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I have the M3D550KD and have the 2.37.3 firmware. Tried to unplug and restart the TV and it didnt update. I was curious as I heard its updating when you turn off the TV and the vizio logo flashes, but it did that last night and the version is the same. Anyone know what the updated firmware does? I cant find release notes anywhere.
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Panasonic vt50 plasma.... hands down the best picture. Its at best buy on sale for 1599.99 for 55 inch. Stay away fron sonys 750 series. 3 sers and one had vertical line and bleeding on all. If your price range is lower ut50 panny or PS BEST BUY IS NOW SELLING VIZIO! THEY MAY NOT BE ON DISPLAY BUT THERE PACKED IN THE BACK. Best buys vs Costco price match may help any future purchasers. Best buys warranty is more expensive bit they will fix these Vizio sets plagued with no customer service.

Depending on what the BB Vizio warranty covers it may be worth it. Otherwise, I'd steer clear of Vizio altogether. They are getting better, but there's still just too many issues with failed updates, abysmal customer support, quality, etc.
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Depending on what the BB Vizio warranty covers it may be worth it. Otherwise, I'd steer clear of Vizio altogether. They are getting better, but there's still just too many issues with failed updates, abysmal customer support, quality, etc.

Vizio is a good brand, I haven't had issues this far and the set is the 3rd HDTV I have had since the early 2000's my others have been a Hitachi 42" plasma and a Sharp 42" LCD. One thing I have learned since I am an IT and love tech. 9/10 you don't need to deal with customer support, warranties and issues like that if you know what you are doing.

Don't dis the Viz did you see there CES 2013 stuff pretty nice for a 10 year old company.

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Vizio is getting better, and there are sets out there that have been trouble-free for awhile but overall, they are still a marketing company (no real R&D) who cobbles together tv's using other mfrs parts (seconds or thirds) and ties it altogether with software that leaves much to be desired. I'm not a fan of smart tv's so Vizio's issues in that respect are similar to others but it appears (at least what's reported on AVS) to be more problematic than others when updating. Once burned, twice shy. I've had two Sony's, both of which lasted 7-10 years with no problems at all and I'm going on two years with my LG which looks and works as well as it did the day I took it out of the box. TV's demoed at CES are not pulled out of the warehouse at random and put on the showroom floor so what you see at CES you have to take with a grain of salt.
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I agree that not everything at CES will end up in consumers' hands... I will say that Vizio putting a 3D TV out there with no need for glasses is pretty fricken sweet... Been waiting for that since 3D TVs came to be...
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I agree that not everything at CES will end up in consumers' hands... I will say that Vizio putting a 3D TV out there with no need for glasses is pretty fricken sweet... Been waiting for that since 3D TVs came to be...

Vizio is not known (at least not yet) for cutting edge technology, and 3D without glasses, available for the consumer market, is cutting edge. They still have to overcome quality/support issues which will plague them for a long time to come.
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Certified is correct. There is a HUGE Difference. When I first got my Vizio 55", I was playing the comcast "Moving Castle" (or whatever its called) demo to try out the 3d. And make no mistake, the data was there from Comcast as this is one of their flagship demo programs in the 3D section. But the picture was just off. Mostly I noticed that the perimeter of the screen was blurry or non-existent. The stuff in the center still came out in your face, but not so clear. I was using a 6$ parts express or new egg cable. They had been fine up till then - other than the power on issue I have with my previous panasonic 50" plasma, and I was pretty sure the blinking red light I was getting was due to the cheap HDMI I had comming out of my HTPC unit.

So I went to WalMart and overpaid for a High Speed cable (Sony I think), and the difference was instant night and day. All of the sudden the 3D comcast broadcast changed to complete detail. The tree limbs in that movie on the perimeter of the screen materialized from the blurs they were before. The center screen principles became super sharp in detail. I also see to recall that I also ran a 3D PS3 movie that was just not quiet there even till I got that cable.

While all the historical gossip about having a good cable was basically rhetoric prior to these new HD devices and broadcasts, the logic behind the advertised necessity for these quality cables is now real... And in the past, I would have been the first to blab, "you dont need that garbage upsell:)"...

The biggest irony is now folks are all buying all this upscale equipment to view high quality programming and Blue Ray, and many are not realizing they are indeed limiting their picture to degrees which they would notice if they upgraded their cable.

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What superior cable? If you mean HDMI all you need is a Certified High Speed HDMI cable, and not the overpriced "M" brand one.
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Does anyone know if there has been any firmware update that has corrected the "slow tuning" issue that seems to occur when switching between certain programming?
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Does anyone know if there has been any firmware update that has corrected the "slow tuning" issue that seems to occur when switching between certain programming?

What firmware are you running? Have you gotten the 3.12.0 update yet?

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Certified is correct. There is a HUGE Difference. When I first got my Vizio 55", I was playing the comcast "Moving Castle" (or whatever its called) demo to try out the 3d. And make no mistake, the data was there from Comcast as this is one of their flagship demo programs in the 3D section. But the picture was just off. Mostly I noticed that the perimeter of the screen was blurry or non-existent. The stuff in the center still came out in your face, but not so clear. I was using a 6$ parts express or new egg cable. They had been fine up till then - other than the power on issue I have with my previous panasonic 50" plasma, and I was pretty sure the blinking red light I was getting was due to the cheap HDMI I had comming out of my HTPC unit.

So I went to WalMart and overpaid for a High Speed cable (Sony I think), and the difference was instant night and day. All of the sudden the 3D comcast broadcast changed to complete detail. The tree limbs in that movie on the perimeter of the screen materialized from the blurs they were before. The center screen principles became super sharp in detail. I also see to recall that I also ran a 3D PS3 movie that was just not quiet there even till I got that cable.

While all the historical gossip about having a good cable was basically rhetoric prior to these new HD devices and broadcasts, the logic behind the advertised necessity for these quality cables is now real... And in the past, I would have been the first to blab, "you dont need that garbage upsell:)"...

The biggest irony is now folks are all buying all this upscale equipment to view high quality programming and Blue Ray, and many are not realizing they are indeed limiting their picture to degrees which they would notice if they upgraded their cable.

I would say it was something with your set up not your cable that was the issue. I have ran several test and have gotten the same results with $2 cables $10 cables and then $60 cables.

Don't get me wrong if you think you get a better signal from the cable that cost you more $$$ by all means get more of that kind of cable. But just make sure it's not mind over matter.

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I would say it was something with your set up not your cable that was the issue. I have ran several test and have gotten the same results with $2 cables $10 cables and then $60 cables.

Don't get me wrong if you think you get a better signal from the cable that cost you more $$$ by all means get more of that kind of cable. But just make sure it's not mind over matter.

It is possible to have a bad cable. Perhaps he did.

But otherwise, I am in full agreement with you. I too have tested cables running from $2 to $250 and have not seen a bit of difference between them.
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It is possible to have a bad cable. Perhaps he did.

But otherwise, I am in full agreement with you. I too have tested cables running from $2 to $250 and have not seen a bit of difference between them.

Wow you went up to $250 that was my intentions but after the 10 or so cables in the range I tested I was like this is as good ass it gets. It's funny every time I am in a Be$t Buy store I walk the AV section and sure enough I look at the cables and then a sales rep wants to help me out by explaining to me why I should purchase that $$$ cable.

Back pre digital days I did swear by high end analog cables and I would show my friends and coworkers the difference.

Remember those days, the good old YCbCr/YPrPb days? Tons of cables, chaos and signal degradation. Now that we have digital just lovely ol' 1's and 0's making us happy!

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I have the M3D550KD and have the 2.37.3 firmware. Tried to unplug and restart the TV and it didnt update. I was curious as I heard its updating when you turn off the TV and the vizio logo flashes, but it did that last night and the version is the same. Anyone know what the updated firmware does? I cant find release notes anywhere.

2.36.8 is my my current firmware. Factory restore might grab newer firmware. Its the only time mine has initialized a auto update....out of the box. As far as CES demo......put your best consumer grabbing features (3d with no glssses) on display and they will be counting their money. For the price of the set..... dont complain about issues you've read about extensively researching Vizio over others. Oh I paid 799! Well if I spent over a grand I would be concerned as well.
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I bought the m3d550kd originally from Costco. It was the display model since they where sold out,for $899, and the guy gave me 4 more 3d lg glasses. I Was happy. Keep in mind ive been on a led war mission for quite some time for my man cave. I have bought and returned multiple leds.... Samsung's 7, 8 series from best buy and Costco. They of course they have great pictures and options, but backlight bleeding was unacceptable for the price. Took everyone back. Lg. Sony. Took back. ............okay back to the vizio. It seems that no matter how much you spend it's not a perfected technology (ps I have 3 other led's with no issues) it is a "pig in a poke." I think their getting cheaper quality so people can afford them. So I said screw it ill get a vizio. My friends have them and they look great for much cheaper. With cheaper price comes lower quality in one way or another, I'm prepared to deal with it. Adjusted the settings on this vizio to my liking, and all in all I'm happy with it. Software is clunky, no biggie. YouTube crashes after 3 videos, no biggie. All the minor stuff I can live with. 3d is great. No lag on any ps3 games I have. Talked to a lg rep at best buy, while browsing for other stuff and I asked her if vizio had lg screens, she said the 3d vizio are 90 percent lg screens. She wasnt trying to sell me anything. Take that how ever you want to......

Well the vizio has blooming in corners and I have dimming off because I like a brighter image. But I was still unhappy (I have ocd) so I took it back to Costco and returned it. Told them the bleeding and blooming issues along with the crashing of apps. And they returned no question asked as usual. Now here is the GOOD part.

My wife and I returned to Costco to Christmas shop. I am looking in the electronic section, as all men do, and what do I see? It's my old vizio up on the shelf maked for 749.99. So I nonchalantly said ill buy it and deal with vizio to repair or deal with it. The electronic section employee said it was the last one? I just smiled and nodded. Paid and left. Got it home and turn old Betsy on. All my settings are the same and no default/reset was done..... makes question Costco. ...but hey I came out on top.

P.s. I contacted vizio to test their waters. This company is a joke lol. If it wasn't for Costco concierge I would have hung myself. They wanted pictures, i sent pics. They said not good enough, I sent exactly what they asked for, they found a way to say they wanted more pics to determine anything. .......waiting on phone call. I'm just tested vizio, because I can live with faulty issues for $750. To all others who have serious issues with their KD vizio. Be ready to defend yourself against every response vizio has in the book to avoid doing anything about it. Dont take my words lightly all I have to do is adjust my tv to get the blooming to reside. You may not be so lucky. Its nice but vizio has a lot of duds after about 2 years. BUY THE SQUARE TRADE IF YOU BOUGHT FROM COSTCO. OR WHERE EVER YOU BUY. THEY ARE THE ESCORT OF TVS. NOT WORTH CRAP AFTER 100, 000 MILES

Lol, i almost exactly experienced same things with you. First i got a VIzio tv which was M3d421SR model on 2011 blackfriday and since i bought it i had distortion issues around fast moving objects. So i contacted with Vizio and they told me to send them pictures about problem which was extremely hard to capture because it is hard to capture by a regular camera. While time i figured out this distortion with blu-ray movies started giving me headache. So i contacted with them again with carefully taken pictures and video uploads they said they will send a repair guy after like 6-7 chat sessions discussion.

After couple week i contacted them again and they said its not repairable so they send an exchange unit. After i got exchange unit i realized this distortion is not about a bad unit it is about this serie of tvs quality. Because exchange unit had same distortion and another extra problem which is high pitched noise which was more annoying than distortion. I contacted with support again and this time they didn't give me hard time and offered me M3D470KD model instead M3D421SR model because they didn't have that model at that time. After rep told me that only the difference is response time which is 421sr has 5ms and 470kd has 5.5 ms it looked like a jackpot to me so i accapted that offer and my TV came couple days ago. First of i realized the rep didn't told me that this tv is not bluetooth compatible. This is a major turn off for me because i spent lots of money to buy a bluetooth headphone only for watching tv while laying without disturbing my roommate next room.

Other than this as you said this tv has another problem now which is too much blooming or light leakage when there is a black background and small white object in the middle. It is like led bulbs are leaking light all around this object . Especially when casting part of the movies it is so clear. My M3D421SR didn't have that much blooming, it had some but it was acceptable.

What do you suggest me to do? Which model should i ask for them to exchange? Is everybody getting this blooming thing with M3D470KD s? I am frustrated with contacting Vizio support, and if there is any model close to M3D470KD with bluetooth function please let me know so i can try to negotiate with support to change it with that model. I thing M3D550KD has bluetooth option as an addition however it looks like it has same blooming problem with 460KD i assume this serie has this problem. Please let me know and waiting your suggestions before take any action.
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^^^^^ you might want to consider another brand of tv. just a suggestion.
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Anyone find out how to get into the service menu on these?
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^^^^^ you might want to consider another brand of tv. just a suggestion.
i just stuck with this one its too late now because warranty is expired and they said replacement unites have only 90 days warranty. So i can't go with another for now i would tho smile.gif
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Anyone find out how to get into the service menu on these?

Not a good idea. Do you know EXACTLY what you are doing with the firmware and board build?
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Was wanting to see if there were any options for audio passthrough. The tv will pass dd5.1 but not dts.
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Was wanting to see if there were any options for audio passthrough. The tv will pass dd5.1 but not dts.

Most tv's won't pass discrete 5.1 thru the optical port unless it is from the internal ATSC tuner or one of the Smart Apps if the app supports it. There may be a few that do but it is hard to figure out which ones.
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Well the m3d550kd does but only dolby digital. My old LG passed both. I was reading another thread where some LG's have a service menu setting that enables DTS so i wanted to see what was in the vizio service menu.
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Well the m3d550kd does but only dolby digital. My old LG passed both. I was reading another thread where some LG's have a service menu setting that enables DTS so i wanted to see what was in the vizio service menu.

I have an LG, and yes, I've seen that hack. I've also seen an LG owner trying that hack and it ended terribly for him because his firmware version was different as was his build date. His was an older build date than the one that the hack worked successfully on. The other thing to keep in mind is that if the hack works, you still may have issues down the road with any future updates that are specific for your model because your model isn't supposed to have that feature enabled and that may cause problems with the installer. All I'm saying is that hacking into the SM can have disastrous consequences because nothing is guaranteed, and you just need to be very very careful unless you have the actual service codes for your build and firmware version in hand, and know what they do.
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I just purchased a VM3D550D from TigerDirect at this link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7363264 . With rebates and discounts, it was only $799 last week. Does anyone on in this thread know anything about this tv? It seemed like a great deal with high end features. It seems like it must be in the same family as the M3D550KD. However, I cannot find anything about it on the Vizio website. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!
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I just purchased a VM3D550D from TigerDirect at this link: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7363264 . With rebates and discounts, it was only $799 last week. Does anyone on in this thread know anything about this tv? It seemed like a great deal with high end features. It seems like it must be in the same family as the M3D550KD. However, I cannot find anything about it on the Vizio website. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!

It is the M3D550KD it's just mislabeled on the TigerDirect site.

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Thanks, PlayNice! That's what I needed. I'm pretty excited about the TV at the price I bought it. Hopefully it will be delivered this week. I'll wade through this thread for info on setup and calibration. Is this the primary M3D550KD thread?
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Thanks, PlayNice! That's what I needed. I'm pretty excited about the TV at the price I bought it. Hopefully it will be delivered this week. I'll wade through this thread for info on setup and calibration. Is this the primary M3D550KD thread?

Yes this is the primary thread for the M3D550KD, it looks as if I gave you incorrect information about the VM3D550D, it is labeled correctly that seems to be the model number referring to a refurbished M3D550KD. So all the means is that yes they are the same TV but yours is a refurbished unit.
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I have to ask after reading several pages of this thread: what is the quality control like on these and how picky are you guys?

I've been following some of the discussions on higher end TVs from Sony & Sharp and there are a large amount of returns for dead pixels, DSE and banding.
Do these panels exhibit any of these artifacts? Are most of you saying 'yeah it's there but it's cheap'? Are you doing multiple returns but not talking about it?

Just curious what the overall quality is and if you all are cool with it.

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You have to remember that the folks who haunt these halls are for the most part, very picky about their tv's. I would think that there are more people happy with their tv's than not (maybe ignorantly so, but happy none the less), and only the ones who have issues (real or perceived) post here. All mfrs have problems from time to time, some are more consistent in that regards than others, and you just have to decide for yourself what looks good and what you are willing to compromise on. I think more tv's are returned with nothing really wrong with them at all other than it didn't meet the criteria of the purchaser, which is fine.
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I have to ask after reading several pages of this thread: what is the quality control like on these and how picky are you guys?

I've been following some of the discussions on higher end TVs from Sony & Sharp and there are a large amount of returns for dead pixels, DSE and banding.
Do these panels exhibit any of these artifacts? Are most of you saying 'yeah it's there but it's cheap'? Are you doing multiple returns but not talking about it?

Just curious what the overall quality is and if you all are cool with it.

I have had the set for a few months now and have not noticed any dead pixels or DSE however I do see very slight, subtle banding which is to be said about a large amount of LCD tech TV's.

Has anyone else noticed this issue or do your sets not have banding at all?

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Im picky about my av. I have seen no dead pixels. I am on quiet a few vizio forums for different reasons and that's usually not a a default wirh Vizio. Imo. My KD had bleeding issues but after alitte time the have gotten less severe, probably setting changes???.

If you click on the tiger direct link it says "quality refurbished" under price. But seems to be the KD.


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