Like many, I bought this TV on a BF promo in 2012 and have been happy with it. Until now.
Despite not being a daily viewer (it could go a week or more between uses), it has begun to have weird power issues, such as powering up the logo super bright overnight, blanking out when on (again lighting up the logo super bright) and dropping out to blank.
I opened a case with Vizio support and although we did a reset and they say they pushed a firmware update, the version didn't change and the problem wasn't corrected.
They and I suspect a power supply board and there are lots of those (pulls, I imagine) for sale on eBay, etc. The boards are in the $60-$80 range (more if in a "repair kit"), so I'm suspecting this is a common problem.
My plan is to try to fix the Vizio with that board and then sell it on Craigs List.
Four years is too soon for a lightly used $1,000 TV to die in my book. The Philips LCD TV I sold a friend of mine is running fine after 10 years (OG Philips, not Funai).
What do you think?