Sweet Styln.. Ok Now I have to get one.. LOL My wife is gonna kill me..
I downloaded the brakein video as well. I don't have a setup video not sure if I really need one though given I have settings from other posters on this forum. I plan to make the setting changes and just let the brake in video run. Then after a 100 hours sit back a fiddle with it a bit. I doubt there will be much to change. First thing folks need to do is get there systems out of vivid mode. Set it to cinima if you don't want to go through custom settings yet. This will get you close.
Anyway Just to touch on some posts:
As far as I know most Plasma displays under 4K will buzz to a certain exstent. If you need to get within a few feet of it, in a quiet room you are fine! If you can hear it ten feet away with the sound on then there is an issue.
I was at Circuit city on Saturday. I was watching an NFL game which I don't think was HD. Picture quality was not that great. But in fact all the plasmas didn't look that great. So based on a poor source they all are about the same in my opinion. Unfortunately you really need to do the following:
Get yourself an HD-DVD player with HDMI. Get good source material. There are some setup DVDs with high quality source. Hook them up to each monitor after doing a custom setting to get as close to 6500 standard as possible. Watch them all in the same viewing environment, ie low light or full dark room. Ok sound impossible well then you are close to what we face when trying to purchase a new tv. Hands down there are so many factors that you can't cover them all. For me my viewing environment at home involves a room with lots of windows so a projector is out of the question. It is a large room so viewing angles will not be perfect which gets rid of rear projection LCDs. hhhmmm ok now I only have LCDs or Plasmas. Given my 18x20 room size I can go big on both, but ok a 58" LCD costs how much!!! ok you get my point. Just widdle down your options then look at what you are left with.
I have heard users say they have this issue and some do not. I am really not sure why, but it may be a flaw in there color settings. As far as I can tell unless there is a way the home user can get into the these settings then you may need to get a hold of a profesional. Simply put the home user does not have access to all the various settings the plasma can really do. Why? Because we are all not that smart, and can easly hose a brand new plasma we just brought home.
Solution: CALL CALL CALL!!!! Make Vizio aware of the issue. I am optamistic that once they have heard there is an issue then it will get fixed.
Onion: I have heard from folks that it will either push red or green. If you set it to cinima standard settings, does it go away?
I posted a few pages ago what I thought was access to the factory settings. Someone said that it may or may not have been correct for the new model. If anyone knows a profesional installer take them out and get them drunk to spill the beans on this.
I think once we know how to get in we can correct any overscan issues, and bump the color the few fractions it needs to correct the color shift in custom settings. then we can all post our results, and get this sorted. I thnk that given the collective brain power here there isn't any reason why we can get this display to truely shine!
tmartinjr: Thanks for you comparisons! I truely believe that source is everything. Honestly all plasma displays ie the glass are produced at one of two factories in Tiwan. Where things change are components, and looks. Units use different video processors, and better or worse hardware for power sound etc. QC is another question. I think Vizio is getting better. Since they are not first teir I can fully expect that there may be some issues, but at current pricing they are still anywhere from $500 to $1,000 less then the first tier equivlent. Just something we all need to remember...
Cable and such:
I think that you should use the pass through option on an STB, and get a STB if you don't have one. Even though you can get over the air, there is the tuning time it takes to pick up the signal. Just like in the old days. Plus I really like my Dish Network. I can go in and search for programs, and not just thumb aimlessly through channels looking for something to watch. I can figure out there is nothing to watch on 300 + channels in a fraction of the time!!
The other recomendation I have heard is set it to 720p and let VIZIO see it that way. Depending on your STB and your provider you may need to try and see what works for you.