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Aren't Vizios one of the few sets that actually passthroughs all 5.1 sources from their optical out?
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I thought there was an article a few months ago that Vizio violated some pattern or something that new models will not be arriving the States - I could be wrong.

Just the TV Guide feature.
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Just the TV Guide feature.

Vizio is still shipping TVs from what I read on the news:

http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/10/f...ks-tv-imports/
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I will be coming into some money the first week in august and it looks like I now know exactly where 2K of it is going to go!!!

Please post all up to date info on this amazing looking deal!!!

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The contrast ratio suggests the new LED? back-lighting...

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Weird that a non XVT model would feature the LED backlighting with local dimming (the only way I know of to approach that contrast ratio on an LCD), and both the 550XVT and the 470M as well as the smaller 420M all feature it. That would be fantastic news, as I don't want a huge panel, but was looking at the 550 just to get local dimming.

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The contrast ratio suggests the new LED? back-lighting...

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Weird that a non XVT model would feature the LED backlighting with local dimming (the only way I know of to approach that contrast ratio on an LCD), and both the 550XVT and the 470M as well as the smaller 420M all feature it. That would be fantastic news, as I don't want a huge panel, but was looking at the 550 just to get local dimming.

??? why do you think this? vizio does not have an LED backlit LCD of any kind, yet. they are purported to come out with a local-dimming array LED backlight later in the year, the xvt551 for $2K

you can go to www.vizio.com to see the specs on their sets


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The contrast ratio suggests the new LED? back-lighting...

Additional Features Include:
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I think you are confused. These models are CCFL and have been out. The new 551 series is their first venture into LED and due out in July. It will have local dimming and a 240hz scanning backlight. I am still interested in this set, however, Toshiba is coming out with their new 55" 670 LED with 240hz but with the glossy screen unlike the Vizio. This probably means i'll buy the Toshiba.
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I wonder if the introduction of the M series 42, 47 and 55" means Vizio is unable to deliver the 240Hz models scheduled for this summer (I thought they were due in June but checking the PR from Jan it only states summer).
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I wonder if the introduction of the M series 42, 47 and 55" means Vizio is unable to deliver the 240Hz models scheduled for this summer (I thought they were due in June but checking the PR from Jan it only states summer).

This had better no be the case. I have waited soooo long for the 47" 240 Hz XVT model to come out that I cant wait anymore. I'll have to choose another brand if this is the case. I went from the fall to now using a 22" tube tv so I really need Vizio to come out with these sets like next month.
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I wonder if the introduction of the M series 42, 47 and 55" means Vizio is unable to deliver the 240Hz models scheduled for this summer (I thought they were due in June but checking the PR from Jan it only states summer).

The VIZIO SV421XVT and SV471XVT are still on schedule for late June/early July.

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The VIZIO SV421XVT and SV471XVT are still on schedule for late June/early July.

And the 55"?

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The VIZIO SV421XVT and SV471XVT are still on schedule for late June/early July.

hmm! any comments Jim, re 55 inch
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Please tell me the 55" is on schedule ....... I convinced the wife to wait and I promise it wont be just my wall that is empty if it is delayed .
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just got off the phone with someone at Vizio and they said still to come out in late June early July.
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I wonder if the introduction of the M series 42, 47 and 55" means Vizio is unable to deliver the 240Hz models scheduled for this summer (I thought they were due in June but checking the PR from Jan it only states summer).

well thats all we could hope now.........and i guess the models are in early july.......
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Vizio is still shipping TVs from what I read on the news:

http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/10/f...ks-tv-imports/

Thats the article I was referred to in my earlier post of patent issues prohibiting it from landing Stateside. I hope Vizio can win the battle.

Whether the 551 will land Stateside in early July, I am enjoying my 550 with HD contents. SD content is worser than my 42" Hitachi Plasma. If the 551 lands Stateside eventually, I might buy one if power consumption improvement is a big jump or if the SD content improved significantly or better features that I never thought of.

The power consumption of 550 is way less than the 42" Hitachi or the 42" Vizio I have. 55" compared with 42" is huge. Strange that I did not feel it was that big of a difference in Samsclub or Costco. It is a definite improvement jump and well worth an upgrade.

Guess what - I suspect that LED 551 features has already been implemented to 550 as 551 was pending patent resolution and awaiting in China warehouses!
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FYI.... just left my costco.. the price just dropped on the VF550XVT to $1549..

signs of the new things to come..
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I bought mine 2 weeks ago with that price!
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Keep in mind if your VIZIO set ever breaks VIZIO provides no support to the repair technicians at all. No schematics, no tech line, nothing. Repairs are somewhat guesswork, trying different parts until the problem is fixed.
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Keep in mind if your VIZIO set ever breaks VIZIO provides no support to the repair technicians at all. No schematics, no tech line, nothing. Repairs are somewhat guesswork, trying different parts until the problem is fixed.


You sound like a service tech who has been scorned. You have facts to back this up or are we just venting?
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Keep in mind if your VIZIO set ever breaks VIZIO provides no support to the repair technicians at all. No schematics, no tech line, nothing. Repairs are somewhat guesswork, trying different parts until the problem is fixed.

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You sound like a service tech who has been scorned. You have facts to back this up or are we just venting?

what are you talking about? he is the "fact".

we hereby stipulate that he is the expert witness.

refreshing too considering all the bloviating we all do around here.

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and if they didn't have sets arriving in the u.s., where would they? canada?
northamerica is their only market

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Nope. We have Vizios in Asia as well.
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You sound like a service tech who has been scorned. You have facts to back this up or are we just venting?

If you can find service data for VIZIO I'd love to have a copy. Also if you know of a tech support line for VIZIO I'd like to have that also.

Fact is most MAJOR brands have service data online and a tech support line for calling while in customers homes. VIZIO is similar to other "off brands" in the fact they don't have tech support. They are better than many "off brands" in the fact you can actually get parts for them VIZIO is actually a decent TV for the money, just no tech support.
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If you can find service data for VIZIO I'd love to have a copy. Also if you know of a tech support line for VIZIO I'd like to have that also.

Fact is most MAJOR brands have service data online and a tech support line for calling while in customers homes. VIZIO is similar to other "off brands" in the fact they don't have tech support. They are better than many "off brands" in the fact you can actually get parts for them VIZIO is actually a decent TV for the money, just no tech support.

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If you can find service data for VIZIO I'd love to have a copy. Also if you know of a tech support line for VIZIO I'd like to have that also.

Fact is most MAJOR brands have service data online and a tech support line for calling while in customers homes. VIZIO is similar to other "off brands" in the fact they don't have tech support. They are better than many "off brands" in the fact you can actually get parts for them VIZIO is actually a decent TV for the money, just no tech support.

i wonder how vizio can offer life time tech support if the don't have a way to reach their tech support department?
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i wonder how vizio can offer life time tech support if the don't have a way to reach their tech support department?

I posted the links and the phone number for the tech support, but for some odd reason the mods have not allowed it to be posted yet .....

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I posted the links and the phone number for the tech support, but for some odd reason the mods have not allowed it to be posted yet .....

HHHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Are their "tech support" lines for customer service or are they actually lines for technicians to call in with repair problems? I'd love to have a VIZIO technician support number.
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