Originally Posted by Citivas
Yeah, I'm in the same boat. Got it from Costco about a month ago because of the 3 month return period to see if I could love it or would need to shell out much more for one of the Sony, Samsung, LG or Panasonic 4K sets in this size range. I have not seen "pop" from the picture either, despite trying most of the posted settings here. It's not bad, it's just meh. I have the additional problem of coming from 65" plasma sets which I still use in other rooms. And by comparison, I just can't get comfortable with the picture so far. When I view my plasmas I feel like I am seeing a smaller version of what I saw in the theater. When I view the Vizio I feel like I am seeing a more washed out version that was re-shot with video cameras (and this is true even with the motion enhancement and other processing effects set to Low or Off -- though with off motion is really bad with this set). For native (i.e. not movies) TV content and animation, the sharpness of the LCD is an improvement. But for movies or high end shows shoot to look like movies -- i.e. everything on HBO, etc. -- it's distracting. Perhaps it wouldn't have been if I hadn't been used to plasma, but I am.
The "pop" you are talking about is a bit of a different, but related issue. It is really a collective function of how good the black levels are (which improves contrast which contributes to the perception of "pop", and how accurate the colors are -- though pop can also be achieved through overly saturated colors too). Neither of these is a strong suit of this Vizio.
My problem though is I am not sure how much better the far more expensive sets will be for me or if my issue is having been spoiled by plasma. And since it takes calibration to really know, I'm not sure seeing demos in the store will really answer that. I am reluctant to give the Vizio up -- I really like the UI, the amount of picture customization settings, my screen doesn't have any major light bleeding issues, no banding etc. -- to play the panel lottery with the other brands, all of which seem hit and miss on whether you get a good panel or bad panel.
So really undecided. I have another couple months so I probably will live with it another month before making any decisions. Good luck with yours.
I am glad that someone else also shares the same concerns. Its been a month but now I feel that I am used to the 80" that I don't know if i will be able to go down to a 70" the next alternative is the 75 inch samsung from costco but is only 200 less and does not have 240hrtz or 3d, so this vizio 80" is a good bang for the buck, but don't know if I can live with the issues that are popping up.
Now i have a lip sync issue, the frustration is that i have a vizio sound bar and i though they would play nice with each other but every time i turn the tv on , i have to turn the sound bar off and switch back on to adjust the lip sync issue, can someone recommend how to fix this?
Also, i may not be using the right picture settings, someone care to share some setting for for the updated firmware 1.34 version.
Also, you are right it feel washed out, I want to watch stuff on this tv but i keep going to my bedroom to watch on my lg.
I even tried to put the setting that i have on my lg to see if that makes any difference, i know i know different tv so that would not work.
does this have an IPS panel?
if you were to return this, which other tv are you considering (model no.)