First LCD. Worked very well out of the box. Easy menus. You'll want an HDMI cable (they're cheaper online, $40 at radio snack). Our cable provider offers a box w/ HDMI output, but I had to go pick it up since the dvr box we had did not have an hdmi output - it was the only way to get true 1080p from the cable provider -- otherwise, it was limited to 1080i.
After you learn all of the lingo, this is the best TV out there from what I researched, which was mostly comments on this and other sites. I'm not a sports nut, so the 120 refresh on a more expensive tv would probably be a better picture for action stuff.
The sound is okay for a tv, not anemic, but ok. We ran an audio line to a stereo for watching movies. Seems like a TV shouldn't have to be a sensurround phenomenon, too.
Picked up an upconvert dvd (philips dvp5990, a good value) and may go blue ray later when I want to rebuy all my favourite movies in blue ray. The upconvert seems fine, but I am sure I am missing some detail since I'm no technosnob on the blue ray.
Bottom line, great TV, get one. Paid $1050, and think I saved $200-$300 over comparable models.
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