Originally Posted by wajo
After 3 Vizio LCD HDTVs, got my first 47" Vizio LED HDTV, and what a difference it makes with these recorders!
Audio a little "wimpy" requiring ~33-36 setting out of 100 for ME to hear some recorded shows clearly, but adding my AVR audio with speaker next to my chair is GREAT at "wife-level" setting!
My model is a M470VSE
, which is their "Razor" Smart HDTV with internet apps and slim frame. Weight is WAY less than their older LCDs, power use is also WAY less (52W op., <1W standby), and heat is hardly noticeable (my 47" LCD makes a great heater).
Well ... technically, it's a 42" screen - I see they're having fun with "diagonal" vs "true" screen dimensions again. A round of applause for marketeers everywhere!! They all deserve the clap!clap
Not a diss ... my Sony EX710 is a 42" too. Perfect size for my room, no matter how it's measured. I personally got hit a couple times on the forums for "settling" for an LED instead of going with a REAL PLASMA screen, but ... pshaw ... that's like the tube vs transistor thing. Although, truth be told, main reason I got the Sony is it was a heavily discounted replacement for a 3LCD that had gone bad. $300 for a 47 ... er ... 42" (or 40x22 HD) screen taint bad! And, more importantly - anyone who's seen it (including me) likes it.
Score another one for the marketeers though ...clap
I see Visio is calling their edge-lit screens "Razor LED" ... I expect in response to some bad reviews about "flashlighting" and hot spots in edge lit screens. I read thru all that too (right here on AVS) and there were a number of people who had to go the service or replacement route to "fix" the "problem". I never lost any sleep over it - only time I see any evidence of that is in super dark scenes, and it's momentary. It's just something you get used to. Some careful tweaking of levels and backlighting have (almost) eliminated it entirely. You probably haven't even noticed it ... until now anyway. Yes ... I am pure evil ...
And ya ... I may be talkin' out my a$$ on the edge lighting issues ... a year is a LONG time in technology development, and that's fairly recent stuff.
That said, the very bestest screen I ever did see was the Sony 3LCD that went south with the dreaded fried optical block issue. Anything else for me is a compromise. Unfortunately, that seems to have killed 3LCD development entirely.
Oh, yeah ... Audio sucks on most any flat screen. Can't expect much out of a 2x6 speaker, so that's to be expected. Explains the big market for outboard AV receivers. I still use the tv speakers for background if doing something else waiting for a show to start or early mornings when I don't need the thing shouting at me ...