Quote:Alright, where do you get your info? I don't see anything at their site but I do see claims from panasonic, Sharp, LG , (which I've seen claims that Vizio uses panels from the same manufacturer as LG which I think is Amtran) . I found the following online in a plasma tv article:
Panasonic: States in new specifications that new plasma TVs and monitors are good to 100,000 to half life.
Sony: Now out of the plasma market. Does not list a figure for LCD lineup.
Samsung: Lists 100,000 hours for plasma lineup.
LG: States 100,000 hours for both plasma and LCD.
Sharp LCD panels: States 100,000 hour life.
The "link" function keeps blanking out the link so maybe that link is prohibited here?
As for the Bozo term I think it's pretty accurate. I was told by a Vizio "so called" tech (or Bozo as I regard this ones expertise) on the phone after I used the Vizio CEC menu to set the Vizio remote to work my cable box (this was on a M3D550KDE). I then found that I could not access any menu functions on the TV, picture settings etc. I called Vizio and she answered " Welcome to Vizio support my name is Bozo... , OK so her name wasn't Bozo, BUT I explained what I did to her & that there was no button to say control my device (the cable box) or the TV etc. Her reply was go to the TV menu & turn the CEC off, I replied, I CAN'T Get to the TV menu, that's why I called, I need to reset the remote or whatever stores the settings, so then clown girl says, Oh, you have to call Comcast & they will fix it (Yes she said that). I said "Comcast is going to fix YOUR remote, seriously, she then repeated yes it's the cable companies responsibility. I hung up & called right back, this time I got a REAL tech, he laughed when I told him what she said and then had me hold down a couple buttons on the remote and it reset everything enough to get to the Tv menu and then he had me reset to default which fixed it.
Edited by indept - 7/1/13 at 9:07pm