Excellent value and the Passive 3D is really amazing
The picture quality is amazing, and that is saying a lot coming from plasma. I'm still playing with a lot of the settings and fine tuning the colors, but so far I prefer the Calibrated settings with some tweaks. I don't like the soap opera effect, so during normal TV viewing, I turn the smooth motion off.
Curiously charming for an entry-level unit
The Sony Bravia KDL-32R400A (MSRP $330) was one of those really disappointing TVs to review, because it came so close to being excellent. The contrast ratio and color quality I tested were well beyond the expected level of performance when dealing with entry-level, but egregious motion and viewing problems really count this TV out.
While it's not a theater shoe-in, a Kuro killer, or even a smart graduation present, the R400A is not without an audience.
As always, LG delivers!
LG has come through again! I already have a 42" LCD HDTV and wanted a smaller one for my "man cave". Of course I ordered from Amazon and it arrived right on time, as always is the case with Amazon. This 32" model delivers a HD picture using the entire screen. LG's are the easiest on the market to set up every single adjustment you might want to make. This one is a little newer, and has even more adjustments.
Good Bargain for the Price
It's perfect for the bedroom, if you don't have to attach many components. The tiny speakers are, in a word, awful, but there are two ways to attach a sound system. I purchased a very inexpensive pair of computer speakers ($20.00), and connected them via the headphone input. The difference is sound quality was dramatic. You will have to go into the menu and change the sound setting to "Headphones." There are inputs in the back if you want something more sophisticated. What can I say?
Solid color performance, poor contrast ratio
If you're going to purchase a TV in the R550A series, do so because you need a media-hosting device, or are particularly attuned to 3D movies. The 50R550A has plenty to tweak to make the picture better, but the bottom line is that it does not have the dynamic power to create a majestic image, and no amount of fiddling will fix that.
There are plenty of smart, 3D, lower-performance 50-inch TVs available this year and last year for less than $1000.
Big and powerful yet quite affordable HDTV
All in all, they made a good job producing the Philips 46PFL5907. It does it job nicely no matter what you use it for. It's not also the most expensive one out there. The Philips 46PFL5907 is worthy of consideration for prospective HDTV buyers!
I love my new Vizio. This TV was a breeze to set up. The picture is beautiful and the 3D is amazing. I have not been a huge fan of 3D movies in the past, but I am now. It looks great and is easy to switch back and forth between 3D and 2D content. I would recommend that you purchase this product... you won't be disappointed.
Vizio is introducing M3D650SV, an HDTV with Vizio Internet Apps (V.I.A.), a service that lets users access everything on the web without using a PC or set-top box. V.I.A. gives users instant access to favorite programs like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Pandora, Rhapsody, VUDU, and Yahoo! TV Widgets.
Poorly implemented internet and 3D technology.
VIZIO's 65-inch M-Series, the M3D650SV ($2199 MSRP), is a strong core performer that'll save you money, but its unique features run the gamut from fairly interesting to hardly worthwhile. Where core performance is concerned, the M3D650SV has very good contrast, color, and black/white dynamics. It's also got speakers with a higher wattage than the average HDTV, so its sound output is both generally louder and of higher quality.
2D and 3D performance is excellent.
All things considered, I really like the M3D650SV. It's 2D and 3D performance is excellent. Yes, you must sit far enough away to avoid seeing the thin, black horizontal lines endemic to passive-3D flat panels, but I didn't see them except in light text on a dark background at an optimum viewing distance of 9 feet.
Great Passive 3D TV
I like the color rendition for movies right out of the box. No color adjustments needed. Very cinematic. The passive 3D is great if you have glasses wearers in your home (or visit you regularly). Toshiba only supplies standard glasses that most be worn over perscription glasses but third party companies sell compatible "clip on" polarized lenses that can be attached to the person's perscription glasses and work great. No more trying to wear glasses over your glasses. It's nice.
Needs a sound boost
I needed to replace my old 19" CRT TV (yes really) because my cable company got rid of all analog channels and I hated having to turn on devices just to check the weather.
I couldn't find any reviews anywhere on this TV and it's one of the few brands I recognized. My HDD's are Phillips and they're awesome so I had hoped this TV would be too.
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.
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