I knew eventually I was going to have to purchase a new TV, so I shopped around for the last few months trying to decide what to buy. I had some requirements for whatever unit I bought (1080, HDMI, 37 inch +), and looked at Best Buy, Tiger.com, etc. Everything I found was at least $800ish. I didnt want to spend that much, as it would be going into my game room mostly for the kids to play Xbox Kinect on, and the likelyhood of it getting smashed was a bit high. Anyway I was at Walmart buying a Kinect and came across this unit. It was side by side with a Samsung of the same size. I could tell immediately the Hisense had a better quality picture. A quick look at the price tag and I was sold. Got it home, set it up myself (set up was almost too easy) and I was very impressed. Decent sound, which is customizable. Very good picture, also customizable. Large stand AND IT SWIVELS!!!! 3 HDMI inputs, VGA, RCA, component, headphone jack. So many cool features. I hooked up the Kinect and the gameplay and graphics looked so much better than anticipated. Ive had this about 10 days now, and still no issues or real complaints. I havent experienced the "channel change noise" like some have. Enable the auto sound feature to get rid of that noise, so I hear. The unit always stays off, never turns on by itself, which I hear is another issue. I have but one tiny issue with this TV and its a small one. The cable coax input is rather close to the edge of the back (left side when facing the screen) and is pointed out to the side rather than down or towards the middle. Coax is rather stiff and after hooking up the cable, the coax sticks out the side of the unit a few inches before it turns down toward the floor. I really dont care too much, as its a game room TV but if it were wall mounted in a nice room, Id have to change that somehow.
I know this review was lengthy, but I wanted to anyone who is used to paying top dollar for quality like myself, realize that there is a more affordable alternative. I think you get much more than you pay for with this TV.
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