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post #3271 of 3778
Walmart had a shipping delay on my refurbished model. I brought the order sheet into Best Buy and they did a price match of $699 on a brand new set! Loving my TV! Wondering if I should invest in the warranty though as this is my first Vizio and I'm not really 100% sold on the longevity.
post #3272 of 3778
I've had my eye on this HDTV lately as my local (Pittsburgh) Walmart has it on special for $798.

Decided to pick up one today and it rang up for $688! Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. biggrin.gif

Just going through some of the suggested settings from this thread now.

Nice TV so far - especially for the price!
post #3273 of 3778
Well, I decided to have my tv repaired rather than take the chance of Vizio sending a new set that might come with new problems. Fingers crossed that after the repair and this auto shut off issue is addressed all else remains well. In the meantime, thought I would share the settings I now use that once dialed in and seeing the picture, brought me to the decision that I had no need to "upgrade" to the M series.

Picture Mode: Football
Backlight: 80
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 80
Color: 60
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 6
Color Temp: Cool
Red Gain: 118
Green Gain: 128
Blue Gain: 120
Red Offset: 127
Green Offset: 125
Blue Offset: 128
Smooth Motion: Off
Noise Reduction: Low
MPEG NR: Low
Color Enhancement: Grn/Flesh
Adaptive Luma: Medium
Film: Auto
Backlight Control: OFF
Ambient Light Sensor: OFF
post #3274 of 3778
I didn't mention when I posted my settings that I used avs 709 hd for calibration. I set it to the soundandvision review settings before hand. I was completed amazed when I looked at the clipping charts that they were the same as the reviewers settings. That has never happened before. Auto backlight on high at 70 is great. Above 70 the backlight hangs. Once again I love this set.
post #3275 of 3778
Well here I' am posting three hours before 2014 hits.

Had my TV since November 2012 (over a year now) and yes my TV happens to be in that special volunteer serial number range..it wasn't a total recall, just some batch of bad chips was involved back then!

Since the day I got it never touched the settings..picture is perfect till this day.
More you play with the settings..the worst it will get unless you have a meter to gage each setting!

All have their own taste of views/colors..so just go by what you like not others settings...its your TV!

I hope all here have a safe and happy start of our new year.

CHEERS TO 2014
Edited by Internet2 - 12/31/13 at 6:50pm
post #3276 of 3778
Spreadsheet is updated with gsr852's settings.

Link is in my sig.

SC
post #3277 of 3778
Just wanted to mention that today they came and swapped out the tv. So far the new tv seems to be fine, but I want to give it a couple of days to be sure. I also want to mention that they replaced the Walmart Black Friday E601-A3E with the regular E601-A3. I have not noticed a difference between then except that the remote for the E601-A3 has the keyboard and the remote for the E601-A3E does not.
post #3278 of 3778
Well, I'm back again. I had my first unit replaced in May, and now it looks like I'm about to get my second unit repaired/replaced. I have a thin vertical green line on the right side of my screen that stays put through all inputs.

Before I call Vizio, anyone heard of this on this TV?
post #3279 of 3778
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Originally Posted by stellgod View Post

Well, I'm back again. I had my first unit replaced in May, and now it looks like I'm about to get my second unit repaired/replaced. I have a thin vertical green line on the right side of my screen that stays put through all inputs.

Before I call Vizio, anyone heard of this on this TV?

I have found this same issue discussed on a number of websites as relates to the Vizio product line. If I am not mistaken, I recall that in most instances the main board had to be replaced.
post #3280 of 3778
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Originally Posted by stellgod View Post

Well, I'm back again. I had my first unit replaced in May, and now it looks like I'm about to get my second unit repaired/replaced. I have a thin vertical green line on the right side of my screen that stays put through all inputs.

Before I call Vizio, anyone heard of this on this TV?
My father in laws Sony did this a month ago. Bright green line from top to bottom. He was using a cheap HDMI cable like $3.99 or something. Changed it and it went away. Has been fine for a month. It's worth a shot.
post #3281 of 3778
Spike TV is running a Star Wars marathon ALL weekend long! To all my family and friends....see you Monday!
post #3282 of 3778
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Originally Posted by Smithcraft View Post

Spreadsheet is updated with gsr852's settings.

Link is in my sig.

SC

Thanks for keeping the spreadsheet for all of us!!
post #3283 of 3778
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Originally Posted by gsr852 View Post

Well, I decided to have my tv repaired rather than take the chance of Vizio sending a new set that might come with new problems. Fingers crossed that after the repair and this auto shut off issue is addressed all else remains well. In the meantime, thought I would share the settings I now use that once dialed in and seeing the picture, brought me to the decision that I had no need to "upgrade" to the M series.

Picture Mode: Football
Backlight: 80
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 80
Color: 60
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 6
Color Temp: Cool
Red Gain: 118
Green Gain: 128
Blue Gain: 120
Red Offset: 127
Green Offset: 125
Blue Offset: 128
Smooth Motion: Off
Noise Reduction: Low
MPEG NR: Low
Color Enhancement: Grn/Flesh
Adaptive Luma: Medium
Film: Auto
Backlight Control: OFF
Ambient Light Sensor: OFF

I'm really liking these settings thanks for sharing, and thanks to everybody else for sharing thiers

edit: and thank you Smithcraft for making the list of all of them cool.gif
post #3284 of 3778
Glad to be of service guys!

SC
post #3285 of 3778
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Originally Posted by GrizzlyAnimal View Post

I'm really liking these settings thanks for sharing, and thanks to everybody else for sharing thiers

edit: and thank you Smithcraft for making the list of all of them cool.gif

You're welcome and glad you like what you are seeing.
post #3286 of 3778
Thanks for the info. I'm currently talking to Vizio. I bought this product originally from Walmart on Black Friday 2012. Screen went black with sound on April 2013 (service bulletin), didn't arrive until a month later. So, this TV I've had since last May, and now I have a vertical green stripe through my TV, which is slightly distracting. Vizio is saying I have no warranty since it was purchased on Nov 2012. I told her the warranty explicitly states: "Covers units purchased as new in United States and Puerto Rico Only. VIZIO provides a warranty to the original purchaser of a new Product against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year of non-commercial usage"

Unfortunately, the warranty also says: "Replacement parts and Products are warranted for the remaining portion of the original warranty or for ninety (90) days from warranty service or replacement, whichever is greater."

I guess I'm pretty SOL. Vizio can go suck a fat one. 2 TVs with manufacturer's defects within a year and 3 months.

That'll teach me to buy a cheap TV.
post #3287 of 3778

That's sucks, sorry to hear about that STELLGOD, my first Vizio had problems right out of the box, but was replaced quickly.  I just hope my replacement doesn't give me any issues, I ended up buying a SquareTrade warranty for peace of mind.

post #3288 of 3778
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post

Dark areas being pixelated sounds like a source/compression issue and not a TV issue.

+1
I think you're right. Usually if the source material has high compression or a bad transfer, you'll see blocking and pixelation problems in the dark areas.
post #3289 of 3778
got this TV about a month ago brand new and right away noticed some backlight bleeding or blooming in quite a few spots(about 10) on the screen all over the screen, the sides as well as middle. Its only visible on completely black/dark scenes but not anywhere else and not very bright either(doesnt seem to distort the otherwise amazing PQ). I can still return/exchange the TV for another unit but was wondering if that is normal and i should live with it or getting another unit might be a better choice?
post #3290 of 3778
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Originally Posted by pesok View Post

got this TV about a month ago brand new and right away noticed some backlight bleeding or blooming in quite a few spots(about 10) on the screen all over the screen, the sides as well as middle. Its only visible on completely black/dark scenes but not anywhere else and not very bright either(doesnt seem to distort the otherwise amazing PQ). I can still return/exchange the TV for another unit but was wondering if that is normal and i should live with it or getting another unit might be a better choice?
I get 3-4 spots,so about once a month I get a t-shirt out and fold it up and brush (smooth out) the spots away.Still has beautiful pic.
post #3291 of 3778
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Originally Posted by tripod39 View Post

I get 3-4 spots,so about once a month I get a t-shirt out and fold it up and brush (smooth out) the spots away.Still has beautiful pic.

100% agreed on PQ - compared to my previous LG 55LS4500(2013 model) its a lot better, almost on par with flagship panasonic plasma i had around 5 years ago($4500 tv). When you smooth out the spots - do they come back in the same place? How soon? Does this hurt the screen somehow?
post #3292 of 3778

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Originally Posted by Internet2 View Post

Since this TV started being made in October 2012 it was a WAN in serial number (three month total made only in 2012). Now at the start of 2013 it was a WAP in serial number, from the posts I'm reading here now..to me it seems (not sure) but every four months Vizio changes a letter for a four moth period (just my guess). At post # 3171 here..the poster has a WBP 34 which means made around August 2013 to me.... Now you said your serial number has WCP 43..that be made around November 2013..seems to be going in that order for the year in my book. WAP is for months Jan-April 2013...WBP for months May- August 2013...and WCP for months Sept- December 2013..The WAN of 2012 had only three months is production so that's why I guess its this way...letters changed order was A...B...C between the W____P.



mine is serial #:LFTRNWBP4300348
with firmware 2.0.33


Edited by adimarc1 - 1/8/14 at 12:45am
post #3293 of 3778
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Originally Posted by pesok View Post

100% agreed on PQ - compared to my previous LG 55LS4500(2013 model) its a lot better, almost on par with flagship panasonic plasma i had around 5 years ago($4500 tv). When you smooth out the spots - do they come back in the same place? How soon? Does this hurt the screen somehow?
Smooth with slight pressure.Spots come back in general area of previous one.Once ev 4-6 weeks.Has not hurt my screen as yet.
post #3294 of 3778
Repair folks just finished up and I am quite pleased. Not only replaced part that was causing the set to turn off and on by itself, but replaced another part that was currently fine. He said there were known issues with the part so, "better to play it safe and avoid a possible problem in the future".

The tech also wired the set to my receiver so that the apps (Netflix, YouTube, etc.) now pump audio through my receiver. I called Vizio asking how to do this and was told currently it would not work but might after the next firmware update

As I picked his brain, he said that he services a few more Vizio's than he does other brands but that the difference in the failure rates between Vizio and all others is negligable. Also said I made the right choice in having the tv repaired vs. having them send me a new tv.

Great experience all the way around.
Edited by gsr852 - 1/8/14 at 4:52pm
post #3295 of 3778
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Originally Posted by gsr852 View Post

Repar folks just finished up and I am quite pleased. Not only replaced part that was causing the set to turn itself off and on, but replaced another part that was currently fine. He said there were known issues with the part so, "better to play it safe and avoid a possible problem in the future".

The tech also wired the set to my receiver so that the apps (Netflix, YouTube, etc.) now pump audio through my receiver. I called Vizio asking how to do this and was told it currently was something that would not work.

As I picked his brain, he said that he services a few more Vizio's than he does other brands but that the difference in the failure rates between Vizio and all others is negligable. Also said I made the right choice in having the tv repaired vs. having them send me a new tv.

Great experience all the way around.

Of course he thinks it's better to repair, it keeps him in business! LOL
post #3296 of 3778
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Originally Posted by adimarc1 View Post

Quote:

Originally Posted by Internet2 View Post


Since this TV started being made in October 2012 it was a WAN in serial number (three month total made only in 2012). Now at the start of 2013 it was a WAP in serial number, from the posts I'm reading here now..to me it seems (not sure) but every four months Vizio changes a letter for a four moth period (just my guess). At post # 3171 here..the poster has a WBP 34 which means made around August 2013 to me.... Now you said your serial number has WCP 43..that be made around November 2013..seems to be going in that order for the year in my book. WAP is for months Jan-April 2013...WBP for months May- August 2013...and WCP for months Sept- December 2013..The WAN of 2012 had only three months is production so that's why I guess its this way...letters changed order was A...B...C between the W____P.








mine is serial #:LFTRNWBP4300348

with firmware 2.0.33

Same here - LFTRNWBPxxxxxx - bought new on blackfriday 2013(bestbuy) and box has 2014 date on it for some promo thing
post #3297 of 3778
weird thing happened with netflix (on TV) yesterday. It just gets stuck on netflix logo(always on the 2nd bar(out of 5) from the left) and then gives a message "cannot connect to netflix" with 2 options - try again? and exit/cancell - no matter what i choose then it just freezes and doesn't respond to remote at all after - have to pull the plug to reset. Tried connecting to netflix (same WIFI and same netflix account) with my media player (WD Streaming(latest uncastrated WD)) and it connects right away without a problem(like always). WD box is right next to the TV itself. Netflix worked on TV without a hitch for last 4 or so weeks(since i got the TV) but since yesterday its misbehaving - no matter what i do it eventually just completely freezes the TV and forces me to pull the plug to get it back. Tried unplugging and leaving it off for 20 mins -hoping for reset - same thing. Anyone experienced that before?
Edited by pesok - 1/8/14 at 4:17pm
post #3298 of 3778
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Originally Posted by pesok View Post

weird thing happened with netflix (on TV) yesterday. It just gets stuck on netflix logo(always on the 2nd bar(out of 5) from the left) and then gives a message "cannot connect to netflix" with 2 options - try again? and exit/cancell - no matter what i choose then it just freezes and doesn't respond to remote at all after - have to pull the plug to reset. Tried connecting to netflix (same WIFI and same netflix account) with my media player (WD Streaming(latest uncastrated WD)) and it connects right away without a problem(like always). WD box is right next to the TV itself. Netflix worked on TV without a hitch for last 4 or so weeks(since i got the TV) but since yesterday its misbehaving - no matter what i do it eventually just completely freezes the TV and forces me to pull the plug to get it back. Tried unplugging and leaving it off for 20 mins -hoping for reset - same thing. Anyone experienced that before?

That happened to my dads tv, I forced an update and it ended up working perfectly afterwards.

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post #3299 of 3778
I tried searching but could not find the answer:

I am looking to get the: Logitech 915-000194 Harmony Smart Control

I had a question before I make the purchase:

- Will this remote be able to pull up the NetFlix/Amazon Prime apps that is baked into the TV?

And I guess a second question with the remote but not related to the TV:

- Will this remote work with WD Live TV HUB 1TB Media Center?


Thanks!
Edited by JeffKinslow - 1/9/14 at 7:35am
post #3300 of 3778
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Originally Posted by Icer Jo View Post

That happened to my dads tv, I forced an update and it ended up working perfectly afterwards.

Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk

How did you force an update exactly(sorry if its obvious)? You mean reinstall/update a new/same firmware? By the way where are those exactly?
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