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post #61 of 125
some settings from the 60 inch


Picture settings menu---
Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 53
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 75
Color: 51
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0

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

---Color Temperature submenu---
Colour temperature: Normal
Red Gain: 104
Green Gain: 115
Blue gain: 130
Red offset: 129
Green offset: 130
Blue offset: 132

--Advanced Picture submenu---
Smooth motion effect: Off
Real Cinema Mode: Smooth [grayed out]
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Color Enhancement: Off
Adaptive Luma: Off
Film Mode: Auto
Backlight Control: Off
Ambient Light sensor: Off Picture settings menu---
Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 53
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 75
Color: 51
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0

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

---Color Temperature submenu---
Colour temperature: Normal
Red Gain: 104
Green Gain: 115
Blue gain: 130
Red offset: 129
Green offset: 130
Blue offset: 132

--Advanced Picture submenu---
Smooth motion effect: Off
Real Cinema Mode: Smooth [grayed out]
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Color Enhancement: Off
Adaptive Luma: Off
Film Mode: Auto
Backlight Control: Off
Ambient Light sensor: Off
post #62 of 125
bought one today - i was hoping for a deal on the 70" tv i usually see when i walk in costco (from sharp, i believe, around $2100 usually), but it was gone, and replaced with the 60" and 70" vizio smart tv models.

i'm not usually impulsive, but i was there when they were just taking the plastic off, setting it up and turning it on. the second they put the price tag on it ($1500 for black friday only), i bought it without hesitation. i have since wall-mounted it, and used the calibration settings for the 60" television i found on this thread (thanks for that, btw).

so far so good, but c'mon...i've had it on for around an hour - just long enough to set up netflix/amazon instant video/etc. i'll keep you posted as i break it in tonight.
post #63 of 125
pics or it didnt happen :-)
post #64 of 125
fair enough. (:

two photos, one with flash, one without. i haven't install overhead lighting yet, so i have no perfect pics of the screen.




the living room is rectangular, 24' in length, so i had been looking for a 70" tele for awhile.
post #65 of 125
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Originally Posted by feeth View Post

$1499 at costco for today black friday. Has anybody bought one yet and care to comment?

I saw it today at my Costco for the $1499. We have no use for one, but I have to say it looked solid. Certainly anyone in the market for a 70" looking for a deal would be well served. It's $1600 with a 5-year warranty (2 from Costco, 3 more from SquareTrade) and the picture seems good.
post #66 of 125
Mark................. Please tell me you finally bought a 70 Elite smile.gif
post #67 of 125
Thanks for the settings!

Picked up mine today at Costco. Not enough time to set it up, hope to get at it tomorrow. I have a 1 year old Mitsu DLP 73, so as long as this new one kicks ass, it will stay.
post #68 of 125
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Originally Posted by rogo View Post

I saw it today at my Costco for the $1499. We have no use for one, but I have to say it looked solid. Certainly anyone in the market for a 70" looking for a deal would be well served. It's $1600 with a 5-year warranty (2 from Costco, 3 more from SquareTrade) and the picture seems good.

Glad to hear Mark. I bought one from Amazon and expect it in a few days. It was a tad more $ but I couldn't be bothered with the stores, and my browser refresh skills failed me!
post #69 of 125
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

got mine as well. Arrives a week from today.
I had to fight for 30 minutes but I got amz to match Costco and I will get the 2% back.
Under 1450 for a 70 inch with great PQ. Merry Christmas to me !!!!!!!!!!!!
Good job, but what did you mean by fight for 30 min. I mean they either match or don't right away, did you have to wait for a supervisor or something? give me some advise if I run into problems
post #70 of 125
Amazon policy is to not match one day sales or bf sale prices. It took 30 minutes of back and forth as I reminded them it was a manufacturers coupon and thus not exactly the store. A loose argument at best but was a winner in the end. Good luck
post #71 of 125
I picked one up today at Costco. I got to Costco, and there were four left. I asked the sales person if I could buy it, and pick it up later today since it would not fit in my SUV. He said it was cash and carry only. So I picked up a 5x8' cargo trailer at U-Haul a few miles away, and came back, Now they were down to three, with someone putting one on their cart as a came to get mine. I bought the second the last one, and the last one went within 30 seconds of mine. I swear there is a mob mentality on Black Friday.

I noted a couple issues while at the store, and will confirm them after I get the set setup.

1) Dark flashlighting in lower left corner.

2) Three footballs during an ESPN promo.

The viewing angle seemed pretty decent for a big LCD, better than some of the Sharps there. I didn't notice any uniformity issues right off other than the dark flashlight at the lower left.

I'll give everyone a full rundown after I get it up and running.

Michael
post #72 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

Amazon policy is to not match one day sales or bf sale prices. It took 30 minutes of back and forth as I reminded them it was a manufacturers coupon and thus not exactly the store. A loose argument at best but was a winner in the end. Good luck
You're good negotiator
post #73 of 125
Problem now is that it's not even on the Costco site any more I don't think.

Also, Amazon now showing 1-2 month delivery again (!) so I guess they ran through the initial batch from Vizio. Glad I ordered when I did.
post #74 of 125
Vizeo site still have it on sale
Guys
post #75 of 125
Got the TV setup at home.

The picture looks very nice. At Costco, their video had 2 football ghost images. I turned off all the processing, and have watched a number of sports including football, hockey, and basketball. This TV seems to do better than most LCDs with motion. There is no ghosting with my Dish Network input.

Standard def is soft, but decent for an HDTV.

The remote was dead out of the box. It turned out the batteries were not making good contact. I had to fiddle with the batteries to get even intermittent operation. It was enough to get it setup after spent a good hour trying to figure out if the IR sensor on the TV was bad. Putting the battery cover back on the remote causes it to go dead. Vizio is going to send me a new remote.

Black levels are decent for an edge lit LCD.

Viewing angles quite good for an LED. They were better than the Sharps I've seen.

Clouding? There is none, which is refreshing.

DSE? Very minimal, and excellent for an LCD.

However, there is one screen defect which is very obvious. In the lower left and right corners, there is some flashlight darkening on very light images. It is a 30 degree cone point up 60 degrees at each corner. Suprisingly, the upper corners are fine. Most sports and news channels have tickers and scoreboards at the bottom, so you will not likely to see them. Commercials are the times when they are most noticeable.

Overall, the picture is very good right out of the box.

Michael
post #76 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

Mark................. Please tell me you finally bought a 70 Elite smile.gif

I bought a 65" Panasonic VT50 plasma Suzook. The $3000 I saved vs. the Elite will buy me an OLED in about 4 years. I really couldn't be much happier right now. Off-axis viewing on the Elite was also a dealbreaker in my living room.
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Originally Posted by anthonymoody View Post

Glad to hear Mark. I bought one from Amazon and expect it in a few days. It was a tad more $ but I couldn't be bothered with the stores, and my browser refresh skills failed me!

Oddly, my Costco was really quite empty yesterday. It was almost like being there on a normal weekday.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael2000 View Post

I picked one up today at Costco. I got to Costco, and there were four left. I asked the sales person if I could buy it, and pick it up later today since it would not fit in my SUV. He said it was cash and carry only. So I picked up a 5x8' cargo trailer at U-Haul a few miles away, and came back, Now they were down to three, with someone putting one on their cart as a came to get mine. I bought the second the last one, and the last one went within 30 seconds of mine. I swear there is a mob mentality on Black Friday.
I noted a couple issues while at the store, and will confirm them after I get the set setup.
1) Dark flashlighting in lower left corner.
2) Three footballs during an ESPN promo.
The viewing angle seemed pretty decent for a big LCD, better than some of the Sharps there. I didn't notice any uniformity issues right off other than the dark flashlight at the lower left.

I'm about 99% sure this is a Sharp panel by the way. Given the pricing, and Sharp's overall low utilization of Sakai for its own purposes, one has to believe these are Sharp panels being sold into the commodity market. That said, it's not a Sharp TV, of course.
post #77 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael2000 View Post

Got the TV setup at home.
The picture looks very nice. At Costco, their video had 2 football ghost images. I turned off all the processing, and have watched a number of sports including football, hockey, and basketball. This TV seems to do better than most LCDs with motion. There is no ghosting with my Dish Network input.
Standard def is soft, but decent for an HDTV.
The remote was dead out of the box. It turned out the batteries were not making good contact. I had to fiddle with the batteries to get even intermittent operation. It was enough to get it setup after spent a good hour trying to figure out if the IR sensor on the TV was bad. Putting the battery cover back on the remote causes it to go dead. Vizio is going to send me a new remote.
Black levels are decent for an edge lit LCD.
Viewing angles quite good for an LED. They were better than the Sharps I've seen.
Clouding? There is none, which is refreshing.
DSE? Very minimal, and excellent for an LCD.
However, there is one screen defect which is very obvious. In the lower left and right corners, there is some flashlight darkening on very light images. It is a 30 degree cone point up 60 degrees at each corner. Suprisingly, the upper corners are fine. Most sports and news channels have tickers and scoreboards at the bottom, so you will not likely to see them. Commercials are the times when they are most noticeable.
Overall, the picture is very good right out of the box.
Michael

PICS PLEASE smile.gif
post #78 of 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by rogo View Post


Oddly, my Costco was really quite empty yesterday. It was almost like being there on a normal weekday.
.

Well I hate people so even an empty store is no good for me. No seriously I was traveling with family and it would've been a real thing to get to a store. Not impossible, just not worth the time and aggravation for $100 savings (only $100 bc I am not a Costco member...)
post #79 of 125
I also purchased this set this morning.......have not had a chance to calibrate it yet, (not even a cursory one), out of the box, light and color uniformity looked good, typical red push present, no serious motion anomalies, no serious processing issues....that's about all I have gleaned so far Vizio 70 1.JPG 370k .JPG file vizio 70 3.JPG 380k .JPG file
post #80 of 125
I was just down at Costco today, and they got six more Vizio 70's in stock. It appears they are replenishing their supplies, because they ran out yesterday after I bought mine.

Michael
post #81 of 125
People buying today from Costco - is the price still 1499 ?
post #82 of 125
Yes, price is still 1499 at Costco (as of late afternoon)
post #83 of 125
Does this TV has QAM tuner by any chance ? I cant find any info online or in manual. Also, there is no cable card slot. Is it common for TVs not to have a cable card slot nowadays ?
post #84 of 125
I hear that the $1499 price at Costco is good till tomorrow the 26th.
post #85 of 125
Do you know if the price is available on Monday?
post #86 of 125
Hello All. Just picked up this TV as well from Costco like most of you have as well. So far I'm pretty impressed with the unit. Have watched football most of this sunday and the colors look good. The blacks do lighten up when you view from either angle but its not that bad.

Haven't noticed the darkening on the lower left and right hand corners like was mentioned earlier on this thread.

It definiately isn't a Samsung, but well you're also not paying $3000+ for the unit.

I have heard lots of people mentioning turning off the processing, what does this entail exactly? How do you do this? As I mentioned before the color and quality seem great out of the box, but if there is a way to improve I am more than willing to listen and try it out.

When you watch people move/walk/talk on some high end HDTV's they almost seem to glide on the big screen. Not sure what that is called or what causes that, I'm guessing you see this phenomenom with TV's that are 240Hz or higher?? Maybe just my guess. This TV upon inital review does not do that.

Tried out the YouTube ap. Works pretty good.

Looking to get the best picture out of this screen, so any help will be greatly appreciated. Especially with turning off the processing as mentioned earlier. Also what does that do to the tv? Gonna go play some black ops then come back.. Hopefully to some responses.

Ohh yes and something not really mentioned is the sound quality. I think its great. Definately lots of sound pumping out of the speakers.
post #87 of 125
Just picked this up at local Costco. They had 6 on the floor. They did not have a live viewing of the 70" nor was the price posted anywhere.
post #88 of 125
Interesting that Vizio itself is now also sold out, along with amazon.
post #89 of 125
Not surprising at that price. I do wonder what kind of pricing we'll see between now and Christmas. And what the competition will do. I read that Vizio is using a Sharp screen. Is his true and if so how do the screens compare?
post #90 of 125
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Originally Posted by JohnTheDoe View Post

Does this TV has QAM tuner by any chance ? I cant find any info online or in manual. Also, there is no cable card slot. Is it common for TVs not to have a cable card slot nowadays ?


I believe there is probably a tuner because during the setup, it asked if my coax was plugged directly into the tv, or if I was using a cable box. Definitely no cable card.
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