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post #2941 of 3777
Hi folks, I've read all I can read in one sitting so forgive me if this has been asked before. I'm seriously considering buying this Vizio to use as a monitor. It appears to have relatively low input lag which is crucial. How does it handle things like 1:1 pixel mapping over hdmi (so no over/under scan or those fun ghosts around letters)? I have a samsung un60d8000 that displays a low lag 1:1 image but my GFs sanyo has major overscan and looks blurry after adjusting for it (no 1:1). A PC will be the only input on this tv and it will be calibrated with a color munki though accurate colors aren't terribly important as it will be stuck at a desktop 99% of its life. Any gotchas I should know about before taking one home?

Thanks!
post #2942 of 3777
How is flashlighting on the E60 ? Also, do any of you have clouding ? Blooming ? Thanks, love you.
post #2943 of 3777
For those using the Optical Out to send the audio to a Receiver or Sound Bar, is it better to set the audio to PCM or to Dolby?

Which setting is better if the Sound Bar or Receiver supports Dolby?

I have connected my TV to a Sound Bar which supports Dolby, but am getting occasional Lip Sync issues, and wondering if this setting has any impact on it. I had originally set the TV to Dolby out (seemed to get better quality sound), now I changed to PCM to see if the sync issue goes away.

Has anyone else experimented between the two settings?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks!
post #2944 of 3777
just curious, anyone else here gone from the m60 to the e60? I got an m60 a week and a half ago, and while the picture is great (blows away the $2000 LG I bought and returned last year) I feel like since I have zero desire for 3d, and my xbox one and ps4 will handle all of my tv apps, that maybe i should go with the e60 instead
post #2945 of 3777
I purchased this Vizio (E601i-A3) on Monday, but have a few questions...Has anyone wall mounted this tv, if so, did you use the screws that they provided in the back of the tv or did you use a longer one? The user manual says to use a 10mm, but they told me during a phone call to use a 12mm and that the manual is a misprint...How far does the screw need to go into the tv to make sure the wall mount is secure to the tv?
post #2946 of 3777
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Originally Posted by studmonkey76 View Post

I purchased this Vizio (E601i-A3) on Monday, but have a few questions...Has anyone wall mounted this tv, if so, did you use the screws that they provided in the back of the tv or did you use a longer one? The user manual says to use a 10mm, but they told me during a phone call to use a 12mm and that the manual is a misprint...How far does the screw need to go into the tv to make sure the wall mount is secure to the tv?

As this thread gets older there seem to be fewer and fewer responses to questions. I think you may be able to do a search within this thread and find the answer to your question.

Good luck!
post #2947 of 3777
I used the screws that came with the mount which were longer but I do not remember what the length was...OK I just went and looked through my box of left over hardware. I used a 6x15 mm screw apparently. It said to hand tighten and stop at any resistance. If there was resistance use the provided spacers which I did not...mine is not on the wall but would be similar to your set up. I do remember thinking the ones that came with TV were too short and used the longer ones...

Still love this TV and will really love it watching football all day!!!!!!!
post #2948 of 3777
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
Brett,

I picked up this TV today and since I won't have a chance to do the WOW disc until later, I tried your settings. They look great on my TV. Many thanks for sharing.
post #2949 of 3777
How is the input lag on this set?
post #2950 of 3777
I found the Disney WOW disc at Walmart, however they have 3 versions ranging in price from $18 to $26. I can't seem to find a difference in the descriptions. All I want to do with it is calibrate the TV. Which one? Too bad Netflix, Blockbuster, Redbox, etc. don't rent the disk.

Disney WOW: World of Wonder [2 Discs] - $20

Disney WOW: World of Wonder [Blu-ray] - $18

Disney WOW: World of Wonder [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] - $26

Thanks and I appreciate your input,
Steve
Edited by SteveClark1000 - 9/1/13 at 8:43am
post #2951 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by SteveClark1000 View Post

I found the Disney WOW disc at Walmart, however they have 3 versions ranging in price from $18 to $26. I can't seem to find a difference in the descriptions. All I want to do with it is calibrate the TV. Which one? Too bad Netflix, Blockbuster, Redbox, etc. don't rent the disk.

Disney WOW: World of Wonder [2 Discs] - $20

Disney WOW: World of Wonder [Blu-ray] - $18

Disney WOW: World of Wonder [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] - $26

Thanks and I appreciate your input,
Steve

Get the $18 BluRay. The $20 one is just a DVD. The $26 one is the same as the $18 one except it comes with some sort of Disney highlight reel disc.
post #2952 of 3777
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Originally Posted by vizbar View Post

Wanted to share my picture settings, in case someone is looking for an alternative to the already published settings on CNET and on this forum.

I used a mix of the default Cool Color Temperature, montecore's Advanced Picture settings (p.43), and calibrated the Standard Picture Mode using the AVD HD 709 HDTV Calibration disc to adjust my Backlight, Brightness, Contrast, and Color.

Here's what I ended-up with, and I'm pretty happy with it...

Picture Mode: Standard
Backlight: 60
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 72
Color: 40
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 5

Color Temp: Cool
Red Gain: 121
Green Gain: 99
Blue Gain: 128
Red Offset: 128
Green Offset: 128
Blue Offset: 128

Smooth Motion: Off
Noise Reduction: Low
MPEG NR: Low
Color Enhancement: Grn/Flesh
Adaptive Luma: Off
Film: Auto
Backlight Control: Off
Ambient Light Sensor: Off


Thanks to all who contribute to this forum.





I really like these settings. They make the picture look very realistic and clean. Thank you for posting!!
post #2953 of 3777
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Originally Posted by DimeMecka View Post

I really like these settings. They make the picture look very realistic and clean. Thank you for posting!!

Glad you liked it. I wanted natural looking colors and this seems to do it.

Thanks!
post #2954 of 3777
Just bought the E601 this weekend and I have some concerns after using it for a few days. For background I'm coming from using a Vizio 42" plasma but I wanted to upgrade to a bigger size and the reviews on this tv have been pretty great for the $.

First, the picture quality overall. Everything seems a little dull, muddy maybe. The whites are a little blown out. The blacks not as black. I've tried various calibration settings from this thread, I'm not all that satisfied with any of them. Now, I understand this is a different tech that plasma, and maybe I'm just used to plasma and I need to get used to this?

Second is viewing angle. Sitting right on it looks ok but standing to the side or walking by it it's so washed out and cheap looking. Same goes for laying down to watch it- changes the contrast slightly and things go washed out. Is this something all LCDs suffer from or is this worse than others?

Third, I noticed this tonight while watching Breaking Bad. I have all Smooth motion, true motion, whatever it's called all turned off in the advanced picture settings, yet I'm still getting a hint of fast motion videoey look, even with all those settings turned off.

So the bottom line is- with all the rave reviews about picture quality on this thing I'm starting to wonder if I got a bad unit.

I see Amazon and Best Buy have an LG plasma 60" 60PN6500 for about the same price and I'm seriously considering swapping out with that. Maybe I would be happier with plasma- these issues I'm having seem to be inherent with LCD and maybe aren't such a problem on more expensive sets.

Am I going wrong here anywhere? Would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks!
post #2955 of 3777
I have the E701I & found you have to turn brightness down to 40, & contrast up to at least 80. I found this to be pretty typical. Once you do that, experiment with the backlight setting.
post #2956 of 3777
My 60 is brite 38,cont 80.Side view sucks.Everything in advanced off except normal color.It is nice after 8 years of plasma I can have a bright pic.
post #2957 of 3777
I just purchased this set and I'm very impressed.

There is one issue that I have though.

Do any of you that own this tv notice any faint dark lines when the picture is displaying a fast moving scene on a light background?

I notice the same faint dark line going horizantally across the screen just below center.
post #2958 of 3777
Hello,

I've had my Vizio since mid Dec 2012. Currently using firmware 2.0.21.

I've noticed probably 5-10 times while using netflix, the video stream will stall and the audio will continue. Sometimes it will just totally lock up. When this happens all buttons on the remote are useless and the physical power button on the set also doesn't do anything. My only recourse is to pull the ac cord. When I do this, I'll either hear a loud "pop" from the speakers when I unplug the cord or when I plug it back in.

After that, everything works fine. Remote good, etc.

I'll also note that I am using a physical Ethernet connection to a 100 MB switch and my cable connection is 30MB. I can be watching a netflix movie and this can happen 20 mins into a movie, 5 mins into a move, or not at all. Totally random. I haven't had this happen with anything other than netflix.

Double checked and my serial is NOT within the recall range.

Anyone else have this happen or know why this occurs?
Thanks.
dannon
post #2959 of 3777
I need some advice/help with my setup. I have a Sony HT- CT100 soundbar hooked up to my E60. CEC enabled on both, but when I switch from TV to BD input on the Vizio, the soundbar goes to BD like it should, but switches right back to TV. So, I have to switch to BD with the soundbar remote. It's annoying having to use 2 remotes. I used to have a Sony KDS-60A3000 with this soundbar, and input switching worked fine with that setup.

My connections are as follows:

PS3 HDMI> BD input AVR
TV optical out > TV input optical AVR
TV out HDMI AVR > TV HDMI input

I only have HDMI 1.3 cables ATM, which worked fine with my previous setup. Do I need HDMI 1.4 cables for this Vizio to Sony setup for the CEC switching to work properly?

EDIT: I played around with the CEC settings. It seems that on the TV, with CEC enabled and Audio System control OFF, my AVR switches fine from TV to PS3/BD, but then I can't control the volume with the Vizio remote. With Audio Control ON, I get TV-BD-TV switching, but I can control the volume with the Vizio remote, but have to switch to BD with the Sony remote. I guess I'll try with a HDMI 1.4 cable on the HDMI1 ARC input IF I can get my hands on one.
Edited by nismodragon - 9/4/13 at 10:29pm
post #2960 of 3777
Your current HDMI cables should work just fine, though I would suggest that you remove the optical cable from the equation (you don't need it if you're using ARC). Keep in mind that each consumer electronics manufacturer designs the HDMI CEC protocols to work best with their own equipment. If you want reliable, flawless interaction between components, they must be from the same manufacturer...that is why your old Sony TV worked well with the Sony soundbar. If you're still experiencing issues after removing the optical cable (and changing Audio System control to "ON"), I would suggest you get a Harmony remote.
post #2961 of 3777
Looks like Mr Day has left us! Seems his E601 died and it's been replaced by an MD601-a3r. Another pro-calibration we lost out on! frown.gif
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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
And the spreadsheets been updated with iautotron's third setting, vizbar, and Brett Day's initial setting.

SC
post #2962 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by nismodragon View Post

I need some advice/help with my setup. I have a Sony HT- CT100 soundbar hooked up to my E60. CEC enabled on both, but when I switch from TV to BD input on the Vizio, the soundbar goes to BD like it should, but switches right back to TV. So, I have to switch to BD with the soundbar remote. It's annoying having to use 2 remotes. I used to have a Sony KDS-60A3000 with this soundbar, and input switching worked fine with that setup.

My connections are as follows:

PS3 HDMI> BD input AVR
TV optical out > TV input optical AVR
TV out HDMI AVR > TV HDMI input

I only have HDMI 1.3 cables ATM, which worked fine with my previous setup. Do I need HDMI 1.4 cables for this Vizio to Sony setup for the CEC switching to work properly?

EDIT: I played around with the CEC settings. It seems that on the TV, with CEC enabled and Audio System control OFF, my AVR switches fine from TV to PS3/BD, but then I can't control the volume with the Vizio remote. With Audio Control ON, I get TV-BD-TV switching, but I can control the volume with the Vizio remote, but have to switch to BD with the Sony remote. I guess I'll try with a HDMI 1.4 cable on the HDMI1 ARC input IF I can get my hands on one.

I unplugged the Optical cable from both the TV and CT100, and that solves the switching problem, but I'm left with no audio output from TV. Guess there's no other way around the 2 remote issue besides a universal remote ala Harmony. However, I don't want to invest in an expensive remote. Would the SOny universal learning remote perform the same as a Harmony?
post #2963 of 3777
If both the soundbar and the TV have ARC capability, you should have audio coming from the TV with just the HDMI connection. Check the Vizio's setup instructions...if it is similar to mine (M3D550KDE), you can use the remote to control your audio system as well as other components. Otherwise, any universal Sony remote will allow you to program the TVs commands into it, as well as providing full control of the soundbar.
post #2964 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dannon View Post

Hello,

I've had my Vizio since mid Dec 2012. Currently using firmware 2.0.21.

I've noticed probably 5-10 times while using netflix, the video stream will stall and the audio will continue. Sometimes it will just totally lock up. When this happens all buttons on the remote are useless and the physical power button on the set also doesn't do anything. My only recourse is to pull the ac cord. When I do this, I'll either hear a loud "pop" from the speakers when I unplug the cord or when I plug it back in.

After that, everything works fine. Remote good, etc.

I'll also note that I am using a physical Ethernet connection to a 100 MB switch and my cable connection is 30MB. I can be watching a netflix movie and this can happen 20 mins into a movie, 5 mins into a move, or not at all. Totally random. I haven't had this happen with anything other than netflix.

Double checked and my serial is NOT within the recall range.

Anyone else have this happen or know why this occurs?
Thanks.
dannon

Same exact issue. has happened with Ethernet and wifi. totally random. Can't find the pattern. likely due to poor Netflix app. no idea why this happens.
post #2965 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dannon View Post

I've noticed probably 5-10 times while using netflix, the video stream will stall and the audio will continue. Sometimes it will just totally lock up. When this happens all buttons on the remote are useless and the physical power button on the set also doesn't do anything. My only recourse is to pull the ac cord. When I do this, I'll either hear a loud "pop" from the speakers when I unplug the cord or when I plug it back in.

I've had this happen a couple of times, although the power did (eventually) go off when turned off from the physical button. I got the video stream freeze with continuing audio, and the loud pops from the speakers. Only with netflix. I too am using hardwired ethernet.
post #2966 of 3777
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Tip O' The Day
.

This tip is especially for new Vizio E601i-A3 owners (also applies to E701i-A3) who may not have read through this entire thread, or may have missed it in previous posts such as this one, and is worth reiterating.

If you think your picture quality is good now, just wait until you do this (if you haven't done it already):
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>>CHECK YOUR AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR and ENSURE IT'S OFF<<

Menu->Picture->More->Advanced Picture->Ambient Light Sensor->OFF

As was stated in that post: ""WOW!", it was an entirely different TV experience once I turned it OFF"

Enjoy!

Gene smile.gif
post #2967 of 3777
Anybody find a fix for the loud popping noise when turning the tv on and off? I use the analog audio outs to my receiver and this problem started after the last firmware update. Thanks for any tips.
post #2968 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by iautotron View Post

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Tip O' The Day
.

This tip is especially for new Vizio E601i-A3 owners (also applies to E701i-A3) who may not have read through this entire thread, or may have missed it in previous posts such as this one, and is worth reiterating.

If you think your picture quality is good now, just wait until you do this (if you haven't done it already):
.
>>CHECK YOUR AMBIENT LIGHT SENSOR and ENSURE IT'S OFF<<

Menu->Picture->More->Advanced Picture->Ambient Light Sensor->OFF

As was stated in that post: ""WOW!", it was an entirely different TV experience once I turned it OFF"

Enjoy!

Gene smile.gif

Best. Tip. Ever.
post #2969 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by adminroot View Post

Anybody find a fix for the loud popping noise when turning the tv on and off? I use the analog audio outs to my receiver and this problem started after the last firmware update. Thanks for any tips.

I am waiting for someone to find a solution as well. My only idea comes from using a programmable remote and having it turn the Vizio on first, pausing a moment (letting it get past that pop noise) and then turning on the tuner. Unfortunately, I have not quite got the timing down.
post #2970 of 3777
Quote:
Originally Posted by adminroot View Post

Anybody find a fix for the loud popping noise when turning the tv on and off? I use the analog audio outs to my receiver and this problem started after the last firmware update. Thanks for any tips.
Quote:
Originally Posted by wb5dx View Post

I am waiting for someone to find a solution as well. My only idea comes from using a programmable remote and having it turn the Vizio on first, pausing a moment (letting it get past that pop noise) and then turning on the tuner. Unfortunately, I have not quite got the timing down.
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What did Vizio's Technical Support offer as a solution when presented with this issue?

They have been contacted...right?

VIZIO:
PHONE: (877) 698-4946 (1-877-MY-VIZIO)
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 6am-9pm PST
Sat-Sun: 8am-4pm PST


Gene wink.gif
Edited by iautotron - 9/10/13 at 1:10pm
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