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post #1321 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Mitsubishi LT-40164

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

It was a replacement for a Mitsubishi LT-40133 after the LCD panel failed twice

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Good picture and seems to have a better processor for smoother action scenes and better upconversion from my DVDR.
The soundbar on the TV sounds very good and is even adjustable to change to "location" of the surround sound speakers. Very impressive.
Hooks up to VUDU via wireless or ethernet.
Advanced options for color and other adjustments are readily available.

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

Takes a long time to turn on and there is no option to make it turn on quicker like on the LT-40133.
The TV guide takes forever to populate making it pretty useless.
The stand doesn't swivel.
Still has bright spots in the corners when the screen is black.

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

Option for quicker turn-on.
Better TV guide.
Option to use an online TV guide since its connected to the internet anyways.

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

See what I don't like about the TV.

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

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

None so far, I've only used it a few days though.

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

Its your money, do what you want with it. There are cheaper options available.

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

I would like to thank Mitsubishi for replacing my 2.5 year old TV at no charge due to a defective LCD panel.
post #1322 of 1502
I just purchased a Sony XBR8 46". It is my 4th Sony. While I expected the best picture clarity money could buy (under $3,000), my XBR4 and KDL5000 both have sharper picture images. I have replicated the settings but still not the picture I was hoping for. Any thoughts?
post #1323 of 1502
Quote:
Originally Posted by miltontv View Post

I just purchased a Sony XBR8 46". It is my 4th Sony. While I expected the best picture clarity money could buy (under $3,000), my XBR4 and KDL5000 both have sharper picture images. I have replicated the settings but still not the picture I was hoping for. Any thoughts?

You should check with the people in the official xbr8 owners thread. They might be able to help.
post #1324 of 1502
Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp Aquos LC-40D68UT which is a 40 LCD that displays in 1080p and runs at 60 Hz.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model?

I had been playing video games on my magnificent Panasonic CT-32SX31 Tau Pure Flat CRT but it started to fail so I felt it was time I stepped up to a high definition LCD TV. Since I'm mostly going to use my new set for video games I wanted one that didn't suffer from too much input lag whether I'm playing the Xbox 360 or Nintendo Wii. I play mostly fast action games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Street Fighter IV so input lag would ruin the whole experience for me especially since I'm coming off of having played those games on a quality CRT.

All my research consistently mentioned Sharp LCD's as having low input lag when the Game Mode is turned on so that's ultimately what convinced me to purchase my TV. Also, I got a fantastic price since the local super store had it on sale for 100 dollars off. I even haggled a bit to get an additional $15 knocked off the price.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Xbox 360 games don't show any appreciable input lag even in Dynamic Mode which is nice because the picture quality is MUCH nicer that way.

I also like the fact that the LC-40D68UT still has RCA style audio outputs to connect the TV to my trusty old Onkyo receiver which doesn't have optical input or HDMI.

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

Color isn't as vibrant as my old CRT when I play my Wii in Game Mode. I've made some minor adjustments which have helped tremendously and surprisingly no input lag seems to have been introduced. Still, colors seem a little washed out in Mario Kart Wii although I haven't finished adjusting yet.

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

120 Hz I guess although reviews I've read of that feature say it matters most when watching sports which is something I won't be doing much of on this particular set.


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

Keep manufacturing this television as it's ideal for the budget minded gamer transitioning from a CRT TV.

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

That Dynamic Mode is actually better for Xbox 360 gaming than Game Mode on my LCD.

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

None yet but I've only had the TV a week. I did opt to purchase a 2 year unconditional extended warranty just in case.

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it?

On my purchase yes since LED technology seems to be driving down LCD prices. I got my Sharp Aquos LC-40D68UT for 50% less than I got my Panasonic 32 720p LCD just 2 years ago!


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

Some people might be turned off by my televisions somewhat simplistic remote but I find it quite refreshing and perfectly in line with what I intend to use the TV for. Overall I'm very happy with my new LCD TV and that feeling will continue as long as the set doesn't start to degrade too quickly.
post #1325 of 1502
Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.

Sony Bravia XBR 60LX900

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model?
made exchange with Sony for my defective Q006

3. What you like best about your LCD.

60" size, built in 3D and Wifi, 3D simulation, glasses included, bad ass picture quality

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

nothing so far

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

full array led backlighting with local dimming

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

This is perfect tv for videophile who games and wants to get into 3D technology

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

How good the 2D looks and also how much better 3D makes playing video games

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

None so far

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it?

Yes for someone who wants the best right now without having to wait, then this is the product which is priced correctly.


10. You get alot for your money with this tv- 60" size, excellent 2d/3d pq, built in 3d and wifi, state of the art motion control (be3 & motionflow pro) 240hz, beautiful aesthics, sweet backlit remote, high quality shutter glasses included plus 3 free 3d game downloads and 2 free 3d bds with rebate! There's prolly even more, but that should be enough for $3k-$5k tv!
post #1326 of 1502
1. LG 20" LCD TV (20LS7D(C)-UB) C Edition Has HDMI Output

2. I purchased it because my room is kind of small and I like the silver trim.

3. It has 1080i HD output and a RGB, Component, USB Charger, and other useful Inputs in the tv.

4. The sound is only loud on HD outputs. Like Dolby Digital, etc...

5. 1080p, An DVD Combo.

6. None

7. I was surprised in getting the tv myself. But it has way more features than expected and its easy to use.

8. None. (Been Running Clean for 4 years)

9. Well my tv costed $499.99 back 4 years ago and its only a 20". These days a 22" inch cost $129-$199 (Depending on the Mack).

10. I have 2 other HD tvs. 2 Sanyo 26" LCD Tvs (Both the same but ones refurbished). When I was tired of the small Lg, I went and bought a 32" Polaroid Silver Tv. But the tv wouldnt turn on after a week and i got back the Lg. If you ask me, I wouldnt trade my Lg for the world now.
post #1327 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TC-L32C22 - it's a TV, not just a monitor.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model?

Better reviews than other 720p models like Sony Bravia.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Donno... Size and contrast, but consider that my previous set was (is) 25" CRT with 400x700 resolution and no digital tuner. Since analog OTA will stop next summer here in colonies (Canada), and I also need AVG input (not going to use cable programming) - it was time to move on.

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

Weird orientation of speakers under the bottom of panel, firing down and to the back. Many other LCD panels have same stupid design. This is partly responsible for poor sound. When you try adding bass, it becomes hollow because of echoing from the table and wall. There are two spatially separated stereo speakers, but the resulting sound quality is hardly better than in my mono CRT TV with one front-firing speaker.

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

Automatic selection of input that has any signal. Right now I have to hit "Input Selection" button and scroll through a bunch of irrelevant (to me) entries, to select TV or DVD or a PC.

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

a) Automatic input selection or when Input Selection is toggle-button so I could cycle between the inputs by hitting only one button and without having to look on the onscreen menu.

b) Make a Power-on LED green, not red. Everybody has green light for On, and red for malfunctions or Standby or transition processes.

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

a) Analog OTA stations are on the way out, but C22 analog tuner is crappy compared to my old CRT TV - a lot of "snow" and interference patterns on analog OTA. With indoor "rabbit ears" antenna I could only get one intermittent digital station (my location is not the best, 2nd floor and away from the transmitter tower). Looks like I have to buy or make some decent digital antenna.

b) There is AVG video input, but no PC audio input (published specs said "PC audio input: 1"). Just composite AVI, component RGB and HDMI. There is no 3.5mm computer input, so I have to buy a Y-cable with male 3.5mm on one end and 2 male RCA - on another.

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

Poor analog tuner - but it will become obsolete in a year.

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it?

I'm in colonies ... This 32" panel costs $400 in the US, so $450 +$30 environmental levy +12% sales tax is good enough for Canada. Seriously, though, I can not be sure that any today's electronics is worth paying any money. For me, long-term functioning is most important, and since major brands have moved manufacturing to China, quality has become kinda gamble. Will consider myself lucky if it will last more than 6 years (ageing design doesn't bother me).
post #1328 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL-55HX800.

A year and a half later - still love it and not a single complaint!

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Picture quality and the fact that it's so well built for such a skinny little thing.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Picture quality as a result of the deep black panel treatment and the small chassis foot-print for a 55" size.
The TV is also the very competent at making HD and SD cable feeds look really good. Our 46XBR2 didn't do such a good job at that, and it was smaller.

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

The status indicator LED located on the lower/left bezel could be a bit dimmer or duller looking - like the older XBR sets. The onboard iManual is a great concept but the implementation of it is a bit funky and needs more detailed explanations.

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

A matte/slightly textured finish to the bezel. I think that's one thing Samsung got right on some of their better sets.

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

Do a better job of explaining the various settings and in greater detail.

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

The sound wasn't nearly as bad as we thought it would be once we got it into our home. At the store it sounded thin and high pitched but we just fiddled with the settings and now it sounds 100% better.

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.

Compared to recent history and for what you get, prices are decent.
On this particular set I don't think the MSRP was realistic.
It has come down quite a bit from that and the bundled deals are popping up frequently. Prices are starting to normalize if you ask me.

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

We aren't huge fans of glossy screens but this HX800 seems to have a significant advantage over most the other 55 inch models out there. We looked at what was still around with matte screen treatments but weren't happy with picture quality. Having owned a CCFL unit for quite a while and now experiencing LED for several weeks, there's just no going back.
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post #1329 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LCD-LED UN55C80000

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
The price/deal. Best Buy had the 3D bundle and an extra 19" TV.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture quality is pretty amazing.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Extra dongle connectors would rather they use standard. But TVs too thin.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Clean my apartment for me...

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Remote isn't the best.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Free 19" TV. Great online firmware update feature.

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.
Can't take it with you.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Love the TV so far. I still have to tweak on the picture settings. PS3 saw it as a 3D capable TV (bonus). So far all of the things I thought might be negative have been pretty good. I like the over all design, except maybe the four legged stand. Actually would've like something a little more flat.
post #1330 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

LG 55LX9500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.


PQ and looks and 480 Hz and 3D

3. What you like best about your LCD.


PQ, deep blacks, ease of menus, fast for gaming

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


Occasional banding. Some picture customization not available in 3D mode

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

I guess 2D to 3D...if anything and the picture customization in 3d mode

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


Forget about being skinny.. go after PQ

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


2D picture is better then I thought.. blacks with local dimming are very good

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

Occasional banding during vertical panning


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


@$5k no way.. but for what I paid and the bundle.. it was worth it.

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

Screen is reflective, I can control my lighting so no big deal for me, but could be an issue for others.
post #1331 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Vizio M220NV LED LCD with VIA apps

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Needed a 22-23 inch LED TV or monitor, this one was at costco, so I can return it if I don't like it.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Looks great when connected to my PS3, with no noticeable input lag. 5ms (typical) response time is great as well. The abitlity to connect via wifi and do things like stream netflix without anything plugged in is pretty cool. Also all the other features that a TV has over a monitor, TV tuner, built in speakers, remote control, etc...

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
When plugged into my computer, the text seems a little blurry and hard to read, and the colors are not very accurate. No matter what settings or connections I use (VGA or HDMI) I can't seem to make the colors or text look better when connected to my pc.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Component or S-video connections on the back. Also, when connected through the VGA cable, only a small handfull of resolutions are supported by the TV.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Because of the very affordable price, and the size/resolution category, (1080p 22inch) this TV should appeal to alot of PC and MAC users that need a versatile external display. If this display was just a little more computer friendly, I would be keeping mine and would be recommending it to anyone else looking for a small TV or monitor.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How great it looked when connected to my PS3. Also, I thought the sound was decent, where alot of people have complained about it. In my opinion, almost all flat panel LCDs, especially LED displays (because they're thinner) have sub-par sound. The sound on this TV was surprisingly decent.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
When connected to my pc, via VGA or HDMI, the colors look a bit off. Some are too bright, some aren't bright enough. Also some black text on white or grey backgrounds is harder to read than it should be. Not sure what the problem is, because colors and text look fine when connected to my PS3.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Definately! This 22" LED TV was available for under $300, a great price for any LED TV, but with the added features of LED backlight, and all the VIA internet apps and built-in wireless N adapter, this TV is practically a steal.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I would definately recommend this TV to anybody who is in the market for a smaller TV. In fact, in the 22" range, I think it is the best of its class because of the quality of the image, the price, and all of the features. For someone that needs a versatile external display for their computer, I'm not sure if I would recommend this. No matter what settings I have used, the colors and text look a bit off when this TV is connected to my PC.
post #1332 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have
.:Sony- KDL46HX701

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
price and its a Sony.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
240Hz technology, BRAVIA Engine 3 and Instantly stream a wide variety of movies.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
At lest one s-video jack in the back or side.

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.
Stand Swivels and •Stand Tilts.

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

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it.
Yes with the price I paid for this TV absolutely.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Lots of Features.
•Ambient Sensor : Yes
•Auto Photo Mode : via HDMI, via DLNA, via USB
•Auto Picture Setting w/ HDMI™ : Cinema, Sport, Music, Photo, Graphics, Game
•Auto Shut-off : Yes
•BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
•BRAVIA® Sync™ Menu Button : Yes (on Remote Control)
•Channel Block (with password) : Yes
•Channel Jump : Yes
•Channel Labels : Yes
•Channel Surf : Yes
•Edit Channel Labels : Yes
•Favorites : Yes
•Info Banner : TV Guide on Screen, PSIP, XDS
•Input Skip : Automatic
•Label Inputs : Yes
•Multiple Language Display : English, French, Spanish
•On-Screen Clock : Yes
•On-Screen Display for External Input : Yes
•On-Screen Operating Instructions : Yes
•On/Off Timer : Yes
•PIP (Picture in Picture) : PC Input/TV Channel&CVBS
•Parental Control : Yes
•Picture Adjustments Lock : Yes
•Picture Frame Mode : Yes
•Quick Start : Yes
•Scene Select : Auto, Cinema, Sports, Photo, Music, Game, Graphics, OFF
•Show/Hide Channels : Yes
•Sleep Timer : Yes
•Stand Swivel : Yes
•Stand Swivel Range : Left 20°/Right 20°
•Stand Tilt : Yes
•Stand Tilt Range : 2position 0°/ Back 6°
•Start Up Sony Logo Display : Yes
•TV Guide On-Screen : Yes
•Theatre Mode (Theatre Button) : Yes
•Theatre Mode with Cinema Surround : Yes
•USB Application(s) : Photo Viewer (jpeg), Photo Viewer (RAW), Music Player (mp3), Video Player (AVCHD), Video Player (AVC), Video Player (MPEG4)
•USB Player : Yes
•Upward Style : Yes
•White Balance : RGB Gain/Bias
•Wireless LAN : Ready (optional Wi-Fi® Adapter required)
post #1333 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp Aquos LC-40LE700UN

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price. It's a floor model in impeccable condition that was sold to me at half the MSRP.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Highly balanced picture level across the screen, 1080p capable, and it's very easy to calibrate it close to reference levels without the need for expensive instrumentation.

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

All the troublesome "gimmicks" such as dynamic contrast, power save and so on. I had to turn them off in order to get my pseudo-reference image properly locked in.

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

Manual digital channel programming capabilities. The antenna position that works best for one channel doesn't necessarily work for the other channels.

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

Improve the tuner circuit (a bit weak at pulling in distant stations), and fix the composite input (very blurry).

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

3.5mm analog audio input assignable to either HDMI input 6 or VGA input 4. I used input 6 and the audio input for my computer while I was setting up the rest of the equipment rack.

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

Keeping it clean. The bezel is a dust magnet!

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

The price I paid for mine was definitely worth it.

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

This is now a discontinued model, so it'll become harder to find very soon. It's too bad since the newer models now use edge mounted LED arrays to light up the screen instead of the much better performing full rear LED array system found in mine.
post #1334 of 1502
I finally have a setup worth showing ^_^



1. The "Model" you have: Samsung 40C580

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model: I reviewed it and immediately loved what I saw

3. What you like best about your LCD: The blacks (0.03 cd/m2), design, built quality to state a few

4. What you don't like about your LCD: Panel uniformity (affect all LCDs), lack of 24p and slightly off gamma.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had: Nothing. It's perfect as it is

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD: Reinforce the circuit board, so it doesn't warp when plugging in cables.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD: The design and the stunning image quality

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD: Had to return a few due to S-PVA banding

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it: God yes!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged: If you're after a simple general purpose TV, get the C580 (C550 in the US).
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post #1335 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp Aquos LC-52LE810UN

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price and picture quality. It is a living room upgrade from my LC-46D62U. Not only does it look better because it is larger, but the PQ is amazing. I bought it from the Navy Exchange for $1500.00, and we don't pay tax.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

That my TV actually looks like it belongs in my large living room. My setup with the 46" just looked too small. That one is now in my bedroom.

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

Nothing yet.

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

Wireless internet access. I know I can probably get it to work by buying something, but I have no time with my work schedule and kids. I also can't run cat5 from the den, just not practical.

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

Include a wifi adapter.

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

You mean after I cramed it in my vehicle and humped it inside? How thin and light it was compared to my 46".

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

None yet.

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

I do. I only paid $300 more for an upgrade from 46" to 52" and great PQ. The 46" was bought in September of 2007. 3 years of great viewing made me happy. Now that one will continue in my bedroom. I get to watch it either in bed or on my new Sole e95 elliptical.

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

I'll post more after I get a chance to calibrate and tweak it some.
post #1336 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

LG 26LE5300


2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Potential for IPS Panel.


3. What you like best about your LCD.

The IPS panel.


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

All the controls on the TV are touch pads not real buttons. The manual was lacking too.


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

No idea I still haven't figured out what some of them are. :P


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

Drop the other panel types and use nothing but IPS.


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

The IPS panel. I couldn't tell without seeing the set on and I'd been wrong about which code to look at.


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

None yet.


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

For the most part yes.


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

This set makes a good gaming/PC monitor.
post #1337 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LTN154P1 (LO2)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Compatibility with nearly all 15.4" laptops, resolution (WSXGA+ 1680x1050), matte finish, price (40$ shipped)

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Resolution, viewing angles.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Not very bright, takes a few minutes for the backlight to warm up.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Wish? LED backlighting while maintaining compatibility with CCFL backlit based laptops.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Not sure, I think their build costs and my need for a surplus market equal out well...

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
first one had a rather bad black mark. got a 50% refund... which is fine with me.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Ebay surplus prices have a tendency to be worth it
post #1338 of 1502
hi, im new here

i just purchased the sony hx800, with ps3 package

it was tuff decision cuz almost all tvs i looked at all looksed the same on the walls of the stores...but i decided to get something hi end i guess

i was contemplating the nx810 but couldnt justify the 300 dollar price diff for the few differences...

i got it froma magnolia home thearter stand alone store...they matched the bb deal

i did buy an open box but the story with it was satisfactory and they turned it on for me to check out in store and by doiong so i got the 4 yr extended plan tossed in and the calibration

grabbed a few audioquest forest 6 foot cables , paid around 2800 for everthing out the door

not sure if i got a good deal but whatever...its done....get the tv in a few days
post #1339 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.
Sony Bravia KDL-55EX501

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price, picture quality, and size

3. What you like best about your LCD.
It's huge (coming from a 32" btw), looks fantastic, and was an absolute steal. This was $1299 @ BJ's before a $150 coupon.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Remote is huge, and not well laid out. That's really about it.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
built in wi-fi, but that's what the PS3 is for.

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How well it looks in my living room. Perfect match, a 60" would have just been a tad too much; works great on my TV stand.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Very odd problem that caused my IR remote not to work with the DishNetwork receiver - not really a problem with the TV, but rather the crappy filter on the DishNetwork receiver; larger TV's put out a considerable amount of IR interference, so it was overloading the interface; found on here that this was fairly common, and tissue paper, or multiple layers in front of the receiver could fix it - it did. I'll do the floppy drive fix shortly, as it looks ghetto as hell : )

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes. $1149 for a 55" TV that looks amazing is TOTALLY worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If you've been on the fence about this one, don't be. I really does look top notch. It's missing a few adjustment features that the higher end TV's have, and yes, it doesn't have native web access, but honestly, they are coming out with bigger/better web appliances every single day. If you can get one for even close to my price, pull the trigger. If you have it hooked up to a PS3, make sure it's set to 24p out so you get the full effect. 3rd party surround sound system is a must; I'm getting an Onyko HT-S3300, which I also don't think can be beat for the price.
post #1340 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Toshiba 40FT1U (this model is almost identical to the Toshiba 40E200U)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price: $399.99.
Side by side "visual/audio/play with" compare to th 40E200E, Sony KDL40EX400 and EX500 and Panasonic TCL37D2 showed basically no difference at showroom "hot" levels. All others $200+ more.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Excellent PQ. Deep blacks in "Movie" mode. 5 standard "Picture Mode" options.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
No simple analog audio out. Can't just add a set of speakers. (There is a optical digital audio out.)
Audio quality is clean and good, but no real low end.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
It would be nice to have a headphone jack (bedroom tv).

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Nothing -- I'm real happy with it. This is a bedroom tv that compares favorably with my two Sony rear projection LCDs. It would be good a the list price -- it's outstanding at the sale price.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The PQ was MUCH better in the normal day lighting of my bedroom. I would be happy to add a surround system for movies, but I already have a high end home theater (Sony, Mirage, Lexicon)

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
No. Look for about a $200 drop in the near future on these lower end TVs. Higher ends are offering unnecessary (to me) features. I have DirecTV and all the whole house and internet function I need.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This model appears to be the same as the 40E200U with one less HDMI input (3) and 1 less A/V input (1). Look for it on sale at this great price and grab it while you can.
post #1341 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

UA55C6900

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Design & picture quality, sale price

3. What you like best about your LCD.

LED panel thinness/sleek 1.1inch, ulta-modern look, Internet TV, Apps, plays movies off USD/external HD

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

Wish it had better sound, 1 tuner PIP

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

Built-in wi-fi adapter, sleeker remote, soundbar included, dual tuner PIP

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

Cheaper price

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

How easy it was to set up

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.

Normal price of USD 3,000 is too high, I got it for $2,000

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

Samsung is clearly the leader, however, others are catching up quickly
post #1342 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have?
Samsung UN60C6300.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model?
It looked awesome compared to other brands.

3. What you like best about your LCD?
It's an LED and it's 60"!

4. What you don't like about your LCD?
Give me a minute........................

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had?
Extra component input.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD?
Give me a minute........................

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD?
It looked better in my house then it did at Best Buy.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD?
I had some white blotches and flashlighting on the screen you could see in certain settings. Samsung sent out technicians, replaced the panel and the problem was fixed!

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it?
Yes! $1965.00 for a 60" LED LCD. That totally ROCKS!!!!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Best bang for the buck in my opinion. It's only about an inch thick! It swivels and feels better than being at the theatre!
post #1343 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Toshiba 37E200U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
The Name and what the features are.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Its got 4 HDMI's total and its 1080P HD

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Could be better contrast ratio then 4500:1

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
It's got every thing i need in it. As I use it for a computer monitor and and Gaming TV.

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.
That the tv was really light and it was simple to setup

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
none
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
post #1344 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN46C650

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Two reasons:
- Settled on an LCD
- Saw this model for an amazing price (less than lower end models will be going for on Black Friday)

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Crystal clear, bright picture (this is my first "real" HDTV so I am probably easily impressed )

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Standard def TV channels don't look so great, but I am still tinkering with settings

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
None. This was a higher end model than I was initially planning to buy

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Clean up the screen manufacturer nonsense. Or at least have better disclosure. Mine is AUO, not Samsung. So far no issues at all, no dead pixels etc. but I wasted too much time learning about and researching this stuff.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How light the set is! Granted this is replacing a CRT, but I am really amazed at how light, yet solidly built, this TV is.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
YES! I saw all the articles about high inventories and low prices, but did not expect to pay as little as I did. $750 from a place called Dries or something like that As I said this allowed me to get a higher end model than I was planning to

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I debated the LCD vs. Plasma decision heavily. In the end it came down to two things:
- I found that I preferred the look of the LCD picture over the plasma
- With technology where it is today, I found that there was really only ONE inherent disadvantage of an LCD vs. PDP - the viewing angle issue. With the setup that I have, this is not an issue at all. Every other so-called disadvantage of LCDs can be addressed by adjusting the settings, at least for my TV.
post #1345 of 1502
Just got the Samy unc556900 from BB and its fantastic. love the picture and size of the TV. I do find some prizum efect when some light hits the pannel. the sound is surprisingly good for a set thats so thin.
post #1346 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have: Sharp LC40D68UT (40" LCD)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model: It had very low input lag and a very low price tag! ($550 at Best Buy, and I had a $100 gift certificate.)

3. What you like best about your LCD: The price is absolutely fabulous, and the low input lag means that I get performance similar to a CRT. As a nice addition, it has RCA audio output, which was beautiful and it meant that I could use my old mini-system to give the sound a big boost. This is particularly important as I play XBOX 360, and for some reason, when you use the HDMI output, it doesn't let you use the LC40D68UT's optical output.

4. What you don't like about your LCD: I do kind of wish it was a 120hz TV, for that really smooth motion. The TV also has a bit of motion blur. Also the colors aren't as vibrant as some TVs I've seen, though it certainly cuts the mustard for me.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had: Like I said, 120hz would've been neat. Other than that, I'm very happy with it.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD: I have to point the remote directly at the sensor for it to work right. Improving that would be nice. Also, improving the manual would be really nice. It's a little hard to get set up initially (took me about 45 minutes before I figured out how to output audio from the RCA outputs)

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD: Damn this thing is light!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD: Nothing so far! But I'm only about four weeks in.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it: The price I got for this unit was spectacular. It was definitely worth it. I'd recommend it for anyone looking to move up from CRT to HD and doesn't want to spend a lot of cash.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged: The input lag of this unit is very low. If you are a gamer, this is a great TV if you're on a budget.

Also, Best Buy displays this unit using coax cable, which DOES NOT show this unit at its best. Hook up a high quality HDMI source and you'll get much nicer performance.
post #1347 of 1502
Two 24'' LCD monitors. Dell ST2410 and a Samsung TOC
post #1348 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung UN55C6300

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Sales Price ($1500) picture quality, and led lcd technology

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture quality, ease of set up, looks.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Hard to configure settings for perfect picture, flashligting and clouding issue.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
None that i don't already have on other equipment.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Fix the screen uniformity issues, it's not a deal breaker, but it is very annoying.7.

What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The increase in screen size from a 46inch tv to a 55 inch tv, incredible!

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

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 just leave the picture settings at the factory defaults, get your hands dirty a bit.
post #1349 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
LG 32LE5400

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
No particular order.
1) Reviews on picture quality and overall performance.
2) Specs.
3) Number of inputs, 4 HDMI.
4) Lightweight and thin form factor (moving soon, easier to move).
5) Extra features; Netcast and Yahoo widgets.
6) Speaker sound quality.
7) Price.
There's probably more but i can't think of them now.


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

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
After a couple weeks of use i really can't think of anything i dislike. Maybe the fact that it does not have built in WiFi, but its understandable it didn't due to its price point.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Picture in picture. I don't need two TV tuners. But i would love the ability to view one of my HDMI inputs or computer input while the TV is on in the small picture.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
1) The LG LE5400 Series LED/LCD's has whats referred to here as the "lottery". Some sets may have the superior IPS display, some may have the lesser VA display. My suggestion would be to make the TV standardized with one of the two.
2) Add the ability to have picture in picture as mentioned above. I would assume it is only software upgrade.
3) The ability to view YouTube in HD. I played with my settings on my YouTube account but its impossible to get YouTube to play in HD. In fact it only plays in the lowest quality which makes it a gimmick.


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
No surprises i can think of. The TV has performed as i have expected it to.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
No issues.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Get the IPS display. Check the LG LE5400 thread for information to make sure you are getting it.
post #1350 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung UN55C6300

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
The picture!

3. What you like best about your LCD.
How clear and sharp the picture is. Almost like a 3D effect.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
The sound from the TV speakers seems "tinny".

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
None. I didn't need the internet apps, especially since I have my PS3.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
None that I can think of...

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
This thing is super light. I loaded it on my truck and brought it in my house by myself. Of course I needed help installing it on the stand.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, I got it at Best Buy for $1,499.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Great Tv. I'm glad I chose this over a cheaper Plasma. Well worth the money.
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