Originally Posted by Possum
dude....I've followed this thread front to back. Your detailed immaculate and innumerable description(s) of your problem is nothing short of amazing (on dual fronts). While I'm not an engineer, I do feel that I fit the stereotypical mentality. Being a professional tech head -- I will go fathoms deep trying to cipher why things just don't work like they should---to a fault occasionally. So I totally get where your're coming from with your
issue. That said, based upon the pics of your issue...."analus detailitis" is not the problem here---that looks like crap!Front 1-
Kudos and Hallelujahs for the superb analysis and documentation. --in forums like this...it all helps folk in need.
It's weird....but sometimes "we" get so caught up, focused, .....isolated if you will, upon solving the
problem that one of our chief allies (logic) gets pushed to the side and ignored. I know you know what I'm talking about.
Been there and have several t-shirts from the wife to prove it. Ahhh... the cognitive dissonant logic loop.
I might be wrong but from my chair, what with all your examination, testing, and referrals to the group, you're obviously clinging madly to your decision to purchase and keep this TV for a reason.
Either you really know and love what this TV can and does do
vs. the competition or you're projecting your frustration and consider most Visio units second rate. I understand "once bitten twice shy" and easy for me to say with a most stellar XVT 553.....but c'mon--you just drew a bad panel out of millions.Front 2
- As I, many here, and untold others have had great success with our Vizio XVT units living up to if not exceeding all reviews and expectations; (again what one could only discern as your wildest dream) why for all that's holy in the name of simple logic would you not have it repaired or replaced with another XVT and revel in all it's well documented glory?
I'm completely on your side and understand the rants but very I'm puzzled with your wrestled befuddlement of what to do next.
For me the sans hassle/most logical route would be to document the problem with a Visio service call and have them repair or replace this "one" bad egg of a TV. If and then it's still not up to your standards or expectations....you get refunded and can go shopping again.
In any event, if you truly feel that your research and initial decision on this set was too quick and/or seconded guessed to meet your needs and there are better buck bang TVs out there... then by all means look elsewhere.
Best luck and thanks for all the info.