Finally, after 14 days on the road from California, my 58' Vizio arrived today. Haven't time for a thorough check-up (I'm readying myself to go to work) but so far so good. Please excuse the crap quality of my pics, they're from an HP Touchpad tablet (only camera handy).
Costco delivery guy dropped the thing on the first floor. Had to drag it though the elevator all the way up to my floor.
My good ol' Olevia 747i in the back with its new kid brother still in diapers.
The stand was a pain in the butt to set-up but I was trying to put it on backwards.
An extra pair of hands would have been nice but I was able to set-it up on my own. A Blu-ray case of "Metropolis" to give you an idea of what the size of this TV is.
Just had time to hook up an antenna to test the regular HD and SD channels. Regular OTA looks fine on this TV and the built-in 30 watts speakers (not as manly as the 747i's 50W speakers) are solid. And it might be anathema for a purist to say this but, on first impression, the fill-the-screen CinemaWide mode looks pretty good with regular OTA channels.
Over the weekend comes the acid tests: "Dexter" episodes from Showtime on Demand, a ton of SD/HD content (from 1:33:1 to anamorphic widescreen content with everything in-between) and, over the coming weeks, old and new videogame systems to test the TV's alleged 5m lag. Unfortunately I can't upgrade my PS3 to play 3D Blu-rays and I don't have a thumb drive (or the money to get one) so that's gonna have to wait. I also can't log on to my Wifi connection because I've forgotten my own password
but it's not like this is a Samsung SmartTV. But I would like the Vizio HDTV to have the latest updates. Stay tuned. Edited by dad1153 - 12/14/12 at 2:59pm