"One Small Error in the Review"5.0 starson by larrfry
Pros: Stunning Picture
Cons: None that I'm aware of.
Summary: A tiny correction. This 58" does NOT have the "one sheet of glass" look of its smaller siblings. The bezel is in fact raised a 1/4" from the screen.Update: After 3 months of use, I find I no longer use the THX mode. I found the THX picture mode too dim even after maxing out the picture setting as recommended by CNET.
The brightness of the picture can be greatly increased if you don't use the THX mode, which is noted in the review. I've been switching between THX (with the picture setting turned up) and a custom setting with more "pop". Nine times out of ten the THX is better. This set is certainly bright enough for anyone.
Glare - not a problem for me. I had my Sony 35" CRT TV next to this set for a day. They both reflected about the same amount of room light.
Updated on Jan 7, 2009
I now use a custom mode, using settings I found on the AVS forums. What a difference. When compared to the THX mode these custom settings are brighter and I see no difference in the color accuracy.
I strongly recommend this set but can not recommend using THX. It is too dim and washed out even when set at maximum per CNET's recommendations.
This HDTV is not that easy to set up (and maybe no HDTV is)and I'd strongly recommend the AVS forums for advice! Look for the forum discussing this exact model.