This is without a doubt the worse LCD tv I have ever seen. I bought it based on the price and reviews I had read. I always expect a new tv to look horrible straight out of the box because they usually need adjustments to match your room and personal taste. This tv was no exception. The picture was overly dark but the backgrounds looked pretty good so I just assumed a couple adjustments and I would be satisfied. Well, that didn't happen. As I said, the backgrounds looked pretty good. The problem was mostly with skin tones and whites. No matter what I did, there was a horrible, washed out look to all faces and a weird blue tint to everything... especially whites. The second issue was with the sound. Again, I didn't expect a lot from the sound due to the depth of the television. I had read reviews and most of them had commented that the sound was not great. However, I was not prepared for just how bad the sound really was. It honestly sounded like a small transistor radio in a tiled bathroom. There are a lot of pretty good reviews on this tv. Perhaps mine was defective. I did notice that a lot of the newer reviews are negative. Maybe LG changed something about the newer models or perhaps they just had a bad run of defective LCD panels. I find it hard to believe that anybody that saw the same tv I did could possibly find it in their hearts to give a positive review on something this bad. Needless to say that I took mine back. I replaced it with a lower model Samsung that was around the same price. I'm really glad I did that as the Samsung obliterates the LG in every way, despite not being LED and only having a 60hz refresh rate. The Samsung has a much better picture with no weird blue-ish tint and the sound is surprisingly good as well. My advice would be to not take a chance on this model. There are a lot of LCD tv's in this price range. I honestly believe even the cheaper models would have to look and sound better than this one.
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