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JVC SP55MC 55-Inch1080p 120Hz LED TV

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  • Ultra Slim ; Narrow Bezel Design
  • 120Hz Crystal Motion
  • Crystal Color Enhancement
  • Local Dimming
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n Built in
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Technical Details
Brand NameJVC
Item Weight68.2 pounds
Product Dimensions57.1 x 32.3 x 5 inches
Item model numberSP55MC
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
Special FeaturesNoise Reducing, Built-in Subwoofer, Parental Control
  
Additional Information
ASINB00BDRDUJW
Best Sellers Rank #157,846 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight69 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableFebruary 18, 2013
  
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  • Noise Reducing
  • Built-in Subwoofer
  • Parental Control

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Product Description

55-Inch ELED 1080P 120Hz Ultra thin narrow bezel design. Edge LED backlit. Full HD 1080p. 120Hz CrystalMotion. CrystalColor Enhancement. 20M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio. XinemaSound 3D acoustic and post processing technologies. Support Dolby Digital Decode. USB picture viewer. Ambient light sensor. Local Dimming. Internet Connected Experience (I.C.E.)with preloaded and downloadable ICEapps. WiFi 802.11n built-in. USB ports support pictures, music and video playback. QWERTY keypad remote.

Customer Reviews

Pros: Large good picture, great sound, nice very thin cabinet, WI-Fi and plenty of inputs for me.
Casch
Move more than 20-30 degrees of off center viewing and the colors wash out and light leakage becomes distracting, especially during dark scenes.
C
Have not accessed the online features yet, although Wi-Fi has been connected (easily) and is working.
Wish '73

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

78 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Casch on September 9, 2013
I've only had this TV for a few days but now is a good time (while still fresh in my mind) to write a review regarding the great things and things that frustrated me in setting this TV up as well assessing the quality of the finished setup. I was replacing a plasma array that was using so much power that it was adding about 20 or so a month to my power bill. This is an energy star set so the savings should be dramatic.

First impression was the size of the TV. With that thin bezel it took up not even an additional inch from my previous plasma 50". So, even with the extra 5" of screen size the foot print is identical (actually 1" wider but identical height). It also comes with a qwerty keyboard on the back of the remote... a nice feature but it is an infrared remote so you need to have line of sight for it to work.

Unboxing was easy and setup was straight forward and no surprises. If you have everything in place all you have to do is plug in the HDMI cables and other connections and turn it on. It did not come with its own set of cables so make sure you have them before setting up. Inputs and outputs are adequate with 3 HDMI, composite, antenna, Ethernet, and component as well as USB host. I've seen more but I don't even use all of these.

OK, now I turn it on. Setup wizard walks you through the steps of configuring the television. Very easy, quick and intuitive. Love the WI-FI and it configured in seconds. Within 5 minutes I was up and viewing my satellite programing. Disappointing! I was used to my plasma with the beautiful blacks and rich colors. This was WAY sharper looking but looked washed out. So I went to the menu and decided to adjust the picture settings. Lots of settings and intuitive so that wasn't the problem but it either was too dim OR looked washed out.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By C on December 29, 2013
I bought this TV for my elderly parents at Costco as a replacement for their 7-year-old 42" 720p plasma. Setup was straightforward and intuitive and connection to the wi-fi router was quick. The sound quality, as others have mentioned, is good, but I had to tweak the settings to make it sound natural and not distorted. Although this TV claims it is a "Smart TV", it isn't really, because the only apps available are Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu Movies. There is no way to update the software to allow for the addition of apps. But I knew that before buying the TV.

For me, the biggest shortcoming of the TV is the narrow viewing angles. Move more than 20-30 degrees of off center viewing and the colors wash out and light leakage becomes distracting, especially during dark scenes. Viewing directly however, the picture and color quality is good, and motion seems to be fairly smooth and crisp.

In summary, this is a decent budget TV. I paid $679.99 (on sale at Costco), which I think is a very reasonable price. With the new ultra high definition 4K TVs on the horizon, I didn't want to shell out $2000 for a 55" Samsung that would simply be obsolete in 2 years. In my opinion, $799 is a little high and there are likely better bang-for-the-buck options than this model at your local Wal-Mart or Best Buy.

This TV is actually designed and manufactured by AmTRAN Technology Co.,Ltd, the Taiwanese electronics company that also makes many Vizio-branded TVs.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Wish '73 on September 17, 2013
Purchased this set 9/16/2013 at COSTCO. Originally $799, on sale for $679 (thru 9/29 & supplies last). There were just three boxes left after we loaded ours - other racks for tvs fairly full, which tells me others willing to make this choice. Honestly, would have preferred a Samsung, but $1697 (top of the line) vs $679 - well, if you want to spend that much don't bother reading further.

I had seen this set last week and compared picture with those around it. Others were not as bright (less expensive Samsung, Vizio - BTW, I am NOT reviewing this for pay; nor do I work for JVC, COSTCO, or in any related retail field. Checked it out again with my wife and her eye for detail. We turned the 7000 series Samsung so we could view both sets "head-on" although from about 12 feet or so (distance of our couch from tv at home). No perceptible difference in picture quality between the $679 JVC and the $1679 Samsung, in our opinion.

I was able to handle the tv loading into our SUV and carrying it into the house. Basic instructions on the top of the box for removing the contents - straight forward. Some assembly required - 4 screws to attach stand to tv, 3 screws to attach stand to base (all seven included); JVS even includes a nice Phillips-head screw driver for this task! Unplugged our 6-yr old plasma (an Insignia that has been a great tv - just has some burn-in, lower-middle section of the screen, about 7% of total screen area). Easy hook up to blu-ray player and cable dvr.

Set-up was simple with minimal need to reference the "Quick Start Guide"; all very intuitive.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Kyle Herrera on December 3, 2013
this is my third flat screen I always do my research on the best bang for the buck and this blew it out of the water my first TV was a 37 720 60hz inch insignia my second TV which I still have in another room is a 50 inch Samsung1080p 120flow motion.. Found this jvc TV for $679 at Costco (deal is still good through December 31 -13) this TV is a 1080 P true 120 Hertz not like other 120 flowmotion that is really 60 Hertz that duplicate the picture making 120 frames per second. honestly most of my research for flat screens was with Samsung LG and Sony I didn't know much about JVC but at that price I thought I had to give it a shot. I am very satisfied with the picture and extremely satisfied with the soundthe TV is very comparable to the Samsungs picture maybe better I honestly can't really tell they're both great but the sound on this TV is 10 times better than my samsung which is still good. I would say this is by far the best TV you will find under 700 and it's even better than most TVs for much more
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