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post #691 of 3777
Gokham, try gently rubbing the entire screen with a very very soft cloth. I had big light splotch in the center bottom, but got it out by rubbing it gently to sort of smooth out any area that maybe got pressure during packing etc. it really helped a lot. I now only have small lighter areas in the upper corners that only show when screen is completely black.
post #692 of 3777
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Originally Posted by gokhan View Post

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

Gokhan,

To my eye, its seems like the light bleed is more oriented towards the corners now, as opposed to all over the screen - so you are heading in the right direction. Here are two more thoughts:

1) Play a movie with a dark/black screen (often found at the end of a movie when the credits are rolling), or a movie with a 4:3 aspect ratio (black bars on sides), and turn down brightness/backlight until your picuture matches the blackness.

2) If, even after Step 1, you have light bleed from corners, it may not be visibile when the TV is being fed a video signal (DVD, TV, etc.). Pop in a movie with some dark scenes and see if you notice any light bleed. If you do, and it's something you can't live with, then consider an exchange or return. IMO, alot of sets that display light bleed on a No Signal screen can still produce an excellent picture.

good luck
Greg
post #693 of 3777
Sound advice and approach GregN
post #694 of 3777
I have returned 4 of these things and am now on #5, All sets have suffered from flashlighting in the middle to mid left of the screen. It is mainly noticeable when the screen is mostly black and the camera is panning around or there is a scene of a dark sky. Is anyone else having this same issue? I have gotten some setting that I really like and wanted to share them real quick. Any feedback would be appreciated,, Thanks....Scott

Picture Mode Custom:

Backlight - 60

Brightness - 50

Contrast - 60

Color - 60

Tint - 0

Sharpness - 2

Color Temperature Custom:

All Set To 128

Advanced Picture:

Smooth Motion Effect - High

Real Cinema Mode - Precision

Noise Reduction - Off

MPEG NR - Off

Color Enhancement - Off

Adaptive Luma - Low

Film Mode - Auto

Backlight Control - Off

Ambient Light Sensor - Off
post #695 of 3777
Question for those who have wall mounted their TVs. Do you use the 4 bolts that are pre-installed in the TV or did you use bolts that came with your mount?

I just get worried of using a bolt that is too long and hits circuitry in the TV.
post #696 of 3777
I'm afraid mine has some serious issues...

In white screens, I get a vignetting around the screen with black spots in all four corners.

In black screens, I have blotches of light everywhere. It looks very uniform (4 segments of light) in the picture, but it is more chaotic in real life.

What do you guys think? Is it worth trying to pack back up and get a replacement from Amazon? I don't know how I would pack this thing up it will be a huge pain in the ass to pack up.

My backlight and brightness are both around 50.



post #697 of 3777
So i just set my tv that i got from walmart for 688 and the first thing i notice when i turned it on where this rectangular line across the whole screen and a couple of lines that just wont disappear. it looks like its burned in. is anyone else experiencing this? does anyone know how to hard reset the tv?


post #698 of 3777
Here are my settings. I like the screen to be a little darker and the colors to be a little more vibrant. This works perfect for me:

Picture Mode: Vivid
Backlight: 65
Brightness: 30
Contrast: 65
Color: 70
Tint: 7
Sharpness: 8

Color Temp: Custom
Red Gain: 125
Green Gain: 128
Blue Gain: 128
Red Offset: 128
Green Offset: 128
Blue Offset: 128

SME: High
RCM: Precision
Noise Reduction: Low
MPEG NR: Low
Color Enhancement: Rich
Adaptive Luma: Extend
Film Mode: Auto
Backlight Control: DCR
Ambient Light: Medium
post #699 of 3777
Vivid mode is designed for store demos only under bright lights and uses extra power to try and impress customers. It is not recommend for home use since it may shorten the life of the LCD panel.
post #700 of 3777
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Originally Posted by walford View Post

Vivid mode is designed for store demos only under bright lights and uses extra power to try and impress customers. It is not recommend for home use since it may shorten the life of the LCD panel.

Absolute, utter BS.
post #701 of 3777
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Originally Posted by walford View Post

Vivid mode is designed for store demos only under bright lights and uses extra power to try and impress customers. It is not recommend for home use since it may shorten the life of the LCD panel.

Not true sorry
post #702 of 3777
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Originally Posted by RichardCarver View Post

Absolute, utter BS.

i concoure
post #703 of 3777
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Originally Posted by walford View Post

Vivid mode is designed for store demos only under bright lights and uses extra power to try and impress customers. It is not recommend for home use since it may shorten the life of the LCD panel.

not only is this an untrue statement....but by the poster above changed all the setting under the vivid setting, so in reality he is not using vivid, it just happend to be the setting he was on when he started changing all the settings....
post #704 of 3777
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Originally Posted by dhhuston View Post

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!

anyone else confirm this....i to have the lip sync issue, but only appeas on certain channels....i dont fully understand the arc, i know its for the extra channel in the hdmi 1.4 cables, and has something to do with 5.1 audio...could it be that when you are watching something set up for 5.1 audio that the sync issue comes into play....

i am going to try switching my cable box to hdmi 3, i have my dvd player in 2....when i hung my tv on the wall, i ran all 4 hdmi cables and marked them so i could just plug stuff in down the road, i ran my cables inside the wall....i wish i would have run a audio cable at the same time, when i get my sound bar i will have to take the tv off the wall to get this cable run....
post #705 of 3777
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Originally Posted by vinnier6 View Post

anyone else confirm this....i to have the lip sync issue, but only appeas on certain channels....i dont fully understand the arc, i know its for the extra channel in the hdmi 1.4 cables, and has something to do with 5.1 audio...could it be that when you are watching something set up for 5.1 audio that the sync issue comes into play....
i am going to try switching my cable box to hdmi 3, i have my dvd player in 2....when i hung my tv on the wall, i ran all 4 hdmi cables and marked them so i could just plug stuff in down the road, i ran my cables inside the wall....i wish i would have run a audio cable at the same time, when i get my sound bar i will have to take the tv off the wall to get this cable run....

I put mine on HDMI 4 with no good immediate result. I have noticed the problem seems to be lessening on my set. I've only ever had the problem on pure cable channels, never on broadcast or streaming of any kind. I watch a lot of Discovery and the sync only manifests maybe once per evening and that's watching three solid hours of "gold" shows. The sync issue ALWAYS begins during a commercial regardless of the channel. On my set a channel change and back always resolves the issue. My other problem channel is MTV. I only watch an hour at a time but the sync manifests every time.

My TV watching has increased since getting this set, movies are a true joy, so I am a expert on sync and it is lessening rather than increasing. Anyone else notice this?
post #706 of 3777
I just wanted to make an additional comment on input lag for gaming. Last night I was switching between gaming on PS3 and a broadcast football game. Several times (but not every time) when I switched back to the PS3 I would have terrible input lag. When I checked the settings it appeared that the Game Mode was turned on.

However, when you turn Game Mode off or on, your screen goes black for a second while the tv does its magic. So, under my circumstance when I noticed the lag that shouldn't be there, Game Mode says on, but if I turn it off the screen doesn't go black. Then I turn it back on and the screen does go black for a second and the lag is gone.

So, long story longer, it appears that this setting (and possibly others?) can get seriously out of whack if you are switching between sources. I haven't noticed the lip sync issue, but thought this might be associated with it and i think this is some need-to-know information for gamers. Pretty simple (but annoying) fix, but at first I was getting very worried.
post #707 of 3777
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Originally Posted by vinnier6 View Post

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Originally Posted by walford View Post

Vivid mode is designed for store demos only under bright lights and uses extra power to try and impress customers. It is not recommend for home use since it may shorten the life of the LCD panel.

not only is this an untrue statement....but by the poster above changed all the setting under the vivid setting, so in reality he is not using vivid, it just happend to be the setting he was on when he started changing all the settings....

Yep, I was using vivid as a base because I liked the way the colors looked. Regardless, like you said using vivid wouldn't shorten my tvs life
post #708 of 3777
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Originally Posted by RichardCarver View Post

I put mine on HDMI 4 with no good immediate result. I have noticed the problem seems to be lessening on my set. I've only ever had the problem on pure cable channels, never on broadcast or streaming of any kind. I watch a lot of Discovery and the sync only manifests maybe once per evening and that's watching three solid hours of "gold" shows. The sync issue ALWAYS begins during a commercial regardless of the channel. On my set a channel change and back always resolves the issue. My other problem channel is MTV. I only watch an hour at a time but the sync manifests every time.
My TV watching has increased since getting this set, movies are a true joy, so I am a expert on sync and it is lessening rather than increasing. Anyone else notice this?

Update to the Lip Sync Issues:

I had the DISH Area Supervisor come to my house to look at the Lip Sinc issues, he told me right off the bat that there is problem with the Transmission Feed and they (DISH) have been swamped with calls because of it. He also told us the audio sync have been affecting the VIP and Hopper/Joey series more than the other Receivers they have with certain TV sets and Vizio was one of them. He updated the Software in the Receivers and he said more updates will be comming. I noticed there has been marked improvement for the most part.

I had also noticed the problem started with Commercials.

BTY: I also started having problems with my 47" Vizio that I bought 3 years ago that I never had a problem before................................
post #709 of 3777
Don't think the Lip Sync issue is ONLY from cable/DISH boxes. My brother got the Black Friday deal and we set it up this weekend. He was having no trouble with his FIOS box or with PC input, both of which were going directly to the set. He was, however, having issues with his BR player, which was run first thru his receiver. I was trouble-shooting over the phone with him and I suspected that the BR was sending 1080p/24 signal over. Since there was no way on the player to turn the 24 off, I had him switch it to 720p. Voila! No more lip sync.

When I went back over there last night, I noticed on the PC input how much better the motion looked with 1080/24. I had always seen this on my Sony, but it was never an issue with his previous Samsung 60 Hz set. Anyway, I set the BR back to 1080/24, and then went into the Audio Delay section of his Denon and changed it to the max of 200ms. Again, voila! Now he has no lip sync issues and has the full benefit of the 1080p/24.
post #710 of 3777
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Originally Posted by wth718 View Post

Don't think the Lip Sync issue is ONLY from cable/DISH boxes. My brother got the Black Friday deal and we set it up this weekend. He was having no trouble with his FIOS box or with PC input, both of which were going directly to the set. He was, however, having issues with his BR player, which was run first thru his receiver. I was trouble-shooting over the phone with him and I suspected that the BR was sending 1080p/24 signal over. Since there was no way on the player to turn the 24 off, I had him switch it to 720p. Voila! No more lip sync.
When I went back over there last night, I noticed on the PC input how much better the motion looked with 1080/24. I had always seen this on my Sony, but it was never an issue with his previous Samsung 60 Hz set. Anyway, I set the BR back to 1080/24, and then went into the Audio Delay section of his Denon and changed it to the max of 200ms. Again, voila! Now he has no lip sync issues and has the full benefit of the 1080p/24.

Were you experiencing Audio leading Video or Video leading Audio? I was getting Video leading Audio. With the Software update on the DVR/SATReceivers, pretty much eliminated the problem. I don't have an AVR ( yet ), just a Soundbar and Sub. The DVR/Sat and Bluray are connected directly to the TV and playing the Bluray has been flawless.....................................
post #711 of 3777
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Originally Posted by Chief_10Beers View Post

Were you experiencing Audio leading Video or Video leading Audio? I was getting Video leading Audio.

To be honest with you, I can't remember. lol. It was really late last night...
post #712 of 3777
Update on my lip sync issues:

The lip sync was terrible with the old firmware - a few seconds off - but is greatly reduced after the new firmware took affect. I hooked up my old TV to compare (Panny plasma) and truthfully the audio/video from there is also slightly out of sync but was never that noticeable, and is just slightly less than the Vizio with the updated firmware. My denon receiver lets me to set audio delay for each input so I'm satisfied for now...but will have to pay attention at friends' homes to see if lip sync is one of those things that's never perfect (and you'll always find it if you search hard enough).
post #713 of 3777
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Originally Posted by rnrn View Post

Update on my lip sync issues:
The lip sync was terrible with the old firmware - a few seconds off - but is greatly reduced after the new firmware took affect. I hooked up my old TV to compare (Panny plasma) and truthfully the audio/video from there is also slightly out of sync but was never that noticeable, and is just slightly less than the Vizio with the updated firmware. My denon receiver lets me to set audio delay for each input so I'm satisfied for now...but will have to pay attention at friends' homes to see if lip sync is one of those things that's never perfect (and you'll always find it if you search hard enough).

which firmware update are you on
post #714 of 3777
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Originally Posted by vinnier6 View Post

which firmware update are you on

I believe it is 1.4.1.
post #715 of 3777
Like gokhan & XMotoX, my father in-law and I both have some clouding on our sets. Even at darker backlight/brightness levels it's very evident. Doesn't show up too much when content is on screen, but still, not right compared to others here and some demo models I've seen in store. I even played with the settings on the display model at a local Sam's Club and could not discern any clouding in their demo set. Backlight bleed was minimal too on their set and is not on ours. Looks like we''ll be returning our TVs soon...UGH. frown.gif

To XMototX and others about the dark spots in corners that looks like "wisps" or "flames" only seen on light screens. That is a normal part of this set and is not an anomaly. I've seen it on every set in the same place and it seems consistent. Don't notice it when most content is on screen so I guess we should't worry too much. Other than the clouding issue, picture has been very good when calibrated. Used an AVS HD 709 disc and made a few manual adjustments from those setting to suit our tastes. Haven't noticed any lip sync issues. We're using OTA , an Xbox and a Logitech Revue.
Edited by Kaskimondo - 12/2/12 at 5:14pm
post #716 of 3777
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Originally Posted by rnrn View Post

I believe it is 1.4.1.

How do you get firmwate to update?

I just got tv today and put it online first thing

system info- version 1.0.2
post #717 of 3777
Hello everyone,

I would like to ask for some assistance please. I just purchased this 60" Vizio and I'm not very technically inclined when it comes to cables and some of the latest LED/LCD TVs and latest options. I'm looking for 35ft cables that will provide good quality from my receiver to my TV which will be running through PVC piping in the wall from entertainment rack to wall mounted TV.

I was checking amazon site and didn't realize the amount of Hdmi cables out there with different gauges, some saying 1000 others 800, others with eithernet, ultra high speeds, and etc...

Any suggestions please for good quality cable 35ft in length.

Also, any suggestions for settings for best PQ on this set for television, movie and Xbox settings. I'm a noob when it comes to this stuff and not familiar with all the changes and updates to recent TVs and cables.

Thank you in advance.
Mike




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post #718 of 3777
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Originally Posted by tersec View Post

How do you get firmwate to update?
I just got tv today and put it online first thing
system info- version 1.0.2

Updates are pushed out by Vizio as long as you have it networked. It might happen over night. I haven't found any firmware downloads for TVs on the Vizio site.

Rick
post #719 of 3777
I am looking for the most optimal way to ensure Dolby Digital Sound while also meeting a few requirements. Any help you all could offer would be great, because the TV's documentation is quite lacking.

I bought this TV on sale for the Black Friday deal on Amazon and I also bought the vht215 soundbar. The sound bar has 2 HDMI in and 1 HDMI out/ARC. I also have a Fios DVR & my Roku XS (both HDMI). I want to be able to allow my wife to use the TV without having to have the soundbar on in the morning. Yet at the same time, I have read some articles that some of the audio outputs for this TV, and other TVs in general, does not pass through the surround sound. I can always have an optical out cable from the TV to the soundbar, but will that be in Dolby Digital Surround Sound? Any recommendations you could provide would be so very appreciated!

Thanks.
post #720 of 3777
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Originally Posted by czerdrill View Post

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

Same here...either lucky or just half blind. Either way I am enjoying my new set very much.
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