Had this TV since March 2013. Always thought it was solid but not great. Had some light leakage from corners and generally thought it was good but not outstanding PQ.
Over the past year, maybe 1 a month or two, the TV would do the 'popping' that others have mentioned. Typically this happened when it was locking up over a Netflix, Amazon or other app which seems to overtax the processors. This seems to have been getting a bit worse, not happening maybe once every two weeks or so.
More disappointingly, about 3 weeks ago, one of the HDMI ports seems to have gone out. Verizon FIOS which normally works fine in 1080p suddenly stopped working right, with the TV displaying the picture only in 480sd. The TV would show 1080p fine on the other ports, from the same box, but that one port would immediately downscale the signal. Today, shortly after another 'popping' reset, a 2nd port went down. Now 2 of the HDMI ports no longer will show a FIOS 1080p signal in HD. Tried a reset system through the menu controls but that didn't help.
I plan on calling Costco concierge service tomorrow, the TV should be under the 2nd year of the extended warrantly. Not sure exactly how that will go.
I'm even more annoyed because I'm about 2 weeks away from picking up the 70 in M series Vizio, and still want to do it. But the build quality and life span of this Vizio makes me wonder....
Anyone see anything similar?
Anyone have experience making a warranty claim from Costco?