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Are you eyes at the middle of the screen? They need to be or that will happen. You are also going from a 55 to a 80" so maybe your aren't close to eye level now.

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Damn that is disappointing. Maybe I just needed to have the tv turned on for a while or something because I didn't notice it much on a couple other 3D blu rays.
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Hi, will a harmony remote like the 650 work with this set? Not too keen on spending over 300.00 for the 960.
I'd go up to 100.00

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I just starting having a problem with the tv. I got in on aug 26th and today I have a screen problem
There's black spot which looks like a smudge on the screen.


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Looks like your going to have to send that pic to Vizio and they will send a replacement out.
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Do you also get the blotch during tv startup? Can you take a picture of your screen startup and post it. I get similar blotches at screen startup but they go away on dark scenes. I wonder if the blotches will get worse over time...
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I just starting having a problem with the tv. I got in on aug 26th and today I have a screen problem
There's black spot which looks like a smudge on the screen.


That's not good. Defective HDTV to me.
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Question about this power light. Is it a light bulb that can wear out if it is on too much and repair would be tricky and expensive? Thank you in advance. smile.gif

I don't have any actual technical info on this but I can't imagine, in 2013, anyone using an incandescent bulb for anything on a piece of electronics. It's almost certainly an LED, which, barring a defect, should last the life of the set.
I finally got an answer from Vizio's support e-mail after explaining the question three times/thrice. Here is what Randal said: "It's possible to burn that light out. I have only ever seen 1 instance where the LED light quit working so it does happen but it is rare." I guess I won't leave it on all the time then.
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led's don't normally burn out, they just get dimmer over time. It's prob 1 in a million.

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I finally got an answer from Vizio's support e-mail after explaining the question three times/thrice. Here is what Randal said: "It's possible to burn that light out. I have only ever seen 1 instance where the LED light quit working so it does happen but it is rare." I guess I won't leave it on all the time then.
I don't understand your concern???? What you're saying is that in the odd 1 in a million chance that it may burn out, you will go into the controls & set it to off. Basically if you can live with it off without bothering you but would prefer it on, leave it on & if you're set is that 1 in a million that burns out then it will then be off just the same as if you turned it off to keep it from burning out.

If you're that worried about it, purchase a square trade extended warranty through Vizio which you can do anytime the 1st year or through Costco if you purchased it there or have a costco membership.
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I just starting having a problem with the tv. I got in on aug 26th and today I have a screen problem
There's black spot which looks like a smudge on the screen.



Where did you purchase it? if it was through Costco or Sams club then you can still return it, if your return window is closed get Vizio to fix it under warranty
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That's pretty rough pic
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If I decide to buy a replacement set (long story) I am considering the Vizio as I've simply got to have a bigger screen. My last 4 sets were all 64 or 65" sets. I'm hearing very good things about the 80" Vizio but would like to round them up. For those that have this set, please post your thoughts on the following:

Viewing angle
Sharpness and clarity of picture
3D
3D resolution (jagged edges, scan lines)
Color fidelty
Brightness (especially for 3D)
Black level

I can view this set at a nearby Costco but am waiting for them to move the set to another part of the store so that it can be more user friendly and have a blu ray player attached. I'll check on that status this evening. I'm in the process of getting a refund from my 4k set and hopefully it will be resolved soon. It will be sort of a let down PQ wise as the set 4k set was brilliant but other wise I'd have about a 6 month wait till the 2014 sets come out. Don't be word shy with your thoughts and thanks.
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Viewing angles are awesome! Beats out just about any other set I've seen. Here is one next to a Samsung. If you are going to be viewing from side angles this is the tv to get.




Brightness is great. Good rich color. 3d is super clean but since its passive your eyes must be at middle of screen or images will start to double, any lower than 20 degrees (again this is passive technology)

Black level surprisingly good. Clear and sharp.

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Ok... So I currently own a LG 60PZ950. Owned it for 2 years and it has been nothing short of STELLAR!

BUT... I want M O R E! As in screen size. I recently remodeled my Entertainment Room and purchased a lovely stand that can accommodate up to 90" TV.

So yesterday I was at my local Best Buy and saw a Sharp AQUOS LC-80LE857U in action. It was very impressive considering how bright the room was and it killed all the other surrounding sets other than the 4k ones. I have not seen this Vizio in person (neither had I seen the LG before buying it) but have read some fantastic reviews from Amazon, here and elsewhere. The drawbacks appear to be: the remote, some light bleeding, and sound quality (not an issue since I have a hefty Home Theater setup). Anyone here compare side-by-side this Vizio with the Sharp? If so, please share...

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Anyone here compare side-by-side this Vizio with the Sharp? If so, please share...

I haven't, so my comment is generic... at any store (and, IMO, especially Best Buy and other "big box" stores), make sure that YOU get to control the TV settings. It is very common practice to amp up the settings on the TV you want to sell (better profit margin, back-end deal with the manufacturer, spiffs and commissions, excess inventory, whatever). All I have to do to show you that TV A is better than TV B is to screw with the settings of either... and voila... TV A is instantly "better." Be aware of that as you shop.

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I haven't, so my comment is generic... at any store (and, IMO, especially Best Buy and other "big box" stores), make sure that YOU get to control the TV settings. It is very common practice to amp up the settings on the TV you want to sell (better profit margin, back-end deal with the manufacturer, spiffs and commissions, excess inventory, whatever). All I have to do to show you that TV A is better than TV B is to screw with the settings of either... and voila... TV A is instantly "better." Be aware of that as you shop.

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Thx for that reply. And trust, I am def aware of that trick lol. wink.gif

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Getting ready to buy the vizio. Is there a reason to go with the sharp quatraon vs this set? He quatron colors seem a bit deeper.......
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Getting ready to buy the vizio. Is there a reason to go with the sharp quatraon vs this set? He quatron colors seem a bit deeper.......

I went with this over the Sharp didn't like how it looked over all. I feel this set is a better overall performer vs. the Sharp.

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I am only about a week in with my 80". As for viewing angles......yes it is excellent for an LCD panel. However, off angle viewing presents a haze to the overall screen reducing clarity. With that said, the viewing is till there, which is more than you can say for other similar sets.

Color rendition is great, not spot on out of the box. I'll know better after calibration. 3d looks great but I don't care much for it so better to get thoughts from others.

Overall, I am pleased coming from a panny plasma for the last 4 years.

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I am only about a week in with my 80". As for viewing angles......yes it is excellent for an LCD panel. However, off angle viewing presents a haze to the overall screen reducing clarity. With that said, the viewing is till there, which is more than you can say for other similar sets.

Color rendition is great, not spot on out of the box. I'll know better after calibration. 3d looks great but I don't care much for it so better to get thoughts from others.

Overall, I am pleased coming from a panny plasma for the last 4 years.

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I thought it was LED, not LCD.
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How is the banding on this set? Also I'm sitting 12 feet away. Will I see pixels with HD content?
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I thought it was LED, not LCD.

Technically, an LED is an LCD, only the backlighting is differernt.
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How is the banding on this set? Also I'm sitting 12 feet away. Will I see pixels with HD content?

Go to Costco or where ever, pace off 12', and watch the content to see if you detect the "pixels".
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I thought it was LED, not LCD.

Technically, an LED is an LCD, only the backlighting is differernt.
Ahh. I did not know that. I thought LED was a completely different display technology like plasma.
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Ok... So I currently own a LG 60PZ950. Owned it for 2 years and it has been nothing short of STELLAR!

BUT... I want M O R E! As in screen size. I recently remodeled my Entertainment Room and purchased a lovely stand that can accommodate up to 90" TV.

So yesterday I was at my local Best Buy and saw a Sharp AQUOS LC-80LE857U in action. It was very impressive considering how bright the room was and it killed all the other surrounding sets other than the 4k ones. I have not seen this Vizio in person (neither had I seen the LG before buying it) but have read some fantastic reviews from Amazon, here and elsewhere. The drawbacks appear to be: the remote, some light bleeding, and sound quality (not an issue since I have a hefty Home Theater setup). Anyone here compare side-by-side this Vizio with the Sharp? If so, please share...

Regards, Big Marcus


Haaa I have a 60" lgpz750 lol. First and last plasma I'm buying I just wanted it for comparisons sake and 3d? So I can view things on my led/LCD vs plasma smile.gif
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Ahh. I did not know that. I thought LED was a completely different display technology like plasma.

An LCD panel uses CCFL lighting for the backlight. An LED panel is an LCD panel that uses LED lighting for back or edge lighting.
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I got it from amazon in August. I called Vizio and they had me upload 2 pictures. They said it was the backlight. They are going to send me another tv. smile.gif
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Just got back from best buy comparing the sharp vs the vizio. Bought the vizio. The sharp is a brighter set no doubt but its deceiving. The highlights are extended but at the sacrifice of the middle greys. Second, the 960 aqua motion is marginal. The set looked better with it off even on sports. Also another overlooked factor is that the sharp has a duller matte finish on the glass! This is welcome if your in a well lit room with reflections but definitely takes away from the pop and depth. The vizio had clear glass and looked better. Combine this with the fact that Vizio is using an LG panel and it was an easy choice. Off center viewing was better not he vizio. Lets also not forget the thousand dollar price difference and the Vizio really shines. Now a big plug for best buy is that starting today, you have until Jan 15 th for a return! Durning that time they will also price match. I'm also going to get he extended warrantee through Costco for 99.00 as well. Extends the coverage out to 4 years.

Vizio is a well established company that provides a good product for a bit less money. They seem to stand behind their products. They will deliver it on Tuesday. Should be a nice addition to my existence.
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