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post #211 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL-46V2500

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Picture quality, seeing one in person for a week at my father-in-law's helped
make the decision easier. There's Sony LCDs and then there's everything else
IMHO. Also didn't think the few benefits of the XBR series by Sony warranted
spending more.


3. What you like best about your LCD.

Picture quality, even on SD, subdued design with no awful 'piano' finish, 1080p.

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

Lack of Picture-In-Picture... even my 46" Sony CRT RPTV had TwinView - what's up
with that Sony?


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

Picture-In-Picture as mentioned above. So easy to implement, all the inputs are
there... *cough*firmware update*cough*


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

See above... give us a way to update it with TwinView. And stop shipping these
TVs with "Vivid" as the default picture mode... ugh.


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

How much better the picture quality was than my older Sony RPTV and it wasn't
bad at all to begin with. Lack of Picture-In-Picture was suprising.


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

Minor cloudiness on black screens - not noticable at all while watching TV, a little
during darker movies. Supposed to go away over time... hope so.


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

Do I think the price I paid for this Sony compared to other sets was worth it?
Yes... Do I think televisions in general should cost ~$2500... uhhh, no. I thought
I was crazy for spending $1599 on that old Sony 3 and a half years ago and I
think I'm even crazier now for this new set. But, what can you do... especially
when you're a techie.


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

Make sure to read the threads here on the V2500 series. There is an excellent
FAQ somewhere on these sets... don't post basic questions until you've read
through that - chances are it answers them. There is also some calibration
settings... if you're not patient enough to go through and find those, at least take
the time to take your Sony off "Vivid" mode... still can't believe Sony ships them
with that as the factory setting.
post #212 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have: Hyundai 32" E320D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model: price (half of the price of some other 32" models) and very good reviews (I don't think I'm supposed to mention the price)

3. What you like best about your LCD: beautiful HDTV pic and surprisingly good sound

4. What you don't like about your LCD: less than beautiful analog pic

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had: ability to hide input sources not used so they don't show up on the source scan - channel caption

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD: improve the remote - leave off buttons that control features not on this model, and use larger buttons for channel and volume up and down

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD: overall quality and that I don't need to buy a new DVD player (I had anticipated needing an up-converting player, but couldn't ask for better images from standard DVDs than I'm getting from my old Philips DVP642 player using component video)

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD: none really - it seems to run a little hot, but so do others I've seen

9. Do you really think that today's "Prices" are worth it: No way!!! If Hyundai and the dealer can make money selling the unit I bought at the price I paid for it, some of the big name manufacturers are robbing buyers at the astronomical prices they're charging.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged: if I had known how good this model is, I probably would have bought it sooner. QAM does a great job with digital channels the cable company sends in the clear. I originally planned to try getting on-the-air signals and go to the cable digital tier if on-the-air wasn't good enough. But I can get in-the-clear network digital output (PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, CW and MYTV) plus a number of independents with only a basic cable connection.
post #213 of 1502
This is my first HDTV

1. The "Model" you have.

Sylvania 6632LCT

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price,decent reveiws

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Picture quality, surprisingly good on SD

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

No QAM tuner,no PIP,not a great remote

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

as mentioned QAM tuner and a VGA input

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

upgrade the remote

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

as mentioned surprisingly good PQ on SD

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

none really

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

Yes.At least on this set.Got it for on clearance

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

Would have liked to go with a 37" but had to replace my old tube set which was just about to die ASAP and was working with a very limited budget.Havn't really done much tweaking yet but so far I'm very happy with this purchase
post #214 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
HP LC3260N
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
High contrast ratio, many many inputs, price for size.
3. What you like best about your LCD.
No dead pixels + perfect hd
4. What you don't like about your LCD.
bad picture on non-hd images
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
a DVI input
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Maybe throw in extras?
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The fact that it worked/had no dead pixels
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
hard to find, out of stock at multiple stores
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
No, it's just a tad more than it should be. Maybe if they came with a min 5-10yr warrenty
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
People will buy name brand over unknown if they are around the same price.
post #215 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Sony 27XBR
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
generally good review, price when bought
3. What you like best about your LCD.
PQ
4. What you don't like about your LCD.
no picture in picture
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
picture in picture
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Lower price. Get picture in picture
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
nothing, got what expected
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
no
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
yes
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
got enough of other inputs but still lacking with 1 hdmi. great hd pq.
post #216 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sony KDL46-XBR3

2. What convienced you to purchased this particular model.

Sony name, style & design, picture quality

3. What you like best about your LCD.

PQ

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

Lacks PIP & remote does not have backlight

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

PIP

6. What advise or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your LCD.

Add PIP and backlight to the remote

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

No clouding or flashlight issues

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

None

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

Yes...the price actually dropped $300 in the last three weeks

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

I know a lot of people have issues with cloudiness and flashlights. My set was build in February and mayble Sony has fixed these issues. My serial # starts with 8031xxxx.
post #217 of 1502
new here, thought I'd join in on the fun.

1. The "Model" you have.


Akai LCT3201AD - 32" w/DVD

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

On sale at Office Depot ($599), and it fit my entertainment center.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

CSI:Miami in 1080i

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


SD shows, lack of ability to turn to a specific OTA HD channel, then adjust my antenna for best picture.

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

PIP... but that will soon be remedied with an SA 8300 HD.

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

Use VESA mounting holes and make the DVD player upconvert instead of just progressive. Also, have 'direct' access buttons on the remote for each input, having to cycle through 7 diff inputs can be a PITA.


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


That I need about <--> that much more space in my entertainment center to get the side loading DVD out.

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

Not being able to turn to a specific OTA channel, then adjust my antenna for best picture.

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

At $599, I think so... but that will depend on longevity. It replaced a 27" Sony I paid $500 for 10 years ago... that's still going strong. If this one makes it 5+ years, then it's worth it.

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

It's freakin' kidprint magnet... what's up with that?
post #218 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sony's KDL-40XBR2

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Walking through the store.....fell in love with it. Not only is the picture one of the most crisp on HD channels and Blu Ray DVD's that I've seen but the visual aspect of the TV is beyond pleasing. For an extra fee you can choose to make the TV look the way you want it to look.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Screen automatically adjusts to the light within the room.

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

SD signal could look a bit better but I also kind of blame that on my provider.

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

Better PIP capabilities. More viewing modes.

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

I didn't end up with the clouding issue some people have had but my advice to Sony would be that if any customers report such issue, replace the monitor until you get it right. No one wants to pay this much money for a screen that has a few faded black issues.

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

How good the internal speakers sound......they are actually bassy. This tv could actually be run without surround, but of course who would want to?

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

None....yet, don't jinx me ><<br />
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.

In 2 words? Hell yes. Since it is not projection you don't have to worry about ever replacing any parts unless they go out. And providing there are no problems with the panels inside, the TV should last me for a very very long time. Although I am starting to watch more TV just because of this thing...lol.

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

The visual and video performance of these tv's are top notch. Well worth every penty spent.
post #219 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Olevia 337H
2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Very low price (one day sale at local 6AVE store). Paid only $550 plus tax. I had a $85 visa gift card that kept my out of pocket cost at around $500 total. Also, very good/excellent reviews on avsforum and other websites. 37", not too big to not fit in a smaller room, but not so small that you feel slighted.
3. What you like best about your LCD.
Very very good HD picture. Almost as good as my Panasonic Plasma. No worry about burn in. Much lighter than my plasma.
4. What you don't like about your LCD.
THE LOWEST VOLUME LEVEL IS TOO LOUD. THIS IS STRANGE AND A PAIN IN THE A$$! SOMETHING TO CONSIDER IF ONE WANTS TO USE IT AS A BEDROOM TV AND FALL ASLEEP WITH THE TV ON. User interface is kinda weird when adjusting picture, sound, etc., but its totally fine and manageable.
5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Better speakers. They are merely adequate.
6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Fix the damn issue with the lowest volume being too loud. Hello, its 2007, why screw up something so simple?
7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
It was light (not heavy). HD picture was much better than I thought it would be. Blacks were much better than I thought they would be.
8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Have I mentioned the volume issue? JK, while the volume thing is a bit of a pain, its really not that bad if I'm being honest. Its just a little weird.
9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
When I watch football on Sundays in HD, I always say its worth every penny.
10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
For those looking to add a second, third, fourth HDTV to their home, Olevia really seems like a great option. I have the cable box connected via HDMI. Only problem is that if the new xbox 360 zephyr comes out with an HDMI port (just a rumor at this point) I will have to choose if I want to use HDMI for zephyr or for the cable box. Overall, great purchase for the price.
post #220 of 1502
[quote=vegout]Just got a new LCD Flat Panel? Post it here ONLY. Please do not post projection models.

Tell me the following:
[quote]


1. The "Model" you have. Sharp Aquos 3743DU

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model. Reviews, reputation, fabulous price

3. What you like best about your LCD. Watching the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in HD - sweet!

4. What you don't like about your LCD. Too new to say - I still am in honeymoon mode

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had. See resposne to #4 above

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD. Bring down the prices on 1080p sets, please

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD. SD not all that bad on most feeds.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD. See #4 above - no issues, cos it's too new

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it. Hmmm good question. Don't know - wouldn't have spent this much 2 years ago. Now I am thinking that prices aren't all that bad for what we get.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged. I would have liked Plasma, but 42" would have been too big for our TV viewing area.
post #221 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
- AKAI LCT42Z6TM & Sony 46" XBR2 Feb Build date - Mexican Model...

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
- Sony for the quality, but after having experiencing a few clouding issues I ran to an AKAI model. Can't except any significant flaws spending thousands of clams...

3. What you like(d) best about your LCD.
- Sony = great picture, sleek look, plethora of inputs and amazing that 3 HDMI inputs are available. Light Sensor!!!
- Akai = turns out to have a great picture sitting right next to the XBR, nice matt black finish, price, price, price and it seems sometimes you can get lucky spending alot less, but not very often. Recent price drop made became a no-brainer...

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Sony = Maybe I paid extra for the clouding and the extra $300 to change out the frame colors... Very Sleek design, but a tough nut to move with the floating glass perimeter. Even the Best B guys were grabbing it wrong when I returned it...
Akai = ONLY one HDMI input and a lack of tuner for those of you in HD wavelenght abundant areas as opposed to myself... I've played star wars, pitch black and "Guardian" Blue Ray and I saw a shadow for a brief moment on Star Wars - granted that was on 480 with no upconvert DVD. Tried to duplicate the anomaly, but maybe the set was still in the warmup mode at the time...hmmm unknown! Otherwise a solid gold remote control would have been nice and a light sensor would help.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Sony = PIP, backlight remote for the price...
Akai = More HDMI, but adding an HDMI switcher is minimal at this point...

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Sony = Really FIX the Cloud issue rather than turning down the brightness, etc... patch fix not so great.
Akai = Fix your manufacturing delays/output, unless it's to iron out issues I have not seen vs Sony...

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
Sony - The settings were great out of the box... truly astonished!
Akai - How great it was next to Sony's top of the line! Ran PS3 games on both as well as DVD and Blue Ray via the HDMI input. And it cycles through different visual ranges 480, 720, 1080P letting me know what it is capable of displaying due to the source.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Sony = You know its going to be the Cloud thing...
Akai = Still on backorder for my friends... not really an issue with the LCD itself.

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Sony = pretty much without Clouds I thought until I met Mr. Akai
Akai = Yup, no-brainer to drag this puppy into the house. Originally a Japanese manufacturer, but after several re-badge operations and sellouts, it's now owned by a Chinese Corporation.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Sometimes you get what you pay for. For the first time the Sony did not come thru for me... The Akai was expected to be far behind until I ran them both on 1080P against each other and was truly amazed. SD was better than expected on the Akai and Sony was a bit better. Sony had just a tad more deep black, but negligible when I could have 3 Akai's - one in the entertainment room, one in the master, and one in the garage.... 1500 with a recent price drop of -300, maybe I got lucky with a good product - no promises since I didn't buy 3 Akais to compare them against each other. But buying 3 XBRs and expecting 2 with clouds based upon the polls and my own mishap...is unacceptable! I'd rather be lucky than good, so the Akai is working for me and I'm elated yet astonished since its been over a decade since I've owned a rebadge type AKAI.
post #222 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp Aquos LC-37G4U (37")

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Quality ratings by owners.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Picture quality.

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

Remote control.

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

Driver disk for computer input at full resolution.

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

Include drivers for computers.

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

Absolutely no glare.

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

None.

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

Today's prices are quite low.

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

Get the biggest you can afford or will fit in your space!
post #223 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Syntax Olevia LT30HV (30")

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Price and owner reviews.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Quality of picture, appearance, size.

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

Remote control.

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

HDMI input.

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

Better remote.

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

Quality of construction and picture.

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

None.

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

Yes, they are inexpensive.

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

New LCD brands with good reviews are worth considering.
post #224 of 1502
The "Model" you have.
Sony KDL-52XBR3

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Awesome picture, nice design.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Image quality and detail. Stupendous brightness, freedom from burn-in concerns.

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

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
PIP, tuner card, on-board DVR, ethernet connectivity.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Avoid all the bad press with better QC and customer service.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
It looked even better than I expected, and it weighed less than I expected.

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.
No

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Best LCD based picture I've ever seen.
post #225 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.
Hyundai 32" E320D

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
features/price, reviews

3. What you like best about your LCD.
PQ. It's my 1st HD tv, and i definitly think the move to digital broadcast should have been forced a lot sooner.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
no PIP feature but PIP button on remote

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
either change remote to not have PIP buttons, or include PIP feature

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

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
none so far, except for the PIP thing

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Not yet, but soon hopefully.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Everyone needs to get an HD TV
post #226 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
A : Toshiba 37HL66 since 03/06/07

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
A : After research over 6 months, brand name, price+free shipping

3. What you like best about your LCD.
A : Able to adjust settings at ease, PQ, brought from my lovely Wife, fits perfectly with my Toshiba RD-XS55 DVDR

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
A : no answer

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
A : a second HDMI input

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
A : Keep making the best of the best

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
A : PQ, My lovely wife buying the set for me

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

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

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged
A : Not right now
post #227 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

VIZIO GV47LF

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Full HD 1920x1080 resolution and great looking picture, plus past experience with a lower end Vizio that my wife bought the week before.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

That it makes even my SD videos look like film.

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

If I were to nitpick, I'd say the fact that 100% black is not possible. But for most program material, and unless one is watching in a darkened room, this is not a problem at all. There is plenty of contrast on normally lit scenes.

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

Fire wire input would be nice.

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

Keep refining and improving the technology. Looking great so far.

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

That, even at this larger screen size, with a good upconverting DVD player, some SD movie titles look so darned detailed that I am dubious as to how much more detail the eye can perceive with a Blu-ray movie.

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

None, so far. Owned it for over a week now.

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

Yes, definately. $1699 for a 47" screen that looks this good is peanuts. Not long ago, screens this size cost $4K and if you wanted 1080 native, $8K. This Vizio is a bargain.

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

I looked at a lot of plasma displays and a lot of LCDs. I think that overall, the LCDs give a more filmlike look to the picture, because the pixels have the colors stacked instead of adjacent to eachother, resulting in 3X the effective dot pitch fineness. The plasmas look like I'm looking through a screen door--even from 6' away. The LCDs allow you to get right up close and enjoy having that "IMAX" field of view without seeing any screendoor effects. And it produces a lot less heat than the plasmas I checked out. I have no regrets. This set is a keeper.
post #228 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp Aquos LC-C3742U (37") [which is also the LC-37D42U with some cosmetic changes, which is pretty much also the LC-C3743U and LC-37D43U]

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model?

Great reviews by other owners and good sale- only pushed my budget by $150

3. What you like best about your LCD?

PQ is amazing! Fantastic HD and very good PQ (better than my old CRT actually)

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

Remote control has a few bottons that I wish were more accessible

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

None that I can think of right now- it's a great set!

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

See #4

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

The deep blacks and pop of the screen colors. You feel like jumping in the water sometimes when it's on the screen and others have said, "it's like the characters are in the room with you" when they were watching. The biggest surprise though- how much my wife liked it (Thank goodness!)

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 in general LCD prices are too high- but I also think we are paying way too much for too many things in general. How's the price of gas these days?

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

Please note:
1. Sets in stores are not calibrated, so be careful to judge by that alone.
2. Store sales clerks might know very little about what they are talking about, so do your homework first and ask more than one person.
3. Buy from a place with an excellent return policy- just in case.
4. Realize that some places will not accept sets with minimul pixel issues, so if the return policy isn't great, make sure to see the set both ON and OFF before you leave that store. If they won't do this, don't buy the set from them.
post #229 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Westinghouse LTV-30W2 30" Progressive-Scan LCD TV

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Price, design, size.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
See #2..... Also, PQ, functionality. Calibration was a synch, far easier than on my Plasma. Love the speakers on the side of the screen.

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

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

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
More flexible mounting options. I'm forced with only a certain kind of wall mount for it, whereas I'd love to use one of those swivel arm jobs. Too bad.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
PQ!!! SD (even VHS) looks surprisingly good, better than on my Plasma. I was worried that a 30" would be too small, but I was pleasantly surprised otherwise.

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

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
That's subjective; all things could stand to be cheaper in my POV. What to we buy, that's really worth the $$$?

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Westinghouse is definitely a good brand.....A great alternative to some of the more popular (and usually more expensive) brands. Definitely worth checking out.
post #230 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN-T2642H

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Brand reputation, price, PC input, CCFL and 10-bit processing

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The amount of options offered up front to adjust picture quality.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
The size of black frame around the picture, bluish blacks, questionable vertical viewing angle.

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
Doesn't seem to take VGA input from 360.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Improve the viewing angles, get the blacks to true black and improve the speaker wattage so it doesn't sound bad at higher volumes.

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
The options and it was like bigger than I expected!

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
No VGA 360 input

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Not sure. Most other LCD TVs have higher speaker wattage. The Toshiba is looking more attractive right now.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Maybe check out the Toshiba 26HL67 instead. I'm feeling a little regret. Its about the same price has a smaller frame, probably better speakers and blacks and another HDMI.
post #231 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Vizio GV47L

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model./COLOR]

Price, reviews, and a lot of time at Costo comparing it to the Sharp and Sony sets

3. What you like best about your LCD.

Lack of reflections from windows and lamps, picture quality and sharpness. The set itself has a great stylish look. Picture quality and colors are very good.

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

Built in speakers are a little anemic, but I use a surround system for most viewing. Buttons on remote are a little small and hard to identify.

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

It has everything I use

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

Larger buttons/labels on the remote

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

Black levels vere a lot better than I expected

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

None

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

This set is a great value

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

I already own a Panasonic TH-50PX6xxU series plasma which is one of the best picture quality sets out there, so I have an excellent comparison for picture quality. This set is at least as sharp as the Panny. The skin tones are very good and black levels while not up to the plasma are pretty good. Set looks a lot better after using a calibration DVD than right out of the box. Here are my settings:

Color temp --- warm
Backlight ------- 70
Contrast ------- 67
Brightness ----- 52
Color ---------- 62
Tint -------------0
Sharpness ------ 3
post #232 of 1502
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1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp AQUOS® 52" LCD HDTV (LC-52D62U)

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2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

I bought a $588 Haier for a friend and was blown away by the PQ. Knew I had to upgrade from CRT for myself.

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3. What you like best about your LCD.

Makes DVDs look like HD DVDs.

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

Middle 50% gets rich blacks, left and right are a tad washed out. Occassional slight horizontal banding.

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

VGA input and a guide for the ATSC channels.

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

Fix issues mentioned above.

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

Watching the Revenge of the Sith DVD and thinking it looked as good as some of the best HD I've seen.

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

Aside from what I've already mentioned, the channels change a little slow. Also there is stuttering to the image when using "film mode".

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

Prices have come way down. I paid about the same as I did 3 years ago for my CRT and it isn't even in the same league.

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

Don't trust what you see in the store. That goes for every TV I assume, but since this one looks great in the store, it's even better when you can get it looking spectacular at home.
post #233 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

SAMSUNG LN-T 4665

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model./COLOR]

number 1: SHARP has problem with banding issue. Sony has problems with clouding, previous samsung has clouding too,my new set has no problems of anything,

number two: pure totally bargain price (15% off at BB) end up paying less than suppose to pay with a brand new set

3. What you like best about your LCD.

no glare once turn on TV, near Wonderful PQ setting, no any pix artifacts, greatness pic, great design piano finish all made this a great set.

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

built in speak might little bit weak but doesnt matter since i hook up with my receiver, also this set has tons of features, the manual should be more specific about what feature on what?

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

it has everything that more that any LCDs on shelf today, more than SONY

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

remote could be better design

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

Black levels over Sharp aquos. Way better connectivity, PC input, and 15000:1 contrast ratio

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

None

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

This set might be little bit too expensive now, if you can wait, but to some owners who pursue latest tech like me, I cant wait, and i know how to bargain for 15% off. so yah, pm me if you have any ques on price

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






one month ago, i got Sharp 46inch , horrible banding, yah i know, so threw it back in two weeks ago exchange another one,
very sorry for sharp, sharp making horrrible management decision on LCD production, this one is another set of sad story,
so what am i suppose to do? i felt i was in middle of desert or something, why? ok, if i get xbr2, horrible clouding issue, if i get 4696 or 4695, bad bad 1:1 mapping,

so i choose to check bb site , NICE! THEY HAVE 4665!! what? 3032!? imma jump on this deal!!

so last night, me went over and i actually questioned a lot things to this sales guy including where they import these from? etc.. (to make myself more professional than this young school boy), at the end, i told him imma get this no matter what, and since i been exchanging twice the sharp, i still trust bb, means, i am a good, valuble customer, so any discount?
he looks like a freaking noob, went to manager office, came back, "yah i can let you go with 15%",
end of deal. Brought my baby home, open box, WOW! NICE GLOSSY FINISH! what else can i say? sit on sofa enjoy new Samsung LNT-4665 with a Newcastle beer,

Bravo! Superman gonna fly in my house? what!? Shaq gonna dunk on me? no ! let me run!~ jump shot baby!~
yah yah, this is what this TV made me to, it's so insane realistic, thank god for 10 bit 15000:1 , im so glad this TV making my life easier,

bye bye sharp, bye bye clouding and banding,~!!
post #234 of 1502
Sounds great ufo! Is it too new to have had any reviews yet?
post #235 of 1502
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Originally Posted by guity View Post

Sounds great ufo! Is it too new to have had any reviews yet?

sorta

haha, im the first one getting this set from Bestbuy local store!
post #236 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.

Samsung LNT4066F

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.

Taz's review. Wanted a Great tv.

3. What you like best about your LCD.

The picture is Awesome! Played King Kong in my old Samsung DVD player and it was so lifelike, I thought I was in the jungle with Jack Black! I don't have cable or dish, but did buy a Terk antenna and the analog stations all broadcast in 720p, but are sharp as a knife edge!

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

Still learning the remote. Also, the glare from the screen when there are dark scenes in a bright lit room. But I can live with that.

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

It's got it all!

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

Make the remote a little easier to use.

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

How light and actually big it really is. Came from a 13" sony with banding issues.

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

None. Have had it for two days.

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

Yes.

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

Fantastic TV! I Luvit!
post #237 of 1502
1. The model you have:

Sharp d92u 1080p 52"

2. What convinced you to purchase this model?

Design- black piano finish, 1080p, hd picture quality, best blacks than any lcd available, best connectivity of any tv, NO banding or Clouding!

3. What you like best about your LCD?

The look - it's just too sweeet! HD picture-AMAZING .....pretty much everything

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

Nothing really.

5. What features you wish your LCD had?

It has them all. It's not the TV, I wish all broadcasts were in 1080i

6. What advice or suggestions would you make to the manufacturer about your LCD?

Not in my case but, I feel for those unfortunate ones that got a really bad banding set so Sharp should take care of business and fix any problems cause customers need to be 100% satisfied. Specially when your spending $$$$ of dollars.

7.What was your biggest surprise after you received your LCD?

How BIG it looked in my house. How amazing 1080p looks!

8.What problems or issues have you had with your LCD?

At first when you turned it on it looked liked static lines across the left of the screen but after 10 minutes of viewing it went away.....Eventually my wife convinced me to get a replacement and I couldn't be happier. This set is Perfect!

9. Do you think today's prices are worth it?

$10000 for a pioneer -NO but they could always come down, that's always nice.

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

I really think that all this Banding has gotten way out of proportion, really check it out at the store and compare. YOU make the call, If it looks good to you, screw what everybody says. This truly is one AWESOME t.v.
post #238 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.

Sharp Aquos 46" LC-60C46U

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.


I thought the Sony XBR2 had the best picture quality but it was approximately 50% more money. It didn't look that good. Plus I was worried about the clouds

3. What you like best about your LCD.
Everything. Once I got it home, and set up and was no longer comparing it side by side with 18 other units, I began to focus just on the PQ of this unit. I LOVE IT. I think it is a phenomenal bargain at Costco, and I was grandfathered under the old return policy

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Umm..nothing. I got a unit with no banding and no clouding. I am SO happy with this TV

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I can't think of any..other than the ability to print money or something


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

None. Totally happy

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

None really. I was hoping for the QAM tuner to pull in a few more free HD channels, but that is comcast's issue, not the TV

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

None

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
Probably not given all the banding/clouding/bleeding issues. I wouldn't have purchased mine if I didn't have a bit of a windfall recently

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
SLS Q-line GOLD is the HT system to get to go with this TV. Especially if BB brings them back at $254 again. What a steal.
post #239 of 1502
1. The "Model" you have.
Samsung LN-S4066F

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Far and away the best looking set in price rage

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The deepness of the blacks and the overall picture quality.

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
Slight "clouding"... however, it has been getting less noticeable every day (I've had the set for 3 days now)

5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your LCD had.
I wish the Digital Audio out would send digital sound from the HDMI inputs

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacturer" about your LCD.
Make the Digital Audio out send the audio signal from the HDMI and analog inputs

7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your LCD.
How great SD sources looked on the screen.

8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your LCD.
Clouding... but according to the master thread it shouldn't be an issue in a day or two

9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
When you're paying wholesale you don't mind as much =)

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
As of March 07' the 4066F is, by far, the best all around TV that Best Buy carries... Magnolia stores not included.
post #240 of 1502


^^Stock photo............^^Realistic photo (the frame, not the HDTV screen...the HD is actually great)

1. The model you have.
Samsung LN-T4053H (40") 2007 model, just recently becoming available.

2. What convinced you to purchase this particular model.
Samsung's reputation on AVS Forum for a great combination of high quality and not so high prices. The looks of the curves on the 2007 models, as opposed to the sharp edges and corners on last year's LN-S4092D, for example.

3. What you like best about your LCD.
The picture quality on HDTV programs, using a large rooftop antenna. Although, stations vary. Some HDTV looks fantastic, some looks definitely less than fantastic, but still good. So far, from what I have seen, local news in hi def beats Leno, Letterman, and prime time dramas. During high def news broadcasts, on a 40 inch or larger HDTV, as one news anchor is shown reading a news story, the typical chest to top of head shot can be fairly close to life size. It almost looks like they are really there, talking to you. Also in HDTV, I notice more men than I realized wear hairpieces

4. What you don't like about your LCD.
The glossy black frame. The reflections are hard to ignore. Why, oh why, Samsung, can't you just make flat black frames??? Click on the stock photo above left, and they sure managed to make the frame look like non-reflective black. But in reality, (right side photo) it is glossy, piano black Although I guess the glossy black frame looks nice when the tv is off. But I bought it for when it is on

5. What features you wish your LCD had.
Nothing.

6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the manufacturer about your LCD.
See #4. Other than that, Samsung, cut the size of the on screen menu to about one third of what it is, then move it from the middle of the screen to a lower corner. For some adjustments, the whole menu sits there blocking the center of the screen while you are trying to see the results of the changes you are making. For some adjustments, the menu is temporarily replaced by a smaller slider in the lower center of the screen, which is fine.

7. What was your biggest surprise after you received your LCD.
That the tv's base was already attached. I bought my Mom an LN-S3251D in August, and I had to attach the stand with four included screws.

8. What problems or issues have you had with your LCD.
None.

9. Do you really think that todays prices are worth it.
Considering how far prices have fallen, yes. And that by buying it from hideflifestyle.com, I saved hundreds compared to what, say, Worst Buy wants for the 4053.

10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
The ability to freeze a frame of live TV is cool. Maybe there is somebody hot that you want to examine The sound on the built in speakers will go to a quite loud level. Since there is nowhere to hide 12 inch woofers on this beauty, the bass is not what most people would prefer. If you need to hear more bass, hook up the tv to an external amplifier or home theater.
It'll be fun to show off the TV to my video game playing nieces and nephews, and to see their excitement at playing video games on this great tv

I'm editing this to mention something I just noticed. When I get a great HDTV signal, as I sit dead center to the screen, the picture has a glossy look, like a plasma, but there are no reflections off of the screen. Just awesome! But as I sit there eight feet from the screen, if I move two feet to my right or left, the glossy look fades to a flatter, hazier look. As If the contrast was suddenly turned down. Like, well, what a lot of LCD computer monitors do if you move to the side and look at the screen. This doesn't bother me, because I sit dead center to the tv screen. But I wanted to mention this because most people want the picture to be visible at its best over a wide seating area, so that multiple people can watch the tv at the same time, and have all of the people seeing the same high quality picture.
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