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post #151 of 885
Also when I switch to a different component like my dune HD to play movies (with my dvdo edge green) and the 3d is not available the picture menu is different also. If i switch hdmi on the tv to a different one then back it's ok.
See picts below

Normal




Without 3d option and advanced & shapness menu



Edited by scottvf - 9/4/13 at 11:04pm
post #152 of 885
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Originally Posted by ljn21 View Post

Thx, I am aware and educated on the limitations of the technology but what I am saying is that the flashlighting and clouding on my particular 701 is way worse than I saw on the ones on display at the 4 stores I looked at them. And at those same stores, all 4 801s had far less flashlighting and clouding than all four 701s by a wide margin. The worst looking of the 801s was 95% better than my 701, no kidding. I could try to exchange for another 701 but from the feedback left here and in the owners thread, it seems the 801 has less issues than the 701.


I understand I'm just saying I would be looking at other models a lot to put up,with even if the 80 has so called less issues 3k my dude
post #153 of 885
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Originally Posted by PDDUFRENE View Post

From what I've read on several different forums, the 801 seems to have the least issues of all the M series sets. Just take all precautions when transporting the tv because a couple people have damaged there units and had similar issues as u described with yours due to laying the tv down and not properly securing them during transport.

Good points, that is why I am picking it up and not having it shipped to me. Cant control how it got to the store but I can control how it gets from the store to my house.

Along tjese same lines, what is the best way toget the stand attached? When lifting Iit should I lift from the corners, closer to the middle, etc. What way puts the least stress and flex on the panel? Rotate it onto its side? Leave one corner on ground and lift just one side?
post #154 of 885
I would say just get 3 people lol two lift from corners and drop down on stand then bolt in place
post #155 of 885
I'm in. Just returned from a Costco run. Store had about a dozen of them in stock. My Mitsu 73" is getting long in the tooth, and has started doing a strange color flicker from time to time (bad stuff... reds go to green, blue to purple, and other "color circuitry" problems. It is intermittent, and seems to go away for a while if I do a hard reset... but I need my TV to be in top notch condition when I'm laying around eating potato chips! So... I went with the Visio 801. I just finished getting it up and running. It has a very odd picture movement that I am unfamiliar with, since my other TV was a projection unit. Everything presents itself like a soap opera... a very over-real image (I'm sure you guys have a term for this... I just don't know it). Anyway, the Vizio is a very visually appealing unit, except for the base. I have a "wood wall" where everything is flushed in, and the base makes the TV stick back beyond the flush line. I think I'm going to rework some of the structure behind the TV so I can use a VESA hanger, so I can get rid of the stand. It will allow me to move the TV forward a good 5" or so, and flush it to everything else. I'm old and crusty now, and tired just from unboxing the thing... so we'll see if I ever actually get around to fixing the install issue.

Oh, and just to add one more voice to the many... the remote SUCKS!
post #156 of 885
You have it right soap opera effect you can calibrate motion settings to rid that effect as far as remote get a harmony and problem solved
post #157 of 885
Im thinking the problem is with the dvdo edge with the Vizio tv. When the edge switches to a different component and the tv's menu is different and 3d not available, I switch the tv input from hdmi 1 to hdmi 2 and back to hdmi 1 and that resolves the problem, then if I switch the edge to back and forth the problem with the tv comes back until I switch the tv's hdmi back and forth again. Somehow the signal the edge first sends when it switches has something to do witih it.
All vizio tech support could say about it is connect it directly to the tv.
post #158 of 885
Here's the tv I replaced the the Vizio. The Toshibia 50hx81 65 inch It still works fine. It only had analog input (green, blue, red plugs) no hdmi. Of the 12 years I had it, not one problem. I decided to replace it before it stopped working because I can get someone to take it since it still worked fine. Otherwise if it stopped working I don't know how I would of disposed of it.

post #159 of 885
Hey guys I have been loving this TV. Only have had it for a couple days so trying to figure out a few things. I have been able to watch movies off my external hard drive connected to one of the USB ports on the side of this TV. If I plug it in and wait about 30 seconds a message pops up and it is ready to go. My question is if I hit exit and it goes back to regular TV how do I get back to the external drive again without unplugging and plugging it back in. I can not seem to find it in the menu settings anywhere. Also has anyone been able to successfully send video from a PC on a home network to this TV through wifi without using an apple TV or something. I have a samsung 7000 series wifi TV that I have connected to my network wirelessly and when I bring up a video file I can right click on the MP4 or AVI file and one of the options is "play to" I then see my Samsung as an option and when I choose the samsung it buffers for a few seconds...I do not have to change the source or anything it just starts streaming wirelessly to my Samsung with Audio and Video and looks great. I can pause it or forward or rewind from my PC and it works fine. Would love to be able to do the same thing on my MONSTER 80" Vizio without changing a source but so far have not had any luck. Has anybody else tried to do this and had any success?

Thanks in Advance!

Scott
post #160 of 885
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Originally Posted by labboypro View Post

IOh, and just to add one more voice to the many... the remote SUCKS!

Contrary to what others have posted, I don't think the remote itself is the problem. Instead, I think it's the IR receiver on the unit. I have the same "remote receive" issues with _2_ different programmable remotes, and one is a generic gray Comcast remote that will work the cable box from 35 feet away (yes, I measured it). If it can run the cable box at that distance, it it unlikely that it would suddenly lack range when I point it at the TV. So... I think it's the IR receiver that's the problem... at least in my setup. Of course, it doesn't help that the receiver is on the FAR LEFT BOTTOM of the TV.

/2 cents
post #161 of 885
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Originally Posted by labboypro View Post

Contrary to what others have posted, I don't think the remote itself is the problem. Instead, I think it's the IR receiver on the unit. I have the same "remote receive" issues with _2_ different programmable remotes, and one is a generic gray Comcast remote that will work the cable box from 35 feet away (yes, I measured it). If it can run the cable box at that distance, it it unlikely that it would suddenly lack range when I point it at the TV. So... I think it's the IR receiver that's the problem... at least in my setup. Of course, it doesn't help that the receiver is on the FAR LEFT BOTTOM of the TV.

/2 cents


My friend just got this tv and it IS the remote. He programmed his harmony 880 remote to control the tv and there are no issues with the signal and the range. It works flawless. So my suggestion is (until vizio enables the wifi feature of the remote to work via firmware update) get a universal remote to control the tv or program your cable box remote to control the TV for the time being.
post #162 of 885
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Originally Posted by labboypro View Post

Contrary to what others have posted, I don't think the remote itself is the problem. Instead, I think it's the IR receiver on the unit. I have the same "remote receive" issues with _2_ different programmable remotes, and one is a generic gray Comcast remote that will work the cable box from 35 feet away (yes, I measured it). If it can run the cable box at that distance, it it unlikely that it would suddenly lack range when I point it at the TV. So... I think it's the IR receiver that's the problem... at least in my setup. Of course, it doesn't help that the receiver is on the FAR LEFT BOTTOM of the TV.

/2 cents

I too was having nothing but problems with the remote, and yes, having the receiver on the underneath/bottom of the TV is ridiculous. I took a very small strip of aluminum foil and taped it to the back of the TV, letting about an inch of foil hang directly under the remote signal receiver. I then bent the foil forward to act as a deflector if you will. The remote now works perfectly from anywhere in my living room on the first button push EVERY time.
post #163 of 885
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Originally Posted by labboypro View Post

Contrary to what others have posted, I don't think the remote itself is the problem. Instead, I think it's the IR receiver on the unit. I have the same "remote receive" issues with _2_ different programmable remotes, and one is a generic gray Comcast remote that will work the cable box from 35 feet away (yes, I measured it). If it can run the cable box at that distance, it it unlikely that it would suddenly lack range when I point it at the TV. So... I think it's the IR receiver that's the problem... at least in my setup. Of course, it doesn't help that the receiver is on the FAR LEFT BOTTOM of the TV.

/2 cents

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Originally Posted by Jasonn B View Post

My friend just got this tv and it IS the remote. He programmed his harmony 880 remote to control the tv and there are no issues with the signal and the range. It works flawless. So my suggestion is (until vizio enables the wifi feature of the remote to work via firmware update) get a universal remote to control the tv or program your cable box remote to control the TV for the time being.

That's what I did. And that's what I said I did in the post you replied to.

And, my anecdote isn't from a friend... it's from me. And the _2_ remotes that work fine at any distance that the walls of my house will bear (I didn't go into my back yard, but wouldn't be surprised if the Comcast remote worked even out there), NEITHER works any better than the supplied remote ON THE TV, but BOTH work just fine on other devices in the same setup (cable box, Oppo DVD, and Denon AVR), including the Comcast cable remote, which controls the Comcast cable box that is right next to the TV, at a distance of _35_ feet. Your friend's experience may well be different... or, you may be getting inaccurate secondhand info from your friend. The information I am providing comes firsthand from my own experience with my own products in my own home.
post #164 of 885
Hmm, well I hope that isn't the case. If it is the IR sensor, that's bad. But, everything I've read says it's the remote and a good universal will fix the issue, most that say the issue is fixed, have a Logitech Harmony remote.. Here are some other informative posts about the remote issue and how they fixed it with a Harmony remote. These are real world reviews with people who own these tv's:

http://reviews.costco.com/2070/100055150/vizio-vizio-m801d-a3-80-razor-led-smart-tv-w-theater-3d-reviews/reviews.htm?reviewID=45537581 -read the review posted aug 30th

http://www.amazon.com/review/R20WBFLLIZ9C15/ref=cm_srch_res_rtr_alt_1

http://www.amazon.com/review/RPXGQF2OUVXRO/ref=cm_srch_res_rtr_alt_3
post #165 of 885
I programmed my Brighthouse HD box remote for my Vizio 701d and it sucks just as bad as the VIzio remote, but I control the cable box from anywhere in the room, including bouncing the signal off walls, etc. I am exchanging tomorrow am for an 801d so can report back if the 80" is better/worse for the remote tomorrow after we get it set up.
post #166 of 885
Cool. Would be interesting if the 80" is better
post #167 of 885
Just got back from exchanging the 701d for the 801d at Costco, haven't had time to tweak anything yet but initial impression using the calibrated mode - way better than the 701d, will be able to tell more tonight once it gets dark as our living room is really bright but minimal clouding and flashlighting noticeable now during the day. The Vizio logo screen on startup is like 1000% better than the 701d I had.

For the remote - I would call it marginally better, don't have to be so exact with pointing it at the exact lower left corner by the power indicator. Oddly enough though, the Brighthouse HD box remote is worse on this one than on the 70", can't bounce the signal off the walls anymore, has to be at least pointed at the TV for it to work. Don't know what to make of that in terms of remote vs. TV. We use the Brighthouse as a universal most of the time anyway so I am OK, still hoping Vizio sends out the update for the wifi remote ability though.

Update installed the first time I turned it off and back on again after getting it set up with the wireless - we powered it on and plugged in the power and the HDMI cable into HDMI 1 port to check and make sure screen wasn't cracked, dead pixels, etc. - then turned it off but left it connected and plugged in, lifted it out of the box and had a friend attach the stand. Then plunked it down on the stand. We are using a 'fake' AV stand - two IKEA Malm coffee tables - the 801d actually fits it perfectly in width, literally almost exactly the same width as the two IKEA coffee tables together (only issue I see thus far with the tables is the shelves are a little weak, my Pioneer sc-1522 bows it a litte bit and due to having the middle legs there, the center speaker can't be right in the center, I have it on the shelf on the left table, the Pioneer on the shelf on the right table.)

Size wise, can't believe how noticeable the 10" difference is, the 701d was a big TV, the 801d is huge and has way more WOW! factor in terms of sheer size...we had upgraded in the past from a 46" to a 55" and didn't notice nearly as much difference. The 801d is just plain massive. Also can't believe the weight difference - 701d was just under 98 lbs with the stand, which is pretty heavy, this one is like 136 according to the box, those 10" are heavy! Don't have the two side by side to compare as we returned the 701d, then picked up the 801d the same visit but I think the stand on the 801d is wider and heavier, at least I hope it is and I am not imagining it - almost 40 lbs heavier than the 70".

Will report back more when I have a chance to tweak the settings and watch some content tonight in a dark room.
post #168 of 885
Hopefully not as bad as 70 was but you will still have those edge lit issues hopefully not so brutal. Man it seems like the 70" version is more plumage with issues seen a lot of 70 owners complaining. How about we get some pics of your setup would help tongue.gif
post #169 of 885
There are also many very satisfied 70 and 80 inch users. One thing he will get is the ability to get a very accurate calibration (per ursa99, who used EYE1 and HCFR color meters to calibrate his), more accurate than Rockman's Sharp set.
post #170 of 885
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Originally Posted by Devin Reeder View Post

For my M801, I wanted a mount that would span 32" (3 16"-on-center studs). I found a great one in the Sanus Visionmount, Model VMPL3b. It's rated for 27" - 90", tilting or low-profile. As of today, it's available from Amazon for $143.99 with free 2-day shipping if you're a Prime member. It is stout! 6 lag bolts in 3 studs. It's not going anywhere, and for a TV this large, that gives me peace of mind.

Also, it was really easy to level when I mounted it. I drilled and drove the top-center screw and then just set my level on top. I used the tilting mounts on the back of the TV, but I set them so that the TV's completely vertical, because it gives you a couple of inches to squeeze in behind in case you have to plug or unplug any cables. Just an excellent product, in my opinion.

Does this mount allow you to telescope the TV forward and back? Or is it fixed location other than the tilt up/down? I kind of need the telescope function to easily service connections on the back since mine is mounted flush IN a wall, not flush ON a wall.
post #171 of 885
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Originally Posted by josephpearson View Post

There are also many very satisfied 70 and 80 inch users. One thing he will get is the ability to get a very accurate calibration (per ursa99, who used EYE1 and HCFR color meters to calibrate his), more accurate than Rockman's Sharp set.

Doubt that smile.gif but opinions are just that glad you know all my settings for both my 80s eek.gif

Anywho back on topic lets get some pics
post #172 of 885
Can anybody give me a measurement on this set, from the rear of the tv to the front of the stand. So I can modify my entertainment center to accept this tv which I plan on purchasing at the end of this month. Thanks
post #173 of 885
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Originally Posted by PDDUFRENE View Post

Can anybody give me a measurement on this set, from the rear of the tv to the front of the stand. So I can modify my entertainment center to accept this tv which I plan on purchasing at the end of this month. Thanks

The stand is 12.75" deep. 5" of the stand protrude in front of the screen.

Can anyone answer my question above about the suggested wall mount???
post #174 of 885
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Originally Posted by labboypro View Post

The stand is 12.75" deep. 5" of the stand protrude in front of the screen.

Can anyone answer my question above about the suggested wall mount???
Thanks!
post #175 of 885
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Originally Posted by labboypro View Post

Does this mount allow you to telescope the TV forward and back? Or is it fixed location other than the tilt up/down? I kind of need the telescope function to easily service connections on the back since mine is mounted flush IN a wall, not flush ON a wall.
That particular mount just tilts up and down. They have a mount that's telescopic but it's $300 plus dollars.
post #176 of 885
Mine was delivered yesterday. Bought it at Costco got the extra warranty.
That sucker is big.

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Originally Posted by labboypro View Post

I'm in. Just returned from a Costco run. Store had about a dozen of them in stock. My Mitsu 73" is getting long in the tooth, and has started doing a strange color flicker from time to time (bad stuff... reds go to green, blue to purple, and other "color circuitry" problems. It is intermittent, and seems to go away for a while if I do a hard reset... but I need my TV to be in top notch condition when I'm laying around eating potato chips! So... I went with the Visio 801. I just finished getting it up and running. It has a very odd picture movement that I am unfamiliar with, since my other TV was a projection unit. Everything presents itself like a soap opera... a very over-real image (I'm sure you guys have a term for this... I just don't know it). Anyway, the Vizio is a very visually appealing unit, except for the base. I have a "wood wall" where everything is flushed in, and the base makes the TV stick back beyond the flush line. I think I'm going to rework some of the structure behind the TV so I can use a VESA hanger, so I can get rid of the stand. It will allow me to move the TV forward a good 5" or so, and flush it to everything else. I'm old and crusty now, and tired just from unboxing the thing... so we'll see if I ever actually get around to fixing the install issue.

Oh, and just to add one more voice to the many... the remote SUCKS!

I'm seeing the soap opera effect on the non HD channels. Looks wierd.
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Originally Posted by RockmanX View Post

You have it right soap opera effect you can calibrate motion settings to rid that effect as far as remote get a harmony and problem solved

Haven't played with it a lot yet.
How do you calibrate the motion settings?
What causes the soap Opera effect.


Thanks
post #177 of 885
Got you zman Pmed you
post #178 of 885
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Originally Posted by zman803 View Post

How do you calibrate the motion settings?
What causes the soap Opera effect.

So far, I've found only one "motion" setting under Advanced Picture. I toyed with the various settings and eventually just turned it OFF. As for the other settings, I used the AVS HD709 DVD (AVCHD version) and ran it through my Oppo Blue-Ray to set up the TV. I dialed in everything but tint and hue because I don't have blue glasses and I couldn't find a blue filter setting on the TV itself. Much better so far (partly because I'm getting used to the more clinical look of the LCD over the DLP it replaced).
post #179 of 885
I like the soap opera effect. My wife doesn't .
To turn it off:
goto Menu, Picture, More, Advanced Picture, Smooth Motion Effect, and set to Off

post #180 of 885
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Originally Posted by labboypro View Post

Does this mount allow you to telescope the TV forward and back? Or is it fixed location other than the tilt up/down? I kind of need the telescope function to easily service connections on the back since mine is mounted flush IN a wall, not flush ON a wall.

I got the Level Mount Lvmdc65dmc 37 - 85 Deluxe Cantilever Full Motion Flat Panel Mount
It let's you telescope and tilt. You can get it at
Walmart - http://www.walmart.com/ip/Level-TV-Wall-Mount-34-65-Deluxe-Cantilever-Full-Motion-Mount-plus-extends-14-DC65DMC/10056410
Home Depot - http://www.homedepot.com/p/Level-Mount-Deluxe-Cantilever-Mount-Fits-37-to-85-in-TVs-DC65DMC/100649679#.UjGGWT95b2Y
for $199.00
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