Date Joined: 12/16/09
Pros: Bright, sharp, good color, light weight, simple set up.
Does what I needed it to do: replace a dual-monitor setup without sacrificing screen real estate.
Cons: Wish it was a little less reflective - reflections are obvious and a little distracting.
Would be nice if it could be set up to shut down when its source (my computer) shuts down.
Many of these units are much thinner now, although I didn't find any other 40+" 4K monitors for <$500 that were thinner.
Overall Review: I purchased this to use as a 4K monitor to replace my dual-monitor setup - you can't beat the price for a "4K monitor." It is a shame they don't sell the monitor without the tuner and all the "smart" nonsense, which are of no value in my setup. Less than $500 for a 4K TV; think how cheap it could be as "just" a monitor!
Pixel size seems about the same as that on my old Dell 32" 2560x1600 monitor, so text is reasonable to read without magnification (my eyes are about 3 feet from the screen when I'm at my keyboard).
Caveat: Only 4K inputs are HDMI - no Displayport or DVI inputs - so you need a video card with an HDMI 2.0 port and the ability to drive 4K at 60 Hz.
My system: MSI Nightblade MI2 (Intel i7-6700K Quad Core, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD + 2 x 4TB SSHD, GTX 1080 8GB, Windows 10)
Pros: Plugged it in, turned it on and it worked just fine the first time..
Overall Review: Connected to a Harman/Kardon AVR2650 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver and Klipsch Reference SW-110 Sub. The sub is behind the couch and I didn't want to run the cable under the floor. This was the perfect solution.
Pros: Great sound, Compact system
Overall Review: Nice compliment to the Klipsch Reference SW110 Sub on a Harman/Kardon AVR2650 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver.
Small and unobtrusive. With only a minor bit of re-engineering to the stands, was able to use the 4 small stands I originally had a set of Bose mini speakers on.
Pros: Lots of power
Automatically switches on/off with amp
Cons: Well, it's kinda big, but there's not much way around that in a 10' Sub.
Overall Review: I bought this unit because I wanted a wireless unit (it sits behind the couch), and Klipsch has a kit to make it so. My set up is this with a Klipsch Quintet 5.0 system and an H/K AVR 2650 receiver.
The bass is unobtrusive at low volume, but shakes the plaster throughout the house with movie action. Seems plenty tight with music.
Pros: Once set up, it's easy enough that my wife can switch from TV to DVR to Blu-Ray without help. A big plus!
It's a 7.1 system, but you can set it up to drive a 5.1 home theater (all my house requires) and use the other 2 channels to drive stereo sound to a second room (in my case, the sunroom).
Cons: Only seems to recognize songs in a Windows Media Player library - I don't use WMP, so I had to set it up on my computer before the receiver could see the music.
Video pass through only works when the receiver is powered up. If I'm just watching the news - especially in the morning when everyone else is still asleep - I don't want to hear the subwoofer and surround sound. Fortunately, you can set it so it defaults to zero volume when it is turned on.
Overall Review: Had to replace a Bose 5.1 Surround-system and Newegg had a fantastic deal on this - cheaper than a less powerful 5-channel unit. At that price its a steal. I paired it with Klipsch Quintet system and Klipsch Reference Sub configured for wireless. It rocks the whole house.