"Best all around 40" tv to date"4.5 starson by charlie pittsburgh
Pros: black level superior to all technologies except for CRT
Cons: still expensive, no dvi (only HDMI for digital imputs)
Summary: I had heard good things about this TV from CES...When I first saw it at Circut City I was very impressed. Bought next day for bedroom (where I would not by a tv that could not display deep blacks..(replaced Sony 32 CRT HDTV) Great store placement put it against the best panasonic plasma Sharp 45" LCD (which I also own) and a nearby Sony 3 LCD 42"...This TV out performs them significantly in the most important performance area "black level" Additionally, detail is excellent. Its a 720p which is fine.(I would question anyone who could tell the difference between 720p and 1080i in a 40" set)1080p or 1080i, performance, in my opinion, is only really realized is set over 50". Pixel size and spacing (pitch is far more important) color saturation is excellent. Color accuracy is a little off but very acceptable. I havent tried to tweek it yet. Thats how good this TV is: I took it out of the box and turned it on and havent touched it since...and Im a tweeker. I repeat this is the best all around 40" tv on the market today given its size and performance...I think I saw someone review this set as a "5" they either were not reviewing this set or watching analog with rabbit ears...go see for yourself.