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Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401

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Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401

Catch the game in full HD with the Element 40" 1080p LCD HDTV. The full-HD picture shows you all the details you've been missing, and the 16:9 aspect ratio makes it perfect for watching widescreen movies and TV shows. Plus, the three HDMI inputs help you get the most out of your HD-capable components. Note: You must have a source of HD programming in order to take full advantage of the Element 40" 1080p LCD HDTV. Contact your local cable or satellite TV provider for details on how to upgrade.
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Questions & Answers for Element Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401

Question

How is the picture quality? Is it as bad as some reviewers said?

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Aero1994
on Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Picture is terrific. I run the sound through a receiver so I cannot comment but the image is great.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
HotCupOfJoe
 - Middle of Everywhere
answer 2
Mine is excellent.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Taipan2
 - Trenton FL
answer 3
The picture quality on my set is excellent. We use it with our WII and blu-ray player.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
masscraft
 - Libertyville, IL
answer 4
no great picture
answered 4 years ago
By
buddy0662
 - okc,ok
answer 5
no it is not bad at all, depends on the signal the tv is receiving from your cable provider. the digital / hd signal is outstanding, but an analog or cable box signal fed to the tv isn't all that great - although you'll be able to watch tv, these type of tv's are built for the digital / hd type of signals.
answered 4 years ago
By
TOPPREDATOR
 - NE Pa.
answer 6
great picture!!!!!!!!!
answered 4 years ago
By
LILBROTHER2
answer 7
No we love the picture quality. The HD shows feel like the people are actually in the room with you!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
priveyes
 - Idaho
answer 8
NO, pic quality was good. Sound was just OK.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Leboraider
 - Pittsburgh PA
Question

Does 40" ELEMENT swivels?

Need to buy 25 sets...it is urgent. Thanks.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
yamin
 - del rio, texas
on Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
mine swivels
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
davesshopper
 - Fort Worth, Tx
answer 2
Limited swivel about +- 30 deg
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
Taipan2
 - Trenton FL
answer 3
Yes, the stand swivels. I don't know if it swivels on the wall mount, however.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
tampamar
 - Tampa, FL
answer 4
the base allows it to move left and right, but not up and down.

perhaps a wall mount will allow the up and down movement.
answered 4 years ago
By
TOPPREDATOR
 - NE Pa.
answer 5
yes it swivals.
answered 4 years ago
By
LILBROTHER2
answer 6
Yes it swivels.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
walmartehok
answer 7
Yes it does.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
RidemCowboys
 - Beaumont, TX
Question

This TV is only displaying 480i@60hz. Shouln't it read 1080i@120hz?

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
tlbhh
on Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
depends on the signal it is getting from your cable provider. it will only "pick up" what it is given
answered 4 years ago
By
TOPPREDATOR
 - NE Pa.
answer 2
maybe you need to get a HD package from your cable co. or satilite co. then you can get 1080i not 1080p.no one yet broadcast in 1080p yet you can only get 1080p picture thru your dvd player
answered 4 years ago
By
LILBROTHER2
answer 3
the number's that the tv is displaying is based on the video input the television is receiving. For example, antenna broadcasts are put out in 480i definition at 60 hz. If you want to watch 720p definition you would need to get an hd cable or satellite package. The tv is just displaying the signal type and frequency that it's receiving. About the only way to get true 1080i displayed on your television would be to buy a blu-ray player or something that will put out a 1080 signal.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Bondie
answer 4
It all depends on the source. If the source is just normal cable (without an HD box), you will receive a 480 picture. To get a 720p/1080i/1080p picture, you will need to hook the TV up to a HD box from your cable/satellite provider, a blu-ray player, or a xbox/playstation.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
Elementhelper
Question

How reliable is your 40" Element?

So this TV looks like a great buy, plenty of plugs, great resolution, perfect refresh rate, and a great size. The ONLY thing keeping me from buying this thing right now is the brand name. I have never heard of Element, are they reliable, how long has your guys's lasted without any issue? Are they well made, do they seem solid?
asked 4 years ago
By
Blueman101
on Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401
4 answers
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answer 1
I had the same worry. It's been golden. Running Blu Ray, Cable, PC through the VGA. No problem with anything. I've been shopping for a set like this for more than a year. It's 1/3 of the price for the same performance (for me and I've waited a month to review this set).
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
HotCupOfJoe
 - Middle of Everywhere
answer 2
these are extrememly junk,read the reviews omg theyre terrible and you will be so happy if you buy the Visio,I did and I love it alot more than my element which broke on the first day of owning it...
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
WishIHadWhatIPaidFor
 - georgia
answer 3
it is a great tv no problems with my tv i love itr
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
buddy0662
 - okc,ok
answer 4
I was initially worried about buying an off-brand too, but so far I am happy with the product. Just make sure you have HD, and make sure you get a warranty.
answered 4 years ago
By
aat04c
 - Jacksonville, FL
Question

My Element tv is 120hz. The display for every channel is 60hz. Shouldn't it be 120hz? The model no is ELGFT401.

Also, my verizon fios remote will not program for this TV. Is there a way to get the code?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
tlbhh
on Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401
4 answers
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answer 1
Cable providers only broadcast in 1080i and for some channels and providers (if SD) the 60hz would be enough. The problem is probably your provider or source (not the TV).
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
HotCupOfJoe
 - Middle of Everywhere
answer 2
depends on the signal you are getting from your cable provider. it'll only display what it is picking up.
answered 4 years ago
By
TOPPREDATOR
 - NE Pa.
answer 3
same with my ELGFT401,but when i adjust it on my menu ,its easy to see that it is working on 120hz.
answered 4 years ago
By
LILBROTHER2
answer 4
the 120 hertz rating just means that is the maximum the tv can refresh the image. Most common electronics such dvd players or even xbox's only put out a 60 hz signal which the tv automatically broadcasts in. If you want to see 120 hz on your tv buy a different dvd player or upgrade your cable.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Bondie
Question

How come the tv doesn't recognize any remote?

I thought I programmed my directv remote to the tv but it still does not work. The element remote that came with the tv does not work either. Anyone dealing with this or can help me deal with this?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Batavia, NY
on Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Check the webpages for the remote info codes. I purchased a panasonic generic remote and it runs the TV, cable, Blu Ray, and sound system.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
HotCupOfJoe
 - Middle of Everywhere
answer 2
i use my direct tv remote. when i want to turn the tv on or off slide your remote to the right .. to "tv" and hit the power button. to turn it on have remote still in "tv" mode and hit power..then slide the remote all the way back to the left and select your programs. It works like that for me. not good at giving directions; hope this makes sense to you.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
davesshopper
 - Fort Worth, Tx
answer 3
I found a Universal Remote at Walmart that will work with this Brand of TV, It is the Philips Universal Remote. This also works with my Dish network box.
answered 4 years ago
By
Jackson1
 - NM
answer 4
It is a new make and therefore no codes are available yet to program your remote. Please see my review........
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
priveyes
 - Idaho
Question

Is this a plazma TV?

asked 3 years, 1 month ago
By
Hotrodderj
on Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401
4 answers
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answer 1
No. It is an LCD tv.
answered 3 years ago
By
bohmac
 - Gainesville, FL
answer 2
No it's not a plasma, its a LCD
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
roytsatx
 - San Antonio, Texas
answer 3
No, LCD, the picture is as good if not better than our plasma in the bedroom.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
kate32926
 - Brevard County FL
answer 4
No, this is not a plasma TV. LCD televisions use a totally different technology than plasma televisions. Plasma tv's use a technology similar to fluorescent light bulbs, whereas LCD tv's us a liquid crystal technology. From personal experience, LCD is a better choice because of its lifespan and its better viewing angles.

Check this link for everything you need to know regarding LCD and Plasma televisions-

http://hometheater.about.com/od/lcdtvfaqs/f/lcdfaq2.htm
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Chicago, IL
Question

does it have a USB slot

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
butch4802
on Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes it has one usb port and 3 hdmi ports
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
tampamar
 - Tampa, FL
answer 2
Yes. You can play video, music and pictures thru the unit using a USB thumb drive.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
KT213
answer 3
Yes.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
masscraft
 - Libertyville, IL
Question

Is Screen reflective?

Does light and window light reflect off of screen?
asked 4 years ago
By
gsntcrz
on Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have this TV in a room with three windows facing the screen. The pic seems great with light from these windows during the day.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
HotCupOfJoe
 - Middle of Everywhere
answer 2
yes
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
davesshopper
 - Fort Worth, Tx
answer 3
VERY lightly, yes but in my experience it was not enough to annoy me. I can shine a bright LED flashlight at it and not notice.
answered 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Ohio
Question

is this a good tv to use for PS3 gaming and online gaming

asked 4 years, 2 months ago
By
chuckchillout
on Element 40" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELGFT401
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
i bought mine for gaming. While the screen response isn't equal to the CRT (old tube televisions) the response time is decent. There is hardly any screen lag at all, about as much as you're going to get with any 1080 television. I recommend this tv to everyone as a great gaming tv.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Bondie
answer 2
Yes, picture quality is great!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
danibeth3
answer 3
Yes, especially because of the refresh rate.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
By
MountainMamaOf4
 - West Coast, USA
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