They say you get what you pay for.....
This product certainly warrants that title.
Ive had Sony, Panasonic and Toshiba TV's in the past. Ive always bought entry level LCD TV's. I bought this one for £350 from Argos on the basis of it being a bargain for a quality brand.
Unfortunately on pulling it out of the box I could already see the inferior build quality compared to my much older Sony TV. This was much lighter and looked /felt cheaply made.
The TV stand was much smaller than my old one despite this being a bigger TV. It also didn't have the swivel feature that my old stand had.
It doesn't offer much in terms of connectivity either.
Just 2 HDMI ports, 1 scart socket. Amazingly no RGB or component connections and no VGA connection either! My Sony had all of these.
It's ok though i thought......The amazing picture quality should make up for it.
:¬( <--that's my sadface at the dissapointment of what was to come. The HD channels turned out ok, but standard definition channels were all sub-par.
But the worst part of it all was the sound, and heck was it bad. The sound was more tinny than that of an empty tin of beans being hit with a rusty old spoon. I changed and tried all the settings and tried manually changing the equalizer. But when the speakers are so cheap its like trying to tune a broken instrument.
I have never had anything bad to say about Samsung before and I'd like to stop the assassination of this product there. However even the remote is one of the cheapest pieces of tat i've seen as well. Bad design, tacky and dated.
I bought this brand for the price, but if you want my opinion, the Toshiba TV I have offers better quality at a better price.
At time of writing this I have just returned my product to the store and will return my custom back to Sony.
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