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post #2731 of 2744 Old 09-19-2014, 05:29 AM
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Burn in? That's the only plasma complaint you have? every single plasma i've owned has had dirty whites(Whites are pure white on the Vizio E), a dim picture(Vizio E can produce CRT-level brightness) and agressive ABL...Then you have IR, more screen glare(ect) Burn in out of these issues is the least of my worries. :P

i shall have my new 55" on the 27nth hehe. Turning off Active LED lights(to get rid of the weird banding/outline around characters/objects and the artificial-like wax face look) and adjusting the PQ to give the illusion that the gamma is closer to 2.2(ect) will be top priority. :P I hope the difference in blacks truley is only subtle between active led lights being off and on....

That aside, The Vizio E's main two issues will no doubt be viewing angles and weaker motion resolution Vs a plasma.


When calibrated (as most Tvs can be) they all have the same white, what you are referring to most likely is the luminance that makes the TV look "dim" and thus "dirty" to you. White is White and when calibrated would measure the same between sets the only difference being the luminance of said panel. Also most people that say PLasmas have "dirty" whites are used to a picture that pushes white too blue which makes you think its more pure when actually its not white you are looking at
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i shall have my new 55" on the 27nth hehe. Turning off Active LED lights(to get rid of the weird banding/outline around characters/objects and the artificial-like wax face look) and adjusting the PQ to give the illusion that the gamma is closer to 2.2(ect) will be top priority. :P I hope the difference in blacks truley is only subtle between active led lights being off and on....

The blacks will suffer some. The biggest difference will be the native contrast ratio, which is the entire purpose of the local dimming feature in the first place. Without a good local dimming system, you won't get the benefit of a greater native contrast ratio.
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Can an owner of an E-series tv help me out regarding using the USB media player.

I'm thinking of using this as a monitor for digital signage and wanted to know if the USB player can loop mp4 files? Or play a selection of files continuously?

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...I'm thinking of using this as a monitor for digital signage and wanted to know if the USB player can loop mp4 files? Or play a selection of files continuously?
No, in fact I don't see a way to do playlists either.


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Schucks. Thanks.
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I bought a Vizio E420-B1 from Amazon (via a third party seller) that was dead on arrival (no power). I understand that These Things Happen, but I can't help feeling a little gun-shy now. Do I try again with this same model, or jump ship for a comparably-priced competitor? The only other serious competition at this (super-budget) price point seems to be from LG and Sharp, unless I'm missing an obvious alternative....
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I get the feeling. Depending on what, if any, troubleshooting you tried... (along with if the item was new,used,rebuilt,previously opened,etc.) it might have been bad batteries,bad contacts, bad remote,stuck power button, bad power cord, loose power connector, etc.. Or the Delivery Service dropped it and broke it. Could really happen with anything you buy.

If the price is right and you like a particular model... go for it. Just maybe look into getting it from a different source/delivery service. Might get you a TV from a different batch and delivery person... might have better luck.
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I bought a Vizio E420-B1 from Amazon (via a third party seller) that was dead on arrival (no power). I understand that These Things Happen, but I can't help feeling a little gun-shy now. Do I try again with this same model, or jump ship for a comparably-priced competitor? The only other serious competition at this (super-budget) price point seems to be from LG and Sharp, unless I'm missing an obvious alternative....
I think you are the first person that I remember anyway, that got the tv, and everything looked OK, but the tv was DOA. So, it's far from a common problem. I would personally give it another try. But if you are really worried, get it from a store you can return it to.

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I think you are the first person that I remember anyway, that got the tv, and everything looked OK, but the tv was DOA. So, it's far from a common problem. I would personally give it another try. But if you are really worried, get it from a store you can return it to.
It's too bad there seems to be long long-term data on the longevity/reliability of HDTVs. The models and technologies get shuffled so constantly that I don't think anybody views them as a long-term investment. But for us poor folks, we have to have something that'll last a while. I still have a 13-year-old 27" Philips that's hanging in there, thankfully.
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It's too bad there seems to be long long-term data on the longevity/reliability of HDTVs. The models and technologies get shuffled so constantly that I don't think anybody views them as a long-term investment. But for us poor folks, we have to have something that'll last a while. I still have a 13-year-old 27" Philips that's hanging in there, thankfully.

Yeah, I know what you mean, that's why I invested in the five year warranty. In the hopes that I'll have five years with my new TV. There's a good chance that the Oculus Rift will be coming out next year, and then my new TV, might be collecting dust from then on. Because VR is going to change the world, and I'm really looking forward to it.

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Hi, i have a VIZIO E400i-B2 and i'm looking for some good ps 4 settings. I prefer cool temperature settings, I'm fairly happy with the default calibrated setting but I'd like to try an alternative that isn't so bright.
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I bought a Vizio E420-B1 from Amazon (via a third party seller) that was dead on arrival (no power). I understand that These Things Happen, but I can't help feeling a little gun-shy now. Do I try again with this same model, or jump ship for a comparably-priced competitor? The only other serious competition at this (super-budget) price point seems to be from LG and Sharp, unless I'm missing an obvious alternative....
E420-B1 cheaper at walmart today.
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E420-B1 cheaper at walmart today.
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Thanks. I also see that the E420i-B0 is available in some places for not much more than this model. I don't really need a smart TV, since my Blu-Ray player can do the streaming stuff for me, but I wonder if it might be worth it to get the local dimming.....?
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I am still not entirely happy.

Few main issues that I have now
1. 11 point WB settings are not sticking. Perhaps this is fixable by a firmware update.
2. Gamma looks out of whack making the pictures look a bit washed out
3. Main issue: The dark areas look blue. Anytime there is a blue in the scene it pops. People wearing dark suit looks navy. This is even more obvious off-axis. I might have to bite the bullet and fire up my calman with S3 to see if I can correct this. None of the posted calibrations correct this.
4. The pictures look on the cooler side and I am missing my XBR910 tube TV's calibrated warm picture. It seems to me that the TV is dominated with blues and sometime yellow-greens and the reds are virtually missing.
5. Since the firmware update, the blacks have become deeper but it would seem that the black details are lost.

This TV's color palette looks out whack to me.

Of course a full calibration might correct it but I am not sure I can achieve a good gamma without using the 11 point tuner.
The gamma does indeed look washed out. I won't have my 55" until the end of the month, but if i'm not satisfyed with the gamma by eye balling it & tinkering around with certain settings i'm going to look into getting a meter in order to get 2.2.
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