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You couldn't send a new remote?
 from Frederick, MD,  Jan 21, 2012

We like the TV. It's pretty darn big, it has a fair amount of inputs for peripherals, and the picture-quality is good (most of the time). There are a couple of caveats though. One, I don't mind it's that the TV refurbished and, in fact, one would never realize it—except for the remote. The remote was used a fair amount before we received it and thus the buttons are worn down and it doesn't have the nice, new shiny look it once had. It clearly isn't a sophisticated remote, so I'm guessing that it would be reasonably inexpensive to replace it with a new one. Second, the outputs on the back face down. Because of the design on the TV and the design of many gaming consoles these days, my husband doesn't want to plug his consoles into the TV. It is likely that the wire connections in the plugs will wear down and it could lead to us needing to buy new console plugs. Third, there aren't many connections in the back of the TV. If you have several gaming consoles, you'll either need to buy an HD splitter or find a different model. Fourth, the picture can be funny at times. As alluded to above, my husband plays a lot of video games (not in addict, just a fan). His favorites are usually the fighting games, such as Street Fighter. When he plays Street Fighter, or the like, the image is a little funny. Colors pop on screen, but reds in particular seem to lag or drag. It has to do with the speed that the characters move. One will bob up and down, and it's as if his headgear has stayed in place and that his head is moving in and out of it. Once we changed the resolution on the screen, it went away. But he can't play his games and use this TV at it's full capacity. At any other time, such as watching a video through Netflix on Roku, or surfing the web through our computer hard drive that we connected to the TV, or watching a DVD/BluRay, the picture is good and we are glad we purchased it. In short, the TV is close to what we hoped for with quality and more than what we hoped with size. But we were disappointed about the cheap, well-used remote; poorly design back; lack of inputs; and complications for video games.

  • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The same
  • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? So far
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
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