I was going to fight the crowds on Black Friday for a shot at one of the great deals on a 50" or better LED thin panel. Tried being one of the lucky ones to grab a great Black Friday Instant Deal on Amazon, but was not successful.
Found the Vizio 55" 3D online at Sam's for $998 delivered, not including the governmental leech tax. A 1.5", 55", 50 lb. 3D LED TV for under a grand? Someone had found MY sweet spot.
There are (at this moment) 400+ posts on the M3D550KD. I read 'em all figuring there was something to be gleaned there... and there was.
BUT, I (we?) have a different model.
Those of us who bought a Vizio 55 class machine Thanksgiving or later likely got the ***E model. It IS different and will have it's own pros and cons.
I have a high def DISH receiver and Sony 3D model 590 blu-ray connected directly to the TV and run my audio out to an older RCA receiver through the television's SPDIF Optical Out.
I have connected a Magnavox VCR/DVD recorder through the RCA jacks, but have not been able to get a signal yet. Will troubleshoot by connecting my Wii.
I don't seem to have any ghosting problems and my blacks seem fine.
My previous system was a 42" DYNEX LCD with stereo RCA jacks carrying the audio to my RCA.
So, I got 3D and 5.1 surround sound at the same time!
My dislikes? The TV is like a mirror compared to the matte finish on my old LCD, and fast motion seems to pixilate, much more than my old 60 Hz DYNEX. Other than that, so far a great deal for $1000
How about you?