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post #181 of 1509 Old 02-16-2007, 06:05 PM
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1. The "Model" you have-------------The Sony KDL-46XBR3

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model----------

The standout picture, ratings, design, and connectivity

3. What you like best about your LCD----------The PQ

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

The cloudiness issue that some have reported.

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

Picture in Picture and index

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

For those that are having any issues, deal with it immediately. We consumers are aware that nothing is perfect and there are the occassional duds but no smoke and mirrors - just help the customer.

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

Wow, there were 3 - PC hookup (I truly did not think of that), need for calibration and my DVD player's upconverter worked for the first time!

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

None really except that I have been looking for the clouds some owners are complaining about. I do not seem to have them and unless it is a "developing" issue on the Sonys and Samsungs that have it, I am one of the very satisfied owners.

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

Ha, no! $4K for a TV is ridiculous. I think it should be about half that price. That would put it in line with the high-end RP HD set I bought 5 years ago.

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

Many people are complaining about different TV's. I shopped for 6 mths and read everything I could get my hands on AND spend a great deal of time comparing them in the stores. I struggled between technologies too - plasma, LCD, DLP. I chose LCD for its many advantages but the Pioneer PHD 5071 plasma looked fantastic and was my runner-up. This set stood out in looks and PQ plus I caught a rare sale. Is it perfect? No BUT neither were the other choices. I closely compared the Samsung 1080P, Pioneer 5071, Panasonic 600U and the Sharp 62U. If I were set on a plasma the Pioneer would have my vote. In the LCD's the Sony won with its feature set, PQ, design, warranty and sale price that brought it down to nearly the same price of the other 1080P TVs.
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post #182 of 1509 Old 02-17-2007, 08:22 AM
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LNS-3251D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price, Attractive design. Perfect fit for my bedroom.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
HDMI inputs, VGA, decent blacks and very good viewing angles.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
It only has one component input. The glossy black, while very attractive gets very dirty quickly and is a magnet for fingerprints. I clean it every 3 days.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
For the price range, it's fine. To expect more would be unreasonable.

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
None really, I knew what to expect.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Have had no problems.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This is my second Samsung set in as many years. I love the brand.


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1. The "Model" you have.
Sharp Aquos LC-32D42U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
I looked at some off brand cheaper LCDs and after researching them some I didn't feel comfortable with purchasing one. This TV has everything I was looking for plus some and it comes from a reputable manufacturer wich I decided was a must.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
PQ, more HD inputs then most TVs in it's price and size, lots of set up options, super fast panel, looks great even turned off.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
A DVI connection would have been nice. And I would have liked one of the component inputs on the side. Off angle viewing isn't the greatest, but decent.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
DVI, 1080p I know its useless for 32'' but it would be nice

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Ditch the VGA and give me a DVI instead, move one of the component inputs to the side.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Stunning PQ, great blacks and color reproduction.... Newegg.com shipped it in the original box with no extra protection.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Small problem with back light bleeding along the left edge, but I fixed that so it's gone now. And it was unnoticeable when it was there unless you was looking for it.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Got it on sale at from Newegg, but it's defiantly worth the regular price...

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged
I look at a lot of TVs before I settled on this one, I started off looking at Olevias, Sceptre, Viewsonic and other lesser name brands. But as I was doing my research I found to many common complaints about them to feel comfortable purchasing one. This was actually the last TV I found and I ended up purchasing it because I felt it gave me the best "bang for buck" I could get, I'm by no means rich and wanted the most for my money... I am extremely happy with this LCD and feel that I really did get the best TV for me.

And a big thanks to AVS, this forum was invaluable to me in my search for an LCD.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN-S5296

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Where to start??? The enhanced Game mode was key! I'm getting Signal Cables, and I'm using Monster Cables for the X-BOX 360 and HD DVD player. Uber TV!

3. What you like best about your LCD.
"PQ, more HD inputs then most TVs lots of set up options, super fast panel, looks great even turned off." says AMM. I can't sum it up any better! Most LCD's will give you this FEELING! (Thanks AMM)

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
It has 2 HDMI's. Wish it had a DVI. I will need to up grade to the Comcast DVR box to get HDMI to HDMI. Using DVI to HDMI now. There is NOTHING else not to like!

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

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 Picture Quality! it was a misty moment! AND I STILL LOVE IT!! I really like that it includes the swivel stand! Will wall mount at a later date!

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

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged
I had a 720p DLP Samsung DLP and was completely happy... or thought I was! Until I got this and hooked it up, tuned in Discovery HD and was COMPLETELY blown away! My circumstances were not the norm, however if you can swing the dough...get a LCD! I doubt you'll be disappointed!
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sony KDL-46S2010

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Built in QAM tuner, matte finish (ie not piano black), good reviews

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Excellent SD PQ !

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Optical audio out will not switch off once it's on - ie useless unless there are no analog inputs used on the TV

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Listen to your customers and accept design flaws, instead of telling us "That's the way it works..."

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
HDTV sticker was placed upside down !

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Optical audio out will not switch off, when you switch to another analog source

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
EXCELLENT Picture quality for me with SD content. And very good QAM tuner.
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1. The "Model" you have.
SHARP 32" from Cosco LC40C32U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Cosco's price with a special $100 off

3. What you like best about your LCD.
No reflection next to a window

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
like everything so far

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
card slot for digital camera

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.
I get local HD reception with basic/family cable

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
none - had it for only one week yet

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
now that they have come down to reality, yes

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
no
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sharp Aquos LC-32D50U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Sharps SD scaling and Sharps name @ a low(ish) price.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
it's just a big sexy peace of glass

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
The tight quarters around the antenna jacks. You need really small fingers.

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Accommodate people with barge/normal sized fingers, and #5.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The space around the antenna jacks.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
So far nothing, hope it stays that way.

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

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

Many people are turned off by the "silver" case. it's not really silver it's kinda dark gray. once the lights are off you can't see it at all, and with low lights it's visible but you would have to actually want to see it to notice it.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Olevia 437V

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price, Picture Quality, QAM tuner

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Picture Quality of "Free" HD channels it picks up on Comcast

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

Every time the resolution changes, the channel number comes back up (While watching HD show, and it goes to a SD commercial)

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

I wish it had the ability(the remote) to program my Harmony remote with direct input switching

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

Make sure that Harmony and Pronto have all remote codes, make the menu easier to read from a distance(it is kinda small), make all versions of firmware available to download so we can revert to an older one if the newer firmware messes something up.

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

How happy my wife was with it!!! She loves movies in wide screen

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

None. Not even one bad pixel!

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

Like anything else, I would like to see the prices go lower, but at $749 for a 37inch tv, I am not complaining.

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

I definitely recommend the Olevia 437V LCD TV. So far, I love it. What was the selling point was the built in QAM ability. Almost no official documentation on it, but I read here that it had it, and I was sold.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sceptre 32 Komodo

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price, features, and Microcenter rebate

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The size.

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

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Less defects on brand new models.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The red and green lines running vertically down the length of the screen.
How good an HD broadcast looks on it.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
The red and green lines running vertically down the length of the screen and 2 dead pixels.
LCD doesn't respond to remote to well sometimes.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Not really sure, need to use more.
Yessir.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I will post more when I get a satisfactory one.
Now that I have a working one, I absolutely love it.
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1) MITSUBISHI 46231
2)I saw the Mits at a Tweeter side by side with the Sony XBR3. I really couldn't see any difference except the price. The Sony was a grand more.
3)After reading about all the issues others have had(banding,clouds), my Mits has none. Just a great picture.
4)Still wish it cost less
5)Wish it had the extra hdmi slot on the side like the XBR3
6)Build the same television in a 55-60 screen, same quality picture and I'll buy it!
7) I have it in my bedroom and it seems even bigger than when I bought it. Pleasantly surprised.
8)None
9)Absolutely worth it for me!
10) My bedroom is a very bright room and this LCD fits in perfectly. The brightness of the room doen't affect the picture. Also, OTA HD, HD from my DISH package and SD all look great.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sharp Aquos LC 32D43U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Looks,1:1200 Native contrast,6ms refresh,Smart Stretch for SD,PC input .2 HDMI,Digital filters you can turn Off(unlike *cough* DNie)


3. What you like best about your LCD.
Good overall

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Sees to have everything I need

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Nothing really

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
SD looks really good

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Takes 40 seconds to boot up in the morning after I turn the power on.Not sure if it's normal

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Better than last year.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
customer service could be more helpful to answer my above worry
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1. The "Model" you have.

Astar LTV-32HBG 32"

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Unprecedented after-rebate price (around $360)

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Price, built-in tuner, black finish

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

No headphone, no side jacks, only one HDMI, side mounted speakers

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

I wish the TV volume controlled the line out volume.

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

Better warranty, or sell it at costco lol

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

Remarkable aerial HD reception. This is a huge secret to most people

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

uneven brightness problem

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

For regular moderately discounted prices, not yet. Maybe in 8 months or so. If you remember $400 for a tube tv was exhorbitant for most families. Until a 32" is consistently under $500, its too expensive.

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

1)I recently got a Sharp LC42d62u 42" LCD.

2)The reason I got this LCD was because of it's price and the lack of problems reported by users. I also like the quality of it although it's different for the Westinghouse LVM-42w2 i used to own. PC desktop performance was better on the Westy but motion video quality is better on the Sharp.

3)I love the way this LCD just works! It sounds weird but the old TV I have are so screwed up that I now consider this one of the most important thing. Last but not lease it doesn't have banding or any other screen abnormalities. (Lucky me I guess)

4)What I don't like about my TV is the fact that it's a dust magnet. I almost have to clean it everyday just to make it look presentable.

5)I just wish it had a DVI-I and VGA slot. Honestly, Sharp how much more does it cost to just include a proper DVI-I slot so that PC user don't have to use HDMI and Xbox360 can use VGA instead of the busted component connections(not Sharps fault though).

6)Sharp please fix the stupid banding problems that other fellow users are facing. It's not ok to spend a couple of thousand dollars and see weird bands on the screen.

7)The biggest surprise I got was the total lack of RGB setting in menu and the Service menu was for aliens. I swear that menu is totally weird and un-understandable.

8)The Issues I have are that the sharpness in computer HDMI 1080P mode is totally out of whack. I had to dial it to -5 in order to get rid of all the noise. Also red looks kinda weird don't know how to explain it.

9)Price that I got my TV for it's well worth it. Lets just say that I got it a lot cheaper then the asking price of the TV and it's a good piece of kit for that money.

10)Loving my TV right now, not going to consider upgrade for @ lease a few years. Come on Sharp not all people are idiots just give us back the stupid RGB setting and let people tweak away. I don't mean to sound negative in this "review" it is a very good TV just not as good a monitor that I am using it for

Looking forward to entering audio/visual nirvana
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sony Bravia KDL-46V2500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
No overscan with perfect 1:1 pixel accuracy for PC DVI output.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
1080p, color reproduction, high contrast ratio

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Nothing. Every day I use it is as good as the first day I got it.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I'm very happy. Nothing I can think of.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Fix the clouding issue some people have been complaining about.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The amazing color reproduction; especially after calibrating the colors.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes; considering how it compares to competitor displays.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged
This is definitely the display to get if you need need to hook it up to a PC.

Can your HTPC Media Center / DVR Do this??

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1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp LC-32SH20U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

It was cheap and had a good picture.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

DVDs look awsome with it

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

Takes too long to change channels. American stations look horrible for some reason, theres alot of ghosting on them.

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

another component and HDMI input

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

Nothing, seems fine to me.

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

The fact that it looked bigger in the room than in the store

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

Had a couple stuck pixels already, but they fixed themselves.

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

Depends on the TV I think. For example, I dont think the Sony 32 inch is worth 2200 at all, especially after mine cost 800

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

This TV seems better to me than what I read from other people's reviews.
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1. The "Model" you have.
VIZIO VX37L

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price, Tuner Pack, 2 HDMI , 1 Year at home warranty , carried by Sams Wholesale, Local pickup, Good contrast, VGA, nice trim for third tier. Under $1000

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Under $1000

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Only one RF input.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
More than 1 RF input , better sound , the ability to remeber skip channel after a power down

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Not Much , I think they have done an outstanding jod.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The Picture at home when isolated from other TV's. Also the size in my home is much larger than it appears in a store.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Skip Channel not remembering its settings.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes. Prices are relative to the shopper. My Budget was a grand and I came in at $879.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I looked for 4 months. Read myself crazy. It gets to a ponit where you must purchase one and set it up at home. Its a whole other out look. Any LCD when isolated fro other ones is gonna look great.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sony KDL46V2500. Bought about a month ago but I waited until I had some experience with the set before posting here.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
(a) the size - bigger than a 40"/42" but smaller than a 50"
(b) picture quality and non-reflective screen
(c) 1080p, 2xHDMI, 1080p input
(d) swivel stand
(e) matte, charcoal bezel (not shiny, not silver, not glass)

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The picture quality (particularly with HD source), the overall form factor (colour, size, swivel)

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Two minor things:
(a) more HDMI inputs (I'm using 2 now, more for future use would be nice).
(b) ability to skip the analogue cable source from the "round robin" input selection cycle. You can set the TV to skip any input on the cycle except regular cable.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Nothing significant, other than addressing the two items above.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
(a) SD picture was better than I expected, based on what I had read here on AVS forums. Both on cable or sattelite there is the odd channel that looks very poor, but overall the SD picture runs from acceptible to good (IMHO).
(b) Out of the box settings work well for us. I used the blue glasses and did a basic calibration with the THX optimizer, but I found the resulting images were sometimes too dark. I also experimented with some of the settings posted on AVS forums. In the end we use "vivid" for daytime watching and "standard" for night time.
(c) Off angle viewing is better than expected.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None so far. When I first got it I looked for the dreaded clouds. Noticed them with no input selected, but didn't really care. Also noticed some "spotlighting" in the top left during dark scenes. I never heard a comment from anybody who watched the TV, though. Now that we've had the TV a month we don't seem to have any spotlighting or clouds when watching a show, even a dark show in a dark room. I haven't gone back and checked blank inputs, as we have the TV set to skip them when cycling through.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, particularly since there are so many choices at various levels of brand, build quality, picture quality and features.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Research your purchase, consider what others have said, but make your own decision on what you like and what meets your requirements.

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1. The "Model" you have.

Toshiba Cinema Series REGZA 37LX96 lcd


2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

consumer reports top model for 37 inch. Inlcudes DVD player

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Inlcudes DVD player

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

Picure is wash-out. I just got it and know I need to adjust the picture in detial, but so far nothing is working that well. I'm considering taking it back


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

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.

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

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

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

Viewsonic N3251W ---- 32" widescreen

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Actually, my wife did. I was looking at the Olevia 27" 427H that was
on sale at Office Depot( around $450.00) And for $70.00 more, (after
using a $30.00 off coupon) I could get the 32" Viewsonic. We looked at
both, (hooked up to a pc showing a regular dvd movie) and the Viewsonic
just looked better (and bigger!) than the Olevia. So, given that Office Depot
has a 14 day no questions asked return policy, we got it.


3. What you like best about your LCD.
Everything so far.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Haven't found anything really bad. Although, like a lot of folks, I wish it were
higher resolution. (not really a big deal given the price we paid)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
More than one set of each kind of input .

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
So far nothing. I have used Viewsonic monitors for computer work in the past and
they have always preformed fine. Of course, this is the first LCD/TV Viewsonic monitor I have had. ( my last Viewsonic was a 19" CRT)
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How heavy it was. Unlike the Olevia, it has a steel base instead of a plastic base.
It weighs in at 47 pounds all together. But, it's no where as heavy as the 21" Dell monitor it has replaced. ( 85 pounds)

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Nothing that I could blame on the Viewsonic. Although, the manual could be a bit clearer on what some things do.
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
They are definately getting there. I figure that now that I have bought an LCD monitor, the OLED monitors will come out at a similar or better price. But, that's fine. This one is being used for a PC monitor and a TV (for me..........the wife gets to use my 60" Mitsu SD set.........still awsome after 8 years of service)
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Although I read all kinds of posts here and at other websites, info on the Viewsonic Monitor/HDTV's were not that good. And as is the case with a lot
of things, most were negitive. BUT, a lot of people don't go online and post
about their good , working TV. They do go and post about one that does not
work. The best thing anyone can do is to go to the stores and check them out
in person. And make sure what the return policy is before purchasing any set.
I forgot to mention one other thing. This monitor/HDTV has NO dead or stuck
pixels at all.
I feel for the money I paid, (after rebate and coupon) I got a good deal. And should it go bad on me, Office Depot will do the right thing. ( hope if it goes beyond the in store exchange/return that Viewsonic will do likewise,,, which I think they will as I have never had a problem with their Customer Service with
regular PC monitors)
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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.

Olevia 542i

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Three day sale at HH Gregg---Price finally dropped below my strike price ($1,000)

3. What you like best about your LCD.

The awesomeness of HDTV

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

My TiVo remote isn't compatible (but I'll be upgrading that soon enough, as well)

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

Too new to know!

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

put a dang paper manual in the box, don't make me drag out my laptop to read the manual on CD

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

It looks MUCH bigger in my living room than I expected.

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

Kids colored on the screen with a crayon on day two of ownership! But I didn't have trouble getting it off, thank goodness.

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

Finally, yes.

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

Not at present!
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1. The "Model" you have.

Vizio L37

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price Refurb at Tiger Direct

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Everything

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

remote sucks, video settings, huge speaker on front

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

More HDMI, fixed audio out, better remote

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

nothing


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

How cool it looked.

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

Backlighting seems non functioning

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

Finally, yes.

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

Not at present!
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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LNS-4051D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price, 2 HDMI inputs, excellent black levels.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Excellent blacks, design, good colours.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
I can't seem to get the picture right yet. I have only owned it for a few days, but it seems like I cant find the perfect setting.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
None really for the price.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Move the inputs to the side. It is difficult to get to them when wall mounted.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The look and the size.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
With my Oppo 970m it leaves a quick imprint when white is displayed on a black background, but goes away when another image comes into the screen. This only happens with the DVD player.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Not really, but I needed a new TV.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Samsung makes a solid product, and its cheaper than a Sony.
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1. The "Model" you have.

AKAI LCT42Z6TM

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

1080P for the best price I've seen

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Too soon to tell... in fact that would apply to all the rest of the questions as I just got it today. but i'm sure I'll have more answers soon.
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1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL40-v2500 (Japanese model)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

I had my eyes set on it for a while. 1080p in perfect size.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

1080 p

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

No English menus or manual (japanese model), no i-link

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

i-link, USB, media card slot

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

its a sony, i think they got everything right, at least in japan

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

Once I connected to Japanese satelite broadcasting, they were showing some movies in HD, it looked stunning.

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

none

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

considering that it came down in price by more than twice over last few months, yes, it is worth it

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

this tv is best if you are just looking for straightforward HDTV viewing. SD quality is pretty bad, tuner channel switching is slow, there is no i-link, so if you are looking for a feauture packed TV, look elswhere, maybe toshiba...
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1. The "Model"
Vizio GV42L

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Reviews I read on this forum & others

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Great picture @ this price point.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
The glossy black frame. I would have liked a flat black better.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I really can't think of any. It has lots of

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
None, geart product for the money.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
It has a SVGA connection for my computer. This is a graet feature.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Occasionally has the lip syncing issue with off air antenna.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Definetly!
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN-4696D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Great PQ and the problems with the sharp and the sony had sent me to the samsung plus the samsung is cheaper than the sony.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The black front and the blue led in the front, picture and picture, 1080p over component.

4. What you don't like about your LCD. the clouding on the screen on the sides it only shows a little bit. also the justscan option

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.
Fix the clouding and the justscan option.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD. how much heat it put outs when you place your hand in front of the screen.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
the clouding and justscan

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
i think that this tv is worth it

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Get this tv I was able to get it at the absolute lowest price through local you just need to bargin with the stores.
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1. The "Model" you have.

VIZIO VX37L

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Great picture at an affordable price.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

The way it makes my SD footage look.

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

That it takes some fiddling to get it to stay on at first--it shuts off too quickly when there's no signal present, so it powers down while fumbling with the remote to find the right input.

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

I just wish it would stay on a bit longer, perhaps 30 seconds, when there is no input, giving me time to switch to the right input and get a player started up.

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

Nothing in particular. Just keep making them better and better!

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

How my SD footage looked so filmlike. (I'm a pro videographer.)

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

Just that difficulty turning it on and then finding an active signal source before it powers down due to not finding a signal in time.

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

Yes, definately! A display like this is 2000 was about 600,000 PhP (about US$15,789)

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

Viewing SD DVDs on this panel, through HDMI input from an upconverting Panasonic DVD player leaves me skeptical that I could get much more detail from average film masters form BluRay or HD DVD versions of the same movies. I can already resolve the film grain on the VIZIO and the picture in the film emulsion is actually softer than the picture I get out of my 3-chip Sony video equipment. The video signal looks better than the film-transfer-to-DVD. Best picture would probably come from live HD 1080P camera, as I think we'd be resolving just more film grain from 35mm masters that I've seen on DVD so far. Movies look great on this display. I can easily spot differences in quality of the compression CODECs used to author the DVD, as well as quality of mastering. My wife has a Lea Salonga on Broadway DVD that I thought looked pretty good on our old 19" TV, but when I saw it on the VIZIO, I could see that it was a remaster from 3/4" tape, transferred to DVD and it didn't compare at all with digital video camera footage to DVD.
In all, this is a magnificent video display, even at twice the price. Paid [EDIT]. This one is for my wife. But I am now eyeing the VIZIO GV47LF for my sound studio/theater downstairs.
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First of all, this is my 1st LCD.

1. The "Model" you have. Polaroid FLM-3232

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model. Seen an advertisement with a ridiculous price and purchased out of a compulsive decision.

3. What you like best about your LCD. Fits perfect in my small theater/game room and the picture that I get out of this baby.

4. What you don't like about your LCD. This is my 3rd set. I had to return the first 2. This one is perfect with no defects and fresh off the assembly line (Jan. '07)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had. A QAM tuner like the comparible Vizio's. Maybe a 2nd HDMI port. Quicker response time than 16ms. Better speakers (they sound like a clock radio), which isn't really an issue because I use a 5.1 surround sound system.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD. Possibly improve their Tech/Customer Support. I haven't used it, but I hear they can be a pain.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD. How much better of a picture you get compared to a RP-CRT HDTV. I also have a Hitachi 51F59. One of the first things I noticed on the LCD was how great text looks and how it actually looks like there is depth to the text and images.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD. Like I said, this is the 3rd set, which has no problems. The first one had slight electrical issues, it had a hard time powering on and would make a buzzing/clicking noise for about 20 seconds. The second set had a dead/stuck pixel right in the middle of the screen.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it. Yeah, for the most part. My next venture is 1080p! Hopefully them prices will keep dropping.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Report Post I am very please with this TV. Overall the HD picture is amazing, A+. SD looks almost HD on a lot of channels, I have digital cable if that helps. Most of my DVD's look very near HD and that's on a regular progressive scan player set at 480i. My components are hooked up via RBG/component cables. If your looking for an entry level HDTV or an extra set this is worth the 6 bills.
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1. The "Model" you have.
32-inch Samsung LA32S71BX

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
It was on sale and the cheapest Sammy on site

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Inputs VGA, HDMI, 2 components & the exterior industrial design

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Backlight bleed, blacks and the fact that it isnt 1920x1080p with HDMI 1.3

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
More HDMI, DVI and more S-Video ports

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
A way to colorsync with a computer

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.
Not enough hours in the day to enjoy it. No over the air or cable HD content.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
32-inch for $1250 (tax inclusive) + free dvd home theather (nothing to write home about) isnt just a bad deal

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
It's cheap, 32-inch and is plug & play with my Macs. What's not to like?
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It's my first LCD, a nice upgrade from a 27" CRT. (Though after finding this forum and tweaking the settings I thought it looked quite good.) Only had it for less then 24hrs. So this is initial reaction.

1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp Aquos LC37D43U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Highly regarded by videophiles for PQ, and handling of SD content.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

So far, appears to handle fast motion better then similar sets.

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

Zoom/Display settings from DVD via HDMI. Not sure if it's the TV/DVD player. But watching a DVD (2.35:1ish) is forcing the screen to stretch mode with large black bars top/bottom. Much larger then I would expect from a 16x9 screen.

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

DVI input. (Only has analog VGA)

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

- The remote is one god awful ugly to look at and hold item.
- Manuel that actually explains options.

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

Not fault of the TV(I assume), but how much SD content varies in quality. Certain shows look fine via SD cable. Others look like absolute garbage. Specifically I notice in news/sports program highlights. The broadcast portion looks fine, but the highlights from game footage or on scene footage is just disgusting.

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

Watching DVD via HDMI, sound occasionally hiccups. Stops for a second then continues. Haven't determined if it's the DVD player or TV yet. Doesn't happen watching regular TV.

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

Not yet, but close. Bought this because I needed a new TV, and due to pricematching it was an incredible deal over other LCDs. Ability to handle SD content was important as I don't intend to pay for HD cable until there is enough content. IE, 82 games of Canucks hockey in HD. =)

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

Buy based on what you watch. Knowing that I primarily watch SD content, and hockey. The panels ability adequately display that crappy signal, and pan in hockey without causing my eyes to convulse was important. Haven't had a chance to try it in hockey yet, other then a junior game but it was handling that alright. Find out tomorrow with a Canucks game. =)
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