are 'disposable' just to let you know since you're new to HDTVs.
That means that they're USUALLY good value
, but may be missing features that are found in the more prominent name brands (i.e. Sony, Samsung, Sharp, Panasonic, etc.). These are good tv's for for watching stuff like the news, weather channel, etc. - low profile viewing. That's not to say that they can't handle high-def movies or games, but they're primarily good at being budget tvs - like the one you would have in a college dorm room or your bedroom or kitchen, etc.
To put it bluntly - I would never have a Vizio as my main tv (i.e. something like a 50 inch plasma) unless I was just STRAPPED for cash
(BUT - that may be the boat you're in - so you'll have to work with what you've got
The main problem with them and the thing to watch out for with brands like Vizio, Olevia, Insignia, Polaroid, etc. is the warranties and service - USUALLY after the warranty (1 year standard) expires, out of warranty service is a PITA
. So if it breaks - you might as well buy a new t.v. because it will cost you as much to get your old one fixed. Thus, it is a 'disposable' t.v.
My advice - depending on your budget - get the best 'name brand' t.v. you can for the money. Try to get 1080P if possible, but if all you can get is 720 it's not a big deal since the only thing you'll really be missing out on is watching high def movies (i.e HD-DVD and Blu-Ray) in FULL high def. most broadcasts are in 720.
If you could give us a budget, we would be happy to suggest models for you to research