Originally Posted by Otto Pylot
That rates tv's by pq, which any new tv is going to, or should have, very good pq. I've seen Vizios at Costco that looked really good. But pq is not really the issue with Vizios, it's reliability, quality of build, customer support, and robustness of firmware updates. Vizio was started in 2002 and has it's corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA but the sets are cobbled together in China.
And what TV do you fantasize is being built by good old boys in the USA???. I also posted a few posts back about Consumer reports reliability that Vizio was rated at 4%. granted panny's were rated 2% but consumer reports also stated that any "difference of less than 3% was meaningless". So I don't have any issues with buying a Vizio.Based on that, 98 out of 100 panny owners had no problems and 96 Vizio owners had no problems, so for the difference of $1000 dolars for the same basic product, I chose Vizio " So it seems that a few posters here have a major issue with them, so be it. I have no vested interest in Vizio beyond the fact that I bought a 70" at sams and a 42 " there too to replace some old tv's based on consumer reports reliability, quite a few online reviews and my own visual observations. as far as what I ended up with, I am very happy with the PQ. There was a poster earlier, hoozthatat, blasting anyone for owning a Vizio. I noticed he owns a LG 60PZ950 plasma, more power to you. But you want to blast Vizio, I just returned a 2 month old LG to sam's club because it had a "blotch on the screen & 50% of the time when I turned it on, there was no sound, I had to turn it on again to get sound. Bottom line, there is not 1 manufacturer out there without issues and not one that is made in the US of A, yes they may say assembled in USA but the boards & panels are made in China, Malaysia etc. Yes I have SOME reservations about Vizio, but I bought a 70" TV with a beautiful picture and got a Square Trades 5 year in home warranty for a total of $1700 (149 for the warranty through Vizio), WAY cheaper than anything out there not to mention just as good a PQ as anyone, and I sleep well at night knowing that I have nothing to fret about.