I just got this TV a few days ago and have done a little bit of viewing on this thing.
It came well packaged with component cables, composit cable, and rca audio cables. Remote, batteries, base, and even a screw driver and screws to assemble the base onto it.
The picture quality is very good on this thing. Of course it took some tweeking to get it right, but I got the black level at a decent spot I can live with. With the right settings, the color looks very natural. I did notice some minor color banding in some sources, like Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures on PBS.
The contrast and sharpness was set really high out of the box. By reducing the sharpness to the minimum level, it improved the picture and the text stayed crisp.
1080i looks pretty good on this TV. I am also impressed with the 720p from FOX and my Xbox (XBMC). I have some custom near high def encodings I've made that looked exceptionally well on the TV. Despite the fact these encodings were only 960x720 animorphic encodings of 1080i TV shows, it looked just as good as the 1080i shows. I really enjoy the 1366x768 resolution of this TV.
The digital tuner seems pretty good. It doesn't seem to support QAM although I didn't expect it to. Turning channels is pretty fast. A small antenna laying behind the TV picked up most of the local channels (all within 7 miles). It seems to pick up the PSIP information pretty well. I like how it displays what is coming on and provides a nice guide. However the guide only shows info about a single channel at a time.
The analog tuner is very nice also. The cable channels came in very clear and the deinterlacing isn't too bad. Although I did see jittery artifacts on TNT. Switching and scanning channels was blazing fast. Obviously, all the ntsc channels seemed blurry compared to atsc.
The picture in picture (PIP) and picture and picture (side by side) is a nice feature but not sure how practical it can be (football season?).
Switching inputs is cumbersome. Instead of just using a single button to toggle through the inputs, you must bring up an input menu, then use the arrows to select the imput, and finally push enter. That takes way to long. It is almost quicker to swap using PIP.
The sound is absolutely horrendous and was pretty much unbearable to me. I ended up hooking some old yamaha computer speakers to the headphone jack. It sounded much better, but not great even though I know those yamaha speakers can have better sound. Since the headphone jack was on the side of the TV, I had to place the speaker either in front of the jack or behind the jack.
This TV has a noticable buzz to it. The TV is near a major traffic area in the house so you must walk past it to get anywhere. Any time you walk past it, the buzzing noise is noticably loud. In front of the TV, this buzz can be heard as well. However, we did have to turn the HVAC off and mute the TV to hear it from about 8 feet away.
I will attempt to live with the buzzing noise for a while but I intend to return this TV as the buzzing sound and the sound quality will most likely be an issue for me. I found this TV at Circuit City and bought it in store. The saleskid really tried to push the extended warrenty on me and forced me to say no multiple times.