Size (Great for a bedroom tv)
Price (got it for $499)
Rarity (last of the true LCDs... a dying breed)
Colors (surprisingly accurate!)
Blacks (FINALLY, a tv with real blacks & not bluish blacks)
Sound (surprisingly good sound with Clear Voice II!)
Seems to have a little light bleed-through after you've run the tv for a couple of days... This washes the color out a little bit, which makes you want to crank up the color saturation.
Tv seems to be a little bit grainy on darker scenes.
Although this tv doesn't give the true 120hz feel like the Samsungs do, I feel that it also doesn't make me feel dizzy as the Samsungs do. And it doesn't give everything you watch that strong 'soap opera' feel like it's video taped, as the Samsungs ... Read full review
Although this tv doesn't give the true 120hz feel like the Samsungs do, I feel that it also doesn't make me feel dizzy as the Samsungs do. And it doesn't give everything you watch that strong 'soap opera' feel like it's video taped, as the Samsungs do. The manufacturer's setting comes with Tru Motion set at 3, I suggest you keep it there instead of turning it up like I did. I turned mine back down to reduce the soap opera effect.
FINALLY I found a tv whose blacks are black & not blue/black, which is due to this being an LCD instead of an LED tv. I'm all for saving $80/year as much as the next guy, but not in sacrifice of a quality picture. This is the 7th television I've bought over the last 3 months (due to buying them, being disappointed & taking them back), and I think this one is the keeper. The clarity, accurate colors, true blacks (LOVE that about lcds vs leds), & brightness without washing the color out, makes this a winner for me. Heck, I would've even paid a bit more considering this is a dying breed...lol But thank goodness I didn't have to.
Out of the 7 tv's I've bought & returned, the two runner ups to this tv are the Vizio M42SL & Samsung's 6000 model both being LEDs and Samsung being in 3rd place. In this price range, there's nothing left to buy that's of any quality. But if you're looking for a 40-42" tv & you're reading this, save yourself the time/trouble and just buy this one.
Oh, and the viewing angle on this thing is MUCH better than on the LEDs I'd purchased. Those things had TERRIBLE viewing angles.