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post #601 of 687
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Originally Posted by PlayNice View Post

THX just released an app for your phone to help you tweak the image. Also I have 2 or 3 settings I posted on this board check those out.

As for getting to watch 3D on your new set I would just use the media off a thumb drive or even your PC and you will manually select the 3D mode. Also look into Plex for you PC to make movie viewing more enjoyable with a 10 foot interface.

Hello PlayNice,

Thank you for your response. I will look into the app from THX or your settings.

About the 3D would this scenario work (Sorry my TV is still in the mail so I cannot test this yet):

1. Download SBS MP4 Video
2. Play it on my laptop with 3D activated (so that's it's appearing to be blurry on the screen)
3. HDMI out to the Vizio
4. Turn on 3D on the Vizio
5. Put 3D glasses on and viola?


Lastly, can someone confirm that even with firmware updates, Vizio NEVER added an Internet browser to this TV, right? Thanks again for all the help!
post #602 of 687
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Originally Posted by ProFragger View Post

Hello PlayNice,

Thank you for your response. I will look into the app from THX or your settings.

About the 3D would this scenario work (Sorry my TV is still in the mail so I cannot test this yet):

1. Download SBS MP4 Video
2. Play it on my laptop with 3D activated (so that's it's appearing to be blurry on the screen)
3. HDMI out to the Vizio
4. Turn on 3D on the Vizio
5. Put 3D glasses on and viola?


Lastly, can someone confirm that even with firmware updates, Vizio NEVER added an Internet browser to this TV, right? Thanks again for all the help!

No Internet browser my man they suck on TV's anyway lol.

This is how you will watch 3D via your PC

1: download or SBS file

2: play the SBS file

3: now here is where is gets complicated, if you are using a program such as Plex and you name your file correctly and have a 3D capable card it will auto switch to 3D mode. However if you do not have a 3D card or just want to use your file within a video player you will use your remote on your Vizio and select the 3D button and choose the SBS mode and then you will get your 3D.

4:put glasses in and enjoy

Wow step 3 was a long one but you get it right?
Edited by PlayNice - 2/1/13 at 8:09pm
post #603 of 687
Double posting sorry, another random question is the Super Bowl in 3D? That would be pretty sweet!
post #604 of 687
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Originally Posted by PlayNice View Post

Double posting sorry, another random question is the Super Bowl in 3D? That would be pretty sweet!

No I don't think it is. I watched some of the BCS championship game last year in 3d, wasn't that impressed. First the 2d cameras get the best angles, they were literally in the shot for the coin toss when watching in 3d. Second, football in 3d over FIOS wasn't that good looking. Nothing like watching bluray, they need to up the bitrate of their broadcasts.
post #605 of 687
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Originally Posted by joepaiii View Post

Anyone had a problem where the vizio wouldn't respond to remote or even the control buttons on the side? That happened to me last night. I had to power cycle it to get it working again.

Same thing happened again today. Has this happened to anyone? I just looked and 1/28 would have been my 90 day point from purchase. I am really not looking forward to service on a 3 month old tv.... I am already ready to shoot my brains out over 4 repair visits trying to fix my dishwasher!
post #606 of 687
has anyone noticed that their blacks are crushed to hell and back??? I calibrated my display using the Spears and Munsil disc and have these settings, but unless I punch my brightness to 60 the blacks are ENORMOUSLY crushed (but when I pump up the brightness I have to deal with washed out colors)

---Picture settings menu---
Picture Mode: Custom
Backlight: 40
Brightness: 60 (47 is where the disc calibrated it at but it crushes the blacks massively)
Contrast: 44
Color: 55
Tint: 1
Sharpness: 6

---Size & Position submenu---
[no change]

---Color Temperature submenu---
Colour temperature: Normal

--Advanced Picture submenu---
Smooth motion effect: Off
Real Cinema Mode: Off
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Color Enhancement: Off
Adaptive Luma: Off
Film Mode: Auto
Smart Dimming: On
Ambient Light sensor: Off
post #607 of 687
I have turned on my kd .....only to notice that my name inputs for all my hdmi ports (all I use) are back to factory lables ...i.e input 1.... and so on. When they were all manually labeled by me....laptop......uverse.....desktop. Uverse being my home theater.

Strange? My firmware is still 3.12.1.....but firmware updates should never erase those settings. All my calibration/adjustments are still present. ......weird! !
post #608 of 687
I still haven gotten the new firmware :-(
post #609 of 687
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Originally Posted by drugsrbadmmmk View Post

I have turned on my kd .....only to notice that my name inputs for all my hdmi ports (all I use) are back to factory lables ...i.e input 1.... and so on. When they were all manually labeled by me....laptop......uverse.....desktop. Uverse being my home theater.

Strange? My firmware is still 3.12.1.....but firmware updates should never erase those settings. All my calibration/adjustments are still present. ......weird! !

Welcome to the world of Vizio.
post #610 of 687
World of vizio......huh? Yeah im trying to post my problems so people can see issues. So if they experienced the same, they can reference. Im aware of vizios and the problems...........................
post #611 of 687
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Originally Posted by drugsrbadmmmk View Post

World of vizio......huh? Yeah im trying to post my problems so people can see issues. So if they experienced the same, they can reference. Im aware of vizios and the problems...........................

if you notice Otto has pretty much only come into this thread (multiple times over 21 pages) just to crap on vizio without saying anything constructive. hell he said he owned ONE vizio once and couldn't wait to get rid of it. he's the definition of thread crapper
post #612 of 687
Please be kind if this was discussed earlier in this thread but does anyone know the difference between the 0KD and 0KDE? I can't find any info on the 0KDE other than Vizio's Site.

Thanks in advance.
post #613 of 687
Hey guys I'm looking for a Surround Sound or 5.1 Headphone that is compatible with this tv either Bluetooth or 3.5mm
post #614 of 687
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Originally Posted by Justin Sullins View Post

Please be kind if this was discussed earlier in this thread but does anyone know the difference between the 0KD and 0KDE? I can't find any info on the 0KDE other than Vizio's Site.

Thanks in advance.

It was discussed earlier... look back or look below

KD

Screen Size: 55” Class Local Dimming

Diagonal Viewable: 54.6"

Backlight Type: Edge Lit Razor LED™

3D: Yes

Resolution: 1080p

Colors: 1.06 billion (10-bit)

Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10,000,000:1

Refresh Rate: 240Hz

Response Time: 5.5 ms

Viewable Angle (H/V): 178°/178°

OSD Language: English, Spanish, French




KDE

Screen Size: 55” Class Not Local Dimming

Diagonal Viewable: 54.64"

Backlight Type: Razor LED™

3D: Yes

Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Colors: 16.7 Million (8 bits)

Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 1,000,000:1

Refresh Rate: 120Hz

Response Time: 6ms

Viewable Angle (H/V): 178°/178°

OSD Language: English, Spanish, French
Edited by PlayNice - 2/6/13 at 9:24am
post #615 of 687
Kde has no local dimming. Hit or miss on the blue tooth. Its a blue tooth tv but they put the flip over qwerty remote in the majority. None of the stats are accurate on contrast and refresh rate. But the kd out performs the KDE hands down. Personal viewing knowing someone with kde.
post #616 of 687
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Originally Posted by drugsrbadmmmk View Post

Kde has no local dimming. Hit or miss on the blue tooth. Its a blue tooth tv but they put the flip over qwerty remote in the majority. None of the stats are accurate on contrast and refresh rate. But the kd out performs the KDE hands down. Personal viewing knowing someone with kde.

I had the KD for a month back in August but returned it due to backlight-bleed and strange effect with local dimming on dark movies, (hard to describe), other than that the TV was very nice, great PQ, great motion resolution, and nice 3-D. What's better on the KD vs. KDE, other than the obvious (Local Dimming and Refresh Rate)?
post #617 of 687
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Originally Posted by Justin Sullins View Post

I had the KD for a month back in August but returned it due to backlight-bleed and strange effect with local dimming on dark movies, (hard to describe), other than that the TV was very nice, great PQ, great motion resolution, and nice 3-D. What's better on the KD vs. KDE, other than the obvious (Local Dimming and Refresh Rate)?

The KD has 10 bit color

KDE has 8 bit color
post #618 of 687
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Originally Posted by Justin Sullins View Post

I had the KD for a month back in August but returned it due to backlight-bleed and strange effect with local dimming on dark movies, (hard to describe), other than that the TV was very nice, great PQ, great motion resolution, and nice 3-D. What's better on the KD vs. KDE, other than the obvious (Local Dimming and Refresh Rate)?


what effect did you have with local dimming that was irritating?
post #619 of 687
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Originally Posted by wormraper View Post

what effect did you have with local dimming that was irritating?

This applies to a different model, but perhaps it's similar to the issue Justin refers to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX45RuQnGuY
post #620 of 687
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Originally Posted by am_dew View Post

This applies to a different model, but perhaps it's similar to the issue Justin refers to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX45RuQnGuY

eww that looks nasty. my only reason for asking was that I have an issue with it too. kind of like an auto iris on a projector I can visibly see it shift dark levels when the blacks change ... kind of getting lighter and darker at will it looks like. It DOES tame the blooming whites though.
post #621 of 687
Well obviously you returned your kd and contemplating the kde. You've read the thread and hyped up stats on kd. If this is your price range then its a crap shoot on perfection. If local dimming was a issue then the kde is fine for you, mine doesn't flicker as some do and I've managed to control my blooming. They kde motion is not as good all around with all settings turned off which is how most are adjusted.
post #622 of 687
I did not have that problem. My issue with the Smart Dimming only happened in darker movies, (Dark Scenes). Again, it's hard to describe but it was like there were movements of the backlighting that would go all over the screen depending what the content was on the movie. It was only noticeable with the lights out. I should've took a video of the issue. I was in the market for this set again because I know how great the PQ is and our current tv (Samsung D630) is having motion resolution issues (juddering/stutters) but my Wife received an unexpected but deserving bonus with her job yesterday and well, not to brag or boast but we just picked up the Sony Bravia XBR HX950 last night. So, hopefully I can end my tv search for good, at least for 5 yrs or so.
post #623 of 687
Haven't checked lately been working too much. Ill post back soon as I can look.. I just haven't looked - my wife hates me says I'm always in the back. I tell her that's where the plasma is.. Lol
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Originally Posted by PlayNice View Post

What firmware are you running? Have you gotten the 3.12.0 update yet?
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post #624 of 687
Hidden features like POP, PIP, Zoom, etc. are now unavailable since the recent firmware update. When trying to access them, a press of a remote button results in a "No Function" message on screen. Since it gives this message only for the missing "hidden features", it appears that part of the "update" was to intentionally disable them. The only working hidden feature that remains is picture "Freeze".
post #625 of 687
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Originally Posted by foleyemuye View Post

I'm trying to decide between the Vizio 55 inch and LG 55 inch models too. I don't know how much better than lowest LG would be than the Vizio, or how much better the 7000 series is than the 6000 series. I'm not willing to go to the 8000 or 9000 series LG.4.gif


I would go with the Vizio M3D550KD over the LG 55LM7600. The LG performs good but the Vizio has better colors and blacks. However the LG's bezel looks better, if that's a big thing to you I would go with the LG.
post #626 of 687
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Originally Posted by PlayNice View Post

I would go with the Vizio M3D550KD over the LG 55LM7600. The LG performs good but the Vizio has better colors and blacks. However the LG's bezel looks better, if that's a big thing to you I would go with the LG.

really? that surprises me, I would have thought that the LG7600 would have outperformed the vizio just on the fact that it doesn't have that insanely annoying auto dimming feature (drives me batty on mine). and the fact that the 7600 is a higher grade panel than the M3D550KD

i'm seriously thinking of taking my m3d550kd back to costco because of the NASTY flashlighting and the flickering caused by the auto dimmer and replacing it with the LG 55LM4600
post #627 of 687
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Originally Posted by wormraper View Post

really? that surprises me, I would have thought that the LG7600 would have outperformed the vizio just on the fact that it doesn't have that insanely annoying auto dimming feature (drives me batty on mine). and the fact that the 7600 is a higher grade panel than the M3D550KD

i'm seriously thinking of taking my m3d550kd back to costco because of the NASTY flashlighting and the flickering caused by the auto dimmer and replacing it with the LG 55LM4600

Here is a chart to let you see what I mean.



post #628 of 687
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Originally Posted by PlayNice View Post

Here is a chart to let you see what I mean.




interesting, especially surprised at the RGB balance. but ah well. might try to pick up the 4600 at costco and do a comparison. I had to turn off the auto dimming feature on my M3D550KD just because it was so visually distracting so I can't have the benefits it adds to the black levels on my set anyways frown.gif
post #629 of 687
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Originally Posted by wormraper View Post

interesting, especially surprised at the RGB balance. but ah well. might try to pick up the 4600 at costco and do a comparison. I had to turn off the auto dimming feature on my M3D550KD just because it was so visually distracting so I can't have the benefits it adds to the black levels on my set anyways frown.gif


Why didn't you turn off auto dimming? Are you talking about t the ambient light sensor or local dimming?
post #630 of 687
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Originally Posted by PlayNice View Post

Why didn't you turn off auto dimming? Are you talking about t the ambient light sensor or local dimming?

smart dimming, not the ambient light sensor. with smart dimming turned on it definitely tames the blooming whites and deepens the blacks but I just like an auto iris on a projector I can see the led's literally lighten and darken the image depending on the scene and it drives me BONKERS (plus the nasty flashlighting is annoying as hell.

mine looks about this bad

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