Summary: I had the chance to buy this television for a discounted price but after reading all of the reviews most of which were very bad I was worried and hesitant. I bought it anyways and after watching some blu ray movies I am seriously dumbfounded. This picture is amazing, the sound quality is decent also. I have commented to my wife at least twenty times how vibrant and clear it is.
Summary: There is NO customer service for this company. I received a COBY television as a present, however, there was an issue with the sound. The sound on the tv did not go very high and therefore I wanted to contact customer service to see if there was an upgrade or something I could do to fix it. I called the number that is listed on their website (877-302-2629) and it is just an automated recording that tells you for customer support, go to the website.
Summary: Got it on black friday deals. it was ~$600 for a 55" tv. good deal I learned that the tv has some bad bleed through from the LEDs and the colors are bad. I spent a few hours tuning them trying to get them normal. By default every face glows orange. It would also have been nice if you could turn down the 120 Hz to 60. Some of my family doesn't like the soap opera effect. Also one note. The TV doesn't seem to handle movement very well.
Summary: The Coby LED 5536 is a good value. The sound is not great - most buyers would probably install their own surround system anyway. The picture is great. When the screen goes dark, you can see some white areas I presume are caused by the LED lights. When the screen is bright with activity the picture is great so it does not hinder the viewing experience a great deal. I higher end TV may be able to go completely "black" but for the price this TV is a great value.
Summary: I ordered this TV on black friday thinking it was a great deal. I got the tv and mounted it on the wall and all I got was a fuzzy picture. I found that other people had similar problems and nothing but bad things to say about the TV. Also there is a reason that the Contrast Ratio isn't posted because Coby has one of the worst Contrast Ratios on the market. Tried multiple HDMI cables and nothing helped. Shipped the TV back which was even more of the problem.
Summary: Ordered this TV as a Christmas present; this product arrived late and even though the freight service says that testing the product to ensure it works is part of their service, they did not want to do it. Once I actually got the freight service to let me unpack and plug in the TV to test it, half of the screen was dead.
Summary: Pros: * Extremely large: 55 Inches * Bright: 450 nit * Standard Inputs, including HDCP-compliant HDMI. Standard power cable: C13-C14 10-15A * Low power footprint from LED backlight: 135w peak * Respectable contrast and gamma out of the box, easily optimized. * Overscan can be completely disabled, independently of the aspect ratio setting (Menu, video, advanced, Overscan: Off) * Superb price for the performance. This is probably the single biggest benefit.
Summary: Opened this TV and hooked it up as soon as I got it (as any new LED TV owner probably does). TV crapped out on the first day of use, screen still sends light, but the image is completely gone, avoid at all costs.