Originally Posted by ryannnnn
I've read many reviews and all the gripes in this thread.. every TV has multiple reported problems, but does this one have more? Maybe it's because I have really only researched this particular brand and model extensively. For the price and picture quality it is awesome. Is it worth purchasing? I plan to get a Blu-Ray player soon, and play a lot of Xbox 360 on it.
Yeah, every TV has some weird thing going on with it. What's important is how much the possible issues will affect you. The 4 HDMI ports being on 1 hub ruins this TV for a lot of people, but all I'm using is 1 of them so it doesn't really matter to me. 1:1 pixel mapping could lead to annoyances, but I've tuned out most of the things associated with that the first week or so.
It's possible that there are more of these with hardware problems, but if you get a warranty you can always get it fixed/traded in. Remember that there have been hardware and firmware revisions since this thready started, so in some cases problems mentioned in this uber-long thread have been fixed. In other cases, some people have more money or are more picky - I have a friend who will not buy a monitor or TV with more than 4ms response time, because he swears he sees ghosting on 8ms- both decent reasons to spring for a pricier set, if I saw ghosting on my $980 investment I wouldn't settle for it.
Overall, I'm very happy with the set. Great price, perfect size, good picture quality, a decent amount of settings/options/connections, and I'm covered for 4 years if anything goes wrong. PS3 games and Blu-Ray movies look fantastic. I'd say go for it, bring it home, and try to find problems with it. You can always return it.