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528 reviews | 4.2 out of 5
A great deal for what I paid, $388,was at my house in 2 , but they say 3-5 buisness.Sound comming out of the bottom is not the best, but trust me I can make this baby pretty loud. Great picture. It is a great tv for some one who wants a TV, lots of inputs. It is not internet ready, or have a built in printer,but I just want a great tv. Very simple to set up (you will need an HDMI cable) GREAT if what you do is watch tv, you can hook your PC to it...but I am a TV junkie I have 4 flat screens for just me and my wife, felt it was a deal we could not pass up. And I do not waste my time with these surveys unless I believe it
I was totally satisfied with the service that we received from Wal mart and the TV is everything that we hoped it would be. Easy to hook up and the picture is great. The volume is different on some channels but I believe that has something to do with the channel itself and not the TV. I would recommend this TV to anyone.... Several of our friends have seen the V and and watched Football games on it and say that it is better than their TVS that they have paid alot more for than we did. I recommend the sound bar as well.
Haven't had it but a couple weeks, but so far it's exactly what I was looking for - a decent, larger TV for a cheap price. The picture and sound are great. My favorite aspect is the flexibility of the stand (I didn't use a wall mount). It has some give to it so that if you bump the TV it will spring back instead of just fall over. I also like to tinker with settings, and the menus for that are very user-friendly. The only not-so-user-friendly part was that mine had one pair of screws that didn't fit the stand, but I just switched them out for some that did. Walmart's shipping was also phenomenal - ordered it Thanksgiving day and received it the following Tuesday. Overall, very pleased with my purchase.
I recieved my order yesterday from FEDEX and noticed the box said 2 HDMI inputs, when I knew for sure that when I ordered it, it was listed as 4. I was about to call Walmart because I was sure they sent the wrong item number. HOWEVER this tv was the same item number but was listed incorrectly on the site as to how many HDMI inputs it has. The tv is great but Walmart needs to correctly list the tv.
I really like this TV so far, especially for the money, with only one real complaint I'll note below. First, the Likes: plenty of available connections. Contrary to some other reviewers, my version of this TV does indeed have 4 HDMI inputs. The company must have switched from 2 to 4 inputs, or vice versa, at some point during the manufacturing process. Mine was made in June 2012 per the label on the back, so it would be interesting to see when those with only 2 HDMI inputs were made. It also has separate component and composite connections, which is nice for connecting older devices. The base swivels, and is solid and heavy and made of tempered glass, which I really like. This TV also has a good remote control, and the TV itself looks sharp with it's very dark and low-reflectivity screen. As for Dislikes: although the overall picture quality is excellent, it does have some clouding/flashlighting uniformity issues in low-light situations. I can improve it somewhat by turning the brightness down, but I can't get rid of it completely. It also has no adjustment in the menu to control the backlight other than to put it into energy saver mode. However, that seemed to negatively effect the noted low-light uniformity issue, and it also makes the picture less vivid, so I leave it in Dynamic mode. Finally, it has no ambient light sensor, and the sound could be richer, but I guess you can't expect perfection at this price. I was able to find out who makes the display unit itself by looking through the vents on the back of the TV and spotting a label with a part # on it. It is a Samsung, so it was good to see the manufacturer using a top-tier supplier for it's displays. Overall, I'd rate this TV around 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Recently purchased this TV from Best Buy. They have them in stock and I did not want to buy it sight unseen from walmart.com. Best Buy will match the walmart sale price, so why not buy it where you can see it.
On the wall with a dozen other 42-46" TVs this RCA's Picture Quality stood out to be as good or better than about anything else on the wall. And with the Walmart price there is nothing else that even compares.
So why the Average rating. Well, most of the reviews you will read here do not say much really about the TV. So I hope this will shed some light on what you can really expect.
The picture quality is very good and bright when you have the right input source. Contrast ratio is decent too (don't buy into the Million plus contrast ratios - usually just marketing scams). Fine tuning picture quality thru the menus is pretty limited but adequate. Not a whole lot of picture tweaking options. Sound is decent and there is Sound controls and a graphic EQ for fine tuning. There are 4 HDMI inputs on the unit I received (some say they only got 2)
Connected to a Hi Def 1080p source, the picture is very good. Using my Home Theater PC with HDMI connection I get true 1080p HD viewing. With a DVD or mpeg 4 file Win Media Player 12 looks horrible, but VLC media player looks great. Media Players Codecs are garbage. The picture color tends to be a little on the Red and/or Yellow side, but can be tweaked fairly well. The picture is very bright (great from rooms with a lot of light) and the contrast is adequate too. Blacks are dark. Fast movement is reproduced well. Even connected via Composite to an SD DVD player that is 480p with progressive scan, the up scaled full screen picture is more than acceptable.
BUT if you are going to primarily watch Cable / Sat TV from a standard Def 480i compressed SD source you might be disappointed if you are not accustom to HD TVs and SD signals. With Dish Networks highly compressed SD 480i signal, you will see heavy interlacing, jaggies, and pixelation depending on the channel being viewed. My 19" 720p LCD looks better. While this is somewhat a characteristic of 1080p HD Large Screen TVs, This RCA does not seem to have a great built in scaler to up scale the 480i signal to the 1080p screen. While not a deal breaker, it will be disappointing - if you're not expecting it - compared to the picture you see in the store.
Over all this is a good tv for the price, but will be disappointing for some people if most of your TV viewing will be SD 480i TV. If you have an Over the Air antenna for local stations you will get HD where available. Also, this TV has a built in surge protector, that will shut the set off if corrupted power is sensed. This may be the root of the problem some people are having with the set turning off. Either a poor power source, or a faulty built in protector. I would prefer not having this "feature" and providing a surge protector externally. IMO these will wear down with power spikes and will eventually fail and hoping this does not happen in my case. So far I have had it on for 2 days straight and it has not shut off. If it does fail out of warranty, I will probably take the set apart and see if it can be bypassed.
the first tv i got shipped via FedEx was damaged something serious! I contacted Wal-mart.com and they rushed another tv to me asap! I received that one (the new one) in like 3 days and it was in excellent condition. I love my new tv its huge in my living room too.....
Was excited and eagerly waiting for this TVs arrival after my 46" Samsung failed after only 3 years and after already being repaired once under the class action suit.
Received this RCA TV and it was also defective.
No picture only sound. Called customer support and they confirmed.
Returned to Walmart and they were very helpful.
Description says 4 HDMI Inputs, but it only has 2.
The value of the television was fair, picture quality was excellent and it suits my needs. As for the sound, I have to raise the volume three quarters of the way so I can hear it comfortably.
Great TV. I did not have to adjust anything! Easy to assemble-when assembling the stand to the TV-DON'T tighten the screws to much-remember it is plastic & will crack if the screws are tightened real tight. It's designed to wobble slightly right to left. see instructions.
This product was given as a Christmas gift. It was well packaged, delivered with no damage. Unpacking and installation was easy and uncomplicated. The picture and sound quality was good. Using a home theater system, the sound hook-up was simple. It has been in use several days with no issues.
so simple to setup . just take it out of box, and made connection.
I am very happy with the picture and sound of this TV. It is lightweight and the bezel isn't wide and obtrusive. No missing pixels or other flaws. Overall, a very good TV.
Con: The remote is a little awkward. It was designed for lefties, it seems. The volume buttons (that get the most use) are on the left and the channel buttons are on the right.
Don't expect any advanced features. This is just a basic TV and won't connect to Netflix or run any applications. Suits me fine, since I have a Playstation for that stuff.
I loves it. It is better than I hope for. I only get it after read several reviews which is a big positive things to do. Always read reviews before you buy. I am very happy with TV. Shipping is on time and is in excellent condition.
When I ordered it, it said would take 5 days or so, we got in like 3:) have had absolutely not problems with it. would def recommend
This TV is awesome so far!! We've had it for a couple weeks now and we love it! I would reccomend the sound bar bc the sound is not that awesome but it's not horrible either! This was our first HDTV purchase and I am very pleased with our purchase! It was also on a black Friday deal and we got it super cheap!!! I would definately reccomend this tv to anyone!!
Great TV for the price. HD channels look awesome. Be sure to disable the Auto volume option or you will see sound going up and down frequently. Great size, 3 HDMI ports.
If you don't care about optical audio output then is one of the best purchases for the money;
NO Optical Audio Cable Output
had to return this product due to a defect in the tv that the company said they knew about.the tv itself does not stay on even to do an initial setup. it was very disappointing and frustrating especially during the holidays. I don't understand why you would sell a product that was known to have a defect. I won't recommend this product to anyone.
All dark action scenes are of poor quality. I could not make heads or tails of what i was viewing.
adjuster picture multiple times and just was not happy. perhaps something was wrong with this tv.
I first had the 46LA45RQ model and when that one went bad RCA shipped me this model. I had the first one set up to my computer with an HDMI cable and everything worked great until the display got all fuzzy. the 46LB45RQ is a satisfactory replacement if you don't need sound through the HDMI cables. I've been fiddling with it for about a month now and still no luck. I reinstalled all my video and sound card drivers reset the TV and tried adjusting every sound setting available in the TV menu and I've never been able to get anything through HDMI to the TV speakers. I've got the living room wired for surround sound and I should be able to run the sound through a receiver when I get everything set up so it isn't that big of a deal just disappointing that I have to use my computer speakers instead of my TV speakers when I want to watch something from the computer.