Best big-screen lcd TV value
Is an outstanding value highly accurate color and very good bright-room performance, deep black levels with great shadow detail,Out-of-the box the picture of the Magnavox 50MF412B/F7 is excellent,the quality in picture and sound exceeds any of the more expensive brands.
The main trouble with judging TV sets based on their contrast ratios is that there are no industry standards for these ratios.
Great TV for the bucks
It was easy to run through the setup and tweak the color and sound, and both are great. I could have spent more and gotten a bigger or "better" set, but we don't notice any difference between the RCA and my brother's 55" 1080p, (though we probably would in a side by side comparison). Our bottom line is that we have a HDTV that we are happy with, and spent $1200 less.
Pretty good quality for a very good price
Let me start by saying that my television came promptly and in one piece, two days after ordering. I was very happy about that, and even happier that it wasn't busted up into fragments during shipping- so order with confidence.
As for the television itself, the picture is pretty amazing. Some say you can't really tell the difference between 780 and 1080 with televisions of this size, but comparing it to my roommates television of the same size, mine looks clearer and crisper.
Very deep black level for an LCD
When we reviewed Toshiba's flagship, the L7200U, we found a cheaply priced HDTV that was of very high quality and usability. The E220U continues that tradition. It may be a "dumb," non-3D version of Toshiba's fancier models, but the quality we saw on their flagship has trickled down and informed its core performance. We'd say a 40-inch TV of this caliber, for an MSRP of $499, is a pretty solid deal.
Fantastic TV ... with only one possible issue
The picture is beautiful after calibration, and with energy saver mode turned off, obviously. I found that the TruMotion feature works under certain conditions, mostly for TV broadcasts. For DVD and Bluray, I had to turn it off - because, even though it did seem to make the image appear sharper (especially for DVD material), I just couldn't get used to the SOE. Suddenly, the Mentalist characters looked like they wandered onto the set of Days of Our Lives. Just too distracting.
Philips 50 inch - a decent flatscreen for a great value
The picture quality looks great for XBOX, PS3, DVD, Blu-ray, and HD cable channels. For regular TV or regular cable with no HD channels, the picture is not high quality. It is 1080p but only 60Hz as oppose to 120Hz. I think that may make a little bit of a difference. Also this is an LCD, which I believe is a little less quality than an LED or plasma. For around 600 bucks, however, I think it is worth the money.
Great tv for the Price!
Sears had the best price for this size tv after I checked around. I was impressed with the service I got there as well. Panasonic is a quality name and is tops for trouble free manufacturers for tv's, and this one has a great picture for my needs. Since I got an HDTV cable box the image is crystal clear. I also think the sound quality is great. It's not a fancy tv with LED or 120MHz, or wifi capabilty, but those tv's cost a lot more. But for a non-LED this screen is thin.
Fairly wide, glosst black bezel with some metal and acryllic accents
The TC-L42U5 is a 42" CCFL (fluorescent) back lit LCD television that is aimed at putting a 1080p LCD panel at a low price point. The U5 series is only available in the 42" size and it features a 60Hz, 1080p panel. It does not have 3D or any online features so it comes in at a budget price.
A narrow total viewing angle
The U5 is, hands down, a very bad value.
We've seen some amazing budget TVs this year. Panasonic's U50 and XT50 series comes to mind. Both are under $1000, and both are 50 inches.
By that logic, the 42-inch Panasonic U5 should be performing much better than it is with an MSRP of $599.
Built to conserve energy, which will help you save money.
With 3 HDMI slots, 1 USB and a PC input, you will be able to do many things with this TV. It gives you one of the best-looking pictures on the market with 1080p for the price of 720p. You can enjoy any type of program the way it is supposed to be viewed. If you want a TV for a reasonable price that will perform better than most, the Panasonic Viera tc-L42U5 is one of the best choices.
I've had this tv for a month now and am very impressed. once i shut off the 'smooth motion' it got rid of the 'soap opera' effect in the picture, and now looks fantastic. good sound for a hdtv, but if you want thumping bass, use an external system. the menu and settings are easy, although i'd like to see a quicker way to change picture modes (movie,sports,etc). the internet apps are nice, and the tv has very good wireless reception, full bars and >15mbps from across the house in another room...
Great TV for the price!
It arrived in excellent shape and had it installed and up and running in a few minutes. Picture quality is excellent and the built in sound system is very good. Not theater quality but still very clear, lots of audio and nice stereo quality and it's light making it easy to move around for cleaning and so on.
I don't know about it's dependability since it's new but my other Samsung DLP projection TV has been running for seven years so I'd expect this new one would be even better.
Smooth Motion Presentation from the CRM feature
Currently the LN40E550 costs around $549 from authorized Internet dealers. It has a lacking feature set overall and the picture is average too, although it is better than most all the off-brand discount competition due to its CNR technology and a stable picture. In the smaller sizes, it might be a decent second or third room TV, but with solid performance over time. Longevity should also be a strong point. It should last for many years as there are not too many moving parts.
I've used this product for a full day and I am blow away from what it delivers. I bought this TV for heavy gaming (PS3 & PC), watching Dish Network Satellite channels, and Blu-ray movies. I've tested each of these criteria on the Sony KDL40BX450 and have seen amazing clarity. There are also lots of features that it has which add to your personal viewing experience (i.e. different aspect ratios, scene selects, equalizer, etc.).
The motion performance is lackluster
While the Sony Bravia KDL-46BX450 (MSRP $699) is not the worst TV we have ever seen, it did not manage to impress us at all. This TV's performance results were below average in many categories: color consistency, motion, and viewing angle. To add insult to injury, accessing USB media files did not work properly on this Sony.
Some of the highlights of this TV include its simple menu interface, its stellar user manual, and the decent audio.
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