Big improvement over the first set I bought and returned by a different manufacturer. (they may post the review soon here at WalMart dot com.) I had put my analog CRT set back into service after my first flat screen was a disappointment, when a friend brought over a 26" vizio for me to try. Picture was excellent with reasonable amount of inputs and outputs. However, I wanted a set with LED lighting, having heard good things about them. This LED-lighted model's picture, when properly adjusted (factory settings are not bad, personal settings improve upon them) jumps off the screen at you with quality! Two HDMI inputs will work with modern equipment, the "component (RGB) inputs make movies from my ROKU internet TV box look stunning! Audio is respectable for any "flat screen" in this class of size. Much better than most, with presets for equalization and, although there is no RCA output for your older analog stereo, you can patch from the headphone jack to RCA in on a stereo for good sound that will mute and vary with the TV's remote. Another option is a (less than $60) digital optical to RCA audio adapter available from a popular online storefront that begins with the letter "A". I'll be doing that tomorrow when the patch box arrives, instructions for this model say that the audio associated with ANY video source selected will be sent out via the optical audio out. This set has more consumer adjustments than most, but be careful not to over-adjust. Of all the adjustments offered, being an LED set, this model offers the dimming of the backlight in its menu, supposedly to maintain contrast ratio while darkening the overall picture. However...on the unit I have purchased, dimming the backlight will cause a slight "flag waving" effect in all but the brightest of scenes, and in all honesty, the picture is BEST with the backlight at around 95 percent, and the brightness lowered to around 50 percent. This renders VERY crisp pictures with GREAT contrast. (I almost returned the set until I discovered the dimming of the LED backlight was the cause of the flag waving effect...it's likely a design issue.) Dimming the backlight is not a usual option on most LCD sets anyway. EXCELLENT viewing from a wide range of angles, which, when used in an RV is quite important since the distance to the TV is quite close compared to a normal sized room. Viewing looking "up" or "down" is also better than average. VERY pleased with my goal having being to find a set rendering good detail, clarity and good viewing from many angles. Assuming the picture I snapped uploads properly of a frame from a movie via the "component" inputs, the....detail, fleshtones, and contrast are all quite nice. If there is the ability to edit this "down the road' I will do so, should there be any other observations or major changes, but..on "First flat screen/HDTV day number two"....a very pleased Vizio owner. And to Vizio: GREAT product. Keep it in the product line and please don't try to reinvent the wheel when considering improvements. I'd love to be writing GOOD reviews for a long time to come.
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