18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2012
is an outstanding value highly accurate color and very good bright-room performance, deep black levels with great shadow detail,Out-of-the box the picture of the Magnavox 50MF412B/F7 is excellent,the quality in picture and sound exceeds any of the more expensive brands.
The main trouble with judging TV sets based on their contrast ratios is that there are no industry standards for these ratios. So, each manufacturer is free to issue their own contrast ratios based on their own production and engineering. This has caused quite a stir and controversy in the TV market, and the people who have to suffer the most are the poor ignorant customers. They end up paying very high amounts for TV sets that have exaggerated dynamic contrast ratios, when in reality the static contrast ratios are similar to the TV sets that cost half as much.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Are you a person wanting to go HD 1080p, over 47" and not wanting to spend over $600. Then the Magnavox 50Mf12B/F7 50-inch 60 Hz LCD is for you.
Yes, the market is gravitating towards LED (which is sharper and offers better contrast and is $200-$300 more expensive) but for an LCD television, the Magnavox delivers in HD and also its under $600 price point.
I. What's in the box
You get the television, stand, 4 screws, instructions, quick start info. remote and two AA batteries and a plug.
NOTE: You will want to purchase an HDMI cable and if you are planning to purchase a new HDTV, I recommend purchasing the HDMI first as they are cheaper online and you can also get them much longer than what is sold at retail stores.
The mount is quite easy to set up. First screw the mount into the stand (you need a longer Phillips) and then screw the mount to your TV (make sure you have adequate lighting when doing this).
Plug in your HDMI cable or your antenna box and your plug and your all set.
Please note that I am running off a DVR with HDMI output, not an antenna box. But if you are doing a latter, you can have the TV scan for channels.
Otherwise, if you are using an HD receiver, connect your HDMI cable to the back (the television has three HDMI inputs) and select HDMI1 as the source and your are all set to go.
The television detected my PS3, XB360, DVR immediately.
I ran a few tests with this television.
The first was a few Blu-rays and they look absolutely gorgeous in 1080p HD. Colors are vibrant, detail is amazing.
The second I test was various channels in HD and non-HD. HD sports channels look fantastic while standard def. channels look the same. If anything, you will notice that the HD channels and even the text are much more sharper and clearer.
The third test was video games and they look absolutely fantastic in HD.
B. OTHER FUNCTIONS:
For those who want to use this TV for other functions, a VGA cable connection is included on the TV, so this can be used as a monitor.
There is a USB section for USB Memory Sticks only (NOT for keyboard, mouse, or digital cameras)
There is also an input for a 75 ohm Cable/Antenna connection and a headphone 3.5 mm stereo jack for personal listening.
There is also component/composite video and analog (L/R) Input Jacks included as well.
For audio, the TV offers RS TruSurround XT® / Dolby Digital Output. Also, offering PEG Photo Viewer to share your photos on-screen, Clear Pix X2 and Fun-Link to control connected devices via HDMI-CEC.
For its price point at $549.99 (or under $600), this television delivers a lot of bang for the buck. Sure, it's not wireless but that's not a big deal if you have a device like a Roku or Apple TV HDMI setup to your receiver.
Of course, for its price point, you are not going to get any 3D with this television. Expect to pay around $900 or more for 3D-enabled television.
And this is a 60 Hz not a 120 Hz, 240 Hz or 480 Hz television. But this should not bother you too much as most Blu-rays and source footage is never greater than 60 Hz and a higher Hz does not add to the detail but does help in motion-smoothing effects but not very many people will or can tell the difference between 60 Hz and 120 Hz.
With that being said, if you do invest for a 120 Hz, expect to pay at least $200 more (so around $749-$849).
So far my tests for this television has been nothing short of spectacular. Picture quality is fantastic and for a 1080p 60 Hz television with three HDMI inputs, plus VGA cable connection, USB memory stick connection and more. For under $600, you are definitely getting your money's worth.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2012
I managed to get this tv for around $400 and it was well worth the money the screen is HIGE! And the contrast is awesome, I would recommend this product to anyone that has a budget and that wants something to show for there hard earned cash
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2013
After searching out tv specs and deals for days I settled on this one. The price was hard to ignore when you consider most of the 50 inch tabs on the floor were running more like 800 and I got this magnavox for 475 with the same specs. Have had it for a month now and it's awesome sharp hd picture and the 3 had I ports is nice. Magnavox should sell a ton of these.