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post #631 of 1507 Old 02-18-2008, 10:16 AM
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1. The "Model" :
Toshiba 46LX177 - REGZA Cinema Series

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model:
Researching, Viewing, Evaluation the pros and cons , Comparing and the good price

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The picture even with SD program

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Motorized stand, Flash memory card reader, USB port ,DV input for digital camera.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Give us a tool for tuning the color (i.e. special DVDs)

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
So many options for tuning the color .

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Not yet.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
There are too many TV in any budget. Use the internet, ask people in this forum , read the review , define your need and finalyy go to look and look .....
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I went with LCD because with my Panasonic Plasma my kid plays alot of PS3 games and there was definate "image retention" after he plays, also i have a PC hooked up and burn in would be a definate possibilaty- I doubt that plasma is in way "on its way out" both are great technoligy that will be around for some time. As far as what I currently own,a SAMSUNG LNT-5271F, I absolutely love it! The picture is every bit as good as the Panasonic!

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1. Type of tv?
Toshiba 42hl57 (42 inch lcd)

2. Why did I buy it?
Because it was a quality name brand 42 inch tv I got for less then $889 cdn with a picture that rivaled some more expensive tvs.

3. What do I like best about the tv?
Its a 42 inch tv with decent picture from a respectable manufacturer for less then $889cdn. It even has a comparable picture to some 42s priced way higher.

4. What don't I like about the tv?
Nothing. For the price it does all that I could expect it to and more.

5. What features would I have liked it to have?
1080p, 120hz, Qam tuner (although in Canada Qam tuner tv's are useless.) But if it has all those features there would be no way I would have gotten it under $900 cdn.

6. What suggestion would I make to the manufacturer?
Realistically none because all of the suggestions I would make are probably covered in the more expensive tvs.

7. Biggest surprise with my tv?
I found out that it does remember my picture settings for the different inputs even though a sales associate told me I could only have one setting for all.

8. What problems have I had with it?
None so far, I will be hooking up a high definition media device using the hdmi cable in the near future but I don't think there are any issues with this tv but we will wait and see.

9. Do I think todays prices are worth it?
For what I paid? Definitely. I got my tv for less then some 37's. As a whole though I think tv's are still somewhat pricey but way better then they used to be and they keep getting better.


10. Additional information I want to add.

Hears the deal.

I watched the same Hi-Def movie coming from the same source on 2 lcd tv's, one with 120hz and one with only 60hz. I must say that I did indeed noticed a considerable difference. This wasn't even for just fast scenes either. I noticed a difference even with slow scrolling camera movement too. Things just seemed way more sharp and less blurry all around with the 120hz. It is not that the 60hz was unwatchable but, the 120hz did a have a considerably noticeable difference. If 120hz tvs weren't so much more money then what I got for mine, I would have opted for that.

So for all you people who are absolutely adamant on spending big bucks for an lcd, make sure it has 120hz otherwise it just isn't worth it because I can tell you that the picture quality of my tv is on par with some tvs that are way more money. The only thing that would make my tv kick butt even more is 120hz. This is a Canadian tv that has no Qam (useless feature in Canada) so all you Americans are out of luck. However the 42hl67 is a Qam sold tv in the US. but, I have no idea how much it goes for. If it is anywhere close to this price and 120hz doesn't matter to you then save your money with this tv instead because I don't think the more expensive lcd's are that much better for the price you can get mine for, and in the US. they should only be even cheaper.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp Aquos 32D43U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Needed a Dorm LCD for My Son and the Price was Very Good ($650)

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Deep blacks,Sharp image, Good Color accuracy for a LCD, the Awesome Glossy Design and Price.

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

Not 1080p but its a 32" so.... and only 2 HDMI input.

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

PIP,Extra HDMI, 1080p and more Tuning options.

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

Extra Inputs and menu options

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


The Deep Blacks and Awesome design.

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.


Definetly.

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


Very Good 32" LCD and the Price makes it the Best bang for the Buck! better PQ than the 3253H
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1. The "Model" you have.

Philips 42PFL7432D/37 with Ambilight 2

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Reading AVS forums, reviews, comparing models at stores, reading AVS forums some more, then re-reading AVS forums again. AVS = wealth of good, real world info.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Excellant PQ (once tweaked), even SD is pleasant to watch.

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

None thus far!

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

Content with the ones this unit has.

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

A calibration disc included would be nice

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

Ambilight! It is cool and actually does make a difference. Life-like HD images, i.e., color accuracy and clarity.

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.

Sure. Watched the price of my old 27" Trinitron (10+ years ago) stay at the same price year after year. FP technology gets better every year and yet the prices get lower, well for the most part.

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

Awesome TV for the price. No buyers remorse here. Reading AVS has been a great asset in making an informed purchase, so keeping reading, I'm sure you will find the perfect TV for you too.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN-T4671F

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Primarily, hours and hours of reading the AV Science Forms. There is lots of good info here, especially on these "buggy" Samsung units.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Lots of settings to tinker with and none of the flaws the LN-Txx41F forum members constantly whine about.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
I'm a stupid High-Def neophyte, I don't know enough about LCD or HD to be displeased. (See

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
See answer #4.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Please make the owners manual more detailed, deeper, more technical explanations.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The surprise was how happy I am with this product in spite of all the negative press in the LN-Txx71F owner's thread.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None! This set it too new; I'm still in the honeymoon phase. In a few weeks I'll start looking for the shortcomings.

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
Yes! A 46 inch LCD TV is pure bling. It serves no useful purpose to mankind. The high price goes with the territory.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I'm glad I found this thread. It was nice to read about the first impressions of other LDC owners.
I plan to post a few photographs and my firmware/hardware info in the LN-Txx71F owner's forum. If it wasn't for that pack of nit-picking bridge trolls , I never would have known how cool it would be to own the LDC-TV that everyone loves to hate.
Actually, I shouldn't berate the LN-Txx71F owner's thread crew, because like them, I was more than eager to purchase an expensive LCD-TV that is known to be plagued with problems. I guess it's the engineering challenge that draws the moth to the flame. But seriously now, Thanks AVS members for your time and dedication especially the crew on the Samsung LN-Txx69/71/81F threads.
Regards,
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I'm O.K., Your O.K.
(but the xx71F is flawed?)
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1. Type of tv?
Toshiba 52hl167 (52 inch lcd)

2. Why did I buy it?
Best 50+ inch TV I could buy for the price.

3. What do I like best about the tv?
I got a 52inch LCD for less than $2K delivered.

4. What don't I like about the tv?
Not much, had the "dreaded green push" at first, but that's all gone now that I've tweaked the picture settings and service menu.

5. What features would I have liked it to have?
Probably 120Hz, but that would mean I'd have to buy a higher model for more $

6. What suggestion would I make to the manufacturer?
Work on changing factory settings so consumers won't have to do as much "tweaking"!

7. Biggest surprise with my tv?
PQ better than I imagined (probably because I was replacing a 30inch HDTV, a Toshiba "tube", and going to 52 inches really was a major change).

8. What problems have I had with it?

Just the above mentioned "green push".

9. Do I think todays prices are worth it?
Yes, just have to shop around and don't worry about always "chasing it". There's going to be new models and new features every few months, so just putting a stake in the ground and buying the current model seems to be reasonable.


10. Additional information I want to add.

I bought this TV from Tiger Direct (through Amazon.com). Saved a ton of $, plus no sales tax, and shipping was reasonable (still ended up paying about $600 less than if I bought it at Sears or BB). Ordered it on a Sunday, delivered that Thursday (had to bring it in the house myself as the driver only wheeled it into my garage, but that's all he's paid to do), watched Lost that night!
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R.H.,
I can appreciate your logic on #9.

Congrads on the new 52hl167
Regards,
-Ej-

I'm O.K., Your O.K.
(but the xx71F is flawed?)
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1. The "Model" you have.
kdl52xbr4
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
The size and the best tv on the market
3. What you like best about your LCD.
Clear and bright
4. What you don't like about your LCD.
little bit of blur on blu-ray when ME and Cin is high
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
DVI input for a pc hookup.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
LOWER THE PRICE

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The great picture
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
just a little blur on everything set to high
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
No, but its hard to say ... such a good tv
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged
LIFE is GOOD
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1. The "Model" you have.

sharp lc-52d64U.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

QAM tuner
4mms response time
reputation of aquos (much info found here - much found on cnet, etc.)
price - considering other options this represented substantial savings over comparable

3. What you like best about your LCD.
great blacks, no banding (seems like the 64u has adequately tackled this challenge)

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
after two weeks of sports, movies and gaming, the only improvement i might suggest would be better out of the box speakers. i use a receiver and knew about the anemic speakers before i purchased. they are in the ballpark for many of these lcds, i have found.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
better out of the box speakers?

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
don't ship with brightness on 'max' setting.

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

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
none.
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
this was a great price.
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
i love the hd tivo i purchased. i tried the facsimiles and tivo is truly the only option if you've had the experience of tivo in the past. my comcast dvr remote felt like an edsel compared to the slick ui (mercedes?) experience of the tivo. it's seamless, user simple and the remote easy controls tv and receiver. caveat - i'm a 5 year user of tivo and have been spoiled. the solution isn't cheap but i find it very worth it!
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LNT 4065F (bedroom) and Samsung LNT4071F (poker room) and Samsung LNT 4671F (Living room)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
SAMSUNG! I bought both of them for less than $2500 + $1400 (Samsung LNT 4671F)

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Clear, vivid, crystal clear, and 1080P with 120HZ (Samsung LNT-4071F) for $1275 and Samsung LNT-4671F for $1400

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Popping and cracking sound. Some loss signal "HDMI signal"

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
More HDMI-inputs...two HDMI on rear side would be awesome.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Update new firmware for Samsung LNT71F model to fix triple ball effect.


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
THE PICTURES LOOK TOO GOOD on MY BLU-RAY player, PS3 and XBOX-360

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Often hear cracking and popping sound.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Both LCD are worth every penny because i got 4065F for $1012 ans 4071F for $1300 and 4671F $1400 after tax.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged
THE CHEAPER THE BETTER...XBR4 and XBR5 are way too expensive.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL-52XBR5

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Owners thread here, in-store looks, and on-line reviews.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Awesome PQ, Looks, Very Bright, Features!

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

Nothing

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

Ability to directly access inputs via remote with one key. ( For Proto Remote). I have not leared it all yet, so maybe I can.

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

See answer for #5

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

How much of an upgrade it really was. Huge difference from my RPTV of 6 years.

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

None

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

Prices are on the way down. This one seems worth every penny

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

Simply awesome TV
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1. The "Model" you have.

Mitsubishi LT-46244

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Picture quality and good deal from Basic, Your Best Buy. I looked at every LCD and Plasma HDTV I could find on the Louisiana I-20 corridor.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

It does more than I expected. Many, Many features.

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

To be determined. It is still in the box in the living room tonight. Just bought today.

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

Again, TBD. I'll update if I think of something.

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

Nothing to suggest at present.

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

How much additional stuff I really need to be a true videophile. And, on the flip side, how much of my legacy stuff can be used with it as is.

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

One, it is still in the box. Mitsubishi can't be blamed for that though.

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

I bought it, so for me, the answer must be yes.

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

I'll update later, but this is my first ever HDTV. I hope the experience turns out to be a good one. I'm confident it will. I'm going to have to spend more time watching TV now!

When I get the whole deal set up, I'll post a picture.

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1. The "Model" you have.

LG 42LB5D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Saw it in the store firsthand

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Strikingly clear picture, myriad adjustments, nice menu system.

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

There is not one thing I don’t like about this tv.

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

None.

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

Turn off the XD Engine by default…this caused some blurry viewing when I hooked it up to Time Warner Cable out of the box.

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

Once I tweaked the settings how good the picture was! Also that It had 3 HDMI inputs.

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.

Absolutely.

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

This is a fantastic tv…to be honest you can’t go wrong with any of the LCDs in this range (Samsung, Toshiba, LG). I bought it at a local store and the salesman who helped me said he had a 32” LG and loved it.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung lnt5271f

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

picture quality was the best after looking at the others .

3. What you like best about your LCD.

picture blows my old dlp away! it was a samsung hls5086.

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

some tbe on some programs no problems with blueray or sd cable.

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

i wish that the hdmi wasnt on the side and was on the back with the others.

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

to fix the problems with the tbe

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

i had to return my sets once because there was green flickering lines threw the tv while watching a program.

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

TBE

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

Technology changes every day so you have to choose what you want at the moment and not worry about what is going to come out tommorow.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
LL
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I just bought (5 minutes ago from ebay) a refurbed NEC MultiSync LCD2335WXM.

It's a 23" LCD tv/monitor. This will be my first tube-to-LCD transition. Obviously I know almost nothing about HD tv's, but I'm so sick of researching them that I decided just a buy a cheap unit and learn while I own one.

I only have basic cable, so I don't have any HD channels (that I know of, anyway). Unfortunately, I just discovered that this unit will need a seperate receiver for HD.

Oh, well. Maybe it will have a great PQ with DVDs and I'll be happy with it for a couple of years.

P.S. If anyone can offer some insight on what a person can do when their DVI port does not support HDCP, it would be much appreciated.
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I just bought (5 minutes ago from ebay) a refurbed NEC MultiSync LCD2335WXM.

It's a 23" LCD tv/monitor. This will be my first tube-to-LCD transition. Obviously I know almost nothing about HD tv's, but I'm so sick of researching them that I decided just a buy a cheap unit and learn while I own one.

I only have basic cable, so I don't have any HD channels (that I know of, anyway). Unfortunately, I just discovered that this unit will need a seperate receiver for HD.

Oh, well. Maybe it will have a great PQ with DVDs and I'll be happy with it for a couple of years.

P.S. If anyone can offer some insight on what a person can do when their DVI port does not support HDCP, it would be much appreciated.

well dont worry about it right now. use this screen for time to buy a new bigger one. then move this one into the office. you can do a couple things for tuning. one is an external unit. or you can get the cable box or sat box or a tuner for the pc.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung LN-T3253H

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price and Brand name

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Choice of inputs

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

Nothing

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

None that I can think of

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.

Picture 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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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well dont worry about it right now. use this screen for time to buy a new bigger one. then move this one into the office. you can do a couple things for tuning. one is an external unit. or you can get the cable box or sat box or a tuner for the pc.

Sound advice, thanks. I'll worry about that stuff later because, at the moment, I don't even subscribe to digital cable or own Blu-Ray DVD player. So worst-case scenario I'll have a very good tv with a great pic to replace my current tube television. And it's not like I spent a lot of money on it, either.

Actually, this thread is a great tool for researching brief feedback on a lot of models and will be useful for narrowing down my choices.
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Just purchased 13k of equipment from best buy. One of the Tv's is the Samsung 4066 for $1,399. Compared to the Sony v3000 this looked like the better choice. I thought the color and clarity was much better. The only thing that I did not consider was the shiny glass which may reflect in a somewhat lighted room. Although this TV faces away from the windows which will be shaded.

I am hooking a panasonic bd30 blue ray.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Toshiba 42LX177

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Clearance priced at work and what it had to offer

3. What you like best about your LCD.
120hz makes everything so smooth. Gaming is awesome

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
The response time but it does have "game mode"

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Demo mode where you can have a source as the demo to display 120hz

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
They can make this LCD have a thinner profile.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Size. I never had a TV this "big" before.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Green banding lines when loading up my PS3. Seems like a normal occurrence.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
For what I payed yes.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Since I work at Best Buy, we see TV's of all sizes come and go fairly regularly. I can really see the difference of prices of today than they were 1 year ago. Crazy.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung LNT4661F

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Own a LNS4041D, price, & this place.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Picture

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

Picture - Haven't adjusted the settings yet.

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

None

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

Shouldn't have messed with the power up sound.

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

None

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

None

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

Not really.

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

Samsung LNT5265F 52" 1080p (native) LCD HDTV

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Picture quality and price/performance --> When compared to the top Sony LCD models, the Samsung just seemed to have a better overall picture, at a much lower price.

Favored LCD over plasma due to the lower power consumption, lighter weight, and smaller footprint.


3. What you like best about your LCD.

Picture quality, features, physical appearance (piano black finish), number of HDMI and Component inputs available.

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

Wire access is very difficult when wall mounted. The set must be lifted off the mount to make wire adjustments/connect new wires to the back panel. Definitely a drawback.

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

Already has all the features I need. I guess if it could read my mind and figure out what I "really" want to watch and go there automatically, I'll put that one the "wish" list.

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

3rd HDMI port should be on the rear of the set instead of the side. Wire panel in the rear should be easier to access when wall mounted.

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

The stunning picture

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

Have seen a couple flicker issues with the HDMI connection to the PS3. Supposedly some unpublicized Samsung firmware update resolves this issue.

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

It's nice to see the prices on LCD's lowering every few months. Was it worth it? Definitely.

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

You might want to consider one of those retractable wall mounts (very expensive) with this model simply because the wiring panel is difficult to access once the LCD is wall mounted with a standard tilting mount. Overall, the Samsung LNT5265F is an outstanding LCD HDTV set, you will NOT be disappointed!!!
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1. Type of tv?
Sharp Aquos LC-46D64U 46" LCD 1080p

2. Why did I buy it?
I currently own a Sharp Aquos LC26DA5U and have been very happy with the quality and no issues for the past 2 1/2 years.

3. What do I like best about the tv?
Excellent picture, 3 HDMI inputs and slim line design. QAM tuner &
4mms response time

4. What don't I like about the tv?
Nothing.

5. What features would I have liked it to have?
120hz but it was not really worth the price to go up too the 72U model.

6. What suggestion would I make to the manufacturer?
None that I can think of.

7. Biggest surprise with my tv?
Light weight and ease to wall mount. Picture is better than I remember in the store. Works great with Bluray.

8. What problems have I had with it?
Handshake is a problem with my Pioneer Elite 82TSX when using 24fps

9. Do I think todays prices are worth it?
It was a very fair price. Less than the W Sony models and equal in picture quality.


10. Additional information I want to add.

none
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1. The "Model" you have.

Toshiba REGZA 32HL67US (exchanged 32HL67U because of problem) * And then replaced for another 32HL67U because of humming sound from speakers even when set to 0 or mute. Finally a model that works almost 2 years later. *

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Size & price

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Takes up less space and lighter than 16 year old 29" tube TV it replaced

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

Still not sure about the LCD technology - Exchanged 1st unit because of a green vertical line appearing down the middle at times. New unit has speaker problem when no sound is applied and HDMI for cable box not working now.

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

120Hz?

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

Get rid of boot up time & QC your products more

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

Picture looked good out of box

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

I noticed a (usually) green thin line down the middle of the TV when my daughter watches some cartoons. The line appears only during certain segments and depends on what is on screen. Some colors do not show the line.

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

LCD prices still need to come down more although the seven zero zero tag was a seller for this model.

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

I'm more impressed with the picture quality at home than in the store. I debated buying this model on-line but decided to buy locally so I could return without any hassle. I'm actually deciding on keeping this model or not; not sure if I'll attempt a 3rd unit because who knows what other issue I may have.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LCD TV 46" LCD. Model: LN-T4665F

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Won in contest

3. What you like best about your LCD.
It is large and beautiful.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
It puts out lots of heat.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Not sure yet.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Not sure yet.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The heavy weight and amount of heat it gives off.

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
None Yet.

More:
I won it in a contest from Time Warner, it's nice! But it's my first lcd TV. I went to many websites, and read as much as I could find.

It is the Samsung LCD TV 46" LCD. Model: LN-T4665F

I picked up an HDMI cable. I saw them for many prices and picked one up that said it was the 1080p and 1.3 rating. But I saw many others that did not include the specs on them at cheaper proces. I also some that cost much much more. I paid $30 for 10 foot at Frys. The Monster cables are way too expensive so I opted for another brand cable. But you can find them for $10 for 10 feet, but they are not labled very well as their rating. I used mine to connect to my computer. You amy want more cables if you have a home entertainment system to plug everything. I bought a good tilt wall mount and paid $36.00, but they can cost much more shop around. Or just use the base. The TV is pretty heavy, I would say over 100 lbs. But am not real sure of the weight, also, you will need a van or pickup to load it if you go pick it up, and take someone with you to pick it up. I guess you can just watch it after a short time of setitng it up, but you wil need ot go through the manuals anyways. I also recommend you try and plug in the cables in the rear of the TV before you hand in on the wall, as it's a real pain in the butt to plug them in after you hang it up. The TV puts out tons of heat, so expect a real warm room if it's a small room you place it in.

I was working on buying an LCD or Plasma TV soon, but this TV exceeded my expactations. Even though I do not currently own a home entertainment system to connect to it, hooking it up to the computer and a small dvd player is fine for now. I am very happy. I wil be spending mucho time with it, with failing health I need good entertainment to help me through rough times. if I am going ot be stuck laying around, I am going ot enjoy the hell out of it.

I enjoy the HDTV with Cable and a cable box.

To others, good luck and enjoy your HDTV !

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A little late, but at least one was yesterday.

1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp Aquos - 26" - 12/2007
Sammy 4661 - 12/2007
Sammy 4065 - 3/13/2008

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model?

Sharp - Presently have one in NJ bedroom and the picture is fantastic, even after 2+ years and the price was right - roughly $650. Now have 2 and no regrets.

Sammy 4661 - Bright room in FL and 4661 got very good reviews -paid a little more than I wanted ($2200) but since it was FL, wanted the option of being able to return. Picture using straight cable out of the wall, pulling about 8 HD channels is great.

Sammy 4065 - Replaced 32" Hitachi Directors Series (going to MIL - only way wife would let me get this set for the bedroom) and based on reviews and happiness with the 4661. got the 4065. Eagle delivery from Big River was over and done in less than 10 minutes. Running Tivo HD and after lifting Sammy out of box and connecting HDMI from Tivo....worked great and delivery man left within 10 minutes and took all packaging. Played with the calibration (used some previous posts) and then tinkered to my liking and picture on 717 (CV - MSG) between the NJ Devils & Minn. Wild in 1080i was incredible. Picture was like night & day compared to the Hitachi running the same setup.

3. What you like best about your LCD?

On all three sets - picture quality using good sources and on the 4065 - price. Have the Tosh HD player in FL and DVD's look great. I know, bad timing on the purchase of the HD player. But, will wait until prices come down and replace the Panny with a BR player.

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

Nothing really, or I would not have bought them.

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

Cablecard. Got used to using Tivo recording 2 channels and would use the built in cablecard source for watching live TV.

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

None

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

How good Tivo HD looked, compared to just cablecard (cablecard was a better picture, compared to HD STB and/or Tivo HD.

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, for proven technology. Is the new 120 46" worth $3K and up...........who knows. But, take a 46" Sammy/Sony that has been out for 6-12 months and you are getting very good bang for your buck. Especially when I paid $2K for a 26" Sharp Aquos, $3.5K for a 32" Hitachi and $5K for a 60" Hitachi DLP LCD.

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

Have been pleasantly pleased with Sharp/Sammy. Was a die hard Mits person prior to the LCD age and do not think (IMHO) that the Sony products are worth the extra $$$'s.

Thanks.

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1. The "Model" you have.
KDL40v3000

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
1080p and picture

3. What you like best about your LCD.
the quality of picture

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Smelled like it was burning

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
none

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
none

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The odor of ozone.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
The burned smell that filled my house. NO smoke visible.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
No!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
NONE.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung 4065F

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

AVS Forums. Been researching for a year now. Great information, especially when you take into account that people will issues will post more often.

Went into Best Buy and looked at the 4066f for comparion. Moved up from the 4061F. Good picture on that set also, but for only $150 I moved to 1080P. Wanted to minimize the risk of me saying "Should have bought 1080p" and I have a Xbox 360 which takes advantage of it.


3. What you like best about your LCD.


Xbox 360 - WOW. Oppo DVD at 1080P - Awesome. OTA HD channels until we get DTV HD hooked up is great. DTV here next week, so we have TV set up away from reciever so far. Will update when we do.

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

Side panel inputs. For me side panel is not a feature and I wish that HDMI was on back.

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

Pretty happy so far. Not really excited about remote, but will replace that anyway.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Poster above said a calibration disk which I think is a great idea. Wish manual was easier to use for average person. Not very compelling to open and read but when I did found a few features that I will use.

And come on AVS forums and answer all the concerns about boards, firmware, etc. Nip the negative in the bud.

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

Gloss screen wasn't as glare inducing as I thought and I was looking for matte finish but piano finish really makes this set look rich.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Not with LCD but spent some time getting DVD player working. TV doesnt support 480i, so I thought maybe I made a mistake until I change output resolution on DVD player to 1080p

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

Yep. Actually purchased a Sony and install at around $3500 last year and took it back before it was delivered. At $1299, this set came in for much less and we are ending up around $2300 including electrician coming out and moving outlets around, new DTV HD PVR, and all cabling and mounts.

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

TV impressed wife on powerup. SD really doesn't look to bad on set, so I was pleasantly suprised.

Eagle Deliver from Amazon was 4 days! 5 days sooner than scheduled and delivery guy was awesome. $1300 a lot to spend online but I am confident I will be taken care of with any issues.

Read the forums with the understanding that people come here to solve problems more than say how wonderful everything is with their set. I almost postponed purchase due to all the threads on drivers, firmware, boards etc (thought I was buying a computer again) but went ahead.

You need to spend time calibrating to your own home environment. Lots of settings out there on AVS. Just plug in the amounts and play a bit with the numbers. Trust your eyes and don't hold hard and fast to anybody's results but your own.

And lastly - monoprice.com. Trust me, you will save some dough.
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[b]1. The Model You Have.[b]
Samsung 4071F

What Convinced You To Purchase This Particular Model.
I had originally purchased a Sony 40XBR4, but after returning a few sets because of various reasons, like whistling noise from the speakers, which thanks to the AVS.com forums, I found that another member had had a set like this which three months down the road had to have the whole panel and motherboard replaced because it devloped a vertical line of dead pixels. The others were returned because of clouding. My other option when I first went looking for a new TV, was the 4071F, but was afraid of the glossy screen. So far this is not an issue!! Glad I got this one!!

[b]3. What You Like Best About Your LCD.[B/]
The picture on this set is very nice. It's the best picture out there besides maybe the Pioneer Kuros or the XBR4. The design is also a plus!!! Sleek and stylish!! Tons of settings too which I have yet to play with.....

4. What You Don't Like About Your LCD
Swivel stand doesn't swivel very much.... Not really an issue!!! Glossy finish on TV cabinet shows every single fingerprint....other than that nothing right now!!!

5. What Feature Do You Wish Your LCD Had.
I think it has plenty.....I might think of one after I get done figuring out the ones I have now.....

6. What Advive or Suggestions Would You Make To the Manufacturer of Your LCD.
I agree with the guy above....A calibration disc would be nice, seeing that were paying good money for these sets, they can't throw in a $20 calibration disc?!?!?! I think Samsungs settings menu could give a little better description on what each setting does in the menu so you know exactly what your adjusting....

7. What Was Your Biggest Surprise When You Recieved Your Lcd.
The glare that I had read so much about from others on this site, which is originally why I didn't get this set in the first place, is really not an issue for me....

8. What "Problems or Issues" Have You Had With Your LCD.
When I got the XBR4, I thought that the faint diagonal lines I saw sometimes on cable channels was a problem with the set, but after not seeing them on BluRay movies and
PS3 and this set also displays them sometimes, I have figured out that it is a signal issue with the cable box and not the TV. It's hooked up via component cables and I think that may have something to do with it, so I plan on trying via HDMI. If not time to switch cable providers!!!!

9. Do You Really Think That Todays "Prices" Are Worth It.
I did a lot of shopping around and found coupons for both B&M stores (BB & CC) which took a nice little bit out of the price with the sale that they had going on. I think that the next gen of LCD TV's will be just as expensive, if not more, and it will be a little while before the get this whole led backlight thing up and running, which will probably be the next big hype!! It's already starting with the 81 series Samsungs. I think that the prices on the big name LCD sets are a little out of most peoples price range, but there are very good sets from smaller and newer companies that are affordable. Might as well jump in sometime!!!

10. Any Additional Information That You Wish To Add Is Encouraged.
I was nervous at first buying rather expensive set, and was very discouraged after my bad experience with the XBR4's. Issues with clouding, flashlights, fan noise, and others almost made me give up, but I'm glad I decided to give the Samsung 4071F a shot before calling it quits for awhile till all the issues with the LCD sets got fixed. I have realized that no set will be perfect in every way, you just have to find one that is perfect for you. I originally found this site when I was trying to troubleshoot an issue with the XBR4, and I must say, that while this site and it's forums are great, when you read all the people who are complaining about different stuff, you start looking for these things in your set, which is not always a good thing. In this respect I would say try and stay away from some of those threads unless you are trying to figure out something that you have noticed on your set. It drove me crazy a few times when I read these and found myself looking for the things people were saying they saw. If your looking to buy a new set, just make sure you buy one from a place that has a good return or exchange policy and try it out. If you end up not liking it, you can always return it or exchange for a different till you get one you like 100%!!
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