or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › LCD Flat Panel Displays › Vizio xvt3d554sv
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Vizio xvt3d554sv - Page 54

post #1591 of 1665
Quote:
Originally Posted by hardballpete View Post

And NO printout of graphs.

It's a good thing you didn't pay for it then cause any reputable calibrator (or at least one who knew what they were doing) would have given you a graphical representation of what your set was like before and after, showing the subsequent improvement in pq. Your posted settings may work for you but will probably be useless to anyone else because of component tolerance differences, viewing environment, and who knows what BB was looking at. I doubt if your tv meets rec.709 specs.
post #1592 of 1665
I've had an ongoing and random problem of choppy video on my set for a while
Now. I'm on Directv DVR running HDMI thru a Denon 1911 avr.
Happens ALL the time on Seinfeld reruns on tbs, and on ABC 720p series. Seen
Sporadically on many other channels. Pisses me off!
I think it's the TV, but its hard to eliminate the Directv DVR or the receiver. Cables
are high quality monoprice ones.
What do u guys think?
post #1593 of 1665
Quote:
Originally Posted by hardballpete View Post

I've had an ongoing and random problem of choppy video on my set for a while
Now. I'm on Directv DVR running HDMI thru a Denon 1911 avr.
Happens ALL the time on Seinfeld reruns on tbs, and on ABC 720p series. Seen
Sporadically on many other channels. Pisses me off!
I think it's the TV, but its hard to eliminate the Directv DVR or the receiver. Cables
are high quality monoprice ones.
What do u guys think?
I think the TV is unlikely if it always happens on TBS Seinfeld, Is the show being played by the DVR or live? Are you using a Smooth Motion setting on the TV. Try turning off the AVR and passing the signal thru without processing. You could also try setting your DVR to 720p vs 1080i to see if that has any effect. At least you have a program to set consistency. It sound like either the DVR or AVR are having upscaling conflicts.
post #1594 of 1665
Watched TV on the antenna and it still happens sporadically. Definitely the TV.

Crap!

it was bought in feb 2011, but on a credit card that adds another year of warranty to the 1 year that Vizio gives.

Going to call Vizio. Damn, Damn!
post #1595 of 1665
Read back through this thread. Sounds like it could be the same video issue I and others were having.
post #1596 of 1665
Sure sounds like the same thing. My Vizio warranty expired in Feb 2012, but I have another year of warranty since I charged the original purchase on a Discover Card-They add another year.

My concern is that they will require me to bring this heavy ass TV TO a repair center, and not come to my house. Moving this TV and transporting it will be a real chore.

Damn, Damn!mad.gif
post #1597 of 1665
Yea - still happening with me as well. Regardless of the input, the picture will begin to get choppy over 10-15 minutes maybe. Pausing the input seems to fix it temporarily. Sure would be nice if Vizio was interested in listening to its customers having consistent problems.
post #1598 of 1665
Sounds like your warranty is up. You never tried to get it serviced?
post #1599 of 1665
Quote:
Originally Posted by rkodey View Post

Yea - still happening with me as well. Regardless of the input, the picture will begin to get choppy over 10-15 minutes maybe. Pausing the input seems to fix it temporarily. Sure would be nice if Vizio was interested in listening to its customers having consistent problems.
Have you tried a hard reboot where you unplug the set for 30 seconds. This causes the software to reload. It might help if it is caused by the software or a recently used widget using too much memory. FWIW.
post #1600 of 1665
had a technician from Vizio's authorized repair center for Florida in the house last night. Yeah, he came at night!

Is going to order 2 replacements boards to try and fix my choppy video/framerate problem. Mentioned a video card and main board.

We'll see if that does the job. Says he doesn't see a lot of Vizio problems. He says MANY more Samsung issues. But then again, they probably have more units out there than Vizio.

Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this epic series.
post #1601 of 1665
Quote:
Originally Posted by hardballpete View Post

had a technician from Vizio's authorized repair center for Florida in the house last night. ...
Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion of this epic series.
Great news Pete. When the Tech returns, see if you can get an access code for the Service Menus (if they exist).
post #1602 of 1665
The weird thing was this "tech" did nothing but watch and wait for the choppy video/framerate issue to happen. Never touched the TV. Saw the issue, called his company, and asked them what parts to order to try and fix this.
And then he was gone...
post #1603 of 1665
That is what the tech replaced on my TV as well. Seems to have worked so far. I also have not connected to the internet to get any firmware updates as one of the updates last December or January seems to have started my issue. Not sure if that was the cause for sure, but others seemed to indicate this as well. Anyway, since my picture has been fixed I'm afraid to chance an upgrade now, and I really don't need the widgets as my blu ray player also has streaming capabilities.
post #1604 of 1665
Yeah, Jerry. I hope this solves this annoying issue. I think the last firmware upgrade did make it worse. When it gets repaired I will NEVER connect this thing to the Internet.
Stay tuned to this epic saga for the exciting conclusion coming soon to a post right here for your express pleasure...biggrin.gif
post #1605 of 1665
Hi,there
I want to tell you guys that service menu for this unit (xvt3d) is useless. I can't remember how to access it since it useless for calibrating.

This is my setting before I used DVDO DUO with ChromaPure auto-calibrate.

Advance Picture
Everything : Off
except
Film mode : Auto
Smart Dimming : On

Picture Mode : Movie
Backlight : 50
Brightness : 50
Contrast : 45
Color : 46
Tint : 0
Sharpness : 3 ( just wondering why the BB guy set this one to 12 )

Color Temp : Normal
R Gain : 124
G Gain : 126
B Gain : 120
R Offset : 133
G Offset : 119
B Offset : 139

Result : http://www.avsforum.com/t/1174468/the-official-chromapure-thread/2490#post_22016812
post #1606 of 1665
I can not for the life of me figure out how anyone can set their backlight to 50? Fifty?
are you watching in an unlighted underground bunker close to the molten center of the planet?

50?
post #1607 of 1665
As mentioned earlier in this thread brightness at 48 or less turns and keeps on the led's local dimming so 50 is a tad bit to high.
post #1608 of 1665
Backlight.

Not Brightness.
post #1609 of 1665
post #1610 of 1665
Wow. That post enabled me to take a delicious power nap. If we could replicate the essence of that diatribe and put it in a pill, we could revolutionize the sleep med industry and make a fortune.

If only........
post #1611 of 1665
post #1612 of 1665
Just woke up from reading that post. Wow, what a restful refreshing snooze.

Seriously, backlight at 50 ish, and brightness at 42 looks like monkey dung to MY eyes! No way I can watch TV at those settings. WAY too dark.

Everyone's eyes are diff. Acuity, retinal absorption of light and it's transmission thru the optic nerve to the brain, age, environmental space the TV is in, etc, etc.

Set it how you like it. It's that simple.

Enjoy my brothers from other mothers.
post #1613 of 1665
If anyone has problems with the VUR10 remote and needs the cable the fix is as follows:


http://www.digikey.com/

Order Part Number: 21020-0097


Molex Premo-Flex. Available from Digi-Key:

WM10201-ND

21020-0097

The cable is 2" instead of 1.65" but it is working for people.

For more info see link:
http://jlhubbard.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/how-to-fix-the-vizio-vur10-remote/
post #1614 of 1665
The repair tech came to my castle with 2 new boards-T Com and Main board to try and fix my video stutter problem.

He installs both boards, turns the unit on and no video, though it did turn on and light up briefly! After futzing around with the NEW T Com board for an hour, he removes it, puts in the OLD one again and it works. Bottom line-The NEW T Com board is defective.

So now I have a new main board only, and I'll be looking for video stutter/frame dropping to see if that board only has done the trick.

Weird thing aside- The Vizio logo went back to it's old dim level on first boot up and I was pleased...Of course since then, it's back to it's less than dim status!

Stay tune 4 more tales from the darkside.
post #1615 of 1665
So I'm correct in my belief that DLNA never got added to this TV, correct? Access to media via USB yes but no DLNA access.
post #1616 of 1665
Not fixed. waiting for a T Con board that works. Never had choppy video on my Sharp 19" I bought in '76. What a Picture on that little honey.
Things that make u go Hmmmmm.......
post #1617 of 1665
quick question how does this tv compare to the sharp elite anyone seen both can give some info thanks
post #1618 of 1665
I am having issues with my 554 again.

I did let the FW update back in August, but I'm not at this house much for the summer and returned the beginning of Nov.

I stated getting that flickering of the screen again. It started out only a couple of times a day but has got worse over the weeks.

Now it's to the point where the pictcure goes out completely for a few seconds. Yesterday the picture flickered and went out and didn't come back. I tried changing inputs on the TV and getting into the Menu but I couldn't get anything on the screen. (The input select or Menu would not display on the screen) It did turn off with the remote and I waited for a few minutes and started it back up. The picture came back and it's been ok for now. I guess I'll call Vizio but I don't know if they are going to warrant this set anymore. While it was out I did notice that the backlight was still on. I could see that the screen was somewhat lit. Not completely black like when it's off.

The picture on this set is outstanding but there is definitely something wrong with it. If it's in the FW Vizio should fix it.

I wonder if there is anyway you can connect the set to the internet but block any FW updates. Would this be possible in the router settings? If we could find the IP address of the FW update I think it could be blocked that way.
post #1619 of 1665
No way this can be a FW caused issue. You need a repair on the set. Something has definitely gone south.

I've had 2 boards replaced on my set due to choppy video. Looks like that has solved the problem. If it's out of warranty, check to see if the credit card you paid for it with throws another year of the Mfrs. warranty in, giving you a full two years. That's how I got mine repaired thru Discover at no charge.

If you paid cash, or past 2 years, you gotta pay out of your own pocket.
Good luck.
post #1620 of 1665
I have choppy video also, but only on certain stations. Spec Features And something else new is when I go into picture settings it will no longer let me select Smooth Motion Effect. It's always set on High and I can't change it even if I have Real Cinema Mode on or off. It just skips over it each time. The other HDMI inputs let me change the setting.

This set has been a real problem

The original set was repaired.
That didn't work so they set out a refurb set.
That didn't work so they sent out a brand new set last July. That was when the year was up.

Unfortunately, I live mainly at my summer house from April to Nov so I wasn't home that much last summer to really try the set out very much.

So this set is actually only 5 months old. I'm going to call Vizio since this has been a problematic set since day one. If nothing else I do have the 3 year extended warranty from the Club. But they shouldn't have to eat this since this is definitely a mfg problem.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays
AVS › AVS Forum › Display Devices › LCD Flat Panel Displays › Vizio xvt3d554sv