Originally Posted by IrnZeppelin
My first post and boy is it going to be a good one. So I have had a Vizio for a little over 3 years now and have had nothing but problems with my newest set the 550xvt. This is my second 550 because the first one that Vizio sent me was "new" and turned out to be a refurbished item. How does something like that happen... I'll never know. The screen is beautiful for maybe 20 minutes after I turn it on, but all I get with the smooth motion OFF, not on because when it's on it makes the bad even worse, is pixelation and lag in my picture.
My question is are these televisions just filled with these problems? The repair tech that vizio sent left a little over an hour ago after replacing the main board and the video wires on the inside and already I can see the lag picking up and now it seems like one of my speakers isn't working properly. There is also now a green dot on the screen every now and then. I have pictures of what I mean by bad and I can post those up as well.
Sorry for the rant but this is my 3rd Vizio and every time that something is supposed to be fixed it is made worse. I barely use the damn thing and when I do all I have is problems that force me to do a power cycle.
I couldn't of written that any better. After owning the 52" Vizio for 2 1/2 years I purchased the 550XVT Black Friday. I had the set for a little over a week and couldn't take the jerky picture with smooth motion turned on and then the lips getting out of sync. They sent out a repair man to replace the main board. Same problems all over again. 3 weeks later sent out a new set. Same problems. Today delivered the 3rd set. I haven't had it long enough to evaluate it but I think this is something inherent with this set.
This was purchased directly from Vizio as a new set. A friend of mine also bought one black friday and when he got his there were wall mount bolts in the back of the set. When he turned it on it didn't start up with the usual language and channel set, it went directly to HDMI.
Vizio has assured me that these are new sets, and from the looks of them they certainly look new, but with mounting bolts in one? I don't think so.
I'll see if this one has the problem, it doesn't always start right away, it's like after a while the TV chokes on the signal and can't keep up. If this one doesn't work i'm giving up, I won't take another replacement.
I also have the 550M and it works perfect. Vizio tells me the XVT is the top of the line yet the M has more video adjustments in it, AND works good. I also have a 42XVT and that works good.
After reading your post at least I know it's not me or my system, it's got to be the TV.