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post #331 of 1665
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Originally Posted by mifronte View Post

Why do I have a feeling that if this was a Samsung or Sony forum, there would have already been an answer.

I too am curious to the answer if this TV does 1080P/24 correctly. What is taking CNet this long to fully test and review this set

Specification listings on VISIO's website do not list 1080p/24fps, but that doesn't mean.......
post #332 of 1665
So no one is willing to do a input lag test on this tv?
post #333 of 1665
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Originally Posted by mifronte View Post

Why do I have a feeling that if this was a Samsung or Sony forum, there would have already been an answer.

I too am curious to the answer if this TV does 1080P/24 correctly. What is taking CNet this long to fully test and review this set

I dunno but running The Bluray Inception last night it looked smoother than my 52 Inch 120hz sammy did @1080p/24.
post #334 of 1665
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

....there was a Visio 65" 3Dsv . And Guys.....that set is "Polarized Passive 3D". That's right. The 65" has Dual Light Engines and uses Passive Polarized 3D Glasses!!!!(...comes with 4 pair no less...) And it also uses Active Shutter Glasses.

I don't think the Vizio 65 3D passive TV can do active shutter technology. Nonetheless Cnet is supposed to have a full review out sometime this week. Post CES they did a prelim story of their initial observations versus the Pani 3D plasma.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...in;contentBody
post #335 of 1665
What is the significance of 1080p/24fps?
post #336 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Jeff_T View Post

What is the significance of 1080p/24fps?

24 fps preserves the original frame rate of the Movie Content and re-creates the look of "Film". Improper matching of Frame Rate (60 fps) to 24 fps content can produce a very noticeable "Video Tape" look.

..........Like watching Lord Of The Rings and having it look like a TV Soap Opera production.


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Originally Posted by naustin View Post

I don't think the Vizio 65 3D passive TV can do active shutter technology. Nonetheless Cnet is supposed to have a full review out sometime this week. Post CES they did a prelim story of their initial observations versus the Pani 3D plasma.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...in;contentBody

Go to Visio's Website, get to the 65" 3Dsv page, download the Manual (pdf.) and take a look at the section "Selecting 3D Content/Format" and then report back you findings. You will note it plainly states "Sequential Imaging" as a choice. The 554sv uses Active Glasses. Just like the $13K Lg CF3d Twin Engine PJ can do both Passive and Active (w/Optional Sending Unit), so also does it appear that the Visio can likewise.
post #337 of 1665
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Originally Posted by infamous_pb View Post

Well, I just played some of the Killzone 3 MP Beta and there are tons of crosstalk...
WHY?!

A lot of games suffer from crosstalk on this model. The Killzone 3 beta is one of the worst I've seen and honestly ruins the 3D effect. The campaign demo comes out next week (out now if you're a PS+ member) so I'm interested in seeing how it looks with different scenery.
post #338 of 1665
Hi guys,

I'm a new xvt3d554sv owner. I bought it at Costco on Superbowl Sunday, an hour before the big game, to the oohs and ahhs of fellow Costco shoppers standing in line next to me and my cart of 55" TV goodness. (the box really is enormous!)

Anyway, so far I'm loving it, but I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping you guys can help me out with:

1) I have found the discrete remote control codes for power on/off, but I'm wondering if there are any discrete codes that will power on the TV straight into a certain input? I'm worried that I'll have to add a 15-second delay into my universal remote macro, if I want to do something as simple as turn on the TV and switch to "HDMI2" (for example).

2) The bluetooth remote is pretty neat and I noticed in the manual it talks generically about pairing with bluetooth devices. Have any of you paired to other bluetooth devices (keyboard, headphones, whatever else?).

3) After reading some of the posts in this thread, I've experimented with both the CNET and Home Theater Mag picture settings. Aside from being too green (which has been mentioned here) I was also quite surprised at how low they each have set the backlight. I know this relates to the brightness of the room, but do any of you really have it set so low with the ambient sensor off? I think the default for Movie is in the 50's, and they set it at either 3 or 13? Even at night this seemed really dim to me. I'm wondering if I've had my TV's turned up too bright over the years.

4) This is my first 1080p LCD TV and I'm seeing what I think is the "soap opera effect". High quality 1080p movies have an interesting lighting and depth effect. It's almost like I'm watching a performance on stage with those expensive stage lights. I'm just curious whether you guys like this, and if not, what settings you've tried to reduce it.

Thanks!
Aaron
post #339 of 1665
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Originally Posted by aperry View Post

Hi guys,

....After reading some of the posts in this thread, I've experimented with both the CNET and Home Theater Mag picture settings. Aside from being too green (which has been mentioned here) I was also quite surprised at how low they each have set the backlight. I know this relates to the brightness of the room, but do any of you really have it set so low with the ambient sensor off? I think the default for Movie is in the 50's, and they set it at either 3 or 13? Even at night this seemed really dim to me. I'm wondering if I've had my TV's turned up too bright over the years....

I understand completely. The reviewers test in dark rooms & aim for a theater setting. It's too dark for me. I used Cnet and now use Home theater's setting with the ambient light sensor on high thus by-passing the manual back light settings. This allows me to get a moderate brightness day or night. I've tried weaning myself to Med on the light sensor but after a day I decide its too dark & go back to high.
post #340 of 1665
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Originally Posted by aperry View Post

Hi guys,

I'm a new xvt3d554sv owner. I bought it at Costco on Superbowl Sunday, an hour before the big game, to the oohs and ahhs of fellow Costco shoppers standing in line next to me and my cart of 55" TV goodness. (the box really is enormous!)

Anyway, so far I'm loving it, but I have a couple of questions that I'm hoping you guys can help me out with:

1) I have found the discrete remote control codes for power on/off, but I'm wondering if there are any discrete codes that will power on the TV straight into a certain input? I'm worried that I'll have to add a 15-second delay into my universal remote macro, if I want to do something as simple as turn on the TV and switch to "HDMI2" (for example).

2) The bluetooth remote is pretty neat and I noticed in the manual it talks generically about pairing with bluetooth devices. Have any of you paired to other bluetooth devices (keyboard, headphones, whatever else?).

3) After reading some of the posts in this thread, I've experimented with both the CNET and Home Theater Mag picture settings. Aside from being too green (which has been mentioned here) I was also quite surprised at how low they each have set the backlight. I know this relates to the brightness of the room, but do any of you really have it set so low with the ambient sensor off? I think the default for Movie is in the 50's, and they set it at either 3 or 13? Even at night this seemed really dim to me. I'm wondering if I've had my TV's turned up too bright over the years.

4) This is my first 1080p LCD TV and I'm seeing what I think is the "soap opera effect". High quality 1080p movies have an interesting lighting and depth effect. It's almost like I'm watching a performance on stage with those expensive stage lights. I'm just curious whether you guys like this, and if not, what settings you've tried to reduce it.

Thanks!
Aaron

TURN OFF Smooth Motion Effect
post #341 of 1665
Thanks, I'll check out the smooth motion setting tonight. I've been experimenting with a lot of settings and it's possible that this one has been left on while I notice the effect.

Also, thanks naustin for the confirmation on the backlight setting! I was about to have my eyes checked!
post #342 of 1665
Well still getting the occasional exiting a 720p ps3 no signal problem..... Gonna try hdmi 1.4 wires that I ordered,update coming..
post #343 of 1665
anybody who can help, how is the 3d on this tv compared to the passive version should i trade
post #344 of 1665
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Originally Posted by cdjocp View Post
anybody who can help, how is the 3d on this tv compared to the passive version should i trade
This was the same question I have. I'm sold on this TV, but I've waited this long so should I wait until the new passive 3Ds hit the market (I have no idea when that will be).
post #345 of 1665
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Originally Posted by Jeff_T View Post
This was the same question I have. I'm sold on this TV, but I've waited this long so should I wait until the new passive 3Ds hit the market (I have no idea when that will be).
At the moment, the only passive 3DTV is also a Vizio offering but it cannot do 1080p to each eye for 3D. It alternates lines of resolution so you actually only get 540 to each eye.

Check out the link a few posts above by naustin.

If you want full HD resolution passive 3D, you'll have to wait for something like the RDZ. Who knows what that's going to cost?


Max
post #346 of 1665
Thanks. Of course I'm concerned about the 3D quality only because I feel like the emphasis put on 3D in the marketplace will just continue to grow. That said, right now and for the foreseeable future, I will watch very little 3D. I want a fantastic 2D experience, including the ancillary things like VIA, remote, wireless, etc. Kids are too small to watch 3D. We don't game. We just love TV & Movies.

I know the 3D quality may improve with the 2011 passive changes, but what I can't seem to figure out is if there are going to be substantial improvements to the rest of the package that makes the 2011's worth waiting for. For example, will glare issues be improved (my guess is that the screen will have to change with passive 3D that will impact 2D visual effect)? Will there be fewer bugs with an upgraded firmware, etc? I'm sold on this tv, but what I don't want to happen is to wait as long as I have (see my previous post), only to regret not waiting a couple of months for substantial improvements.
post #347 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ReSultZ View Post

Well still getting the occasional exiting a 720p ps3 no signal problem..... Gonna try hdmi 1.4 wires that I ordered,update coming..

Yep, here too but not ps3, while switching channels on Comcast.

I bought this TV last Saturday based on the great reviews, awesome picture, current/future needs, and price. It's been great except it is doing the same thing others have described here. While at work, the wife says, "the tv stops working and says no signal when I change it to certain channels." I come home and verify that when going from a non-hd channel to and hd channel, the tv seems to hiccup and display a no signal. I have purchased very good quality hdmi cables and will try that next. If that doesn't work, I guess step 2 would be to call Vizio (good luck, right?) ask them if they know how to fix the problem and see if there is an sw update coming...although not sure if that will fix it. Step 3 would be to take it back, cry and start this friggin' process of looking, reviewing, studying, blah blah blah.
post #348 of 1665
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Originally Posted by cdjocp View Post

anybody who can help, how is the 3d on this tv compared to the passive version should i trade

120hz is the minimum for 3d the higher the hz should be better.

55inch 480hz>65inch 120hz
55inch BACK LIT>65inch EDGE LIT
65inches>55inches
55inch 10,000,000:1 CR >>>65inch 1,000,000:1 CR
55inch $2100>65inch $3400

These reasons are why I chose the 55inch
post #349 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ten8dp View Post

Yep, here too but not ps3, while switching channels on Comcast.

I bought this TV last Saturday based on the great reviews, awesome picture, current/future needs, and price. It's been great except it is doing the same thing others have described here. While at work, the wife says, "the tv stops working and says no signal when I change it to certain channels." I come home and verify that when going from a non-hd channel to and hd channel, the tv seems to hiccup and display a no signal. I have purchased very good quality hdmi cables and will try that next. If that doesn't work, I guess step 2 would be to call Vizio (good luck, right?) ask them if they know how to fix the problem and see if there is an sw update coming...although not sure if that will fix it. Step 3 would be to take it back, cry and start this friggin' process of looking, reviewing, studying, blah blah blah.

As long as the sets okay...its a glitch I could live with and prob could be fixed with a FW update
I had a 42inch 1080p that also did similar things which were corrected by a FW update
Im guessing everyone who has sources that change resolutions have this problem?
post #350 of 1665
Tried out the new cables and it did not make a difference. It was still "locking up" when switched from HD to non-HD or vice versa. I reset the memory and that seemed to fix it for now. My version is VIZIO_XP1.21.2.1 which I understand might not be the new? My q is: When do the fw updates supposedly happen? If this problem keeps happening in the next 90 days, I will probably return it. I love this picture but the "locking up" is annoying.
post #351 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ten8dp View Post

Tried out the new cables and it did not make a difference. It was still "locking up" when switched from HD to non-HD or vice versa. I reset the memory and that seemed to fix it for now. My version is VIZIO_XP1.21.2.1 which I understand might not be the new? My q is: When do the fw updates supposedly happen? If this problem keeps happening in the next 90 days, I will probably return it. I love this picture but the "locking up" is annoying.

locking up?
Good question about FW updates as I dunno either..?
Keep us/me updated on if reseting the memory helps.
post #352 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ReSultZ View Post

locking up?
Good question about FW updates as I dunno either..?
Keep us/me updated on if reseting the memory helps.

Yes. Let's say I'm on NBC HD and I switch over to a non-HD channel, the screen goes black and says, "no signal". I treid changing the input and I even turned the power off the cable box and then back on hoping it would recognize the signal: nothing. We had to turn the TV off and on. This happened several times. It was almost like once you were on a certain resolution, like 720 and then switched to non HD, it would lock up. So far, since I cleared the memory it seems to be working properly. All I had to do was the simple set up again and link my wireless (hoping for the "update", I guess).
post #353 of 1665
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Originally Posted by ten8dp View Post

Yes. Let's say I'm on NBC HD and I switch over to a non-HD channel, the screen goes black and says, "no signal". I treid changing the input and I even turned the power off the cable box and then back on hoping it would recognize the signal: nothing. We had to turn the TV off and on. This happened several times. It was almost like once you were on a certain resolution, like 720 and then switched to non HD, it would lock up. So far, since I cleared the memory it seems to be working properly. All I had to do was the simple set up again and link my wireless (hoping for the "update", I guess).

I just change inputs with the remote then change it back to the channel and thankfully it doesn't do it everytime
post #354 of 1665
Also Id like to know it theres a way to use DTS pass threw?
post #355 of 1665
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Originally Posted by tool1075 View Post
Looks like either they have no idea what's going on in South Dakota, or there won't be passive 3D on the 554:



who knows....
Maybe I'm way off base, but I laughed out loud when I read your post. It's so typical of customer service. Even level 2 tech support for many products don't really understand this level of technology. I guess most of them are asked basic questions and don't have a very high salary.

So what does everyone think about a thread about funny or pathetic customer service strings for TVs like the above??
post #356 of 1665
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Originally Posted by cdjocp View Post

anybody who can help, how is the 3d on this tv compared to the passive version should i trade

If this hasn't been referenced before (apparently it hasn't, surprisingly), everyone with this question needs to read David Katzmaier's report (he's the TV review guru at CNET, perhaps the most respected review site) at the CNET site, that came out about 2 weeks ago. They reviewed a new passive Vizio 3D set, and compared it with an active 3D set (a Panasonic) to check out the capabilities of the passive technology as it stands now.

The result was clearly that passive technology isn't there yet. The active technology (with powered glasses) is still much superior.

Also check out the very interesting report at CNET about the inherent problem with 3D, and the incompatibility of the human brain to fully handle it or handle it at all without physical ill effects. This has led some reviewers to say that 3D will never be a practical or widely accepted feature of TV (or movie) viewing.
post #357 of 1665
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Originally Posted by hardballpete View Post

Hey Viz boyz.

Does this set do 1080P/24 or not? What's the definitive story?

Thanks

I think this is pretty easy to verify. When watching 1080p content from DirecTV On Demand the system info on my XVT3D554SV clearly shows:

Resolution: 1920x1080
Vertical Frequency: 23.97
Progressive: Yes

I have also attached a picture that I took of my screen this morning.
LL
post #358 of 1665
Setup issue: Using existing wall mount, but the 55" Vizio has a M8 screw requirement. Paper manual listed 0.7" pitch screw that we couldn't find anywhere. After hours of searching, I made my way back to Vizio site and it has an updated manual stating 1.25" pitch screw, which you can actually find at the local hardware store. Annoying delay, but hanging nicely now. Then had trouble setting up internet. I used WPA2 Personal settings and couldn't get the entire code to enter. Switched to WPA today on my 5Ghz router setting and it worked.

Reflective as everyone says. I have it in a room with a lot of windows, but use mainly when dark. May feel differently in the summer about not minding the reflectiveness. Picture does look outstanding. Took the place of my 52" Sharp (that had some level of banding) and the difference is major.

We also have the 'soap opera' look, but I just used the suggestion above and moved the "smooth motion effect" to off. So far in the couple of shows I turned to, not noticing the 'soap opera' effect. Much better.

One other issue I am still working on is that I tried The Matrix blueray on PS3 and lots of excess green. I turned the green settings way down (like in the 80s) and still see a green tint in the face of the characters. Maybe an effect from the movie over using green? I'll have to try some other movies.
post #359 of 1665
hello
post #360 of 1665
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Originally Posted by infamous_pb View Post

Well, I just played some of the Killzone 3 MP Beta and there are tons of crosstalk...
WHY?!

I just wanted to jump in and say that Killzone 3 beta in 3D is Awesome!! I'm sure Vizio will do A firmware upgrade sometime to get the 3D crosstalk better in gaming. I have A Vizio XVT55 and have no complaints, but the only 3D tv I have Is A Sony 55" LCD and the PS3 3D games look great very little if any crosstalk that is why I would think that it should be able to be fixed with A firmware upgrade. I cant wait to see the 65" vizio 3D on display.
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