I've shopped around for a long time before purchasing this HDTV. All of the HDTV's look great in the store, but it's when you bring it home that you find out what the TV's really about. The reason I'm not rating this TV with a higher rating, is in part due to problems between the TV and my cable company (Comcast). If you want a High Definition cable signal, you need to upgrade your current cable box to a High Definition box, which I expected would be needed. But, since most of the cable channels are not in High Definition, what Comcast does is "stretch" the picture. So in essense, you wind up with a distorted image. And when you try to correct it using the setting from Vizio, it doesn't get much better. From what I gather, the cable companies are using a smaller (32"to 46")HDTV screen as standard to messure everything by, and not the bigger 55" HDTV's. My friend has DISH as his cable, and has no problems with it being displayed on his 55" HDTV. When using a Blu-ray player, the picture is breath-taking, and with the small about of Comcast channels available in High Definition, the picture is great. Definitely worth the money on those two counts. It's just the everyday cable that is the problem. Also, the sound is not that great. There is practically no bass in the sound whatsoever, so it sounds cheap. But, if you connect it to your home stereo or home theater, then you don't have to worry about that problem. All in all it's a great TV, but it does come with some problems.
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