Originally Posted by StarvingForHDTV
Too bad they haven't seen the TV in person.As a note the image quality is not at all similar to what you see in the store. It is exponentially better at home.
Yeah, makes sense that a 1080P TV be fed a BluRay 1080P feed directly from the BD player to see just how good the picture can be at home.
I have been impressed with a variety of panels, some of them back-lit LED with local dimming and some CCFL. In the store the CCFL looked just as good as the full back-lit LED with local dimming.
While I am happy for you that you like your TV so much, I tend to look to professional reviews in which all the TVs are tested in exactly the same way. They use both test patterns, BluRay, and DVD to evaluate both HD performance and SD performance (which is of considerable interest to some people).
Personally, I look for a professional review first, and then go look at the TVs. Shame that there are so many models, from so many companies, in so many sizes with so many different combinations of features. While this variety is a plus, it makes it impossible to find professional reviews of all the available TVs.
I think that there are a lot of very good TVs out there and that sorting out which have the best picture quality with the fewest down sides can be daunting.
By the time the professional reviews are out and people have purchased the TVs, they are almost discontinued.
People would snap up Sony 55 XBR8's and Samsung 55B8500's at their close-out price. Shame that edge-lit is swamping back-lit.
Lastly, I hope that more people recognize Vizio as a top tier brand sooner rather than later.