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post #121 of 1502
Just got a new LCD Flat Panel? Post it here ONLY. Please do not post projection models.

Tell me the following:

Viewsonic 37" LCD Flat Panel M3752w from Costco.


**See Habboy's Comments # 73**

I haven't gone into the service menu as yet for further adjustments but it's great as it is now after tweaking it as best I could via test discs.

It was a no brainer for the bedroom HT and I & especially the wife absolutely loves it.
post #122 of 1502
Quote:
Originally Posted by casscarr2002 View Post

Just got a new LCD Flat Panel? Post it here ONLY. Please do not post projection models.

Tell me the following:

Viewsonic 37" LCD Flat Panel M3752w from Costco.


**See Habboy's Comments # 73**

Not sure how to get into the service menu as yet for further adjustments but it's great as it is now after tweaking it as best I could via test discs.

It was a no brainer for the bedroom HT and I & especially the wife absolutely love it.

Press Menu (standard Menu should come up)

then
9
9
1

The service menu should come up!!


Cheers!
post #123 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LNS5296 52inch 1080LCD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Size/Price/1080/ and seeing my friends 46inch version

3. What you like best about your LCD.
It big, crisp, looks great.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
HDMI will not display a 480i signal from what i can tell, so i can't set my tivo to send native resolution over HDMI. (get can't display signal issue ont he TV)

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.

Documentaion should talk about different HD signals from different imputs.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
That it had PiP. and its alot bigger then i thought, haveing a little harder time finding a good stand for it.

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.
I got a very good deal. Yeah you pay extra for the 1080, but the prices are droping fast. and i don't plan on buying new TV for 10 years with luck. so yes it was worth it. Also it was much cheaper then the Sony

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Wondering why more poeple haven't posted about the 52" model. But do know this is one monster of a TV.
post #124 of 1502
Got a 37" Hitachi and love it. Long time fan.
post #125 of 1502
Model: Olevia 32" 232V

What convinced me: the price! Just over $500 for a 32" LCD is unbeatable.

I like best: the picture quality, both with cable TV and a computer (via VGA). I expected minor flaws at this price, and there are none.

I don't like: no DVI input, and the remote is very unresponsive.

I wish it had: well, 1080p would be nice! But realistically, a DVI input would be good. I don't really understand HDMI, who spends all this money on an HDTV and uses the cheap built in speakers?

Suggestion to manufacturer: Design a new remote and a new on-screen interface, preferably with the involvement of people who speak English.

Biggest surprise: hmm... either the fact that my PC looked very good with the VGA connection... or the pleasant surprise to see that I didn't have the "green tint" issue that Olevias sometimes have.

Problems: None really, other than the remote being slow to react to button presses.

Are the prices worth it: Hmm, I guess it depends what you buy. It's insane how much and how consistently prices keep falling... a friend of mine spent $2000 last year on a TV that costs $900 now. I chose to go with a mid-sized, bargain-priced TV so that the falling prices would not affect me much. So I would say the prices are definitely worth it, unless you're buying a top of the line 42+ inch TV.

Additional info: This is my first HDTV, and I'm really glad I bought it. My last "primary" TV is nearly 20 years old! This is such a huge upgrade. And while I knew some of the benefits of HDTV, there were a lot of things that never crossed my mind... like how good sports are in HD. The viewing experience is SO different, when you can see farther downfield and watch all of the action at once, instead of wondering if there are defenders just off-screen or not.
post #126 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Sony 52xbr3

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Outstanding PQ, Beautiful Design

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Input and picture mode are displayed for a long time when you turn it on

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.
It accepts 1080p via the component inputs

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.
No clouding issues whatsoever
post #127 of 1502
Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.
Mitsubishi LT-46131 46" 1080p LCD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
PQ and features.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Awesome color rendition and no glare.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
The blacks could be just a bit deeper.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
VGA input for my PC.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
None that I can think of right now, except for #5 above.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
HD PQ was even better than I had seen in the store.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
When memorizing channels on the cable input, it went through all the blank channels and that took forever, and there was no way to exit that short of turning off the set.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I thought it was kind of pricey until I took it home and started watching HD programming on it, then I stopped caring about the price. I fact, I'd love to get a smaller LCD HDTV for the bedroom.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This is, hands down, the BEST LCD HDTV set in its size range...I'd even pick it over the Sony.
post #128 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have. Samsung LN-S3251D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model? Performance, easy calibration, price.

3. What you like best about your LCD. Piano Black finish. I know it contributes nothing to performance, but it rates high on WAF (Wife Approval Factor) Scale and thus results in other benefits.

4. What you don't like about your LCD. No QAM Tuner.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had. A QAM Tuner and an additional Component input.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD? See point 5.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD? SD looks fine. Nothing matches HD, but SD looks better than it did on my old Sony CRT.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD. Not so much an issue with my LCD as an issue with the HD industry, but there is not enough pure HD content on the market today.

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it? The MSRP for this model when it was released a few months back was $1899 and at that price it is not worth it. I paid half of that and this TV functions great for HDTV, SDTV, DVDs, X-Box 360 and pixel maps 1-1 for my Mac; at that price and with those features I would say this set if definitely worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged. There is not enough HD content out there. Football is great and 360 is a blast, but cable and satellite providers are seriously dropping the HD ball. They compress everything they send, offer a quarter as much HD content as SD content (if you're lucky) and charge way too much. Why should I pay TWC $60 a month to pick up ESPN-HD and Discovery HD when I can get every other HD channel they offer OTA, uncompressed and for free? I guess I could go Satellite and pick up a couple of other channels (Monsters HD and the sort) for my $60, but they will still be compressed signals. Then there is the DVD Format War which makes choosing a next-gen DVD Player risky and there isn't much in the way of downloadable HD content on the web. When FIOS builds to my location I think I will be happy, but for now an old Radio Shack indoor UHF antenna offers the best HD content at my location and that's sad.
post #129 of 1502
1. Samsung LN-S4095D

2. 1080p panel, excellent color accuracy/saturation, great reviews

3. Picture quality and cabinet quality!

4. Wish the remote/menus were a bit snappier.

5. Wish the TV had a QAM tuner.

6. None

7. Biggest Surprise - How good SD analog cable looks! It's not great, but definitely watchable! I believe I have much better analog cable than others.

8. No problems!

9. Today's prices are not worth it, no - in several years prices will be much more reasonable.

10. When shopping around, go with the most you can afford - I went with Samsung's top of the line 1080P panel - you can't upgrade later if you decide you want a better TV!
post #130 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Sony KDL-40V2500 (December build date)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
It was available locally. Sony name. 1080p. Great specs and PQ. Decent audio. Plenty of cennectivy options. Simplicity/functionality of the remote. I like the color of the TV frame, as well as the matte finish, rather than the glossy/reflective finish found on some other models. Relatively light-weight. Handles SD signal relatively well. TV looks great even when it's not turned on.

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

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
DVI input for PC. Digicam card reader. PIP. Split screen.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
No advice, really. They know what they're doin.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
QAM Tuner. I didn't realize a QAM Tuner would let me rec'v HD without a cable box! Awesome!

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
That's an individual thing. It's worth it for some people, not worth it for others. Depends of course on the individual financial situation, how much benefit they get from watching television, and specifically how much benefit they'd get from having a high-def widescreen LCD television in their home, compared to how badly they need/want the money for other things. For me, the price of the KDL-40V2500 (1900 + extended warranty) was worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
To anyone who may be considering this TV, buy it, it's the best bang for the buck that you will find right now. The 46" would be nice, but there is a huge jump in price between that and the 40 incher. I couldn't justify paying 50% more for six more inches. Plus, the 40" was perfect for the stand I already had and the size of the living room it was going in.
I also love the fact that this TV has a QAM tuner, since I prefer not to use a cable box.
post #131 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN-S3251D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
For the size I wanted, it had the best PQ of the models I saw at the store. I was going to buy the LN-S3241D but this model was on sale for less than $60 more.

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

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I reserve the right to decide after I find it won't do what I need it to do!!! LOL
I mostly use the set for basic cable and DVD movies.

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.
None

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 this set was high, but worth it. Great LCD's are getting less expensive all the time. I looked at an LCD set last year that was nearly twice the price of the set I bought. I think the PQ has gotten better over that year.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
The lack of a QAM tuner didn't mean much to me as at this time I don't have anything but basic cable and the set is in a below ground room so I can't use an antenna to get HD local signals. This set has all the features I was looking for at this time.
post #132 of 1502
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unfettered View Post

1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN-S3251D

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
The lack of a QAM tuner didn't mean much to me as at this time I don't have anything but basic cable and the set is in a below ground room so I can't use an antenna to get HD local signals. This set has all the features I was looking for at this time.


Unfettered,

Since you have only basic cable, and an antenna is not an option, it seems like having a QAM tuner would in fact benefit you since you could then get HD channels through your cable coax line. All I have is basic cable, and because my TV has a QAM tuner, I'm able to get HD channels via a coax line coming right out of my wall. The FCC has mandated that cable companies provide local HD channels.

Here's a short article about QAM tuners.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAM_Tuner
post #133 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN-S3238D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
The Price-It Seemed equal in performance and spec wise on paper to the LN-S3241D from bestbuy but that one was$1200 and mine was $850 from walmart thanks to an ad error and i like mine more looks wise

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture quality-My 360 look great on it

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Nothing that i notice so far

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Keep up the great work because this set seems to blow any other budget sets out of the water IMO

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
That it has all the functions and hookups as the LN-S3251D minus the lower contrast ratio and that this "budget" set seemed nicer than higher priced models from panisonic and lg and others

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
none-did some calibrating and its awsome

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
For the set i got absolutely

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
post #134 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

32" LG 32LC2DU

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Good balance of price (sub $1,000), size (32" max), and features. Positive reviews, and good picture in store.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Very good HD picture quality, good SD picture quality, 2 HDMI inputs, excellent tuners, good audio

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

It's not 1920 x 1080

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

More manual controls for video settings

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

List this model ("U") on your website

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

Easier to set up and configure than I thought it would be. Haven't calibrated yet.

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

1st set had MURA type 3 in each corner. Took it back to CC and asked them to pull another set out and set up in their "theater room" so that I could make sure the replacement set didn't have the same issue. They were glad to do so, and the 2nd set was MURA free.

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

Yeah, but tomorrow's will always be better

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

If buying from B&M, check for MURA prior to taking home. Haven't had any HDMI issues using Panasonic ES25 DVD recorder or Moto 6412 PIII STB.
post #135 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp Aquos LC-60C52U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

1080p flat panel, Costco had it

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Awsome picture quality from HD sources, great color clarity.

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

Banding issues!!!

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

another hdmi input

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

Rid the banding i suppose

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

amazing PQ with my 360, PS3 and my Wii

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

Banding is the only issue so far, working on replacing it and hopefully it will not have this problem again.

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

I spent 15k on a diamond grill...what do u think...lol

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Amazing for gaming!!!
post #136 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL-26S2000

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

1080p, J&R had them on sale per the new 26S2010's were in (got it for $669)

3. What you like best about your LCD.

PQ is great, particularly with games.

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

Switching between video sources (video 1, video 2, etc) is pretty slow.

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

2 HDMI inputs

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

Add a 2nd HDMI input

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

Seeing HD in my home for the first time.

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

Nothing so far.

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

They're getting lower and lower, so yes.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If you can get this one cheap, it seems to be a gem.
post #137 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung LN-S3251D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Comparison to other models on display at Best Buy and reviews online.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Easy to connect other sources (dvd, xbox 360, Wii etc).

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

Switching between other sources isn't as fast as I'd like.

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

A second set of component inputs.

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

Add more component inputs.

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

How awesome movies from Pixar and other digital 3d animation look.

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

None.

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

Compared to last year, most definitely.

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

Rewatching my DVD collection has never been this much fun.
post #138 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

sony bravia KLV-32U100M

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

xbox 360, good price, best picture compared to others on display

3. What you like best about your LCD.

great size for my room, gud picture with xbox 360

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

not 1080p, not impressed with sd

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

atsc tuner, 1080p

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

better PQ with standard cable

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

great sound and great PQ with xbox 360 (i hvnt tried HD cable yet)

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

only 1 hdmi and 1 component connection

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

not really but i got this on sale for $700

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Amazing for gaming!!!

off topic but what do u guys think of my tv and shud i get vga cable for my 360?
post #139 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Olevia 427V (for bedroom and home office)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

price/value

3. What you like best about your LCD.

picture quality

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

The remote, the on screen menu, the plastic stand and generaly cheapish look (although it looks way better at home in lower light conditions than at office depot). It sucks that there is no way to select an input directly AFAIK, this limits your advanced options for learning remotes (for programming macros).

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

PIP would be nice, and more HD inputs!

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

Make the on screen menu bigger and work more intuitively. Give us a decent remote that is backlit (although I will be using a learning remote so I don't really care about this much). Detachable speakers. More attractive

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

Only 1 real component jack (the VGA jack can be used as component with a VGA-component cable).

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

When setting up a new source it is kinda glitchy at first and takes a while to detect.

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

yes

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

- paid $569 at Office Depot

- using as a bedroom and home office TV

- my Thinkpad connected via the VGA jack looks GREAT, much better than my 50" Samsung DLP. Be sure to change the display settings to 1366 x 768, it will fill your screen at 1:1. I could probably use this as a monitor, it really looks that good. I haven't connected a DVD player for this yet, but watched a movie lsat night using WinDVD 8 on my laptop and it looked very good.

- Office Depot is a joke and had the demo hooked up to a portable DVD player using composite, so it looked like total garbage.
post #140 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsun LN-4696D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Picture quality/functionality/price

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture quality/OTA HD/1080p input option/USB and Firewire

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Sluggish Remote control response/range

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
PIP for air and cable tuners

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Sluggish Remote control response should be quicker and range should be increased.

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

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None with LCD itself but remote control is just too slugishy

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
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With all the new panels getting introduced every so often, it's always a good time to buy. Don't wait for the next big thing to come out to market. By then next big thing will be right around the corner
post #141 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Vizio VX37l

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Good reviews, feature set, reasonable price. Liberal return policy where purchased.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Terrific HD and DVD pic quality. 2 HDMI inputs. QAM tuner.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
SD picture quality is only OK but that was expected.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Detatchable speakers. Auto-size aspect ratio.

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Tuner picks up quite a few HD channels even with basic cable out of the wall. Sound quality is quite acceptable - I've heard that sound quality can be an issue with lower priced flat-screens, but I haven't felt compelled to pipe the sound though my reciever.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
I can't get my cable remote to control the TV (probably not an issue since I'll likely ditch HD cable and go back to basic since the TV's QAM does such a nice job picking up HD channels). I haven't figured out how to get the skip channel function to work (after turning the set back on all of the channels are restored). There are HT reciever codes for the remote, but no reciever function button to enable control of my HT reciever via the Vizio remote.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I think so. The prices have really come down over the past year and the "short comings" of lcd and plasma technologies are quickly becoming a thing of the past (ie - ghosting, burn-in etc).

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I can definitely reccomend this model to anyone looking for a good TV at a reasonable price. Certainly if money is no object, The Sony XBR line and other premium offerings are superior products, but I honestly am perfectly happy with the Vizio and I don't feel like I am missing out on anything. The money I saved will go toward new furniture for my family room (or maybe a PS3 if I can get the wife on board).
post #142 of 1502
OK! Your LCD! You Tell Me! Got a new one? post it here
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.
lg 42 lc2d

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
pq and price tag of $1050

3. What you like best about your LCD
pq, pc resolution,gameing,good overall tv.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
no dislikes

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
pip,usb port

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
provide a 2 year warrenty with purchase apposed to the 1 year

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD
.the resolution om my hd cable

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
its heavy 50 without stand 80 withstand!

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it
yes just like everything else you get what you pay for

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
this tv is over all good for anything and at about the same price as the 37 lc2d why not
post #143 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
JVC LT-40X887

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Best value for my dollar, by far. (4 months of research)

3. What you like best about your LCD.
SD picture is much better than many I've seen. 770p HD picture is jaw-dropping. Rich and punchy. Great connectivity. Swivel stand. Beautiful, all-black appearance. Good amount of tweaking options.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Only one minor complaint: Menu system and remote need updating.

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Make people more aware of what a great flat panel product you offer.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How it immediately became "one" of the loves of my life

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Absolutely! This technology can be had for pennies on the dollar compared to just a few years ago

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged
I STRONGLY encourage all of you looking into LCDs to give this television a serious look-over. You will not be disappointed. Stunning picture and gorgeous even when turned off. I've had many JVC products over my years and have NEVER had a problem.
post #144 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Sony KDL-40V2500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Great reviews, 1080P, 1:1 Pixel Mapping -- despite being made by Sony which I've stayed away from since the early 90s.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Beautiful HD picture, 1080P for future proofing, 1:1 Pixel Mapping using a Shuttle XPC (8800 GTS) and the price is right.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Remote and On-Screen Menu are a bit lacking (no RC programmability) and cumbersome (non-intuitive menu system).

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
A DVI input instead of the VGA; and PIP for multitasking

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Just maintain the decent quality, guys. Doesn't have to always be great, but at least decent. Decent quality = Customer loyality.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How relatively easy it was to hook up the PC and find the 1:1 mapping through the menu system. The PC display of the V2500 is stunning and opens up so many possibilities.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Finding the right picture/brightness settings for each input.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
It's usually never the right time to buy, because 3 months later it'll be cheaper or something else better comes out. But, I'm happy the way prices have dropped.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged
Being able to use the V2500 (and XBR2/3) as a PC monitor sets it apart from its competitors as an all-around home entertainment piece.
post #145 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Olevia 327-S12 27"

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Good PQ, Price

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Quite a few features for the price

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
No built in tuner, must have Top set box.

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Add a built in tuner

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
relizing it was perfect for the room

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
First one I purchase had a warp in the casing, replaced it second one works like a charm.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
This one was 449.99 from fry's Electronics for a 27" 1080i LCD TV it was a steal.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I had to adjust the color warmth, It was not "warm" enough for my taste.
post #146 of 1502
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jacques Tutite View Post

1. The "Model" you have.

Insignia (Best Buy house label) 15" LCD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

The VERY low sale price.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Well, the price was right.

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

Everything. The picture quality stinks. Which brings me to the point about a low price on junk.....it ain't worth it. It's like getting a 90% discount on a broken car. At the end of the day, the car is still broken.

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

First it was "Enhanced Definition". That means anything smaller than a billboard is unwatchable.

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

Go back and redesign a real LCD set.

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

That the picture quality was so awful.

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

See above.

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

I could've saved some money the day after Thankdsgiving on "no-name" big screens, but I went for a Sony 1080 LCD for my bedroom for a lot more money and I'm very happy I did. I should have waited for my kitchen TV instead of buying this Insignia junk.

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

Think carefully before you buy....and do what feels right.


Man this thing looks like crap in the store. I dont know how anyone would actually give Best Buy some money for it and go through the trouble of taking it home and hooking it up. Here is a true example of getting what you pay for.
post #147 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Hisense LHD3206US 32" HDTV LCD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
The price, the look, the specs, the HDMI connection

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The price, the look, the SD picture with just a S video cable from my DirecTV box, the menus

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Just wish the sleep timer would turn it on as well as off

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Has everything I need it for

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Clear up the issue of contrast ratio: Stated as 550:1 on Hisense site but TigerDirect (where I bought mine) had it lised as 1600:1. Get a US website up and running and answer emails with customer questions

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
[b]The SD picture quality - who says LCDs give lousy SD? The beauty of the body - looks great even when it is off[b]

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
So far, so good - not one dead pixel or anything

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
After the rebate (which I havent gotten yet) and the shipping cost, the price was the lowest I have seen anywhere - online or in a store. $546.55

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I dont know how everyone seems to be sleeping on this set but TigerDirect is not selling them anymore - someone must be getting them. I dont know why Hisense doesnt have a greater US presence. I got a 20" LCD from Best Buy on Black Friday 2005 when I had never heard of them. It prompted me to go for this 32" and I am glad I did.
post #148 of 1502
My first time posting here, so I figured this would be a good place to start!

1. The "Model" you have.

Vizio VX37L (37") from Costco

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

The price and the quality for the price. It was a great way to get into entry level HDTV.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Picture quality from OTA HDTV stations. I have been watching a lot more PBS than I ever dreamed of! Watching the season premiere of '24' in HD was a real treat too! Overall features of this set are good. Quality is excellent.

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

Don't like the channel scan system when picking up channels to add to memory. I live in an area with HD stations in three different directions. When I do a scan, I have to flip around the antenna, and hope for the best to pick up everything. If I rescan, I lose all channels in memory and scan to memory again. If this set had a method for me to manually tune a HD station not in memory, then manually add it to memory, it would be perfect!

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.

See above (again!)

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

Plugging everything in, and seeing my first HD broadcast within 20 minutes of taking it out of the box. I've had a lot of "holy ****, look at that!" moments since.

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

I was surprised by how minor the issues were. It took a little bit of tweaking to get the picture right, but once done... wow!

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

I think 2007 is the year that today's prices made the return on HDTV worth the investment. I am already planning my next investment... HDTV for the bedroom

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

For those interested in HDTV, be sure to check your over the air options. For instance, I have currently 14 digital channels with over 25 subchannels of programming available to me OTA with just an indoor antenna. All this is free! Those same options are generally not carried by cable or dish providers. Plus, if you are going to buy, and are considering whether to buy two different sizes (say a 32" vs 37") absolutely buy the larger set. You won't regret it.
post #149 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp 46D62U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price, quality and I like the piano finish

3. What you like best about your LCD.

.... Price, quality and I like the piano finish

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

What else? Bending.

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

Better looking remote.

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

Fix the bending.

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

Not much, I did my research well enough before I made the purchase

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

Eh... Bending and 4 struck pixals

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

Yes

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

Don't worry about the bending, for that price and quality I can't think of another set that I'll fall in love with.
post #150 of 1502
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.
- Mitsu LT-46131

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
- Worried about the three S's. Positive reviews here. Solid deal. Had good experience with Mitsu before and wanted 46". Couldn't justify the extra $$$ for a 46231.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
- So far I'm relatively impressed with the SD feed since we don't have an HD source yet

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
- G/f says it "hurts her eyes", which makes no sense b/c our old TV was a similar size and she can look at a similar type of monitor (laptop screen) no problem.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
- Built-in TV Guide and 2-way cablecard

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
- Offer a 46132 with black trim and a 46232 with silver (ie offer both color options at each level)

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
- A little larger than expected in room. Also, takes a long time to set the channels

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
- None so far, just got it. May edit later, lol.

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
- Sure, if people are willing to pay them.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
- Don't be afraid of Sony, Sammy, and Sharp. I'm just risk-averse, which is why I went Mitsu and why I waited a few years to get an LCD
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