We bought this E472VL as our first HDTV. I wanted to be blown away when watching it and definitely not disappointed. Very easy to set up right out of the box. The picture quality is stunning. A lot of people complain about poor sound with various HDTVs, and from comparing other brands, Vizio seems to have very good sound. I would go as far to say that you would not necessarily have to purchase a sound bar or surround sound system if you didn't want to. Mine is hooked up to a 5.1 Sony surround sound which I already had (the optical digital out is great of this#. The TV is in a 15' x 16' living room and when using the TV's sound, I never have to turn the volume past 30. I wall mounted the TV #wall mount purchased from Walmart.com for $40#. The internet apps our very good, and there are a lot of them! I will say that sometimes they are a little slow to load #the TV takes 20 seconds to come on too# but this isn't a huge deal, especially considering the price. The menus are easy to use and intuitive. I really like that when you use the menu or bring up the internet apps, you can still watch your TV program. The screen automatically adjusts to whatever setting you choose so you don't lose part of the picture! I'm still playing around with some of the settings, but can tell you that don't bother using the "movie" setting because it is too dark. Use one of the other picture settings or make a custom setting. If you hook up a blu ray and a surround system to this baby, you will be blown away, leaving you little reason to go to see a movie in the theatre. One annoying thing is that you have to scroll through an onscreen keyboard to type when using certain internet apps. I wish Vizio would have included a remote with a full qwerty keyboard on it #they have it for other models and on some of the blu-ray players#. All in all, I would bet there is not a better TV out there for the price.
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