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Know what you're getting
on February 9, 2013
Know what you're getting. On the internet, there's some discrepancy about this TV.
First, the USB port is practically useless. It will show pictures, but it only shows videos formatted in "motion jpeg at 30 seconds per frame". In regular terms, don't expect any video from any UBS or Teradrive to work. If you think 'reformating will work'... good luck with that! Furthermore, if you have any audio files in that UBS stick, those won't work on this TV either. By the way, over the internet there's some discrepancy on whether this is a Smart TV - it's not. No Apps. No internet browser. Yada yada. Don't trust TopTenReviews*com is my point on this.
Though i'm still contemplating taking it back, especially if i can get a better deal in the next twenty days and counting. There are a couple of things that are stopping me. The sound from the monitor is fantastic. I've heard horror stories about RCAs and poor sound quality. What's more, it is a name brand, LED, 1080p for a good ratio ($400 to a 40inch). That's a decent deal.
Three stars for me. I realize they cut where they could cut (this Philips TV is the only model with a subpar USB) but this is a decent deal for less than $400.
Oh, if you are paying more than $400, pass. This TV can shoot up in price, but I'd wait for it to come back to $400... if you aren't getting that deal, I can't stress it enough. Pass!