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A middle-of-the-pack TV
on November 16, 2011
On the plus side, the picture quality is remarkable, and the remote is more intuitively designed than most of the others I have.
On the down side, the ports on the back for connections (HDMI, optical, ethernet, co-axial, et al) are way too close to the edge, meaning the cables turning radius allows them to stick out past the edge, so you see all these loops of cable off the left edge. If you try to bend the cables to avoid this, you risk either breaking the cable connector (as happened with an HDMI cable), or having the cable pop out of the TV's port.
There is also a highly reflective bezel surrounding the screen, so you get to see a ribbon of reflection of the room. That may not be a bother to some, but I find it distracting.
The controls for aspect ratio don't always correct for proportional sizing... the stretching and zooming functions are too limited, especially for PBS British shows like Antique Roadshow UK.
This is my first flat-panel LCD, and I'd been unable to find this model at a local retailer, so when I bought it through Amazon, I was buying sight-unseen, with the advice of other reviews. I have since seen other TVs that might resolve some of my issues with this set, but I won't know until this one gives out and needs to be replaced.
The bottom line is: This TV is okay, but I doubt it would be my choice if I were shopping today.