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post #571 of 895
Maybe I have not read far enough or missed the thread,What kind of stand is good for this.
post #572 of 895
Has anyone seen any good free 3D videos online like on YouTube to show off on this 80" HDTV with its provided 3D glasses? If so, then please kindly share. wink.gif
post #573 of 895
Does anyone know the difference between the M801D-A3 and the M801D-A3R?
I got my replacement and they sent me M801D-A3R instead of the M801D-A3 which I had.
I know it comes with 8 pair of glasses but is there any other difference because the picture doesn't seem as good.
The picture on my old set (M801D-A3) was great. but on the new one (M801D-A3R) it looks pixely especially in the blacks and people's faces looks washed out like a water color painting.
I didn't have this on my old set.
post #574 of 895
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Originally Posted by scottvf View Post

Does anyone know the difference between the M801D-A3 and the M801D-A3R?
I got my replacement and they sent me M801D-A3R instead of the M801D-A3 which I had.
I know it comes with 8 pair of glasses but is there any other difference because the picture doesn't seem as good.
The picture on my old set (M801D-A3) was great. but on the new one (M801D-A3R) it looks pixely especially in the blacks and people's faces looks washed out like a water color painting.
I didn't have this on my old set.
I don't have either yet but from what I read, the number of 3D glasses is the only difference.
post #575 of 895
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Originally Posted by scottvf View Post

Does anyone know the difference between the M801D-A3 and the M801D-A3R?
I got my replacement and they sent me M801D-A3R instead of the M801D-A3 which I had.
I know it comes with 8 pair of glasses but is there any other difference because the picture doesn't seem as good.
The picture on my old set (M801D-A3) was great. but on the new one (M801D-A3R) it looks pixely especially in the blacks and people's faces looks washed out like a water color painting.
I didn't have this on my old set.

The only difference is the glasses. One is the code for the set that will be sold at membership store that usually cut the price (Costco, Sam's). They are the same exact tv besides that.
post #576 of 895
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Maybe I have not read far enough or missed the thread,What kind of stand is good for this.
I got the Oxford 83'' Black TV Stand [TPT83G29-FS-INV] by Innovex from Bizchair.com. Looks great with the Vizio 80" and the price was very reasonable (245 delivered).
post #577 of 895
Wonder if they used a different screen? All I know is it looks like a cheaper tv. The picture is terrible compared to my other one. Even when I put the settings the same as my old tv (brightness, contrast, ect) the picture looks washed out.
post #578 of 895
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Wonder if they used a different screen? All I know is it looks like a cheaper tv. The picture is terrible compared to my other one. Even when I put the settings the same as my old tv (brightness, contrast, ect) the picture looks washed out.

Same screens, same circuit board same bezel. The difference is the glasses and the letter at the end. Don't let it go to you head, it's different but the same lol.
post #579 of 895
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Originally Posted by scottvf View Post

Wonder if they used a different screen? All I know is it looks like a cheaper tv. The picture is terrible compared to my other one. Even when I put the settings the same as my old tv (brightness, contrast, ect) the picture looks washed out.

Picture settings rarely transfer well from tv to tv because of component variances and other factors. You would be best to try to adjust your settings using a disk such as WoW, AVS HD-709, etc before giving up on your tv.
post #580 of 895
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

Picture settings rarely transfer well from tv to tv because of component variances and other factors. You would be best to try to adjust your settings using a disk such as WoW, AVS HD-709, etc before giving up on your tv.

Has nothing to do with the picture settings because no matter what settings my old tv was it was never pixaly or had a washed out picture.
I do use calibration bluray for calibrating both sets, but the old set looked good at any setting. The calibration disk only made it look better. This tv doesn't look that great at any settings.
I wonder if I got a bad one?
Kind of looks like I'm watching streaming web video with the pixelation.
post #581 of 895
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Originally Posted by scottvf View Post

Has nothing to do with the picture settings because no matter what settings my old tv was it was never pixaly or had a washed out picture.
I do use calibration bluray for calibrating both sets, but the old set looked good at any setting. The calibration disk only made it look better. This tv doesn't look that great at any settings.
I wonder if I got a bad one?
Kind of looks like I'm watching streaming web video with the pixelation.

Check to see if you have overscan on (zoom), that can be causing all these issues that you mention.
post #582 of 895
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Originally Posted by scottvf View Post

Has nothing to do with the picture settings because no matter what settings my old tv was it was never pixaly or had a washed out picture.
I do use calibration bluray for calibrating both sets, but the old set looked good at any setting. The calibration disk only made it look better. This tv doesn't look that great at any settings.
I wonder if I got a bad one?
Kind of looks like I'm watching streaming web video with the pixelation.

I'm experiencing this too! Do you have directv?? Ps4 gaming looks amazing but directv looks awful and pixelated.
post #583 of 895
Someone asked if I would post the receipt, well here you go!
Edited by tsakuta - 11/24/13 at 3:27pm
post #584 of 895
I would definitely buy it today if I found that deal.
post #585 of 895
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Originally Posted by scottvf View Post

Has nothing to do with the picture settings because no matter what settings my old tv was it was never pixaly or had a washed out picture.
I do use calibration bluray for calibrating both sets, but the old set looked good at any setting. The calibration disk only made it look better. This tv doesn't look that great at any settings.
I wonder if I got a bad one?
Kind of looks like I'm watching streaming web video with the pixelation.

Picture settings will be different from tv to tv but if you've already tried to adjust your tv with a disk and didn't get better results then yeah, it could be the tv. Especially is your other tv looks just fine using the same source material and after being adjusted with a disk.
post #586 of 895
I just want to find this TV under $3300 before taxes and I'm in. Wish I could get that lucky. Was the TV scratched up or anything?
post #587 of 895
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Originally Posted by tsakuta View Post

Someone asked if I would post the receipt, week here you go!
Is that Sam's Club?
post #588 of 895
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Is that Sam's Club?

It says Sam's Club on the top of the receipt.
post #589 of 895
Those of you who wall mounted this tv, which one did you use? I'm not looking for anything fancy (articulating, extending, etc etc), I just want the tv to be secure.

Thanks
post #590 of 895
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

Is that Sam's Club?

It says Sam's Club on the top of the receipt.
Thanks. It was hard to read with that red text overlay.
post #591 of 895
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

I just want to find this TV under $3300 before taxes and I'm in. Wish I could get that lucky. Was the TV scratched up or anything?
No, it was their display. It had only been there a couple months. They were using a regular DVD player as the source so the picture looked terrible. I'm sure that is part of the reason it didn't sell right away. There were a few finger and hand prints on the screen, but they came right off. I was even able to get a 5 year square trade warranty for $149 when I registered it on the Vizio website.
post #592 of 895
Here are some pictures of what I'm talking about. My other TV didn't look this way. I use tivo roamio with Comcast and DVDO Edge.



post #593 of 895
Here is my old tv, and it looks great.

post #594 of 895
I found this on another site..

Hello!
Looks like pixels are appearing due to the failure of TV's main board. There is no "reset" button at all. the problem occurs due to fatigue failure of solder joints under main board's microprocessor. Technology has changed, but not in our favor! At computer motherboards, there is "zero insertion force" plug, which connects "micro" to the main(mother) board. It allows I.C. chip to be well connected to the circuitry, despite the difference in ambient temperature. Latter makes of TV's main boards using laser soldering of 100+ contacts to flat board via led-free solder alloy. after numerous cold/hot/cold cycles, the alloy becomes brittle and fails to connect all the pins of "giga chip" to the board. Plus: there is no such thing as a cooling fan or, even basic heat sink in most brands. "Disposal" technology! The only way to cure the problem is to replace main(signal) board, if your set is less than 3 years old. If more, there is a possibility of bad capacitors in a power supply. If the set hesitates to start up cold, that's the issue. But...? Couple month ago I did replace main board in 46" Samsung LCD Panel, due to the same reason. Looks like you are up to repair your set. whether it's a panel or D.L.P. the problem is beyond "reset"! It will only get worse over the time. Call for service or give me your model#. I might help you with part search and replacement procedure.
Thanks,
Alex.

I wonder if this is my problem?
post #595 of 895
OK, I am debating to buy a movie soon. Life of Pi or Jurassic Park for a first BR 3D movie? Both movies were good, but which one is better to look visually on this 80" Vizio HDTV screen and Sony BR player? wink.gif
post #596 of 895
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

OK, I am debating to buy a movie soon. Life of Pi or Jurassic Park for a first BR 3D movie? Both movies were good, but which one is better to look visually on this 80" Vizio HDTV screen and Sony BR player? wink.gif

Life of Pi hands down in the better 3D blu ray
post #597 of 895
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

OK, I am debating to buy a movie soon. Life of Pi or Jurassic Park for a first BR 3D movie? Both movies were good, but which one is better to look visually on this 80" Vizio HDTV screen and Sony BR player? wink.gif

its time to show off the 3D in your TV, here is my list for 20 must own 3D blu rays is... (No particular order * denotes reference quality)

Prometheus*
Titanic*
Wizard of OZ*
Life of Pi*
Hugo*
Adventures of Tintin
Pacific Rim*
Tron: Legacy
Alice in Wonderlad
The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Dredd
Legend of the Gaurdians*
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Top Gun
Coraline
Paranoman*
Avatar*
Avengers
Man of Steel
John Carter
IMAX Under the Sea
post #598 of 895
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

OK, I am debating to buy a movie soon. Life of Pi or Jurassic Park for a first BR 3D movie? Both movies were good, but which one is better to look visually on this 80" Vizio HDTV screen and Sony BR player? wink.gif

its time to show off the 3D in your TV, here is my list for 20 must own 3D blu rays is... (No particular order * denotes reference quality)

Prometheus*
Titanic*
Wizard of OZ*
Life of Pi*
Hugo*
Adventures of Tintin
Pacific Rim*
Tron: Legacy
Alice in Wonderlad
The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Dredd
Legend of the Gaurdians*
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Top Gun
Coraline
Paranoman*
Avatar*
Avengers
Man of Steel
John Carter
IMAX Under the Sea
No Jurassic Park? Wow.
post #599 of 895
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Originally Posted by phildaant View Post

No Jurassic Park? Wow.

Jurassic Park 3d is in my blu-ray collection, I like JP3D however it does not hold a candle to the ones I noted on this list. It often looks “flat” not life like. Jurassic Park wasn’t the best 3D converted but it wasn’t the worst. Titanic is the BEST conversion I have ever seen. Your jaw will hit the floor upon watching it. Now the most fun in a 3D movie I have had to date is Pacific Rim. If you wanted Jurassic Park 3D cause of the dinos in 3D, Pacific Rim has no dinos but it has big awesome monsters and robots what’s not to love!
post #600 of 895
Hi, can someone please tell me the exact measurement depth of the TV at the edges? I know the overall depth for the 80" is 2.62", but at the edges of the TV I assume is it thinner. I cannot find that measurement at all. Thanks! I am hoping to squeeze this thing into a built in entertainment area, it will fit but will need to go in at an angle, so I am hoping it is thinner.
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