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Good TV -- Great Price
on December 20, 2012
We purchased this TV at Amazon for 1398. It took eleven days to receive it via pilot shipping. We plan to keep the tv as it is a nice set. We have found minor issues with vertical banding; fortunately this is usually not noticeable. The worst case has been when viewing the ps3 home screen. The picture is fantastic for hd tv and good enough for sd tv. DVD and blue rays look great via ps3. Gaming on ps3 is very good, no noticeable lag. Wide variation in input signals ( dish, ps3, wii, etc) requires tweaking to get colors acceptable. The smart tv and apps are clunky and slow, we don't need these features so it is no problem for us. If we were rich we would probably consider a higher quality tv.
Edit 12/21. We lowered the rating to 3 stars. The banding issue has become more distracting. It shows up when camera is in motion like left-right pan shots. We are afraid this will get worse over time. It's possible we will return. It's too bad we have no local stores where we can see before buying. When the vertical bands are not noticeable, the picture is great.
Edit 1/04. We returned the tv to Amazon. Amazon's return policy was very good. We got another set at a local store, same model. This one has less banding, noticeable but tolerable. However, the remote doesn't work on the new tv and its not the remote. So we have to box it up and return (again). Because of the good price, we will give this TV one more chance. If the third one has problems, we are done.