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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   04-09-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 82,965
Posted By DirkBelig
I am. I got a Vizio M552 for home (the 632 is at...

I am. I got a Vizio M552 for home (the 632 is at my g/f's place) and it's good, but other than some clouds on black screens the 632 still holds up after 3-1/2 years. No itch to replace it.
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-10-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
I couldn't really find anything in that link or...

I couldn't really find anything in that link or other links those threads referenced. So I fired up the Vizio app and now pressing Info shows just "1080" not "SuperHD" as before. Using the test...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   11-06-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
These are the settings I've gone with after...

These are the settings I've gone with after trying several posted here. They look good under a variety of content and unlike most of the "calibrated" settings (even the ISF set posted here), they...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-13-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
The problem that made me switch ALZ off was how...

The problem that made me switch ALZ off was how pokey it was in responding to shifting brightness, fading in an out. I posted a month ago about my M552 and a scene from Weeds where alternating shots...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-25-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
When I had the E500i-B2, there would be a brief...

When I had the E500i-B2, there would be a brief moment when everything was green and purple before the color settings clicked in. After setting up the rtings.com calibration on my M552, I'm also...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-24-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
Remember that Vizio sets in Store Mode (i.e. the...

Remember that Vizio sets in Store Mode (i.e. the features are superimposed and ticked off along the bottom) it switches the picture mode to Vivid. You can't tell anything from the display units...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-22-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
I'm currently running the rtings.com calibration...

I'm currently running the rtings.com calibration settings with the exception of cranking the backlight up to 50 (because their 25 is just too dim and gray, which is what they were complaining about)...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
I don't follow what you're saying here. I have my...

I don't follow what you're saying here. I have my PS3, Xbox 360, HD DVD and VCR all connected to the receiver (OG Xbox is connected via component to TV) with a single HDMI into the TV. The only other...
Forum: Plasma Flat Panel Great Found Deals!   09-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,756
Posted By DirkBelig
I think I was investigating this set recently and...

I think I was investigating this set recently and the reviews I saw mentioned bad input lag for games. I bought a Vizio M552i-B2 which is rather nice, but I'm having qualms about black levels....
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-14-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
That's simply nuts. Add it to the inability to...

That's simply nuts. Add it to the inability to save settings across inputs, I'm really getting annoyed with this set's little quirks. I'm currently trying it with ALZ turned off because the slow fade...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-10-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
Why would this be?!? Whenever you change ANY...

Why would this be?!? Whenever you change ANY setting it automatically names it "Custom_x" and then you can rename it or create a preset, but if a setting value doesn't mean what it is, what's the...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-31-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
I was wondering what the practical impact of the...

I was wondering what the practical impact of the slow response of the ALZ - the way it takes a fraction of a second to dim and come up - would be and I just saw it in distracting action.
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-31-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
The problem with looking at them in-store is that...

The problem with looking at them in-store is that the Store Demo mode (it has the bar across the bottom listing features) throws it in to Vivid mode for maximum torchness. Thoroughly eye-searing.
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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-31-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
What to the bolded part? 24-bit color, the...

What to the bolded part? 24-bit color, the standard on computers since the turn of the century provides 16,777,216 (16.7) million colors (32-bit is like 24 with an additional 8-bit alpha channel)...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-31-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
I left my M552i-B2 on overnight to burn in a bit...

I left my M552i-B2 on overnight to burn in a bit and to see if the firmware would update. I shut it down this afternoon and when I turned it on later, it proclaimed it had updated to...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 320,977
Posted By DirkBelig
I just picked up a M552i-B2 from Costco tonight...

I just picked up a M552i-B2 from Costco tonight to compare against the E500i-B1 I've had for the past couple of weeks that was good, but not blowing my hair back.

Right out of the box I'm having...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-20-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 429,192
Posted By DirkBelig
After my post about the firmware a message popped...

After my post about the firmware a message popped up that Smart Viewing(?) had been enabled, but could be turned off in the menu. It's hidden in the Reset and Administrative menu and it doesn't...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-20-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 429,192
Posted By DirkBelig
Just powered on the set on the Chromecast input...

Just powered on the set on the Chromecast input and before it switched away from the TV tuner the colors were all green and purple, like a bad HDMI handshake. Then they snapped correctly and a...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-19-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 429,192
Posted By DirkBelig
If Vizio (or ANY maker for that matter) cared...

If Vizio (or ANY maker for that matter) cared about visual fidelity, they would ship sets with a near-perfect (allowing for panel variance) calibration out of the box and not include garbage like...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-17-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 429,192
Posted By DirkBelig
I keep seeing people complaining about Active...

I keep seeing people complaining about Active LED, but I'm not seeing the least hint of it. None at all and I find the blacks to be just very dark grays without it on, while turning it on delivers...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-15-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 429,192
Posted By DirkBelig
A customer at Amazon posted his settings and I...

A customer at Amazon posted his settings and I noticed that gregka posted his settings in a comment. I tried them first with Star Trek Into Wrathness of Khanness and the opening scene with the red...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-14-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 429,192
Posted By DirkBelig
I started with the settings from this thread...

I started with the settings from this thread (http://forums.cnet.com/7723-19410_102-619740/vizio-e550i-b2-and-e420i-b0-picture-settings) with calibrations for 55" and 42" models (it recommends using...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   08-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 429,192
Posted By DirkBelig
Can anyone explain why Vizio made it impossible...

Can anyone explain why Vizio made it impossible to save a calibration preset and then apply it to ALL inputs? I just ran through the CNET settings and doing the 11-way stuff took forever and I'm...
Forum: Community News & Polls   09-10-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,635
Posted By DirkBelig
Quote:Originally Posted by Scott...

Quote:Originally Posted by Scott Wilkinson http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1490004/review-your-video-games-win-an-amazon-shopping-spree#post_23720188)

So...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   05-07-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 64,793
Posted By DirkBelig
Sounds to me that your cable provider may be...

Sounds to me that your cable provider may be overcompressing their content and it's causing problems. What were you using as a display before and did you notice any issues with fast-moving content?...
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