I was standing about 5ft-7ft from the TV and was having problems with the remote. For the short time I played with it, it was extremely frustrating and could not imagine having to use this all the time. It is beyond me how this could get past any QC testing of this TV and actually be released for purchase. Did no one at Vizio actually try the remote?
So while you say good for them in holding the update, I would say shame on them for releasing something so pitiful.