I've given this product a 5 out of 5 in every category based on my personal expectations for this particular set. For a 720p, 26" television in this price range, it is absolutely all it should be (so far). I've had this just a few days, so I can't comment or speculate on the reliability of this product, but I've used it for several hours a night to play DVD's in standard definition, and Xbox360 games in 720p (using composite cables), and both modes were clear, crisp, and flawless, and you can view it clearly from any angle, except when you're nearly completely to the side of it- it appears a bit dimmer, but not bad at all. No problems whatsoever with picture, sound, or set-up. It was extremely quick and easy to set up, and all it's functions are pretty self-explanatory. The manual appears to be easy to understand, though I didn't actually need to read very much of it. The whole setup process was pretty much automatic, and I haven't had to adjust picture or sound from their factory settings, though it appears there are some useful options for this in the menu. I've seen some great sets, but this is the first HD tv I've owned. I just wanted this for the bedroom, and it's serving it's purpose very well. I have no issues so far with this set. It's exceeded my expectations. Especially the sound. After reading some of the other reviews, I thought the sound quality may not be so great, but it's actually very good. I'd even say it's great for something in this price range and size. I haven't had a chance to use the HDMI connection because I only have the composite HD connectors for my Xbox360, but like I said, it looked great, so if HDMI is a step up, I assume it will only look even better using that connection. I also haven't used the PC or other ports yet, so I can't speak for those. So, so far, so good. I have nothing bad to say about this set. Any way you look at it, it's a great tv, but especially at this price. I researched it before buying. Sony and Vizio want more money for comparable offerings, but it appears to me that you're paying more for the name, mostly. This is a pretty painless purchase. I'm really glad I bought it. Check it out for yourself.
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