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Westinghouse T6DW Series 1080p LCD HDTV


• 1080p High resolution definition
• Wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles
• 3 HDMI inputs
• 3D noise reduction
• Energy Efficient
• Wall mountable
• Built-in digital tuner
• Sleep timer and parental control


4.1 out of 5 stars

Welcome to a review of the Westinghouse T6DW Series. This series is considered a great value and offers many features for the price. Set-up is easy, with its simple menu. Mounting on the wall is trouble-free due to the TV’s light weight.

The 3 HDMI ports let you watch movies, play games and connect your computer for high resolution images and easy viewing with the large screen. A couple of convenient features are the sleep timer and parental control, which no parent should be without. This series does have a few drawbacks. The HDMI inputs are located in the rear of the TV making it difficult to attach your cables, especially when the TV is mounted to the wall. In order for the digital tuner to function, some codes need to be activated which requires a phone call. For most this is not an issue, but some consumers find this requirement very annoying. However, considering the vibrant colors and crisp, clear picture this series delivers, it is worth it.

The remote control used for this series is the RMT-15. It is very easy to use however it has been noted that the signal is weak, therefore you must be close to the TV and aim properly for the remote to connect to the TV.

The biggest drawback of this series and many slim, flat screen TVs is the sound quality. The speakers on this series are located at the rear of the TV and are very weak. The sound quality is very poor. However, to compensate for the speakers and achieve great sound quality, any sound system can be attached to the TV. Once you have your desired sound system attached, you can experience all the great features this series has to offer.

• Excellent value
• Crisp, clear picture
• Ample amount of hdmi inputs
• Pc connectivity

• Weak sound quality
• No internet connectivity
• Digital tuner requires activation


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Onkyo TX-NR525 5.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver


• 80 watts per channel
• 6 HDMI inputs/1 HDMI output
• 4K pass through
• 2 USB ports
• Zone 2 capability
• FM/AM tuner with 40 preset memory
• Automatic speaker calibration
• Music optimizer


RATING: 4 out of 5 stars

Welcome to a review of the Onkyo TX-NR525 5.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. The TX-NR525 is low end in price for Onkyo but you wouldn’t know it by all that it has to offer. Onkyo makes connecting your home theater system easy by providing color coded labels for the speaker wires and pre-labeled HDMI inputs like cable/satellite, game, DVD, and computer. It comes with automatic calibration of your speakers using a microphone provided. The six HDMI inputs take surround sound formats from Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and also support 3D video, giving you the finest in sound and picture quality. Although Wifi and Bluetooth are not built-in, with the proper LAN adapter, you will have wireless access to stream your music, and videos effortlessly and have access to the most popular streaming and radio services on the internet. The TX-NR525 also has the capacity to extend the sound and picture to another room, called the second zone.

The part number for the remote control is RC-865M. The remote is programmable and has the ability to control your TV, Blu-ray, DVD and Cable/Satellite. Some users have noted that at times the remote needs to be aimed right at the receiver in order for it to work. The Onkyo remote app for iPod touch, iPhone and Android devices is another convenient way to control your home theater system within wireless range.

A very noteworthy feature is the 4K pass through. With Onkyo thinking ahead to the future of technology, they have equipped this receiver with 4K pass through resolution from source devices, like a blu-ray, to a 4K ready HDTV. Onkyo uses Audyssey Technology adjustments to optimize the sound. Audyssey Dynamic EQ maintains reliable bass and surround sound effects at different volume levels. The Audyssey technology also automatically compensates for changes in volume levels. The sound quality this receiver delivers is exceptional with clarity, and bass that is not overpowering. With all these features, and a price that is very reasonable, you will be very happy to make this part of your home theater system.

• Inexpensive
• Exceptional sound quality
• 4k pass through
• 6 HDMI inputs/1 output

• No built-in wifi or bluetooth
• Remote’s signal is weak at times

TX-NR525 – 5.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver

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YAMAHA RX-A730 7.2 Channel Network AV Receiver

• Aluminum front panel offers visual and aural benefits
• Anti-Resonance Technology (A.R.T.) Wedge helps to ensure that vibrations do not affect sound quality
• 7 channel powerful surround sound and full discrete amp configuration
• 105 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 ch driven)
• 90 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 ch driven)
• MHL supports full HD video and audio from mobile phones and portable devices
• Network functions such as AirPlay, Pandora®, Rhapsody® music streaming service and AV Controller App
• High quality video processing with precise deinterlacing
• YPAO Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
• HDMI: 6 inputs (1 on front)/1 output with Ultra HD (4K) video upscaling, 3D and Audio Return Channel
• USB terminal on front panel
• FLAC or WAV 192 kHz/24-bit audio playback
• Advanced multi-language GUI on-screen display with album art
• Versatile zone control such as Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
• Detachable AC power cord for easier installation
• ECO mode operation for about 20 percent less power consumption


RATING: 4.9/5.0

Welcome to a review of Yamaha’s RX-A730, 7.2 CH, Network AV Receiver. The RX-A730 provides exceptional Yamaha audio and video quality in a 7.2 channel network AV receiver with independent Zone 2 for whole home entertainment. Network functionality provides access to Internet radio (vTuner), Pandora® and Rhapsody® streaming services.

The AVENTAGE RX-A730 is based on the audio design concept of providing a massive, full-bodied sound for movie sound effects and the accurate reproduction of music sources. By expertly harmonizing traditional and advanced technologies, every factor that affects sound quality is handled with no other thought than to achieve the best possible audio quality. As a result, this AVENTAGE model has the ability to reproduce the most subtle details of high-definition sound so that listeners can enjoy a truly high-class sound studio experience at home.

The RX-A730 has connections for up to 9 speakers in total, plus 2 subwoofers. There are so many excellent features about this receiver like Apple AirPlay, plenty of connectivity and an easy to use remote control. The remote part number is ZF269900 and will also aid in the setup and adjustment process of your new AV receiver.

Consumers are sharing that this model has a solid sound, easy to use interface, and has the power to give crystal clear highs and pounding bass. The only thing mentioned is that unfortunately it does not have a phono connection. Overall, however, you can’t go wrong with this high-end AV receiver that will deliver exceptional sound and performance for a reasonable price.


• Aventage system
• AirPlay
• Plenty of connectivity


• No phono connection


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Westinghouse LD-5580Z 55” Class 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV


• 1080p provides high resolution details and excellent picture quality
• Ultra slim design
• 2 6W speakers
• 3 HDMI inputs
• PC Video input
• 170 degree horizontal and 176 degree vertical viewing angles


4.4 out of 5

Welcome to a review of the Westinghouse LD-5580Z 55” 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV. This powerhouse television features an ultra slim design making it easy to mount on the wall and transport from one place to another. Used in conjunction with a blu-ray, the picture quality is exceptional, although the blu-ray is not needed to get crisp, clear images. The picture quality of this model is by far the best feature according to those who have purchased this TV. Unfortunately this model is not equipped for internet connectivity.

This model comes with a fully functional remote, part number RMT-15. Many users have stated that the RMT-15 is very easy to use and navigate through the initial setup and menu options.

If you like to watch TV late at night and not disturb others while doing so, the LD-5580Z has a headphone jack which many other TV models do not offer. There is however only one audio output which will not be enough for everyone but still a great feature. Some consumers have reported that the sound quality is average but works very well in small spaces. Others have stated that the sound quality is perfect. Therefore it all depends on how important top of the line sound quality is to you. If excellence in sound quality is important to you, by connecting a soundbar, speakers or home entertainment system, you can sit back and enjoy the show.


• A lot of TV for the price
• Easy to set up
• Excellent picture quality
• 3 HDMI inputs


• Average sound quality
• No internet capability
• Weak sensor on remote control
• Only 1 audio output


LD-5580Z – 55″ LED HDTV

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Toshiba L1350U 1080p LED HDTV

• Full HD 1080p
• ClearScan 120Hz-39” & 50” (60Hz-23”)
• DynaLight Technology
• Three HDMI Inputs
• Audyssey EQ
• Audyssey ABX
• USB Port
• 14W Speakers
• Remote Control with HDMI CEC
• Energy Star 6.0



Welcome to a review of Toshiba’s L1350U Series, 1080p LED HDTV. The L1350 is a great fit for any room. Whether for gaming, shows, movies or an extra monitor for productivity, this TV will fit well. The L1350U delivers a rich, vibrant HD picture with incredible brightness and sharp contrast, along with awesome sound and excellent energy efficiency. Plus, they’re stylish and attractive, thanks to an elegant new design. Available in a high-gloss black finish with elegant curved corners, this TV looks as great as the picture quality it delivers. Use it to enjoy the morning news with breakfast, set up a game station in the playroom, or expand your workstation.

The features of this 1080p HD television take your viewing experience to a new level, starting with the energy-efficient LED backlight that delivers bright, sharp contrast. A ColorStream HD component and built-in ColorMaster technology brings pictures to life and gives you complete six-color control of hue, saturation, and brightness.

With multiple input options, this user-friendly HDTV gives you the flexibility to connect to a range of devices. Three HDMI inputs, a USB port, a high-def PC port, and a ColorStream HD component allow you to hook it up to a Full Jack Pack or connect external speakers, AV receivers, flash drives, PCs, and laptops. The USB port lets you view media from a USB drive so you can enjoy slideshows, videos, and music without hooking up your computer–a handy solution if you are planning to wall-mount the screen. Plus you will receive a Toshiba fully functional remote control, part number CT-90325, to enhance all of your experiences with the L1350U series.

The L1350U has been noted for its fantastic picture quality and the gaming experience is amazing. However, the stand is somewhat wobbly, despite screwing the nail into the base of the TV. Also, the TV speakers are typical for an HDTV but can be improved immensely by connecting an external sound system. Overall, this TV by Toshiba is a good choice.


• Price
• Excellent picture quality
• Vivid colors


• Weak stand
• Sound is only adequate


23L1350U – LED 1080p 60HZ LED HDTV
39L1350U – LED 1080p 120HZ LED HDTV
50L1350U – LED 1080p 120HZ LED HDTV

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Samsung Plasma PN51F5500 Series Smart TV

• 1080p Plasma HDTV: Best picture quality
• 600Hz Refresh Rate: Best for general viewing, video games, action movies, and sports
• Smart TV with Voice Controls: Interact with streaming content and the web
• TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 46.9” x 27.9” x 2.2”, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 46.9” x 31.4” x 12.1”
• Power: ENERGY STAR Compliant


RATING: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Welcome to a review of the Samsung Plasma F5500 Series Smart TV. This smart TV comes with built in Wi-Fi so that you can browse the web and access apps such as Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, and more! It has a dual-core processor built in for faster web browsing and much more app. multitasking using the Smart Touch remote control that comes with this series, part number AA59-00772A. The remote control has a touchpad that operates similar to that of a four arrow and select button layout. While some say that the touchpad overcomplicates it, others have liked the idea of being able to scroll with their remote so it is viewed as a great feature. A lot of the market consumer reviews are wowing the great picture and sound quality. Pricing is comparative to other like type models but reviews overall are stating this series is a great buy!

The stand for the TV is on a swivel so that it can adjust to your needs. The stand however looks relatively flimsy compared to the size of the TV.

• Swivel stand
• 3-D
• Apps and Web Browsing
• Flimsy stand
Plasma F5500 Series Smart TV with Smart Touch Remote

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Sanyo DP19241 19inch 720P 60HZ LED HDTV

• 18.5″ Diagonal 720p LED HDTV
• Digital TV refresh rate of 60 Hz
• Wide screen 16:9 Aspect Ratio
• Native Panel Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels



Welcome to the review of Sanyo’s DP19241 19 Class 720p 60Hz LED HDTV. The Sanyo 18.5 inch LED-LCD HDTV, with integrated ATSC digital and NTSC analog tuner, is the latest in technology. Equipped with Digital Clear QAM, the digital tuner is capable of receiving unscrambled digital cable. This model is available in a high gloss black finish and will be the perfect complement to your home entertainment system when watching your movies, sports and favorite programs in your den, bedroom, kitchen, or dorm room. The detachable base stand allows it to be wall mounted, with an optional wall mount kit which is sold seperately.

With HDMI, Component Audio/Video Inputs, and Composite Audio/Video, you have plenty of options for DVD, VCR, Cable, Satellite and external antenna hookups. A Digital Audio Output (coaxial) allows hookup to a home entertainment receiver amplifier system for theater like sound, while a headphone jack permits private listening. Additional PC/Mac input allows you to use the screen as a computer monitor. A standard remote control is included, part number 076E0RU011, and is easy to navigate.

The consumer reviews for this TV are favorable, stating that with its quality picture and sound, it makes a perfect addition to any home entertainment system.


• Picture quality
• Can be used as a monitor
• Price


DP19241 – LED-LCD 720p/60Hz HDTV W/Digital Clear Tuner

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Sansui-Orion SLED5000 1080p LED HDTV

• High Definition Resolution (1080p display)
• Integrated digital tuner
• Receives over-the-air DTV broadcast signals
• Response time of 6.5 ms
• 3D comb filter

REMOTE: 076R0TA021


Welcome to a review of Sansui-Orion’s SLED5000, 1080p LED HDTV. The SLED5000 features a super slim LED display that can be placed virtually anywhere in your house. LED technology features a stunning picture quality, a wide array of colors, and an incredible range of brightness. LED technology also features a significantly lower amount of electrical energy, which means you’ll save money on that costly electric bill.

This model is a high definition digital TV 1080p display. It is supported by a Integrated Digital Tuner (ATSC, QAM) and it receives over the air DVT broadcast signals. The contrast ratio is 1,000,000:1 and the response time is 6.5ms. The SLED5000 has 3 HDMI inputs (VGA, 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p) for connectivity of your devices such as your Bluray, gaming console, cable box, and more. There is one component input, one A/V input and a PC Monitor input. There is also a Digital Audio out (coaxial) and Analog Audio (fixed).

You will also receive with your model a fully functional remote control, part number 076R0TA021. This remote control is easy to use and will get you through the setup process and adjustments with ease.

Although the Sansui-Orion SLED5000 has been out for almost a year, we are not seeing much on consumer responses. No matter what is or isn’t being stated, this TV has a great price point for a 50” LED HDTV and sure to please the avid movie watcher.

• 1080p High Definition Resolution
• 3 HDMI ports
• Easy to use remote


• Sound quality
• Basic features only

SLED5000 – LED HDTV 1080P

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• Exquisite design with rounded form and real wood top panel
• Play music from various sources – CD, iPod®/iPhone®, iPad® (via USB), USB, AM/FM radio and auxiliary input
• Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth® from your smartphone or tablet
• Exceptional audio quality from a compact system
• Unique IntelliAlarm and app features
• Compatible with iPhone 5

REMOTE: ZC893400

RATING: 4.5/5.0

Welcome to a review of Yamaha’s TSX-B232, Desktop Audio System. Yamaha TSX-B232 is a practical yet nice looking compact desktop audio system. This model gives you access to music from a multitude of sources including CD, iPod/iPhone, iPad (via USB) radio and other devices via the Auxiliary In. Add to this the TSX-B232’s Bluetooth compatibility and you can enjoy music wirelessly from your smartphone.

Put your system wherever you want it and use your smartphone to operate the playback functions. The iPhone/iPod/iPad specialized app lets you set the alarm time differently for each day of the week, as well as make detailed IntelliAlarm settings and transmit them wirelessly. The app will be periodically updated for additional functionality.

Not only is this a stylish audio player that matches your interior, it also offers functions that are helpful and easy to use. You’ll love the large clock display, the slot-in type CD player and the handy interface for engaging each function with just one touch. It also has IntelliAlarm, which gently awakens you by controlling the volume and frequency of your desired source. Plus you will receive an easy to use remote control, part number ZC893400.

Consumers are putting their music where they want it and with the TSX-B232, you can do just that. It has been noted that this little radio sounds great. It has good bass, is very clear, and has a fully functional remote control. This model is a bit pricey, but for quality sound, it is worth it.

• Excellent sound quality
• Stylish model
• Bluetooth enabled

• Price



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Westinghouse VR-3730 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV


• Full 1080p HD resolution
• 3 HDMI inputs
• Built in Digital Tuner
• Vibrant 100,000:1 contrast ratio
• Wide vertical and horizontal angles
• Ultra slim design
• Energy efficient
• PC video input


4 out of 5 stars

Welcome to a review of the Westinghouse VR-3730 37” 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV. For the price, the Westinghouse model VR-3730 delivers a great TV for those who are looking for simplicity. Its ultra-slim design and light weight make it very easy to install whether it be on the wall or on a stand. The simple menu also makes it easy to install.

Although the refresh rate is only 60Hz, the picture is amazingly clear with vivid colors and image detail. When watching sports or action movies, some have reported the picture to become a bit blurred at times, but overall a decent viewing experience.

The aspect ratio appears to be a standard complaint with this model. When you set it to your liking, it does not save your setting and resets to the default of standard once the TV is turned off therefore you must set it up each and every time you turn the TV on. However, because of the great picture quality and low price, many are willing to put up with this minor glitch.

The remote used for this model is standard. The part number is RMT-15. Many consumers have said it is very easy to use due to its simplistic design. This model does not have internet connection but does allow you to connect your PC.

The sound quality is problematic for many users. Some find the quality acceptable and even quite good for a flat screen, but many find the sound average to terrible. For those who prefer more enhanced sound, any type of sound system can be attached to achieve the quality they are looking for.



VR-3730 – 37 inch LCD HDTV

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