This is a great TV. Not just for the price point but beyond that. The picture is fantastic. I am aware now that beyond pixel count (this tv is 1080, the current best you can do) there is refresh rate to consider. I don't know anyone with a 120 hz TV so visually I wouldn't know the difference but this TV is standard 60hz. However, I don't actually know the difference that makes. Given that, every time I watch a bluray I'm amazed. The picture is vibrant, sharp, and with vivid colours. Small details pop out. This is the largest tv I or my family have ever owned. So it's amazing to me how much more fun watching epic movies is with a large screen. I see things in movies I've watched 100 times now that I've never noticed before. But with an inadequate picture the size wouldn't matter. I use this tv in my bedroom so it's size isn't wasted from 10 feet away in my bed. I'm not sure the size would be as impressive in a larger room. But in a smaller living room in a apartment for example, it would probably be a adequately large 'large screen'. Again, the picture is sharp, vivid and luscious. It has fantastic picture setting options too, to appease people with different preferences.
Onto the actual tv itself so to speak. By which I mean the the actual box and bits that I have sitting on a dresser in my room. The actual design quality, is, outstanding. Before I bought this tv I bought a LG tv and hated it. The picture quality was so so. But the design quality was horrendous. It looked cheap. It felt cheap. The RCA however looks top of the line expensive. It has such an ergonomic design, with bevels in certain places that make it reflect along the edges and shine. The bezels are slim around the frame which is appealing but smart too because it showcases the actual screen with just enough border to separate the image. I don't like these new Tv's with almost literally no frame. The cabinet is thin. I love walking into the room and seeing that from the side it isn't taking up very much room at all. The power and setting buttons are conveniently placed too. They're hidden from the front completely but easy to locate along the side. And my favorite technical, albeit completely auxiliary, feature is the glass base. Another thing I hated about the LG that looked very cheap was the shell-thin plastic base which actually wasn't small but obnoxiously oversized for its purpose, and that tv wiggled anyway. This RCA has a very thin flat glass base that fully supports the tv; it doesn't wiggle at all. On the bottom it is painted black so it looks black but the glass is actually tinted a aqua color. It's hardly visible when sitting and watching tv (and that's a pro). But as I'm indicating even when the tv is off I want it to look good, and from the structural design of this tv, to its' glass base which is designed in a classy way, this tv looks expensive and luxurious.
The tv isn't a smart tv, so I intend to to eventually purchase either a smart blu ray player or a Apple TV to get things like Netflix, etc., on it. But what it comes down to for me is picture quality and a quality design at a affordable price. And this RCA delivers. Oh, and the sound is good. I've read other people say it isn't. But I think it is. For instance, I often keep the volume down as not to disturb my family in nearby rooms and even when turned down to 5 or 7(really low on this Tv's scale) I hear everything. When I turned it up though, wow! It was clear and bombastic.
I really do recommend this tv. The picture is the most important thing to me and its excellent. The hard design is a close second, and it pleases me just as much. A truly awesome tv to have in the house.
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