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post #271 of 1665
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When I hit my menu button it keeps turning on the cables menu wth!

There are different number choices for the same brand device. I had to choose something like number 6 before my SA8300HD worked correctly with the Vizio remote. Choices 1-5 either didn't work fully or mixed functionality between the TV and cable box.
post #272 of 1665
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Originally Posted by blurredvision View Post

I just got home from work and fired up the TV, ready to test some Wipeout HD in 3D. After I had to download a slow update to the demo, I decide to mess around with VIA a bit more. Upon launching it, a small bar showed at the bottom that said something about "com.yahoo.widgets.something.something" could not be reached or launched. I wish I had written down the exact text, but the first part of that is correct (I found it weird that the com came before yahoo).

I absolutely could not get that message to get off the screen. I didn't wait long for a timeout to occur though. I turned off the TV and back on, then launched VIA again. At this point, it said it was initializing and preparing for install. Then it went upward through "Updating Gallery * of 19..." and then afterwards, "Installing Update * of 19...". It then launched like normal. My weather city was still saved, my twitter account still saved....no idea what happened, but it seemed like it reinitialized the entire thing.

I checked for a possible firmware update, but it's the same as before. All other TV settings are still intact. Anyone else see this happen?

I had the same issue as well. Acted like the VIA gallery got corrupted and after a power cycle it reinstalled all the apps again. I had to manually install the ones I added as well.
post #273 of 1665
hmm so i have to run these apps?

also 3d on my ps3 games is not high lighted,kz3 beta and motorstorm 3d

EDIT: Does the ps3 need a hdmi 1.4 cable?
post #274 of 1665
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Originally Posted by knobe View Post

The 3D is at it's infancy stage. I refer to Vizio's 2011 3D offerings where regular cheap movie theater glasses will be used to view content, not the heavy expensive electronic ones required now. They are transitioning away from today's technology very soon. Finally, I can tell you that the high gloss screen on the 554 to me is very annoying as I do have a curtained window and table lamps in the tv room. My eyes are always picking up on the reflections. Matte, IMO, is better.

Regarding the "transition," I might suggest reading the review posted last week on CNET after testing and comparing one of the new Vizio passive 3D sets with current active 3D sets (which require the electronic glasses). As the review makes clear, when it comes to picture quality, passive 3D isn't there yet. The active sets remain much better.

As far as the reflective screen, before I bought my 554 several days ago (replacing my 473), I was looking at a 554 next to a 55" LG set, checking the reflection on the screens of the overhead florescent lights at the Sam's where I was. They both reflected, of course, but the reflection was more muted on the Vizio. The LG screen appeared noticably more reflective.

One reason I got the 554 was because of the new, clearer screen. My viewing room is fairly dark, with only one window, which helps, of course. But there have been comments about the clearer screen providing more contrast, and that makes sense to me.

I presume Vizio had a good reason for deciding to change screens. Also, most of the other HDTV sets out there have clear screens; I don't think they all would, unless there were some advantage to it. It stands to reason that a matte screen is going to diffuse, and dim, the light coming through it more than a clear screen will.

When I have a light on next to the couch were I sit, that light is only noticable on the screen if I try to focus on it. When watching a program, I don't notice it at all, and if I try to see it, it takes a bit of time to change the focus of my eyes to be able to see it on the screen. The screen is not like a mirror when you're watching it - the reflection is much more muted than that when the TV is on. As I said, I don't even notice it at all. It's really not a factor.
post #275 of 1665
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Originally Posted by mifronte View Post

From my understanding, the 553 did not process 1080p/24 correctly (mentioned in the CNet review) by either applying interpolation or 3:2 pulldown instead of 5:5 pulldown. I believe the 554 corrected this flaw and processes 1080p/24 correctly.

Where did you get this information about the 554 having corrected the 1080/24 issue?

That would be an interesting improvement, if true. I suppose it could be part of the increased refresh rate of the 554, or the 554's different firmware....it'd be interesting to know what.
post #276 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ReSultZ View Post

hmm so i have to run these apps?

also 3d on my ps3 games is not high lighted,kz3 beta and motorstorm 3d

EDIT: Does the ps3 need a hdmi 1.4 cable?

You do not need a specific 1.4 HDMI cable. I can successfully use an HDMI cable I purchased back in 2007, which was way before 1.4. The cable only needs to be labeled as "high speed" I believe.

Your problem lies in needing to enable 3D mode on the PS3. You go to Settings -> Display Settings -> Video Output Settings. It's a small 2-step wizard that will detect your resolution and then it will detect that you are 3D-capable. I don't know why they make you go through a setup that you probably haven't touched since you first bought the console, but that's what you need to do. Once you've enabled 3D in that wizard, then games will start asking you at the outset whether you want to play in 2D or 3D.
post #277 of 1665
It is no longer legal manufacxture cables labeled as HDMI 1.3 or 1.4 cables see the following link:

http://www.bing.com/search?q=dell+16...80&sp=2&sc=3-9

High speed cables are reccomended for the HDMI 1.4a 3D formats but many users have had no trouble with standard speed cables even up to 50' long.
post #278 of 1665
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Originally Posted by 2large View Post

Where did you get this information about the 554 having corrected the 1080/24 issue?

That would be an interesting improvement, if true. I suppose it could be part of the increased refresh rate of the 554, or the 554's different firmware....it'd be interesting to know what.

I really thought I had read a review on the 554 correcting the 1080/24 issue. Now I can't seem to find any reference to the 554 and 1080/24 and so I retract my statement about the 554 fixing the 553's 1080/24 issue. This means I will also postpone any purchase of the 554 until there is some definite confirmations.
post #279 of 1665
Is testing for proper 1080/24 playback something anybody can do or does it take special hardware or a trained eye? I don't mind checking something on my 474 for you guys, but if it requires a skill that I don't possess, then I just presume not waste anybody's time.
post #280 of 1665
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Originally Posted by blurredvision View Post

Is testing for proper 1080/24 playback something anybody can do or does it take special hardware or a trained eye? I don't mind checking something on my 474 for you guys, but if it requires a skill that I don't possess, then I just presume not waste anybody's time.

I'm about to head out the door and I don't have my copy of I am Legend(lent out to a friend), but in the **3 series review at Cnet I believe, they mention a scene where 24P is Not displayed correctly, if anyone has that movie on hand, try it and see what happens.

*I think it was the Cnet review, I could be wrong. It was in the text part, don't rely on the video for the info. I'll check back in here later to see if anyone tried it. I'll try and get movie back in a few days to try it out on my 474.
post #281 of 1665
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Originally Posted by blurredvision View Post

you do not need a specific 1.4 hdmi cable. I can successfully use an hdmi cable i purchased back in 2007, which was way before 1.4. The cable only needs to be labeled as "high speed" i believe.

Your problem lies in needing to enable 3d mode on the ps3. You go to settings -> display settings -> video output settings. It's a small 2-step wizard that will detect your resolution and then it will detect that you are 3d-capable. I don't know why they make you go through a setup that you probably haven't touched since you first bought the console, but that's what you need to do. Once you've enabled 3d in that wizard, then games will start asking you at the outset whether you want to play in 2d or 3d.

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post #282 of 1665
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Originally Posted by spoonmandts View Post

I'm about to head out the door and I don't have my copy of I am Legend(lent out to a friend), but in the **3 series review at Cnet I believe, they mention a scene where 24P is Not displayed correctly, if anyone has that movie on hand, try it and see what happens.

*I think it was the Cnet review, I could be wrong. It was in the text part, don't rely on the video for the info. I'll check back in here later to see if anyone tried it. I'll try and get movie back in a few days to try it out on my 474.

I have I Am Legend on blu-ray. The specific text from the cnet review:

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The XVT3 did not properly handle 1080p/24 material in our testing. Disabling dejudder processing on a 240Hz TV should cause it to implement proper film cadence, but that didn't work in this case. Instead, during the helicopter flyover from "I Am Legend," the Vizio introduced the characteristic hitching pan of 2:3 pull-down. None of the other settings we tried could handle 1080p/24 correctly, either; they all introduced smoothing.

I'm not quite certain what the "characteristic hitching pan of 2:3 pull-down" looks like, so I'm not the ideal candidate for testing it. I guess I could always disable Smooth Motion Effect and just see if it judders/hitches, but it would just be a guess and nowhere near good enough for the discerning eyes of the forum.
post #283 of 1665
I been tweaking various settings and I REALLY like the picture after tweaking... I do need help with color temperature settings,for games and movies..
Does anyone have more proper settings than the default/s?
post #284 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ReSultZ View Post
I been tweaking various settings and I REALLY like the picture after tweaking... I do need help with color temperature settings,for games and movies..
Does anyone have more proper settings than the default/s?
Well obviously there really is no proper setting for everyone, it all depends on your viewing environment and how your eyes perceive what you're seeing. With that said, I'll post mine for those interested. **They are different from the 423SV I had for 3 months and I've only had this 474 for 6 days so haven't had much time to tweak...yet My picture is a little cooler than most may like but it's what MY eyes prefer as I get older. Write your current settings down b4 you try mine so if you liked yours better you can revert back to them. Also, my room is almost pitch black 100% of the time so results will vary due to any ambient light in your viewing room.

Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 16
Brightness: 47
Contrast: 44
Color: 47
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 4

Color Temp: Custom
Red Gain: 117
Green Gain: 123
Blue Gain: 111
Red Offset: 119
Green Offset: 124
Blue Offset: 124

Advanced Picture:
All are Set to OFF except...
Smooth Motion: Middle or High (still fiddling with)
Real Cinema: Smooth or High (still fiddling with)
Film Mode: Auto
Smart Dimming: On (obviously)

*The color gains and offsets are a work in progress.

If you have an Xbox 360, get on Live and download the Crysis 2 demo, I used that game to dial in some picture settings and wow, it looks awesome on this tv! The blacks are awesome and the colors are the best I've ever seen, period! Mass Effect 2 looks awesome as does any of the Gears of War and Call of Duties. If you don't have a 360, ignore all the above
post #285 of 1665
Yeah I have a 360 and PS3
post #286 of 1665
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Originally Posted by spoonmandts View Post
Well obviously there really is no proper setting for everyone, it all depends on your viewing environment and how your eyes perceive what you're seeing. With that said, I'll post mine for those interested. **They are different from the 423SV I had for 3 months and I've only had this 474 for 6 days so haven't had much time to tweak...yet My picture is a little cooler than most may like but it's what MY eyes prefer as I get older. Write your current settings down b4 you try mine so if you liked yours better you can revert back to them. Also, my room is almost pitch black 100% of the time so results will vary due to any ambient light in your viewing room.

Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 16
Brightness: 47
Contrast: 44
Color: 47
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 4

Color Temp: Custom
Red Gain: 117
Green Gain: 123
Blue Gain: 111
Red Offset: 119
Green Offset: 124
Blue Offset: 124

Advanced Picture:
All are Set to OFF except...
Smooth Motion: Middle or High (still fiddling with)
Real Cinema: Smooth or High (still fiddling with)
Film Mode: Auto
Smart Dimming: On (obviously)

*The color gains and offsets are a work in progress.

If you have an Xbox 360, get on Live and download the Crysis 2 demo, I used that game to dial in some picture settings and wow, it looks awesome on this tv! The blacks are awesome and the colors are the best I've ever seen, period! Mass Effect 2 looks awesome as does any of the Gears of War and Call of Duties. If you don't have a 360, ignore all the above
so you use movie settings 4 your gaming?
post #287 of 1665
I have the Brightness and Contrast and Backlight set differently for HDMI 2/xbox 360 but I believe everything else is the same.
post #288 of 1665
Pulled the trigger yesterday on the 554 set.........SIMPLY AMAZING!!! After a little tweaking this thing looks better than any tv I have ever seen. The black levels are really stunning. The color is vibrant and accurate.

Xbox360 and Ps3 - I dont even know how describe how insanely beautiful the games look on this tv.....I had to fight myself to go to bed early this morning The response time is not a problem at all but if you play a fast pace game, game mode really speeds up the timing. I compared this with the Fight Night demo. I could instantly tell the more speed I had throwing punches with game mode set to ON.

3d- I went in buying this tv saying "3d is not up to par as ive read so I dont really care" Well maybe cause its new to me but It looks Amazing. Call of Duty Black Ops with 3D was so fun actually aiming down the barrel of the gun like it was right against my face. Aliens vs Monsters was done beautifully, the depth of 3d was awesome.

I must have a perfect set cause I cant think of 1 thing that bad to say . but I guess I'll go with the sound which is better than my last Sony Grand Wega. And again its not bad at all just wish i had more options. And sometimes in 3d my eyes would go cross eyed (not sure thats just a me problem or crosstalk) But its waaay better than I was led to believe from these threads.

Overall if you are thinking about this set.....DO NOT HESITATE!!! Its a true steal for the price at Sams club. They even let me open and test it there to make sure the screen/picture had no problems for 30mins. Great Service indeed.
post #289 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Martin2180 View Post

Pulled the trigger yesterday on the 554 set.........SIMPLY AMAZING!!! ....
3d- I went in buying this tv saying "3d is not up to par as ive read so I dont really care" Well maybe cause its new to me but It looks Amazing. Call of Duty Black Ops with 3D was so fun actually aiming down the barrel of the gun like it was right against my face. Aliens vs Monsters was done beautifully, the depth of 3d was awesome.

.... And sometimes in 3d my eyes would go cross eyed (not sure thats just a me problem or crosstalk) But its waaay better than I was led to believe from these threads.

Overall if you are thinking about this set.....DO NOT HESITATE!!! Its a true steal for the 1800 price at Sams club. They even let me open and test it there to make sure the screen/picture had no problems for 30mins. Great Service indeed.

Welcome to the 554 fan club! 3D quality like most things, is in the eye of the beholder. I don't think Vizio's 3D is any worse than the other OEMs. It is just a feature that is very subjective to most people and should be approached with caution (realizing you may or may not like it).
post #290 of 1665
When I start or exit sum PS3 games the screen goes black...
Which is fixed by a input switch or turning the set on and off..
Should I be concerned? Is there a fix?
post #291 of 1665
FYI-

Costco dropped the price on this by $200 - got my pricematch (200 plus tax refund) today. that's a pretty damn good deal. 1799 with a 3 year warranty makes this the best local dimming deal available, hands down.
post #292 of 1665
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Originally Posted by tool1075 View Post

FYI-

Costco dropped the price on this by $200 - got my pricematch (200 plus tax refund) today. that's a pretty damn good deal. 1799 with a 3 year warranty makes this the best local dimming deal available, hands down.

How does one get a three year warranty? Thanks for the info.
post #293 of 1665
Dude.........

I'm pretty sure the "Zero Tolerence on all Costco postings includes your recent missive.

I'd advise a timely edit.

Then PM me to tell me if that Price match was by the "Store that must not be named." or somewhere else.

I needs ta no.
post #294 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ReSultZ View Post

When I start or exit sum PS3 games the screen goes black...
Which is fixed by a input switch or turning the set on and off..
Should I be concerned? Is there a fix?

anyone else have this problem?
post #295 of 1665
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Originally Posted by knobe View Post

How does one get a three year warranty? Thanks for the info.

manufacturer gives you 1 year, costco gives you another, american express (the only credit card that costco accepts) gives you one more, for a total of 3.

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Dude.........

I'm pretty sure the "Zero Tolerence on all Costco postings includes your recent missive.

I'd advise a timely edit.

Then PM me to tell me if that Price match was by the "Store that must not be named." or somewhere else.

I needs ta no.

I didn't know about that rule.... seems like a strange rule.... considering costco is probably one of the best places to purchase a new television for the consumer.... and one of the only physical store locations you can visit to actually see a Vizio TV in person... so if you can't talk about costco in a Vizio thread... that would be counter-productive, at best.

costco gives you price protection for 30 days after purchase, so they gave me $200 back.

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Originally Posted by ReSultZ View Post

anyone else have this problem?

So, you are losing signal completely when you start a game? When you start a game, the display changes from 1080p on the main PS3 menu screen to some other resolution for the game (probably 720p, but I'm not sure how you have your PS3 configured). See if that happens with another source. It's most likely not your PS3 - Vizio TVs are buggy - and it's probably just a software glitch. The easiest fix is probably doing a reset (go to the Help menu an do a "Clear memory") to go back to factory default settings. You'll lose your picture settings, so take note of them.

Due to some weird bugs, I did that, and I no longer have my set connected to the internet either - haven't had another problem since.
post #296 of 1665
They told me you have to go back and ask for it within 30 days of purchase.

However, since they have a 90 day return policy, you could just tell them that if they don't give you the difference in price, you will just return the TV and buy a new one. They should then give you the price difference, to avoid further complication.

Of course, you should probably be diplomatic in your quest - but the above coarse strategy is presented as the bottom line.
post #297 of 1665
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Originally Posted by tool1075 View Post


I didn't know about that rule.... seems like a strange rule.... considering costco is probably one of the best places to purchase a new television for the consumer.... and one of the only physical store locations you can visit to actually see a Vizio TV in person... so if you can't talk about costco in a Vizio thread... that would be counter-productive, at best.

costco gives you price protection for 30 days after purchase, so they gave me $200 back.

Well, it's a dedicated Sticky right up there on the top of many of the Thread Listing pages. Not being a "pip" here, just trying to ward off any impending strike of doom. I've seen it happen before and it's not a pretty sight. Send a PM to a Mod. He'll fill you in.

Thank you for that clarification on the Price Match.

I must (hopefully) assume that the stipulation does not apply that one has to rush in before 30 days after purchase to claim it, only that if the price drops within the 30 day time limit as shown from the date of purchase, you can go in and claim the difference asap.

I'm deeply in love with my 554, and that warm & fuzzy feeling would be a lot more passionate if I received that wee post-sale benefit.


PS, It's no real effort to remain in compliance by using a little tact and creative writing in one's post. Members do that all the time with no repercussions. I've gone back and edited out my own "quote" of your post, as that too is construed as repeating the forbidden.

Oh yeah....Wally World sells 'em too.
post #298 of 1665
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Originally Posted by tool1075 View Post

They told me you have to go back and ask for it within 30 days of purchase.

However, since they have a 90 day return policy, you could just tell them that if they don't give you the difference in price, you will just return the TV and buy a new one. They should then give you the price difference, to avoid further complication.

Of course, you should probably be diplomatic in your quest - but the above coarse strategy is presented as the bottom line.

Well I sure didn't see any mention of such a price drop here on this thread during the time span of when I purchased my set on Jan. 2nd. And while this may not elicit any wave of sympathy, I've been ensconced on Maui since the 24th of January, a good ways away from Mississippi/Memphis. I don't return until Monday...but be assured there will be a reckoning.

(Do you have a date that the price drop went into effect?)
post #299 of 1665
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

Well I sure didn't see any mention of such a price drop here on this thread during the time span of when I purchased my set on Jan. 2nd. And while this may not elicit any wave of sympathy, I've been ensconced on Maui since the 24th of January, a good ways away from Mississippi/Memphis. I don't return until Monday...but be assured there will be a reckoning.

(Do you have a date that the price drop went into effect?)

sorry, I don't. I bought mine around the 8-JAN time-frame, and ever since, I have been checking their website periodically to note any price drops. I also browse amazon occasionally, and not long ago I noted they dropped their price - so I assumed costco was close behind.

when I went to the store yesterday (after I verified the website showed the price had decreased) I looked at the tag, and it said that the $200 was a "manufacturer instant rebate."

if you went there ASAP, I don't think they would give you much of a hassle.

something interesting I learned, is that they have a record of what you purchase. I save my receipts of items like this, and the guy said "oh, you have your receipt? I can see your purchase here in the computer system, but great - just take your receipt to that guy over there and he'll fix you up"
post #300 of 1665
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Originally Posted by tool1075 View Post

sorry, I don't. I bought mine around the 8-JAN time-frame, and ever since, I have been checking their website periodically to note any price drops. I also browse amazon occasionally, and not long ago I noted they dropped their price - so I assumed costco was close behind.

when I went to the store yesterday (after I verified the website showed the price had decreased) I looked at the tag, and it said that the $200 was a "manufacturer instant rebate."

if you went there ASAP, I don't think they would give you much of a hassle.

something interesting I learned, is that they have a record of what you purchase. I save my receipts of items like this, and the guy said "oh, you have your receipt? I can see your purchase here in the computer system, but great - just take your receipt to that guy over there and he'll fix you up"

I was able to get my money back from Sam's Club when they dropped the price about 10 days after purchasing ours.
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