Summary: Picture: Even though HDTV was coming into it's own when this TV was purchased, I had never been exposed to it. My first time viewing a downscaled HDTV image through this set blew me away. The colors are bright and vivid. The contrast ratio is excellent. The set handles fast motion flawlessly, making watching sports fantastic. All this time later, I still watch this tv regularly and it's image is beautiful. That being said, this is an EDTV, not an HDTV.
Summary: Haven't had any problems, I've even taken it on vacation with me twice :) it's a nice big screen to watch dvds on, i've connected it to my computer and that works as well, though i've found that it only works with my nvidia grafix card, not my ati grafix card... not sure if that's a universal problem or specific to my 2 cards.
Summary: well we bought this tv in 2006 for 600 just got a newer tv for christmas in 2011 still work good so my dad is now retired on a fix income just got this tv from us he love's it if you buy it you will need a stereo for sound was a great buy
Summary: I bought this in December of 2007 and have had it now for three years. It works fine, with the exception of the really bad sound, which I just thought was something that all flat screens. We bought a sound system/speakers, and it does the job. It is HD compatible and the picture is great. For the price, I am really glad I went with it.
Summary: Why can't we rate this with zero stars? One star is far too many! Our story is just about identical to many that have been reported here. One day about a month ago there was a loud POP and the TV just stopped working. Unfortunately we didn't pay $600 for it, we paid $1200 in April '06!
Summary: My story is almost exactly the same as one of other reviewers, it just took a little longer for TV to fail (18 months) with a loud "POP" sound. At the moment it is sitting in the authorized repair center for a month already and that repair center can not get from Funai (Sylvania is their brand name) any reply, not to phone calls, not to email. Same happens with my phone calls, NEVER a live person on the phone.
TV is great, but Sylvania Customer Service is the worst ever!
J. Harmon, Amazon
20 October 2007
Summary: I loved this TV for the first 10 months we owned it. One day it stopped turning on. It would try to turn on for about 5 seconds and then shut itself off. I contacted customer service and was assured it was still under waranty and if I faxed them the information they needed, they would contact me when they sent me a box so it could be shipped to a service center to be repaired. Which I promptly did (the same day).
Summary: I purchased this EDTV in December 2006 and have LOVED it since day 1!! I was looking for a 42" HDTV, and those were priced around $2000.00. I just happened to stumble across this for $699.99, with free shipping! I thought it was to good to be real! Well I WAS WRONG! It was everything I thought and MORE! Almost a year later the prices of HDTV's have fallen.
Summary: I bought this tv in December and it has never worked properly. The tv emits a high pitched electrical hum that will give you a headache within a few minutes. I had the tv "repaired" under warranty (this took over 2 months). When they returned the tv to me, it still had the same issue, so they came back to my house and picked it up (that was 3 months ago), and I still don't have it back.