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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-25-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,821
Posted By cawgijoe
I find it odd that my 553 doesn't have this...

I find it odd that my 553 doesn't have this problem. I have the latest firmware and no random reboots.

Mine is hardwired to the Fios router.

I'm wondering what I'm doing to not have this issue.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 68,615
Posted By cawgijoe
Very strange.....my 553 has been rock...

Very strange.....my 553 has been rock solid.....since August 2010.......I have a Directv HR20 and a rooftop Winegard antenna.

This set has been great for me.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 762,945
Posted By cawgijoe
I would buy this set all over again. At it's...

I would buy this set all over again. At it's current price point, it's a steal.

If I was looking at a set today and the 553 was unavailabe,I would be looking at the Sony 929 which is much more...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By cawgijoe
No set is perfect. However, of all the people I...

No set is perfect. However, of all the people I know with new plasmas or LCD, LCD/LED, all are happy with what they own and only one has had a real problem.

Go look at the sets on your list....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-15-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 762,945
Posted By cawgijoe
My 553 was bought in August of 2010. I have the...

My 553 was bought in August of 2010. I have the latest firmware update and don't see any issues with stuttering and I have been looking carefully.

For those that do have this issue, let us know...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-09-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,584
Posted By cawgijoe
These threads pop up all the time. Vizio...

These threads pop up all the time.

Vizio across the board is rated at 3 or 4% problem or failure rate according to CR. Sony and Samsung are in the same range.

As a reference, I own two Vizio...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   02-08-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 762,945
Posted By cawgijoe
Quote:Originally Posted by 8traxrule...

Quote:Originally Posted by 8traxrule http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21614068)

I don't use smart-dimming because it completely cuts the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-27-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By cawgijoe
All TV's have some sort of weakness. Having said...

All TV's have some sort of weakness. Having said that, only you can decide what is important to you and what you are willing to accept.

The people that are posting here....and that includes...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   01-10-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 762,945
Posted By cawgijoe
No issues before or after update. XVT553SV...

No issues before or after update.

XVT553SV purchased August. 2010
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-24-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 271,612
Posted By cawgijoe
Quote:Originally Posted by naustin...

Quote:Originally Posted by naustin http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21390083)

IMHO. Vizio is killing the full LED models off because of a couple...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,669
Views: 271,612
Posted By cawgijoe
I spoke with Vizio yesteday and they said the...

I spoke with Vizio yesteday and they said the 553 is still current and in high demand. Costco should have these sets in the January - February 2012 timeframe. New production run. In the meantime...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   12-23-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4,752
Views: 762,945
Posted By cawgijoe
Quote:Originally Posted by GregN...

Quote:Originally Posted by GregN http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21298295)

Hi folks - I was hoping that Vizio would be rolling out a new version...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   12-02-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14,277
Views: 2,141,092
Posted By cawgijoe
My brother-in-law took the 55EX500 set. I wasn't...

My brother-in-law took the 55EX500 set. I wasn't expecting much, but the picture on this set is truly outstanding for CCFL backlighting. Colors are vibrant. Blacks really look black. Great deal at...
Forum: Speakers   11-08-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By cawgijoe
I agree with Timothy91......matching driver...

I agree with Timothy91......matching driver materials is very important if you are going to use different brands of speakers. An example I had was a pair of Thiel CS1.6's with an Infinity CC that...
Forum: Speakers   11-08-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By cawgijoe
The TL3 would be the next best option. ...

The TL3 would be the next best option.

Having said that and risking rath, I have had great luck matching center channels and fronts from different manufacturers. This is especially true in the...
Forum: Speakers   11-08-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,715
Posted By cawgijoe
Dan at Emotiva stated back in July that the...

Dan at Emotiva stated back in July that the X-Ref series are slotted lower in the product line than the Reference series and are priced accordingly.

Does that mean they will come out with a new...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-08-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By cawgijoe
You are lucky it's still under warranty. Call...

You are lucky it's still under warranty. Call Vizio right away. Don't wait.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-28-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14,277
Views: 2,141,092
Posted By cawgijoe
I feel sorry for both Sony and the owner's of...

I feel sorry for both Sony and the owner's of these sets. It was such a promising design. Great picture and "renewable" by replacing the bulb. It's really unfortunate.
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-24-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14,277
Views: 2,141,092
Posted By cawgijoe
Quote:Originally Posted by mdavej...

Quote:Originally Posted by mdavej http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21119528)

If money is no object, then you can most likely get them to offer...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   10-23-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14,277
Views: 2,141,092
Posted By cawgijoe
Quote:Originally Posted by ronsnova...

Quote:Originally Posted by ronsnova http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21106691)

Yes, my 5 year old SXRD KDS-50A2000 went from great to...
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-20-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,272
Posted By cawgijoe
Thanks all! It's actually his wife who has...

Thanks all!

It's actually his wife who has become addicted to programs (series) that HBO/Showtime/Cinemax provide......not sure which ones.....I would have to ask.

My guess is that he will...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-20-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,821
Posted By cawgijoe
I have had very few Random Reboots on my SV553,...

I have had very few Random Reboots on my SV553, but I did have a couple last weekend. None since. Not enough for me to get excited about. The set's pluses far outweigh the minuses.
Forum: Video Download Services & Hardware   10-20-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,272
Posted By cawgijoe
I have a friend who would like to cancel his...

I have a friend who would like to cancel his Directv Showtime/HBO/Cinemax package due to cost and replace it with streaming services....hopefully at a savings.

Does anyone know if this is...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-20-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,666
Posted By cawgijoe
Quote:Originally Posted by vladi123456...

Quote:Originally Posted by vladi123456 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21102430)

I looked at user reviews, and most people say Vizio is a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-19-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,666
Posted By cawgijoe
Quote:Originally Posted by vladi123456...

Quote:Originally Posted by vladi123456 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/forum/post/21100848)

You're right. I meant more like technology leader though. All...
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