Originally Posted by TahoeDust
This effects all models? What did you buy in place of it?
The blacks on the E series are so good though, that you don't need the Active LED Zones. So, the fact that it's a failed feature really isn't a big deal. The M series, supposedly does a better job, I believe it's because it has faster processors in it, then the E series models. So, they can keep up with the change in picture better.
I think you'll find most people that own the E series, will agree, that the tv still has great blacks with Zones off. I honestly don't feel like I'm missing anything, because with Zones On, there really wasn't that much difference, in blacks. The screens in the Vizio are so good with Whites and Blacks, that it really doesn't matter if you have Zones Off. You don't need any of the Advanced Picture settings. The Vizio's seem to be more computer monitor, then tv. So, the picture depends more on the source then the tv. Since everything is pretty much digital now. The source decides the picture.
TV's today, are much better then tv's just a couple years old. The E series is better then a lot of high end tv's from a couple years ago. Is it perfect, no, did you pay a fortune for it, no. So, don't treat it like it's a $1500-$2000 tv. If you nitpick, you can find flaw in anything.