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post #1621 of 1665
Ok. You got coverage. Get it repaired correctly. Replacing the TCon board in mine seems to have solved my set's probs.

Good Luck.
post #1622 of 1665
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Originally Posted by hardballpete View Post

Ok. You got coverage. Get it repaired correctly. Replacing the TCon board in mine seems to have solved my set's probs.
Good Luck.

Thanks for the reply.

I'm not getting notified of these posts even though I am subscribed with immediate notice. Anyone know what may be blocking them. I use to get them all the time. Not in my spam either.
post #1623 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Necromancyr View Post

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.
Looks to me we have yet to get this update which is pretty sad considering I've owned this set for 2 years now.
I've been using my ps3 to stream media but I'd like to just be able to do it from my TV.
post #1624 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Jedi54 View Post

Looks to me we have yet to get this update which is pretty sad considering I've owned this set for 2 years now.
I've been using my ps3 to stream media but I'd like to just be able to do it from my TV.

I wouldn't hold your breath. They have been promising this since the 552 series came out.

Plus, I have the 651 and has the dlna on it. I tried over a 100 video files and only 1 played. The codec is so limited that it's not worth the hassle to try and re-encode all these files. Your better off with your PS3 for video, I haven't tired music or photos I'm not going to have a 65" display running just to play music.

My 554 that they replaced in July is going bad again. Now the picture is going out completely. When it goes out I have sound and the remote works but I can't even get the on screen displays to show when it happens. Vizio says it's out of warranty. I do have the extended warranty on it but I think Vizio should stand behind it. Also, in the Picture menu I can't even turn the Smooth Motion on or off anymore. It's grayed out and just skips over it.
post #1625 of 1665
Purchased this 55 incher in December of 2010 when first available, and it is still a great set. No problems ever. Sorry a few of you have recurring issues.
post #1626 of 1665
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Originally Posted by hardballpete View Post

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.

Choppy video, is that anything like having a horizontal line across the whole set where the picture fails to line up? I get that on mine that is connected to HTPC with cable card.
post #1627 of 1665
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post


Posted 02-12

I'm glad to report the following:


Owned since 01-05-11


4740 hours minimal estimate on viewing time (12 hours per day)


2 Firmware upgrades.


No random reboots.


No Remote or Wi-Fi issues.


Being such a confirmed Projector Head, deciding on buy this TV (...at the more premium price in 1-11) was a difficult decision until I saw the image. No regrets. At all. I hope there are many unspoken owners out there who have shared this level of performance and dependability.

Update:

You Guys are scaring me.

My Set, bought in Jan. 11' now has est. 11,000 + hours

Jaws still drop when 1st times see it.

Should I be worried? eek.gif

cool.gif
post #1628 of 1665
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Originally Posted by lancer1991 View Post

Choppy video, is that anything like having a horizontal line across the whole set where the picture fails to line up? I get that on mine that is connected to HTPC with cable card.
How is the picture with Over the air or video discs not thru the HTPC card & cable? It sounds like a PC video card or handshake issue if it is only with the HTPC connection.
Edited by naustin - 5/1/13 at 10:42am
post #1629 of 1665
The video itself is not smooth, like it drops frames. That's what was wrong with mine. Not what you're describing.
post #1630 of 1665
High all, I've got a macbook air connected by a minidisplayport to vga cable that I've used in closed clamshell mode with this tv for the last 1.5+ years. Saturday night I changed a setting in the display prefernces (mistakenly changed from "best for display" to "scaled") and instantly lost signal to the tv. I spent several hours on the phone with apple Sunday but nothing we tried changed the situation.

It outputs a proper signal to the tv using display mirroring as well as when using extended desktop but if I close the lid the tv gives me a black screen followed by a "no signal" message or sometimes "invalid format". The fact that the signal comes to the tv loud and clear with the computer open makes me think the issue is with the computer/signal coming from the computer.

It works as it should connected to an older vizio tv with the same cable, close the lid and the signal outputs to the tv no problem. This led the apple guys to think there's something wrong on the tv end.

Any mac users with this tv have issues with the vga connection?

Before I bought the macbook air, I tried a mac mini but this tv wouldn't recognize a signal from the mini over the vga connection. I exchanged it for the mac book air and everything worked fine until Saturday night. Previous to this, I had a (now dead and gone) windows based tower connected to this tv with no problems.

Right now the computer is connected by vga, fios is connected by hdmi via onkyo receiver, and ps3 is connected by component so I can use PIP with fios while using the computer or ps3. I've got some new cables and adapters on the way from amazon to see what effect they have on the situation and wil allow me to shuffle my connections a bit.

Any ideas? Im thinking of doing a factory reset of the tv to see if that changes anything. Does it sound like there's something wrong hardware wise with this tv that can be repaired or replaced?

Thanks.
post #1631 of 1665
Rather than a full factory reset (which is a good final option). I'd suggest a 30 second AC unplug which causes a software reload on the TV. I'd suggest you disconnect the MacBook until after the TV is reset and then see how it responds to the vga cable. Fresh software caches might help!
Edited by naustin - 5/20/13 at 4:29pm
post #1632 of 1665
I fixed the problem this afternoon. I finally found my mdp to hdmi adapter and plugged it in to the tv that way. Clamshell mode works. Then I unplug it and try the vga cable again and TADA! Clamshell mode works. Don't know why, just glad it's working again.
post #1633 of 1665
I saw this on the Vizio Support Q&A Website dated May 09, 2013.
"A new firmware release for VIZIO HDTVs with VIZIO Internet Apps™ is now rolling out with a few new features and updates.

It includes new apps such as Web Videos, Tune-In Radio, Yahoo! Sports and Yahoo! Video. It features an improved Dock and overall App performance, new Game Mode with reduced video latency, 5.1 audio output from streaming apps, and Bluetooth® A2DP support. Bluetooth® A2DP support was enhanced so that VIZIO HD Bluetooth® Headphones work seamlessly with all Bluetooth® enabled VIA TVs.

VIA™ TVs in the field will automatically receive and install this firmware update over the course of the next few weeks. You may see a message onscreen that the TV is updating as it automatically receives and installs this firmware update. Others of you may just see the new update the next time you turn on your TV. Please be patient as it may take up to three weeks for your TV to receive the update as our servers roll out this major release across the country."

Anybody seen it yet?
post #1634 of 1665
Greetings all.....
It's been a year since I last posted. During that time, my 554 has been flawless except for 4 random shut-downs. As I posted a year ago, all things considered, this does not bother me. However, I have never done any firmware updates. I recall a year ago that some folks posting were seriously regretting getting the firmware updates. They reported problems with their sets after the updates. At this point, I would like to try using Netflix and Hulu, but I also do not want any firmware updates. Does anyone know if there is a way to hook back up to the internet, but not allow firware updates?
Thanks....
post #1635 of 1665
I did the same thing, no firmware updates since new and it has been flawless.I never hooked it up to the network. I paid $80 or so and use Panasonic DVD/streamer with amazon, Netflix etc and have never regretted it, I just use the Vizio as a dumb , but strikingly beautiful monitor.
post #1636 of 1665
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Originally Posted by toolwarrior View Post

Greetings all.....
It's been a year since I last posted. During that time, my 554 has been flawless except for 4 random shut-downs. As I posted a year ago, all things considered, this does not bother me. However, I have never done any firmware updates. I recall a year ago that some folks posting were seriously regretting getting the firmware updates. They reported problems with their sets after the updates. At this point, I would like to try using Netflix and Hulu, but I also do not want any firmware updates. Does anyone know if there is a way to hook back up to the internet, but not allow firware updates?
Thanks....

My XVT is always connected via wireless & receives updates. Like you I've had a few random shut-downs. Generally a few days after I use VIA but not a big deal since I rarely check the Apps.

Like Fred Fred Fred, I'd recommend you use a Roku, Apple TV or Bluray player to get Netflix or Hulu rather than the XVT. I don't believe the TV has enough internal memory/processing power to give you a good experience without inducing video freezing aka random shutdowns. Personally I use & recommend the Roku3 which supports wireless & wired internet without having to connect the XVT itself to the Internet. Just like with a DVD or Bluray player these boxes connect by HDMI.
Edited by naustin - 6/25/13 at 10:35am
post #1637 of 1665
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Originally Posted by naustin View Post

My XVT is always connected via wireless & receives updates. Like you I've had a few random shut-downs. Generally a few days after I use VIA but not a big deal since I rarely check the Apps.

Like Fred Fred Fred, I'd recommend you use a Roku, Apple TV or Bluray player to get Netflix or Hulu rather than the XVT. I don't believe the TV has enough internal memory/processing power to give you a good experience without inducing video freezing aka random shutdowns. Personally I use & recommend the Roku3 which supports wireless & wired internet without having to connect the XVT itself to the Internet. Just like with a DVD or Bluray player these boxes connect by HDMI.

Thanks Naustin. This is the way I was leaning, but you and Fred just pushed me over into the Roku camp. I did the research on these devices and Roku 3 was the clear winner. Off to BB tomorrow to get one an then.... a very satisfying call to Dish Network to "cut the cable" for good. I am tired of their crazy prices for only 3 channels I really use. Streaming is the future. Not sure why the "big boys" are not embracing it, instead of sticking their collective heads in the sand.

Thanks again.......
post #1638 of 1665
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Originally Posted by toolwarrior View Post

Greetings all.....
It's been a year since I last posted. During that time, my 554 has been flawless except for 4 random shut-downs. As I posted a year ago, all things considered, this does not bother me. However, I have never done any firmware updates. I recall a year ago that some folks posting were seriously regretting getting the firmware updates. They reported problems with their sets after the updates. At this point, I would like to try using Netflix and Hulu, but I also do not want any firmware updates. Does anyone know if there is a way to hook back up to the internet, but not allow firware updates?
Thanks....

I block vizio websites and I think a few others that were once listed has firmware sites.

Out of all my devices (laptop , tablet,x360 to name a few) ....... NOTHING playing netflix can compare to the video quality I get using the netflix app in the TV. The x360 is hooked up to the tv and video qaulity from netflix is no where near vizio netflix app.
post #1639 of 1665
Hi all,

I've had the XVT3D554SV for more than a couple of years now. I don't really use my PS3 much, but I was playing a few rounds of Battlefield 3 the other night. I normally don't use game mode, but I figured why not try it. In game mode, the screen will flicker once every 2-3 minutes, sometimes more. And when i say flicker, I mean the screen goes blank for a couple of seconds. I have tried turning of smoothmotion and then enabling game mode, but that was no different.

My tv stays connected to the wi-fi, so I'm assuming it's the latest firmware, but I'd have to check the version to make sure. Any ideas on what else it could me?
post #1640 of 1665
In the past Game Mode has caused the screen to black out for a second or so on a regular basis. I guess it still hasn't been fixed. Solution, only use it for the actual game.
post #1641 of 1665
Thanks, naustin. It is only during the actual game that I use game mode. Otherwise, it's off and no flickering. I feel it does make a difference in-game on this set as far as response time, input lag, or whatever the term is. I can live it with, it's just frustrating. I've had no issues with this TV otherwise.
post #1642 of 1665
I purchased this TV in November , 2010.
It has been on 24/7 since then and it is still working great.
post #1643 of 1665
I can't let this one go.
You say your TV has been on 24/7 since 2010????
You do realize that you are saying it has not been turned off in close to 3 years??

Have you contacted Guiness Book of World records? Wolf Blitzer would be interested in this in The Situation Room.
post #1644 of 1665
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Originally Posted by hardballpete View Post

I can't let this one go.
You say your TV has been on 24/7 since 2010????
You do realize that you are saying it has not been turned off in close to 3 years??

Have you contacted Guiness Book of World records? Wolf Blitzer would be interested in this in The Situation Room.

Haha doubt its a record. It has been off a few times because of power outages. The longest one was maybe three hours.


I get 3 years would be 26280 hours. So I would guesstimate it has around 23750 hours.
I
Edited by Placid666 - 7/29/13 at 4:55pm
post #1645 of 1665
Do you suffer from some sort of Sleep malady?
post #1646 of 1665
Guiness says the world record for tv watching is 86 hrs.

You have mutilated that record.

Congrats and kudos!
post #1647 of 1665
When using the HDMI/DVI port #3 with a DVI feed how do you get the audio to it. I thought maybe it shared the audio input with RGB but it doesn't work. I connected my PC to the TV using a DVI to HDMI adapter but can't figure out how to get audio without ordering a converter that converts the DVI and optical audio out to HDMI.

I'm not sure why they would list it as HDMI/DVI if there is no audio connection.

Any suggestions?
post #1648 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Burnerbum View Post

When using the HDMI/DVI port #3 with a DVI feed how do you get the audio to it....

I'm not sure why they would list it as HDMI/DVI if there is no audio connection.

Any suggestions?
That HDMI port accepts DVI which is purely video, so it works as stated. Your going to need a converter.
post #1649 of 1665
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Originally Posted by naustin View Post

That HDMI port accepts DVI which is purely video, so it works as stated. Your going to need a converter.

Ok thanks, I was wondering because my older 52" had a shared HDMI/DVI port but it also had a shared audio port that you could send the audio stream too.
post #1650 of 1665
I can't figure out how to use my XVT3D554SD TV as a monitor for my laptop. I keep getting "No Signal".

Laptop is a HP G-60 with Nvidia GeForce 8200M G.

The laptop recognizes the TV when using HDMI cable and lists the model type as a monitor option. When enabled, the TV says "No Signal".

I have tried all HDMI ports, multiple HDMI cables and have ensured both the graphics card and TV firmware are current.

What gives?
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