I'm told that the best picture quality can only be attained by having a plasma or DLP set.
Coming from a DLP set, I can assure you that this LED TV took some time in setting adjustments.
LED/LCD tends to make faces pasty/washed out when using higher contrast type settings.
After far too many minutes/hours of playing with adjustments, I found my niche in using the "Game" mode in picture choices, followed by a little twinking in color and contrast type settings.
In watching Fringe the other night, I could see fine lines and wrinkles on the old man scientist face at a distance of 12', and that definitly works for me.
Be prepared to "adjust" for your personal best settings.
Although many people tout 60" and above sets for 12' viewing, this 55" is just fine in my book.
It's paper thin....good for wall mounting, although I use the stand. There are only 2 HDMI ports.
I use a 4 port HDMI box w/remote to plug into one of the TV HDMI ports. This gives me 5 ports total. On input, you can go HDMI #2#......Component "or" Composite #not both on component/composite....you have to choose only one#. There is a Digital only sound output. There is no PC input....but I can use HDMI from my laptop to the TV for PC/Internet connectivity. There is no Internet/Wi-Fi....but I can use my Roku HD Wi-Fi/Ethernet box.
Plenty of setting choices for TV sound adjustments, i.e.: balance, treble/base and modes. At normal sound levels, I find these speakers just perfectly fine. If you choose to blast.....then NO TV speakers will do.....get a sound system. The speakers are located at the bottom of the set, underneath. I picked it up on "Green Monday" online sales for under $700 and it was delivered into my house in 3 days on Thursday. Will see how this thing goes long distance, but I did pick up the 4 year extended warranty #1+3# at a fair price. Bottom line....you're buying this for the size/price ratio and its picture quality #if it suits you#.
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