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post #151 of 1510 Old 01-24-2007, 12:11 PM
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1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp 32D42U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Mostly price and relative picture quality on display models.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Picture Quality is great on HD and SD.

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

Nothing so far. wish it had cablecard, but don't really need it since i use QAM on analog cable.

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

Cablecard.

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

Keep driving the price down.

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

Quality of SD picture directly form analog cable. Better than my old CRT SD TV.

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.

This cost less than the inflation adjusted price I paid for my 32 inch CRT back in 1995.

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

Really should explain QAM to the beginners, like me, in this forum. What a big win!! I get HD on all networks plus several PBS channels, plus a bunch of other misc channels from my analog cable with no cable box.

Second, quit discouraging folks with stories of imperfect displays and unwatchable SD. SD quality is very good on my cable/TV combo. If you believe everything written in this forum you would just stick with your old CRT SD and wait for another 10 years to buy that new set to get that gigahertz refresh rate and billion to one contrast. This is like buying audio speakers with a frequency range of 0-200Mhz. Way beyond human perception, but beginners become convinced they can't watch/listen without it.
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1. The "Model" you have. KDL46"XBR3

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.THE BEST LCD ON THE MARKET

3. What you like best about your LCD. PICTURE IS THE BEST!

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

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

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.THAT IT HAD NO CLOUDS

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 AND NO

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Toshiba 42LX196.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Selling HDTV's as a part-time job, I got a good look at LG, Toshiba, JVC, Sharp, and Phillips. The Toshiba looked the best, and wife agreed.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The price I paid as an employee only working 4 hours a week!

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
I cannot think of a single thing.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I would value a third or fourth component and HDMI input I suppose. A firewire output for a Simbio would be nice. I'd also like an SD card reader. See #9 below regarding these features.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
The motorized stand that Hitachi's were using would be a nice touch.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
My wife couldn't tell the difference between analog TWC feed and OTA 1080i. I do not understand this mentality.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
The CC was turning itself on randomly for a while, but it may have just been operator error. Time will tell. My wife is not hip on having to switch inputs and handle this many remotes. This has prompted the purchase of the Harmony 880 due-in tomorrow.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Selling these things, I've seen the prices (cost and retail list) and can tell you that this is the best time to buy right now. In another year, the prices will undoubtedly be less expensive, but at a cost. Jack packs are dimishinging, swivel stands and all bells and whistles are slowly taking a backseat to pricing wars with WalMart branded T.V.'s coming out of China.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Toshiba's scaler does a wonderful job of upconverting a 480p DVD to 1080p. I cannot see any pixels.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Westinghouse LTV-32w6

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price / value and comparing several other higher priced displays.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Clear, sharp, bright picture. No problems right out of the box.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Remote is weak and very directional.

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


6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD. A
Add more aspect ratio settings. The two available don't do this model justice.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
SD channels look good. The overall picture quality is much better than expected. Sound is also good.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None. No quality issues after two weeks.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I think the firmware ver. 5.00.68 resolved a lot of problems. Out of the box this set had no dead pixels, no noticeable ghosting, no backlight problems or banding issues. If it lasts several years it will be an excellant value.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Magnavox 32MF231D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

I was looking for a "entry level" HDTV that was relatively inexpensive, was at leat 32" and had a good picture.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

HDMI allows me to connect my upscaling DVD player .

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

I would prefer a black cabinet rather than the silver, but this one is OK.

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

Multiple HDMI's instead of multiple component and composite inputs. Also a VGA connector would be nice.

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

Make selection of inputs using buttons on remote, instead of menu pull downs or advancing channels.

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

The ATSC tuner was able to bring in 10 or so Digital channels over an old UHF antenna I haven't used in years. I am about 50 miles from the transmitters so this was a nice suprise! I am waiting to change my Satellite programming to HD until the DSS companies have more channels available and have worked through all the HD-DVR issues.

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

When changing channels very quickly using the remote, the TV has locked up on two ocassions. I had to remove the AC cord to reset. I am going to check the firmware and upgrade to see if this corrects this problem.

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

Still a little high, but I am pleased with the sale priced, open box, 24 months same as cash financing I received.

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

I like the SPDIF audio out put which allows me to run the TV tuner audio through my Bose receiver.
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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.
Westinghouse LVM-37W1

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
1080p and price not to mention good PQ (in my opinion)

3. What you like best about your LCD.
good PQ, lots of inputs!

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
bad remote, blue power light at bottom right corner

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

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
how good the picture gets with proper tweaking. also, the importance of mulitple inputs!

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
am not entirely sure

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
i am really happy with what i got for the price. (1099 canadian dollars!)
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1. The "Model" you have.
LG 42LB1DR

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Great picture quality with ALL of the features I wanted. I originally got an LG 37LC2D, but was not satisfied. I really like the on-screen guide feature.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The TV Guide on-screen and built-in DVR are absolutely awesome. I no longer use my Panasonic DVD recorder, which was always a bit klunky anyway. Picture quality is great (HD and SD), and menu navigation is easy.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Having to change screen ratio settings depending on the show. Not always consistent. Remote-control design not the greatest..

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
A bigger hard drive

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Selling a set with a built-in dvr and ONE tuner is a mistake. You really need two tuners, so you can watch one show while recording another. You should also include the biggest hard drive possible.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
That the built-in TV guide feature is much more useful than my older "Guide+" on my RCA analog set, and despite the pickiness of several people in these forums, my lcd set's picture quality and brightness and color are amazing, period.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Recordings seem to cut off a minute or two early. I am still playing. This is adjustable.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Not really, but they finally became "affordable" (sort of) for me. Got my set for about 50% of its original price.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
One thing I get annoyed at is how many people do not realize that you can get *really good* television, and tons of HD content, over the airwaves. As in, broadcast television. No, you won't get ESPN, but many cities offer far more in digital tv signals than the analog counterparts. Many prime-time shows are in full HD now. *NO CABLE OR DISH REQUIRED*. Just a regular old antenna. Voila. In my city (Milwaukee, the analog stations are 4,6,10,12,18,24,36, and 58. That's 8 stations. In digital? We get: 4-1, 4-2, 6-1, 10-1, 10-2, 10-3, 10-4, 10-5, 10-6, 10-7, 12-1, 18-1, 24-1, 24-2, 55-1, 55-2, 58-1, 58-2. That's 18 stations compared to 8. Two of those are desdicated 24x7 weather. Just like cable... almost If you are considering getting a HDTV, check out "titantv.com", and see what digital content you have in your neighborhood *before* being sold a crappy dishtv deal by the BB or CC dude.

A lot of this is consumer ignorance, but a huge part of this is ALSO due to salesdudes basically "implying" that in order to get HD content, you need a cable or dish setup. I wonder how many people have thrown tons of money away because of this false impression............
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1. The "Model" you have.

Runco CX-46HD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

The hope that a premium brand would be more reliable and
I could avoid the sony, samsung, sharp kind of issues. (we'll see...)

3. What you like best about your LCD.

It tunes "everything" and PIP HD locals. Blacks are excellent,
and no clouding or anything reported here on AVS. (checked with
9 year old and 6 year old eyes)

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

There's a problem here on the first day with either scratched DVD's
out of the oppo 981, or the 100 ft cat 5 hdmi. The TV goes black
screen during movies and I have to switch inputs or turn it off and
on to clear the problem. Need to figure out if it's the TV, the cat 5,
or the oppo. Simple debug in the next few days will sort this out.
(same issues feeding oppo output to the older Sony 32" 720p)

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

so far, so good.

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

More details or options to integrate OTA, cable, and satellite. (I'm
trying to compare inputs...)

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

How nice it looked in the livingroom, and how simple it is to
look at various inputs and tune channels OTA.

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

See above, but I don't think it's the LCD yet.

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

yes. There is a wide range of prices, features, and sizes for
people to choose. Yes, I wish mine cost less, and hope it's
worth the extra.

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

I plan to put it through it's paces this weekend with the superbowl
and more types of inputs. I'll figure out the black screen thing with
DVD's where scratched ones are far worse. I'll also use a VCR
for RF demod and play around with OTA and cable HD over the
next week or so.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-32LX60

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
It looked better picture quality wise (albeit on the Circuit City floor, so who knows how bad some of the settings were) than the other models I was looking at and I also trusted the Panasonic brand more than, say, LG or Olevia.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture quality and the speakers (not too bad for built-ins)

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Inputs! 1 HDMI and 1 Component only is pretty limiting (Why would anyone need 3 composite inputs and 2 S-Video inputs on an HDTV?)

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Inputs, inputs, inputs. Not a fan of the silver/black (should have splurged for the all-black 600) or name (Viera) either.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
That it only had 1 component input (this is clearly a bigger issue with me than it should be, heh)

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.
Sure. It's just an entirely different experience when watching a movie or TV in HD.

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

I am, therefore you are, which means I might be, which certainly doesn't preclude you from being
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN-S4695D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
I needed a panel format due to restrictions of placement in my new living room, so i was looking at either plasma or lcd. i use an HTPC, and have lots of windows in the room, so LCD was the choice. The Samsung had the same panel as the Sony (which is largely considered the best LCD), and was substantiall cheaper, and had a way better looking bezel (to me).

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture Quality, "look" on wall, depth of blacks for an LCD.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
the remote is utter crap. It feels cheap, and has a very narrow I/R "spray"

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Analog sound input to use the speaker as a center channel.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
allow PIP with 2 digital sources.

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

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
slight variation in backlighting on a blank input screen (all black) I can see some lighter cloudy shapes. The set makes popping sounds when warming up.

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

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

1 Custom HTPC
1 Custom Gaming Rig
1 Happy Dude
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sony 32' XBR2 (our 2nd HDTV)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
XBR series (returned a V2500 for it )

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture Quality,

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
cheap stand, only 1 HDMI

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

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
none

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
awaiting our 2nd set...2 pixels always on...1 bad pixel...cloudiness on a blank screen a little back bleed

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
today they are tommorrow they wont be

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
for me best time to buy a set, I couldnt afford last year
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It's hard to go through all of your questions without going back and forth between screens because I'm just dumb. But I love the Vizio L42. I looked at it on the shelf at Sam's next to several other 42" LCD's such as Samsung and Westinghouse and Phillips. The floor guy found the remote and let me play with the Vizio. I was able to find the custom picture settings and made the TV look very similar to the other units next to it. The whites are much better than some and the black is acceptable to me. The sound fills the whole room which is 26' x 42' although it does need a subwoofer. I switch from the normal to cool temperature mode when watching an animated DVD because of the extra color saturation in the animation. The screen is so bright even in a room full of Andersen windows that I reduced it twice!

OK, I have two questions. Does anyone know how to mitigate the loud sound at power up? The sound seems to come out full blast for about half a second as the TV is warming up.

Has anyone noticed a definate and striking reduction in picture clarity and color quality when looking at the S input versus the composite input? I have a TIVO going into the composite input - could it just be the TIVO?

Thanks everybody!
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1. The "Model" you have.

Bravia KDL-46V25L1

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Best HD picture; good price at Costco.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

HD picture quality - the colors, sharpness and clarity.

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

So far nothing.

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.

None.

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

How easy it was to set up and start watching.

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

None.

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

No, because I know prices will fall and the technology will get better, but that's true for most electronics.

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

No "clouds" or any other noticable defect.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sharp LC-32D40U - 1st HDTV

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price - great deal at Office Depot

3. What you like best about your LCD.
HD picture is incredible!!!! Wish there was more HD programing
Sound quality of built in speakers is better than an stereo TV I've owned
QAM tuner - FREE HDTV!!

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Need more "favorite channels" for QAM use (only 4 on remote)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
PIP and alarm (used to wake up to old RCA coming on)

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Better remote - smaller, better layout, better favorite channel options

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
HD PQ looks so much better than in stores.. WOW!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
This model does have a "red push" problem. I only notice it when watching Tivo though. Simple adjustment fixes problem

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Mine was! Would buy another in a heartbeat if I needed it

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Don't order anything from Office Depot. Bought on a Sunday, said it would arrive Wednesday. Wednesday was told it would arrive Friday. Friday web trace showed it had been delivered. It hadn't (tracking number OD provided was bad). Was told it would be Tuesday. Arrived in good condition on Monday but the frustration and POOR customer service throughout the week kind of took the wind out of my sails. Still worth it, especially of I get the $200 rebate I just put in the mail.
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.
DOMA 47" LCD4721HD 1080P

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
One of my old flatmates started this brand in Hong Kong.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The design is ten times better than Sony/LG and on par with B & O. LG panel -managed to get it 60% off the retail price!

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
A little tacky behind the design -i.e. the AV inputs etc on the back. Could do with more QC

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
2 HDMI / USB ports instead of one

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The technician bleeding all over my floor after a screwdriver slipped and went into his arm and then taking him to the hospital.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
White patch in bottom left corner -getting inspected tomorrow though.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
No. But they will be in about a year's time hopefully -with manufacturing costs lowering.

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If you can find DOMA products take a look -the design is really nice and they use Samsung / LG panels depending on current batch quality.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Bravia KDL-46V25L1

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Beautiful non blurry picture, got it for an unbelievable price

3. What you like best about your LCD.
the 1080P using a PC with DVI to HDMI cable. HD picture is awesome - I only have 5 HD channels though on my Time Warner.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Nothing yet, other than the channel takes a second or so to load.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
DVI input. Split screen like the sony projectors. Dual antenna inputs

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
use backlight with white LEDs!!

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Good - connected a PC to it and was amazed
Bad - It required 40 minutes to dig all the digital channels

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Nothing yet!!!

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
The price I got this for is good - could be cheaper as the technology matures.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I did not notice any weird artifacts/pixellation. Watching the Super Bowl was awesome you could see individual grass blades.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sony KLV40U100M 40" Bravia

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
The Price ($1299) and picture quality

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The picture and the PC input

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Nothing to speak of

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I wish it had another HD input. It only has one HDMI and one component

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Just to add either another HDMI or component input

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How much better the picture looked compared to the RP tv I had before

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Nothing yet (knock on wood)

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Compared to what they were a couple of years ago, yes

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I'm really impressed with how good this TV looks with both my Oppo 971H and my D* H20. The colors really pop off the screen and SD content actually looks good.
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1. The "Model" you have.
-- Sharp 37" Aquos D90 --

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
37" size, full 1080p resolution, great reviews, nothing but positive comments on forums like this one.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The remote control is perfection. Best I've ever owned. I love the easy to program and use favorite channels especially. You can program 16 of them and they're surprisingly easy to use to go to my favorite channels. Picture quality is stunning. Eveything I've tried to set up was easy: Easy to search channels, select the ones to skip for example. Trivially easy to set up: I was watching HD inside half an hour. I don't have cable so the built in tuner was very convenient: just plug in the antenna and you're set. No dead pixels. Freeze frame: never had that in a TV before. I love it. And the frozen pictures are surprisingly sharp and good. Color, contrast, it's all unbelievably good. I LOVE THIS SET!

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
On some standard resolution 480i digital OTA channels there's an odd line of static at the very upper edge of the screen. Not on all, but on some. Don't know if it's the TV, the antenna, the station, etc. There's an odd clicking/rattling sound sometimes during parts of HD surround sound broadcasts, again not that often but enough to convince me it's either the TV's problem or there's something sitting on a nearby surface that resonates and rattles at just the right frequency. SD content could be a little better I think. Hard to say though. Slow switching channels. Sometimes you can switch right away but often there is an annoying delay between the time you press the button until the channel changes. Sometimes I think it didn't "register" so I press again only to be sent too far.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
A smarter zoom? Widescreen SD broadcasts and DVDs have black bars on both the sides and the top and bottom. Isn't there a way for the TV to make one or the other set go away without stretching/distorting the image? A way to output analog signals to my analog VHS, DVR, etc.? Wishful thinking I suppose ... I'd really like there to be some kind of immdediate feedback when you switch channels. Even if it takes awhile for the set to actually "acquire" the new channel or whatever it is that it does, it would be great if there was at least something on the screen that told you instantly that it knows you switched the channel.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Nothing comes to mind at the moment

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The size. 37" looks a lot bigger in my bedroom than it does in the store. Still I'm very happy with the size and I'm glad I didn't get anything smaller (or larger). It was heavier than I expected. I'm surprised at the complete lack of glare. I often watch with a light right behind me and was annoyed by glare on my old CRT television. It took me awhile to even be aware that this TV had no glare at all, but when I finally realized it I was surprised and delighted.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Nothing, other than my list of things I don't like above.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This is the first HD set I've owned and I'm astonished at the quality. Nothing in the stores looked as good as this. But not having owned one before or even having had a chance to watch them outside of stores I may have nothing to compare it to. I'm convinced this was the absolute perfect time for me to make the HD leap, any sooner and there wouldn't be as much HD content out there to make it worth the higher price. Plus this was one of the first 37" sets that could do full 1080p. And YES, I notice the difference even at 37" (I set about 8 feet away from the set). I can tell instantly the difference between a 1080i broadcast and 720p one. Especially for video, the difference is dramatic. Not so noticeable for film though.
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1. The "Model" you have.

SHARP LC-46D62U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

WARRANTY REPLACEMENT BY SHARP FOR 10 MONTH OLD SHARP LC-37D4U

3. What you like best about your LCD.

1080P RESOLUTION, BIGGER SCREEN AND BETTER COLOR

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

MINOR FAINT HORIZONTAL BANDING

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

ONE EACH EXTRA HDMI AND DVI FOR COMPUTER

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

FACTORY CALIBRATE THESE SETS (RED PUSH)

PRESCREEN FOR BANDING (QC)

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

HOW GOOD THE 1080P PICTURE QUALITY IS WHEN PROPERLY SET UP.

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

BANDING

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

AT THE CURRENT PRICE THIS SET IS A BARGAIN

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

NEEDS A GOOD SIGNAL SOURCE (1080I/P)

LOOKS GREAT OVER THE AIR(1080I)

GOOD AUDIO FROM INTERNAL SPEAKERS

SURFS FAST WITH EXTERNAL TUNER (MOTOROLA 6416 TW CABLE BOX)

BEAUTIFUL SET

ALL MY MONEY I SPENT ON AUDIO AND VIDEO; THE REST I JUST WASTED!
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1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp 46D62U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price, quality and I like the piano finish - same as f1

3. What you like best about your LCD.

PQ

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

1 stuck pixel in the centre of the screen

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

PIP

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

Fix the banding for other users - it's killing them

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

Handles component video from SD satellite pretty well

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

Stuck pixel.

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

Mine was.

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

Samsung LNS4096D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

I like the features and the prices was good.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

The brightness of the picture.

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

I've only had it for 5 days, haven't found anything bad yet.

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

I don't know what I am missing yet.

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.

Just plug the cable in and I get HDTV.

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

None.

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

They are ok.

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

I like the picture.

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1. The "Model" you have.
- Mitsubishi LT-46231 (Diamond Series 46" 1080P LCD TV)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
- Positive reviews here. Solid deal. Not overly popularized/unknown by most. The only 1080P LCD which didn't seem to have problems unlike those LCD's from Sharp (banding), Sony and Samsung (clouding and motion blurring), and Toshiba (ghosting).

3. What you like best about your LCD.
- So far I'm relatively impressed with the SD feed. The HD feeds take my breath away. Perfect Color and Perfect Tint adjustment allow user adjustability of six separate spectrum colors to get the perfect color output. Much more than just your basic tint and color adjustment bar you get on other TVs. Color output is incredible when calibrated.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
- Nothing yet.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
- A third HDMI input and 1080P over component (up to 1080i only).

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
- Keep on putting out an incredible flaw-free LCD!

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
- How easy it was to set up and the color output when up and running.

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

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
- Yes, as they have come down substantially from a year ago at this time.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
- Consider this "undiscovered" Diamond Series LCD if you're shopping for a 46" 1080P LCD. You might just find that this is the perfect LCD TV. I know, I've looked at the others (Sony, Sharp, Samsung, Toshiba) and this is second to none!
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1. Westinghouse 47" 1080p LCD (LVM-47w1)

2. Price

3. Looks great with the my media PC as well as HDTV

4. Everything about the remote sucks

5. Wish it had better adjustments and more pip options

6. Make it more TV friendly





9. Can not go wrong for $1,800

10.


Just another Hobby.
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1. Poloroid FLM 3732, puchased 1 week ago from CC with the 3 year service contract.

2. Price, user-reviews, and availability.

3. Picture.

4. a) Audio: 3 of the 4 internal speakers failed after a few days. I'm using 4 external computer speakers including a woofer (all from a Logitech X-530 via RS adapters). b) Remote: only the volume control works. Won't even shut off the set.

5. blacker blacks. ..and reliability.
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.


Samsung LN-S4051D 40" LCD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Won it as Grand Prize in the "Doritos Win A HDTV" contest. They gave away 300.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

DNIe... and that it was FREE!

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

No cable card slot.

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

See #4

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 crappy non-HD digital cable looks, and how beautiful OTA HD looks.

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

None.

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

Nope.

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

Gotta make a decision here shortly about maybe ditching Cox cable for DISH or DirecTV for HD provider. Off to look around!
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1. The "Model" you have: Sony KDL--32S2400

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model: IMO, compared to the Samsungs, it has a superior PQ--also need a 32" to fit in the wife's cabinent

3. What you like best about your LCD: The HD quality--simply stunning!

4. What you don't like about your LCD: needs another HDMI port

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had: 1080p would be cool, but for a 32" I guess it really doesn't matter....

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD: how crazy good my Xbox 360 looks on it

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD: some "bleeding in the corners

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it: it's all relative I suppose

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged: I would not hesitate to but this tv again!
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1. The "Model" you have: Sylvania 6637LCT

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model: The wife.... seriously. She pointed it out and suggested it over the 32" I was looking at.

3. What you like best about your LCD: Picture, price.

4. What you don't like about your LCD: Nothing yet.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had: VGA input. I would also like to see the ability to add channels manually in ATSC mode.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD: Mention the QAM tuner in the literature.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD: Once again, the QAM tuner.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD: None yet, other than the QAM not being able to pull one channel that a $350 set I have upstairs on a lower quality connection can get.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it: Can be if you know what to look for. Much better than just a few years ago.

10. Overall, this set gives quite a bit of bang for the buck.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LE27S71 HDTV (europe)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
1. Price 800 euros. Design and the image quality, but the price was the best reason, as when compared to other more expensive models, it was the best option

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The image quality and its Design

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
the few clouds when on black screen

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
an added hdmi port and hd receiver imput

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Resolve the Cloud issue on these current models!!

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
well i did alot of research, so i nearly knew everything about my tv, but i am still impressed with the image quality when i watch a nice movie.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
as already stated only some few clouds.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
well actually yes, thats why i baught mine.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
nope
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LNS4095D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Amazing picture, good feature set, beautiful design.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Image quality and design. Awesome for Xbox 360!

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Black levels could be better, but that is to be expected with any LCD.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Another HDMI input, ability to adjust all VGA settings.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Allow users to adjust all VGA settings...not just brightness, contrast, and a couple others.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How truly amazing the Xbox 360 looks on it.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
I don't get to watch it enough!

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Not quite...but I did manage to get mine for $1000 off retail due to a sales error!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This is a great LCD. I consider myself a novice when it comes to Home Theatre...however, I am 100% satisfied with this purchase.
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