I got this set from Costco soon after it was available - my 50" Vizio plasma had just died (capacitors - tried replacing the caps and it didn't work). One thing about newer Vizios I don't like is that the remote is limited for direct input buttons and they opt for the annoying single NEXT INPUT button. (Tivo connected by HDMI, Wii by component, and PC thru RGB and I use a Harmony 880 remote).
But I knew from previous tests that most of the newer sets would still respond to the direct RGB, HDMI, Component signals from older remotes, so I programmed my Harmony with those codes.
The RGB, and HDMI direct inputs worked great. But when I tried component - nothing happened. Or so I thought. I then noticed the set wasn't responding to any remote signals (volume...).
I hit the power button on the remote and it turned off. When I try to turn it on, I would have to press power several times, then finally I would hear a loud POP and the system would turn on.
Talking to Vizio, they basically said "gee, don't do that". I don't mind so much that they take a feature away, but this seems like a bug to me.
Can anyone else confirm that sending a direct component input signal will make their system freak out?
I'm hoping this isn't just my set. I got the 1.15 firmware recently too, and that didn't fix this.