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1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) How many hours of viewing?

1. Purchased from Walmart on BF 2012. - BSOD on 2nd Jan. Replacement arrived on 21st Jan.
2. Walmart
3. Yes
4. BSOD on Jan 2nd.
5. Replaced
6. Replaced with same model
7. *later*
8. 10-12 hours/day

Ant idea the serial on the BSOD? What is the new 2 digit serial?
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1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?

1) Purchased on Black Friday 11-22-12
2) Wal-Mart
3) Yes, this is my first Vizio
4) Only problem has been lip-sync issue--was corrected with 1.1.5 firmware update which took place 1-22-12
5) NA
5) NA
7) 42
8) 3-4 hours weekdays, 7-8 hours on weekends
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1) How long have you owned this unit? Since Black Friday 2012.
2) Where you purchased? WalMart.
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit? Yes.
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit? Some cloudiness/uniformity issues on start up since date of purchase. Doesn't affect normal viewing.
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement? N/A
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with? N/A
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER? 41
8) 6-8 hrs. per day.

I can't say that I am particularly excited to have one of the lower serial #'s. ( Fingers crossed in North Carolina!)
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1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?

1) 12-17-12
2) Amazon
3) Technically the 2nd, 1st one was delivered with a cracked screen, never turned it on.
4) No problems other than clouding/flashlighting
5) NA
6) NA
7) 47
8) 5-6 hrs
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Hello Everyone,

Just purchased the Vizio 60 inch this weekend from Best Buy. Here are my stats:

1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?


1) Since 01/26/2013
2) Best Buy
3) Yes
4) N/A
5) No
6) N/A
7) 49
8) 4 to 12 hours

Fingers crossed that all goes well!
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1) Owned for 43 days Setup TV on 12.17.2012
2) Purchased from Walmart.com
3) First unit
4) TV turned off once and made a popping sound. This happened during the first two weeks, but hasn't happened since.
5) not repaired or replaced
6) First Unit
7) 48
8) 5-6 hrs during the week / 6-8 hrs on weekends
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just to clarify-the motherboard was replaced on the original tv but that tv went black. The entire tv was replaced and the SN on the new one is 01.

Wanted to chime in and say i just got the 70" version yesterday and my SN also starts with 01 and my set was brand new from best buy. I wonder if this indicates a change in what panels are being used or something?
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1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?

1) 27-Jan-2013
2) Best Buy
3) First unit (and first Vizio product)
4) N/A
5) N/A
6 N/A
7) 50
8) 10 hours per day
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Wanted to chime in and say i just got the 70" version yesterday and my SN also starts with 01 and my set was brand new from best buy. I wonder if this indicates a change in what panels are being used or something?

That is a completely different model version. This tracking thread is for 60" model.
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1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?

1. about 2 months bought it cyber monday
2. Sams Club
3. Yes
4. Works great as far as I can tell I do get the occasional black screen like I changed inputs when my wife gets up off her side of the couch but I think it has more to do with directv or the cable behind the couch then the tv itself as I've tried doing it on the input my blu ray player is on and can not get it to do it.
5. No
6. No
7. 39
8. 4-5 hrs per day
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I've had my unit for one month now with no issues at all. Not even lipsync. Did get the 1.1.5 update last week. Very happy with this display.cool.gif
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1) How long have you owned this unit? not even 24 hours
2) Where you purchased? Best Buy
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit? yes
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit? currently on
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement? going to be repaired
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with? n/a
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER? 50
8) Average hours used per day? 6

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1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?

1. Purchased on Thanksgiving Night 2012. Unboxed and set up on Christmas Day.
2. Walmart
3. Yes
4. Other than being VERY less than impressed with the media player and its DLNA client, I have been VERY happy with this TV
5. N/A
6. N/A
7. 41
8. 4-5 hours weekdays and 10-12 hours weekends
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1) About 36 hours biggrin.gif
2) Purchased at Costco
3) First Unit
4) Lip Sync issues right out of the box: Denon 3311ci set for 130ms of delay
5) N/A
6) N/A
7) 49: I searched for this, the first box I put my hands on was 41 eek.gif
8) 4-5 Weekdays & 10 to 14 on Weekends

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Ant idea the serial on the BSOD? What is the new 2 digit serial?

Sorry not sure about the serial no. of the BSOD unit.
The replacement unit starts with 01.

btw, pardon my ignorance. Can you throw some light on what a SN starting with 01 means? I see your earlier comment as Production line..-thanks in advance.
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Just unpacked mine from Amazon today. It is a SN 40.....

) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?

1) Owned for 2 days 1.29.13
2) Purchased from Amazon
3) First unit
4) N/A
5) N/A
6) First Unit
7) 40
8) 1-2hrs during the weekdays and 2-4hrs on weekends
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Just unpacked mine from Amazon today. It is a SN 40.....

) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?

1) Owned for 2 days 1.29.13
2) Purchased from Amazon
3) First unit
4) N/A
5) N/A
6) First Unit
7) 40
8) 1-2hrs during the weekdays and 2-4hrs on weekends

Yikes they gave you an extremely low serial number for it being brand new. Hope you have good luck with it! Mine is coming from Amazon tomorrow so I wonder which serial I will end up with.
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1) 1 day (1/29/13)
2) Target
3) First unit
4) The corners have some small dark streaks noticeable only in bright scenes, otherwise working fine
5) N/A
6) N/A
7) 51 - I had them go through their inventory and give me the one with the highest serial number
8) 5
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1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?

1. Delivered Nov. 27, 2012
2. Amazon
3. Yes
4. Today (1/30/2013) Black Screen Of Death (BSOD; sound, no picture, no menus)
5. Trying to figure out whether to put up with Vizio support or swap one from Sam's Club
6. See #5
7. 45
8. About 6 hrs/day
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Edit... Vizio support is sending me a brand new unit. Should have it in a week or so... Excellent support!

1) How long have you owned this unit? < 1 day (1/31/13)
2) Where you purchased? Amazon
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit? Yes
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit? All is well except for some strange lines on the TV *image below
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement? haven't contacted anyone yet
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with? N/A
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER? 47
8) Average hours used per day? 3

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1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?

1) 2 Days
2) Bought from Amazon on January 24th shipped out of South Carolina
3) Yes
4) N/A
5) N/A
6) N/A
7) 48
8) 10 Hrs/Day
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Hi All - I'm using an E701i-a3, the 70" brother to the 60". I like the idea of this thread, so thought I'd add my 2 cents since I'm about to exchange for my 3rd one this weekend! arrgghh!

First one:

1) How long have you owned this unit? - 1 week
2) Where you purchased? - Costco
3) Is this your first Vizio E701-A3 unit? - Yes
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit? - 1 week then exchanged because had clouding and dead pixels
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement? - replaced with another from Costco
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with? Got another E701
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER? I believe it was 48
8) Average hours used per day? approx 5hrs/day on weekdays, 8hrs/day on weekends.

Second one:

1) How long have you owned this unit? - 1 week
2) Where you purchased? - Costco
3) Is this your first Vizio E701-A3 unit? - no, 2nd one
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit? - screen is warped. yes, warped. left side. Bottom edge is almost an inch out from the top edge instead of being the same/straight. Big flashlight right above stand.
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement? - will try one more, 3 strikes and I'm done, out.
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with? Trying another E701.
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER? 49
8) Average hours used per day? approx 5hrs/day on weekdays, 8hrs/day on weekends.

I'm not THAT picky about my picture or my TV's. But I expect when I buy something NEW, it will not have any defects. Minor clouding or flashlights, I can live with. Dead pixels and a warped screen, I cannot. I'll keep trying because I like Vizio and the look of the TV, and also really like the PQ. Just hoping the 3rd times a charm.

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Lets add another SN: 46 to the Mix

1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) How many hours of viewing?


1) 1 day
2) Sam's Club Pennsylvania
3) Yes
4) N/A
5) N/A
6) N/A
7) 46
8) Anticipated 20hrs or less a week.

6 week countdown starts 2/1/13 will update in 3 weeks or if TV faulters.
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I thought I would start this thread to track how long everyone has had their Vizio E601-A3 since there seems to be some challenges that the owners have faced.

It would be nice to see some statistics from this board. Many of these fail with the first 90 days. I think this will be helpful for all. You can always come back and update the thread as time goes by.

Please indicate the following in your reply.

1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?

1. 1-25-13
2.Walmart
3.Yes
4.Works great no problems, I love this tv I have it in the bedroom mounted on the wall with a Vizo 2.1 sound bar. This tv has a better picture then the Sharp 70 inch in the living room that was professionally calibrated !
5.No
6.No
7.47
8. 4 hours on weekdays and 10 hours on weekends.
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1) How long have you owned this unit? 4 days
2) Where you purchased? best buy
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit? yes
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit? NA
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement? NA
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with? NA
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER? 51
8) Average hours used per day? 8
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CHECK OUT THE LATEST BSOD STATS FOR THIS E601-A3:

Lets take a look at all the serial numbers as of 2.2.13. Please keep in mind there were a few that returned black screen units and did not know the serial # of the defective unit so this will potentially skew the results. However they did report the # of the new set. BSOD = BLACK SCREENS OF DEATH
01 3 (this was a production serial)
02 1 (this was the serial of NEW CIRCUIT BOARDS after a repair - never seen a production line with 02)
38 3 with 1 BOSD
39 2
40 7 with 4 BSOD
41 5
42 4 with 1 BOSD
43 7 with 3 BSOD
44 4 with 2 BSOD
45 6 with 3 BOSD
46 12 with 1 BSOD (most reported serial number)
47 7
48 4
49 9
50 5
51 5
60 (I do not believe this is accurate....I have never seen a 60 reported before)
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1) How long have you owned this unit? 1 day
2) Where you purchased? Costco
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit? Yes
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit? n/a
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement? n/a
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with? n/a
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER? 51
8) How many hours of viewing? 5 a day approx.
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1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?

1. Delivered Nov. 27, 2012
2. Amazon
3. Yes
4. Today (1/30/2013) Black Screen Of Death (BSOD; sound, no picture, no menus)
5. Trying to figure out whether to put up with Vizio support or swap one from Sam's Club
6. See #5
7. 45
8. About 6 hrs/day

***Update***
Swapped unit at Sam's Club. Now have one with a SN starting with "51".
We'll see how this one goes.
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1) How long have you owned this unit?
2) Where you purchased?
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit?
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit?
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement?
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with?
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?
8) Average hours used per day?


1. 4 days
2. Amazon.com
3. Yes
4. N/A (for now)
5. No
6. N/A
7. 47
8. 5 hours
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I would like to personally thank Montecore for starting this thread and for the continued updates. Very sobering statistics.

1) 85 total units reported, 15 BSOD = 17.6% BSOD rate overall.
2)Just taking serial #'s 38 through 46 into consideration, 50 units reported, 15 BSOD = 31% BSOD rate.
3)Taking serial #'s with at least 1 BSOD into consideration (38,40,42,43,44,45,46), 43 units reported, 15 BSOD = 35% BSOD rate.
4) Taking serial #'s with at least 1 BSOD into consideration but removing serial # 46 as an anomaly (38,40,42,43,44,45) 31 units reported, 14 BSOD = 45% BSOD rate!

As Montecore has stated, BSOD's are likely under reported due to the fact that some received replacement units without recording the serial # of the previous BSOD unit.
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