Originally Posted by briandaniella
P.S. I thought I saw this 70" Vizio instore at my Costco for $1350 in store. you better check I could have swore I saw it for under $1400 maybe others can chime in..
Nope the 70" Vizio is $1549.99 (I went back to Costco for a price match .. I bought it Wed. for 1579.99).
The sale on the 70" is good till Sunday.
Ya I don't think I would see the banding as much at 15'+ feet away but at the 9-10' away I am now it shows up SO much and I couldn't handle it.
Glad that some love the TV ... trust me I loved it too ... just about everything about the TV was great for the price ... the banding was just the deal breaker.
Had the 70" Vizio for a couple days now and it's Amazing!!!! .... If you have a couple extra bucks and want an extra 5' then this is the TV to get. No banding ... no blur on occasion (only really saw this on a football when thrown ... though smooth motion / precision fixed this ... but the 70" doesn't need this on to have no blur) and the picture is very clean with not much uniformity at all that I could find so far. For the price it's a Major Steal!
Good luck all.
Originally Posted by bill875
I couldn't agree more falconman. I just can't handle the banding and I think the small upgrade price to get the 70" will be worth it in the long run. I'm only concerned about the off angle color issue I saw being discussed in the E701i-A3 thread. Did you experience that on your new 70" set?
Edit: I just noticed just how bad the off center/angle color degradation is on my M650VSE. It's terrible! I guess that's what happens when I sit in the same place to watch TV and never look at it from any other seating position.
Ya seems like you answered your question already ... these TV's are Amazing for the price and the off angle viewing is not the best on either by any means ... but it's no worse then this 65" model. Where I watch TV is more straight on so it's not a bother to me but the off angle viewing is really not all that bad ... like I said these are 1200 and 1500 65" & 70" TV's ... they are gonna be Very Nice ... but you can't expect perfection at that price point.
But I am glad you agree with me on the paying the difference ... I am SO glad I made this switch cause the banding was absolutely KILLING me having this 65" ... the 70" has Zero banding and A Lot Better Viewing Experience By Far!
Like I have said many times minus the bandning issue on this set it is Amazing! If you can get past that issue or you sit far back from the TV then the price tag of 1300 may be good for you ... but if you want a better picture with less uniformity issues and of course an extra five inches then trust me .. it's TOTALLY worth the extra $250!
Take care everybody!