Just thought I'd add a couple of comments of my own. I bought this model partly based on reviews of its baby brother the 32" version. Having owned it for some months now I have been pretty happy. I've found that for general enjoyment the picture processing is better turned off, however the set will mercilessly pick holes in poor picture quality, which I can only presume is down to bit-rate limitations on transmissions (less of a problem on HD but still present). I've found that as reported the CATS option does soften the picture, which can be an advantage when watching poor "SD" channels. One come back on the review's comments on backlight brightness though, if you rummage around the setup you'll find a "power save" option. Turn that on and the backlight is cut back nicely! so with this on and CATS off I think you get a good compromise. I'm not so sure on the downward firing speakers though as this seems to make speech "detatched" and un-focussed. I guess this probably applies to many lCD sets (call me a fussy old CRT telly owner!). Watch out for the blotchy backlight I did look at changing my set due to the picture breakup issues I saw, but the second set was identical in this respect (so no tv fault) but it showed issues of LED alignment for the backlight causing similar blotches as reported in the review, so I sent the replacement back. My original set was fine. The Telly's record feature is useful but you need a USB hard disk to use it, not a USB flash stick. It will record from Freesat or DVB whilst you're watching a DVD or using SKY, handy when you need to record more things than you can manage on your sky box alone. On the internet based stuff,I've used iPlayer although it's a bit fiddly, but that's it. Not tried the Skype bit either. Media player is ok but as most of my music is "flac" encoded it only works for my mp3's. I think it's very well build (to last!) so I'd recommend it!
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A seriously talented performer that has a few design issues
This is a top-notch surround package for the money. It’s a worthy alternative to the award-winning KEF R100 5.1
A great amp with some notable musical skills, but it loses a star compared with its better-performing, better-specified rivals
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