Summary: I will be taking this heavy, bulky, dead TV back to Costco for a full refund, because luckily for me, it totally died in less than 3 months. Otherwise I don't know what they would have done for me. Their Technical Expert at JVC Customer Service tried to convince me that it must have died because I was watching a DVD at the time the TV went blank, never to go on again. They are replacing this model, but don't count on my getting the new one.
Summary: I bought mine at Costco for under $700 as a TV for our bedroom. The picture is fantastic, the setup was very simple, and its ultra thin and light. BUT, the sound generated by the two little downward firing speakers is very tinny. Almost bothersome. Definitely consider a sound bar, or better yet, a complete home theater system.
Summary: We've had this television for three months - the picture and sound quality has been quite good right out of the box with very little tweaking of the settings needed. Three hdmi inputs is useful - we've used two so far. Easy assembly and setup. We haven't tested wi-fi but have a Blur-ray player that has internet connectivity which we'll try out at some point.
Summary: I was excited when we bought this TV from Cosco for th $679 price like others to be our 2nd flat screen TV in our house. Our first is a 2 year old 40inch LCD COBY. Well we were disappointed with the picture when compared to our older LCD COBY set. The Coby set is really sharp while the JVC has a blur to it. We tried all the recommendations and changed many settings and screen sizes and while the picture improved could not touch our older TV set.
Summary: I bought this TV for my elderly parents at Costco as a replacement for their 7-year-old 42" 720p plasma. Setup was straightforward and intuitive and connection to the wi-fi router was quick. The sound quality, as others have mentioned, is good, but I had to tweak the settings to make it sound natural and not distorted. Although this TV claims it is a "Smart TV", it isn't really, because the only apps available are Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu Movies.
best TV for under 700 absolutely best bang for the buck
Kyle Herrera, Amazon
4 December 2013
Summary: this is my third flat screen I always do my research on the best bang for the buck and this blew it out of the water my first TV was a 37 720 60hz inch insignia my second TV which I still have in another room is a 50 inch Samsung1080p 120flow motion.. Found this jvc TV for $679 at Costco (deal is still good through December 31 -13) this TV is a 1080 P true 120 Hertz not like other 120 flowmotion that is really 60 Hertz that duplicate the picture making 120 frames per...
Summary: After trying a 60" visio, a 55" hisense, and a 47" JVC tv's, the jvc ap55m-c was the best. What I kept running into was backlight saturation which cause the black in the video to appear cloudy. I was unable to adjust backlight to a acceptable level without sacrificing color. I returned all 3. The jvc sp55m showed very little backlight bleeding. The blacks in my movies are not cloudy with this tv. Color is great. I will keep it. Unit was purchased at costco. Thanks JVC.
Summary: Are there better sets out there that do more amazing things? Yes. Can you get them at this price? No. We bought this to replace an older model LED 50" flat screen. The frame on this one is so thin that it actually takes up less wall space than the previous one. We had the set unboxed, on the wall, and set up within 5 minutes. The walkthrough menu has the TV going very quickly, and the various inputs made adding our other electronics simple.