Originally Posted by asoroudi
Is there anyone else expiriencing this issue:
When set to "Game mode"
- For FIOS TV, once in a while (especially after watching TV for over an hour), the screen goes blank every few minutes, then comes back. Turning off the TV, then back on resolves the issue. Or turning off "Game mode" completely resolves the issue
-For XBOX 360, every other time you turn on XBOX, the screen is blinking rapidly when Game Mode is on. Other times, it is find. Turning off Xbox, then TV, or turning off "Game mode" fixes the issue.
Anyone know how to not turn on "Game mode", yet get the benefits of game mode? Specifically, the picture looks like watching a soap opera with game mode off. I am just looking to get that fluid picture without turning on game mode.
Any help would be appreciated.
What exactly are the benefits of game mode? I notice no difference with it on or off. Yet, I leave it set to off, because of the same flickering you’ve mentioned.
I like the soap opera effect (automotion or whatever vizio calls it), but games are not affected by it. I’m not really sure what you’re asking. If you don’t like the soap opera effect, turn off the automotion. I’m pretty sure you can set each input to be configured independently. When I used multiple HDMI inputs, I could set the automotion off for PS3 (HDMI 1), yet leave it on for my HTPC (HDMI 2).
I love this TV. I have had no problems with it. I bought it for the picture quality. I saw it in store and knew right away it’s what I wanted. I’ve had it since Feb. I looked around at new TVs for ages. I’ve never been sold on plasmas. This was the one tv that was 55”, 480Hz, wireless-n, Backlit-3D LED, and priced at $2K. A similar Samsung or sony would have been a solid grand or more.
I use it for a lot of PS3, and movies via HTPC. Original firmware, and not one reboot. 3D content looks pretty good as well, although I haven’t compared it to other sets. I don’t use the built-in speakers, but they are a lot better than most flat panels.
I did have a hard time finding the Vizio active 3D glasses. I passed on them back in February when I purchased the TV. I didn’t have a 3D capable receiver at the time. I bought a new A/V receiver a couple of months ago, so I figured I’d get some 3D glasses. Only one Sam’s Club within an hour of me (and they’re all over the place in Houston) had them in stock. And when I got to the store, the lady had to search all over the store for them. They were locked up, and the package had a layer of dust over them. They’d been sitting on the shelf for awhile, I imagine. You can however, order them from samsclub.com.
So far, I don’t regret this purchase one bit, or ever wish I’d have bought a different tv. I used to be a hardcore Samsung fan. After reading about the quality control problems Samsung’s been having with their TVs lately, I passed.
If it lasts me 5 years before I get the itch for a new one, I’ll be happy. Now it’s $1500, which is a steal, in my opinion.