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post #871 of 2221
How do I get you tube videos? Not much selection on the web video app.
post #872 of 2221
I got different settings using the WOW and HD709. I think i prefer the hd709. I did use the blue filter that came with the wow disc for both. The hd709 has a very complex flahing coloe sequence that allowed me to adjust color, tint, and the three color gains. I think i would need some kind of color meter to adjust the color offset, which i belive you would use to set grayscale.

Could vizio create a firmware that allowed more color control?
post #873 of 2221
I got different settings using the WOW and HD709. I think i prefer the hd709. I did use the blue filter that came with the wow disc for both. The hd709 has a very complex flahing coloe sequence that allowed me to adjust color, tint, and the three color gains. I think i would need some kind of color meter to adjust the color offset, which i belive you would use to set grayscale.

Could vizio create a firmware that allowed more color control?
post #874 of 2221
i just scored this set at BB. Open box for $1199. After tax and five year warranty it came to about $1540. Very psyched. Finally hooked up and now looking to get some picture settings.
post #875 of 2221
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Originally Posted by dpiantino View Post

I got different settings using the WOW and HD709. I think i prefer the hd709. I did use the blue filter that came with the wow disc for both. The hd709 has a very complex flahing coloe sequence that allowed me to adjust color, tint, and the three color gains. I think i would need some kind of color meter to adjust the color offset, which i belive you would use to set grayscale.

Could vizio create a firmware that allowed more color control?

how did you use the 709 to adjust the color gains? Do you recall which patterns? I used a couple of movies to adjust my color offsets (Pirates of the Carribean - On sStranger Tides - the foggy scene in the jungle, and Equilibrium, the opening scene of gunfire in a dark room). But I didn't change my gains at all, just the offsets.

Thanks,
Rick
post #876 of 2221
I used the blue filter. The color blinking patterns changed very slightly as i adjusted the gain. I adjusted the color, tint, then color gain. I then went back and had to tweak color and tint slightly.

The pattern is under misc.
post #877 of 2221
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Originally Posted by udt89 View Post

i just scored this set at BB. Open box for $1199. After tax and five year warranty it came to about $1540. Very psyched. Finally hooked up and now looking to get some picture settings.

I bet there will be a lot of folks getting deals like that with this set. Lots of returns. Hell of a deal, good for you!
post #878 of 2221
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Who told you this? All large screen TVs are fixed in the home. It is absurd to think you would have to ship the TV to the West Coast for repair.
This from the LCD Buying Guide site:

VIZIO TV WARRANTY INFORMATION
You can contact Vizio support at 1-877-698-4946. They offer a “limited” one year parts and labor warranty as long as the product was purchased new from an authorized Vizio reseller. The repair and replacement of your TV will be at the sole discretion of Vizio. Any shipping cost will be at the customer’s expense. According to their warranty information, they offer in home service for TVs 30 inches and above for problems that can be repaired on site. “The determination for performing on-site repair is dependent upon the manufacturing defect and is at Vizio’s sole option and discretion.” Repairs may be made with new or recertified (i.e. used) parts. The Vizio TVs are serviced through a third party, unless they must be shipped back to the Vizio service center in Irvine, CA. From our past experience and reports, most manufacturer defects with TVs must be serviced in a service center and cannot be repaired on site. Thus, the customer will be responsible for safe transit of the TV to Vizio’s service center in California ad back. Advice? Don’t throw the box away.

To receive service you will need to call the number and speak to technical support. They will determine how the product should be serviced. Some issues you may need to take pictures of the problem to be emailed to engineers. For sets 30 inches and larger they do offer in home service. However, if the technician deems the problem not to be repairable onsite, you will have to ship the unit to be repaired. This is at the sole discretion of the technician.

Vizio does offer a TV extended warranty at varying cost, depending on the size and it can be extended up to five years from the purchase date. However, this may be better purchased through a 3rd party extended warranty company at a deep discount.

When calling, you may have to wait, but the representatives are courteous, although they do sound as if they are reading prompts or a script at times. The total amount of time for service is approximately three weeks.

Following is some more information from Vizio’s web site when considering their warranty policy:

“VIZIO reserves the right to assess all warranty claims and to determine if defects or damages are covered by this limited warranty. In case of a claim that is not covered by this warranty, you will be contacted to determine whether VIZIO should repair the damage for a fee or whether the product should be returned to you as received by the service technician or service center.”
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post #880 of 2221
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Originally Posted by blackssr View Post

Who told you this? All large screen TVs are fixed in the home. It is absurd to think you would have to ship the TV to the West Coast for repair.
I just read the warranty on the interactive owners manual on the tv and on the Vizio web sight & nowhere does it say there is an in home warranty. I am stumped by this, and very concerned.
post #881 of 2221
My advise for deal hunters, check each stores open box offerings online. The BB by me put the open box up as display two days ago and I couldn't find it until I asked.
post #882 of 2221
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Originally Posted by udt89 View Post

i just scored this set at BB. Open box for $1199. After tax and five year warranty it came to about $1540. Very psyched. Finally hooked up and now looking to get some picture settings.
How much for the warranty, Vizio is offering 4 additional years (for a total of 5) for $149 until end of February. You may want to get theirs& get a refund of BB's
post #883 of 2221
Just mounted my 701 on a swivel mount so it's off the flimsy stand & on a flimsy mount rolleyes.gif It works nice. I remember someone in this forum saying the picture gets better as time goes on, well they're right, mine looks better every day.
post #884 of 2221
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Originally Posted by indept View Post

How much for the warranty, Vizio is offering 4 additional years (for a total of 5) for $149 until end of February. You may want to get theirs& get a refund of BB's

As much as I want to save $100 I'd rather deal with best buy if a problem arises. Mostly because I can walk into a store and bitch
post #885 of 2221
Can't argue with that, I recently bought a media center ( piece of furniture) online & wound up spending a month trying to settle an issue with a broken piece of it.
post #886 of 2221
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Originally Posted by falconman515 View Post

Ohh ya .... whole new design and look with hopefully an even better picture!!!

Its the all new 2013 M-Series Vizios.

Here is what they will look like and should be on the shelves in the next couple months hopefully ........


In the end, I just couldn't live with the dark stain lines on the back of the screen. As someone mentioned - "once they are seen, they can't be unseen". I struck out 4 times with these E701's, I give up, will just wait for this M series and hope for the best rolleyes.gif
post #887 of 2221
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Originally Posted by rhalllhall View Post

I just read the warranty on the interactive owners manual on the tv and on the Vizio web sight & nowhere does it say there is an in home warranty. I am stumped by this, and very concerned.

According to their warranty information, they offer in home service for TVs 30 inches and above for problems that can be repaired on site.
I just called Vizio and rec'd confirmation that no way in hell would the customer have to ship the TV in for repair. If the panel needs replacing it would be done in the home at no charge to the customer.

Update:

I just called Squaretrade and they confirmed that the extended 5 year warranty offered by Vizio is in Home warranty up the amount paid for the TV.
Edited by blackssr - 2/25/13 at 11:01am
post #888 of 2221
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Originally Posted by BDUB619 View Post

In the end, I just couldn't live with the dark stain lines on the back of the screen. As someone mentioned - "once they are seen, they can't be unseen". I struck out 4 times with these E701's, I give up, will just wait for this M series and hope for the best rolleyes.gif

4 trys and no pictures. I would love to have seen this issue in photos.
Edited by blackssr - 2/25/13 at 10:41am
post #889 of 2221
Well I think I had the best deal of all the 70" owners! I bought a M65 at Costco and a couple of weeks ago I traded it for the E70 since they drop the price to around $1,569.00. The TV was working good until I got the v1.1.5 update. I started having problems with the TV powering off and rebooting by itself and also having problems with the VIA Apps. I tried everything like resetting, clear cache, etc.

At that time Costco put the Samsung PN64E533 (Non Smart) on sale for $1,059.00 and since I have a PN43D450A2D that is great I decided to buy it. After 2 weeks I was happy with the 64" even thought it had a smaller screen, had to get a Roku to make it kind of Smart and I have some light reflection situations due to how glossy the screen is. So I finally decided to bring the Vizio back to Costco last Tuesday and got a refund. Later that same week on Saturday I had to go get some stuff and while going by the TVs and BluRay players I noticed that the display model of the 70" wasn't there. Close by I saw one of the flat orange carts with 2 TVs. There was a Vizio 70" in there along with a Samsung 55", and the Vizio was marked for $1,200!

After considering the price and that maybe this was the display model and at worst, if it was the one I returned the problem seemed to be a firmware issue I could not passed the chance to give this big boy a 2nd chance. I drag it to a cashier and they had to get a Manager since the TV had a sticker on the back saying Not Resalable. He told me I could buy it even with the label and the usual you got 90 days, etc. so I said I wanted it! He did something on the register and when the cashier told me the total I was amazed, $900 plus $63 tax. For some reason they knocked $300 more from the already discounted $1,200 price!!!

I got home and when I checked the serial I had written down, it was the same TV I had returned. Right there I remembered I had the TV connected before on a multi-plug with all other electronics. Since voltages, etc., can play havoc with sensitive electronics, I decided to plug it to an outlet that is on another wall. I been using it for two days know and not a single problem. I like having the VIA Apps right there integrated on the TV and while the Samsung 64" is great, I can't part with the Vizio 70" for under 1K :-) Hopefully I would not have anymore problems with it since I really like it!
post #890 of 2221
wow dude, that is awesome! what a steal!!!!
post #891 of 2221
Does anyone have any info in regards to the new Vizio HTML 5 enabled VIA Apps shown at CES 2013 and that will come in the new 2013 M Series? I'm wondering if they are based on the same Yahoo Connected platform and hopefully our sets can support them via firmware update.
post #892 of 2221
I asked a costco rep to check his computer for M series orders. There was nothing in his computer, but I don't know how far out they put in an order for their inventory.
post #893 of 2221
Just got off the phone with Vizio, I got the 5 year (1yr manuf + 4) for $149. I asked about the shipping issue rased a few posts ago, and he said not true. In fact I asked him if he could send me a copy and he replied "no" but said I can view it online at Squaretrade.com. I mentioned that I read Costco's uses them and he said they are the ones that refered Vizio to squaretrade. According to squaretrade, if the repair needs to go to the shop, thay pay any cost & the serviceman transports it, not me.
post #894 of 2221
well Chad was at my house for over 6 hours. This guy is really dedicated to his craft I have to tell you.

Sadly I am at work so I cant post any impressions yet but seeing as this is the fourth set he has done his cal on I am sure its going to look exceptionally good.

details to follow
post #895 of 2221
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

well Chad was at my house for over 6 hours. This guy is really dedicated to his craft I have to tell you.

Sadly I am at work so I cant post any impressions yet but seeing as this is the fourth set he has done his cal on I am sure its going to look exceptionally good.

details to follow

What does the dog think? ;-)
post #896 of 2221
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Originally Posted by blackssr View Post

What does the dog think? ;-)

LOL

well my wife is there but something tells me she would see about the same differences as the dog smile.gif
post #897 of 2221
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Originally Posted by Suzook View Post

LOL

well my wife is there but something tells me she would see about the same differences as the dog smile.gif

After I typed that I was worried how you would take it... I didn't want you to think I called the wife a dog....LOL
post #898 of 2221
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After I typed that I was worried how you would take it... I didn't want you to think I called the wife a dog....LOL

wait you called her a dog......WTF...... just kidding
post #899 of 2221
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wait you called her a dog......WTF...... just kidding

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post #900 of 2221
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Originally Posted by blackssr View Post

4 trys and no pictures. I would love to have seen this issue in photos.

Only the last 2 had the "stain" issue. Unfortunately this is something that's tricky to catch in a still photo because it's only visible when something is moving across a light-colored screen. Maybe someone else can try & capture it? But it IS real and it WAS there. I'm really disappointed too because I like everything else about this TV, but in the end I just can't settle for a flawed picture. And a real pain in the arse boxing these things up and hauling them back to Costco the past 4 weekends. Instead of trying the "raffle" again, I've decided to wait until the next series. (not to mention the sale was over so I'd have had to pay the $400 difference in price). To those that have a good one, I'm happy for you, but I wasn't so lucky.
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