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post #1621 of 2225
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Originally Posted by BWCDawg View Post

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,

I haven't tested to see how mine behaves as I always only use Movie mode.  Best way to test is with a movie (24p source) as it will be most obvious.  Set Smooth Motion Effect to high and Real Cinema to smooth for largest impact.  Watch a scene, then switch Smooth Motion Effect to off and compare same scene.  Another option is turn on ESPN2 and watch the sports ticker.  With smooth motion on high the text should be sharper as it scrolls.

post #1622 of 2225

Hello All. Newbie here. I have looked on this thread and called vizio with out getting my question answered. So I am posting this in hopes somebody can help out.

Is there a difference between the A3 and the A3E. Tech specs says the E version consumes about 6 watts less than the other model. Can find nothing else, other then the box being wider theat the tv is shipped in. Vizio says nothing different, just marketing strategy for different retailers.

Thanks for your time and consideration in this matter

Lee

post #1623 of 2225
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Originally Posted by uawelder View Post

Hello All. Newbie here. I have looked on this thread and called vizio with out getting my question answered. So I am posting this in hopes somebody can help out.
Is there a difference between the A3 and the A3E. Tech specs says the E version consumes about 6 watts less than the other model. Can find nothing else, other then the box being wider theat the tv is shipped in. Vizio says nothing different, just marketing strategy for different retailers.
Thanks for your time and consideration in this matter
Lee


There was some discussion on the E601-A3 owners thread that led me to believe that the E601-A3E offered on Black Friday might have less HDMI ports, lower wattage and a non-querty remote. I haven't confirmed this. Maybe some of the lucky ones who obtained the 70" from Walmart, Sam's, etc. could confirm if the included remote for the E701i-A3E has a querty keyboard on the back.
post #1624 of 2225
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Originally Posted by bxb11 View Post

... could confirm if the included remote for the E701i-A3E has a querty keyboard on the back.
Confirmed. The E701i-A3E I got at Sams Club last week has the qwerty remote.
post #1625 of 2225

I owned the Vizio for about a month. Had problems with the wireless, problems streaming, problems with the apps, problems with lip sync, problems with freezing up and random shut-downs, really bad flashlighting around the edges. But the picture was amazing.ttHh8k
 


Edited by vislld - 12/3/13 at 6:10pm
post #1626 of 2225

wow it really sounds like everyone is having a lot of problems with this TV.

post #1627 of 2225
No problems here with the one from Costco.
post #1628 of 2225
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Originally Posted by shnxx View Post

wow it really sounds like everyone is having a lot of problems with this TV.

Keep in mind that everyone is the few you see on this forum versus the thousands that aren't here. A lot of people come to these forums to solve a problem and a majority of satisfied owners don't come here and tell us how much they like their tv's. That said, I did have a problem with my original E701I but the replacement from Vizio is good.
post #1629 of 2225
for those of you that mounted this, how scared were you of the thin M6 bolts??! My old samsung 52" used m8 bolts, and even though the wall mount is strong and I tightened everything down well, I'm still scared it will snap!
post #1630 of 2225
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Originally Posted by indept View Post

Keep in mind that everyone is the few you see on this forum versus the thousands that aren't here. A lot of people come to these forums to solve a problem and a majority of satisfied owners don't come here and tell us how much they like their tv's. That said, I did have a problem with my original E701I but the replacement from Vizio is good.

I agree. As someone who is about to take possession of a Samsung UN55F6300, I have experienced the same feelings of apprehension reading the posts in the owner's thread about problems, etc. When I read the buyer's reviews on Amazon.com, Best Buy.com or Walmart.com, it's like they are describing a different TV.
post #1631 of 2225
Regarding screws for wall mounting:

I can't tell you what screws I eventually used, but the mounting screws that came with the set were NOT long enough to hang it securely. Mine wouldn't even start to grab with the mount between the screw and the tv. You'll have no choice but to use screws of the same diameter. Length change is all that you can do.

Of course, you need to be careful that they're not TOO long. I'd measure three times and use spacing washers if you're at all concerned about the screw reaching too deeply.

I would strongly NOT recommend that you enlarge the holes and tap new threads to use heavier screws. I don't think it would be possible to execute without the grave risk of introducing metal shards into the innards. No way I'd try that.

AND be very careful NOT to overtighten the screws. I can't tell you the proper torque, but I might even use a torque wrench if I had any doubt.
Edited by JackinaBox - 12/4/13 at 6:09pm
post #1632 of 2225

Got this TV at the Sam's Club VIP event. I really like the size, and the picture is very good, but I think I have bad flashlighting. It is only really noticeable on dark scenes, or during movies with letter boxes. Back-light and Brightness at 50.

 

(Sorry for the crappy photos, but you get the idea)

 

 

 

Is this something I should contact Vizio about? This is my first LED TV so I am not sure if this is unusual. Do I need to ship the TV or will they come and get it? TIA

post #1633 of 2225
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Originally Posted by Sentinel7e View Post
 

Got this TV at the Sam's Club VIP event. I really like the size, and the picture is very good, but I think I have bad flashlighting. It is only really noticeable on dark scenes, or during movies with letter boxes. Back-light and Brightness at 50.

 

(Sorry for the crappy photos, but you get the idea)

 

 

 

Is this something I should contact Vizio about? This is my first LED TV so I am not sure if this is unusual. Do I need to ship the TV or will they come and get it? TIA

 

If it is really as bad as those photos look I would exchange it for a different one.

post #1634 of 2225

I tried almost all calibration settings mentioned in this thread. My problem is

 

I am not able to see pure white color , what ever mode i select its yellowish white.

For example if i open netflix app, The text NETFLIX is supposed to be white, i see yellow/golden white. really frustrating

DO i need to replace my set or are there any settings to increase whiteness? Please suggest

post #1635 of 2225
I've fiddled with the settings and found some on this site that I really like. Problem is that the TV looks great from our couches which are more or less straight on but when I sit in the recliner which is slightly off to the right the colors seem to get washed out and look fuzzy and full. Are there settings that can fix this?
post #1636 of 2225
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Originally Posted by chikin23 View Post

I've fiddled with the settings and found some on this site that I really like. Problem is that the TV looks great from our couches which are more or less straight on but when I sit in the recliner which is slightly off to the right the colors seem to get washed out and look fuzzy and full. Are there settings that can fix this?

Unfortunately no, that is the nature of most led/lcd displays. C odors and PQ degrades off a is.
post #1637 of 2225
Try dropping backlight to 30 and brightness to 42. Numbers taken from using the WOW disk.
post #1638 of 2225
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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.





Meant to respond to above post on my last post. My TV looked similar. Used WOW disk to adjust and now it's pretty much gone.

Here are my settings if you want to try...best I remember:

Backlight 30
Brightness 42
Contrast 77
Color 60
Tint 1
Sharpness 3

Blue 106
Green 110
Red 115
Others at 128

Everything off but Film on auto

I think these are correct. Gave me more of a plasma look but not quiet as dark. I'm coming from a 50" Plasma.
post #1639 of 2225

Thanks everyone.  I ended up removing the google tv from the equation since I really didn't need it anymore and that fixed the problem.  Since I have upgraded my receiver to a DENON AVR-E300 and got a decent HDMI cable to connect the receiver to the Vizio and all is well.  Thanks to everyone for your input.  

post #1640 of 2225

Does anyone have some greek streak of light on one side (left) of the panel?

It seems like a light leak but it is mostly gone in another type of content.

post #1641 of 2225
im having the hardest time getting a good picture on this. everything looks incredibly washed out. can you guys give me some suggestions based on my settings?

Picture

---Picture settings menu---
Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 75
Brightness: 49
Contrast: 80
Color: 68
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 0

---Size & Position submenu---
[no change]

---Color Temperature submenu---
Colour temperature: Normal
Red Gain: 106
Green Gain: 107
Blue gain: 116
Red offset: 128
Green offset: 128
Blue offset: 128

--Advanced Picture submenu---
Smooth motion effect: Off
Real Cinema Mode: Smooth [grayed out]
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG NR: Off
Color Enhancement: Off
Adaptive Luma: Low
Film Mode: Auto
Backlight Control: Off
Ambient Light sensor: Off
post #1642 of 2225
Turn down the back light
post #1643 of 2225
when i do that the screen gets really dark but the picture still looks washed out. its as if theres a translucent film on top of the screen.
post #1644 of 2225
Looks like dead pixels are slowly but surely coming up all over the screen. How is returning this under the extended warranty to costco? Well they let me upgrade or only switch out for the same TV?

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post #1645 of 2225
u8atete4.jpg

Hard to take a picture but these are showing up on the bottom left area and starting to move up.

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post #1646 of 2225
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Originally Posted by DieselClown View Post

when i do that the screen gets really dark but the picture still looks washed out. its as if theres a translucent film on top of the screen.

How did you arrive at your settings?  Without a test disc or meter you are just guessing.  

 

Are you coming from a much smaller screen at the same viewing distance?  That will make the image appear not as sharp.

post #1647 of 2225
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Originally Posted by primetimeguy View Post

How did you arrive at your settings?  Without a test disc or meter you are just guessing.  

Are you coming from a much smaller screen at the same viewing distance?  That will make the image appear not as sharp.
i used the wow disc but only with the beginner settings.
post #1648 of 2225
does anybody have a Squaretrade plan for this TV? If so, how many years is recommended to buy?
post #1649 of 2225
After several attempts, I have settled on the following setting for my vizio 70 incher. I used the THX app in iOS for the basic settings and then starting from the cnet recommendations, I used some judgement by eye to get the rest. I am quite satisfied with the settings at present. This TV set has outstanding picture quality and the only downside is the off-axis viewing is a little bit narrow relative to my superb 60" LG Plasma. I got mine from Costco (wish the Walmart deal was available here, but even with $500 bucks more, it seems worth it). I don't use the smart features or the sound. I have a pioneer receiver with the marvell qdeo chip for upscaling and an internet connected google tv device for my "smart" content like netlifx, youtube and amazon.

The interesting thing about this TV is that the quality of the picture is wholly reliant on the source material. The better the source, the better the picture quality. The TV is not very forgiving (I guess 70" ensures that) and it is "quite revealing".

Picture Mode - Movie
Backlight 55
Brightness 44
Contrast 80 (This can be tweaked down to suit your taste)
Color 55
Tint -5
Sharpness 6

Color Temp - Custom
Red gain - 128
Green gain - 92
Blue Gain - 142
Red, Green, Blue Offset - 128

Smooth Motion Effect - Off
Real Cinema Mode - Smooth (Greyed out)
Noise Red, MPEG NR, Color Enhancement, Adaptive Luma, Film Mode, Backlight COntrol, Ambient LIght Sensor - Off

With these settings, the color almost matches my really superb 60" LG Plasma. The big benefit for the Vizio compared to the LG plasma TV is non-reflective screen, larger size, better in bright room conditions and lower power consumption ($40 for 60" LG vs $21 for 70" Vizio). Hope you guys find these settings useful.

Note: I had made a mistake in copying my settings earlier which I have corrected now.
Edited by petiteface - 12/8/13 at 12:05pm
post #1650 of 2225
*update*

I bought my 70" on this year's $998 BF deal. My earlier post looked kinda grim due to my initial impression(s) of this TV weren't all that great. I then decided to try the TV out for a little while longer and now I'm 95% sure it's gonna be a keeper. my only complaint (which is an understandable one) are the black colors on this TV could be better than the mid level Sony LED it replaced. this is a small trade off for such a large TV and I'm willing to accept that. I think the TV's PQ looks good and the overall exterior appearance of the TV looks nice as well. I think I got a great deal for this TV which means if I decide to sell it six months from now I should get most of my money back.
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