Haier LE46A2280 46-Inch 1080p 60Hz Slim LED HDTV Review

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  • 1080p delivers the highest quality picture possible from a high-definition source
  • Integrated ATSC/NTSC/QAM Tuners
  • Multiple A/V inputs, including 2 HDMI and 1 Component
  • Music, photo, and video file playback via USB port

This 46-Inch Direct LED HDTV provides a sharp, clear picture, and rock-solid reliability in an ultra-slim design. Multiple high definition inputs make connecting a variety of high definition devices, like a Blu-ray player, or HD video game console, easier than ever. The large screen makes this model perfect as the centerpiece of your home theater.

UPDATE: Whether damaged in shipping or defective when the screen is white one can see vertical shadows on the screen. This doesn’t bother me but might bother others. Other buyers had mentioned weird noises coming from the TV speakers and I can confirm this. Here’s to hoping it is resolved with a firmware update. Also, connecting to the digital out for the TV tuner audio has sped up the channel changing significantly, not sure why but I’m not complaining either! Was worth the $330 but any higher price I’d be wary. Make sure to purchase with a credit card that offers buyer protection or extended warranty to cover your butt.

Do NOT expect this model to do deep rich black tones, otherwise colors are good and picture is bright and clear.

PROS:
Slender thin design is nice, front bezel looks good and was thinner than I was expecting. Paid $335 in late Dec 2012 when the price dipped low for a few hours on this model. Bright clean picture and a nice non-glossy screen to keep glare down. Easy assembly with 4 (included) screws and a (not included) common phillips screwdriver. Was surprised to find a decent quality remote with batteries included. TV is light enough that a single person can unbox and setup without help. Unencrypted QAM signals from my cable provider come in looking super at full 1080 resolution. VGA input looks amazingly good even though my PC has old cheap onboard video. No dead pixels or other weirdness anywhere on this set even though the box shows that Fed-Ex was less than gentle with it during shipping.

CONS:
Slight LED light bleed on right hand side which matches with damage to the box. Seems like more than a coincidence to me so I’m going to blame Fed-Ex for that one. Not bad enough for me to bother with returning it.

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