Originally Posted by -AP-
Looking forward to seeing your settings... I am still sooooo undecided on this TV.. I can't get over the washout and intermittent lip sync issues...
I haven't had a problem with washout as I sit front and center 8 feet away but I do look at the screen as I reenter the room after a trip to the frig and the washout is probably 50% less noticeable than the 47" Toshiba it replaced. At extreme angles the Toshiba was was just a pink fuzz and the Vizio is always discernible as a viewable picture. This is anecdotal evidence of course but it was a remarkable enough difference that I actually noticed it which is unusual for me as viewing angles don't even register on my pet peeve list.
I have watched more television in the last week as a percentage of time than I have in years; it is simply that much more enjoyable with this set. Re-watching classic movies is a joy, I watched From Russia with Love the other day and it was the perfect storm of transmission quality and TV reception, I have never experienced such color and clarity on a television before. I suppose a lot of what I am experiencing is simply new tech I am not used to, my current TVs are/were The 2007 47" Toshiba and a 2008 65" Olevia and while they both deliver adequate reception I was never moved to watch them simply because it actually altered the viewing experience to the extent the Vizio does. As one of our colleagues here on the board expressed it; "this is a bangin' TV".
I have experienced the lip sync issue but only on one channel, MTV, (I know, I know, but Snooki is one of the funniest human beings I've ever seen!). I have watched enough of the set to be able to chalk that up to transmission vagaries, MTV is a cheap channel, that delivers cheap programming as cheaply as possible, the picture quality is poor as well. It is easy to rectify this problem temporarily by simply hitting the 'last' button for a quick channel change and then back again. Ten seconds during a commercial and it's back to normal. There is no way in hell I would give up this TV because Snooki's pearls of wisdom get a nanosecond off occasionally.
I am no AV geek, I read of 'blooming', 'flashlighting', 'banding', etc and all I can report is a beautiful, uniform, clear, colorful picture from edge to edge every day, all day. What I am trying to express is don't cheat yourself out of an amazing experience because of nitpicking fears that will fade to insignificance once you and your family get a few movies under your belts. Amazon has a very generous return policy should you find the set not to your liking. They deliver the set to your house, take it to the room you want it, unbox it, plug it in to make sure it's working and undamaged and take the packaging away. If you need to return it contact them on line and they will come get it (replacing it or not) and you're done. I am in no way affiliated with Amazon other than being a satisfied customer.Edited by RichardCarver - 11/5/12 at 10:00am