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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on October 13, 2009
My wife purchased this for me about a month ago, and I love it! The TV has all of the features that more expensive TV's have but at an excellent price. I have friends that purchased more popular brands, and paid a lot more money. Trust me - you can't tell the difference, it performs just as well. The images are crisp, clean, and colorful. I highly recommend this product!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 13, 2013
We have had this TV for around 2 years. It performed well for the price. In the last month the TV just started going black in the middle of broadcasts for no reason. The television would remain on and the sound would continue to work. I thought there was an issue with my HDMI cables and replaced 2 of them. This did not fix the random loss of picture. This past weekend the TV went black again but would not come back. Again the power stayed on, but no matter what I tried the picture would not come back. I tried to reset the TV in various ways and even left it unplugged for a day. No matter what, the TV would power on and produce sound but no picture.

Even though the power is on the TV produces no back lighting at all. Light cannot even be seen shining out of the vents in the back or top of the TV. It seems the back lighting has gone out in the TV. Since researching this for I have found this is a common issue for this Television. I have tried everything to fix the issue, but have had to accept the fact the TV is dead. The warranty is long gone and now we are left with a useless television. I will stay clear of Sylvania TVs and electronics in the future.

EDIT 7/29/2013
I was able to take the television to a local repair shop and get it repaired for $120. I was told this happens often to these televisions and only a small board had to be replaced. This was my first experience with an LCD television going out. I have had several for years, but it is hard to complain that it only cost $120 to fix. With this fix, I don't expect the problem to show itself again and it will make a nice gift for someone else since we have already replaced it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 20, 2010
We've had this TV for about a year, and had nothing but trouble with it. It's been in the shop 3 or 4 times, and it always breaks again - they've replaced board after board, but it doesn't stay fixed. It's great while it works, but we're not super impressed with customer service either. They really should have replaced the TV for us after the third or fourth breakdown. Now the warrantee is done, and it's broken again. Not a good purchase for us.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 24, 2011
Purchased this TV/BLU-Ray combo player on 6/6/2010. Was very happy with it until today when the picture went out on it. 10/24/2011 Of course Sylvania said too bad for you it's out of warranty. Go fix it yourself. Read some online reviews and this is not an uncommon problem. Stay Far Far Away from this TV! 18 months of usage is ridiculous! Going to try and get it repaired if not too expensive. Would give it zero stars if I could!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 9, 2011
One month ago my review would have been a solid four stars, but this month (just three after my one year warantee expired) the picture completely conked out. Customer service was polite and helpful and walked us through all of the possibilities besides it being shot. Now it is at the shop with a temporary estimate of $150-$300 (from 3 different places) but we are still waiting for the official diagnosis. We only paid $500 for the TV and I am left with the question of whether it is worth fixing!
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on August 3, 2010
I've had this set for almost a year, and I have been very happy with it. I also got it at the Target sale last August, which was an unbeatable deal. Basically, "what everyone else said."

As someone else noted, its remote control codes are "oddball", and few "universal remotes" will operate it. The DishTV remote did not. An MX-350 from Universal Remotes does operate all functions on it (Menu, Input, Aspect Ratio, etc) but that's a pretty expensive remote.

However, if you have a "learning remote" that can copy the signal from an existing remote, its codes aren't so oddball that the codes can't be learned. I was able to program the power on/off code into my Tivo remote with no trouble at all, even though none of the "Sylvania" pre-programmed codes worked. I'm sure the volume up/down could be programmed in the same way, but I do that through my stereo.

One thing I wish it had is a VGA input so I could hook a computer to it, but for me, that feature's not worth the extra cost for the sets that had it.

This might be a set that it'd be worth it to get the extended warranty on. Mine quit working just short of the one-year warranty. (Sure beats it waiting another week to have the problem!)
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on August 23, 2010
I bought my TV August 2009. Everything is great except the audio on HD channels. Intermittent snapping occurs after the TV warms up. I have had my coaxle changed, my Dish Network HD receiver upgraded. It still happens. I bought the extended warranty thank goodness. I have had two parts replaced for the audio and there is one left that I am waiting for the shop to get in. The sound all together is not that great. To have good sound I am told you need some external speakers. This may have been just a bad TV and never happen in the others. Just wanted to let you know my experience. I hope the last board helps but I can't say, I have been trying to get this fixed for almost a year now. Target wants to replace it but no tax and no warranty. Plus I have to buy at Target. They don't have this TV anymore and everything else is about $300 more. I love the TV but not the snapping.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 27, 2010
For starters, this is a good TV. I picked it up for my grandma and she really likes it. Just be careful if you're going to try to work this thing with a universal remote. I've tried 4 remotes and none of them work. I called the cable company and sylvania and didn't get any real help from either. So, as long as you want to use two remotes...good buy. If you want to just use a universal (or even program your cable remote to it)...good luck.
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on October 5, 2013
I have owned this model (Sylvania LC427SSX 42-Inch 1080p) for several + years and it still looks great, did a comparison with an LED TV and truthfully there was not much of a difference (I have 20/15 vision) I am not blind!! ;)
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on April 12, 2012
Just a warning for anyone planning to buy a Sylvania/FUNAI tv. Mine died just over 2 years of age. Green flashing light of death, no picture, no sound. I was told it is the power supply gone bad, around a $300 repair on a $500 tv. Two years of use is laughable, even at $500. Customer service immediately knew what was wrong with the television, but of course were not willing to do anything to help me out. Guess it is going by the road. Spend the extra $100 and buy something worthwhile.
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