We searched for many months to find a replacement TV for the bedroom and bought this one a few days ago. The TV sits on a high shelf and we needed one with a good vertical viewing angle. This, and a Sony (over $150 higher), were the only ones we saw that looked good from the angle which we watch. A number of companies state their TV viewing angles are 176 or 178 degrees, but this and the Sony were the only two that were correct.
Anyway, the TV is great; the initial scan picked up all the local channels through straight cable hook up. We have Time Warner digital cable but not using a cable box for this TV; just the RF hookup. The HD digital stations are super, but the analog channels appear a bit grainy. Possibly this will improve after the conversion. We have no external devices hooked up, so I can't comment on that.
There is one thing that is somewhat annoying and it was mentioned in another review that I ran across somewhere; the remote has no dot or dash button, so if you are watching, say channel 8, and you want to see it in HD (8.1), you have to jump through some hoops to get there. I mastered it in a few minutes, but it still is annoying.
In summary; this is a very nice TV and serves our purpose well. I'm very critical and this maybe is not as good as a Sony (a lot cheaper though), but as stated earlier, the viewing angle sold me. Hope I wasn't too lengthy, but reviews have helped me and I hope this one will help others. BTW, the price dropped $20 since I purchased it!
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