Originally Posted by Justin Sullins
I'm about to pull the trigger once again on the Vizio M3D550KD. I've done some checking on other Vizio's and can conclude that "none" of their tvs have a "free-floating panel."-Vizio Customer Service
They were connected properly to the bezel. I haven't yet checked the M3D550KD as my Mother-In-Law has the membership to Sam's. Should be going down today or tomorrow to purchase. There hasn't been any posts here lately so I'll assume everyone's enjoying their set.
We're still enjoying ours. Had it since the london olympics. Could have louder speakers, but thats what a soundsystem is for or maybe a quieter house
i do notice the light banding usually only like when i've got a hulu loading icon up (think hourglass) so you have lots of black with just the little spinning loading icon. I've not noticed it at all during any films/shows/games regardless of dark scenes.
3d is really fun with this set, i've been going crazy buying 3d flicks. and have download a ton of 3d youtube trailers.
Is it the best tv in the world? of course not, but for a Passive 3dtv with the quality it has and the price, particularly at a Sam's Costco, ... if you're wanting bang for buck, its a pretty good buy. I got the extended warranty just in case as sales reps often talk about vizio tv's being disposable.
For me, i really wanted a passive 3dtv. alot of ppl seem anti-3d, well i wanted the ability and i didnt want the @$@ expensive shutter glasses, particularly for my kids. passive 3d was a must for me, and pretty much that limited it to LG and Vizio, though some of the other big guys are coming around maybe. LG was much pricier (was looking at the 9600).
again great value, particularly if you want the ability for passive 3d. And it does it very well IMO, i just cant imagine Active 3d being better, but can't compare cuz i've never seen active 3d in action; since all of my geek pals with active 3dtvs haven't spent the money for the glasses; and i went to a high-end home theater shop specifically to see active 3d in action, and they couldnt get it going even after waiting there 1.5 hrs, just had technical difficulties or couldnt get the batteries charged etc. Which exactly reinforced my thinking for passive 3d (no batteries, cheap lightweight glasses, reusing those movie theater glasses too)