever made for my living room, and for someone looking at this price range, I couldn't recommend it enough.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Vizio VX32L

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price and Availability

3. What you like best about your LCD.
RGB PC Input

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Black & Silver colored housing

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
DVI input

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
THe user manual is a little lacking, so that could use and update.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
I didn't know it had PiP/PoP

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
YES!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If you going to be using this exclusivly for gaming, GET IT! My PS2 with GT4 output to 1080i looks amazing! And with my PC hooked up to it, again, Amazing! And I'm only running an Athlon64 3000+ with a 6800GS AGP card



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1. The "Model" you have.

Toshiba 47HL167

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Salesman made me a sweet deal on this model that was not even available yet.
He took $200 off the discount price because it wasn't in stock.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

1080p, Clear QAM tuner, and it's 47 inches. Also it has 3 HDMI inputs.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

Limited S-Video inputs (only one available input).

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

POP or PIP, 120Hz

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Add an S-Video input to the side panel Video-2 input.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

The HD picture from the clear QAM tuner looks better than the picture from the Motorola HD cable box.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

Glare reflecting off the glossy surface of the frame.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Yes

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

This TV is really great for the price.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp 46D92U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

"Super Black" TFT screen w/ 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 120 Hz, 4ms response time, side-by-side PQ test in a store

3. What you like best about your LCD.

HD looks incredible, looking through a window quality on Blu-Ray...3 HDMI inputs, Dot-by-Dot 1:1 mapping looks ridiculously amazing on my PC set to 1920x1080, got one with no dead/stuck pixels or sub-pixels, but...

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

Processing Lag! I am a gamer, and I guess I stupidly thought that "4ms" meant it would take exactly four milliseconds for what was happening inside my ps2/3 to be displayed on the screen. Not true at all. I play lots of beat-sensitive music games, Amplitude, Frequency, Beatmania, Guitar Hero, etc. and this tv is worse than the 4 year old Gateway plasma I just got rid of in terms of lag time. Guitar Hero 2 has a Lag Calibration option in it to adjust for this (only game I play that does, unfortunately,) and I and my friends have to set it anywhere from 55 to like 115 ms of lag correction to be able to have any success at all. The other beat- and time-sensitive games I own are unusable on this display.

Motion blur was surprisingly noticeable on PS3 content, even at 720p (or the one 1080p game I own) over HDMI connection. Spiderman 3 demonstrated this really well - while web-swinging along at high speeds through the city at night, the lit-up office windows left long streaks across the otherwise-black environment.

Oh and, *ahem*, Color Band. Pronounced "horizon" in the exact center of the screen, the top half and the bottom half don't agree on how to make dark colors. Noticeable in any dark content across any input, especially bad on stagnant images i.e. PC control. This one's going back to the retailer...thank you 30-day return policy.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

Vyperdrive or whatever Sharp calls the "no processing lag" mode they put on their 37 inch model - c'mon, the 92U is supposed to be the top of the line, which means it ought to have just about any feature Sharp has to offer.

2 TV tuner connections, a place for me to connect both my OTA HD rabbit ears and my STB cable at the same time, eliminate the need to unscrew cables or get an external switch.

Oh and I wish the 92U series was offered down in the 42" size...Sony is willing to make their top of the line feature set available down to a 40" size in the XBR line, why Sharp says that only 46" and up should get the choicest technology is beyond me. Those of us in small urban apartment-style living spaces need our HDTV needs met just the same as you with whole basements to devote to home theater.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

-Recall them, or at least stop production until you figure out the banding issue.
-Add vyperdrive to the 92U series, and make 92U's down to the 42" size
-dual inputs for the TV tuner
-Jump-to-input buttons on the remote, my Gateway plasma had this and I miss it, just a simple row of buttons labeled "inputs" and then buttons #1-7.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

Processing lag & color band

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

see above

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

No, especially when $3,000 can't even buy you a flawless image.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged

I did a lot of research on the 2006 year line-up of TV's, and if you get a good one, this is in my opinion the best LCD tv on the market right now. I, however, did not get a good one, and I'm not going to gamble with getting red-flagged or black-listed or whatever for returning a bunch of tv's to my retailer, so I'm waiting til the '07's come out and are reviewed before I make my next purchase.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Insignia NS-LCD32

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Needed something for the master bedroom. The price was just right; less than $500 for a 32" LCD. The updated slim and gloss black design compared to the previous bulky and silver model.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Impressive picture quality for such a low price point.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
N/A

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
It actually has more features than i would have expected for a LCD of this caliber.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
N/A

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Simple, yet concise setup.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
N/A

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I think in general, prices are getting to a spot where they are worth it. I think you can get a lower quality product today that is better quality than the higher quality products of several years ago. And the prices are lower in comparison.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This LCD is perfect for our master bedroom. We could've spent twice as much on a Samsung or Sony 32" LCD and had a better picture that we really don't need in our bedroom. Even as an "off-brand" the picture is great and is still lightyears beyond the CRT we had in there before.
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1. The "Model" you have.

-Toshiba TLA-01511C

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

-Gift

3. What you like best about your LCD.

-It's small and sleek, HDMI + VGA

4. What you don't like about your LCD.

-It's small

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

-1080p support

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

-game mode addition

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

-the controller size for such a small tv

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

-everything looks reddish. Also, Reds are too vibrant and almost ooze out and affect detail

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

-could be lower

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN-T4065

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Looking at the terrific picture while in a Best Buy

3. What do you like best about your LCD.
Picture Quality, Style, picture quality, sound,

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
HDMI handshake issues (hopefully will be resolved with a firmware upgrade)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
LED. Maybe for my next purchase

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Test your HDMI compatibility before putting it out into the marketplace

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Ease of set-up.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
HDMI audio via the TWC HD Box.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Maybe not, but it's the cable systems that need to offer more HD Channels!
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sharp Aquos LC-46D62U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price, seeing it at the store next to several other models, price, no glare on screen, price, features and performance

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Price, size

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Unable to output surround sound/act as audio switch

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
VGA connection

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Make the surrounding 'frame' anti-glare. The current 'piano-shiny-black' casing around the LCD screen reflects light like a mirror.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
OSD feature works well, menus were intuitive and easy to navigate.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None so far.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
YES!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Killer deal at local authorized dealer, cheaper than online discount prices. Really need 1080p DVD player and HD cable service to take advantage of this TV.
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