Summary: I bought this tv because I believed it was the "best quality" for the money on a 42" LCD screen. One of the thing I forgot to do when looking was to read the other reviews, after I had already bought the item and it had already shipped when I remembered that the reviews reveal all. When I checked them I got worried at how many bad reviews there were just based on the "weird picture".
...Still trying to warn everyone I can. INCLUDING AMAZON!
26 January 2011
Summary: Amazon has to take this TV down!!! It is a TV that WILL I repeat WILL Malfunction after a year!!! How ironic since the warranty ends in a year. I refused to write a review until I spoke with the people at Phillips and heard it from their mouths. NO REFUND (even though there are several complaints) I read the reviews (which of course were not so abundant over a year ago when I bought the TV ) and they are true.
Summary: Wife and I decided to get our first LCD TV to clear up some space in the living room and better enjoy our new Netflix subscription (I am too cheap for cable and therefore didn't see the point of getting a HDTV, but changed my mind after we got NFLX!). Near Black Friday 2010 I checked the ads and was tempted to go for one of the 120hz offbrand models ("Element," "Proscan") that could be had for as low as $475 for a 42 inch 1080p, but with such little information and...
Summary: I have had this television for about a year and a half and the picture quality is shocking if adjusted properly. There are settings that do saturate the image but it is just because the LCD panel is so incredibly bright. The fast 120Hz refresh rate makes it perfect for console gaming. The different preset display modes help for what they are labeled Sports for example ups the refresh rate, contrast, and brightness.
Summary: I bought this TV from Walmart after seeing reviews Here are the + points 1. Good brand name (1 star) 2. Good price (@ Walmart) for the features it provides (1 star) 3. Swivel stand (I really like this feature) - points 1. I am not happy with the picture no matter what changes are made to the picture settings. HD shows are ok/good but non HD shows and my DVD and BlueRay (connected through HDMI) are very bad with this TV 2. Sound is not up to the mark 3.
Summary: Ok. Keep in mind that all reviews are "relative", so I admit the same TV can be perceived very different depending on the customer. My perspective is this. I was trying to replace a Sony LCD TV that I had purchased about 5 years ago. The main reason I purchased this TV is two things - it was cheap, and the reviews were relatively positive on Amazon. Turns out the reviews were overly generous. First the build quality is pretty crappy. Very plasticky...
Summary: Good TV. Paid $460 after shipping and everything. Couldn't be happier. Its my first lcd tv and I love it. Even though its a few years old, it has a great picture and puts out no heat. I think it was a good purchase and the seller did a great job communicating and shipping. Thx EBAY.
Summary: This is my first LCD TV and I am in love. I actually made this purchase at a discount club for about 700 bucks. Setup was really easy and only took about 10 minutes. The picture is not as great as some of the higher end TVs such as Samsung or Sony, but I definitely think it's worth way more than the actual cost. You won't be disappointed!
Summary: I got this TV on sale at a competitor owned by a man named Sam - a "club" if you will - for less than $700. For the price it's phenomenal. The picture quality is on par with any TV out there - I'm looking at you, Sony. The speakers are in the back of the TV, but I prefer that because I have my audio running through my stereo, and so should you. I turned off the motion enhancement/trumotion/whatever it's called, because it is distracting.
Summary: This TV is everything I hoped for. The "reviews" are wrong/biased. I love this thing I just hope it lasts a long time. The ONLY gripe I have is with the remote. Whoever designed it never used it in real life. No backlighting to find channels in the dark, the channels are at the bottom, requiring 2 hands to change channels ( I am practicing with it, but usually I need 2 hands). Just a garbage design/layout for a remote.