Originally Posted by DoctorVideo
A scary thing happened this morning. First, I'll say that I love my new 60". It's as close to perfect as I can imagine. The only thing that bugs me is the off-angle wash-out, but I know that is the nature of the beast, and I was prepared for that. Well I turned it on this morning, and I had picture, but no sound. My volume indicater was displayed, so I turned it up and down, but still no sound. Muting was off. So, I hit the menu button to see if speakers were turned off in the menu. Nothing! In fact, I couldn't get any of the remote buttons to work. So, I turned off my DirecTV box, and when I turned it back on, there was no picture, only the volume indicator on the screen. Still, no remote functions. Next, I tried the button on the rear of the set. Nothing! I couln't even turn off the TV. So, I un-plugged it, waited a minute or so, and then plugged it back in, hit the "on" button on the remote, and everything returned back to normal. I have 90 days to return it to Costco, so I'll be watching carefully over the next few weeks. Didi I say I love this TV?
I have had a few freezes also with the set. The first ti,e I was streaming JPGs from my computer when the set froze while loading. Turned the set off, couldn't turn it back on with either the remote nor the back button for about a minute. Mild panic.
The most recent time was two days ago when I was changing inputs the tv read "retrieving data"... for about 45 minutes. At first I thought it was a HDMI issue, them maybe the TV was updating (though I know it should be off...) then I got impatient and trying the back button... nothing. So I called Vizio support and was walked through a hard reset (unplug, hold power button down for 30 seconds, replug and restart). Things have been mostly great since then.
I think a some of the slow remote response I'm having is actually the TV precessing commands or buffering. My HTM MX-500 remote works better most of the time, but I will get freezing/buffering with that also sometimes. And because there's no indication of input being processed, the tendency is to keep mashing buttons until something happens. I find that if I just wait, the TV will eventually do what ever the original command was. It's a pita, but maybe something that can be fixed in a software update down the line (v. 1.04 so far).
Lucked out with a great panel though. No light bleed, hardly any flashlighting...