Summary: I first purchased this set in October 2012. Freeview did not work and it had to be replaced. The replacement came damaged, I had to replace it. Then I had relatively acceptable service until yet again, Freeview packed up. The handbook is utterly useless and I defy anyone other than a practised person to get the thing set up and working using only the information contained therein. It is very nearly impossible to use he 3D facility without losing patience. We gave up.
Summary: My set arrived from Amazon and appeared fine at first; I spent a good few hours setting the TV up up as I wanted to take advantage of the free to air satellite tuner (not freesat unfortunately so lot's of reordering of the channels required). That done I started looking for the USB recording function which to my great surprise was missing/disabled!
Toshiba - used to last for years now last a few weeks
27 October 2012
Summary: I am speaking from experience on this - do not buy this television. I researched for years before i took the plunge and bought this television. Finally Toshiba, a brand i respected had brought out a television that was worth getting. Good 2D picture, lacklustre 3D (but i didnt buy it for that) - HDD recording (which is rubbish, cant get it to playback) and HDD viewing, which i have enjoyed. But here is the problem - i am on the second version of this television.