16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Great Picture and Sound for a Low Price,
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I'm having a ball watching HD movies and HD network shows. I promised my wife not to go over $300 for a flat screen. This iSymphony from Amazon.com came in under budget and it boasts 1080p capability. The 32 inch model is plenty big for my small living room. We watch from a couch that is about 8 feet away and the picture is just right. I can adjust the picture color, brightness, contrast and sharpness to get it just right. The presets are good (normal, vivid, theater, etc.) but I like to tweak the picture to get it to my liking. I was pleasantly surprised by the sound quality. Plenty of volume and the bass can be emphasized for a solid sound. The built-in surround sound works fairly well, especially for movies, when you can listen with the volume up. I made some adjustments to the "balance" to center the sounds for dialog.
Since I have just installed the TV this week I have no long term experience, but so far it's well worth the price. Shipping from Amazon.com was amazing. I ordered it one day and I was installing it the next (for just $3.99 extra, since I have Amazon Prime). I have my Time Warner Cable hooked up now. It looks like you will need a separate antenna if you want to received over the air signals. This is true with any TV, I think.
I checked out the iSymphony brand as much as I could online and concluded that it was probably as good as most. We'll see, but it looks great so far.