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Just checked the SKU number with my local Costco - they are scheduled to arrive around 8/31. We have 9% tax, so it is almost the same price as Amazon - however, Costco gets you the extra year warranty...
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Just checked the SKU number with my local Costco - they are scheduled to arrive around 8/31. We have 9% tax, so it is almost the same price as Amazon - however, Costco gets you the extra year warranty...

and 90 day return........and local pickup.......
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Was anybody able to get Costco to "hold" one before they arrived, or pre-pay?
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Have had TV about two weeks. Incredibly happy. "Rescue Me" looks fantastic on this set. Not a single regret on this purchase yet. Stock ticker has a known problem with rolling quotes in the dock. Vizio aware. Also seems to be a problem entering new cities on the weather app. Curious to see if this is me or a general problem.

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Scott2.0 and timjuliani - Thanks, I knew there was something else I needed to get. BlueRay and some HDMI cables for sure and NetFlex by mail. But we also are considering a HDD DVR recorder of some type. Been looking at the threads on Panny's, Maggies and Channel Master (DVRPal). May wait a little on the HDD DVR, someone might soon come out with a BlueRay one. Meantime the Soaps on the Digital to Analog Convertor via the VCR.
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Can one of you lucky guys that already has theirs do me a HUGE favor and measure from the bottom of the stand (or console it's sitting on) to the bottom of the viewing area? I'm trying to determine if I'll be able to get away with setting my center channel in front of the TV while it is on it's stand on a console. Thanks in advance!
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Check this post. It may have the information you need.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?p=19022487#post19022487
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Just what I needed. Thanks sfb88!
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Off-Axis Viewing?

My room does not allow viewing only directly in front of the tv.

Do the colors wash out; or other negative effects occur when watching from a 45 dgree angle?

Thanks.

Still looking for some feedback.

Thanks.
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Still looking for some feedback.

Thanks.

I have mine on top of a 4' AV rack. Seating is close, probably 6-7 feet away. I know, far from optimum. But this thing is so bright and beautiful. I paused a scene and stood up and sat down and could see no discernible difference in PQ. It has a very wide H&V viewing angle (178 degrees) and I believe it! Great TV!
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does anyone have any feedback about gaming on this TV yet? Anxious to hear if there are any issues. Thanks.
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Still looking for some feedback.

Thanks.

As seen from 8 to 10 feet at about 45 degrees left and right:

1080i - All is very stable; colors, images, numbers and letters

Less than 1080i - colors and images about the same as head on. If I were a measuring device, I say a < 5% loss. But letters and numbers tend to become slightly blurred.

Both 1080i and less, letter and number blurring are more noticeable beyond the 45 degree angle.

I believe the brightness of the room is going to be an important factor as well as if you are wearing corrective lenses. I do.

Hope you get to check this out with a "LIVE DEMO."
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whats the deal with the 47 having more zones than the 55 (120 vs 160)? If anything I thought it would be the other way around.

Also, any diff between XVTxxxSV vs VFxxxXVT?
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whats the deal with the 47 having more zones than the 55 (120 vs 160)? If anything I thought it would be the other way around.

The Spec's on VIZIO's Website for "SmartDimming Zones" is:
55 - 120 http://www.vizio.com/xvt553sv.html
47 - 80 http://www.vizio.com/xvt473sv.html
42 - 128 http://www.vizio.com/xvt423sv.html

pre specs for the 47 indicated 160 zones

There are no SmartDimming specs in the manual.

Beware there appears to be several discrepancies and/or errors on the website and in the manual. One manual covers all three units.
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Any confirmation that this set can handle 1080p/24 with no 3:2 pulldown?
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Any confirmation that this set can handle 1080p/24 with no 3:2 pulldown?

WEB specs for all 3 units:

Signal Compatibility: Supports 1080I(HDTV), 720P(HDTV), 480P(EDTV), 480I(SDTV)

Display Compatibility: 1080P(FHDTV)

Manual Specs for all three units:

Signal Compatibility: Supports 1080P(FHDTV), 1080I(HDTV), 720P(HDTV), 480P(EDTV), 480I(SDTV)

Do not why 1080p is not in the Web Signal Compatibility list? It is in the Signal 552 specs.

Do not know if this answered your question or not, but the WEB Specs is one of the items I have asked VIZIO about with no answer yet.

AND: from the website - 3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down: Yes. There is no reference to Pull-down in the Manual.
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Any confirmation that this set can handle 1080p/24 with no 3:2 pulldown?

I ran the HQV blu-ray disc last night and one of the tests is for 1080p/24...(not sure about 3:2 pulldown)...........it worked and there were no moire patterns or artifacting that I could see........I'm not sure if this answers the question or not.......my previous TV was a 34 inch Sony XBR (1080i), so this stuff is new to me.
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The review is live at http://www.avguide.com/review/vizio-...cd-hdtv-tpv-93

The TV earned a 93 rating

Here's a excerpt from the review-

Blacks
Here, the Vizio performs as well as any plasma flat panel I've ever seen, and in fact is somewhat better at delivering gorgeously rich, inky blacks that will have you drooling.
VIZIO XVT473SV Review
by David Birch-Jones
The Perfect Vision August 2010

-Jim Noyd
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It's a nice review. I would have hoped for haloing comparisons between the 47" and the 55" as it has more screen size and fewer zones (reportedly). With whats been released this year I don't see how anyone can say this display won't hold its own with ANYTHING out there, especially anything edge lit. Elitist may not admit it but this model is as good as anything out there.
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I ran the HQV blu-ray disc last night and one of the tests is for 1080p/24...(not sure about 3:2 pulldown)...........it worked and there were no moire patterns or artifacting that I could see........I'm not sure if this answers the question or not.......my previous TV was a 34 inch Sony XBR (1080i), so this stuff is new to me.

Thanks! The reason I asked was the 551 supported 1080p/24 properly but the 552 had issues (according to CNET review). My hope is this will be fixed for this latest version.

Do you know if you blu-ray player supports 1080p/24 output? If you can force it to be on (as opposed to auto) you should be able to determine if the TV can accept it properly. If you are using a PS3 for example you can switch the 1080p/24 output to always on. I am not familiar with the HQV tests but my guess is it is test material you can use to verify proper 1080p/24. However, your blu-ray player must output this format for the test to be valid.
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Saw the 553 at Costco here in Lake Elsinore yesterday... FYI Costco HAD a $50 instant rebate, but at least locally it expired yesterday... With the rebate it made the price $150 less than the current Amazon price.

Set looked beautiful, the all-black frame looked really nice too, much better than the silver... Was so close to taking it home, but decided I need to sell my current set first...

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Alright - here is my preliminary letter to VIZIO regarding my concerns/issues. Some the same as yours I believe. If you like, please feel free to critique at will - as I would like to send this off this evening.

Dear VIZIO:

Subject, Model Number: XVT553SV

Serial Numbers: XXXXXXXXXXXXX and XXXXXXXXXXXXX


For others and my own information, would you please address the following discrepancies and/or errors in your specifications in both the Manual and Website for your Model XVT553SV:


1) Energy Star 4 rated: VIZIO's website and the manual's info reads 225 watts, but Energy Star 4 Calculations indicate 178 max for this size screen (1,276 sq in) in order to be Energy Star 4 Rated? I believe the same question can be asked of the XVT473SV and XVT423SV.

2) The bolt size for mounting this unit: Manual & Website - M8 x 16mm x 0.7mm pitch. After visiting 2 different hardware stores, the actual pitch is 1.25 mm. It is hot here where I live, and this made it a little hotter! And what torque value should these bolts be tightened to? Chat.Live Tech did not find the correct size or torque.

3) Lamp life on the website now reads 50,000 hours? This was changed from 30,000 hours, on about 7/18/10, after I had called and asked about this as compared to the 552 at 40,000 hours. note - the 473 and the 423 still show 30,000 hours.

4) Speakers in watts: Website - 15, Manual - 10. Same for the 473 and 423. Since we will be dependent on the built in sound system, by the way they sound very good, it will be nice to know what I really have!

5) USB Ports x 3: Shipping box reads JPEG, Website - (is silent), Manual - Reserved for future functions; Service port for use by a professional service technician. What is correct? If the manual is correct, when will they be functioning?

6) Website: Signal Compatibility: no 1080P, but 1080P is listed in Display Compatibility. Does this mean that 1080P is generated by the TV CPU and not through signals to the TV? The Manual does not address this, just shows it in Features?

7) Manual: HDMI 1.4 (ARC), Insta Port. There are 5 HDMI ports. Are all five 1.4? Are these ports backwards compatible?

8) Weight of the unit: Website; with stand - 77.16 lbs, without - 76.06 lb. Manual; 55.18 lbs with stand, 51.7 lbs without stand. Gross is the same at both locations at 96.12 lbs.

9) Registration Website does not have this model listed, so I have not been able to register these units through your website.

10) Chat.Live Tech does not have this model listed either. Causes confusion for your Tech Support and frustration to us.

11) We really like these TV's.

12) BUT: We "pre-ordered" these units from Amazon.com on 07/24/10 thinking we would have resolved these issues before Amazon.com had them in for shipping, late August. But much to our surprise, the units shipped on 07/27/10 and arrived on 08/03/10. It is not to late for us to return them to Amazon.com for a full refund.

We feel most of the above discrepancies and/or errors are typo's, but in order to make sound buying decisions, we must put TRUST in what the manufacture, VIZIO, says their products has and does.

It is not just the big things, the little things can also destroy a good relationship.

Thanks in advance,
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Jim- Thanks for the link. Learned a few things from the review.
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Jim- Thanks for the link. Learned a few things from the review.

Great look for several more in the next couple weeks..........including CNET and Home Theater Mag.

I think the 93 DBJ gave it on TPV is the top rating for a TV!

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For those that already have the 553 - does the TV pass through 5.1 audio? Once I get mine, I would like to connect the satellite (Direct TV) STB to the 553 with HDMI, then use the Toslink output to my A/V receiver. I have an older Sony receiver that does not have HDMI.

In the past, TV's would only pass through a 2-channel sound...
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For those that already have the 553 - does the TV pass through 5.1 audio? Once I get mine, I would like to connect the satellite (Direct TV) STB to the 553 with HDMI, then use the Toslink output to my A/V receiver. I have an older Sony receiver that does not have HDMI.

In the past, TV's would only pass through a 2-channel sound...

Does your A/V receiver have an optical input? I haven't set it up yet, but that's how I plan to get audio to my HT unit.. HDMI from my cable box to the 553, and run an audio optical cable from the cable box to the HT unit.

I know with most Cable STBs, you can use most of the outputs at the same time. Not sure with DirectTV STB.
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I'll be relying on the internal speakers, so I'm just a bit concerned about the speakers on the 553. 552 was 15w, and manual for 553 indicates 10w. Several reviews of the 552 mentioned the speakers were very good for this class of TV, so I'm concerned that with the smaller speakers in the 553 the sound may suffer. Tom the Piddler mentioned they still sound very good. Any other comments on sound from internal speakers on the 553?
Waiting for this to show up at my local Sams, then I'll pull the trigger
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I'll be relying on the internal speakers, so I'm just a bit concerned about the speakers on the 553. 552 was 15w, and manual for 553 indicates 10w. Several reviews of the 552 mentioned the speakers were very good for this class of TV, so I'm concerned that with the smaller speakers in the 553 the sound may suffer. Tom the Piddler mentioned they still sound very good. Any other comments on sound from internal speakers on the 553?
Waiting for this to show up at my local Sams, then I'll pull the trigger

I'm not sure of the speaker size! From above:

4) Speakers in watts: Website - 15, Manual - 10. Same for the 473 and 423. Since we will be dependent on the built in sound system, by the way they sound very good, it will be nice to know what I really have!
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I'll be relying on the internal speakers, so I'm just a bit concerned about the speakers on the 553. 552 was 15w, and manual for 553 indicates 10w. Several reviews of the 552 mentioned the speakers were very good for this class of TV, so I'm concerned that with the smaller speakers in the 553 the sound may suffer. Tom the Piddler mentioned they still sound very good. Any other comments on sound from internal speakers on the 553?
Waiting for this to show up at my local Sams, then I'll pull the trigger

A 5 watt difference will have very little effect on the sound quality if any.
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I'm not sure of the speaker size! From above:

4) Speakers in watts: Website - 15, Manual - 10. Same for the 473 and 423. Since we will be dependent on the built in sound system, by the way they sound very good, it will be nice to know what I really have!

While I appreciate and respect the desire to know what the correct specs are, if you like what you are hearing and are happy with it, that would seem to be the most important thing, as knowing what you have isn't going to change the actual sound.
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