Originally Posted by rolltide1017
Everything that airs on TV is not coming from a 4k master, far from it. I would argue that very little is actually coming from 4k masters. The reason it looks better is because they are not blowing up a 2.35:1 image to fill the screen, the studio provides the source material mastered in the aspect ratio that you see being aired. The other reason TV look bad when you zoom is because they are using cheap video processing (or cheaper). If you wanted to, you could go out and buy a separate video processor and scale or zoom a movie with very little perceived loss in resolution, all depends on how much you are willing to spend.
Today is the day I get my TV!!! It's going to make the work hours go by really slow.
If you have Dish Network, you are not even getting 1080P. Dish only airs at a max of 1080i. They stopped sending 1080P signals back in about 2003(you can google it). But, it still looks impressive.
Now, some of the PPV, or VOD movies may be shown in 1080P, if you have the Hopper. It's the only unit that supports 3D, and 1080P(that I'm aware of). But, the way the video is processed through the "box", and by your TV, makes it look just great-IMHO.
Well that's a bummer its a common problem, I do like this TV quite a bit but disappointed that it turns off randomly. This occurred twice last night when I was watching a movie. I need to try to plug it directly into the wall and see if it happens, if it doesn't then I may just take my chances. I was thinking about purchasing a square trade warranty and will def if I have to have it plugged directly into the outlet so it doesn't shut off by itself.
I'm surprised this hasn't come up more in this thread, I have the 60" version if anyone is wondering.
I have the M601d, and the M501d, and not once has my 60" turned itself off-ever!! That's been about 2 weeks almost of watching TV/movies on it, and using the App's.
The 50" did shut itself off once, while using the YouTube App-but I turned it back on, when back to the App, and have not had that problem since.
I'd say if you 60" is spontaneously shutting itself off-either return it, or, get the Dog/Cat/Children, to stop playing with the remote while your not looking. Maybe someone is sitting on it? Or, perhaps another remote is active in another room, and it shutting the TV off. If, it's none of these-go get another set. Mine works flawlessly-and I'm giving serious consideration to moving the 60" into the bedroom(where the 50" is now), OR, returning the 50"(Walmart 90-day return policy), and upgrading to another M601d for the bedroom.
I truly believe the M601d is THE Vizio TV to have
-it's PQ is just that good. Viewing angle is 178 degree's(it's an IPS panel-not TN, big difference in colors and quality), 3D is amazing.....and, it just looks cool. Even the Dish guys were impressed when they saw it(and they see a lot of TV's-but this was the first M series that had seen).
Nothing wrong with the 50", but, it's screen is a little more reflective.....that's it.
Now, if the M601d would go back on sale at $1398......I may just end up with 2 of them