Originally Posted by jg2012
Thanks for your reply... Do you know anything about the calibration settings and why the actual menu differs so much from the "i" models???
No, sorry. Menu system could be part of the Smart tv programming. Since, the one's without the "I" don't have smart tv, they do it differently. I haven't seen the menu system, but I would imagine that is the reason for the changes. You are losing some features, and saving some money. The picture still looked good, but I don't know the overall difference between the 2. If your not a nitpicker, then you'll probably be happy with it.
The 46" Magnavox I had, looked great, play games great, surfed the net great, but had bad black detail. So, probably 97% of the time, the tv was great. The Avg tv watcher, would love this tv, and love they got it for under $400. Above Avg, this could be a deal breaker, I'm above avg. and the nitpicker would have boxed it back up the same day, and returned it. I mainly return mine, because the tv was shipped damaged, and because I was waiting for the 60" Vizio to come out.
I think the Vizio without the "i" are better tv's in black detail then the Magnavox, So, the above avg. buyer should be happy with it. The nitpicker, maybe not. But you can't buy a budget tv, and expect perfection. You go in knowing there will be some flaws, but it was a cheap tv, and you can deal with it.