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post #1501 of 2199
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Originally Posted by gui3 View Post

I just ordered this TV and it's being delivered Thursday.

For those using it with a PC - what settings do you have on your video card for this TV? anything custom with the color, etc?

I am using the brightness/contrast etc from the C-Net settings here:
http://baseportal.com/cgi-bin/baseportal.pl?htx=/xnappo/e701i_a3_db

But for the detailed color gains and offset I am using the pre-set 'Computer' setting.

I am running WMC with an ATI-based card.

xnappo
post #1502 of 2199
So my TV came today. out of the box, one dead pixel in the top-right corner of the screen. appears to be the green subpixel (no problem when displaying pure blue / red, but black when displaying green/white). Also a bunch of clouding along the bottom of the display as if it were pinched in spots, but I expected that somewhat.

Thank god I had the sense to really test it before I accepted it. The delivery guy had already filled out the delivery ticket "TV inspected and it works". Called the store manager, he said to reject the TV.
New one coming for tomorrow.
post #1503 of 2199
When connected to a PC, will this TV only display 60HZ?

I have it connected via HDMI to my PC, and it's showing maximum refresh rate of 60Hz.
post #1504 of 2199
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Originally Posted by gui3 View Post

When connected to a PC, will this TV only display 60HZ?

I have it connected via HDMI to my PC, and it's showing maximum refresh rate of 60Hz.

The TV always refreshes at 120hz, its native rate.  Max input it can take is 60hz like pretty much all TVs on the market.

post #1505 of 2199
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post

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Originally Posted by gui3 View Post

When connected to a PC, will this TV only display 60HZ?

I have it connected via HDMI to my PC, and it's showing maximum refresh rate of 60Hz.

The TV always refreshes at 120hz, its native rate.  Max input it can take is 60hz like pretty much all TVs on the market.




EDIT: I can clarify my problem.

AMD 7970 connected to my TV using HDMI, Game Mode on.
Skyrim is locked at 60fps, but i'm getting judder and trailing, almost as if the response time of the TV is low.
Bioshock Infinite - noticeable ghosting (e.g. if i'm standing in front of a wall that has words on it, if i rotate - even slowly - they double and trail).

It is NOT happening at all with my PS3, or with Netflix. I tried it with GTAV and WipeoutHD, a very fast-paced game, and there was no trailing.

This leads me to believe that a setting on my computer is wrong.

Any ideas?
Edited by gui3 - 10/25/13 at 12:09pm
post #1506 of 2199
Last night, while playing GTAV, I noticed that I have light spots or lines (not dead pixels) towards the bottom right of my TV. I'm not really sure what this is?! It's almost as if dust is blocking the light that is trying to get through?


post #1507 of 2199
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Originally Posted by OGHowie View Post

Last night, while playing GTAV, I noticed that I have light spots or lines (not dead pixels) towards the bottom right of my TV. I'm not really sure what this is?! It's almost as if dust is blocking the light that is trying to get through?
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cool story bro.
post #1508 of 2199

Hi, I had this problem with three TVs right now. They are popping out after about four to six weeks moderate using. I wonder if people paying enough attention to their TVs. The wight spots can be seen only on the bright background. Problem is that there will be more and more of them during the time.

post #1509 of 2199
I had mine replaced in July due to this. New one good so far, luckily I got the extended SquareTrade warranty. You should call Vizio. They wil ask for pictures, but after seeing those they will send you a new set.
post #1510 of 2199
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Originally Posted by indept View Post

I had mine replaced in July due to this. New one good so far, luckily I got the extended SquareTrade warranty. You should call Vizio. They wil ask for pictures, but after seeing those they will send you a new set.

Will definitely have to do this. Got this during Black Friday so it should still be under warranty.

Btw, what's the warranty on replacement sets?
post #1511 of 2199
I think the replacement set warranty is the remainder of the original warranty. I would ask the Vizio rep that though when you have them on the phone. You may want to check out the extended warranty through Squaretrade but do it through the Vizio site, or better yet as the rep when you are reporting this. Squretrade limits you to getting it within 1 month of purchase but Vizo gets you a discounted warranty through Squaretrade anytime during te 1st year.
post #1512 of 2199
Does anyone know what these white spots are? I'm starting to notice them on the lower left of my screen over the last few weeks. Also, what is the process to get a replacement from Visio? Do I need to be there all day on a work day to get a replacement?
post #1513 of 2199
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Originally Posted by 1080iball View Post

Does anyone know what these white spots are? I'm starting to notice them on the lower left of my screen over the last few weeks. Also, what is the process to get a replacement from Visio? Do I need to be there all day on a work day to get a replacement?

Cal Vizio, report it & they will ask you to send pictures to prove it. Then they will agree to give you a new set & Manna, the shippe, will call to arrange. I think Manna has Saturday delivery if that helps and they do have either morning or afternoon scheduling so you shouldn't be there all day. They even helped me get it off the wall & rehang the new one.
post #1514 of 2199
I'm also starting to see these white spots on the bottom of the screen, not as severe as the above pictures.
I have my tv around 6 months now, maybe a little more, but I'll keep a close eye on them to see if they continue to grow.
post #1515 of 2199
My personal 60 and work 70" are still rocking on strong!
post #1516 of 2199
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Originally Posted by btswein View Post

My personal 60 and work 70" are still rocking on strong!

How long have you had each?
post #1517 of 2199
If anyone is interested in picking up one of these for the holidays, Sam's Club will have the Vizio E701i-A3 TV for $998 during their Holiday VIP event that takes place on Sunday, November 24 from 7 - 9pm local time. The only catch is you need to have a Sam’s Plus membership to have access to the event, not just the regular Sam's Club membership. Sam's Plus membership is $100 vs the $45 for the standard membership but it might be worth upgrading for someone who wants to pick up this TV at that great price.
post #1518 of 2199
Regarding Audio Output:

Is it possible to have both Digital and Analog audio out working at the same time?
I have the TV connected to a sound bar via an optical cable, but I would also like to connect it to a set of Sennheiser wireless headphones for gaming.

I have both connected, but I'm only getting audio out of the digital out.
post #1519 of 2199
I've got a Bose Cemate1 soundbar with the 70". The picture and the soundbar are off slightly, and I can't figure out how to synch them. Any suggestions?

Art
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If I do pass-through audio to a soundbar, will the Vizio maintain true surround sound, or does that get crushed? 

post #1521 of 2199
All,
I am looking at this TV for $1000 this year. I currently have the 4 year old 58" Panasonic TC-P58S1. (The one with the black level rise.) To me, the blacks never got really bad on this set. I am thinking of gifting it to someone and betting a 70" TV. Can anyone comment on the black levels of this TV? How are they to a 4 year old plasma. I can live with it if they are similar, but would not like it if the Vizio is much brighter. I have looked at the Vizio in store, but it is hard to tell black levels there.
Thanks much,
Randall
post #1522 of 2199
Any edgelit tv won't have the deep blacks plasma has. That said I went from a 50" plasma to the E701I & I am very happy with the picture. On a pure black screen you will see some grayish tint but I usually don't watch black screens. The blacks as part of an overall picture are great IMO. On the flip side, the whites are better on this set than any plasma I've seen, to the point that I look at it and it pops out at you as to how brilliant it looks.
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post #1524 of 2199
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Originally Posted by indept View Post

How long have you had each?

My personal 60" I got on Black Friday. It's usually on ~10-12 hours a day.

The work 70" has been working 24/7 for about 7 months now.
post #1525 of 2199
Walmart Black Friday Sale for $998.

I saw the ad too. How many do you figure they will have per store and what's to prevent employees from scooping them up? I don't foresee this will work very well.
post #1526 of 2199
so what's the general opinion on this TV? I have normally snubbed by nose whenever the Vizio name has came up simply because I've always looked at them being a somewhat generic TV brand. although this one seems to have caught my attention with Walmart's BF price. I have always used mid level Sony TVs w/o any issues at all. how would this Vizio compare? I know there's 50 pages in this thread to read through but I simply don't have enough time in my days to read through them all.
post #1527 of 2199
It would be impossible to tell you how this Vizio would compare to a "mid level Sony" without knowing the model number and size you are referring to. Personally if money were no object I would probably go with a Sony, however this Vizio has excellent quality for its size and you simply cannot dispute the value especially for under $1000. Every TV has its "warts" and this Vizio is no different. I bought this TV a year ago on Black Friday for $1389 at Costco. Paid an extra $99 for a total full replacement warranty for 5 years. Unbeatable deal that you wouldnt even begin to touch with a entry level Sony half its size. I'm on my third TV because of factory manufacturing defects but the one I have now is flawless. If I needed a 70 inch TV today and saw this for under $1000 I wouldn't even hesitate to pull the trigger. Other users in this forum may have other opinions.
post #1528 of 2199
I received my E701i-A3 yesterday. When I power on the TV picture displays fine however the TV will not process commands from either the remote or the buttons on the TV itself for about three minutes. After this initial three minute "freeze" the TV begins to process commands and works normally.

I spoke with Vizio technical support and they indicated that this is because I have computers and DirecTV boxes on my network that are allowing "file sharing" and the TV gets overloaded for a period of time and therefore is unable to process commands. Sure enough when I disconnect the TV from the network it does not experience this "freeze" after powering up. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Are there any workarounds?

The technical support person told me that this is not unique to Vizio and that any smart TV connected to the network would experience this problem. Can anyone verify this?

It seems to me that this is a software defect on Vizio's part and I am trying to determine if I should return the TV and get a different model. Any thoughts?
post #1529 of 2199
Yes I noticed the lag on my TV and it was much more lengthy than I anticipated as well when I first got this TV a year ago. It was explained to me that smart TVs were like computers and they have to "boot up" like them as well. My next question to support was what is and how fast is the processor in the TV then? LOL they said that they aren't allowed to release that level of technical detail. Anyway, after my TV updated to firmware 2.0.21 the lag when powering on improved greatly to about 20 seconds, although I only have my cable DVR and BluRay attached. What firmware are you on?
post #1530 of 2199
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Originally Posted by pchain View Post

Yes I noticed the lag on my TV and it was much more lengthy than I anticipated as well when I first got this TV a year ago. It was explained to me that smart TVs were like computers and they have to "boot up" like them as well. My next question to support was what is and how fast is the processor in the TV then? LOL they said that they aren't allowed to release that level of technical detail. Anyway, after my TV updated to firmware 2.0.21 the lag when powering on improved greatly to about 20 seconds, although I only have my cable DVR and BluRay attached. What firmware are you on?

I am on 2.0.21 as well.
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