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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good TV for the price, 11 July 2013
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I got this on the Black Friday deal so I've had it for over 7 months now and I'm very impressed.

I was after a TV with Freeview HD, HDMI-CEC and LED back-light and this ticked all the boxes which was very rare in this price range.

I know at least one other viewer said that the picture quality wasn't great. I personally think the Freeview HD picture looks great and is on a par with the Blu-Ray player I have connected to the TV.

The LED back-light is great and the picture is very clear and vibrant. There are a lot of settings you can tweak to get the perfect picture for you. There's even a smart set-up which takes you through a series of images and asks you which option looks better to optimise the settings for you, it's like a fun version of being at the opticians!

Philips EasyLink (Philips name for HDMI-CEC) is one of the most amazing little features I have ever come across. It allows me to control my TV, Raspbmc media centre and Blu-Ray player with the TVs remote.
It's not perfect as some of the features on the Blu-Ray's remote aren't on the TV remote but for playing, pausing, stopping and moving around the menus with the TV remote perfect and it saves me having to have 3 remote controls to hand all the time.

I only have two issues with this TV.

The first problem is the YouTube app. It's frustratingly slow and certainly isn't easy to type in what you're looking for with the remote. If you have a tablet or PC near by I'd advise just using that instead. I know some people might say it's my connection speed or type but this was using a wired connection to the TV and the same videos load much faster on my iPad or PC.

The second issue is the TV guide. It only shows now and next which can be very confusing. There's also no way to set the channel to automatically change. These are two features I had on a Samsung TV which cost almost exactly the same price in 2006, it's sad to think that 6 years they haven't managed to at least match those features. If you're hooking it up to Sky then you'll already have a much better TV guide which you can use so this shouldn't be a worry for you.
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