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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?


OK I will start

1) Owned for 8 days 1.8.13
2) Purchased from Costco
3) First unit
4) so far so good
5) not repaired or replaced
6) First Unit
7) 46
8) 5-6hrs during the weekdays and 8-10hrs on weekends
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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) Owned since 12/7/12
2) Purchased from Amazon
3) First unit
4) No issues
5) not repaired or replaced
6) First Unit
7) 45
8) 4-5hrs during the weekdays and 6-7 on weekends
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1. Black Friday
2. Walmart online
3. Yes
4. Have had lip sync issues, since day one. They come and go. It seems no one setting fixes it for good.
5. Neither
6. Still going strong
7: 46
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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?

Delivered Oct 20, 2012
Amazon
Yes
Only prob was sync, changing the cable box audio output to LCPM resolved the issue.
No
NA
39
6-7 hours per day.

LR: Vizio E701i-A3, Vizio VSB207 sound bar, Sony BD390 BR, Roku 3.

BR: Vizio E601i-A3, Sharp (disc.) sound bar, Sony BD390 BR, Roku 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?

Nov. 20th 2012
Samsclub Grand Forks ND
Yes
Picture went black while watching Jan 7 2013. Sound ok.
No
Taking it back to Samsclub and getting same thing
42

Edit: I took "42" back last night and exchanged for a new one... new number 49
49 looks good... fingers crossed
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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 NUMBER OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?


1) 2 days
2) Local Tiger Direct store
3) yes
4) first one I got had a pretty big bright spot in one corner. Was expecting some uniformity issues since it is edge lit. I'm being picky since I install custom AV and look at Panasonic plasmas all day. Anyway swapped it out for another one hoping to get a little better factory build, and I did. Not perfect but a lot better. Very impressed with picture and havent messed with settings too much yet.
5) read 4
6) read 5
7) 60
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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. Purchased on Black Friday 11/22/2012
2. Walmart Supercenter, The Woodlands, Texas
3. First Vizio ever
4. Unit installed and first used on 11/23/2012. Worked perfectly and beautifully until screen went black while watching TV on 12/27/2012. Sound works but no picture at all including no menus. Unit received on average about 7 hours of use each day while it worked.
5. Vizio told me on 12/28/2012 that they would send a new replacement, but as of today, 1/9/2013, they have not shipped that replacement. Was promised I would receive my replacement no later than 13 working days, which expires on 1/17/2013.
6. Waiting for identical model replacement from Vizio
7. 44
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1. Oct 30
2. Amazon
3. Yes
4. No issues
5. Same as Above
6. N/A
7. 39
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1. Oct 17 2012
2. Costco
3. Yes
4. Had lip sync issues, but L pcm setting though cable box fixed issue, otherwise perfect
5. n/a
6. n/a
7. 40

screen went black on Jan 14th 2013, still had sound, no picture....

1. Jan 14 2013
2. Costco
3. no, 2nd
4. first unit went black on Jan 14, 89 days the set was perfect
5. returned to costco for replacement, purchased same tv
6. replaced with same tv
7. 49
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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) Owned the TV since Black Friday but didn't set it up until that following Saturday
2) Purchased at local Walmart for BF price
3) Yes. First Vizio product period
4) Had no real issues except one movie that displayed the sync issue which hasn't returned. TV has been used daily and for about 2 weeks almost 12 hrs a day while my son played video games during Christmas break
5)N/A
6) N/A but if mine goes out before my return window expires I won't get another
7) 43
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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) Since 12/31/2012
2) Walmart
3) Yes
4) N/A-Working wery well. So far very pleased with the unit
5) N/A
6) N/A
7) 47
8) 4-5 hrs

I do want to mention that I have not seen so many failure complaints as I have on this forum. Kind of scratching my head here as to the cause...
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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? Since Nov 24 2012
2) Where you purchased? Amazon
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit? Yes, first
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit? Still working
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement? No
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with? N/A for now have till Jan 31 to return
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER? 40
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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. Since Dec. 4th, 2012
2. Amazon
3. First Vizio I've owned
4. Still works fine. Some minor uniformity/flash-lighting. Volume buttons on controller gets stuck.
5. No
6. N/A
7. 45
8. 7 hr/day

How about we list the average hours used per day? I think it might be helpful and may give us an idea if panel failure is also related to hours used.
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8. 7 hr/day

How about we list the average hours used per day? I think it might be helpful and may give us an idea if panel failure is also related to hours used.

That is a GREAT IDEA.....thanks for adding......I updated my my original post. This is some AWESOME data that we are collecting to see where the trends fall.
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1) How long have you owned this unit? originally installed ~11/1/2012; 23 days to first failure; replacement has been working since ~12/12/2012
2) Where you purchased? TigerDirect.com
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit? 2nd
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit? 23 days to failure (presumed panel failure--no picture but backlight and sound OK)
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement? repair (board replacement) failed; offered re-certified replacement; insisted on new replacement
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with? see below
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER? original failed TV = 40; new replacement TV = 48
8) Average hours used per day? ~12

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1) How long have you owned this unit?

7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBER OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER?

7) 60

So far 60 is the highest serial number I have seen. Lets continue to follow this and see what happens.
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1) How long have you owned this unit? 12/21/2012 buy-12/27/2012 connected for use.
2) Where you purchased? BJ's
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 Nothing happen yet-works fine.
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? 43
8) Average use per day? For TV 3 hours- for second display screen for computer/internet use 2 hours= total 5 hours per day average use...I never used the Vizio dock at bottom yet, not sure I want too since I have my desktop on screen and use the internet that way not crazy about those dock items listed so far.


Just to say not 100% sure but I think that poster who said his serial number is 60...is using the model number E601i-A3 by mistake.
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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 11/25/12.. set up the same day
2 Walmart
3 first unit
4 the lip sync issue didn't notice it till about 3 days in / dosen't happen on my premium channels tho hbo/showtime / stars
5 no replacement
6 no
7 sn is 46
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So far 60 is the highest serial number I have seen. Lets continue to follow this and see what happens.

I think the 60 serial number is bogus...
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I am supposed to get my replacement Vizio set tomorrow before noon....

I'll let you all know if it works and what the serial number is....
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Had it since black friday and just stopped working got it from wallmart very disappointed cslled wallmart basically told me to f off called vizio they said id get a call in 14 days
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I am supposed to get my replacement Vizio set tomorrow before noon....

I'll let you all know if it works and what the serial number is....

please duplicate your post then add your new information.
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Had it since black friday and just stopped working got it from wallmart very disappointed cslled wallmart basically told me to f off called vizio they said id get a call in 14 days

Hang in there Vizio will make this right for you. There must have been a bad batch of Sharp LCD panels that were unloaded . Can you please add your information and answer the 8 questions above. You can just cut and paste then complete......all of this data and statistics is vital to find a trend.
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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 12/18/12.. set up the same day
2 Amazon
3 first unit
4 Picture disappears and comes back at various times with 'backlight control' enabled. No issues with 'backlight control' off.
5 original
6 no
7 46
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Originally Posted by montecore View Post

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) Since 11/23/2012
2) Sam's Club
3) No, 2nd Unit
4) Lip Sync Issues with Sat Box, Enabling "PCM Only" in the Sat Box Fixed the Lip Sync Issue
5) 1st Unit Replaced by Sam's Club
6) See #5
7) 1st Unit S/N ?, 2nd Unit S/N 38
8) 6hrs during the week, about 14hrs during the weekend
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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 45 minutes biggrin.gif
2) Purchased from Costco
3) First unit
4) Still in the box
5) Brand new
6) First Unit
7) 49
8) N/A

Just got home with it and thought I'd put my serial number up. I picked 49 since I haven't seen any issues with a 49 here yet. The lowest number I saw was 40. I got the square trade warranty so I'm covered if anything happens. but I just hope that once it goes up on the wall that it doesn't have to come back down again. I'll check back in a month and report.

*EDIT* Noticed a slight lip sync issue last night (I am using the TV speakers-nothing external) but it's not so bad that it bothers me. The volume began to go up and down by itself, but turning off "TruVolume" stopped it. The problem is I like the sound better overall with the TruVolume on. Stay tuned...
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Originally Posted by montecore View Post

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) Owned for 24 hours 1/12/13
2) Purchased from Best Buy
3) First unit
4) so far so good
5) not repaired or replaced
6) First Unit
7) 49
8) 8-10hrs so far
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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 11-27-2012
2 Sam's Club Online
3 My second unit, Delivered on 01-10-2013
4 First unit went black in 2 weeks... Vizio shipped new replacement which I am on now.
5 Replaced with a new one..
6 no
7 50

My set is on 24 hours a day.... it never gets turned off until I'm confident its not going to fail prematurely...
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Originally Posted by montecore
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) Owned since black friday 11/22/12 unit #1, unit #2 12/15/12
2) Purchased from Walmart
3) 2nd
4) unit #1 returned due to a vert red line on rh side of screen, sound and color was fine just has a red line
5) 1st unit replaced
6) yes, same model
7) 47
8) 8-10hrs weekdays, 15-18hrs weekends

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1) How long have you owned this unit? Since October
2) Where you purchased? Costco
3) Is this your first Vizio E601-A3 unit? No
4) List what happened and the time frame it took since you turned on this unit? After about 70 days 1st unit started randomly shutting off.
5) Was your unit repaired or replacement? Exchanged at Costco
6) Did you buy another Vizio E601-A3? Or which make & model did your replace it with? Yes trying a second unit
7) What are the FIRST TWO NUMBERS OF YOUR VIZIO SERIAL NUMBER? 45
8) Average hours used per day? 4
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