I just bought this set (M601D) and am debating whether to keep it. A couple of issues:
1) Remote response is extremely narrow. You have to be pointed directly at the bottom left or it doesn't work. I can work around that but it is annoying.
2) When I first turn the TV on, it is basically unresponsive for about a minute. You cannot change the input, cannot change the volume, can't do anything. It's almost like it is doing other background activities - anyone else have a similar experience?
3) The power indicator comes on and then dims out. I changed the power indicator settings to "on" but it didn't change the behavior. Did I do something wrong? EDIT - I just looked up close and it actually is on, but just very dim.
1. yes(take the Vizio batteries out, and throw them away-they are the root of some issues).
3. I have mine set to disabled.
Remember, when you first power on the set, you have to go through the menu and run the set-up. This is where you put your name/address, internet settings, etc. If you haven't done that-I really don't know that you can skip it.
I have you Dish, you can easily program the remote to operate the TV, and most sound systems-live with that for awhile. The remote is terrible-but, supposedly it's scheduled for a firmware upgrade sometime this century. On mine, I push one of the buttons(aimed at the TV), they light up, but require a second press to do anything...so yea, they suck.
I have the M601 and M501-both remotes act the same way.
Also, for the screen people; the M601d has a matte screen, and the M501d has the glossy screen.
Also, as far as IPS/TN debate-someone posted a close-up picture of the pixels of an IPS panel. I'm wondering if the 60" is still an IPS panel, even though it's pixels don't look the same. My reason? The M601d has a matte screen, and after that, it has the FPR layer-it's possible that those two layers may distort the look of the pixels, and that the panel may still be an IPS.....???
The reason I think it's a IPS is the color gamut. I've used TN panels for years for photo/video work, and am now using S-IPS. The color gamut difference is huge. The shadow detail is amazing on an IPS panel. And, I see that exact same shadow detail in my M601d and M501d.Edited by havasuvideo - 7/28/13 at 9:09am