Though I did not buy my TV from Walmart, I did get this same model, and felt they needed a review here.
I have had this TV for about 5 days now. It came well packaged with 2 remotes (one being the Wii-like remote), instructions, stand, wifi usb adapter, and batteries for both remotes.
Getting it set up: certainly try and get someone to help you. I managed it by myself, but it's just too risky on something this expensive. Not that it's extremely heavy (no more than my older 42"), but more that it's big and awkward to handle.
Connecting: I had to do some swapping of connections for this TV, as they've done away with S-Video. Take the time to see what you have as far as cables and connections, and check what this TV has. Plan on how you want to connect so you can be sure everything will work. I had to pick up a Optical Digital Audio cable for my surround sound receiver. Aside from that, everything went really well. All the HDMI conections are on the left, flat against the TV so they don't stick out perpindicular to the the back of the TV if you were to mount it on the wall.
Turning it on: The settings right out of the box were good, but not the best. Some basic settings like Cinema and Game change it a bit, but it has Expert1and Expert2 where you can tweek just about everything to do with the picture. I found some settings online in a forum that really improved picture quality. If you go this route, be prepared to spend some time setting it up. The TruMotion effect on the TV gives it a weird "soap opera" look to it. I tried a less intrusive setting, but the wife still didn't like it so I finally turned it off. The picture itself is wonderful. Lighting is even, colors are bright, and with my custom settings, blacks are wonderful. I have standard definition satellite and it looks great at 12' on the couch.
3D: I haven't had much experience with this yet, other than to play with the 2D-3D conversion of some TV and PS3 game. It certainly ads an appearance of depth to the image, but if the true 3D isn't any better (which I hear it is), then I might have passed on a set with this feature. But I got a good deal on it, and the passive 3D glasses are cheap (and it comes with 4). Be back at least about 8 feet, or the picture shows lines from the altered image. Also, some people report that the 3D might not be as good if you aren't looking at the TV straight on. That it could be worse if the TV is mounted up high like above a fireplace.
I have read some people on forums reporting lag from their gaming systems. I have a PS3 connected with a new 3D rated HDMI cable and I do not notice any input lag. I've mostly played Black Ops online the past few days and haven't noticed any. The 2D-3D in this game is pretty neat, I have to admit. Gives it depth.
Be prepared to adjust the settings for other inputs, as the originals for TV do not carry over to other input sources.
Sound: I wasn't expecting much from such a thin TV. For good sound, you need space for the speakers which you don't have in a thin TV. But I have to admit, these sound great for normal TV viewing. And if I want to go loud, I turn on the surround sound.
In all I'm very pleased with it.
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