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post #1471 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Toshiba 50L2200U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
$299.99 Black Friday price at Sears, plus good reviews. Using with a to be built HTPC so no need for apps, not interested in 3D.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Size, picture, sound

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Local dimming, but for the price, I'm not going to complain

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Nothing

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
I had to drive home with one of the back seat car doors ajar to fit the box in.....

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

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.[/quote]
Yes, I don't own a calibration disc so if someone has some good calibration numbers, pm them to me or a link to point me in the right direction. I don't see an official owners thread dedicated to this TV here.
post #1472 of 1502
This site http://www.televisioninfo.com/content/Toshiba-50L2200U-HDTV-Review/Calibration.htm has some calibration info.
post #1473 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Seiki SC391TS (LCD, 60 HZ, 39", Sears)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Super price - $199.99. Size I wanted.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Excellent value. Side inputs (easy to access). Good picture. Audio is decent. Has RCA audio outputs. Fairly narrow bezel for a non-LED TV.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Default contrast too high, had to set contrast to zero. Contrast ratio is marginal. Either darks or brights are saturated, but not bad if viewed straight on. Viewed off angle, even by only 30 degrees or so, picture gets lighter and brights get saturated - not terrible to look at but not ideal either. Limited picture controls - just brightness, contrast, color and sharpness. Tint control is grayed out. Advanced settings is grayed out. Overall, picture is fine for a low-price TV but best viewed straight on.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Direct input buttons on remote - must choose input menu and then select input.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
None. It's pretty good for a cheap TV.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
None

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None, other than the "don't like" items.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, if you wait for a deal. Way better value than tube-TVs used to be.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Note: For this Seiki LCD TV, I found that a universal remote code for Hitachi works. Specifically, for Phillips universal remote model SRU5106, I used Hitachi code 0002.
post #1474 of 1502
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Originally Posted by vegout View Post


1. The "Model" you have.

Sceptre E320GV-FHD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

$300, 1080p, 1920 x 1080, 16:9

3. What you like best about your LCD. LED

WAF... It's her kitchen TV, Brushed Nickel Bezel kind-of matches the appliances, etc.

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

Heavier than the last 32" LED, cheezy remote. Edit: Off axis viewing is crap! This is the worse flat screen in the house.

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

--

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

Lighter, thinner

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

Another VESA to fab, this one is 400x200, I make my own from 1/4" lexan so they mount tight to wall.

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

Power cord was 1" too short

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

Sure

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

Her $200 32" Westinghouse LD-3237 went to the master bath.


Edited by mndwgz - 12/16/12 at 5:01am
post #1475 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.

Insignia 19E430A10

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Color. Replaced my 9" B/W my mom bought me at Kroger's when I was 11. We didn't really have the money but she got tired of me complaining about watching the Waltons every Thursday.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

I can screw my antenna in without using an adaptor.

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

Channel up/down and volume up/down buttons on tv are too small for my fingers.

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

A dial to change the channel and dials for volume and pic adjustment.

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

They were much better when they were made in Japan.

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

I coildnt put my plate on top of it. Now I have to hold my food while watching. If a bad show is on I am stuck with it until I am finished eating.

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

None. It's great so far.

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

No. My Kroger TV was only $39. That's probaly like a hundred in today's dollars.

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

Definitley would suggest the upgrade. Technology has really improved.
post #1476 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Sony KDL-50EX645

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Bought at Fry's Electronics on Black Friday for a great price.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Nice looking and slim bezel. It's fairly slim and light. Excellent amount of HDMI inputs (4) and also has VGA input. Sips electricity. Very cool running.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Hard to get the colors looking right. Skin tones seem a bit off. Blacks aren't truly black. frown.gif

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Wished I had gotten the 60" version. frown.gif
50" seems a bit small now.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Make the bezel even thinner. Remove all the 3D/SmartTV crap and have more inputs (like 2x component).
Keep dropping the price so I can buy a 60".

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
$17 estimated yearly energy cost. It does pass through 5.1 Dolby Digital/DTS via Optical Toslink SPDIF from a HDMI source. Awesome!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Like said above, color balance looks a bit off. Vivid is way too saturated.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
No... current prices as still too high. Only the sale/special prices are decent. Remove all these useless features and make a cheap and good TV.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Originally wanted a Panasonic Plasma. Would prefer a plasma for better blacks and more natural colors, but the prices are pretty high on them. The low end Panasonic plasmas are totally gimped on inputs (2 HDMI, no VGA) and have a dumb accent stripe and thicker bezels. I love Sonys, but too poor to afford them regularly. Got this at an incredible price.

Main use is for HTPC, watching videos/movies, sometimes streaming TV shows. Also, some retro emulator gaming. Other use is console gaming. Everything works well. VGA input accepts 1920x1080. Waiting for my DVI-HDMI cable.

HDMI to 5.1 channel pass thru is awesome because I'm using it with a 5.1 Logitech Z-5500 which only has Toslink or Coax SPDIF in, so I can connect everything to the TV and let it switch. I have no receiver.

post #1477 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung 40" 1080p 60 Hz LED LCD
M/N: UN40EH5000FXZA

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Reliability of brand, price, image quality, build quality, size, energy efficiency

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Value (size, image quality, and brand reliability for price)

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Can't rotate TV on stand (although I plan to mount eventually, so not a huge deal)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Additional HDMI (can use nice receiver instead)
VGA input (probably wouldn't use)
Maybe 120 Hz for sports?

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Keep up the good work. I like that my model was made in Mexico vice China.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
There's an X-box analog-stick-like thing on the bottom-right corner of the set that's used for power, menu settings, etc.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None. (I just set it up tonight.)

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
If you get it on sale around Black Friday or the Super Bowl, but it depends. I can buy a 46" LED model for less than half what I paid for my Sharp 46" five years ago. There are some features, though, for which I don't think are worth paying more, namely 3D and Smart TV features.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
My main set is a Sharp Aquos 46" 1080p LCD (CCFL-backlit) set that I've owned for five years. It's still going strong with no pixel problems, although it's half as energy-efficient as an LED model.

For my second set, I initially bought an Insignia 39" 1080p LED Black Friday special ($249) from Best Buy, but returned it after hooking it up and seeing a vertical line of dead pixels. Decided to spend more to get quality from the Samsung model.
post #1478 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.
Sony KDL-40BX450 (replaces Philips 42PF7320A/37A)


2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
LED, 1080p, value for money

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Support for 1080p via both HDMI and D-sub - this is something that most LED displays simply lack!

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Not a thing - I don't *need* a *smart* TV; that's why I have a computer.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Only wish would be 3D support (which would put it WAY out of my price range).

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


7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The biggest *surprise* was the 1080p/24 fps support, and especially at the $499 direct price (via the Sony Style Store @ Overstock)

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None - it is using my existing Peerless tilt wall-mount.


9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes - especially considering it is one-third what I paid for the plasma it is replacing, and smokes it picture-wise.


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
post #1479 of 1502
1. Panasonic Viera LED IPS 42 Inch (TC-L42E50)

2. LED, 1080p, Fantastic picture quality and value.

3.1080p support via HDMI, 4 HDMI inputs

4. Not a thing

5. 3D

6.

7. Normally retails for a $1,000 bucks at Brandsmart but brought it on sale for $578

8. None so far

9.Yes



I recently purchased the model HDTV referenced in my post and I mainly use it for gaming on my Xbox 360 and PS3.I was wondering what calibration software should be used to get the best picture possible from this specific model.Also, when playing Halo 4 online multiplayer, my aiming feels a bit off and not sure if its due to the input lag or my eyes not getting accustomed to experiencing so much clarity and detail.Any helpful advice would be greatly appreciated.
post #1480 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Vizio E420i-A0


2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price and reputation, and WiFi

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Low profile bezel, and very light, only 28 Lbs.

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

Only 2 HDMI inputs and only optical audio out, no coaxial.

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

I wish it supported 1080P and 5.1 with Netflix, currently it supports 720P and stereo.

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

See above

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

Is able to pass through 5.1 out the optical out when using STB or DVD player.

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

Trying to calibrate picture settings

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

This one was. It was $449 at Target. Plus I used my "red" card to get 5% off, plus I had a 5% coupon for an HDTV from Target, so it was $400.

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

Anyone who has picture settings please post them, thanks.
post #1481 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Panasonic TC-L55ET5

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Solid reviews, great price. Bought from Amazon from $960, got $60 back in price matching the current price on Frys.com

3. What you like best about your LCD.

-Great picture overall. No buzz or IR issues (unlike the 55" Panasonic UT50 series plasma I got first and exchanged for this).

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

-Doesn't handle dark scenes or motion quite as well as the plasma (as expected), but still very good and a great trade off to get rid of the IR worries and buzzing. Picture uniformity is very good for an edge-lit LCD, though there is a tiny bit of a shadow in the very right bottom corner. Really only noticeable on very bright scenes and actively looking for it though, so no big deal.

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

None I can think of.

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

None I can think of. I'm very pleased with it.

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

How much I liked the picture. I was worried I'd be let down after having the plasma for a couple of weeks. But motion, while not as good, looks fine on it (have the motion adjustments turned off) and think bright scenes look better on it. Yeah, dark scenes aren't as good, but I can live with that.

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

None thus far, have had it for one week today.

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

The $900 its on sale for at Frys? Absolutely. The $1,200-1,300 something on Amazon and most other sites currently--probably not since it's been on sale under $1,000 several times.

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

Nope. biggrin.gif
post #1482 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

LN40E550

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Cheap 1080p tv

3. What you like best about your LCD.

I like that it is an affordable 1080p tv.

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

I don't like that with some videos on Youtube I am getting choppy video when there are scenes where there is a lot of horizontal movement at average to slower speeds in terms of how the objects are moving on screen.

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

I wish it had 120 Hz.

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

Fix the problem I am having in regards to viewing horizontal movement. Please make it not choppy.

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

I was surprised at how much work I had to put in to get a decent picture on it.

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

I get choppy video on YouTube when viewing videos that have a lot of horizontal movement at average to slower speeds. I also will say that some videos my brother told me are guaranteed to look good have looked like crap when viewing them from the web.

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

I don't want cheaper if the quality is going to be much poorer. It is not a bargain at $376 if you are going to get the tv repaired time and time again and they can't fix the issue.

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

My Toshiba 32" LCD tv that was 720p that I had which has been on sale for $249 to $269 recently at big box stores in Canada I feel was a much better tv than the LN40E550. I wish I could have gotten a 1080p version of my previous tv.
post #1483 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.

LG 55LM4600
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2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

On sale $750 priced much lower than MSRP, 5" larger than other models I was considering, connectivity, design.
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3. What you like best about your LCD.

Slim bezel, beautiful picture, 3 HDMI.
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4. What you don't like about your LCD.

Bezel could always be smaller. No S/PDIF out. No apps (not that I needed a "smart tv")
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5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.

S/PDIF out. Apps (not that I needed a "smart tv")
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6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.

Keep up the good work!
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7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.

How big it was compared to my old 37".
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8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.

None so far. I'm off to the races.
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9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

Not for any of the new models, but after the prices start falling, I think there's a lot of value to be had.
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10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.

I confirm that this TV has an Ethernet port. This is not a "Smart" tv, but it allows connecting to a home network (presumably for DLNA content).

I chose this TV over similarly priced sets for a few reasons:
The Samsung (PN51E550/PN51E530) and Panasonic (P50UT50) 50" plasma TVs currently priced ~$700 either had larger bezels, fewer connectivity options or smaller screens. Also, at the end of the day, "smart" functionality adds to their price, but I'm hooking this tv into my Windows 8 HTPC, so this is all redundant functionality.
The Vizio 50" LED (E500I-A1) sells for $700, has a slim design and good connectivity, but that's the original MSRP, it will likely be cheaper before too long. Also no 3D and it's smaller.
At the end of the day, I decided that the extra 5" added a lot of value that couldn't be added on later. 3D isn't crucial but it's nice.
post #1484 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

(LG 50LS4000)

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

(Was looking for a big screen LED for my living room but didn't want to spend too much. Found it at Best Buy for $649)

3. What you like best about your LCD.

(I'm impressed with the picture quality. Plus, I can set the TruMotion settings which apparently other LG models can't)

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

(HDMI-CEC. If I turn on my PS3 the TV will turn on but won't switch to the PS3's HDMI input automatically).

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

(Read above. Would like better Energy Saving features like automatically turning off if not used for 60min like my 32" Bravia LCD can. Wouldn't have mind Smart features, but for the price I really can't complain.)

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

(Fix HDMI-CEC on this particular model)

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

(The ability to turn on/off Trumotion, wasn't expecting this good of PQ considering the price).

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

(No issues as of now)

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

(For this TV? 50" 120hz LED for $649, SURE!)

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

(Loving this TV. Got more from it than I thought I would.)
post #1485 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung UN60ES7100

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Picture quality and price (Open Box). The wife and I popped into BB on our way home from the hospital and my 4th R/ knee surgery. eek.gif I did not feel like going home. cool.gif I stumbled upon this TV and pondered buying it for a while. The wife and I settled on "We sill stop by tomorrow on the way home from Physical Therapy. If it is still there then we will buy it." Well, it was still there and I ended up taking it home. Great purchase and no regrets.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture Quality, Size, Smart Feature,Weight

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Not sure yet. If anybody knows of any "Gremlins" let me know!

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Same as #4

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Nothing to report

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Watching a movie like the Avengers in 1080P and wow just wow what image quality. I am coming from a Mitsu WD65734 DLP. All I can say is WOW!!!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
When streaming video (Amazon or Netflix) the Audi plays through the TV vice through my AVR. I am still trouble shooting the cause. I am sure it is user error:confused:

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes! Open box/amazing special price. Most definitely satisfied w/ purchase

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I am surprised at how amazing the picture quality it. I feel like it continues to improve the more I watch it. The wife and I watched "Cloudy w/ a Chance of Meatballs" in 3D and it was great. I am very impressed w/ how clean the 3D is.
post #1486 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Toshiba 32C120U

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

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Picture quality and picture quality good Blacks,Contrast,Color,Brightness and picture detail . While not a Plasma or a high end LCD/LED the picture is very good it equals the best of the 32's

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Speakers could be better hooked up an inexpesive 2.1 PC speaker system big improvement .


6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
None. It's pretty good for a cheap TV.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
picture quality was much better at home than in store after proper set up.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Yes, especially When tier one brands are on sale. You get a lot more TV for your money than in years past.

10 review at cnet http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/toshiba-32c120u/4505-6482_7-35159739.html
post #1487 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
LG 55LHX

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
The claim of great black levels and because it's full back lit and not edge lit.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The black level and colors.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
The slight blooming and how it handles motion.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
3D

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
They should have improved on their backlit technology instead of doing edge lit like everyone else.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The black level, I expected a slightly better black than the LH90 I had before it and it is more than marginally better in my opinion.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Haven't had 1 problem or issue, it works perfect.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
When I got it I definately think it was worth it.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I'm very happy with this set and I believe this may just be the most underrated set ever and I think Chad B's excellent score for this set reflects that.



post #1488 of 1502
Just got a new LCD Flat Panel? Post it here ONLY. Please do not post plasma wink.gif models.

Tell me the following:

1. The "Model" you have. Samsung UN46F7100

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model. Exchange for the ailing ES7100 and features.

3. What you like best about your LCD. The ultra-thin Titan Silver bezel and excellent picture quality.

4. What you don't like about your LCD. Minimum flashlighting with higher backlight setting.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had. A complete 180 degree viewing angle.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD. Invest more money in manufacturing Quality Control.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD. Optional Gesture Control and low Game Mode lag.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD. Picking the "right" remote to use with the home theater set-up.

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged. LCD (LED) has come a long way since 2006!!!
post #1489 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have. E50F6400AM


2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model. Wanted an LED/ LCD for the kids games room


3. What you like best about your LCD. The brand so far


4. What you don't like about your LCD. haven't worked that out yet


5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.Plasma Quality smile.gif


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.How light the mofo is!


8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.Can't figure out how to get movie folders to display


9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.They are if you haggle for it


10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
post #1490 of 1502
  1. The "Model" you have
    Vizio M701d "Razor"
     
  2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.:
    Value, Styling and Picture Quality
     
  3. What you like best about your LCD
    See #2 above
     
  4. What you don't like about your LCD
    Its damned heavy to get up on the wall mount.

     
  5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had
    2D to 3D conversion (for the novelty). Wifi remote (coming soon w/firmware update)

     
  6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD
    Allow firmware updates to be pulled, not just pushed

     
  7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD
    That it actually begins to look smaller as time goes by. But man it looks huge on day 1

     
  8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD
    Finicky remote. Other than that, zero. I solved the finicky remote issue (see link in my sig)

     
  9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
    Yes, this is the best value in the industry today. Very happy with the purchase

     
  10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
    If you are a Vizio owner, check out the "Owners Survival Thread" in my sig below and share your tips, pics and questions.
post #1491 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-L42E60

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Previous bedroom LCD bit the dust. Didn't want to break the bank on a bedroom set, price with cash back offering was to good to pass up.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Contrast and colors are great after calibration. Apps work flawlessly allowing me to get rid of my Roku box. Sleek, thin bezel design is attractive.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Off-Axis viewing angles aren't as good as previous set. Doesn't matter in this application but if a wider viewing area is desired I'd keep looking.

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Better packaging, although it arrived fine I was amazed what a skimpy box and packaging it had.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How little it weighs(aprox 1/2 my previous 40" LCD) and performance of the apps, I didn't expect them to work as well as they do.

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 everything is overpriced but considering today you get more for less than just a few years ago, overall I'd say yes.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
post #1492 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL 46hx850.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Excellent Review's on the Net and in Magazines.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

PQ, Black Levels and Monolithic Design.

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

I love everything about this tv.

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

My tv has every Feature I could ever want or need.

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

My suggestion to Sony would have been to keep the HX850 on the market for another year and to include the Gorilla Glass on their 2013 models.

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

I was stunned by how beautiful the tv looked on and off.

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

No problems at all.

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

For 2013 TV's do I think the prices are worth it? One word>>>>>>>>No!

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

In my book I believe the HX850 series LCD/LED TV's were one of the best TV's made by Sony yet. Stylish look and design meets high end performance. You couldn't ask for better in an HDTV. I will even go on record to say the HX850 even matches some of the best Plasma TV's in black levels. But that's just my view.
post #1493 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Samsung UN55F6400 LED Smart TV.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.


Have had good luck with Samsung (had one of their DLPs for six years.) Wasn't married to the brand, I was also looking at Sharp. Samsung's smart features seemed more refined, and the web browser got good reviews. I watch a lot of streaming stuff from different sites (like, apart from Youtube, Dailymotion, and other sites with apps, though I do use those as well.) So I needed something that was flexible.

Was going with a 60" F6300, but found the 55" to be more manageable and cheaper. Came down to the F6300 and the F6400, and the remote on the F6400 had a trackpad and voice commands, which makes web browsing much easier. It also uses the Samsung keyboard, though I don't own one yet. 3D is nice, but not critical, and the microdimming part doesn't sway me one way or the other.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Image quality and web browsing.

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

Don't like the slightly dark corners that plague edge-lit LEDs.

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

Haven't really thought of any, aside from occasional apps. Maybe the same sharing of content with other smartphones aside from Samsung.

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

Better app functionality. The Youtube and other apps could definitely benefit from a virtual keyboard rather than scrolling through letters. That may be out of their hands, but they could at least pass it along.

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

How easily it pairs your accounts, such as Youtube.

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

Other than the dark corners, nothing much. Had an annoying pop-up that was solved with a few clicks.

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

At this time, yes, especially compared to where they were just a few years ago. So much content is available on the web or through apps.

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


I would say it's amazing how far the TV has progressed in just the past few years. Can't wait to see what they come up with down the road.
post #1494 of 1502
I have a led TV, its Sharp LC-24LE430M which i bought a year ago. Just this week the screen has lines inside it . When I woke early this morning the lines are getting bigger. I really don't know what to do. I worked for a phone company and just like a mobile I am sure that LCD have to be replaced which I know is expensive. In the tax invoice it says it has warranty. I bought it from a appliance center and I am not sure if the warranty covers LCD. I really dont know what to do. I bought this brand because its SHARP but its just like local brands that can easily get damage. Can anyone help me out please!!!
post #1495 of 1502
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimberna View Post

I have a led TV, its Sharp LC-24LE430M which i bought a year ago. Just this week the screen has lines inside it . When I woke early this morning the lines are getting bigger. I really don't know what to do. I worked for a phone company and just like a mobile I am sure that LCD have to be replaced which I know is expensive. In the tax invoice it says it has warranty. I bought it from a appliance center and I am not sure if the warranty covers LCD. I really dont know what to do. I bought this brand because its SHARP but its just like local brands that can easily get damage. Can anyone help me out please!!!

If no apparent physical or water damage warranty is a good option
I believe mfr warranty is one year maybe check sharp website . Do you have extended warranty also?

Manufacturer warranty will cover panel but not physical or water damage

Moisture  can permanently damage panel bonded tab connections. Bonded Panel Connection Tabs are inside at one or more edges of screen.
so you do not want any water or liquid to drip or flow behind screen edges nada.
Never spray anything on the panel use dry microfiber or 100%cotton baby diaper or undershirt . USE only slightly moistened microfibre or soft cloth to clean screen . Windex can kill them in a heartbeat sometimes symptoms do not show up right away panel connector corrosion can take some time , also they can malfunction on their own without help . Distilled water or a few drops very mild dish soap diluted in water used to dampen cloth is best Or whatever your owners manual recommends .
Also anti glare coatings usually do not like too many liquids
. Lots of well intentioned housekeepers ruin panels with windex .


biggrin.gif You *may* have a failing Tcon board or Panel ribbon connectors . Bonded Panel connectors deal mostly with CCFL/LCD and LED/LCD panels but can also apply to Plasma sets


Watch these YouTube videos especially the playlist from Grants Pass TV repair you might find your problem

LCD Display Symptoms and causes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DedJvyNm_s4

Then if needed watch playlist
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7556A758748586E9


If You find a bad board get the number off of the board itself then Google that # something should come up also Ebay has lots of boards
or you can also search the part# at shopjimmy.com link =
http://www.shopjimmy.com/

Sets within a given model number* may use different boards so best to use actual board number when ordering replacements

Yours *may* be be T-Con board .also gently wiggle board connectors maybe check panel connectors

Know that bonded tab panel connectors are fragile *some times* they can be fixed if not then panel must be replaced we have threads here regarding fixing bonded panel connectors sometimes it actually works ! (see below)

You can apply light pressure or do inspection of bonded tab panel connectors if those are suspected might not be a bad idea (see below)
Only thing is they *usually* all don't go bad at once they usually just affect picture in one or more sections some times vertical or horizontal lines
or vacancies depending if they are on top ,bottom, or side of panel that varies by TV model.

TV is basically an PC monitor with TV resolution and Tuner + HDMI connectors
and audio
symptom displayed on *All inputs yes /no ?


**************** Cautions *************************

LCD CCFL backlight TV Can have ~700 -1000 + AC working voltage to operate CCFL (florescent tube backlight) take appropriate cautions

Plasma TV also has similarly high working voltages

LCD/LED does not have high voltages other than (like the others) mains voltage at Power supply board



***************Here is info on Bonded Panel tabs *************

*Some times* you can Fix the panel bonded tab connectors by putting a little foam tape or something maybe small rubber tubing under the pad retainer clip Know this is not a permanent repair but in some cases it can last for years.
Cheaper than a new set *most* sets are* usually not worth putting new panels in .
These repairs may or may not work
There are more permanent repair methods requires more skill and special materials/parts you can google "LCD Panel Tab Repair " or same or similar search on You Tube or start here for more information on that. http://www.avsforum.com/t/1336237/universal-tab-repair

Here is a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCExlSnG4yY

Here is thread here at with detailed pictures of the the fix here at AVS scroll down to post 29
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1173106/kdl-xbr4-half-the-screen-dark-with-slow-pixel-refresh-all-inputs

Here is another thread same subject
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1311478/double-image-and-3-horizontal-lines-on-ln-t4069f-lcd

Don't forget a thumbs up if this has been helpful for you!
Edited by tubetwister - Yesterday at 12:33 am
Edited by tubetwister - 9/19/13 at 11:55pm
post #1496 of 1502

1. The "Model" you have.
Element ELEFC551JA 55" LED with built in JBL soundbar.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Canadian Boxing Day Deal at Target [got it for $379]

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Decent Picture and great Sound Quality, Size, 

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
lack of an optical audio out (only digital SPDIF) or HDMI ARC, USB input only for music and pictures, no smart features, bit of leaking lights makes is not so great at night/dark. 

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Movie playback from USB support and and ARC HDMI slot.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Please add the item on your website and a firmware release with calibration support movie playback from USB.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Watching a movie Les Miserables in 1080P and wow sound with great image quality.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
as most all edge lit LCD-LED it leaks a bit on corners. Cant seem to find a "calibration" setting for it.


9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
No-brainer price (379) and its is totally worth it. I would have gotten another one for my bedroom if I could but Boxing day only 1 per person.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
This is a great budget tv with only basic no-thrill features. I had a 3D smart TV before and to be honest who uses it anyway?

No get a smart home theater system if needed.

post #1497 of 1502
1. Sony KDL-55W900A

2. Stellar reviews. Neutral skintones and good black level

3. Neutral skintones

4. Although it has great black level for an LCD I still wish it could match my DLP or CRT it replaced

5. 4K, but wasn't willing to spend an extra grand

6. Make the screen matte

7. All of the SmartTV Apps

8. So far none, but it is less than a week old

9. Wish it was about half the price I paid
post #1498 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL-55W900a

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Picture quality and Gaming performance

3. What you like best about your LCD.

It sets itself apart from most other tvs by employing Triluminos color. The gaming performance is phenomenal.

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

The single biggest drawback of this tv is the viewing angles.

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

Passive 3D instead of Active.

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

At this point I would let them know that Triluminos tech should make its way into all of their TV's as a new standard.

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

I was skeptical of input lag even being noticeable under 100 ms before I bought this tv, now that I've tried it out I have seen and understand the importance of input lag.

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

None to report of so far.

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

The price is high on this television, but so far its performance is rounding it out.

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

Sony has manufactured a winner for people who care about picture quality and gaming performance.
post #1499 of 1502
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sasquatch321 View Post

1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL-55W900a

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Picture quality and Gaming performance

3. What you like best about your LCD.

It sets itself apart from most other tvs by employing Triluminos color. The gaming performance is phenomenal.

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

The single biggest drawback of this tv is the viewing angles.

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

Passive 3D instead of Active.

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

At this point I would let them know that Triluminos tech should make its way into all of their TV's as a new standard.

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

I was skeptical of input lag even being noticeable under 100 ms before I bought this tv, now that I've tried it out I have seen and understand the importance of input lag.

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

None to report of so far.

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

The price is high on this television, but so far its performance is rounding it out.

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

Sony has manufactured a winner for people who care about picture quality and gaming performance.


Why do you feel that passive 3d would be better ?
post #1500 of 1502
1. UN65F8000.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Excellent reviews and favorable previous experience with Samsung products

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Amazing blacks & colors, the ultra thin bezel and sexy stand!

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
The digital audio out cannot pass thru 5.1 ch sound from HDMI sources, but that's really not Samsungs fault...

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
A popcorn maker? I'm pretty sure it has everything else!

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

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
No banding or flashlighting issues, which was my biggest fear.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
None to report thus far.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Not at all.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
I was an extremely satisfied plasma owner and was seriously considered the PN64F8500, but this set just blew me away!
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