I'm not trying to diminish anyone's pain here because it's always the most important thing when it's happening to you!!!! I think Vizio's method of rolling out firmware updates is very poor but it's been no secret for quite some time now! I've had an "expensive" calibration thrown out the door within weeks of the calibration because of Vizio's firmware changes.
I think some of the point may be that there are a handful of complaints spread out over a number of models so when Vizio says they don't have that complaint you need to take this "diversity" into account. And no, I'm not making excuses, just highlighting that there is no "mass problem" here. I think it was posted that 6 people have complained on this thread and just in the past few posts we can see 2 of them are on different sets. Again, personal pain is always the only pain but, ....
The two "Mxx2i-B" series sets in the past few posts are from a different generation (I believe) and not necessarily the same issue. Not sure all these discussions can necessarily be lumped together. This is after-all the Mxx1i thread, not 2i! Perhaps my 1D sets should not be part of this discussion either. People have tried to start model specific threads but they haven't taken off. Given both Sam's and Costco and a LOT of other big box stores sell these sets, there are a LOT of them out there.
For instance my TVs are
M651D-A2 (11/22/2013) - Still on 1.34
M701D-A3 (11/22/2013) - 1.60, appears to work fine
M401I-A3 (1/30/2014) - 1.60, appears to work fine
M471I-A2 (4/27/2014) - 1.60, appears to work fine
So I'll leave a final thought. I remember when the first generation sets came out and there were some units in some models that had "the buzz" as backlight was turned up. It was a problem and I think Vizio tried to respond. I had one set repaired in house and returned one myself. However, that problem turned into an abuse of the Sams and Costco return policy which actually led to the use of that policy as a "free upgrade path" which led to the destruction of that policy to the current 90 day limit, which is still awesome. It saved me when Vizio failed to roll out the 1.09 update for the WiFi remote. I was able to work out an extension with my local Costco manager (that he worked out with Vizio) that if I didn't have my update by a certain date, he would exchange my TV beyond the 90 day limit. I did that through rational discussion with the manager and the fact I'm a pretty darn good spender there. It boiled down to I could retunr the set now (within the 90 day limit) or I would be willing to work with Vizio up to a certain point given I could still make the exchange (not return). This gave him incentive to work with his management at Costco corporate and eventually Vizio.
Originally Posted by viper99ta
Yes - but I'm unclear what you are asking/meaning?