Summary: Just bought the TV from the Craigslist 2 days ago. Perfect condition, 2 mo old lamp. For $90. That's right. Would I buy this TV for more than that? Probably not more than $150. The best picture on this TV comes from Blu-ray, X-Box, pretty much any source with true 1080p output. Next in line is Netflix streaming via my laptop through HDMI port.
Summary: I purchased a floor model JVC HD-56FN97 from a different store for Christmas because I was floored at the price of $899 that I got and I succumbed to temptation to by my first HDTV. I love this set! The picture at full 1080p resolution, which is not so hard to find anymore, is just breathtaking, and the 56" size is enough to make it feel like being at the movies. It's amazing!
Summary: I bought this TV almost a year ago. The only problem I had with delivery was it came much sooner then expected. I ordered it Dec 19 and Amazon estimated a January delivery date, which was fine because I going to be out of town Christmas week. Eagled called Dec 23 to arrange delivery! Eagle held it for a week until we got back into town. This is my first HD TV, so I don't have anything to compare it against. I don't see the green hue noted by other reviews.
Summary: This TV is an upgrade for me in two ways. First, I was replacing my 42 inch Sony 42A10. Second, I actually ordered the JVC 56FH96 from Pavilion Electronics. After not hearing that my order had shipped 5 days later, I decided to contact the seller. I talked to a nice guy named Mitch and he informed me that there was a problem with my order and he was about to call me. I thought, "Oh great...
Summary: I paid a premium because I purchased it over a year ago and I bought it at Best Buy (usually not the cheapest). It is a GREAT TV. We love it. Broadcast HD looks great. OTA HD looks great. Upsampled DVD looks great. The only picture I have seen that looks better is the high end plasma panels. Most plasmas don't look near as good. I wouldn't change a thing unless I was able to make myself wait until the prices started to drop.
Summary: Best for Gaming with my PS3. Blue ray looks great. EVERYTHING else is not so good at all! even 1080i dvds do not look very good on my sony upscale dvd player using hdmi. analog tv is absolutely horible. it has issue reproducing ANY image that is not 1080p. AND IT DOES NOT UPSCALE ALL IMAGES TO 1080p LIKE IT SAYS IT DOES. (GENESES TECHNOLOGY) ITS BS. IM TRYING TO SEND MINE BACK BUT IT COST 250 TO SENT IT BACK INCLUDING 10 PERCENT RESTOCK FEE.
Summary: I looked at this one and the Sony SDX hard and the near $500 difference was just too much. So I got the JVC. It's the 2nd HD TV I bought this year (the other a 32" LCD) so I've got some experience and comparisons right at home. The JVC color is very bright but there's indeed a green tone like many reviews have pointed out when the picture is dark. It has four preset settings (standard, dynamic, threater, and game).
Summary: Cablevision Hd Channels look great on this set. Cooling fan a little noisy but not a deal breaker. Tv will need setup for best picture A lot cheaper then the equivalent Sony and didnt see any difference between the two sets in the store. SD Channels look good on this set even when expanded to fill the screen. Paid around 1500 for this TV and I am very happy with it.
Summary: Since this is my FIRST HDTV purchase and my user experiences with HD Televisions in the past have been limited, I can't say that I'm an expert on the subject of HDTVs. The following is MY experience with this purchase and ultimately my opinion... After purchasing this HDTV from Amazon, I waited in anticipation for EAGLE to deliver it as soon as possible. It was scheduled to come during the week of Jan 4-10 and surprisingly came almost a week earlier. I was delighted.