so i have owned this television since black friday. until today everything was fine...
...then, as i was hanging out near the living room, i looked over at the television to see what song on pandora was playing, and i noticed this:
thick, horizontal white lines, running all along the television. additionally, it looks as if the resolution of the screen has died as well. all of the vizio menu graphics now look like they came from an ega computer monitor from the 80's.
naturally i called vizio immediately. after a few hoops (send in photos of the television, along with the receipt...also use an extension cord and plug it in elsewhere), vizio said they are expedition a service call to a service office called foxcon servicing - or something like that. anyway vizio is sending them another television and the technician will be arriving to swap out the units.
this foxcon company will be calling me within 3 to 7 days. in the meantime i figured i should give everyone the head's up. the vizio technicians i spoke with had zero idea what the problem could be. this is a new model, and the slate of problems consist of connectivity nonsense, nothing like this.
in case anyone is wondering, these lines persist, whether first turning on the unit, switching the inputs, etc.
this is my third vizio, and while i've never considered vizio to be even remotely high-end, there's certainly a reason i didn't hesitate to buy this unit at costco for $1500: their televisions are great midrange units, in my opinion.