Excerpt: purchased to replace an LG 47" LCD tv, but once received realized the sound quality was not as good, there were only 2 HDMI ports and the stand did not provide the capability to swivel, so for us it was not worth the trade since it lacked features we already had with our older existing model.
Excerpt: I bought this tv during a Black Friday deal. The picture is great. However, there are not enough ports. For this day and age we can plug anything and everything into our tvs. There are only two HDMI ports and one for USB. There is even only one area for the old fashion RCA connections.
Summary: The flat screen TV this unit replaced had front facing speakers, resulting in much better audio. It also had RCA audio out jacks for headphones. It seems that manufacturers have are forcing people to purchase soundbars at additional cost.