I was very skeptical at first about purchasing this TV because I was not familiar with the name VIZIO. I first saw the name VIZIO at Best Buy when I was doing my research on LCD flat panels. But when I saw this TV on Wal-Mart’s website, I was pleasantly surprised at all the features on it, 1080p, full HD, built-in digital tuner, etc, and then the Wal-Mart price for a 47 inch, I WAS COMPLETELY SOLD!!! I purchased it on-line and requested the Wal-Mart “Site to Store” option that offers “free shipping”, which turned out to be the best transaction ever. It was a very smooth transaction and took about 10 to 15 minutes for me to take it out of the store. No long lines and hassle free! The Wal-Mart reps were very professional and pleasant to work with. When I got the TV home, I opened the box and turned it on. Using the manufactures easy on-screen set-up instructions, I had it set-up in about 15 minutes. I didn’t have to change the settings, the manufactures settings were perfect! The picture quality was very nice, better than I expected. The following day, I had my cable company add the HD box and WOLLA, the picture quality was extraordinary! I love this set so much, I plan to purchase the VIZIO 42 inch LCD at Wal-Mart for another room. The cable reps showed me how different regular digital cable channels look compared to the HD channels. What a tremendous difference! The HD channels are crisp and crystal clear, life like. If you want to get the full HD benefits of this TV, please be sure to get the HD service from your local cable and/or satellite company. You will be so glad you did because there is a huge difference between the two. You will have to also buy a HDMI cable (I also purchased a HDMI cable at Wal-Mart) to complete the set-up of this TV because it is not included with the set. I am soooooo happy I bought this TV. My research really paid off. After searching for a LCD TV at many of the major retail stores, I found out that Wal-Mart actually had the best price for this model. I also purchased a Philips home theatre system at Wal-Mart to add to this TV. Adding a home theatre system tripled the sound quality on this set. The TV speakers alone will not give you the movie theatre sound you’re looking for. You won’t get that from any TV without adding a home theatre system. The home theatre system I purchased has more than enough bass in it to give me the full movie theatre sound I was looking for. When adding a home theatre system to your TV, make sure you turn off the TV speakers and allow the TV sound to come through your home theatre system speakers. If you don’t turn off your TV speakers, you will get a double sound/echo. One sound coming from the TV and the other sound coming from the home theatre system at the same time. With the sound on the home theatre system hooked up to my VIZIO 47 inch TV, it sounds like I’m at the movies. It is more than enough sound for a living room dining room area. I can hear every little thing. Birds chirping, crickets, flying airplanes, etc. I LOVE IT!!! You can’t beat the price for this VIZIO 47 inch LCD flat panel, and the quality is phenomenal! You won’t be sorry!
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