I find myself to be a tech geek and this TV filled my needs. WMP sharing on networked computers works well with the built-in media player the TV has. As long as it has an avi extension, it will show up (and play). I watched a 1080p MKV that just needed the mkv extension changed to avi. Quality was stunning. Have not encountered anything that the media player can't play.
I had been planning on buying a new tv for quite a while, and did as much reading and research as time would permit. I kept coming back to the LG 42LD550. What really sold me on it was the Netcast (powered by the WiFi USB dongle), super-high contrast ratio, wireless-ready, and the price. The price! Man, a tv like this would have cost several thousand dollars a few years ago.
For being my first HDTV, I am more than happy with my purchase. I was debating for months to get the LN40B630, but the price didn't come back down to below $800. Searching Amazon, I saw this year's model for less than last year's model, so I decided it was time to get one. I'm more than impressed by what this TV can do: already I have hooked my PS3 and DVD player up to it. The visuals are absoulutley outstanding -- I feel like I'm actually there. Reading reviews from last year's model, I saw negative comments about sound quality; this year's model, in my opinion, exceeds expectations.
This TV has an excellent picture and sound. What sets it apart from other HDTVs is features that make it adapt well to varied lighting conditions. We use the TV in a sunroom where bright light comes from all sides, but the 40XV648's Autoview setting handles it beautifully, boosting the brightness enough to compensate. It also has a less-reflective screen with Crystal Coat, a feature to enhance contrast under those conditions. The Autoview dims automatically at night, but I prefer the standard or movie settings under those conditions. The TV is easy to set up without a lot of mumbo-jumbo. It handles fast action really well, too. Overall an excellent choice!
Make the move to the smoothest LCD action ever. Samsung's LN32C530 LCD HDTV offers incredible color and rich clarity, all on a 32-inch screen. Add the power of Samsung's Wide Color Enhancer, for a picture that optimizes a given color's hue, resulting in more natural rendering of colors and lifelike action. Samsung HDTVs are also ENERGY STAR compliant, helping the environment by using less energy while saving you money.
I have had this TV for about 2 months and really am enjoying it. It has a great picture and color clarity. Works well with DVD, VHS, blu-ray/ PS3, wii, and a computer hooked up. I have all of this hooked up constantly and there were plenty of different types of ports to make it all work. The only negative is the menu system. For some things you have to go through 3 or 4 screens to get to the setting that you want. Not a huge deal, but it could be better.
Offering advanced LCD technology for the highest possible picture quality, Panasonic's 32-inch VIERA TC-L32U22 LCD HDTV features an improved panel with In Plane Switching (IPS) for an ultra-wide viewing angle and higher moving picture resolution that results in clear, bright images. This U22 series model provides 1080p resolution, 24P Playback function for superb imagery from 24-frame movies on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, and a 20,000:1 contrast ratio.
Make the move to the smoothest LCD action ever. Samsung's LN32C550 LCD HDTV offers incredible color and rich clarity, all on a 32-inch screen. Add the power of Samsung's Wide Color Enhancer, for a picture that optimizes a given color's hue, resulting in more natural rendering of colors and lifelike action. Samsung HDTVs are also ENERGY STAR compliant, helping the environment by using less energy while saving you money.