Pros Picture is great, it really pops, 3D quality is amazing
Viewing angle is excellent
Very good price at this time
Cons Doesn't come with 3D glasses
Sound could be a bit louder
Summary I always feel it helpful that the reader knows the basis for my reviews/comparisons. This is our fourth HD set, but first LED/LCD, the others are plasma. This is our second smart set. First off, this set is light enough to be delivered by UPS and not a special carrier, box is only about 6-7 inches wide and about 60 inches long. It was well packed but not like some where every inch of the set is covered in Styrofoam which you have to find some way to dispose of.
The base was easily attached to the TV given how light the TV is, only about 26 pounds. I followed instructions and put the TV face down (in my case on a bed). One person can easily move it to a stand.
Set-up is 8 steps which took about 5 minutes. I really like that the TV asked are you connecting to a satellite/cable and you then just answered "yes" with the proper input set and you did not have manually go to the right input later. Other questions were the basic: language, country, time-zone, etc. Wi-Fi set up was just as easy with the TV finding the network, connecting and asking for the password. At this stage you must pair your Touch Pad which requires you to be within a foot of the TV, more on the pad later.
Thanks to the set-up procedure when you turn the TV on the first time it goes straight to the right input and there is your picture. There are so many picture options not sure I remember all: standard, vivid, cinema, game (wear sunglasses on this setting) and custom. The picture is great, it really pops, maybe a little less than a plasma, but so close its amazing. One minor irritation is when you turn on the TV there is a box on the bottom of the screen telling you about your TV or how to connect a smart phone or how to do this or that. I have not found how to turn it off. Stays on about 10-15 seconds it seems. There is an auto-dimming feature that gradually brightens or dims the TV based on changing light conditions, it can be turned off if you don't like it.
The TV remote is well set-up and has the buttons where you expect. The Touch Pad controller is for internet use. The buttons, in my opinion could be better arranged, for example, the left and right buttons are on top and hard to find by touch. But what really needs work is the touch pad, it is much harder to use than what you are used to on a tablet, I often over shot the target on the screen or did not get it to move the cursor enough. Also typing a web address by moving the cursor and hitting keys on the screen is tedious. I much prefer the remote on my other smart TV which has the TV remote on one side and an internet based controller with a QWERTY keyboard on the other. The TV comes with the usual smart TV apps, connections are fairly fast and with the screen being so sharp easy to read.
As for 3-D, like most, if not all TV's it did not come with even one set of glasses. But that said, I got this TV not for 3-D and consider it a bonus I will get to later.
While I may have given too much space to the minor problems with this set.
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Overall it does deserve the 5 star rating.