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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2011
Well, let me start off with the bad.
Day 1 and I had a dead pixel... I'm currently in the process of returning/maybe exchanging it for a new one. I'm not sure if I want to test my luck with another dead pixel and getting it shipped again. The volume at 1 is still pretty loud compared to other tv's, there's no option for game mode, and you have to keep changing video settings between what you want for a movie, and for video games. The av/cable/hdmi cables are in an odd spot and hard to get to without having to turn the tv around. The remote sensor is sensitive, and you almost have to point it exactly in one spot for it to register. The video/audio settings are also quite limited, and don't have my options for you to save your presets, and it doesn't have many options for you in the first place.
The good, well the tv is big and cheap for its size (shipping and handling adds another 100$ to the price, which i wasn't exactly expecting that much, but it's ok). The screen itself looks pretty good, and on regular SD cable tv, the tv doesn't look too bad, it looks like normal tv, nothing special. The 120hz refresh rate is a good perk, but only is really effective in bluray movies, and maybe some games (i'd always have it turned off when i play video games though, it adds a "ghost" like image behind, and can get really annoying). The 3 hdmi cables is nice, even though I'd probably only use 2 at once, but 3 is good for future proofing. USB is always great. My xbox looks pretty nice on it, but I only used it for a couple of hours before noticing the dead pixel, and then called AIT Logistics to return/exchange.
By the way, CircuitCity (who sells this on amazon, and other websites uses AIT to ship their products) was pretty good about shipping, and AIT called and set up an appointment to deliver the TV, which was on time.
Overall, it's not a bad TV, I just got a defective product with a dead pixel. If you're looking for a cheap HDTV that has all the perks of a TV double the price, then this is for you. The 120Hz isn't really needed yet, but in the future I see it becoming more popular.