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Great Bang For The $$$
on December 10, 2008
I know my fair share about electronics and technology, especially TV's, and when I was doing research into which models were worth my hard-earned dollars, I have to admit that this one wasn't terribly high on my list. But to my surprise, it's turned out be a great value. The set has got really crisp picture, along with vivid colors, and no distortions whatsoever. The blacks aren't the best out there, but you can't expect the world from a $500 set I suppose. I've come across a lot of review for this exact set with sound issues, but thus far I haven't experienced any myself. It's not terribly loud, but for my purposes, it suites me just fine. I would recommend that if you were placing this TV in a fairly large room, get a sound system to accompany it, and it'll mare than make up for it's shortcomings. I also have the TV acting as my computer monitor, which works perfectly. No complicated set-up needed, and all you need is an extra 1/8'' headphone plug for sound. What not advertised as much is the 1080i playback, which was an added bonus for my PS3, and makes gaming all the more enjoyable. My only complaint actually doesn't concern the TV, but Target. I purchased what I thought was a new model, to only later find out it was old, used, and broken. I've had to jump through hoops to have it replaced because Target would not exchange it or allow me to return it. And I do have to admit, customer service for Magnavox does suck, but if you make fuss, they're sure to get your issues solved. I was told I'd get me new set in 10-15 days. It came in about a week. So a few words to the wise, open the box before you leave the store, in front of the electronics counter. This way there is no way they can claim you damaged the set. And then call the cops on you. And yes, Target called the cops on me.