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post #1411 of 1502
Nice. Thanks for good ideas
post #1412 of 1502
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLBright View Post



Until I use a serious flash this will have to do.

1. The "Model" you have.
Emerson 32" WalMart

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

3. What you like best about your LCD.
It's so much better than the 30" Sony CRT that it replaced

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
It's not even close to state of the art.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
RCA stereo audio outputs. We don't all put HDMI in the spare room.

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
That it didn't have audio outputs. And that for local news, DISH SD, Wii, and dvds it's fine.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
More than worth it. A new bulb for my Panny projector (w/ 93" screen) in the big room just cost me almost a c-note more than this tv alone.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I probably should have done more research and been more patient. I probably could have snagged a better tv for less.


i love this....... speakers on top of cat litter jugs a little of today mixed with 1950 epic home theater you have there
post #1413 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
LG 42" LK450 LCD 60hz 1080p LCD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Knowing that it was supposed to be just as good if not a bit better than my 2010 LG 1080p LCD. Yet i took a gamble with the 'not so good input lag talk' based on the AVS forums. Ya....That 'talk' was ONLY regarding input lag forthe PS3, XBOX and PC. Yet for the Wii it's flat out phenomenal and practically none exsistent. It's pretty much CRT-good, and I'm guessing that's because the HDTV doesn't have to do any of that extra HD video processing when running the Wii since it's 480p.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The Brightness, the super clear/clean image(when things are static and aren't moving too fast that is), And the 2 Expert modes are fantastic for tweaking the color to your liking.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Motion handeling for film. It makes me miss my CRT even more, and it makes me wish i went plasma, at least for movies. The black levels seem solid, but i wish they were better and the colors are awful when the color is set to the standard at 50/100 for gaming. You have to raise it quite a bit, plus push the single colors in the Color Management options to get it to look CRT-like, or to get super rich, colorful and staturated colors that go even beyond....The problem is, is that it gets to a point where it crushes detail....

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I couldn't really ask for more from a 60hz bottom of the barrel 1080p LCD to be honest.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Figure out a way to advance the colors without crushing detail.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How brilliant the colors were when the color was blasted at 90, set to maybe wide and pushing up the single colors in the color management options when playing a cartoon based title like Super Mario Galaxy for example. Of course detail is crushed in the process depending.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Clouding in the top right corner of the screen.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yup! Got this HDTV for $535, and it was worth every penny....Yet I'm still undecided weather i should return it and get a Panasonic 42" 1080p S30 Plasma...I want better motion & blacks for movies hehe.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If you want to get an LCD for your Wii, this is one of your best bets. The input lag is so incredibly low it's practically unoticable...I've been gaming for years since the 80's and on a CRT and this set is flat out amazing for gaming in 480p, gaming on an HD system however isn't up to snuff, the lag is definitly noticable in that case. That aside, the colors look amazing when they're pushed beyond the horrible washed out colorless basic settings, but beware of detail crushing!
post #1414 of 1502
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Originally Posted by ratherb1 View Post

i love this....... speakers on top of cat litter jugs a little of today mixed with 1950 epic home theater you have there

LOL That aside, I still give him massive points for having a Wii and Donkey Kong Country Returns, and those fluorescent Pink walls are pretty damn 'My Little Pony' with a splash of retro 80's epicness in a room full of 50's-ness...

But ya, everything else....well, woa!
post #1415 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
LG 42" LK530 120hz 1080p LCD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
It's the only CCFL based LCD in LG's 2011 lineup that has Smart TV capabilities and inputs/outputs that are on par with what you would find on their higher end LED based models.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Excellent picture quality and feature rich(w/lots of picture adjustments, internet enabled, and has a swivel stand

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Black levels are a weakness on LG's CCFL based LCD TVs and this particular model is no exception.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
This TV has a robust list of features that are already found on higher end LED LCD TVs. However I would have liked for this TV to have 4 HDMI inputs instead of 3

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Improve the black levels on your CCFL based LCD TVs.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The '' out of the box" picture quality in the cinema picture "preset mode" was very good. Usually the "out of the box" picture presets on TVs are awful until you do some extensive tweaking and/or calibration to get the desired picture quality.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
In dark scenes there is still some light leakage in the background and results in a blue ting

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I purchased this TV at a reasonably competitive price of $699 and included a magic motion remote w/HDMI cable. So yes I think it was worth it due its exceptional picture quality and extensive set of features that are typically delegated to LG's higher end LED models.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
If you get one of LG's 2011 model Smart(internet enabled) TVs , I'd advise you that the TV's built-in web browser is useless when it comes to viewing certain content that requires the latest version Flash player to display the content. This web browser appears to have an outdated version and read that there are no plans for LG to update it at this time.
post #1416 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
I own a Panasonic Viera 22" 720p 60hz LCD TV. The model # is Panasonic Viera TC-L22X2. I bought it at Modia Home Theater around June 2010.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
I was in the market for a HDTV because my old Hitachi 27" CRT was having audio and video issues. After owning my Hitachi 27GX01B for 9 years, it was getting ready to retire. This Panasonic HDTV is essentially my very first HDTV. I initially wanted to get a comparable size HDTV to replace my Hitachi, but I had to settle for the 22" X series because Panasonic has essentially stopped making 26-27" sets nowadays.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Has a lot of features for a TV in this size. I like that even at 22", the picture looks great.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Only one HDMI input, and no S-Video input at all. No headphone jack output either, why are TV manufacturers taking these out? It makes no sense to me. I wish this TV supported 1080p signals through component cables. Also not that ideal as a PC monitor, it's difficult to get PC settings right with this particular TV. Also, I was under the impression that this model had the IPS Alpha panels that I was hoping for, but this size model does NOT (it uses a TN panel instead). Sort of left a bad taste in my mouth when I found this out, since that was kind of a big deal when I made my purchase. My budget was limited, though, so c'est la vie.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I wish this TV supported 1080p natively, but considering the size model, I can't complain too much. I also wish the sound was much better without having to buy a sound bar, but I could say that about all HDTVs nowadays. Also, S-Video input would be nice, as well as a headphone jack or RCA audio output jacks. Why do all the TV manufacturers feel the need to remove these things? Saving on costs?

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Don't false advertise your products. Actually TELL consumers what kind of panel you have in your TVs. Don't sugar-coat 'features' only for users to discover that what they got was considerably less than what they expected. Especially when it comes to 3D HDTVs, but that's as much the movie and game industry's fault more than anything. And bring back S-Video inputs and headphone jacks, not to mention RCA audio output jacks.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The fact that I could get a 1080p signal through HDMI cables with this TV. Also has quite a few features and flexibility considering the size of the HDTV. But most importantly, a very nice picture quality for a HDTV in a 22" size.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
The biggest issue, though, is the sound. The speakers on this TV are 6W speakers, meaning 3W for both L and R speakers, which are a joke. Might as well be non-existant. The other issue I have with this TV is that text on video game consoles and other sources is very hard to read unless I sit up rather close to this TV, largely due to the size.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
HDTVs are getting better and cheaper than ever, much like PCs. As the technology improves, the CRTs these HDTVs are replacing will be justified. I'm not sold on 3D technology just yet; I still think it is largely a gimmick, but maybe next year when I consider getting a mainline HDTV, I'll be able to open up more to 3D technology.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I should have done a bit more research and not pulled the trigger so soon on my first HDTV. I really am more in the market for a 32" size HDTV that supports 1080p natively and has better sound. But I got what I wanted out of my Panny TC-L22X2, and for an entry-level HDTV, it was well worth the price and then some.
post #1417 of 1502
Quote:
Originally Posted by vegout View Post

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.
Samsung UN60D7000
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Picture quality and features
3. What you like best about your LCD.
PQ
4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Nothing yet
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Bigger screen for the same price. All features it currently has are nice.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Nothing yet
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
It came with double the accessories ie remotez and cables.
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Almost. But saving money is always better
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

Answered in op quote
post #1418 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
- 52" Sharp Aquos 832U, Also have a 32" Samsung series 3000 in my bedroom

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
- For the Sharp, my wife was actually really interested in getting this set with the quad pixel so I shopped around and decided on this set. Also, there was a pretty good sale at Futureshop that I jumped on.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
-After professionally calibrated the colours are very nice! Blu-Rays look fantastic and HD channels look great.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
- Unfortunatly the Sharp does have screen uniformity issues since it's Edge Lit. I have mild clouding which only can be seen in a completely dark room in one spot. It's not bad though. Some bleed in as well as some dirty screen effect on white levels (DSE). Only notice it while watching hockey. Again, very mild. I actually may be borderline nit picking. Also, colours out of the box were pretty disheartening.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
- I'm happy with the features my TV has.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
- fix uniformity issues. Some people have it worse than others but they have to resolve these issues as screens are getting more affordable and competition is on the rise.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
- Gorgeous colours and actually the "SOE" effect which I've never experience until I got this set. I know some people dislike it, but I actually enjoy the depth to the picture. My wife likes it too.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
- As mentioned before, just some uniformity issues.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
- Totally. In this age there's nearly no excuse not to own an HDTV. 3-5 years ago I would've laughed in your face but prices have gotten beyond reasonable in the last while. You can get a nice 32" LCD for $350-$400. I remember spending about the same for my 27" Tube TV about 12 years ago and it was on sale..

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
- Yes. Although I love my Sharp some people may be picky over uniformity issues even though mine are mild, I've heard and seen people that have it really bad so this set can be a hit and a miss. Also, You might spend about a week tinkering with the settings to get the image you want but once you get it, it's a very nice looking set.
post #1419 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic VIERA TC-L37DT30

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

The size. It's the ONLY 37" TV that will fit into a standard 36" armoire (with a 34.5" inside width). The TV measures 34.4 wide. I now have the perfect sized TV for the bedroom.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

The size and the excellent picture quality.

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

The VIERA connect is slow and the apps need a lot more work.

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

I wish the remote had separate buttons for the inputs, i.e., go from TV to HDMI4 without stepping through the other inputs.

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

See 4 and 5.

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

The out-of-box picture was very good, although it has been calibrated since, it's now outstanding.

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.

Yes, the TV is of excellent quality and the performance warrants the price point.

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

The 3D performance is the best I've seen from a LCD set. The IPS panel makes a huge difference, there is no meaningful loss of clarity in the picture even when watching from a wide angle. According to many of the techies that post on this forum, the TV's 2ms response time is no joke and there is absolutely no lag or motion blur on this TV. This is a true reference TV (a benchmark) and, in my humble opinion, this TV performs as well as the Pioneer Elite Pro-111FD (still best TV ever made).

Watching Avatar with the DMP-BDT210 the 3D effects are awesome. The only knock on 3D performance would be that the 3D effect may be better on a larger TV, but even watching it at 10' away you still felt enveloped by the movie's 3D effect. My main criteria for purchasing this TV was its size (fits in an armoire) and outstanding picture quality, very film-like. Being able to present a 3D movie was an added benefit but not my primary objective.

I'm impressed!
post #1420 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung UN55B8500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Excellent reviews, full LED backlighting w/ variable contrast technology, glossy screen and pedigree

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Exceptional, reference level picture quality, deep, rich, accurate colors, optimal resolution, razor sharpness and crystal clarity, amazing 240Mhz, dejudder/blur, its handling of motion, no flashlighting or uneven lighting, ultra thin design and those deep, rich, bottomless black levels! The picture is frighteningly realistic, especially when watching HD cable or blu-rays! I may represent the minority here, but I love the 240Mhz soap opera effect! I've seen 120Mhz version of the effect, and this is better.

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

The apps are useless; some technologically inherent LED/LCD shortcomings compared to plasma, such as compromised off angle viewing capabilities.

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

Nothing; its got it all..

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

Seamless screen/frame integration a la Sony HX929, better apps

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

The out-of-box picture after minor tweaks; the frame interpolation effect which I actually prefer, the overall design, including the crystal stalk and the touch-screen like controls on the frame. The built-in WiFi helps. The fact that my wife absolutely loves the panel is a big plus. The swivel base, the aesthetics and endless kudos from those who see it in action are other pluses.

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

power board issues; thank God for warranties!

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

Absolutely!

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

I also have a Pioneer Kuro and in some ways, this panel beats that set in PQ. Samsung was sued by Sharp for alleged technological infringements, and forced to abandon the full LED/variable contrast design for an inferior edge lit design. One can only wonder how amazing their sets could have been if allowed to continue in the former vein..
post #1421 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
LN40D630

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model. Solid reviews, brand awareness in this category, friend has a couple of their flat panels.

3. What you like best about your LCD. Well, the picture of course Absolutely jawdropping clarity but then I'm coming from 27" CRT land.

4. What you don't like about your LCD. Now I've got to go find a good media center for it to stand on.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had. Can't really think of anything thus far.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD. Had a bit of trouble getting to 1080i output but that's a TWC cable box issue.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD. Picture quality and brightness(!) of the picture and that there were no problems with off angles, stuck pixels, clouding or flashlighting. I half expected to be taking it back to the store based on some reviews.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD. Had some real "jaggies" on some of the red tones until the AMP was turned down. I will need to see if this is an issue in the future.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it. Yes, definitely--we've been waiting for them to come down for years and finally took the plunge.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged. This set is a real beauty. The TOC and clear edges to me are subtle and refined. The sound is better than anticipated especially after changing to "clear voice" mode. We're looking forward to enjoying it hopefully for many years.
post #1422 of 1502
Quote:
Originally Posted by vegout View Post

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.

1) LG 47LW5600

2) Great price along with local dimming and 4 HDMI inputs, 2 Component and 2 A/V inputs

3) Black levels, contrast, Pop, and exceptional 3D performance!

4) A bit of DSE (Dirty Screen Effect) but this isn't bothersome. It's far less than other problems I've seen plague flat panel Tvs especially Plasma.

5) Wish it had a zoom function for 4:3 NONE anamorphic letterboxed shows (LG please release firmware fix!!).

6) Provide a zoom function (#5), a decreased $1700 MSRP as this set is really overpriced that way. Most dealers sell for $1100 - $1200.

7) The black levels that exceeded the previous LG Plasma I sent back. The great off center viewing angles thanks to the IPS panel!

8) Wish local dimming was available with the smart tv functions as this TV has a lot of clouding without it and virtually none with it on. Also since it's been new, the clouding has gotten less apparent.

9) I feel I got it at a steal for $750 but IMO the set is truly worth $1100 compared to other TVs, plasma and LED LCD. With Smart TV and 3D, this is a good deal.

10) Using Expert Setting gives a picture quality that exceeds the previous LG 50PV450 picture quality by a large margin, but this Plasma is a midlevel compared to the highend LW5600.

post #1423 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
I own a Panasonic Viera 32" model # TC-L32E3 1080p 60hz LED-LCD TV. This was to replace my previously bought Panasonic Viera TC-L22X2. I had bought and tested two Panasonic models after extensive research, the Panasonic TC-L32U3 LCD model (was $400 at Best Buy at the time) and the Panasonic TC-L32E3 LED model (was $450 at Best Buy at the time). I liked the input lag and black levels slightly better on the E3 over the U3. I bought it at Best Buy on November 17, 2011. When Best Buy lowered the price of the TC-L32E3 model down temporarily to $300 on November 20, I relented on the TC-L32U3 model and had Best Buy price-match my TC-L32E3 set to the online sale price of $300, giving me a $150 refund after some negotiations with the sales staff.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
I was in the market for a HDTV that would primarily be used for video gaming and some Blu-ray watching, possibly even a cable setup in the future. Input lag was THE deciding factor in purchasing this set, all other features, including usage as a possible PC monitor, were secondary. I also wanted to have the IPS-Alpha panel and the 1080p resolution that was lacking in the set that I replaced, my old Panasonic Viera TC-L22X2. I had considered getting the step-up model at one time (TC-L42E30) but it was too big for my entertainment center and a bit out of my price range.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Has a lot of features for a TV in this size. Excellent picture quality for a 32" set. Excellent black levels for an LED, not nearly as good as plasma sets, but LEDs use less electricity and heat and most plasma screens don't come smaller than 40" these days. Has more inputs than the U3 model, which was another factor in my purchase (I hated the shared composite/component on the U3 model). Input lag on this set is absolutely fantastic, consistently getting about sub-1 frame to 1 frame of lag (about 8-16ms) on the Game Mode picture settings with post-processing options turned off. So far I really haven't noticed any major light-bleeding issues that other TV owners have reported about this particular model, but all I've used it for was for video gaming so far.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
No S-Video input at all, I have to use a separate A/V box in order to hook up my older consoles through S-Video. No headphone jack output either, why are TV manufacturers taking these out? It makes no sense to me. Also not that ideal as a PC monitor, since it doesn't to my knowledge support 4:4:4 chroma test. DVDs are a bit dark, but playing with the settings alleviates it somewhat. I haven't tried digital TV with it yet.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I wish TV manufacturers (and Panasonic is a big offender of this) would put RCA audio output jacks back in. Saving on costs? Because I don't care much for sound out of the TV speakers, and I have to buy a sound bar or A/V receiver to use the much bigger speakers I have at home. 4:4:4 chroma support would be very nice, as that would make it an ideal PC monitor, and color reproduction and static contrast ratio would be almost perfect.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
First off, Panasonic had a rough year in 2010. They saw the problems with last year's models and for the most part fixed them. The LED/LCD models of 2011 aren't bad, but Panasonic has a lot of room or improvement if they plan on catching up to the competition in the LED/LCD HDTV front. I would like to see Panasonic go the Sharp route and start making higher-end LCD models. And since they have the Kuro technology, use it! Panasonic would be untouchable in the plasma market if they brought back the Kuros. And bring back S-Video inputs and headphone jacks, not to mention RCA audio output jacks.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The fact that this model has quite a few features and flexibility considering the size of the HDTV. But most importantly, a very nice picture quality for a HDTV in a 32" size. Everyone says the input lag was better with the U3 model, but I found the E3 model to be even better than the U3 model (8-16ms on the E3, around 16-24ms on the U3 model), but my testing setup isn't to be taken as gospel since it isn't that accurate, but Beatmania proved to be the ultimate acid test for both models, with the E3 slightly edging out the U3 input-lag wise.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Still the sound, although the speakers on this TV are much better than my old 22" HDTV (6W speakers compared with 20W speakers). Still, nothing says Dolby 5.1 like a sound bar. Right out I have my TV speakers lined out to my PC speakers, but I would like to hook up some real speakers. The light bleeding issue either hasn't cropped up yet or it's barely noticeable, it seems to be a bigger problem with the larger sized sets.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
The price I paid for my 32" LED? Absolutely! HDTVs will continue to go down as the technology gets better. At the same time, we'll get bigger and bigger sets; I wouldn't be surprised to see 100"+ or more sets pumping out solid picture quality in 3D. Photorealism is becoming a watchword for the next generation of HDTV, I'd love to see it happen. I'm still not sold on 3D technology just yet; I still think it is largely a gimmick, but maybe next year when I consider getting a mainline HDTV, I'll be able to open up more to 3D technology. 3D video games, on the other hand, may be a deciding factor if they continue to improve the technology.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
The extra research I did on my new TV paid off. I got most of the features I wanted, at the price I wanted. My 32E3 excels very well for my purposes, and does well so far for the other things.
post #1424 of 1502
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratherb1 View Post

i love this....... speakers on top of cat litter jugs a little of today mixed with 1950 epic home theater you have there

I believe last year I moseyed back by the TV's in Wal Mart and I seen this TV next to a Sony and a Sammy and it looked way better than both of them!! I was shocked! I would get this set if I had a need for a 32"
post #1425 of 1502
1. The "Model" I have: HiSense F55V89C bought @ h.h. gregg in Sterling VA on December 7, 2011

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model: Very crisp, clean and detailed display when viewed in store and compared to other LCD, LED and Plasma TVs.

3. What you like best about your LCD: The picture is so brilliant and so well rendered, you believe you could reach into the TV and touch the people. The leap from my old 55 inch rear-projection TV to this LCD 55 inch TV is staggering. I see detail in movies I never noticed before! For example, in Transformers there is a scene on Cybertron showing the war. I could never see clearly before that it was Megatron killing Autobots and that there are Autobots hanging crucified in the background. The picture quality knocked me for a loop. There is very little issue with fast moving images.

4. What you don't like about your LCD: It is not a "Smart TV." There is a very minor issue with fast moving images (Not a showstopper).

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had: None because I went out and bought a Sony BDPS480 DVD player to give me Netflix and other services.

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD: The incredible picture quality!

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it: The HiSense F55V89C bought for $699.99 is a steal!! It is most certainly worth the price!!

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged: Get the Digital Essentials DVD and spend some time learning about what makes TV work and why your TV is better than the old standard TV; then, do the adjustments as suggested in the DVD. There isn't a lot of change necessary, but the devil IS in the details!! The HiSense F55V89C is an outstanding value!!
post #1426 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN46D630

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Low "Green Monday" pricing at Sears on a model that wasn't a stripped-down Black Friday set.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Great hi-def picture, especially with Blu Rays. I watched the Godfather which I've seen 100 times on VHS and DVD (as well as 35 mm film) and I noticed dozens of little details I had never seen before. Not every film merits this kind of close study but....

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Nothing so far. Base might be a bit wobbly.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
It'd be awesome if I could get rid of my cable box, but I'm pretty satisfied otherwise.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Don't forget about meat of the market sets like this, which don't have a lot of easily-marketed features like LED backlight, 3D or "smart TV" features, but have the array of inputs and and adjustments for the serious viewer.
It'd be nice if I didn't have to worry about the panel lottery (and I say this as a winner.)

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Very easy setup. I also pre-emptively bought a bunch of HDMI cables from Monoprice, so I spent only $10 on cables when it could have easily cost hundreds at the store.

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 paid less for this set--$719--than my Mitsubishi 32 inch CRT back in 1996.
So it's a bargain, IMHO.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
post #1427 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung LN40D503

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

The sharp at $200 was sold out.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

The picture quality is excellent!

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

It only has 2 hdmi ins; there is no way to hook up speakers directly to the tv; picture adjustment controls are rudimentary, as are other tv controls.


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

Additional hdmi ins, speaker/audio out.

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.

Couldn't hook up speakers to the tv; lack of a headphone jack.


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

None.


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

They are quite low, actually.


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
post #1428 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Sharp LC-60E69U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
It was a birthday gift

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The picture, from what I've paid attention to, seems decent once calibrated.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
The input lag is horrendous. There is noticeable A/V sync issues on all inputs, and gaming over HDMI is practically impossible. Bare bones menu - can't turn off terrible internal speakers. Menu doesn't work - color settings reset to 'Cool' every time an input or channel is changed. The dynamic contrast makes dark colors impossible to see, and bright colors incredibly washed out.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Non-terrible input lag. Working color settings.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
The display lag is terrible. TV programs have lip sync issues. The menu options will change themselves. Take it back.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Surprise! You just missed an extra point in Madden because you pressed the button 1/4s after you THOUGHT you pressed it!

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

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Honestly, it's bad enough I'm hoping mine is defective and not a horrible design flaw. At least Sharp has gotten back to my e-mail contact requests - though simply with a request to call them to discuss the issues further.
post #1429 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung UN46D6000 120hz

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
For mouse Emulator gaming reviews and overall picture quality

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Color and gaming performance

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Glossy screen but tolerable

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
3d maybe?

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.
Base is entirely thick glass

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.
Got mine for $890 present otherwise possibly panasonic plasma st30 42" for $649 maybe 2nd choice

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Would recommend this tv very impressive, thin awesome picture and performs great in games. I mainly use this for gaming and reviews.
Video of it in action on ps3 with a mouse emulator trying to see how if at all the input lags during play.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HslABV60fzc


post #1430 of 1502
LG IPS225; 22" IPS LED. Bought for £82.
post #1431 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sceptre X425BV-FHD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price ($359.99)

3. What you like best about your LCD.

No dead pixels

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

Almost everything else. Horrible sound, mediocre image quality (dull and dark even on "Vivid"), no backlight adjustment

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

Backlight adjustment

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

Work on sound and image quality

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

The box fit perfectly in my hatchback

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

None since I've only had it a week and its going back to Walmart

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

I suppose its worth it if you are looking for a rock bottom price and aren't picky.

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

If you are any sort of HDTV enthusiast don't bother. The old adage "you get what you pay for" certainly applies to Sceptre TVs.
post #1432 of 1502
First LED ever. It is a 2010 46C8000 new from Best Buy that I just got yesterday. Thought I would give LEDs a try. I currently have 2 plasmas in the house. Dont know If its a keeper. They off axis picture is a bit of a letdown. 50/50 keep-return.
post #1433 of 1502
I bought a Sharp LC-70LE632U at Costco for 1999. and another $99. for the Warranty stretched to 5 years. Out the door with Tax in WA was 2500 and change.

I am very impressed with the TV and the picture quality is good. It has the Soap Opera Effect to it, but even then, it's like being in the picture itself, or being able to grab something off the screen with the Soap Opera Effect.

For a 70" screen it is a BIG TV and looks great mounted on the wall, easy to set up. I will report back in a couple months to give another update to see if anything changes. Pretty good bargain for the price though.

Happy hunting everyone for your next BIG TV, but if your in the market for a 70" LCD, Sharp makes a nice product and buying from Costco for 99 bucks for 5 years of trouble free warranty, hits the spot.
post #1434 of 1502
Man I hate the title of this thread, it's so moronic.
post #1435 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sony 46" HX929

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Picture quality and reviews. Sony reputation

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Great PQ!

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

The price tag

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

It has every feature I can think of and many I don't need.

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

Make 'em cheaper

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

That the glass screen didn't have reflection problems in my living room. Wasn't sure that would be the case...

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

None. Set the mode to "Auto" and it looks great.

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

Hell. No. But still far cheaper than my first HDTV.

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

Don't let all the problems people report here psyche you out. I darn near returned a perfectly good TV thinking it had "DSE". I put the same content on three TVs in the house and turns out what I thought was "Dirty Screen Effect" was simply digital artifacts in the source material! My advice? If you think you have a problem with your TV, run the source material through another TV and make sure the problem is really with the TV and not the source material!
post #1436 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung UN46D6900

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
The great picture, the wifi connectivity, the 3-d capability, and the great price.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The picture, the smart hub and apps, the 3-d.

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Maybe 240hz, although I am not sure it would make that much of a difference.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Samsung has the bes LED's hands down.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Probably the amazing picture and all of the gadgets it has!

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.
Not really sure. I got this tv for $1280, that's after taxes and the four year replacement plan. I received 4 pairs of glasses and a $130 gift card. I think it was pretty fair for what I got.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Samsung is awesome, definitely get a tv with wifi and 3-d connectivity.
post #1437 of 1502
Hello all! I am not new to AVSforum, have been lurking for years, but finally decided to join in on the fun

This is my second post!



Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have.
Sony KDL55NX720

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Lot's of research, particularly on this message board. Also what played a HUGE part in me buying this was the salesman at the Sony store at the outlets. I was at Best Buy negotiating on on a Samsung UN55D8000 which is the TV that was my #1 choice. I did not like the person at Best Buy I worked with so I went to the Sony Outlets at wrentham and the sales person there did a phenomenal job and that was a huge factor in me deciding to go with the Sony. The Gorilla glass and the price were two other deciding factors

3. What you like best about your LCD.
I love the Monolithic styling of the Sony. I thought it seemed plain at first but it has really grown on me and truly is beautiful. I am also a huge fan of the Wi-Fi and the different apps this TV has. Amazon Instant is huge for me, this is a great service to have. Youtube, Pandora, DLNA, you name it this TV has it.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
I do not like the fact that it is 120hz native refresh rate, also the 3D is not great. One other really annoying feature is how easily the glass smudges. The power cord is also too short.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I wish it had a much better remote control standard

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Excellent product, but make the 3D better and make the remote control nicer by default. Also make the power cord either unpluggable or longer

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How beautiful the TV looked mounted on my wall

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
3D is not great, power cord is too short

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, absolutely. I negotiated at the Sony Outlet store and ended up with the TV with the Narnia started bundle for $1399.


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
PLEASE take the time to visit the official owners thread of your TV, read it through and try out the different calibration settings until you find one that looks great. Don't just use the first setting you see because it might not be the best for you. You will also gain lots of valuable information reading through the owners thread. Also, don't be afraid to NEGOTIATE the price wherever you buy the tv.



Now for Pictures!:








Thank you all for reading my first post! I hope it helps someone out. I look forward to being an active member of the community and am very happy with my TV.
post #1438 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
LG 55LW5600

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Generally favorable reviews, panoply of features, price.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Overall PQ, display brightness, wealth of inputs, connected features, configurability.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
HDMI implementation seems a bit buggy, sometimes have to mute/unmute to restore audio after switching inputs. Doesn't handle display of native 4:3 material well -- needs better zoom feature. Plex implementation seems a bit buggy too.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Google TV is about the only thing. Of course regular Hulu would be great, but that's never going to happen.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Fix issues mentioned in (4) above.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
PQ was better out of the box than I'd expected based on user reviews and calibration threads I've read. Just running through the Picture Wizard got me a picture I'm very happy with. Sound quality out of internal speakers is actually better than I'd thought it would be too.

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?
I think TVs in this market segment (i.e., LG/Vizio low-to-middle-range models) are reasonably priced.
Don't know if I'd pay what some of the higher-end manufacturers are asking for similarly spec'd/featured sets. And I don't think the bargain brands offer good value when you can get sets like this one for not all that much more.


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.[/quote]
Nothing much to add except that I have been really impressed by this set so far. PQ is very good, and with local dimming set to med or higher black levels are very, very good for an LED set. It's a very good set overall, and a truly excellent set for a bright room.

I would suggest that anyone who gets an LG set looks into unlocking the service menu as it allows access to a number of useful additional features.
post #1439 of 1502
Just picked up a Vizio 55" LCD on Saturday. Not so much because of the game, but mostly because we were long overdue for an upgrade, and our tax refund just came in. We were going from 7 year old, 27" tube TV, and same age DVD player. Got the TV and a standard, no frills BR player.

We first hit Best Buy to check on any super bowl sales, but were not impressed. Then we drive down the street to Costco, and they were ready. A HUGE stock pile, maybe 50, of these Vizio 55" LDC sets. Checked out stats, like the price, snagged one. Walked over to the BR players and read over them. With a bit of info from their expert electronics staff member, picked out the low end Sony.

Man this TV is the bomb! Sooo big and life like, it's kind of creepy. We are in an apartment and the living room is maybe 30x15 and we are sitting about 12' away from it. The picture is so crisp and clear, even on HD cable channels and DVDs being played. We had picked up a copy of Matrix on BR for our first movie on it, and were blow away. A favorite movie of ours, and it was worth it. It's like being on the movie sets with the actors, and the lighting and colors are stupendous. Best thing we have bought in a LONG time.

Only one slight complaint I was going post about. When watching cable TV, the image is just slightly bigger than the screen, so it's cutting off about an inch all the way around.
post #1440 of 1502
Vizio E472VL
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