Some of this might not apply to those with cable or satellite tuners. I have an antenna. Picture is as good as I hoped and the sound is even better than I expected. Here are it's faults:
(1) Channel number display is less than 1/2" high so when you change channels, you need good eyes or be close to the TV to read the channel numbers.
(2) To select a channel, you have to put in the channel number including a "dash" and sub-channel number- usually 4 keystrokes.Since you do this thousands of times a year, it should default to sub-channel 1 so you could put in "20" instead of "20-1", for instance.
(3) Since the keys are small on the remote, it is easy to hit the wrong key or two keys. Often it ignores a key press, I guess because I don't press the key down all the way.
(4) The round back on the remote makes it difficult to hold with one hand and press buttons with the thumb.
(5) I wish it had a video/sound output connection so I could record on the computer or other DVR. I use EZ Grabber but for now have to use it with another TV.
Here are some Pros in addition to the picture and sound:
(1) It has a VGA socket for computers. It makes the TV act as a second screen, not just a copy of what is on the computer screen (as with the HDMI.) I use it to check Powerpoint displays.
(2) I use the "music" mode to play my satellite radio and iPod through the TV -- this minimizes devices and remotes. It seems that most TVs have this feature.
That's all I can think of now. I recommend this TV because the Walmart "expert" says all the TV digital tuners work and display as this JVC does. That's a shame because it is not user friendly. Maybe after I've had it longer, I can give more positive info.
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