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post #2911 of 3778
Dunno if this was posted in this thread somewhere, but it turns out that the e601A3 does do DLNA.

1. Setup Plex (or PS3 media server)
2. Scroll to and click on Media app
3. Voila, DLNA should be recognized.

Unfortunately, the interface kinda sucks and it seems to only playback avi files (no MKV or MP4). Still its something, no?

edit: should've read the cnet review more carefully, the reviewer actually mentions that he was able to get DLNA working. Sorry if this is common knowledge!
post #2912 of 3778
Mine turned itself back on again yesterday. It seems to happen with 2 minutes of being shut off and with the TV remote, not the universal. Not sure if its a pattern yet.
post #2913 of 3778
I've had this set for less than a week and I've noticed a lip synch problem twice with OTA TV content. In both cases, changing the channel and returning back fixed the problem, but it does concern me.

I have the latest FW 2.0.21 and am running an Optical out to a Yamaha sound bar (it doesn't have HDMI or Stereo input). The TV audio out is set to Dolby and internal speakers are set to off.

Anyone with similar setup having this issue, or know of a solution?

Thanks!
post #2914 of 3778
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Originally Posted by sctele View Post

Dunno if this was posted in this thread somewhere, but it turns out that the e601A3 does do DLNA.
Unfortunately, the interface kinda sucks and it seems to only playback avi files (no MKV or MP4). Still its something, no?

edit: should've read the cnet review more carefully, the reviewer actually mentions that he was able to get DLNA working. Sorry if this is common knowledge!
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After some confusion when I first purchased my set in December, I was led to believe this set was NOT DLNA compatible (perhaps it was the same Cnet article), only to find out soon after that it WAS.

So then I took advantage of this feature, already having a Netgear Dual-Band Wireless Router setup to a Network, I was able to quickly add the Vizio to the mix, and now either using Windows Media Player as a Media Server and also the (FREE) TVersity Media Server, I am able to conveniently save movies or videos to my computer's Library, convert them to MPEG, and watch them on the Vizio.

All I have to do is Via Button>Media>and up pops the Computer's Library (DLNA 1) and TVersity (DLNA 2), and I just choose which Media Server to use.

I found that in my situation, my Vizio will NOT play .AVI videos, so I convert them to MPEG>DVD Quality (using the Freemake Video Converter) and they display beautifully along with great (in my case 5.1 Surround) audio.

Here's how I addressed this in this post not too long ago.

Interesting that you state: Unfortunately, the interface kinda sucks and it seems to only playback avi files (no MKV or MP4), where in my case it's the opposite, where my Vizio will NOT play .avi video, so you might consider converting your videos to MPEG for example, which for me works just great.

Gene smile.gif
Edited by iautotron - 8/21/13 at 1:29pm
post #2915 of 3778
I've had this set since Black Friday with no issues except for one that I cannot figure out how to turn off. I think it's called something like "descriptive audio" and is only available for certain shows like Glee. Very annoying to have a voice over telling you what the scene looks like and what the characters are doing. Does anyone know where in the menus to disable or turn off this feature? I would appreciate the help. Thanks, Farrell
post #2916 of 3778
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Originally Posted by Farrel View Post

I've had this set since Black Friday with no issues except for one that I cannot figure out how to turn off. I think it's called something like "descriptive audio" and is only available for certain shows like Glee. Very annoying to have a voice over telling you what the scene looks like and what the characters are doing. Does anyone know where in the menus to disable or turn off this feature? I would appreciate the help. Thanks, Farrell
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Hi Farrell,

It sounds as if you're describing something called Descriptive Audio (as you already alluded to), which is a narration of the video that is happening on screen and is associated with your provider's cable-box setting for SAP, or Secondary Audio Program.

Check out this article I just came across while Googling and perhaps there will be something to get you going in the right direction there.

Good luck, and let us know what happens.

Gene smile.gif

ADD:
I didn't even know such a thing as "Descriptive Audio" existed, but in looking at my Comcast Settings (Setup>Audio Setup>Descriptive Video Service) it says: "Replace normal audio with narrative audio when available", which sounds like what you're describing. Strange thing is, in my Setup, it's ON (activated) (and apparently has been for a long time) but I never noticed any kind of audio "voice-over" in any of the shows I've watched (although it does say "when available").

So, like I said above, check your cable box settings.

smile.gif
Edited by iautotron - 8/21/13 at 4:30pm
post #2917 of 3778
I ordered my E60 from Walmart as well. So far it's an awesome TV, especially for the refurb price! TV arrived yesterday. Used the CNET settings... Really nice picture! Prior to this we were using a Vizio 47" and Vizio 42" LCD. Can anyone recommend a good (read inexpensive) wall mount? I don't really need a tilting one, just a sturdy fixed wall mount.
post #2918 of 3778
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Originally Posted by Jimmy White View Post

Can anyone recommend a good (read inexpensive) wall mount? I don't really need a tilting one, just a sturdy fixed wall mount.
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Looks like you can get some wall-mounts on eBay for the Vizio for $30 bucks or less with their Buy It Now (link) deal (with FREE SHIPPING).

Gene smile.gif
post #2919 of 3778
I jpurchased the E601i-A3 from Best Buy for $899 a few weeks ago. I will admit, I was a bit apprehensive because I have never owned a Vizio before, but I have to say that I have been really impressed with the TV thus far. The picture is great, (just have it calibrated by eye so far) I have a calibration appointment set up for the 28th (Free ISF calibration through best buy for being a premier reward zone member). I have not had any issues with lip syncing yet (at least not that I have noticed). I have just been surprised with just how good this TV is. I have posted a review of it on Epinions. I do not want to post the review here because it is long (over 2500 words) but have included the link. I hope it can help others make the decision to take the plunge on this TV. Looking forward to becoming involved in this community.

All the best,
Brett
post #2920 of 3778
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Originally Posted by Brett Day View Post

I have just been surprised with just how good this TV is. I have posted a review of it on Epinions.
Looking forward to becoming involved in this community.
All the best,
Brett
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That is quite an excellent review Brett.

After reading it, I had to keep myself from running over to my local Best Buy (where I purchased mine in December) and buying another, but then I asked myself: "What are you going to do with two of these?"

Anyway, good job and I encourage all members in our "Brotherhood of the Vizio E601i-A3" who congregate here, as well as anyone interested in purchasing this great TV, to read it.

Gene smile.gif
post #2921 of 3778
Quote:
Originally Posted by iautotron View Post

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That is quite an excellent review Brett.

After reading it, I had to keep myself from running over to my local Best Buy (where I purchased mine in December) and buying another, but then I asked myself: "What are you going to do with two of these?"

Anyway, good job and I encourage all members in our "Brotherhood of the Vizio E601i-A3" who congregate here, as well as anyone interested in purchasing this great TV, to read it.

Gene smile.gif

Thanks so much for taking the time to read the review, and for the feedback, Gene, I really appreciate it. I think best Buy has these sets again this week for $899, which is an excellent deal for this TV. I am very happy with my purchase so far. I am slowly working my way through all pages of this thread, and I am learning a lot about what others have experienced thus far. I am really excited about my upcoming calibration and I hope that the ISF tech can squeeze even more out of the TV for me. I will definitely share the settings that are settled on....and I say grab another one smile.gif is there such a thing as having too many TV's? wink.gif

All the best,
Brett
Edited by Brett Day - 8/21/13 at 8:18pm
post #2922 of 3778
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Originally Posted by Brett Day View Post

I jpurchased the E601i-A3 from Best Buy for $899 a few weeks ago. I will admit, I was a bit apprehensive because I have never owned a Vizio before, but I have to say that I have been really impressed with the TV thus far. The picture is great, (just have it calibrated by eye so far) I have a calibration appointment set up for the 28th (Free ISF calibration through best buy for being a premier reward zone member). I have not had any issues with lip syncing yet (at least not that I have noticed). I have just been surprised with just how good this TV is. I have posted a review of it on Epinions. I do not want to post the review here because it is long (over 2500 words) but have included the link. I hope it can help others make the decision to take the plunge on this TV. Looking forward to becoming involved in this community.

All the best,
Brett

I had to stop reading your review after you said that the blacks on your Vizio E series LED could only be outdone by the holy grail of plasma's, the Kuro. That's the most ridiculous statement I've heard in a while.

No one else found that statement to be an insane exaggeration ?
post #2923 of 3778
I should state that I meant that remark in regards to TV's in the same price range, maybe that did not come across in the review. I will update, but overall, I think the black levels that this TV produces are very good.

Regards,
Brett
Edited by Brett Day - 8/21/13 at 9:21pm
post #2924 of 3778
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brett Day View Post

I jpurchased the E601i-A3 from Best Buy for $899 a few weeks ago. I will admit, I was a bit apprehensive because I have never owned a Vizio before, but I have to say that I have been really impressed with the TV thus far. The picture is great, (just have it calibrated by eye so far) I have a calibration appointment set up for the 28th (Free ISF calibration through best buy for being a premier reward zone member). I have not had any issues with lip syncing yet (at least not that I have noticed). I have just been surprised with just how good this TV is. I have posted a review of it on Epinions. I do not want to post the review here because it is long (over 2500 words) but have included the link. I hope it can help others make the decision to take the plunge on this TV. Looking forward to becoming involved in this community.

All the best,
Brett

Great review, Brett--thanks for posting! I am also a big fan of this TV and, no, you can't have too many of them! I was lucky enough to snag two of these for $698 each at Wal-Mart's Black Friday sale last year. Honestly, at that price, it felt like I was stealing them! And for what it's worth, I agree with you about the black levels--they can't be beat by other TVs in this price range.
post #2925 of 3778
Thanks for the kind words, Steve6611 I really appreciate it. You got one heck of a bargain on those TV's. I thought I was getting a great price, (I still think $899 is an amazing price for this TV) lol. I am enjoying it...now I just have to try and figure out how to get CEC up and running.
post #2926 of 3778
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brett Day View Post

I jpurchased the E601i-A3 from Best Buy for $899 a few weeks ago. I will admit, I was a bit apprehensive because I have never owned a Vizio before, but I have to say that I have been really impressed with the TV thus far. The picture is great, (just have it calibrated by eye so far) I have a calibration appointment set up for the 28th (Free ISF calibration through best buy for being a premier reward zone member). I have not had any issues with lip syncing yet (at least not that I have noticed). I have just been surprised with just how good this TV is. I have posted a review of it on Epinions. I do not want to post the review here because it is long (over 2500 words) but have included the link. I hope it can help others make the decision to take the plunge on this TV. Looking forward to becoming involved in this community.

All the best,
Brett

Hi Brett,

Great review. I see you have calibrated the set with the Disney WoW disc. Would you mind sharing your settings?

I calibrated mine using the AVD HD 709 HDTV Calibration disc and posted my settings on p.97. Would love to compare and see how close it is.
Also interested in what Best Buys calibration guys come up with.

Thanks!
Edited by vizbar - 8/22/13 at 11:47am
post #2927 of 3778
Noticed a lip-synch problem again today with OTA content. It went away after I changed channels. Is anybody still having this problem? and what kind of source is it most seen with (TV, HDMI)?

Any solutions?

Thanks!
post #2928 of 3778
Sure, I would love to share my current settings. Just finished watching Finding Nemo with my son and it looked simply stunning

Picture Mode = Custom
Backlight = 70 to 80 (have not decided on the sweet spot)
Brightness = 54
Contrast = 65
Color = 49
Tint = 0
Sharpness = 3

Color Temp = Custom
Red Gain = 104
Green Gain = 128
Blue Gain = 0
Red Offset = 129
Green Offset = 128
Blue Offset = 134

Smooth Motion Effect = Low
Real Cinema Mode = Off
Noise Reduction = Off
MPEG NR = Off
Color Enhancement = Off
Adaptive Luma = Low
Backlight Control = Off
Ambient Light Sensor = Off

When the ISF guys have been and have done their calibration, I will post those results on here for everyone, right now though I am very happy. Still no lip sync issue for me.
Edited by Brett Day - 8/22/13 at 1:12pm
post #2929 of 3778
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brett Day View Post

Sure, I would love to share my current settings. Just finished watching Finding Nemo with my son and it looked simply stunning

Picture Mode = Custom
Backlight = 70 to 80 (have not decided on the sweet spot)
Brightness = 54
Contrast = 65
Color = 49
Tint = 0
Sharpness = 3

Color Temp = Custom
Red Gain = 104
Green Gain = 128
Blue Gain = 0
Red Offset = 129
Green Offset = 128
Blue Offset = 134

Smooth Motion Effect = Low
Real Cinema Mode = Off
Noise Reduction = Off
MPEG NR = Off
Color Enhancement = Off
Adaptive Luma = Low
Backlight Control = Off
Ambient Light Sensor = Off

When the ISF guys have been and have done their calibration, I will post those results on here for everyone, right now though I am very happy. Still no lip sync issue for me.

Thanks! Did you adjust the color using the WOW disc, or do them by eye?
post #2930 of 3778
At first I calibrated my set using WoW, but then I just adjusted by eye. I am trying not to get too attached to any settings right now, I am wanting to see what that ISF calibration will do. If that does not work though, I am more than happy with what those settings above are producing smile.gif
post #2931 of 3778
Walmart dropped the price on the E601 to $898, so I took the plunge. Does anyone know the uverse remote code for this tv? It'd save some time if I don't have to do the manual code search.

Thanks,
Leon
post #2932 of 3778
I don't have uverse but a simple Google search revealed the following:

Codes for Vizio TVs include: 1004 1009 1343 1419 1429 1433 1439 1449 1459 1489

if that does not work try this:

I this works for me:

use the instruction below. Remember the black remote use different procedure than the silver remote. ENTER button the located at bottom right corner of your remoter.

If you have the standard AT&T U-verse Silver remote then follow these instructions:
1. Press and hold down the "TV' button.
2. While holding down the "TV' button press and release the "OK" button and release the "TV' button. (note: all four lights should flash red at the top of the remote)
3. Press the numbers 922
4. Continually press the "PLAY" button till the TV turns on/off
5. Press the "ENTER" button to save the code

If you have the standard AT&T U-verse Black remote then follow these instructions:
1. Press and hold down the "TV' button.
2. While holding down the "TV' button press and release the "ENTER" button and release the "TV'
4. Continually press the "FF" or "FAST FORWARD" button till the TV turns on/off
5. Press the "ENTER" button to save the code
post #2933 of 3778
Thanks.
Code 2421 worked for me.

Leon
post #2934 of 3778
Just got the Vizio Direct Refurbished from wal-mart. Everything is great except for one thing. In the middle of the screen at the very top, there is a bright spot of light that shines through on light scenes. If the screen is dark you can't see it. During most movies, there are the black bars on the top and bottom, so it's not noticeable, but during xbox games and other full screen things it is somewhat distracting. I attached a few pictures, but its hard to get it to show well. Is something like this normal, or should I warranty it with Vizio? Or return it?

Thanks all, IMG_20130824_135300.jpg 1187k .jpg file IMG_20130824_135102.jpg 1417k .jpg file IMG_20130822_183534.jpg 2782k .jpg file
post #2935 of 3778
That white spot doesn't look normal to me and I don't see that on my referb from WalMart. That said, personally it wouldn't be enough for me to send it back. Very minor and barely noticeable.
post #2936 of 3778
Anyone have issues with the sleep timer not working? On mine it seems to work about 50% of the time. The other times I notice the set will be on hrs later after I'd set the timer to go off. Wonder if this is related to the spontaneous power on's that others have been reporting here lately?
post #2937 of 3778
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Originally Posted by dcity33 View Post

Just got the Vizio Direct Refurbished from wal-mart. Everything is great except for one thing. In the middle of the screen at the very top, there is a bright spot of light that shines through on light scenes. If the screen is dark you can't see it. During most movies, there are the black bars on the top and bottom, so it's not noticeable, but during xbox games and other full screen things it is somewhat distracting. I attached a few pictures, but its hard to get it to show well. Is something like this normal, or should I warranty it with Vizio? Or return it?

Thanks all, IMG_20130824_135300.jpg 1187k .jpg file IMG_20130824_135102.jpg 1417k .jpg file IMG_20130822_183534.jpg 2782k .jpg file

Obviously that's not normal. That would be the only thing I'd see during a light scene, it'd be a major distraction for me. I'd return it.
post #2938 of 3778
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Originally Posted by RexHarrison View Post

Obviously that's not normal. That would be the only thing I'd see during a light scene, it'd be a major distraction for me. I'd return it.

That does look a little unusual. I got a refurb from Walmart last week and it did not have such issues, so it may be better to exchange it. You should be able to do it within 90-days.
post #2939 of 3778
I have searched the thread and see no discussion of the off the air tuner quality. I like the reviews, but want a TV with a very good OTA tuner because I have some minor reception problems using an attic antenna with my older Sharp LCD. Does anyone know if the reception is above average for this TV? Thanks.
post #2940 of 3778
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Originally Posted by de novo View Post

I have searched the thread and see no discussion of the off the air tuner quality. I like the reviews, but want a TV with a very good OTA tuner because I have some minor reception problems using an attic antenna with my older Sharp LCD. Does anyone know if the reception is above average for this TV? Thanks.

The tuner seems to be quite good. We watch OTA TV using an attic antenna and are getting 30+ channels. This TV was able to catch a lot more channels than our previous one, however for some reason there is one channel that we are unable to get on this TV that we are still getting on the older one. But overall the built-in tuner seems to do a good job.
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