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post #661 of 3777
your never going to get cable or any tv at 1080p, there isnt any...its either 1080i or 720p
post #662 of 3777
My set up...and some sweet cars! cool.gif









post #663 of 3777
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Originally Posted by samkat01 View Post

Mine lost its picture wed. still had sound. I took it back and exchanged it at sam's........hope this one lasts.

Wow, same exact behavior as mine had before I returned it. Hopefully, this does not turn into a common issue. I will note mine occurred just after 30 days of use (4-5 hours/ day). I'm so glad I purchased from Costco since a return after 30 days would likely not be an option anywhere else. I decided to stay away from Vizio for my replacement (due to the lipsync issue as well as being scarred off by the complete failure) and went with the Panasonic TC-55LE54 for $849 at Costco. Blacks are not as good but the IPS panel on the Panasonic is very even and offers amazing viewing angles.
post #664 of 3777
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Originally Posted by SixDemonBag View Post

Hey everyone,
I'm considering buying this TV from the local Costco but wanted to check here first to see if anyone knew if this unit had variable (non-optical) audio out.
Will I be able to plug my Audioengine A5 (not the + versions) into this TV and control the volume with the TV remote? The speakers only have a physical volume knob on the front with no remote.
Thanks,
Steve

You might be able to find out by checking the user manual from the Vizio site for this model.

I have a M3D651SV model and the analog RCA jacks can be set to variable on it, but this may be diffrent on this model.

Rick
post #665 of 3777
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Originally Posted by SixDemonBag View Post

Sorry, I should have been more clear. I'm aware of what the audio outputs on the TV are; I'd be using the RCA output from the TV to the 1/8" headphone input on the speakers using a short converter cable. The Audioengine speakers only accept 1/8" headphone.
I'm wondering if once I set it up this way, if I'll be able to control the volume of the output from the speakers by adjusting the TV volume. On my current TV, using the connection described above, I have to adjust the volume on the speakers. The TV volume adjustment has no effect.
I think some TVs have variable audio output while others are fixed, or have a setting to turn it on/off. Wondering if this Vizio has it.
Thanks,
Steve

The menu gives you the option to choose Fixed or Variable Output when using Analog Audio Out.

I'm impressed by the features and I really want to like this TV, but this lip sync issue sucks.
post #666 of 3777
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Originally Posted by Tom Bley View Post

I never understood why people hang there tvs sky high in the air, especially if they don't have to. I see a lot of this. I like the eyes bottom 1/3 to 1/2 screen height rule.

It's all personal preference... I like it high because my kitchen and living room is 1 big room.. When I have guest over people are able to hang out in the kitchen and still see the picture without having to move. Sorry, I like to host UFC events and NFL games with guests being able to sit at the kitchen table and see it perfectly. Now if you hang out by yourself, I could understand your philosophy... smile.gif.
post #667 of 3777
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Originally Posted by RichardCarver View Post

My set up...and some sweet cars! cool.gif
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what settings are you using?
post #668 of 3777
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Originally Posted by jnewberry1 View Post

It's all personal preference... I like it high because my kitchen and living room is 1 big room.. When I have guest over people are able to hang out in the kitchen and still see the picture without having to move. Sorry, I like to host UFC events and NFL games with guests being able to sit at the kitchen table and see it perfectly. Now if you hang out by yourself, I could understand your philosophy... smile.gif.

That's pretty well explained. I had a friend who had to mount his LCD above his fireplace simply because there was no other place to put it based on the layout of his apartment. It was kind of strange, but it really was that way. That said, I personally think your TV should be at eye level based on your normal seating set up, along with your sound system speakers at ear level whenever possible. People often 'hang' their big screen up high like a picture to show it off. It sucks.
post #669 of 3777
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Originally Posted by Mavinwow View Post

what settings are you using?

Post 555 page 19 in this thread but backlight has been lowered by five.
post #670 of 3777
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Originally Posted by RichardCarver View Post

Post 555 page 19 in this thread but backlight has been lowered by five.

Am using your settings as well, love them
post #671 of 3777
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Originally Posted by Sonnyboy View Post

That's pretty well explained. I had a friend who had to mount his LCD above his fireplace simply because there was no other place to put it based on the layout of his apartment. It was kind of strange, but it really was that way. That said, I personally think your TV should be at eye level based on your normal seating set up, along with your sound system speakers at ear level whenever possible. People often 'hang' their big screen up high like a picture to show it off. It sucks.

LOL. Thanks for the input.
post #672 of 3777
"Now if you hang out by yourself, I could understand your philosophy... smile."

Not sure what that comment has to do with tv height but, I have people over all the time for sporting events & movies. Enjoy watching your tv from your kitchen then. smile.gif
post #673 of 3777
I too got mine at our local Walmart for $688. I got there 2 hours before they went on sale at 10p and I was 9th in line. The store ended up having 45 of these TVs in stock so I had no problem getting one. Now that I have it, I wish I had more money since I should have bought two of them.

First, a little history. I am one of the early adopters of HDTV from back in the days when you had to use a Chinese adapter(DC-DA1) in order to view your line doubling DVD player in 1080i on your non-HDMI compliant HDTV. Eventually, in those early years, I ended up with only HDTVs in the house, 4 of them. Two of them were huge rear projection, CRT based HDTVs, one of which(50" RCA) I got at a Walmart Black Friday sale for $588. That remains our gaming room HDTV and gets used primarily for XBox360 and secondary sports viewing. My primary movie/serious TV and family room TV was my beloved Pioneer 64HD5 set which had been ISF calibrated. As the years went by and LCD models replaced CRT based units, I bought a high end Sony LCD TV for our bedroom to replace a tube SDTV and ended up returning it within the first week. I just couldn't bear watching it with all the blurring every time someone moved quickly. Sports was unwatchable, IMO. The solution at the time was a Samsung 42" DLP, which is still serving bedroom duty now.

That brings us to this Visio LED HDTV. The Pioneer set had been giving us trouble for the last couple of years and after replacing the convergence chips and re-soldering one of the boards it is blowing the middle board's middle fuse once again. This time, I decided to get modern and figured that for $688 for a 60"er, I couldn't go wrong.

Set up the Visio and connected it via inputs as follows:
HDMI 1 - DTVPal HD-DVR (OTA only)
HDMI 2 - $38 LG Blu-Ray Player bought at Walmart's Black Friday sale
Component - JVC DVHS Player
Coax In - DTVPal TV Out

Connected Digital Audio outputs on source components and Visio TV to Digital Audio Switcher Box(AA 1177) set on Auto Select.

Digital Audio Box to Krell HTS 7.1 via 25" RG6 cable used as digital coax cable.

Turned it on and Out of the box, it was horrid looking unless used for gaming(which you know is not supposed to look real). Changed to Movie mode/home setup and it was much better. Black levels not bad for a non-CRT TV. Still can see some fast action blurring but it is bearable and I see it less and less every day. No lip sync problems noted with any input or via onboard ATSC tuner. Onboard SPEAKERS SUCK BIG TIME so I seldom use them, even for nightly TV viewing.
Watched Promethius Blu-Ray and was WOWED... not by the movie but by the images.

Looking to do a self calibration on this set but never have done one on an LED/LCD based HDTV and even wonder if there are Blu-Ray/DVDs designed to walk you through doing one?

Haven't yet tried the recommended setup seen on Page 19 of this thread, but wonder if I will like the VIVID setting since my video taste leans more toward filmlike and less like PC gaming.

So far... this is the best $700 I have spent on anything in a long, long, long time. biggrin.gif
post #674 of 3777
So far the only real issue I have with this TV is the power cord. Why would they stick the power cord completely opposite of every other cable? I'd like to have it close to the other cables. Make for neater cable management.
post #675 of 3777
Holy balls... I am blown away by this tv.

I purchased the tv on black friday online from walmart without ever even seeing the tv in person (something I rarely will do with purchases).

I cant believe how little of a bezzle this tv has... I have barely done anything with it other than power it on and connect up my ps3 but I am stunned by the picture.

As an avid Samsung tv fan I am thrilled with this purchase for the brief moment that I've had it wink.gif
post #676 of 3777
yeah i got this on black friday also. i have purchased vizio tv's in the past but it has been a few years. i guess i actually downgraded? i had a Panasonic UT50 and decided to get this instead. I really like the LED/LCD picture and I wasn't using the 3D at all on the UT50. I had the 50 inch model so I now have a larger screen too.
post #677 of 3777
Hey guys, I just googled this TV to find the full length manual and stumbled upon this. It's the latest review (Nov 27th) of this TV by Wired Magazine. Overall he endorses the panel but criticizes the picture much more than CNET and other reviewers have. What do you think?

http://www.wired.com/reviews/2012/11/vizio-razor-led-tv-e601i-a3/
post #678 of 3777
My TV has arrived ($688 deal) and this is my first LED TV. I am having issue with backlight or uniformity whatever it is called, to me, there is too much uniformity on the TV but I dont know how much is normal and too much for LED tvs since this is my first.
Please go easy with me and advise, should I go to walmart and exchange or live with this?

Mostly on the left side..



No, its not that bad, I think because of the camera..




post #679 of 3777
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Originally Posted by gokhan View Post

My TV has arrived ($688 deal) and this is my first LED TV. I am having issue with backlight or uniformity whatever it is called, to me, there is too much uniformity on the TV but I dont know how much is normal and too much for LED tvs since this is my first.
Please go easy with me and advise, should I go to walmart and exchange or live with this?
Mostly on the left side..

No, its not that bad, I think because of the camera..



Wow, that is not encouraging....BUT....I would try adjusting your TVs vidoe settigs to those that are working for others (see earlier posts with calibration recommendations ie. Kev4Bama pg. 3) and then see how your panel looks.

What are your present backlight/brightness settings?

Greg
post #680 of 3777
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Originally Posted by GregN View Post

Wow, that is not encouraging....BUT....I would try adjusting your TVs vidoe settigs to those that are working for others (see earlier posts with calibration recommendations ie. Kev4Bama pg. 3) and then see how your panel looks.
What are your present backlight/brightness settings?
Greg

Exactly. Start by taking Backlight and Brightness to 50 and take those pictures again (if those are at 50, exchange it).

Fwiw I currently have Backlight at 30 and Brightness at 50 on my 70". Probably too dim for many who prefer more pop, but I think it's just great. Very natural, film like.
post #681 of 3777
I can't believe the difference in these sets, mine is set at backlight 80 brightness at 60 and this is the same shot. WTF!

post #682 of 3777
We need a mount that slides up and down
post #683 of 3777
I moved up from an old rear projector so my Vizio looks great.
As far as viewing angles, I don't understand my old projection unit was un-viewable if I was standing! I can view this unit from anywhere in my room.
No HBOGO? Welcome to the world of Comcast, have on Roku but can't use. Have to use PC.
Lighted remote would be a nice touch.

~My 2-cents
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Originally Posted by mandimeoutof10 View Post

Hey guys, I just googled this TV to find the full length manual and stumbled upon this. It's the latest review (Nov 27th) of this TV by Wired Magazine. Overall he endorses the panel but criticizes the picture much more than CNET and other reviewers have. What do you think?
http://www.wired.com/reviews/2012/11/vizio-razor-led-tv-e601i-a3/
post #684 of 3777
Backlight was set 80 and brightness 55 now changed both to 50. I see a bit difference in day light but can't tell until night
Here is the link for raw pictures if you guys want to see.

http://i.imgur.com/r6PtV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/v3ukK.jpg






Edited by gokhan - 11/30/12 at 2:34pm
post #685 of 3777
Oh my... been a long time since I posted anything seriously here and now I guess my delay has not been without merit..... DOH? and NEVERMIND? cool.gifbiggrin.gif:D:D
post #686 of 3777
those white blotches don't look right. If this helps here is mine set to default movie mode.


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Originally Posted by gokhan View Post

Backlight was set 80 and brightness 55 now changed both to 50. no big difference.


post #687 of 3777
So... default MOVIE MODE looks best if the pics are accurate. Jeeze........?

Gonna go now and enjoy my new 60 incher. DOH.
post #688 of 3777
For everyone having lip sync issues, I have discovered if you use the HDMI 1 (ARC) input there is a delay added to the video on the TV. This is if you are trying to connect a soundbar to the set in which case the video is delayed to help keep it in sync with the soundbar. If you use HDMI 2 the problem disappears.

Hope this helps alot of you with the lip sync issue. Mine was an immediate positive difference!
post #689 of 3777
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Originally Posted by clanmjc View Post

Going to try to post some Pics, this is a test to see how it came out on here.


Unfortunately you cannot see the black level detail in these pictures, I was trying to have the shutter the same speed of the film so I wouldn't pick up the refresh lines, which you can kind of see in the clown close up, this is from the camera not the TV, it's pristine. That said I couldn't boost the iso to make the picture brighter on the camera without adding artificial "orange" tones to the image. I'll try to figure it out some more but my son just woke up I'm on daddy duty.
Current settings (Not final).
Picture Mode - Vivid
Backlight 53
Brightness 50
Contrast 76
Color 55
Tint 0
Sharp 1
Color Temperature: Normal
Red Gain 106
Green Gain 115
Blue Gain 129
Red Offset 128
Green Offset 129
Blue Offset 131
Advanced Picture settings
Everything on this tab is Off, everything, except for Film Mode: Auto

This is my first post. I got lucky and purchased this TV on black friday for $688. I have no life and have used this site to calibrate my set lol. So far this setup has been my favorite. Just wanted to thank clanmjc for helping me with my tv enjoyment. biggrin.gif
post #690 of 3777
Just got this tv...I'm beginning to think I'm not an audiophile or videophile because I'm seeing no issues with this set like some of the complaints in this thread. Amazing value for the money. No bleed, no lip sync issues (yet), and the cnet settings work for me!umavubad.jpg
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