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post #1 of 1507 Old 10-31-2006, 10:28 AM - Thread Starter
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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.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

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

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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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL-46V251L1 (same as KDL-46V2500)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Picture quality, value and cabinet design.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Good HD sources are stunning. No reflections from the screen or bezel.

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

Can't skip digital channel input. SD is not bad but could be better.

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

1080P on VGA.

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

Add DVI or another HDMI instead of the additional S-video.

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

The unbelievable, film-like quality of HD broadcasts.

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, considering the prices of computer LCD monitors.

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

I think it's the best value on the market right now. Futureproof (1080P) plus no worries about burn-in or green blobs.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Westinghouse LTV-32W4

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
$1000 limit, Chioces on hand at BB.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Built in DVD...ok, weak I know, but this is the wife's set.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Light leakage at the corners (black screen is noticeably gray in the corners)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
A "zoom" option to fill the screen when watching SD Letterbox

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

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

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None, other than the corners as above

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged
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I just purchased a Sharp LC42D62U

I was attrached to this Sharp model based on price, 1080P resolution, no reflection on screen like all LCD's and no burn in concern, 2 HMDI connections, good manuf. reputation, wonderful PQ on HD and nice PQ on SD, S Stretch mode is nice, sound is fine (wife and kids don't always like surround sound on), and I hopeful OPC feature helps change backlighting in its own from light to dark room viewing.

What I like least is the washout of color at anything over 30 degrees left or right.

Don't feel like Im missing any features at this time except for washout problem noted above.

I'd tell Sharp to use glass that does not limit viewing and for them to claim 176 degrees for this unit is almost criminal.

Prices right now are fantastic in my area on LCD/Plasma sets.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Westinghouse LVM37-W3

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price & 1080p capability

3. What you like best about your LCD.
that every HD input accepts 1080p

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
I wouldn't say that I don't like it but black levels could be better and 1080P via component has artifacs

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Upscaling ability to 1080p

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Keep up the good work!

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
side /back panlels are very well organized and accesible

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
2 power lock ups

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

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

very happy with my set. Is not a perfect set but I'm impressed with the features,price and the pristine picture quality.

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1. The "Model" you have: Sony 40v2500

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

3. What you like best about your LCD: great HD (wish all broadcasts were 1080)

4. What you don't like about your LCD: hard to get unit with zero backlight leakage

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had: better blacks, but I'm not done tweaking and upgrading

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD: eliminate all backlight leakage

7. Biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD: great internal scaler (480p DVDs look HD-ish). Wow!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD: nothing serious

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it: yes!
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Excuse me... I've had a hard time finding the proper place to ask for help. Well, I am asking here, so if this is the wrong place, please forgive me and let me know.

I'm looking for a good TV for the Nintendo Wii system. The system supports widescreen (16:9) and 480p. Is 480i fine? Anything else I should know? Thanks.

Product Details
Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year limited; 2 years limited: picture tube
Warranty Terms - Labor 1 year limited; 2 years limited: picture tube
Product Height 19-3/4"
Product Width 27-1/2"
Product Weight 79 lbs.
Product Depth 19-1/2"
TV Type Tube
Screen Size 26"
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Display Type Flat digital tube
Built-In Player No
Built-In_DVR No
Digital Cable Ready No
Flat Tube Yes
Digital Capabilities SDTV
Comb Filter 3-line
Media Card Slot No
USB Slot No
Digital Convergence No
Picture-In-Picture No
HDMI Inputs No
DVI Inputs No
S-Video Inputs 1
Component Video Inputs Yes
Composite Inputs 2
RGB Inputs No
PC Inputs No
RF Antenna Input Yes
Front A/V Inputs Yes
Audio Outputs Yes
Sound Leveler Yes
V-Chip Yes
Sleep/Alarm Timer Yes
Channel Labeling Yes
Commercial Skip Function No
Remote Control Type 4-item universal glow

* Built-in ATSC and NTSC tuners for access to both digital and analog over-the-air programming. Note: Digital content, regardless of broadcast resolution, will be displayed at standard-definition (480i) screen resolution.

* ColorStream component video inputs make it easy to hook up a DVD player and optimize DVD output for stunning picture quality

* FST PURE flat tube design delivers increased viewing angles, enhanced picture linearity and reduced light reflections to produce accurate, lifelike images
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Nice to see the LCD side get a thread like this.

1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL-46XBR2.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Frustration with the issues plaguing the new Sharp Aquos sets (previously owned the Sharp 46" 62u), as well as the 1080p capable VGA port and trifecta of HDMI inputs. I wanted a TV that could provide a 1080p picture that the XBox 360 would provide. The generally positive feedback didn't hurt either.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Excellent color that I've yet to see matched on another LCD. Good blacks, TONS of inputs.

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

"Clouding" backlighting issue when no signal is fed to a selected input. Will probably exchange it and try another one.

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

Not much else, really...having the inputs more accessible would be nice, as they are mostly on the back center which is hard to get to. The Sharp I owned previously had them closer to the side which I liked.

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

Lower the freakin' price. Yeesh.

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

The silver bezel, which looked TERRIBLE to me at the store, didn't look as bad once I got it in-house. Maybe because there were no nicer-looking sets surrounding it.

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

The 360's 1080p capabilities are NOT compatible with this monitor through the VGA port...at least right now. Whether Microsoft does/is able to fix this will likely dictate whether or not I keep the set.

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

On this set? Not really. I was just tired of exchanging defective Sharp panels and decided to get one that would provide all the inputs I would possibly need.

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

Nothing really, besides the fact that I recommend it. Stay away from it for XBox 360 gaming though unless/until Microsoft releases a fix for the 1080p problems it has with this (and other) sets.

We do not train to be merciful here.
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. The "Model" you have.
ViewSonic N3251b 32" LCD 1366*768 resolution

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Company, price versus perforamce.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
[b]Picture quality

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Only 1 of each input

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
at least 2 component and 2 HDMI inputs

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
make the remote a little more like a regular TC remote. (allow the input button to scroll through available inputs instead of pulling up and list and forcing you to navigate to the one you want) Wider working angle on remote

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Picture quality was better than I expected

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None- everything works as advertised

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
For what I paid versus what I got, yes.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged
Would highly recommend unit to anyone on a tight budget and wanting a good HDTV. Has HD Tuner and NSTC tuner as well

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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung 4695D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
1080P, one of most attractive sets IMO, swivel base, PIP, VGA input and price for performance.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Fantastic picture on good sources such as xbox 360. Just blows me away. I also see zero ghosting. Very customizable between backlight adjustments, DNIE on/off and extensive pic controls.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Black crush on bad sources (expected) and as others have mentioned on other brands there is some backlight cloudiness on all dark screen (is this just inherent to the technology?)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
1:1 pixel mapping on all inputs but I dont really notice. 4 more inches would be lovely!

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
I honestly have zero complaints but the option to turn overscan off would be good.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
I expected more problems with fast moving pictures....even my tube tv that is hd capable has that. I honestly feel i can adjust this set to settings that handle sports just beautifully. Other than the crush on average to poor sources I have not missed the "deep" blacks that are touted in plasma. I agree those are better but I am extremely pleased with the depth of the color and overall picture. I guess I acknowledged there would be tradeoffs in getting LCD over plasma...but the tradeoffs have been much less significant than I thought. I cannot imagine the picture being better...so even though it very well may be I am not sure it would make enough difference to me.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Just the slight uneven or cloudiness when on all black screens from backlight leakage but let me qualify with this: it seems to change depending on the angle I am viewing and this may be just a part of owning LCD. It is completely undetectable on normal viewing.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
If you shop around I think the sale prices make it worth it. Being able to get a 1080P LCD this year for less than I could get a 720P plasma of the same size last year made the wait worth it and helps me say yes, the prices are worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I really, really, really struggled between this and the Sharp unit...as well as considered plasma. Concerns over the kids "abusing" the set by leaving it on just left me uncomfortable with plasma and I really had my heart set on 1080P even if it is a psychological thing. Sure, most people may not notice the difference, but if its sticking in your mind that there is a higher resolution out there it can distract you from enjoying the set. I think I would have gone with the Sharp but I honestly could not tell the picture difference with my eyes even though it has been rated higher. Given the banding issues and the lack of swivel, vga and PIP I just felt the Samsung was the choice for me and I have zero regrets.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Sony KDL-40S2010

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
HD picture quality, styling and price.

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

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
The quality of the SD picture. Looks OK through the HDMI cable but not so hot using the composite or S-Video cables. My old CRT set looked much better in this respect.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
More than 1 HDMI input.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
The ability to call up a specific video source directly instead of cycling through all of them.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
I was pleasantly surprised at how good the PC picture looked when connected to my laptop.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
So far, none.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
For the most part, yes. However for the average TV buyer who'd end up watching more SD than HD programming then NO.
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.
Sharp 52D62U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Sharp's reputation

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Size to price ratio. Great colors, brightness.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Not wall mounted yet. Getting it adjusted to optimal color seemed a bit difficult. Changing channels is slow, tuner needs to be faster for surfing.

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

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
It looked HUGE in the store, at home it looks somewhat smaller. Also SD looks very good.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
No real problems yet, despite others who have.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Despite the hysteria out there about these sets, mine is great so far.
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.
My roommate got the Philips 42" Ambilight LCD from BestBuy.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
He loves ambilight and made a snap decision.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
See above...

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Heavy. A little bulky for a flat panel.

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
The remote is crazy confusing. Why no input buttons?

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Picture quality is excellent. Even SD if it's digital. Blown away really.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
The auto-resize feature goes nuts sometimes. Pretty simple other than that.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Hadn't heard much about these panels, thought it might be pretty bad. But actually it looks great. For the everday person, black levels are fine, pq is great, xbox360 looks amazing. Great all-around set if you like the ambilight, which personally I hate.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Vizio GV42L 42" LCD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
cheapest price yet for a 42" LCD.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
PQ & Black level are unbelievable!
They are as good if not BETTER then sets that cost 2 to 3 times more.

I owned Sharp/Pasnasonic/Philips/Samsung LCD/Plamsas & I can say that the Vizio is better then all of them.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
MASSIVE Backlight leakage! Terrible & all over the screen, which is why I'm taking it back eventually

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Nothing really, for a 720p set this has everything I need including VGA inputs & a QAM tuner.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
FIX THE FREAKIN BACKLIGHT LEAKAGE.
It's unacceptable to have such huge amounts on a TV & is a dealbreaker.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Quality of the product is on par with big name brands.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Other the the backlight leakage, nothing.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
yup, prices are dirt cheap on off name brands & even on older big name brand models

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
....no.
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Hello everyone! I have had my LCD TV for about a year, but I am fairly new to these message boards, so here it goes...

1. The "Model" you have. SONY BRAVIA KLV-S26A10

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model. SONY'S REPUTATION AND SOLID BUILD QUALITY

3. What you like best about your LCD. PICTURE QUALITY IS AWESOME! GOOD CONTRAST AND COLOR REPRODUCTION

4. What you don't like about your LCD. MINOR MOTION BLUR ON CERTAIN SOURCES

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had. 2-3 HDMI INPUTS

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD. PRICE WAS A BIT STEEP AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE

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

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it. NOW I DO, I PAID $1,700 AND THE REPLACEMENT MODELS START AT $1,500 WITH MORE "GOODIES" BUT THAT'S JUST HOW IT IS IN CE.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged. I LIVE IN A SMALLER SPACE, SO 26" WIDESCREEN FLAT PANEL WORKS JUST FINE. THE ONLY THING THAT I WISH I COULD CHANGE IS, I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO STEP UP TO THE BRAVIA XBR LINE, BUT THE STYLING OF THE FRONT SPEAKER HAD A MATERIAL COVER! TRY KEEPING THAT CLEAN! OF COURSE, THE CURRENT MODEL THAT REPLACED THAT XBR HAS SINCE CORRECTED THAT STYLING FLAW. ALSO, THE PRICE WAS AN ADDED $500+, THANKS TO THE USELESS ADDITION OF A CABLE CARD SLOT, ETC.

THE XBR WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BETTER SUITED TO ME BECAUSE OF THE CCFL AND GREAT CONTROL OF CALIBRATION, ETC.

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1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN-S4095D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Liked the picture better than others in my budget range and it has 1080p.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture quality, numerous inputs, and 1080p.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Black level are acceptable, but could be better.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
1:1 pixel mapping and official support for PC on HDMI input.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Same answer as #5.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The SD PQ is a lot better than I expected.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
The lack of calibration options for the VGA input. It's not a bug, but rather a design issue.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, otherwise I wouldn't have shelled out the money. :-)

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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Since you're on the 4095 - this is a very good set.

Interesting that you mentioned SD quality being good, as there are lots of comments otherwise - which turn out to be off the mark. SD quality is good if you feed it a good signal; if you feed it an overcompressed digital signal, you'll see a great example of how cable/satellite companies save bandwidth by taking information out of the picture. Many of the people commenting don't seem to understand what kind of signal they have.

In addition to the 1:1 via HDMI, it would be nice if the zoom features worked better. You can't use zoom on any digital signal, which would be useful for broadcasts letterboxed on all four sides. And the zoom isn't that smart much of the time, in that it distorts the proportions of the image. Doesn't matter all that much, and will matter less as time goes by ... but sometimes you want a full screen.

Other than that, it's very good.

See this post and the several after it for more owners comments.
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Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.
RCA / PROSCAN 32LA25T

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Overall quality vs the big boys, price and fantastic warranty.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Overall great picture, colors and nice features.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Sounds quality from Detachable speakers is "OK"

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Add additional HDMI input. Add the ability to lower the display when you remove the detachable speakers.

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

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
They are getting more realistic so I will say "yes"


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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1. The "Model" you have.
JVC 32" LT-32X667

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Well for one thing, the special savings, the PQ over some of the other televisions in this size range, and the features behind JVC's LCD HDTVs, like split screen PIP and VGA input.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The fact that it has all the connectivity in the whole wide world, and the fact that it has both ATSC AND QAM tuners, on top of that, still waiting to see what the PQ is like in our home.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Nothing so far, this was a great investment, and if there is anything wrong, we'll tell you right after it's set up in our home, and running. Oh, and another thing, the remote control hasn't seem to have changed too much since the old CRT Tube TV days, I mean, if you're gonna have an LCD flat panel, you'd expect the remote to follow suit. On top of that, they seem to have the same old menu that they've had, too. Typical JVC features that just never want to change to the sign of the times, I guess.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Maybe DVI connection for DIGITAL PC output, but for now, VGA is fine. Outside of that, I'd have to say that JVC is one of the few brands that actually spoils you with features, can't complain about that.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
I hope that JVC will actually start making their LCDs in Japan again, something made in Taiwan or Singapore, etc... may not have that same JVC quality that I've known from their old CRT tube days, if you know what I mean.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The fact that is was out of the blue that we got it in a short amount of time, and the fact that it had FREE shipping to boot, can't ask for better. BB is far better with their delivery and service since they were criticized way back when.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Well, not that I noticed yet, but if there were any dead pixels, I'd tell you right away, but outside of that, nothing seems to be wrong as far as trying to connect anything.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Oh yes, especially with a high-end brand like JVC, you'd expect this type of TV for at least $1,500 if you got it from another retailer. Then again, I'd better hope that the quality will remain with this purchase.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
My only wish is that JVC could crank out an LCD that actually had true 1080p capability, even tho it won't help a 32" out, but for the larger models, keep it up!

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1. The "Model" you have.

Vizio GV42L

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price and Costco "safety" ... Got in on the Costco special too.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
HD picture quality and I can use it as a computer monitor.

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

30 deg or so off-axis viewing starts to wash out for dark scenes. Ok to about 45 deg for bright (football) scenes. There is a small amount of backlight leakage that I controlled by lowering the backlight setting.

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Read the posts on the 42" and 46" vizio threads. I actually got a very good set and don't have any of the issues that many others have had. But, I read about the problems others have had prior to purchase. Decided that there were not any real killers and made the purchase.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
1. It was perfect.
2. Power consumption was way way lower than the spec. My wattmeter shows 125 watts, which seems in line with what others are reporting. Spec was 380 watts which seems typical for this size panel

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I think they are still high, but that will change.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Decent Manual and Remote.
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1. Model is new Westinghouse 47" LCD Monitor.
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model? Discussions on this forum about the eyeFi and some vague references to the Westinghouse model. I researched the BB web site and found that my local store had two in inventory. Went to check it out and the sales people had not heard of the set. Checked inventory and found two and I bought one. Price was actually $100 less than the price on the BB web site

3. What you like best about your LCD? Everything. I replaced an 18 year-old Pioneer rear projector and the difference is like going from black and white in the sixties to color.

4. What you don't like about your LCD? The remote is not all that convenient. Nested menus and slow response, mainly. The universal remote with the cable box does fine.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had? No issues, yet. Just plugged it in yesterday. PIP is available from the cable box, but not natively.

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD? Picture quality. 1080p is amazing. I looked at the Sony ($1300 more) and figured I'd give the Westy a try and if in 30 days, I had issues, I'd return it and go the extra for the Sony. Can't imagine doing that, now.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD?
Set up was very easy...except that when I had it all put together, all I could get on the screen was a really red picture. No color adjustments seemed to help, so I plugged in the DVD and sure enough, picture was fine. Cable company came yesterday and changed out the HD box and it now works perfectly.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged. If you have been on the fence about 1080p, or about Chinese 47" LCD screens, I say go for it! Wife said, "Why do you want a new TV?" Now she asks, why did you wait so long?
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The ability to call up a specific video source directly instead of cycling through all of them.

You Can,

Menu > External imputs > Edit Video lables > Skip > ETC

Video 1 - Skip
Video 2 - Skip
Video 3 - Skip
Video 4 - Skip
Video 5 - PS2
Video 6 - Skip
Video 7 - PC

Just use Skip for NOT In Use outputs



1. The "Model" you have.
KDL40S2010.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Was on sale.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Can point the remote at all angles and it works. The remote is Very fast, Both speakers come on at the same time when i switch channels, Channels move fast. My Samsung S4041 had all of this that i Returned.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Some motions blur, But i haven't Calibrate it yet

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

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.
Looks like 1.1 pixel mapping

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Looks like some light leakage

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Not in Canada

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

Sharp LC45GX6U


2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

first 45 inch 1080p panel to come to market: but it turned out it would not accept 1080p through the AVC box: it will accept 1080p direct to the panel but you lose some features: an unsupported application that has a following

3. What you like best about your LCD.

excellent PQ: rivals some of the newer 1080p panels: removeable speakers/titanium finish

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

if this model accepted 1080p through the AVC box, it would be near perfect!
for an LCD display

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

see above

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

in the rush to bring true 1080p LCD's to market, perhaps too much emphasis was placed on cutting costs: this display proves it can be done right


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

did not accept 1080p direct: saw a vertical demarcation line at center of screen: learned LCD glass was 'stitched together' hence this line, which can be seen on a white screen, especially off axis: not during normal viewing

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

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

Yes: prices are coming down quickly for LCD's: but lots of troubling QC issues as well

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1. The "Model" you have.
Sony KDL-40XBR2

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Lived with a Maxent EDTV 42" plasma for over 2 years and was itching for a 1080p capable LCD/Plasma for video games. The massive amounts of inputs as well as the feature set for image processing is really great for anyone who has a wide variety of needs (DVR, X360, PS3, and the list foes on and on...).

After going to a local Sony Style store they had a $300 gift card for purchasing the XBR2, so I ended up getting a 5-year warranty for free.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
X360 is simply stunning (albeit in 1080i using Component...) and the abundance of source inputs allows tons of devices to be connected without having to resort to a HDMI switcher.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
X360/VGA cable is worthless is it's current form since the 1080p signal just won't jive with the KDL-40XBR2. This really isn't a knock on the Sony, but since the only real 1080p content I have comes from the X360 it does not make for a stellar out-of-box experience after spending that much money.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
There's nothing with the image processing or image quality I'd change, but there are some physical things:

1.) I wish the source input connectors pointed down instead of outwards so that wall mounting the LCD would work better with low-profile mounts.

2.) A wider remote, it feels like your holding a broomstick to control an expensive TV

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Make the marketing brochures more informative about the differences between models. It took 3 sales people to figure out that the only difference between the KDL-40XBR2 and KDL-XBR3 was a "polished piano black" bezel and $300...

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How well the out-of-box expereince was...

A few of the people that helped me move the TV home from the store were unimpressed with the picture quality at the store. After we moved the TV in from the car I held them captive until they saw X360 on the display, and there were no doubts that the picture quality was exceptional.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
The X360/VGA issue is frustrating, you'd think that Microsoft would try out their new features on some of the best and hottest displays on the market. But whatever...

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
This is not a cheap TV by any means, but you do get a lot of quality for the price. If you have good HD source this display really shines, but if you're mainly viewing SD source than the price can feel oversaturated.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
At the store I was flip-flopping between the KDL-40XBR2 and KDL-46XBR2 for quite a while. In the end I chose the KDL-40XBR2 and am SOOOOOO glad that I did! The main difference in image quality will likely come from the source content, not from 40" vs 46"

Granted coming from a Maxent EDTV plasma just about anything would be a giant upgrade, but the out-of-box experience for this display was truly exceptional.
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1. The "Model" you have.
Philips 42pf7621 LCD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Big LCD for a nice price with good blackness.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
That the USB cant read NTFS

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.
The size

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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1. The "Model" you have.
Westinghouse 47" 1080p: LVM-47W1

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price for size and 1080p

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Razor sharp with mac and pc 1920x1080

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Discrete code for DVI1, 2 and HDMI.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Make DVI2 work like DVI1 (had to use powerstrip on pc to fix it)

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Amazing picture from my mac/pc

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Problem with my harmony 880 and input switching

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I paid only a little more today for 47" 1080p than I paid 10 months ago for a 32" 720p ! so if the price keep falling at this rate, I'll need more space in my home to hang a 100" LCD in a few years :-)

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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.

JVC LT-37X787

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

37" was the biggest size that could fit in my entertainment center
Wanted a QAM tuner
Didn't need 1080p for a 37" set so it saved me some $$$
Manager at work has set and loves it
All the info I could find on it was very favorable.


3. What you like best about your LCD.

That I now own it (or will as soon as it gets here)

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

That it hasn't arrived yet.

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

PIP

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
It's not here yet so I'll skip to #9

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.

Well most seem to say that CRT's still display the best picture, so given what
they cost I'd honestly have to say not really.


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Hardest thing was realizing I already researched enough to make a decision.
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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-42w2

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Cost $1400 for a 42" 1080p LCD with excellent input selections, fairly good PQ and okay design.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Cost, resolution, weight.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Firmware upgrades aren't able to be performed by the user; 'issues' with HDMI.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
A USB port for firmware updates :-/

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
I would suggest a better remote control, 1 DVI port and 2 HDMI ports (currently 2 & 1), a USB firware upgrade path, higher contrast rating.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How light it was. How much better it was than a year and a half old 32" Syntax Olevia. What a crap job Westinghouse did on the remote.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
When connected to an HDMI device at 1080p, I get pixels flashing randomly about the screen.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
For what I paid? Without question. I remember paying $1200 for a Sony 32" CRT only 8 - 10 years ago. A 42" for $200 more? Seems fine.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This is an outstanding choice for a 'cheaper' HDTV. It can be found at many b&m stores for under $1500. 42" is a very flexible size with a big sweet spot. If you are ever going to use your LCD with a computer, get 1080p; if you are only ever going to watch TV or movies with it, don't stress the 1080p thing.

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