Originally Posted by picksjr
After a ton of research, bought the 474 about one month ago through WalMart (was a STEAL, especially vs. Amazon, looks like WMT no longer has it online).
Out of the box pic looks clean to my untrained eye. Started out with Cnet's settings, pic looked too green on some programming (BD looked good). Readjusted using a combination of many of the settings recommended on this forum and am REALLY impressed with the PQ. Blacks are as good as my Pioneer plasma. Haven't experienced any blooming, even tested it on the infamous Inception safe scene.
I'm good with the 3D image. Didn't buy this set for 3D, I really don't care. Watched Thor and Megamind in 3D and was impressed by both. Some crosstalk, but I won't be watching 3D movies much.
My father-in-law has the LG 47LW5300 bundle so I had a chance to compare this weekend. 2D content is WAY better on the Vizio, no comparison. 3D content is better on his passive LG (again, I don't care about 3D).
Thankfully, no RVR after a month of use. Received latest upgrade after setting the set up, powering down, then powering back up. No issues with wireless configuration, Netflix dowloads are quick. I have a PS3, but haven't tried any games on this set yet, so can't speak to gaming lag.
This site, and the forums, will naturally attract users that have had issues. If you read through the 553 forum, you likely will not buy this, or any Vizio, TV. But in my experience....no RVR, wireless configured without any issues, no blooming, some mild 3D crosstalk, GREAT PQ, easy set-up, great value.
Really pleased with this purchase, especially considering what I paid and the amount of features / technology this set offers vs. other (Sony) much much more expensive competitors.