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post #121 of 4754
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Originally Posted by nanostream View Post

Executive summary: It's worth every penny if you're a layman with extremely high expectations.

Really helpful review. You should post it on Amazon and reach more shoppers.

Have you had a chance to observe the 240 refresh rate on a picture with lots of action? With comments on other TVs that in most cases it's not effective it would be interesting to know how it does on this one.
post #122 of 4754
I'm getting excited about this TV.....just wish there were more user reviews and pics as well as a professional review........I've been saving up for the LG Infinia 55" 8500 and would love to have it, but can't see spending what they are currently asking versus the Vizio 553. It may be better, but not hundreds of dollars better........I don't think.

I don't have the cash yet for the LG, but I do for the Vizio.
post #123 of 4754
Fast action is smooth with 240Hz, but I can't appreciate a significant difference from 120. I'm sure others might. I don't game, so I've got nothing to test. Sports look smooth to me.

The TV has a matte screen, no glare issues. Makes me wish Apple would learn the lesson for their laptops. The front short central panel under the Vizio logo is, as was stated previously, black with fine silver lettering. It doesn't have that gaudy silver plate anymore like the older sets, and is about as refined and classy as you can get.

A few notes that would have made my life easier:
1. Ambient light sensor must be toggled off to enable backlight intensity adjustments.
2. True surround must be off to adjust audio equalizer.
3. Use the side HDMI input if you need to, but the back inputs are more discreet for cable management.

All of this information is in the manual which we all read from cover to cover first right?

I still haven't taken the protective plastic off the frame in the picture so don't worry about the milky, bubbly, dull look, it's a rich black sheen. My TV stand comes next week, until then, note the top of the file cabinet.



P.S.
I forgot to thank the board in my first post for the insights and wisdom shared by many over the past month. All these nuggets of information become very helpful when contemplating a big ticket purchase. A heartfelt thanks to all, working with very limited information!

Nano
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post #124 of 4754
Nice pics, thanks for the info

Does anyone know if our local Costco, Sam's, Walmart include free basic delivery with TV purchase?
post #125 of 4754
Thanks for these info.

Does its stand swivel or it is same as 552?
post #126 of 4754
In MA you carry it home from the local warehouse clubs yourself, unless you order online obviously.

I forgot to mention the pics in my last post were done with an iphone, so blame the phone and not the TV. They just don't do it justice, but it's good for a general impression.

The stand doesn't swivel or tilt.
post #127 of 4754
How thick is the TV nanostream? One of the things me and the wife were looking into was how thick the TV is. Those ultra thin Samsungs look really nice but have been holding out to see how the 553 performs and looks.
post #128 of 4754
DIMENSIONS
With Stand: 52.18"W x 35.06"H x 12.90"D
Without Stand: 52.18"W x 33.28"H x 2.95"D

Additional specs from the website:

http://www.vizio.com/xvt553sv.html
post #129 of 4754
Could one of the new owners answer the questions I posted a few days ago? Please?



Are the USB ports active?

Is it possible for the HDMI ports to accept individual settings for sharpness, contrast etc and retain them so that each individual HDMI port will remember different settings?

These two items were not operational on my 552 and that is the reason why, after 80 days of ownership I returned the set to Costco.

I am very interested in the 553 but will make absolutely sure that these features will work.
And what is the SW number?

Again, thanks for your offer Crunge.

Eugene
post #130 of 4754
Thanks for the pics! TV looks great. Love the all black look. Unless the LG Infinia 8500 drops to $2K, I'll be picking this one up as soon as available at Costco.

Nanostream......one quick question......could you measure the distance between the bottom of the stand and where the screen actually starts?......I have a center channel speaker and need to know if I need to raise the TV so the speaker doesn't block the screen......thanks!
post #131 of 4754
cnet said the 552 couldn't handle 1080/24 content properly. Curious if this is the case with the 553 thank you for the review and pics nano
post #132 of 4754
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Originally Posted by Eugene157 View Post

Could one of the new owners answer the questions I posted a few days ago? Please?



Are the USB ports active?

Is it possible for the HDMI ports to accept individual settings for sharpness, contrast etc and retain them so that each individual HDMI port will remember different settings?

These two items were not operational on my 552 and that is the reason why, after 80 days of ownership I returned the set to Costco.

I am very interested in the 553 but will make absolutely sure that these features will work.
And what is the SW number?

Again, thanks for your offer Crunge.

Eugene

1. USB ports are NOT enabled. Bummer. Manual says they are for "future functionality".

2. Each HDMI, AV, and other ports can be individually customized and retain individual settings for all parameters (nice, but I'd rather have the USB functionality).

Nano
post #133 of 4754
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Originally Posted by Slain93gsr View Post

cnet said the 552 couldn't handle 1080/24 content properly. Curious if this is the case with the 553 thank you for the review and pics nano

Is there a simple way to test for it?
post #134 of 4754
This could be a problem. It's past midnight on a school night and I'm still up watching my TV.

Da*n you Vizio.
post #135 of 4754
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Originally Posted by cawgijoe View Post

Thanks for the pics! TV looks great. Love the all black look. Unless the LG Infinia 8500 drops to $2K, I'll be picking this one up as soon as available at Costco.

Nanostream......one quick question......could you measure the distance between the bottom of the stand and where the screen actually starts?......I have a center channel speaker and need to know if I need to raise the TV so the speaker doesn't block the screen......thanks!

It's 1 3/4" from the surface which the stand rests upon to the bottom edge of the black frame, and 6 1/4" from the surface to the bottom edge of the glass screen.
post #136 of 4754
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Originally Posted by nanostream View Post

It's 1 3/4" from the surface which the stand rests upon to the bottom edge of the black frame, and 6 1/4" from the surface to the bottom edge of the glass screen.

Just what I needed! Thanks so much.
post #137 of 4754
pics anyone?
post #138 of 4754
So it's either the vizio or the LG 8500...decisions decisions.Is the Lg worth the extra cash?
I know the Lg 8500 has banding so maybe this is a better choice???
post #139 of 4754
Nanostream,

Thanks for the great review. Did you change any of the picture settings other than Sharpness? If so, can you post your picture settings?

Thanks.
post #140 of 4754
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Originally Posted by absolute584 View Post

Nanostream,

Thanks for the great review. Did you change any of the picture settings other than Sharpness? If so, can you post your picture settings?

Thanks.

Still a bit too vivid and cool, but getting there:

Backlight: 85
Brightness: 52
Contrast: 67
Color: 66
Tint: 10
Sharpness: 12
post #141 of 4754
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Originally Posted by canman1976 View Post

So it's either the vizio or the LG 8500...decisions decisions.Is the Lg worth the extra cash?
I know the Lg 8500 has banding so maybe this is a better choice???

I'm in the same boat. I haven't been able to see the banding issues in the store. I'm sure it's there, but I have not seen it. The LG is beautiful. It's received excellent reviews.

I have two problems with it......the reflective screen and the price.

The Vizio has advantages. It's a matte screen. If you get it from Costco, another year of warranty. It's about $700 cheaper currently.

I will probably end up with the Vizio.
post #142 of 4754
I agree cawgijoe the vizio seems like a too good to be true set but if it gets good reviews I won't hesitate to buy it.Now just to convince the finance why I need to spend $$$ for a paradigm studio 5.1 surround system to go with it!!!
post #143 of 4754
post #144 of 4754
The LG would have gotten more consideration from me if they would put more effort into the AR filter. This being Vizio's 3rd gen full array with a much nicer aesthetic than the 552 is quickly moving up the short list.

For you owners:
Did Vizio address the issues with the USB inputs
What are your impressions of the motion handling
post #145 of 4754
post #146 of 4754
Do any owners have experience with high-def gaming on this TV? I am really curious about that before I make any sort of leap of faith.
post #147 of 4754
How would you rate the picture quality in 480iSD I have Dish Net and a lot of the programs are in SD????
post #148 of 4754
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Originally Posted by ribbz22 View Post

Do any owners have experience with high-def gaming on this TV? I am really curious about that before I make any sort of leap of faith.

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Originally Posted by speck37 View Post

How would you rate the picture quality in 480iSD I have Dish Net and a lot of the programs are in SD????

It will be comparible to most other HD displays in the particular size you have seen or auditioned. The performance in these areas will most likely be as good or bad as the display is overall.
post #149 of 4754
We need more pics and reviews from those who bought from Amazon!!!

Please????
post #150 of 4754
Anyone that bought the set notice any problems that were evident in the 552 with Netflix only relaying a mono signal? Thanks!
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