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post #61 of 480
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Originally Posted by csrini1 View Post

not yet, worried if they tell me that they will send a refurbished set,which i dont want. ota HD channels are great on this. I will in LA. SD channels not so good.

Called VIZIO, they are saying it is normal as there are 5 fans running inside and there is nothing they can do about it!!
post #62 of 480
Anyone here attached their PC to the HDMI and or VGA inputs? Are you able to set the resolution to the panels native 1366 x 768? If so, is there overscan? If so by how much.
post #63 of 480
Sound can be subjective. For what it is worth my set (January) build has non-existent fan noise.

I asked my wife the same question and she hears no fan noise either. I used to have a 50" Vizio when they first launched and that was some fan noise...

-edit-

This morning I did hear the fans running. A low hum. Compated to the launch 50" units this is unit is as quite as a mouse.

Overall, very pleased with this sets performance. We really like the bezel color as well.

I noticed that on two of the HDMI ports I get some minor red static...the other two are fine.

Also, looks like I have one black pixel. This type of thing used to bug the heck out of me...but you can't see it at normal viewing distance and it's bound to happen.
post #64 of 480
I get my HD locals through the qam tuner. The program guide reads no info. and there is no info. when you hit the info button. Is it the TV or is Comcast not supplying any program info.?
post #65 of 480
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Originally Posted by wal-dog View Post

I get my HD locals through the qam tuner. The program guide reads no info. and there is no info. when you hit the info button. Is it the TV or is Comcast not supplying any program info.?

well, i get all the information for the programs. i remember for sure for cbs/abc/nbc/fox/ktla. I am in LA. not sure if it makes difference. the basketball games last night were great!!
post #66 of 480
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Originally Posted by wal-dog View Post

I get my HD locals through the qam tuner. The program guide reads no info. and there is no info. when you hit the info button. Is it the TV or is Comcast not supplying any program info.?

It all depends on if your local cable carrier is passing epg info or not.
post #67 of 480
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Originally Posted by joeyjoeyjoey View Post

It all depends on if your local cable carrier is passing epg info or not.

pardon my ignorance here, i only have the ota antenna connected to the tv, nothing else. So how is the local cable carrier able to pass info to my tv??
post #68 of 480
Its all cable carrier dependant. Some pass local DTV channels unencrypted (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS) through the same cable that carriers your basic channels.

One way to check if your carrier does this is to plug in the cable tv from the wall to your tv and scan it.

edit: pg 32 of the manual briefly mentions the set can tun clear (unencrypted) QAM channels.
post #69 of 480
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Originally Posted by joeyjoeyjoey View Post

It all depends on if your local cable carrier is passing epg info or not.

EPG info is available when I use the STB so shouldn't the qam tuner of the TV pick up the EPG?
post #70 of 480
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Originally Posted by wal-dog View Post

EPG info is available when I use the STB so shouldn't the qam tuner of the TV pick up the EPG?

EPG from the STB when you press the Guide button on the STB remote v. pressing the info button on the remote for the TV is different. That is if I am understanding your post correctly.

The STB gets the guide information differently than how the qam tuner gets its epg information. 2 different things.
post #71 of 480
I'm seriously thinking about getting this 60" Visio. I would want to mount it above the fireplace, picture attached.

Anyone have any suggestions, and is anyone planning to do this with their Visio?

post #72 of 480
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Originally Posted by Jasonn B View Post

I'm seriously thinking about getting this 60" Visio. I would want to mount it above the fireplace, picture attached.

Anyone have any suggestions, and is anyone planning to do this with their Visio?


My personal opinion, this thing is way tooo heavy like 180 pounds, thats why i did not put it on the wall.
post #73 of 480
I purchased the wall mount from Costco - It's rated to hold this set's weight.

I recommend adding a few extra bolts to secure the faceplate to the wall.
post #74 of 480
I don't see any problem setting the tv directly on top of this fireplace. I would make sure it is not front heavy so as to tip forward. If mounting to the wall I would purchase a mount that spans 3 studs. This will be very strong. Just make sure mounts wall plate is atleast 32in. wide so you can hit 3 studs(16 on center studs) with 2 lag screws into each stud. That will hold 180lbs. What blows my mind is the short stubby screws that hold tv to the mount arms. That concerned me when I mounted my p50a10 to wall. It's still hanging there!
post #75 of 480
Great pics!!! In your 2nd pic, what is below the Visio logo, looks like a little black rectangle box?
post #76 of 480
Thanks...that is the detachable sound bar. This unit has down firing speakers so you can attach this piece as it reflects sound "forward". It's acrylic with a matching center piece the color of the units bezel.

Great idea of Vizio on the speakers. Makes the set look so much better than the 50" imo.

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Originally Posted by Jasonn B View Post

Great pics!!! In your 2nd pic, what is below the Visio logo, looks like a little black rectangle box?
post #77 of 480
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DaBigKahuna View Post

Thanks...that is the detachable sound bar. This unit has down firing speakers so you can attach this piece as it reflects sound "forward". It's acrylic with a matching center piece the color of the units bezel.

Great idea of Vizio on the speakers. Makes the set look so much better than the 50" imo.


I agree...great idea and the sound is terrific...one word of caution...remove it before you try to pick up the tv (LOL...I know from experience )
post #78 of 480
Does this TV have only one RF input? I have OTA and Cable, and my Vizo LCD only has one RF input, so I'm stuck switching the cables if I wanna use the QAM or ATSC tuners. Kinda frustrating to have two tuners like that but only one RF input. . . .
Thought there'd be more buzz on this unit since it goes on coupon at Costco this coming Sunday, looks like a great pic to me, despite all the naysayers. . . .
post #79 of 480
I saw this unit at Costco and was planning on buying it but after seeing it in person I changed my mind...I just dont like the bronze/gold finish at all...I'd recommend checking this out in person for yourself and see how you like the bezel finish and color before deciding.

On the picture above, the last close up shot, is that the "screen door effect" I hear alot of people talking about? Is that also apparent on the 63" Philips plasma as well?
post #80 of 480
I love the case. I think it's very classy and has an expensive look to it. I bought it yesterday, and they will let me bring in the coupon after the 26th and credit back the $300 for the Coupon. I also bought their $99 Wall mount unit, which looks very nice.

Also, if you have the Costco Amex card, you get 2% cash back, so that's another $80 off!

post #81 of 480
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Originally Posted by jbailey895 View Post

Does this TV have only one RF input? I have OTA and Cable, and my Vizo LCD only has one RF input, so I'm stuck switching the cables if I wanna use the QAM or ATSC tuners. Kinda frustrating to have two tuners like that but only one RF input. . . .
Thought there'd be more buzz on this unit since it goes on coupon at Costco this coming Sunday, looks like a great pic to me, despite all the naysayers. . . .


wow Bailey, I am also doing exactly the same thing!! I think we can use a splitter(from monoprice or pcmicro??) which can accept 2 inputs(one from antenna and one from dish/cable/directv), and out to TV. I am not sure though if this setup will work, still thinking... this splitter is like 10 dollars shipped, so may buy this and experiment.

Please let me also know if you know of any other setup, i dont want to do this switching stuff everytime i want to use DTV on this set.
post #82 of 480
Yep, I think I'll look for a splitter with an IR blaster to be controlled by my harmony. I don't understand why they'd put QAM, NTSC and ATSC tuners in the same box with only one RF input, yet give you 4 HDMI's. oh well. still, the pic looks great. This thing's going over my fireplace where a 65" HP DLP sat before it took a dump and HP totally blew me off. Since Vizio is only up the coast from me a bit, I'm pretty comfy with the combo of a close manufacturer and Costco standing behind it.
post #83 of 480
Remember, Costco is CHANGING their return policy. Here in PA the new policy starts 3/26/07, and you have 90 days to return.

This is why I bought it before then, so I could bring it back at ANY time. Some area costco's have already started the new policy, but here they didn't yet. As long as you buy it BEFORE they change it, you are golden.
post #84 of 480
Also, forgot to mention... Costo now has the Wall mount for this TV, $99, and holds up to 200 pounds, nice quality.
post #85 of 480
Jason,

So did you get this set and the mount?
post #86 of 480
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Originally Posted by DaBigKahuna View Post

Jason,

So did you get this set and the mount?

Yep, both. But won't be able to install for about 2 months. That's when I'm moving into the new house.
post #87 of 480
guardkey, do you want to run the avia disk one again and see what settings it comes up with, just curious...
If you can then post the settings like you did before, it might help me adjust mine, a little bit. sorry for the trouble.

Thanks
post #88 of 480
another question guardkey, how did u find out how many hours were there on this set. I read in one of your posts, that your set had 165 hrs?? just curious. In the basic menu settings i did not find any option to see the number of hours this TV was on.
post #89 of 480
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Originally Posted by joeyjoeyjoey View Post

re: overcan. To those with a dvd player and even better a computer attached via hdmi what is your overscan %



The picture above is from the avia disc. I have also email vizioce last week and hopefully awaiting a response

I only wish to know if there is any overscan on the hdmi input and if there is is there a service menus to correct this.

Any response from Vizio??
post #90 of 480
Thread Starter 
Funny you asked about calibration...I was just finishing up with this.

Okay, last questions first.
According to the Avia disk, my set has about 3 1/2% overscan on both left and right. Top is approx. 3.9% and bottom is about 4.3%.

From a casual viewer perspective, it "feels" as if the video image is zoomed a tiny bit, and that there is some border that is cut off. Not a big deal...but just something to note. Also, I'm not sure if there is any way to fix this but I'll call Vizio tomorrow to ask.

As for the number of hours on the TV. I have not yet found an actual onboard counter. I simply estimated the number of hours per day that the set is on, multiplied by the number of days I've had it. Since I work from home, my set is usually on from the time I wake up till I go to sleep....roughly 15-18 hours per day.

Okay, as of today, I've recalibrated my set. I purposely did NOT look at any previous settings, took lots of notes during the "how to" portions of the video, and basically acted as if I had never done it before.... So the message here is... Take this with a grain of salt!

Here it is (via HDMI #4 on Sony DVP71HP upconverting DVD)
Pic Mode: Custom
Brightness: 53
Contrast: 45
Saturation: 44
Hue: 4
Sharpness: 4 (I think this might be low, but AVIA suggests waiting awhile before readjusting....so thats what I'm gonna do)
Advanced: all off (dynamic cont. to 0)
Color Temp:
Red: 47
Green: 39
Blue: 48

The PQ is definately different. I plan on watching some DVDs tonight an see how it goes.

Please try these settings for yourself and if you discover a better combination, please let me know.

One note....as mentioned in the recent CNET review. There are up to 3 increments within each change of "number" within each setting. This means that, while the remote seems to be malfunctioning, it is NOT....it just takes a few presses of the button to get to the next number. For example, when you adjust the color red, you might press the increase/decrease button 3 time before the actual number changes. Think of it like each number is divided by thirds.

I don't think this is a big deal because it is not random...it happens every single time you adjust. This means that there is more "fine tuning" capabilities than it seems.

Okay...let me know how this works for you and if you have any suggestions.

Thanks
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