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post #151 of 190
Underworld: Awakening was great on this set. Very good depth of field, minimal 3D trickery; effective when used though.
post #152 of 190
I saw 47" on newegg.com for $680, but it is a refurb. The warranty is only 30 days (parts & labor), and there is no option to purchase an extended warranty. No manufacturer warranty either.

They also have the 42" for $450, which is also a refurb. Warranty on that one is 90 days (parts & labor), with an option for 1yr extended. No manufacturer warranty.

I really want the 47". Anyone have any experiences with refurb HDTV's?
post #153 of 190
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Originally Posted by bobafett424 View Post

I saw 47" on newegg.com for $680, but it is a refurb. The warranty is only 30 days (parts & labor), and there is no option to purchase an extended warranty. No manufacturer warranty either.

They also have the 42" for $450, which is also a refurb. Warranty on that one is 90 days (parts & labor), with an option for 1yr extended. No manufacturer warranty.

I really want the 47". Anyone have any experiences with refurb HDTV's?

Mine has been fine, but look around, I got mine quite a bit lower then what you put in as a price so risk was lower, I also had Amazon guarantee so that helped a bit.

Wal Mart has these back in stock new last time I was there.
post #154 of 190
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Originally Posted by wonka702 View Post

Mine has been fine, but look around, I got mine quite a bit lower then what you put in as a price so risk was lower, I also had Amazon guarantee so that helped a bit.

Wal Mart has these back in stock new last time I was there.

I see a few online at wal mart, target, etc. for under $600.
post #155 of 190
Check your local Target. They're clearing out vizio passive 3D glasses for $13. Look in the clearance endcaps at/near electronics.
post #156 of 190
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Originally Posted by ngwest36 View Post

Check your local Target. They're clearing out vizio passive 3D glasses for $13. Look in the clearance endcaps at/near electronics.

For $13 might as well go see MIB 3 and get a pair you can take with you.
post #157 of 190
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For $13 might as well go see MIB 3 and get a pair you can take with you.

True. But when I went to see Avengers I was afraid to clean the lenses they were so flimsy. And who really knows how well they disinfect those things. I actually prefer to take my vizios to the theater instead of the other way around.
post #158 of 190
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True. But when I went to see Avengers I was afraid to clean the lenses they were so flimsy. And who really knows how well they disinfect those things. I actually prefer to take my vizios to the theater instead of the other way around.

The theatre you attend doesnt give you a new unopened set of glasses?
post #159 of 190
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The theatre you attend doesnt give you a new unopened set of glasses?

No. They were in a rack full of shelves. You know they're not new each time; they disinfect them and put them in a new bag, or in this AMC theater's case, on a shelf in a rack.
post #160 of 190
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No. They were in a rack full of shelves. You know they're not new each time; they disinfect them and put them in a new bag, or in this AMC theater's case, on a shelf in a rack.

Well yeah I could see how that might be a problem. The Regal and Cinemarks in my area give a new unopened pair each time I see a movie.
post #161 of 190
I'm really interested in getting the 47" version of this TV. However, I'm probably not going to be watching a lot of 3D content, and the cnet review gave it bad marks for it's 2D with poor black levels. Are you owners satisfied with this TV for 2D viewing?
post #162 of 190
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Originally Posted by u2bonoman View Post

I'm really interested in getting the 47" version of this TV. However, I'm probably not going to be watching a lot of 3D content, and the cnet review gave it bad marks for it's 2D with poor black levels. Are you owners satisfied with this TV for 2D viewing?

Yes. Stats are overrated IMO. If it looks good to you, then what does the contrast ratio, black level, etc. matter. See screenshots from Casino Royale below and judge.
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post #163 of 190
Is there no thread for the Vizio M3D470KD?
post #164 of 190
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Originally Posted by louie760 View Post

Is there no thread for the Vizio M3D470KD?

If you find one, bump it please.
post #165 of 190
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Originally Posted by u2bonoman View Post

I'm really interested in getting the 47" version of this TV. However, I'm probably not going to be watching a lot of 3D content, and the cnet review gave it bad marks for it's 2D with poor black levels. Are you owners satisfied with this TV for 2D viewing?

It doesn't have the 2d quality right out of the box. You do have to find the right settings for your environment. I was a bit disappointed with the 2d when I first got it, but I have adjusted it quite well for my viewing distance and can tell you the 2d on this set (while not Samsung quality) is still quite good.

Some people think you have to spend a lot to get quality(and that is logical). I have found Vizio offers very good quality for a budget set. You can look around and find an active set from Samsung or Panasonic in the same price range (give or take a $100) as this set. So if your one of those people who has to have a brand name set to satisfy your ego then you can find one at the same price as this set runs (that is assuming the $848 price brand new for this set) but that is for a 2011 active model and usually doesn't include glasses. With this Vizio, you get two pair of glasses and any pair from any movie theater that is showing a Real D or 3d feature film will work on this set.

The engineers at Vizio did a wonderful job with the 3d on this set, that is where it really shines. However, it does lack 2d-3d conversion, so if that feature is important to you then you must look elsewhere to satisy your needs.
post #166 of 190
I have a Vizio E3d420VX and I just updated the firmware and they have a YouTube app now. It's pretty awesome! I was checking out the 3D content and found that when I try to watch anything that's in Top-Bottom mode its all corrupted. Can anyone try watching a top bottom 3d video on the YouTube app and let me know if it works for you? I would really appreciate it. I don't have any other TB 3D content to test on it.
Much appreciated,
post #167 of 190
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Originally Posted by Gstringbass View Post

I have a Vizio E3d420VX and I just updated the firmware and they have a YouTube app now. It's pretty awesome! I was checking out the 3D content and found that when I try to watch anything that's in Top-Bottom mode its all corrupted. Can anyone try watching a top bottom 3d video on the YouTube app and let me know if it works for you? I would really appreciate it. I don't have any other TB 3D content to test on it.
Much appreciated,

The only top/bottom youtube vid I found in a quick search was some douche with a sword. Didn't work though. Most of the other side by side seemed ok. I think it has to do with the content.
post #168 of 190
thanks ngwest that confirms my suspicions that its an issue with the YouTube app. If anyone else can confirm that would be helpful. I submitted a support ticket with vizio and they are going to look into the issue.
post #169 of 190
Just got the E3D470VX.

Very happy with this TV so far. Does anyone have some recommended settings for the TV? I'm using the following which I found on cnet, but I'm not sure if I'm getting the best out of this TV using it in "Movie" mode.

---Picture settings menu---
Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 42
Brightness: 52
Contrast: 75
Color: 49
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0

---Size & Position submenu---
Horiz. Position: 32
Vertical position: 16
Horizontal Size: 0
Vertical Size: 0

---Color Temperature submenu---
Color Temperature: Normal
Red Gain: 117
Green Gain: 153
Blue Gain: 147
Red Offset: 124
Green Offset: 126
Blue Offset: 123

--Advanced Picture submenu---
Smooth Motion Effect: Off
Real Cinema Mode: Off [grayed out]
Noise Reduction: Off
Color Enhancement: Off
Adaptive Luma: Off
Film Mode: Auto
Backlight Control: Off
Ambient Light Sensor: Off
post #170 of 190
That's about the same that I'm running except I have my backlight much higher, in the 80s.
post #171 of 190
I just bought the 32" version of this set for my bedroom. I already own the 47" version. This is a very high end 32" set from what I can tell one of the only 1080p sets I could find in 32" and about a $100 more as a result. I do not have a problem with Netflix on my 47" set but on this set from time to time the sound will start fading in and out, does anyone else have this problem? I changed from using the app included on the set to the PS3 and the same content did not have a problem. I am worried something is wrong with my set, but have no problem with anything but he Netflix app. It isn't even all the time, it is intermittent, just want to know if anyone else has experienced on their E series set.
post #172 of 190
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Originally Posted by wonka702 View Post

I just bought the 32" version of this set for my bedroom. I already own the 47" version. This is a very high end 32" set from what I can tell one of the only 1080p sets I could find in 32" and about a $100 more as a result. I do not have a problem with Netflix on my 47" set but on this set from time to time the sound will start fading in and out, does anyone else have this problem? I changed from using the app included on the set to the PS3 and the same content did not have a problem. I am worried something is wrong with my set, but have no problem with anything but he Netflix app. It isn't even all the time, it is intermittent, just want to know if anyone else has experienced on their E series set.

Wired or wireless? If wireless, try connecting it by wire to your router and see if it still happens.
post #173 of 190
Is the 32" TV in this lineup a relatively decent display for 2D stuff?
post #174 of 190
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Originally Posted by Xplosive View Post

Is the 32" TV in this lineup a relatively decent display for 2D stuff?

A bigger screen enhances the 3D effect. Bigger the better.
post #175 of 190
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Originally Posted by ngwest36 View Post

A bigger screen enhances the 3D effect. Bigger the better.

I was actually referring to the 2D PQ and not 3D :P
post #176 of 190
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Originally Posted by Xplosive View Post

I was actually referring to the 2D PQ and not 3D :P

Oh! LOL, just assumed you were talking about 3D. Anyhoo, I have the 47" version and am perfectly satisfied by the PQ. I've posted screenies somewhere...
post #177 of 190
My girlfriend and I picked up an E3D420VX this past week and are loving it. But before I look into paying for one of the 3D options for PC output, there's one issue I can't seem to solve.

We currently only have one 360 game that supports 3D, Arkham City. It looks great, but the problem is when setting the game to 3D, Game Mode is no longer an option, meaning copious amounts of Batlag. Not completely unplayable, but bad enough to ruin enjoyment and detriment gameplay (by the time the game reacts to you hitting the counter button in fights, Batman's already getting socked; hairpin turns on rooftops result in casually falling off the ledge and Batman turning to look in the direction you wanted to go while in midair).

So what I'm trying to find out is if this is just the way it is or if there's something I'm overlooking (console's display settings, HDMI line's throughput, TV's firmware, Arkham City has a specific problem) before we pry open the wallets and give it to Nvidia/TriDef/whichever.
post #178 of 190
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Originally Posted by CarCrashClutter View Post

My girlfriend and I picked up an E3D420VX this past week and are loving it. But before I look into paying for one of the 3D options for PC output, there's one issue I can't seem to solve.
We currently only have one 360 game that supports 3D, Arkham City. It looks great, but the problem is when setting the game to 3D, Game Mode is no longer an option, meaning copious amounts of Batlag. Not completely unplayable, but bad enough to ruin enjoyment and detriment gameplay (by the time the game reacts to you hitting the counter button in fights, Batman's already getting socked; hairpin turns on rooftops result in casually falling off the ledge and Batman turning to look in the direction you wanted to go while in midair).
So what I'm trying to find out is if this is just the way it is or if there's something I'm overlooking (console's display settings, HDMI line's throughput, TV's firmware, Arkham City has a specific problem) before we pry open the wallets and give it to Nvidia/TriDef/whichever.

I had the same problem with the 47" version. I was hoping it was just my set. It seemed like other people weren't having this problem with their 42" sets. I posted this in another thread:

"I recently purchased the 47" version and unfortunately when in 3D, game mode was completely locked out (greyed out, unselectable after spending a day tinkering and 2 hours on the phone with Vizio). Obviously, I was playing games in 3D, and without the game mode the lag was gamebreaking. So I returned the TV.

However, owners of the 42" version don't seem to have this problem! So, I'm wondering if it was just my TV, or can you folks with the 47" model enable game mode while in 3D?

Thanks! smile.gif"

So yeah, pretty much as you described.
post #179 of 190
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Originally Posted by mobusaki View Post

I had the same problem with the 47" version. I was hoping it was just my set. It seemed like other people weren't having this problem with their 42" sets. I posted this in another thread:
"I recently purchased the 47" version and unfortunately when in 3D, game mode was completely locked out (greyed out, unselectable after spending a day tinkering and 2 hours on the phone with Vizio). Obviously, I was playing games in 3D, and without the game mode the lag was gamebreaking. So I returned the TV.
However, owners of the 42" version don't seem to have this problem! So, I'm wondering if it was just my TV, or can you folks with the 47" model enable game mode while in 3D?
Thanks! smile.gif"
So yeah, pretty much as you described.

Oh thank Jebus, I was starting to worry no one was going to pay my post heed. I've had this page as the first pinned link on my bookmark bar and have been checking it daily since I posted.

Disappointing that you had to return your unit, it's an option we've been considering for a while now, but I'd still rather solve the issue than replace the TV because other than that (and weird aspect issues when streaming with the Netflix app, so we just use the 360) we're completely happy with it. I take it you didn't really get anywhere with Vizio support? They did at least confirm that you should be able to have game mode on while watching in 3D?
post #180 of 190
Odd that you have a problem with the Netflix app. That's something I didn't experience with my TV. I did have the latest firmware, though. Maybe that's why? Good thing you have the 360 though! smile.gif

Yes, Vizio support tried really hard, and said that they thought game mode should be selectable in 3D mode. (they weren't 100% sure! lol) The gent I was on the phone with said he would call me back the next day after an employee there with the same model TV (they didn't have a PS3 there to test it with, which is what I was using) tried his at home. He never called back, but I felt we had tried everything we possibly could short of a firmware update to fix it. Basically they thought it was an issue with using the PS3 with the TV. Your post dispels that theory.

So I took it back and tried my luck with a Samsung Plasma. It has even worse issues! Buzzing, screen flashing in bright scenes, and horrible crosstalk in 3D - despite reviews saying it had very little!! I feel like aside from black levels (the Samsung is superior in this one category) and TV size (51" Samsung), the Vizio was just the better TV. No buzzing sound, no flashing screen, very little 3D crosstalk, and great picture quality.

So, that's where I'm at right now. I'm returning this Samsung now as well. I don't know what to do after that. I'd love to have the Vizio, but I really want to play games in 3D. Someone help us out!
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