Few observations about my E420i-A1:
**I got a cluster of stuck pixels, ran Pixel Jogger for 2 days in Vivid mode, 100 BL, 100 Cont, 0 Bright, 100 Color, 100 Sharp and all
advanced options off except for rich Color.
I managed to unstuck most of them put 1... 1 darn stuck pixel right in the middle of the screen
Bad luck I guess
**Brightness uniformity issues, in the corners... yes this Screen supposed to be a LED-Array and not Edgelit, but for some reason I can
see some bright patchy spots when the screen is completely black.
** There is no SOE, turning Game Mode on or off does not make any difference in fast moving animation, Used PS3 and few games and
found some blurring... Turning Game Mode On didn't solved the blurring issues, it's not the worst Blurring I seen in a TV but just so you
are aware IT IS THERE, If you are used to plasma like me you will notice it.
** Color out of the box is washed out, very bad, You need to turn the color above the 55% mark to compensate or going to the advance
options and turning on Color Enhancement off/normal/rich color/ etc... I found any other than OFF will over-saturate the colors.
**Advanced Picture Options---> Adaptive Luma = Dynamic Contrast off, Smart Dimming= Not local dimming by any stretch of imagination
turn it off. Ambient Light Sensor = Turn it off... worthless!
So turn off all of them
** Black level, I really cant tell, I cannot measure due to the washed out color, the Image pushes Blue cast in black images, pretty
**Remote, not even good to keep it as a Dog Chewing Toy...
**Smart TV... takes 2 seconds for the menus to change, sometimes unresponsive and slow.
All in all, I think I might have to return this set and get a Toshiba 40L5200U http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/toshiba-50l5200u/4505-6482_7-35244016.html
Better Black levels, 120hz Adjustments, Less reflective screen wile keeping the pop effect, Same price.
But edge-lit, some uniformity issues and some lighting problems.
I wanted this Vizio set to be great but it has too many short comings.