Ok, so after reading many of the reviews (the highest and lowest ratings are usually the most useful) I decided to give this TV a shot. On the 16th I ordered it, and paid for 1-day shipping. It arrived 4 days later on Friday. Guess they really milk that 48 hour "Processing" time. And that would have been acceptable except that the TV had a cracked LCD screen (Pictured Below). I would have just gone to a store to get it replaced quickly, but not a single store within 200 miles had one in stock. So I called Walmart.com's customer service center, and was told that they were very sorry about the damage, and would replace it immediately. The representative told me that I would have a new one delivered on Tuesday. It was delivered on Wednesday. Also, they are sending me a shipping label and scheduling a pickup for the broken one, so at least that part is convenient. Now, let's talk about the functional TV. It's really nice! There are more hookups than I know what to do with, and after setting my HD Cable Box to 1080 instead of 720, the picture quality is absolutely amazing. I'm thinking the reason people say that the picture quality is bad is due to them not knowing that "HD" can mean a lot things, and a 720 signal on a 1080 native screen isn't going to look all that great. You might have read about some sound issues in other reviews. Please note that there is nothing wrong with the sound on this TV. In the settings, there are two types of Volume Leveling / Auto Volume Control. They normalize the volume so things aren't either too loud or too quiet. What does this mean to non-technical users? It means they will observe some volume fluctuations. As for how the sound really is, it's not bad at all. Obviously they are integrated TV speakers, and an external and independent sound system would be better, but there is nothing wrong with the ones that are built in. Overall, this is a very good buy. If your TV arrives with a broken screen, just get it replaced. Even if it takes a little longer to arrive, saving the $200-300 is well worth it to those of us on a budget. Note: I do suggest purchasing a Service Plan. Though, even if I bought a top of the line TV from a name brand manufacturer, I would still pay the extra $10 for a 2 year plan. If you really need to save that $10, buy a cheaper (smaller) TV with a service plan instead.
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