I have never written a five star review before, on the grounds that almost everything can be improved upon, but I am willing to make an exception for this extrodinary piece of equipment. When reading Amazon reviews, you must always keep in mind that the person writing it wants to feel good about the purchase, or is so hacked of with it that they need to vent their rage, so that is why the site has so many five and one star reviews and because of this they are not always reliable. For this purchase I looked on the Which website to get more detailed and reliable information.
This television was rated the best buy out of seventy LCD and plasma televisions currently on sale in the UK, taking into account picture quality, sound quality, ease of use and power consumption. It had the same score as the Panasonic Viera TX-32LXD7 which has a list price of a hundred and twenty pounds less. As it turns out, Amazon are charging sixty pounds more for the television with the higher list price, so I went for the TX-32LMD70 (it has two HDMI instead of one and a VGA input which the TX-32LDX7 does not have).
Since receiving it I have connected it to my Pioneer DVD player (component), Sky box (SCART) and Macbook (VGA), and I am amazed at the results. Everything is far better than I have seen and heard on other sets. According to the review I read, prior to purchasing the set, it excels when showing high definition; I have not tried this, but if the results for the other inputs are anything to go by, it will be exceptional.
The set up used:
Picture Profile Normal
Colour balance Cool
Colour Management On
These settings were recommended and I've found them to be worth using.