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Model:
DX-LCD42HD-09
SKU:
8719078
Your price for this item is $699.99

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 156 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mmmm ....42" :D

    Posted .

    This HDTV is awesome. Great size and 1080p equals a great center piece for your home theater. I got this to upgrade from a 20", 720p, 700:1 contrast LG HDTV and obviously this TV blows it away. I got this obviously cause my old TV wasn't cutting it for me. The price of this TV is unbeatable. I was gonna get the LG Scarlet of the same size as this but that's double the price of this and I'm trying to save up for a few upgrades for my PC ( 2 GTX 280s) so I went with this little gem. Hooked up my 5.1 HDMI sound system and my Playstation 3 ( all with HDMI) and movies and games look great. I tested this TV with Terminator 2 [DVD], Neon Genesis Evangelion [DVD], Iron Man [Blu-ray] and played Grand Theft Auto 4 and Assassin's Creed on it and and it's just grand. Also watching cable TV is nice but the sound through this TV depending on the channel may be low. But I usual blame the channel I'm watching as some channels have better sound then others so it can't just be the TV itself. When I get the GTX 280s I'll then hook up my PC to this TV but seeing how great it looks with my PS3 and cable TV I'm very satisfied. Get this TV, you won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great lcd tv

    Posted .

    well to start, i did my homework on lcd and plasma tv's and people get confused when shopping for these type of tv's. When your in the store the picture quility is awsome! but remember your watching a bluray dvd not regular tv brodcast! so don't be fooled by the high priced top named tv's out there 720p, 1080p, full hdtv, hdmi and 60 and 120 hz they are all the same when you put a hd signal and or bluray dvd in.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing picture

    Posted .

    First of all, it looks great ! It takes a little time getting your preferred setting established but it is worth playing around with. The HDTV pictures from my HD cable box are really good, especially on live sports and music events. Opening the box and placing it on your TV stand takes no more than 2 minutes, very easy and well packaged. If you plan to use this for television via over-the-air HD stations, you then connect your TV antenna, go to the SETUP area in the Dynex, choose AIR as your signal source and do a channel scan. The Dynex will find and store any HDTV and DTV signals your antenna is picking up. If you plan on using this for TV watching via cable or satellite, you have a little more set-up work to do. The Dynex TV has to be connected to your cable box or satellite receiver, you will need to make sure your satellite or cable box is a HD box. Assuming you have an HD box, you then need to determine which method you are going to use to connect the box with the Dynex. Usually, for video quality, most people choose the HDMi or COMPONENT methods. Both will require a cables that do not come with the TV. My cable company supplied the COMPONENT cables but not the HDMI. HDMI is regarded as the best quality for HDTV. The inexpensive cables ($30.00 range) perform as good as the $150 HDMI cables. Now, here comes my main concern with this TV. "lag"... the audio and video can be slightly out of sync, you may feel like you are watching a movie that has been dubbed! I did some research on this "lag", it is mostly noticed when using HDMI (Xbox and Wii users really notice the lag problem to a point that some games cannot be used ) Many major brands like Sony, Panasonic, Samsung also have similar lag problems especially for gamers, . Reportedly some TVs do better than others with HDMI lag, , I have read elsewhere of several people returning their Dynex because of this issue. I like the picture quality so much that I am not likely to return this but it would be a PERFECT TV if I could get rid of the lag. On live TV shows like The Today Show in HD, it is hardly noticeable but on some movies it is very noticeable . Sometimes on the same channel it is quite noticeable on one movie and not on another. The causes of this lag are , according to my research, are many. However, some suggest it is related to the source of the signal (your HD cable box, satellite receiver, game console, or DVD player) and what the HDTV has to do to "handshake" for copyright protection and also re-scale the video to the setting for your TV. I am going to play around some more and see if there are ways to "re-sync" when it gets too objectionable. Using COMPONENT cables and connectors reportedly eliminates lag issues, I have not tried that yet. I have read that the picture quality is not as good with component, but others say there is not much difference between the video quality of HDMI and Component, I will test this weekend. Overall, for the $597 I paid i, it is a great deal. The video quality , to my eyes, is as good as the high end TVs. The audio-video sync issue under HDMi is a concern though.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    An Affordable 1080P TV

    Posted .

    Overall this TV is one of the most affordable 1080P TVs on the market. For those reading this review hoping to get a "Sony"esque review, sorry it isnt going to happen. The TV does well with HD Television as well as HD Video Games from both PS3 and Xbox 360. The HDMI ports carry audio as well as video which is a feature simtimes not found in the more affordable 1080P units. The movement is very fluid for an LCD that is 60Hz with an average response time of 8ms. During extremely fast motion there is a slightly pixelization effect going on and when playing games there is a fraction of a second, I mean a very, very small amount of delay before the screen responds to the command you are giving it. Gran Turismo 5 looked great along with Halo 3 and the detail even in shadowy areas was good. If you are a big fan of audio/visual stuff then you may want to check this tv out closely at the store first. Upclose you can see that there are individual pixels that are green, red, blue which when combined in a small area create the correct colors on the screen, however some people may notice this so please go look at it first before purchasing. Now the TV is not meant to be a Sony replacement TV. I have a 52" XBR2 that is my primary TV and this does not compare to that, especially in bulid quality. Just looking at the matte black plastic case makes me think cheap and when you touch it the feeling doesn't get any better. It is built to be cheap and all the money was spent on the LCD Panel. The plastic flexes very easily and the stand feels as though it could be snapped in half. The sound is also a sore spot for this TV even with the setting on Dynamic which should increase the Bass response of the TV speakers it is not there. By no means is the TV unwatchable due to the sound just dont expect to get blown away and please do not turn on the SRS Simulation feature built into the TV it only makes the sound harsher. In conclusion, this TV is wonderful if you are on a budget, or if you are looking for a second TV or something for the Kids playroom. This TV will excel and exceed most expectations in those applications. Please keep in mind that the TV is $880 brand new and most 1080P tvs in this size range are almost twice that so if the TV does have problems out of the box get another one I have one that works and I will post pictures later on today of it working and looking good so just keep trying and you will get one that will accomplish what you are looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleeper Deal

    Posted .

    I have to admit I agonized over this purchase for an entire day this past weekend. On the left I had this Dynex tv (unadvertised special price $779) and on the right the Westinghouse and Insignia 42" 1080p's (sale and clearance priced at $949). I was very concerned about how washed out the Dynex picture looked, but I knew I was looking at an analog signal, and had a hunch that the HDMI signal would be much improved based on earlier reviews here. The Westinghouse and Insignia sets looked very good but not an extra $250 good. In the end I went with my gut and grabbed the Dynex since I am using an xbox 360 as a media extender/dvd/hddvd/gaming system via HDMI, and WOW all I can say is SLEEPER DEAL OF THE CENTURY! After a 12% off coupon I somehow managed to get away with using my final price was $685 O_o. BUY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY! This is a cheap set so I am counting on it breaking at some point. Warranty = new TV, so it's worth it to me. However, if you are not using HDMI, I HIGHLY recommend the Insignia or Westinghouse sets since they looked great with an analog signal. Westinghouse = smooth picture, Insignia = bright picture with better colors. If I could somehow combine the Westinghouse and Insignia pictures with the Dynex price I would buy 5 of those :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for the buck!

    Posted .

    First off, don't be discouraged by my "low" picture/sound ratings, I am rating them a "3" because they are middle of the road compared with all other types I have seen. I rated the set as an overall "5" due to the tremendous value. $699 (+$99 for 3yr warranty) for a 1080p 42" display is simply unbeatable. If you look at this display in the store or set it up at home for the first time, you will NOT like what you see when compared with other displays. By default, the color, contrast, and brightness settings are all horrible. Trust me, though, once you set it up properly, it easily matches the picture quality of sets costing over $1,000. I used these settings as copied from AVSForum. What a difference! Contrast: 70 brightness: 48 color: 56 tint: 2 sharpness: 49 color mode: NORMAL XVS: ON Once installed in the bedroom, I decided to bring the brightness down even more to around 35 and it looked even better, but you'll want to pick what works best for you. Since I primarily use a surround sound system, I do not use the built-in speakers ever, but there was nothing special about them from what little I played with them. The above being said, why did I state that "you get what you pay for"? For starters, I prefer plasma, that's what I have elsewhere. I hate to say it, but this display isn't very good for videogames. The Xbox 360 Elite is connected via HDMI as is my LG BH-200 Blu-Ray player. Depending on the game being played, there can be some pretty bad scene tearing. My four year old plasma that this TV is replacing handled games MUCH better, despite its lower native resolution. About the only other negative I can come up with about this TV is the video processor. Standard cable and TV broadcasts look pretty bad, especially compared to my old plasma, but I can't entirely fault the TV for that because it IS ONLY $700! In closing, BUY THIS TV. It is an exceptional value. It has a standard set of inputs that all function very well. My laptop can also connect over VGA at 1920x1080@60Hz - very nice!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for the price.

    Posted .

    I was aprehensive about buying this brand as I've had issues with other Dynex products in the past (power supplies, CD-R). But, for the price, I couldn't pass it up. Plus, Best Buy has a great extended warranty program. So, What's great? Price - This was the cheapest 1080p TV on the market, excluding the Black Friday sales, which I missed due to out of stock issues. Picture - Picture quality is great in HD and on the Xbox360, only average in standard def. Playing Gears of War 2 in 1080p is just awesome. The TV can keep up with the fast paced action just fine, with no ghosting or blurring. There are also plenty of options to change in the various menus to get the optimal picture quality. Not so great? Bezel - Feels a bit cheap. When placing the TV on my stand, the bezel bowed out a little exposing the edge of the LCD screen. Once placed, you couldn't see it, but still, it just made the overall set seem a bit flimsy. Sound - The sound is OK, but not as good as the 10 year old 32" Sony that it replaced. Only regular TV and Xbox (for now) go through the speakers; movies go through my receiver. Off axis viewing isn't the best, but that's true with all LCD screens. Remote - Although, it's not a bad remote, it's not universal. So, I can't control my DVR from it. And, since Dynex isn't listed in the code book, I can't control the TV from my current universal remote. Makes it a bit inconvienient when I want to turn up the sound or turn off the TV. Also, for a TV this size, I would expect more I/O options. Another HDMI and component input would be great, but, I understand that could raise the price point of this set which would defeat the purpose of buying this brand. So, I guess I can live with it. Overall, you get a pretty good deal for the price. If you could afford about a hundred dollars more, then that would give you more options. With a few improvements, however, this could be a great (5 star) entry level contender.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    GREAT PRODUCT

    Posted .

    I was in the hunt for a new tv. I seen the sunday add for the tv and I had to check it out. I compared the tv to an LG, PHILLIPS, INSIGNIA, SONY of the same size and 1080p. When comparing the tv's there is a slight difference when they are next to each other. The tv is a lower end tv so its not going to have the best picture but i couldnt see spending an extra 300.00 for something so minor. The difference is so minor you have to really know what your looking for to tell a difference ( IF RUNNING HDMI THE PICTURE IS ABSOLUTELY THE SAME, BESTBUY ASSOCIATE FILLED ME IN ON THAT AND THEY WERE CORRECT ) . The sound is only 12w compared to the other ones that had 20w, but if you have a surround sound setup that doesnt even matter. Even running the tv without surround sound its not that bad. The sound will not fill up a huge room with sound but a medium size room will have ample sound. The tv has plenty of features for average user and possibly advanced user. Very easy setup. XBOX 360 LOOKS AMAZING ON THIS USING HDMI OR THE RGB CONNECTION. I was a little weary about buying it because I had never heard of dynex. The bestbuy associate told me that LG makes the Insigina, and the dynex brands. I wasnt sure if thats correct but researched it at home and it was true. I also have an lg 32 1080p lcd and the remotes work for for both tv's. All in all for the price I paid 899.99 plus got a 25.00 giftcard you cant beat it. The tv for the price really stands out from the others.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good TV for the Price

    Posted .

    This is my first LCD TV. It is replacing a Toshiba 50" rear projection TV that I used at 1080i over component inputs. I know it is hard to objectively review anything as a consumer since we normally do not get a chance to really compare a lot of different TV's, in depth, other than what you see in a store display. As one other reviewer stated, once you have this in your home you will honestly not be able to tell the difference since most people don't have all the other HD TV's around to compare it to. I was a little apprehensive about getting a TV with a brand I never heard of. One thing that helped me decide was that my brother purchased the same TV about a month ago and he recommended it to me. I researched it a bit on the inet and found that this particular TV had favorable reviews. Dynex is BB's house brand as pointed out already. This gave me a bit more confidence in my purchase. Needless to say, I had to have the TV replaced the first day. The red channel on both component inputs were bad giving everything a brownish-green cast. I double checked it was not my cables by using another set of new component cables I had. Both my DVD player and my PS2 had the same issue. Something was also wrong with the digital tuner as all the digital channels were stuttering and pixilated. TBH, I think the first TV was damaged in transit or something. I exchanged the TV the same day and I was surprised at how easy it was to get the exchange done. After one of the BB reps tested the TV they came back and told the CS rep to go ahead and exchange the TV for me. Kudos to the CS reps at the El Paso, TX, Sunland Park BB. Once the new TV was home and installed, I had no troubles. Digital HD channels are crystal clear and everything over component (480p) came through the way it is supposed to. I was actually shocked at how good standard def DVD movies look on this set. I have a hard disk based media center appliance also. I hooked it up to the component inputs and realized that I will have to re-rip my DVD collection. Compression artifacts are very apparent, though I think it is no fault of the TV and more my compressed files. I have an up converting DVD player on the way and am anxious to see how it is going to look over HDMI. I realize its not true 1080p but if standard def DVD’s look this good, it can only get better. The viewing angle is very good. My seating is arranged so that the widest angle anyone see's is at most about 45-60 degrees. Sound quality directly from the TV is acceptable at most. The volume is really low and I am sitting about 8-9 feet away from the TV. It really is not too much of an issue since I have the audio piped through my receiver anyway. These are very small TV speakers, what do you expect? Overall, I think this TV is a good value as a first time LCD big screen buyer but spring for the extra warranty, just in case. You will still get a good deal with the extra $100 or so tacked on.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Great LCD TV

    Posted .

    Ok, I checked out other reviews before I went out and bought my tv and I figured after what I had read and saw that the only slight concern was just the volume/sound level of the speakers that this tv would be a good buy. Well, it was an awesome buy! This TV is great looking, the picture quality is great, in video where there are dark scenes the contrast is great and you can see most everything! It's light enough to make it easy to handle when installing it on the wall, I recommend assistance just to be able to see around the back when hanging it up. I have no real complaints about this tv at all. The only thing I could say is that yes like others have said, the speakers are 12Watt and they dont give the sound I would have expected it should, but with that said I plugged it into my surround sound system and hey it's sounding great now. So if you don't plan on hooking up your tv to a surround system and want a higher quality sound, then I'd suggest another tv model, just to be completely honest. If the sound isn't an issue, then this is one of the best deals you will find. Heck I just got mine a few days ago and BB has marked them down by $30, so I am going to get my additional money back cause they price match their sale prices, so you really win buying this tv and from best buy. Just another note, Dynex is owned by Best Buy and they make their tv's exclusively for Best Buy. They are not made by LG as another reviewer had previously posted.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My first HDTV

    Posted .

    I saw this Dynex in the story next to a half dozen name brands hardly noticed a difference. Except for being able to afford this one hehe. After some adjustment in the menu this tv looks as good if not better than my friend's 32" and 50" bravia. The picture is so crystal clear company appears to be in a trance while watching. Regular cable looks outstanding but you'll notice a HUGE difference when you come across a broadcast in true 1080p. Even the difference between 1080i and 1080p is very evident from 11 feet away. My living room is only about 10X15 so the sound is loud and clear. If you're on a tight budget like me get this television. You won't regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    DYNEX 42" 1080p FLat Panel LCD HDTV

    Posted .

    This is truly a great HDTV for the money. The Dynex HDTV will make a wonderful piece of your video collection, the style of the unit is very nice. Comes with a stand attached to the TV. I have opted to mount the set on the wall, which really makes the colors pop out at you. Great TV Size for living or bedroom use. The color Quality and Clarity rival that of much costlier HDV Sets. HDMI direct hook up to your cable or satelight boxe is so easy a blind person could do it. The TV control is very compact and makes it easy to follow to be able to push the correct button for surfing HDMI attachments as well as selecting to play DVD OR Blue-Ray Coponents. The only detractor is the TWO HDMI connections, however, it does come with a threaded cable in so you could attac to MDI components to the set. Price is EXTREMELY great for the quaity of HDTV you are purchasing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    What a Deal

    Posted .

    I spent a lot of time online reading reviews before making this purchase. I was skeptical of the off brand, but at the price ($770) for a 42" 1080P, it was hard to ignore. I was seriously comparing this to a 37" 720P LG($850), which made me more comfortable because of the name brand. The deciding factor for me was Best Buy's warranty. I looked at several other Electronic retailers and Best Buy was the only one to offer a 4 year warranty. The warranty was only $145. So comparing it to the smaller and less resolution LG the difference was only $65. I went with this Dynex and feel relaxed because I know I have the 4 year warranty and I will be covered in the case the TV craps out after the 1 yr manufacturer's warranty. When I was in the store, I noticed the picture quality of this Dynex looked better than all of the TV's around it that were all name brand and several hundred dollars more. All in all, I believe I got a steal and I would have made this purchase again in a heart beat. Obviously the sound isn't superior (which is why I gave it a 4), but after reading reviews on several other TV's, it appears all of them are like this. The simple solution is to go buy a surround sound system, which I definitely plan on doing once a free some money up.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best TV for the price

    Posted .

    This is a hard deal to beat. The TV may be slightly inferior to some of the higher end TVs when comparing directly in the store. But the TVs where you may be able to find a slight difference in picture are at least double the price. This TV does not have any serious weaknesses and is not complicated. The set does have controls on the side to allow operation in the event the remote is lost. The instruction manual is not the best and provides no instruction of how to remove the base for a wall mount. It does follow the standard four screws, but is not obvious if this is your first TV. When calling tech support to find this out, the tech directed me to Best Buy tech support. The Best Buy tech support had their computers down and had me call the geek squad for the question. Despite that situation, the TV does everything you should expect it too. My price after tax and coupon was about $760. The next TV that would match this model was about 1100 when I purchased this. The only little peeve I have is that when connecting this to a home theatre sound system, the audio output is not controlled by the TV set volume. This would be a nice feature to modify.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

    Posted .

    I saw this on an open box sale and could not resist getting it for 600 dollars. I mean when you think about it until next year probably, you wont find 42s under $700 retail. Once I got it home, I found it easy to hook up and with my HDMI cables, the images were sharp and clear. I didn't do too many adjustments as the colors as they were are just fine. My only complaints are these - The cabinent is very drab looking and as my wife describes, 'cheap feeling but on the other hand, it shows off the screen size whereas other 42s i have seen the cabinent itself was an extra inch wide looking like the TV size was smaller. - I am still having a bit of difficulty getting this TV to properly play with my Harmony 550 remote especially when switching display modes. Sometimes it gets stuck on one mode and it won't move and it doesn't help that when I go to switch to my Xbox that's hooked up via VGA, I have to fight with it to get it to go there. Otherwise this is a quality product which anyoen should enjoy and I did forget to mention that I have my blu ray player hooked up to it and it looks outstanding So, if you see this product and you have enough to get it after the holidays, treat yourself. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Now Satisfied Skeptic

    Posted .

    Well, I've had this TV for about 3 weeks and this was my first HDTV. I went to BB and this TV's picture actually stood out among the bigger brands. I was nervous about the Dynex brand, as all my friends recommend Samsung -- but at $597 -- this was the right price tag, so I took a gamble and ordered it online for in-store pick-up. Pick up was a snap and set up was easy. I was disappointed at first before I figured out how HDTV actually works. First you have to subscribe to the HDTV channels with your provider. Then you need to have 2 HDMI cables (at $50 each) -- one for your cable receiver and one for your HDDVD player. There are two HDMI ports on the TV and you have to watch HDTV through those ports. Once I got all that figured out -- the picture is incredible. Being this is my first HDTV I don't have anything to compare it too, but I love it! I wanted to wait to write my review until I was sure, and after three weeks I can't find anything wrong with the TV once I got it all set up correctly. It's easy once you understand how it all works. I was also nervous about the refresh rate and I only notice a little background noise -- but I have narrowed that down to my cable provider, since on DVDs it's a perfect picture! Play with the picture settings on the set before you decide you don't like it. I was really skeptical about the brand and the price tag and especially because most of my friends payed 4 times as much for their TVs and I wanted a good one. I am very pleased with it so far but I do plan to buy the extended warranty just in case -- why not for such a great price! I really feel like I got a bargain -- and I rub it in their faces daily! :) We have it hooked up to a stereo for sound and it sounds great! I would think if you are going to invest in this type of TV you would want an external sound system anyway. Bottom line is --- don't be scared --- go for it! We really love this TV!!! Making the switch from regular TV to HDTV is easy with this set and you'll love it too --- and so will your wallet!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV for the price.

    Posted .

    If you are looking for a television that has plenty of hookups (2 HDMI, 2 Components, 1 VGA, etc etc etc) in this price range then you need look no further. This really is a great television, with enough menu settings to keep the average person quite happy. The website says that it has audio sound level balancing so that commercials don't come screaming through the speakers, however many commercials still come in substantially louder than the show I was watching. Not a bother for me as Im one of those people that sits on the sofa with remote in hand to mute the sound at the first sign of a commercial. Speaking of remotes, be prepared to buy a universal remote (and try to find the remote code that works with the Dynex brand, Im currently using my Xbox 360 media remote for basic operations) because the remote that comes with this television is one of the worst, from sharp corners on the physical remote, to delayed channel changing when pressing the up or down button on the remote, to not getting any action from the remote unless it's pointing in a certain direction. Another $19.99 to $39.99 is to be expected for a *full* universal remote that can control all the options on the television. I have yet to hook up our surround sound system as the sound that comes out of the television speakers has proven to be clean and plenty loud and I've yet to need to go above 50 on the sound level. Im sure though that I will eventually want to hook up the sound system to get that thumping bass back when watching dvd movies. Overall, it's a really great television for the price tag and we shopped all the major retailers in our area like walmart, target, circuit city, even sams club, but best buy had the best price, and best image quality in the under $800.00 range. I don't regret the purchase one bit, other than I watch a whole lot more television now than I ever did with out old analog 36" square television.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING PICTURE

    Posted .

    The picture this tv produces rivals the Samsung. At the best buy store the ONLY difference i saw between the two (Dynex and Samsung) was the white on the Dynex looked like it had a slight tint of red compared to the samsung, after i adjusted the Dynex set the best i could. But the blacks and dark colors in games are INSANE i could see everything and with no blurred or "washed out" colors. I played Iron Man 1080P (first movie watched on the tv) and it took my breath away just gorgeous!! I never even tried to get sound of the speakers, i instantly got the bose self amplified computer speakers from my bedroom and fills the whole living room and dining room with vibrant sound. Every time i turn on or off the tv i get a power thud (like a low POP) kind of annoying but not a show stopper. Unless you like to sit 9 feet to the right of the screen the remote works fine for how i use it...like a normal person.(What do expect for $770) Vga mode (pc) input cannot do 1080P it will do 1920 x 1200 but you get a black line down the left side of the screen and need to adjust the clock on the tv to make it go away.BOTHERSOME because it is a non-standard resolution for the tv it will not save the settings :( and i need to do that every time that resolution is applied! In the 1920 x 1080 i get a distorted off color picture the screen looks like a Mess the best way i can describe it is like parts of the screen are shifted left but most of it is correct but very off color. I believe this is due to the vga mode having a lack of functions. In HDMI you can choose four different display modes normal, wide, zoom, cinema. where cinema will stretch the screen to fit the display, and vga mode only has normal and wide. i believe if the cinema option was available in vga it would be fine. I'm waiting on my adapter to get in so i can test my theory. All and all.... VERY PLEASED WITH THE PURCHASE!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome TV

    Posted .

    I usually buy plasma, and big name brands, (i.e. Samsung, Vizio, etc). I saw this on a $597 online special and decided to take a chance. Albeit, it's a small risk considering BB has such an outstanding return policy. I opted for in-store pickup from the Highlands Ranch, CO store, and they had it ready and waiting when I got there. They loaded it up in the car for me, and I drove home still never having seen the picture I was gonna get. Plugging it in to the HD Cable box (HDMI output), I gotta say I was absolutely blown away. The set automatically adjusts for the resolution level -- normal channels will show up at 720p, and then as soon as you hit the HD channels on the cable box, the full 1080p kicks in on it's own (the OSD will tell you what resolution is currently being displayed). The picture is absolutely awesome, and is dead-on comparable to my 55" and 50" plasmas that are elsewhere in the house that I paid 3 times the amount of money for. One thing that I love about this is the built-in audio compression on the TV. It's perfect for the bedroom (which is where I'm using this one). Loud commercials are brought down, and quiet conversational scences are brought up so that everything is at the same audio level. I think this may be the perfect choice/value for a bedroom TV -- doesn't have a bunch of features, but it gets the job done with a flawless picture and audio compression. I don't know what went wrong with the one reviewer that had two of these that were bad, but I can tell you that I am absolutely ecstatic considering the value of this TV. Try it -- BB has a great return policy anyway, so you got nothing to lose. And no -- I don't work for them -- I'm an Engineer. I'm just a happy consumer! :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great budget TV rivals expensive brands

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    I bought this TV on sale for $597 the weekend after Black Friday. I looked at other budget LCD 1080p sets sold by others and after adjusting the modes on this TV in Bestby, I bought it immediately. Standard mode setting made blacks look washed out and gray, but soft mode made this TV appealing. Although the blacks are not as dark as higher price models, they are excellent and at home you will never know. This TV has a good menu interface, great features, and worked without a problem. I did take the first set back because of 1 dead pixel that was present from when I first turned the set on. The 2nd set is perfect and Bestbuy gave no problems on the return. Although other reviews note poor sounds or low wattage, the TV is in my bedroom and sound is plenty good. I have another high dollar LCD and this one compares well at 1/3 the price. My Sat TV remote was able to work this TV without a problem. At current price, this is a good buy and on sale it is even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend