I did a lot of research before buying this. Almost all the reviews were positive, but it being a brand I'd never heard of and the fact that the price was drastically less than any other comparable television, I was still hesitant. All my fears have proven to be groundless, though.
First, let me say that my biggest concern, and as almost every other review has stated, is the sound. Everyone has said that the sound is terrible on this television, and some have returned it for this reason. And it's true, the /default/ sound settings are abysmal. However, if you go into the sound options and tweak the bass and treble settings, this TV can sound just as good as any other. Just have a little patience, experiment with the settings to find what sounds best to you, and the sound will not be an issue. If you still can't get it to sound right, it has both a 3.5mm audio out jack (headphone jack) and an RCA audio out, so it's incredibly easy to hook up a set of external speakers or soundbar (I have a set of 2.1 Altec Lansing virtual surround speakers hooked up to it, and they sound absolutely incredible, especially with the TV's built-in speakers for some extra depth of sound.)
The main reason I chose this model over any other was the amount of hookups it has. I'm a huge technology nerd, so I wanted something that could support anything I could throw at it, and this fits the bill perfectly. As stated above, it has both RCA audio input and 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as 3 HDMI, one Component, one Composite, VGA input (with 3.5mm input), USB (for JPG pictures and MP3 audio only), digital audio out, and cable hookup (with built-in digital tuner; it also has an onscreen guide)--all of which are located on the left side (when facing the front), so if it's wall-mounted or mounted to a stand they are all still accessible.
The picture is absolutely amazing and every bit as sharp and clear as bigger, name-brand televisions. The first thing I watched on it was Avatar on BluRay, and the quality was simply beautiful. This television supports true 1080p HD resolution, and it takes full advantage of it. I also use it as a clone of my tertiary computer monitor (via HDMI), also set at 1080p resolution, making it amazing to watch streaming video from my PC.
I haven't a single complaint with this television. The price is stellar, and I even got free shipping to home via a Wal-Mart promotion (it is also offered in Site-to-Store.) This is an excellent television and well worth the risk of an off-brand manufacturer.
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