I purchased this TV after checking out a lot of sets. I didn't particularly want or need a built-in DVD but the TV had the best picture in the store so I just considered it an added extra. First off, whenever you buy a TV it will never look as good at home, unless you calibrate it. Right out-of-the-box I was so disappointed with the picture I may well have returned it. I used a calibration DVD (Discwasher) and now it has an exceptional picture (HD has to be seen). I emailed Polaroid the same day I bought it as the DVD kept whirring every so often when no disc was inserted. They responded by saying this was normal. I emailed them again asking if every 90 seconds was normal and they said it was! The only way around this (what I would call 'problem') is to leave a DVD or CD installed all the time. I have a DVD recorder hooked up externally so I really didn't need the internal one. I did take out the extended warranty so we'll see how it goes. Also on the DVD player, when you insert a disc the TV doesn't automatically switch so you have to bring up the Inputs menu and select DVD. Poor. There's an SD card reader which is a nice touch but also seems like an afterthought (like the DVD) because although it does display pictures, they are almost always over-exposed (they show perfect on my digital camera LCD and also print out ok on my photo printer) and the images take too long to come up on-screen. The rotate-image is a nice feature though. There is a USB slot that I have yet to use. Generally the menus have the settings you would expect on a set of this size. The remote is quite large as it has to accomodate the DVD control buttons but it was ill-thought out as the layout seems to have been decided at random. Also when you change channels, there is a delay of a couple of seconds. You have to press Enter after pressing your channel number if you want to switch immediately! Although the picture quality (now anyway) is very good, I still could not recommend this set due to the problems above and also how Polaroid respond to what I would class as an issue. Until I saw this set I didn't even know Polaroid made TVs (I just emigrated from the UK). If you only worry about picture quality then this set is great. If you want better navigation of your menu, good customer support and a higher resolution than 720p then go elsewhere. Luckily this was a bedroom TV. When I am looking for a larger screen TV in a few months for my main set, I will not be going with Polaroid.
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