Some more info on the Walmart Black Friday version of the E601i-A3 which has the new model number E601i-A3E.
Here is the Walmart detail page for the TV: http://www.walmart.com/ip/VIZIO-E601I-A3E-60-1080p-120Hz-LED-HDTV/28805901
I found two different pages on Vizio.com for the E601i-A3 and E601i-A3E models. The two sets appear to be slightly different and the A3E version may be a slightly tweaked version of the original A3. The A3E page says "THIS ITEM COMING SOON".
Here are the two links:
(Walmart model number)
(original model number)
Looking at the technical Specifications section of the two I found several minor differences. I included all I could find regardless of how trivial for completeness.
Differences which stand out to me: Apparently the A3E has no SRS TruSurround HD™ or DLNA, and a plain IR remote vs. 2-sided keyboard remote. The refresh rate listing was vague. It says 120hz with Smooth motion. Does that mean an effective 120hz when smooth motion is on or is it native 120hz + an additional smooth motion mode??? I can't tell.
Here's the whole list.
E601i-A3E vs. E601i-A3 Differing Line Items
3D: Line item missing vs.3D N/A
Refresh Rate: 120hz with smooth motion vs. 120hz
SRS TruSurround HD™ line item missing vs. SRS TruSurround HD™ YES
HDMI:2(side),2(down) vs. HDMI:4 (2 side, 2 down - HDCP, CEC, ARCx1)
Multimedia Support: DLNA line item missing vs. DLNA:yes
3D File Formats line item missing vs. 3D File Formats Supported:N/A
Smart Dimming line item missing vs. Smart Dimming:No
WiFi:802.11n single band 1x1 vs. WiFi:802.11n single band
Bluetooth line item missing vs. Bluetooth:N/A
PIP line item missing vs. PIP (Picture in Picture):No
Remote Control:IR Remote vs. Remote Control:Enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard
Gross Weight: 72.75 lbs vs. 73.19 lbs
Packaging Dimensions:57.83”W x 35.71”H x 6.65”D vs. 57.91”W x 36.42”H x 7.05”D
Wallmount screw pitch missing vs. Screw Pitch:1mm
Power Consumption:90.8W vs. Power Consumption: 83.46W
http://store.vizio.com/e601ia3.htmlEdited by BATom - 11/13/13 at 11:09pm