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post #1591 of 2220
Bought mine last night on Walmart's $998 sale. I'm okay with the TV so far but I don't know if it'll be a keeper. I knew the PQ wouldn't be on par with my mid level Sony 55" TV but I didn't think it would be that much of a difference which there is. I'm gonna play with the Vizio for a week or so then decide whether it goes back.
post #1592 of 2220
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Originally Posted by ozziegn View Post

Bought mine last night on Walmart's $998 sale. I'm okay with the TV so far but I don't know if it'll be a keeper. I knew the PQ wouldn't be on par with my mid level Sony 55" TV but I didn't think it would be that much of a difference which there is. I'm gonna play with the Vizio for a week or so then decide whether it goes back.

What do you find you don't like as much?


Edited by primetimeguy - 11/29/13 at 8:15am
post #1593 of 2220
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Originally Posted by ozziegn View Post

Bought mine last night on Walmart's $998 sale. I'm okay with the TV so far but I don't know if it'll be a keeper. I knew the PQ wouldn't be on par with my mid level Sony 55" TV but I didn't think it would be that much of a difference which there is. I'm gonna play with the Vizio for a week or so then decide whether it goes back.

I found that all of the preset video settings were lousy. Try to adjust it to your liking, then decide.
post #1594 of 2220
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Originally Posted by poop-dog View Post

I called them yesterday and provided pics. They agreed to send me a new one. This is what my spots look like.


WOW, that's rare, usually the spots come without the tusks....
post #1595 of 2220
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Originally Posted by bxb11 View Post


Last year they wouldn't let us line up until 5 hours before the actual sale time. I can only guess that they will have a designated line staffed by an employee for each doorbuster item. That employee will have as many wristbands as there are 70" Vizios and hand them out like last years temporary vouchers. Mind you, this is only a guess. They could also have just one line (which would tie up less employees) and you would receive the wristband (if there are any left) as you reach the front of the line.The fact that the sale is on Thanksgiving Day works to your advantage as many people have family obligations. The fact that they are wristbanding may work against you as people realize that they won't have to stand in line for hours like last year. Good luck!

http://cdn.corporate.walmart.com/7f/39/70094f4c4b9bb40e441c892f60e2/black-friday-hot-wristband-items.pdf

Link courtesy of wdeydwonder.


You are actually right.  I got there at about 3 o clock my time.  I was the second/third In line.  The first person had got there at 2 and I arrived same time as an elderly man and since I knew they had more than 2 sets I just let him be number 2 In line.  The lady finally came out at about 430 and said they only had 8 of them so she would only be handing out 8 bands and to tell everyone else after the 8th person they had no more.  So we sat there, and since we were on the pet isle we all sat on big bags of cedar hamster and pet bedding until 6 o clock.  At which point we got our arm bands and were able to go do whatever as long as we were back between 8 and 9 to get our ticket and go pay and pick up our TV In the back of the store.  All In all It was a pretty easy an relatively fun experience. 

 

The TV, even straight out of the box was amazing.  I am more than satisfied with this purchase.  I havent even adjusted the picture settings, and the sound Is better than I thought.  Is It as good as 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound?....of course not.  But, It Is a lot better than average In my opinion.  Ill probably be messing around with picture settings sooner or later just to explore other options but It looks pretty dang good out of the box.

post #1596 of 2220
do any of you guys have a square trade warranty, or is the vizio warranty good enough? I just ordered this TV from amazon, and I'm contemplating buying a 3 year squaretrade warranty.
post #1597 of 2220
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Originally Posted by Arsenal101 View Post

On my 1st replacement from Vizio after initial set with bad clouding, and popping sounds, started getting the bright white spots all over the bottom at about 8 months from purchase. Have had my new set for about 1 month and clouding isn't as severe but the set has what I consider to be very bad dirty screen effect.

Just off center to the right there is a very large area that looks almost like a capital "A" or a mountain top, which is significantly brighter and shows up during normal viewing on light scenes, and very prominently on all panning shots, hockey, video games, etc. Included a pic of white screen but as others have mentioned it is hard to capture on camera. This is very annoying but am not sure I want to go through the hassle of attempting to get a replacement as it seems these sets have all sorts of problems.

Just looking for advice from some other owners. Thanks



What stand is the one on the right?
post #1598 of 2220
Feeth, what stand is the one on the right?
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Originally Posted by feeth View Post

Have the 70 Vizio setup on a stand next to last years Black Friday deal (73" DLP)

I have not made any adjustments to the 70 LED yet.

Colors are more vivid on the LED, blacks are almost gray.
Blacks are blacker on the DLP.

I'm going to enter the suggested settings for the 70 LED right now.
post #1599 of 2220
Do you guys know if the Disney WOW calibration disc is recommended for this set?
post #1600 of 2220

do you guys think that this is worth keeping for a living room piece?

 

I did buy a projector for the "home theater" setup I'm slowly starting but I'm just wondering if this TV is worth all the headaches of manufacturing defects and so on.

 

I do also have the option to pick up  a Samsung 65" from Best Buy that was also a part of the Black Friday deals, which is thicker and not a smart TV (not really big issues).

post #1601 of 2220
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Originally Posted by IrishShawn View Post


You are actually right.  I got there at about 3 o clock my time.  I was the second/third In line.  The first person had got there at 2 and I arrived same time as an elderly man and since I knew they had more than 2 sets I just let him be number 2 In line.  The lady finally came out at about 430 and said they only had 8 of them so she would only be handing out 8 bands and to tell everyone else after the 8th person they had no more.  So we sat there, and since we were on the pet isle we all sat on big bags of cedar hamster and pet bedding until 6 o clock.  At which point we got our arm bands and were able to go do whatever as long as we were back between 8 and 9 to get our ticket and go pay and pick up our TV In the back of the store.  All In all It was a pretty easy an relatively fun experience. 

The TV, even straight out of the box was amazing.  I am more than satisfied with this purchase.  I havent even adjusted the picture settings, and the sound Is better than I thought.  Is It as good as 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound?....of course not.  But, It Is a lot better than average In my opinion.  Ill probably be messing around with picture settings sooner or later just to explore other options but It looks pretty dang good out of the box.

I am really glad that you were able to get what you were after. I was trying to provide the best information based on last years system to anyone determined to obtain the 70". The problem is that Walmart keeps changing their system, so each year is a guessing game. I heard that my local Walmart had only 3 units, which is really disappointing. If your unit is anything like my 60", you'll find that the out of the box settings pale in comparison to what you will see once it is dialed in.
post #1602 of 2220
So I got one of these at Walmart on Thursday and everyone in our house loves it! It replaces a Mitsubishi WD65C9 DLP and so far, it is far superior in every way. I got home around 8:30, pulled it out of the box and put it on "Football" mode so I could watch the Steelers/Ravens game. The color was blindingly BRIGHT. After the game, I used the iOS THX Optimizer app and now we're VERY happy with the set.

However, I'm having some trouble getting the ARC working with it. I have it hooked up to an Onkyo TX-SR608, but nothing I've tried works. I've got it plugged into HDMI1 on the TV, I've got CEC enabled on the TV and the TV detects the audio receiver on device discovery. I've got the RIHD enabled on the Onkyo and I have the Audio Return Channel set to "Auto" on the Onkyo, and I read earlier in this thread someone said that the Onkyo receiver has to be on the TV/CD input for ARC to work. I've done all of that, and I still don't have any audio from the TV. Can anyone suggest anything else to try?

ETA: I found the instructions I needed in post #1194 of this thread. ARC is working great now!
Edited by probinson - 11/30/13 at 5:02pm
post #1603 of 2220
I was able to pick one up for $998 also. Has any one had their set professionally calibrated, or would the settings linked to the cnet article be close enough? I'll definitely try that first before I pay for a calibration. I just want to make sure I get the best picture I can.
post #1604 of 2220
I didn't like the results from the cnet article on the calibration settings. I found these from soundandvision.com. It's for the 60" model, but all the menus and settings are the same. I like this one better so far. I came from a Samsung plasma and hated the out of box picture on the vizio.



http://www.soundandvision.com/content/vizio-e60li-a3-lcd-hdtv-settings
post #1605 of 2220
We got ours at Walmart for $998. We were in the store almost 6 hours. We lined up for the 70" about 4pm and were about 8th in line. Someone said they had 16, so I left wife in line and went home and got the truck. The longest wait in line was 2 hours 4 to 6pm when we got the wrist band for the tv. While wife was in the 70" line I lined up for a $99 32" tv and than a $278 laptop. We made 3 visits to the in store McDonalds. At 8pm we lined up for the 70" again to get a card.. There was a long line to pay and than a long line of vehicles to pick up large items in back of the store. When we loaded our 70" there were about 10 more still there. I went a little black friday crazy and I think I'm gonna return the laptop unopened. The 70" is still in the box while I try to make some space somewhere for the old 65" Mitsubishi RPTV.
post #1606 of 2220
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Originally Posted by jeffreynmandy View Post

I didn't like the results from the cnet article on the calibration settings. I found these from soundandvision.com. It's for the 60" model, but all the menus and settings are the same. I like this one better so far. I came from a Samsung plasma and hated the out of box picture on the vizio.



http://www.soundandvision.com/content/vizio-e60li-a3-lcd-hdtv-settings

 

The standard settings are in the ballpark of my settings but those gray scale changes are very drastic.  I wouldn't recommend changing the grayscale numbers unless you have a meter to calibrate.

post #1607 of 2220

I bought this TV on Black Friday at Walmart.  I've messed around with the configuration based on suggestions on this thread and the picture is pretty good, except on dark screens.  These pictures are the extremes but I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if this is normal or should I call Vizio on this.  On the dark screens you see a lot of white images or blotches.  Thanks.

 

post #1608 of 2220
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Originally Posted by jcwest View Post
 

I bought this TV on Black Friday at Walmart.  I've messed around with the configuration based on suggestions on this thread and the picture is pretty good, except on dark screens.  These pictures are the extremes but I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if this is normal or should I call Vizio on this.  On the dark screens you see a lot of white images or blotches.  Thanks.

 

What is your source?  Looking at the first picture I was thinking it was a delamination issue of the panel but the second looks more like compression artifact issues.

post #1609 of 2220
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post
 

What is your source?  Looking at the first picture I was thinking it was a delamination issue of the panel but the second looks more like compression artifact issues.

Thanks for the quick reply.  I basically just replaced my 50" plasma last night  Unplugged everything and plugged it back in the same way.  I have Dish Hopper HDMI out to HDMI in Google TV.  Google TV HDMI out to HDMI in receiver.  HDMI out receiver to HDMI in Vizio. Thank you.

post #1610 of 2220
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Originally Posted by jcwest View Post
 

Thanks for the quick reply.  I basically just replaced my 50" plasma last night  Unplugged everything and plugged it back in the same way.  I have Dish Hopper HDMI out to HDMI in Google TV.  Google TV HDMI out to HDMI in receiver.  HDMI out receiver to HDMI in Vizio. Thank you.

So this was watching Dish?  Could very well be a source issue then.  Only notice it on dark scenes?  It looks so bad that if it was the panel I'd think you'd see it way more often.

 

Does it happen on every dark scene?  Do you have Blu-Ray you could test?  Maybe a test pattern disc?

post #1611 of 2220
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post
 

So this was watching Dish?  Could very well be a source issue then.  Only notice it on dark scenes?  It looks so bad that if it was the panel I'd think you'd see it way more often.

 

Does it happen on every dark scene?  Do you have Blu-Ray you could test?  Maybe a test pattern disc?

Watching Dish.  Only on the dark scenes, but not on all of them.  I have an xbox that i could run a test pattern with.  I have a Datacolor Spyder TV that is so old I wasn't sure if it was still usable.  I will give that a shot though.  

post #1612 of 2220
I get those blocky patches in dark scenes, but only when watching streaming services like netflix or amazon. Never saw anything like that with cable or bluray source.
post #1613 of 2220
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Originally Posted by jcwest View Post

Thanks for the quick reply.  I basically just replaced my 50" plasma last night  Unplugged everything and plugged it back in the same way.  I have Dish Hopper HDMI out to HDMI in Google TV.  Google TV HDMI out to HDMI in receiver.  HDMI out receiver to HDMI in Vizio. Thank you.

With all of that you could have crosstalk induced by your setup. Try going right from the Dish receiver to the TV hdmi in just to rule out setup issues. Also, do you have a bluray player? If so doe that do the same pluged directly into the tv
post #1614 of 2220
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Originally Posted by ozziegn View Post

Bought mine last night on Walmart's $998 sale. I'm okay with the TV so far but I don't know if it'll be a keeper. I knew the PQ wouldn't be on par with my mid level Sony 55" TV but I didn't think it would be that much of a difference which there is. I'm gonna play with the Vizio for a week or so then decide whether it goes back.

I would expect it to be on par with your sony. 1st off, DON'T use the "canned" settings. I had my 1st E701 but it developed blotches so Vizio replaced it. I set al the settings on the new tv the same as the old one including backlight set to about 70 - 75 and felt this tv wasn't as sharp. Turned out the backlight on the new tv wants to be about 55, ever since then I will match it up with any tv.

So for starters my set likes:

Backlight. 55
Brightness 49
Contrast. 85
Color. 58
Tint 0
Sharpness. 2

And go to advanced settings & turn all that crap off with the exception of smooth motion, try it with & wthout to see if you like it
post #1615 of 2220
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Originally Posted by indept View Post


With all of that you could have crosstalk induced by your setup. Try going right from the Dish receiver to the TV hdmi in just to rule out setup issues. Also, do you have a bluray player? If so doe that do the same pluged directly into th

Tonight I will try to rewire the system and remove the google tv.  I really need a new receiver.  I have the Yamaha HTR-6130 which is about 5 years old.  After troubleshooting some at lunch, i did realize that when a screen with a image went to to a black screen, there is almost a negative effect, the face is still outlined on the screen but in a light white.  See these pics for an example.  But, if go past this image and rewind back to the black screen there is no shadowing, just a nice black screen.  I hope that makes sense.  

 

post #1616 of 2220

I think you need a replacement

post #1617 of 2220
Or it needs an Exorcism. biggrin.gif
post #1618 of 2220
I bought mine for 998 @ Walmart Black Friday. So far so good. I am upgrading from a old Mitsubishi 65" projection TV. I watch movies but spend most of my time watching sports and playing XBOX. I am pretty sure i'll be keeping it as I have so far not had any issues and overall for 998 I am happy with the picture. Blacks could be a lil better but with what I watch and play i'm good I think smile.gif I used suggestions from this forum to calibrate some custom settings to make the picture better. Thanks




My Setup is as Follows
Vizio E701i-A3
Xbox 360
Yamaha RX-V585 reciever
Klipsch Quintet LRC and Surrounds
Klipsch SW-450 Subwoofer
Gateway 1080p HTPC
Dish Network Cable box
post #1619 of 2220
My replacement TV just arrived this morning and it still has an issue with bright spots. It's not nearly as bad as the old TV, but I'm afraid it will just get worse over time. Pics aren't very good since I had to rush to work after.

Freaking annoying since the regular warranty is expired or will expire soon since I ordered it on Black Friday last year.

post #1620 of 2220
I got this TV at Walmart on Thanksgiving. It is replacing a RPTV Mitsubishi WS-65819. So far the picture is super clear and colors look good. I started with settings on CNET and used an older DVD (Avia) to set mine up. It ended up pretty close to what CNET has.

Once problem I'm hoping someone can help me with is I seem to notice the "Soap Opera Effect" a lot with this set. I turned off the smooth motion but that didn't really seem to make a difference to my eye. Even tried watching movies in Game mode and still seemed odd. TV looks great, but HBO and DVDs look really odd. I'm wondering if the smooth motion settings are even functioning properly on my set.

2 Questions:

1. When I am in the "Movie" setting and set smooth motion off. I swap to "Football" and set it to on. When I go back to Movie its back on again. Every other setting in the advanced menu saves with the setting, but on my set smooth motion is not saved per setting. It stays to whatever it last was. Is this the normal behavior?

2. Is there any way to tell using a calibration disc or an advanced menu if disabling smooth motion is actually working?

Thanks,
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