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post #481 of 3787
I got Walmarted by the clueless staff and management.
post #482 of 3787
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Originally Posted by EscapeVelocity View Post

I got Walmarted by the clueless staff and management.

Come on man, you gotta tell the story! Walmarted... that's the same as FUBAR'd, yes?
post #483 of 3787
Well my daughter came through! She waited in line for 3 hours and I'll have a new tv when I get home in the morning. wOOt
post #484 of 3787
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Originally Posted by crawdad62 View Post

Well my daughter came through! She waited in line for 3 hours and I'll have a new tv when I get home in the morning. wOOt

LOL. You'd better do something nice for that child! biggrin.gif
post #485 of 3787
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Originally Posted by RichardCarver View Post

LOL. You'd better do something nice for that child! biggrin.gif



For sure. Although she all about the Black Friday craziness. Her and her boyfriend took the tv home and took off again to hit some more stores.
post #486 of 3787
Stopped at Wal-Mart on the way home from my in-laws just to gawk at the crazies and there didn't seem to be that many people in the store so I got on line for the TV. After a lot of confusion and waiting they started giving out tickets-I was the 7th person in line and they only had 6!!! I'm taking this as a sign from God that shopping on Thanksgiving Day is morally wrong.
post #487 of 3787
Arrived 6:20pm for 10pm (EST) walmart. Was 16th in line. 14 units were available. Quickly sped to another walmart 20 minutes away. all of their units were accounted for just the same. Not today. Congrats to those who scored.
post #488 of 3787
So I know this comes with a 2 prong power cable at 6ft long. Anyone know where I can find the specs for the power cable for a 12 ft long? I want to run everything through my cable management in the wall & I know 6ft is not long enough. So pumped to grab the TV for 688 at Amazon!
post #489 of 3787
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Originally Posted by Sonnyboy View Post

Come on man, you gotta tell the story! Walmarted... that's the same as FUBAR'd, yes?

I really dont want to relive it. 3 hours of my life that Ill never get back. I should have been the first in line, but half a dozen Walmart staff and managers gave me a bogus map and told me to stand on the other side of the store from where the line and tickets were being given out.... told me that there was no line and no tickets being given out.

Ill probably pick this up at Costco and get 3 years Square Trade for a 5 year warranty.

I refused to be furious, but explained to the manager, that I wasnt upset I didnt get the TV, but that I wasted 3 hours of my life, after being given bogus information. How bout a sign, fergawdsake! No map is better than faux maps.

First and LAST Black Friday shopping trip ever.

PS - I think the Sharp 60" 60LE640U is going on sale at Walmart tommorrow for $998.
Edited by EscapeVelocity - 11/22/12 at 8:43pm
post #490 of 3787
I was fortunate enough to snag one of these from Walmart today. I've figured everything out, except one small problem. I previously had a Sharp Aquos, which came with Aquos Link. Basically, when my A/V player was connected to my TV, I could control the volume of the A/V with my TV remote. Also, if I shut off the TV, the A/V device would shut down as well.

This TV however, doesn't appear to have anything similar. Does anyone know of a way to accomplish such a task with this TV, or am I doomed to having to use 2 separate remotes for volume and one for TV/Cable control? Thank you.
post #491 of 3787
Get a smart remote like harmony
post #492 of 3787
so i guess you have to pay just under a thousand if you want one now? anyone know of any cyber monday sales where it might be a little cheaper?
post #493 of 3787
I plan to wait and not let the frenzied season drive me. They've set the value for these units now and I think the price will drop over the next several weeks as inventories get replenished. I'd be happy paying 800 or so for one.
post #494 of 3787
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Originally Posted by JackinaBox View Post

I plan to wait and not let the frenzied season drive me. They've set the value for these units now and I think the price will drop over the next several weeks as inventories get replenished. I'd be happy paying 800 or so for one.

It just burns me that the store I was at only had six of them! Other posts on here indicate that other stores had 20 or 30-I'd love to know what their rationale for distribution among their stores is?
post #495 of 3787
Yeah, but no matter. They play us for suckers. All the Black Friday hype, websites with just a few and we're grovelling for a chance to be the one in a thousand that get's what we are expecting. I like this TV and all that, but I'm not gonna get wrapped around the axle with the foreseeable marketing ploy.

Already Amazon's dropped it by 50 again. They want our dollars - make them come and get them.
post #496 of 3787
I made a deal with my 20 year old... if she landed me the 60 at Walmart, Id get her the 40. She got the 60.. so I went ahead and bouth 2 of them, what the hell. Then we bought two of the 32 inchers since the 40 was gone. Our Walmart had 50 of them(the 60 inch set), and we were numbers 24 and 25. As the line started moving... they just gave you a sku with the tv on it, some clown tried to jump in. I stopped that real quick. The line was pretty smooth and the people were fine. You took the sku to the register, paid for your stuff, went around back of store with vehicle, loaded up and off you went. My kid go there around 7. They had 350 of those 32 inch westinghouses in store.
post #497 of 3787
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Originally Posted by hoopsrgreat View Post

I made a deal with my 20 year old... if she landed me the 60 at Walmart, Id get her the 40. She got the 60.. so I went ahead and bouth 2 of them, what the hell. Then we bought two of the 32 inchers since the 40 was gone. Our Walmart had 50 of them(the 60 inch set), and we were numbers 24 and 25. As the line started moving... they just gave you a sku with the tv on it, some clown tried to jump in. I stopped that real quick. The line was pretty smooth and the people were fine. You took the sku to the register, paid for your stuff, went around back of store with vehicle, loaded up and off you went. My kid go there around 7. They had 350 of those 32 inch westinghouses in store.

My Walmart had 52 of the Vizio's. I was 31 in line. Easy peasy score for me. I don't think they even gave them all out. I think she still had 8 more tickets by the time 10 rolled around.
post #498 of 3787
60 and 70 inch landed on the deals $688 and $1499 (plus 2% back from amazon)

Let the waiting for delivery begin !!!!!!!!
post #499 of 3787
I scored this from Walmart.com Thursday. Looks like it will be here next week. Looking forward to getting this setup in my basement. Now I just need some sofas to sit on.
post #500 of 3787
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Originally Posted by sytech View Post

I don't think anyone is expecting a picture on par with even the mid level name brand plasma or LCD, but for $688 many will overlook it shortcomings. For the price it would make a nice second TV for the kids or rec room.

I am. Dont let the naysayers fool you.
post #501 of 3787
Just picked one up in Greensboro, NC for $688. Had 5 left in the back. Elmsley Street store btw.
Edited by Steven in NC - 11/23/12 at 1:07pm
post #502 of 3787
Suzook, I want to thank you. It is because of you that my wife no longer thinks I am the sickest SOB on the planet !!! lol
post #503 of 3787
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Originally Posted by Steven in NC View Post

Just picked one up in Greensboro, NC for $688. Had 5 left in the back. Elmsley Street store btw.

grr, I checked my closest one and they laughed at me saying they had sold out before the sale even went live
post #504 of 3787
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Originally Posted by rockaway1836 View Post

Suzook, I want to thank you. It is because of you that my wife no longer thinks I am the sickest SOB on the planet !!! lol

Thanks......I think smile.gif

here is the kicker.....I really dont have any idea where I am going to put these new sets !!!!! wait maybe thats why I took your title !!!
post #505 of 3787
I just bought this TV from Sam's Club. Trying to set it up but I can't find any calibrated settings. Does anyone have settings they are willing to share? Thanks.
post #506 of 3787
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Originally Posted by tran1981 View Post

I just bought this TV from Sam's Club. Trying to set it up but I can't find any calibrated settings. Does anyone have settings they are willing to share? Thanks.

try the cnet settings;

--Picture settings menu---
Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 53
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 75
Color: 51
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0

---Size & Position submenu---
[no change]

---Color Temperature submenu---
Colour temperature: Normal
Red Gain: 104
Green Gain: 115
Blue gain: 130
Red offset: 129
Green offset: 130
Blue offset: 132

--Advanced Picture submenu---
Smooth motion effect: Off
Real Cinema Mode: Smooth [grayed out]
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Color Enhancement: Off
Adaptive Luma: Off
Film Mode: Auto
Backlight Control: Off
Ambient Light sensor: Off

Note: play with the smooth motion effect and real cinema mode settings to your liking.
post #507 of 3787
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Originally Posted by skid_68 View Post

My Walmart had 52 of the Vizio's. I was 31 in line. Easy peasy score for me. I don't think they even gave them all out. I think she still had 8 more tickets by the time 10 rolled around.

I'm honestly surprised that Walmart had so much in stock. I was expecting like 10 or so. I don't understand why Sam's club had a "VIP" sale and on that sale was the Vizio 60inch in which they only sold 10 at the $698.00 price. I got mine at Sam's club.
post #508 of 3787
Thanks, I posted on the wrong thread. I was following both threads. I got the M650VSE.
post #509 of 3787
Does anyone know what the latest firmware v 1.1.4 does? The Vizio support site doesn't show it.
post #510 of 3787
Okay so I picked one of these up at Walmart last night (They only had 11 of them I was 6th in line, 5 hours early) and out of the box the picture was not good at all, this set took some tweaking for sure, First I tried the cnet settings posted on here and while watching blu rays they looked alright, but I noticed that anytime text was white or actually almost anything that was white was on screen, it had a yellowish or brownish color, not just on blu rays but live TV and video games also, this was really annoying to me! You guys actually like that look? Anyways I ended up turning the color mode on "Custom" instead of "Normal" and that pretty much totally fixed this. Still not sure how I want my picture for blu rays, gonna mess with that some more.

Another thing, For playing games on Xbox 360 or PS3 or PC I turn the sharpness up to about 8 or 9 on this set, otherwise the picture looks VERY blurry and washed out, on my last TV (A SHARP from about 4 years ago) I had the sharpness on 0 and it was fine. The sharpness does add a little hue around certain things but that doesn't bother me nearly as much as having a horribly blurry picture. Anyways after tweaking I'm pretty happy with this set especially for the price!

Here's the settings that I prefer for playing video games, if any other gamer's can also post there's that would be great!

Picture Mode - Vivid
Back light - 53
Brightness - 45
Contrast - 80
Color - 60
Tint - 0
Sharpness - 8 to 10

Color temp. - Custom
Red gain - 125
Green gain - 135
Blue gain - 128
Red Offset - 128
Green offset - 128
Blue offset - 128

Advanced Picture Settings -
SME - Off
RCM - Greyed out
Noise Reduction - Off
MPEG NR - Off
Color Enhancement - Normal (or off, still indecisive on this)
Adaptive Luma - Low
Film Mode - Auto
Back light control - Off
Ambient Light Sensor - Off
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