"Great Digital but poor analog Cable Picture"3.5 starson by John-JD
Pros: Excellent picture quality on digital TV or HDMI. 4 HDMI, 2 composite video,USB and PC inputs. stereo analog audio out mini jack or optical. Many picture adjustment controls. Audio quality of TV speakers is OK for the small speaker size but not great.
Cons: Algorithm for converting analog cable channels is very poor with lots of ghosting, blurring and smearing of the picture. No coaxial digital audio output. The TV volume control does not control the level of the volume on the analog audio output.
Summary: I picked this TV based on past experience with Samsung products and the many combination of input jacks. I didn't realize just how much picture I was missing with the old analog TV. If you watch analog cable TV you will be disappointed but digital cable channels will be superb. I now use an LG VCR/DVD combo unit with an HDMI out to feed the Samsung HDMI input and I get a great picture with analog cable channels that way. I use the Samsung basically just as a monitor.
I have an Insignia Digital LCD TV in the kitchen which has no problem with analog cable channels so it just appears to be a Samsung shortcomming.
It has an Ethernet jack but it has limited functionality so you still need another box for Netflix etc. I have not tried this connection.