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post #1261 of 1665
Just got mine on Saturday, got it at Sam's online, great set great picture, does any one have any setting for the set, looks pretty good out of the box, but need some tweaking.
post #1262 of 1665
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Originally Posted by rkort View Post

Just got mine on Saturday, got it at Sam's online, great set great picture, does any one have any setting for the set, looks pretty good out of the box, but need some tweaking.

Heres some settings for cable with comcast i use might be of use to you.

Picture mode: Custom
Backlight: 72
Contrast: 50
Brightness: 46
Color: 48 or 49
Sharpness: 8
Tint: 0
Color Temp: Custom at default values.

Advanced settings everything OFF except Smart Dimming and Film Mode set to Auto.
post #1263 of 1665
Quote:
Originally Posted by rkort View Post

Just got mine on Saturday, got it at Sam's online, great set great picture, does any one have any setting for the set, looks pretty good out of the box, but need some tweaking.

Here is my settings

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...&postcount=461

Video game settings:
Picture
Picture Mode - Custom
BackLight - +70 (75 more pop)
Brightness - +45-48
Contrast - +50
Color - +45
Tint - 0
Sharpness - +0-5

Color Temperature - Custom
Gain - Red - +125
Gain - Green - +120
Gain - Blue - +120
Red Offset - +123
Green Offset - +125
Blue Offset - +128

Advanced Picture
Smooth Motion - Off
Real Cinema Mode - SMOOTH
Noise Reduction - Off or Low
Color Enhancement -Off (Normal or Rich Color pops more)
Adaptive LUMA - Off
Film Mode - AUTO
Smart Dimming - ON
Ambient Light Sensor - Off


Movie Settings:
Picture
Picture Mode - Movie
BackLight - +40
Brightness - +45-48
Contrast - +48
Color - +46
Tint - 0
Sharpness - +0-5

Color Temperature - Custom
Gain - Red - +125
Gain - Green - +120
Gain - Blue - +120
Red Offset - +123
Green Offset - +125
Blue Offset - +128

Advanced Picture
Smooth Motion - Off
Real Cinema Mode - SMOOTH
Noise Reduction - Off or Low
Color Enhancement - Off
Adaptive LUMA - Off
Film Mode - AUTO
Smart Dimming - ON
Ambient Light Sensor - Off

Cable/Sat settings:
Picture
Picture Mode - Custom
BackLight - +68-70(75 for sports)
Brightness - +45-48
Contrast - +48(50 if Back Light is 70)
Color - +45
Tint - 0
Sharpness - +0-6

Color Temperature - Custom
Gain - Red - +125
Gain - Green - +120
Gain - Blue - +120
Red Offset - +123
Green Offset - +125
Blue Offset - +128

Advanced Picture
Smooth Motion - Off
Real Cinema Mode - SMOOTH
Noise Reduction - LOW
Color Enhancement - Normal or(Rich Color pops more)
Adaptive LUMA - Off
Film Mode - AUTO
Smart Dimming - ON
Ambient Light Sensor - Off


3D settings

Video game settings:
Picture
Picture Mode - 3D
BackLight - +6
Brightness - +50
Contrast - +50
Color - +45
Tint - 0
Sharpness - +5



Advanced Picture
Smooth Motion - Off
Real Cinema Mode - Off
Noise Reduction - Off
Color Enhancement -Off
Adaptive LUMA - Off
Film Mode - Off
Smart Dimming - ON
Ambient Light Sensor - Off

3D settings

Movie settings:
Picture
Picture Mode - 3D
BackLight - +4
Brightness - +50
Contrast - +50
Color - +45
Tint - 0
Sharpness - +5



Advanced Picture
Smooth Motion - Off
Real Cinema Mode - Off
Noise Reduction - Off
Color Enhancement -Off
Adaptive LUMA - Off
Film Mode - Off
Smart Dimming - ON
Ambient Light Sensor - Off
post #1264 of 1665
I just picked up the 474 last night. This TV is really incredible! Smart Dimming On makes a huge difference in the contrast ratio. Before I enabled that I was not very happy with the black level no matter how the backlight or brightness was set. Blanks screens between commercials were a dark gray and you could see light at the edge of the screen. Turning on Smart dimming makes those blanks screens very black. Only a very little light is detectable now.
I plan on doing a quick calibration with an eye-one pro meter and Calman software this evening. This TV should look really incredible once properly calibrated. It already blows away my calibrated Panasonic plasma, and I have only set a few things by eye.
post #1265 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Geology_rocks View Post

Anyone know what physical stores still carry the either version in 55 inch model?

I'm not sure why you're only looking for bricks & mortar stock, but Amazon still has the 554 w/ free shipping if you're a Prime member. You can always join Prime for a free 30 day trial and then cancel it. Amazon doesn't have the 3D glasses promo anymore either - but it's still a decent price. The scheduled (!) White Glove delivery service was EXCELLENT.
post #1266 of 1665
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Originally Posted by willybguy View Post

I'm not sure why you're only looking for bricks & mortar stock, but Amazon still has the 554 w/ free shipping if you're a Prime member. You can always join Prime for a free 30 day trial and then cancel it. Amazon doesn't have the 3D glasses promo anymore either - but it's still a decent price. The scheduled (!) White Glove delivery service was EXCELLENT.

its free shipping even without prime
$25 or more and sold from amazon(not vendors) is free shipping...
post #1267 of 1665
does anyone know if this TV accepts 1080p over component? can't quite get my old 360 to output it...
post #1268 of 1665
never mind it does...it was my stupid receiver that was refusing to do it.
post #1269 of 1665
ok i got another dumb question instead...does anyone know how to bridge the internet from the wireless vizio to the wired xbox360?
post #1270 of 1665
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Originally Posted by requiem333 View Post

ok i got another dumb question instead...does anyone know how to bridge the internet from the wireless vizio to the wired xbox360?

I doubt that is possible, the Vizio TV isn't a hub or router. As an output device your pretty much limited to digital audio.
post #1271 of 1665
Well I finally got into my Belkin N+ Wireless Router's password protocol (...been using it as a 'wired" network until now...) and managed to get the 554 I've owned since last Feb online. Once it was accepted onto my network, I turned the set off-on and immediately I started receiving the Firmware upgrade (...seemed to take a while to load up....) . TV then rebooted (...always a scary pause...), and now I'm a happy camper.

So then...what changes...both obvious and oblique, can I expect to see and benefit from the upgrade?
post #1272 of 1665
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

Well I finally got into my Belkin N+ Wireless Router's password protocol (...been using it as a 'wired" network until now...) and managed to get the 554 I've owned since last Feb online. Once it was accepted onto my network, I turned the set off-on and immediately I started receiving the Firmware upgrade (...seemed to take a while to load up....) . TV then rebooted (...always a scary pause...), and now I'm a happy camper.

So then...what changes...both obvious and oblique, can I expect to see and benefit from the upgrade?

The only additions I see are some widgets. But now the Vizio logo doesn't dim unless you turn on the Ambient Light Sensor.
post #1273 of 1665
Quote:
Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

Well I finally got into my Belkin N+ Wireless Router's password protocol (...been using it as a 'wired" network until now...) and managed to get the 554 I've owned since last Feb online. Once it was accepted onto my network, I turned the set off-on and immediately I started receiving the Firmware upgrade (...seemed to take a while to load up....) . TV then rebooted (...always a scary pause...), and now I'm a happy camper.

So then...what changes...both obvious and oblique, can I expect to see and benefit from the upgrade?

There are previous posts on XP2.7.9.1 FW update; quick feature recap:

- # of widgets more than doubled
- enabling USB ports
- enabling audio return channel (ARC) on HDMI 1
post #1274 of 1665
I've been curious for several months now about the price differential that existed between the 553 and 554. This is getting moot, I guess, because these models are, apparently, now discontinued. It's strange that the Vizio site still shows them, though they have "out of stock" signs by them.

Anyway, I have noticed that Consumer Reports highly rated the 553, yet the 554 is rated much lower. They're rated in two different category groups; the 554 is rated in a separate group with the 3D tvs. Apparently the 554 was downgraded due to its lower rating for its 3D -- the picture quality is still shown as excellent, and all marks are the same as with the 553. The only difference is that its 3D is only rated as "fair." For this reason, the whole set is rated lower than a number of other 3D sets. Interestingly, Consumer Reports made the comment that 2D performance may be a good reason to select a 3D set, even if the 3D performance is not as good as others. Seems very true with the 554.

Consumer Reports does make a difference, and over the years I have noticed that many times their highly rated items do become more popular in the marketplace. I would suspect that the 553 sold a lot because of the Consumer Reports high rating, and Vizio upped the price to take advantage. The 554 didn't get the same kick, and it's price was actually lowered, to the point it was well below the 553. Of course, as we all know, the 554 is probably a better 2D set than the 553, given its different screen which seems to give more contrast, and its higher refresh rate. Not to mention that it seems to have fewer problems. Just a theory, but sales had to be the reason for the counter-intuitive price differential.

We've had our set since the first week in February, and have yet to even try the 3D. It's not that important to us, and it's not why I bought the set. When I bought our set, the 554 was still several hundred dollars more than the 553. But later on, when the price started coming down, because of the oddities of the marketplace, the 554 was a steal, and what most consumers apparently failed to realize was that it was in fact a better TV and a far better deal than the 553, with the 3D availability to boot.

Some folks above have mentioned the newer LCD LED sets from all the manufacturers are foregoing full backlighting, in favor of edgelighting. CNET talked months ago about this trend coming. Although edgelighting has progressed, I think it's clear that full backlighting is superior, and have read about this trend (including in Consumer Reports), and the generally lower picture quality of the edge-lit sets.

So......enjoy your 554s. We're certainly enjoying ours. One thing's for sure -- picture quality is greatly dependent on the source. Some are much better than others. Even on the same broadcast there can be differences. For example, in watching a football game over the past weekend, it was easy for me to see the difference in the different cameras being used. Some were better focused, and had the color adjusted better, than others. I don't know how much better TV I need, when the 554 is detecting variations in the cameras!
post #1275 of 1665
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Originally Posted by naustin View Post

There are previous posts on XP2.7.9.1 FW update; quick feature recap:

- # of widgets more than doubled
- enabling USB ports
- enabling audio return channel (ARC) on HDMI 1


There were some reports that 3D performance was improved. We haven't used 3D with our set, but has there been enough confirmation to determine that there were indeed some improvements made? Frankly, I'm a bit skeptical that real improvements were made with the update.
post #1276 of 1665
The 553 and 554 are both excellent sets. I have both of them and can testify to the fact. I think one of the reasons many people didn't like it was due to the shinny screen, which I prefer over the matte. The colors seem a little more vivid and the blacks are definitely blacker. I do not have a problem with the reflection at all. Actually, I use it in a very bright room and it's easier to see than the 553 was when it was in here.

I have read that the ghosting was greatly improved with the FW upgrade. I have watched 3D but haven't watched it since the update.

Either way, I love the 554 and really don't care that much about 3D. I've watched it on other sets and I'm not any more impressed than the Vizio. I think you need to be in a theater to really appreciate 3D.

I held out and got my 554 back in June when the price dropped under $1400.00 and then got 2 pair of glasses for 25 bucks at Walmart. Can't beat that...
post #1277 of 1665
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Originally Posted by 2large View Post

There were some reports that 3D performance was improved. We haven't used 3D with our set, but has there been enough confirmation to determine that there were indeed some improvements made? Frankly, I'm a bit skeptical that real improvements were made with the update.

Good question. I've been lucky I just watch Bluray 3D disks & haven't ever had a problem. It would be nice to hear from those that were complaining about the 3D ghosting earlier. Come on 3D critics, tell us if its better
post #1278 of 1665
I'm not sure if it's better or not. I am satisfied with the 3d. We watch animated 3d movies on occation since the kids think it's super cool and you see some ghosting a few times but overall it's nice. Just got Lion King last week and it looked great.
post #1279 of 1665
Found two places that have refurbs for under $1150 including shipping/ no tax. Think there will be any better deals around Black Friday, or will it be too late to find one by then? I don't need it until 12/1/11.
post #1280 of 1665
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Originally Posted by requiem333 View Post

ok i got another dumb question instead...does anyone know how to bridge the internet from the wireless vizio to the wired xbox360?

HDMI 1.4a does have an 'ethernet channel' but to my knowledge there is no implementation that 'bridges' WiFi between devices.

There are several gaming adapters that can be used for the 360, or I've posted previously about using an Apple Airport Express to create WiFi access for previously 'wired' components.
post #1281 of 1665
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Originally Posted by john3xv1 View Post

Found two places that have refurbs for under $1150 including shipping/ no tax. Think there will be any better deals around Black Friday, or will it be too late to find one by then? I don't need it until 12/1/11.

The 554 and 553 are completely sold out at all the big box stores in my area. There is one new one left on Amazon. Honestly, if you want this set, I would not wait. I love mine.
post #1282 of 1665
Amazon is now out of stock on the 554... only marketplace resellers starting at $2,200.
post #1283 of 1665
MACMall still has refurbs for $1149 shipped/ no tax. Ordered one tonight. Said 1 left as ordering, but looked at site couple hours later and still showed up as orderable.
post #1284 of 1665
I see Fry's has the Xpand Universal X103 3D Glasses for under 40 dollars per pair. Anybody tried them on a Vizio?

I'm curious in case I ever need to replace one of my Vizio branded glasses.
post #1285 of 1665
Quote:
Originally Posted by naustin View Post

I see Fry's has the Xpand Universal X103 3D Glasses for under 40 dollars per pair. Anybody tried them on a Vizio?

I'm curious in case I ever need to replace one of my Vizio branded glasses.

I wanna know if they work and how good they are with the set.
post #1286 of 1665
Hmm The audio pass through from the 360's HDMI to tv then to receiver using Optical, isn't giving me Dolby Digital 5.1 anymore.. I don't know if it was the TV's recent update that messed this up or not??
The only fix I found is to turn the Tv off and then back on..then my receiver picks up the DD 5.1 signal.

Works fine with my Motorola Cable box
post #1287 of 1665
I haven't noticed any improvement in the 3D quality after the FW update. In fact, after just watching The Green Lantern in 3D I was frustrated with the crosstalk enough that I put in a call to Vizio and have someone coming out to look at it.

I just have a feeling that some of these 3D movies don't look good solely because the crosstalk is not allowing the 3D to come through correctly, and my family and I are liking it enough that we want it to look good!

I've also noticed that crosstalk seems to be the worst when dealing with the extremes of depth and pop, which incidentally, is where you want it to look the best for the most effect!
post #1288 of 1665
I agree. 3D not any better.
Still fair to midland.
post #1289 of 1665
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Originally Posted by jdboothman View Post

I haven't noticed any improvement in the 3D quality after the FW update. In fact, after just watching The Green Lantern in 3D I was frustrated with the crosstalk enough that I put in a call to Vizio and have someone coming out to look at it.

I just have a feeling that some of these 3D movies don't look good solely because the crosstalk is not allowing the 3D to come through correctly, and my family and I are liking it enough that we want it to look good!

I've also noticed that crosstalk seems to be the worst when dealing with the extremes of depth and pop, which incidentally, is where you want it to look the best for the most effect!

Read Home Theater's review of the Bluray disk. The problem is the movie not the TV.... http://www.hometheater.com/content/green-lantern-3d
post #1290 of 1665
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Originally Posted by naustin View Post

Read Home Theater's review of the Bluray disk. The problem is the movie not the TV.... http://www.hometheater.com/content/green-lantern-3d

Too bad there isn't a fine tune adjustment on the TV. When I play a 3D on my PCH, if I zoom it a little it takes care of some of the Crosstalk, but then creates some new. I need a zoom that would do half of what the lowest setting is and it might be a good middle ground.
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