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post #181 of 4988
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Originally Posted by Dingo8urBaby View Post

Well, we may be arguing semantics. In my book, "Very Good" certainly approaches "Outstanding"

Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD

CNET editors' rating:
4.5 stars Outstanding

Vizio VP505XVT
CNET editors' rating:
3.5 stars Very good

So, we are (according to CNET) looking at a VERY GOOD TV for $1300 vs an OUTSTANDING TV for $2800.

Hardly a ZERO vs 100% endgame as was suggested in this thread.

Many Many people would be more than happy to live with the difference for 1/2 of the price.

I would not be so quick to take anything Cnet has to say as an opinion that matters.

Cnet is fun reading reading but I would never buy or not buy anything based on what they had to say.

I have purchased many products that Cnet has givin luke warm reviews to and wondered what the hell they were talking about.

Check out the user reviews on Cnet, a common questions asked by the user reviews of Cnet is "what product were you reviewing" or "are you sure you reviewed the same product I have sitting in front of me".

Cnet can be helpful but dont base a buying decision on what they have to say about any product.

Cheers
Davyo
post #182 of 4988
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Originally Posted by jsrail View Post

And I just got SV420XVT this weekend! That's ok, I think it'll be enough TV for my family's needs for a long while.

These are for sale at Costco 1000.00. I am going to buy two mainly because the run on 100-240 Volt power and I am retiring in a country with 240/50 power.
post #183 of 4988
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Originally Posted by evmiller View Post

These are for sale at Costco 1000.00. I am going to buy two mainly because the run on 100-240 Volt power and I am retiring in a country with 240/50 power.

Step down transformers are easily available in any reasonably cosmopolitan 230V country.
post #184 of 4988
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Carled View Post

Step down transformers are easily available in any reasonably cosmopolitan 230V country.

No need: the power supply on the Vizio is autosensing.
post #185 of 4988
Bumpity bump.
post #186 of 4988
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

Bumpity bump.

There's like what? 4-6 months till the set arrives? Anyone think of an early release?
post #187 of 4988
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Originally Posted by wtfer View Post

There's like what? 4-6 months till the set arrives? Anyone think of an early release?

hopefully. I'm one of the many that will be waiting on the sidelines for it to show up. Any new reviews / info lately? Haven't seen much.
post #188 of 4988
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Originally Posted by sleepyratt View Post

hopefully. I'm one of the many that will be waiting on the sidelines for it to show up. Any new reviews / info lately? Haven't seen much.

I posted this a few weeks ago from CES:http://www.televisioninfo.com/conten...mp;-Design.htm

The reason i bumped this thread even though there really isn't any new news yet is because there was some new info on the Samsung LED sets coming out. Apparently they will also have the decreased color gamut. Also speculation they may have reverted back to 8bit panels. As far as Vizio, i'm a little concerned about the scanning 240hz implementation. But the new Sammy LED's are of interest to this thread since many people will be deciding whether to pay a premium (not known yet how much) on the Samsung, or spring for the Vizio at a much lower cost. I don't live too far from Vizio here in SoCal, maybe i can sneek in and see if they have removed that gawd aweful center bar.
post #189 of 4988
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

I don't live too far from Vizio here in SoCal, maybe i can sneek in and see if they have removed that gawd aweful center bar.

If ya want, I can send you a can of black, matt finish, spray paint, to take with you when you sneek into Vizio.

Cheers
Davyo
post #190 of 4988
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Originally Posted by davyo View Post

If ya want, I can send you a can of black, matt finish, spray paint, to take with you when you sneek into Vizio.

Cheers
Davyo

I'm cool, i'll just have one of my gang bangin' tagger buddies come along.....he's indiscreet, quick, and likes to work late at night.
post #191 of 4988
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

I'm cool, i'll just have one of my gang bangin' tagger buddies come along.....he's indiscreet, quick, and likes to work late at night.

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Originally Posted by davyo View Post

If ya want, I can send you a can of black, matt finish, spray paint, to take with you when you sneek into Vizio.

Cheers
Davyo

u guys crack me up... I'd be happy w/ nothing red and gold! You can at least tell that they were trying to be a little Sonyesque with their design. Albeit it was a little cheesy of a result.
post #192 of 4988
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

I'm cool, i'll just have one of my gang bangin' tagger buddies come along.....he's indiscreet, quick, and likes to work late at night.

While your gang banging homies are tagging the LCD's, a good way to distract the staff and management at Vizio is to question them as to if they are aware of the AVS forum and if they have checked out all the threads and comments reguarding their products.
As your pulling up the AVS website for the Vizio staff in their office your homies can be back in the wharehouse correcting the gold/silver/chrome/red colors of the panels with the black matt finish spray paint,, me thinks that be a good plan

A month or so ago I emailed Vizio links to AVS but the reply email I got back from them did not make me feel like they bothered or cared to take a look-see at AVS.

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Originally Posted by sleepyratt View Post

u guys crack me up... I'd be happy w/ nothing red and gold! You can at least tell that they were trying to be a little Sonyesque with their design. Albeit it was a little cheesy of a result.

Yea, the 551 did look pretty cheesy,, hopefully the gold and red was just a CES attention getter.

Cheers
Davyo
post #193 of 4988
I spoke with someone at Vizio and they said they are aware of the forum and do look at it.
post #194 of 4988
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Originally Posted by wallstreet123456 View Post

I spoke with someone at Vizio and they said they are aware of the forum and do look at it.

That's good news... I'm growing to hate that chrome on the 550.
post #195 of 4988
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Originally Posted by wallstreet123456 View Post

I spoke with someone at Vizio and they said they are aware of the forum and do look at it.

Good hopefully they do not cheap out doom a promising looking product.
post #196 of 4988
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Originally Posted by davyo View Post

While your gang banging homies are tagging the LCD's, a good way to distract the staff and management at Vizio is to question them as to if they are aware of the AVS forum and if they have checked out all the threads and comments reguarding their products.
As your pulling up the AVS website for the Vizio staff in their office your homies can be back in the wharehouse correcting the gold/silver/chrome/red colors of the panels with the black matt finish spray paint,, me thinks that be a good plan

A month or so ago I emailed Vizio links to AVS but the reply email I got back from them did not make me feel like they bothered or cared to take a look-see at AVS.



Yea, the 551 did look pretty cheesy,, hopefully the gold and red was just a CES attention getter.

Cheers
Davyo

Just for the heck of it i called Vizio. I asked them if they are aware of AVS (after asking them some other questions) and the response was yes. I did ask them about the center bar and all they could say was it's not finalized. I did make it clear to them that i am an AVS super duper member and have a lot of clout and could in fact make them millions of dollars more in sales if i give the other members the thumbs up on the 551 series. I told them red and gold gets a thumbs down......so it's settled, no red and gold
post #197 of 4988
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

Just for the heck of it i called Vizio. I asked them if they are aware of AVS (after asking them some other questions) and the response was yes. I did ask them about the center bar and all they could say was it's not finalized. I did make it clear to them that i am an AVS super duper member and have a lot of clout and could in fact make them millions of dollars more in sales if i give the other members the thumbs up on the 551 series. I told them red and gold gets a thumbs down......so it's settled, no red and gold

lol....Should we get some petitions going too?

Get your pre-orders in now! hehe
post #198 of 4988
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Originally Posted by wallstreet123456 View Post

I spoke with someone at Vizio and they said they are aware of the forum and do look at it.

Wow, thats very cool if they are.

In a perfect world ALL the manufactures of A/V products would be on this forum reading the feedback and opinions on the products they make.

Anyhow, I guess the proof will be in the pudding as to if Vizio reads AVS when the 551 comes out this summer.

When the 551 comes out, if its red/gold/silver/gray/chrome we will know Vizio did not read the threads here.

If the 551 comes out in all black (a matt finish would be nice, bezel and soundbar) or a "detachable" soundbar, then we will know they read this forum and read all the other reviews online in reguards to the look of the current and future 55 incher.

And hey Vizio, if you are reading this, you should contact me, I have two very simple killer design ideas for a flat panel that have never been done before that would add greatly to the functionality and look of a flat panel.

Cheers
Davyo
post #199 of 4988
I personally don't care what color the tv is as long as it performs well. if it was neon green i wouldn't care. performance is all that matters the color of the tv is about 1% of my concerns i think you dudes are ridiculous!
post #200 of 4988
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Originally Posted by davyo View Post

Wow, thats very cool if they are.

In a perfect world ALL the manufactures of A/V products would be on this forum reading the feedback and opinions on the products they make.

Anyhow, I guess the proof will be in the pudding as to if Vizio reads AVS when the 551 comes out this summer.

When the 551 comes out, if its red/gold/silver/gray/chrome we will know Vizio did not read the threads here.

If the 551 comes out in all black (a matt finish would be nice, bezel and soundbar) or a "detachable" soundbar, then we will know they read this forum and read all the other reviews online in reguards to the look of the current and future 55 incher.

And hey Vizio, if you are reading this, you should contact me, I have two very simple killer design ideas for a flat panel that have never been done before that would add greatly to the functionality and look of a flat panel.

Cheers
Davyo

Actually, there was a Vizio rep, or someone affiliated with Vizio in either this thread or the 550 series thread. I'll try and find it.
post #201 of 4988
Ok, his name is Jim Noyd, he represents Vizio. In what capacity, i don't know. He comes in at post # 151.
post #202 of 4988
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Originally Posted by motogp View Post

I personally don't care what color the tv is as long as it performs well. if it was neon green i wouldn't care. performance is all that matters the color of the tv is about 1% of my concerns i think you dudes are ridiculous!

Well the math works out good then, cuz I think the percentage of people that DONT care what their TV looks like is about 1%.

Cheers
Davyo
post #203 of 4988
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Originally Posted by davyo View Post

Well the math works out good then, cuz I think the percentage of people that DONT care what their TV looks like is about 1%.

Cheers
Davyo

I guess the only alternative if Vizio does stick with the red & gold bar would be to cover it with black duct tape. Or, buy a very, very long center channel speaker. Or, even better.....have the house cat lie in front of the TV. Of course, you would need a black cat, so that's where the black duct tape can also come in handy if you don't want to tape the TV.
post #204 of 4988
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

I guess the only alternative if Vizio does stick with the red & gold bar would be to cover it with black duct tape. Or, buy a very, very long center channel speaker. Or, even better.....have the house cat lie in front of the TV. Of course, you would need a black cat, so that's where the black duct tape can also come in handy if you don't want to tape the TV.

Hey "Lipcrkr", from all of us Im sure,,,thanks for talking to Vizio and asking them if they know about AVS and all.

I do plan on buying a 551 and I have also been making plans on how to cover/hide/improve the looks below the bezel if it ends up looking like the 550 that I returned.

Other than a black cat or duck tape the idea I have is using double sided tape around the bottom edges and sides of the speakerbar and then putting the same fabric on it thats used to cover speakers,, problem is I dont know were to buy speaker cover fabric.
If anyone knows who sell's the fabric do let me know.

Cheers
Davyo
post #205 of 4988
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Originally Posted by davyo View Post

Hey "Lipcrkr", from all of us Im sure,,,thanks for talking to Vizio and asking them if they know about AVS and all.

I do plan on buying a 551 and I have also been making plans on how to cover/hide/improve the looks below the bezel if it ends up looking like the 550 that I returned.

Other than a black cat or duck tape the idea I have is using double sided tape around the bottom edges and sides of the speakerbar and then putting the same fabric on it thats used to cover speakers,, problem is I dont know were to buy speaker cover fabric.
If anyone knows who sell's the fabric do let me know.

Cheers
Davyo

Check Fry's down by Blue Diamond road. Or maybe Circuit City might sell you some speaker cover material really cheap. In my local CC here in LA they are selling everything but the stained carpet. But they may have some lying around the sound room.
post #206 of 4988
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

Check Fry's down by Blue Diamond road. Or maybe Circuit City might sell you some speaker cover material really cheap. In my local CC here in LA they are selling everything but the stained carpet. But they may have some lying around the sound room.

Damm, I was just at that Frys last night and didnt even think to ask them if they had the speaker fabric.

C.C. good suggestion, I have one a few blocks away from me, or at least I think its still there.

Speaking of C.C., I went in there last week just for fun to check out their blow-out prices, what a joke,,, the stuff with the 30, 40 and 50% off tags were still more expensive than the everyday average selling prices at other stores.

I kinda felt bad to see C.C. going out of business but after walking in there and seeing how bad they are tring to screw people with the fake discounts I wasnt feeling bad for C.C any longer.

Cheers
Davyo
post #207 of 4988
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Originally Posted by lipcrkr View Post

Ok, his name is Jim Noyd, he represents Vizio. In what capacity, i don't know. He comes in at post # 151.

I e-mailed Jim about the sound bar and mentioned to him that the people on the AVS board did not like the color or the fact that it would not be removable. He said he was aware of the board and then posted his message.

How about e-mailing him directly, the more views he gets the better chance we have of things changing.

I think his e-mail is on the Vizio site under contacts or google vizio public relations.

Steven
post #208 of 4988
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Originally Posted by wallstreet123456 View Post

I e-mailed Jim about the sound bar and mentioned to him that the people on the AVS board did not like the color or the fact that it would not be removable. He said he was aware of the board and then posted his message.

How about e-mailing him directly, the more views he gets the better chance we have of things changing.

I think his e-mail is on the Vizio site under contacts or google vizio public relations.

Steven

Not a bad idea but perhaps it would be better to simply ask Jim were we should direct our email's.

Hey Jim, is there an email address at Vizio that would be best to send soundbar opinions/complaints/concerns to ???
Thanks in advance.

Cheers
Davyo
post #209 of 4988
You are being heard. thanks for the input.
post #210 of 4988
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Originally Posted by davyo View Post

Wow, thats very cool if they are.

In a perfect world ALL the manufactures of A/V products would be on this forum reading the feedback and opinions on the products they make.


Davyo

If they did their heads would probaly explode by all the posts from the anal nit pickers in the AVS forums!

LOL!
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