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post #10651 of 10666 Old 09-10-2018, 12:32 AM
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For best results, attach a laser sight to the bottom of your remote and aim carefully at the reflecting/refracting contraption before pressing any buttons. Your days of remote frustration are over. Enjoy!
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For best results, attach a laser sight to the bottom of your remote and aim carefully at the reflecting/refracting contraption before pressing any buttons. Your days of remote frustration are over. Enjoy!
Lol, fortunately the LED of the remote spreads out to a fairly wide angle and isn’t that critical but I like the way you think..
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Can't believe it's been almost 5 years since I purchased my 50" set. I got it on Thanksgiving evening 2013 from Best Buy, and purchased the $119 5 year warranty coverage at that time.


In recent months I've noticed the top 3 or 4 rows of pixels on the set look a little odd. I don't have a picture handy to show right now. But if the top pixel rows are in fact messed up, could I get some sort of replacement covered under that warranty if I do it in the next couple of months? Would it even be worth the trouble?
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Anybody with these sets notice issues with NBC's Sunday Night Football? On my M50, the bottom graphics will hop back and forth between blurry and sharp. Thought it might be the motion smoothing, but I have that turned off. Don't see the issue on other networks. Is there some setting to minimize this?

BTW, my setup is: TiVo Roamio, Xfinity cable, HDMI connections through an AV receiver.


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...Using lithium batteries in the remote. Seems like you get a stronger IR beam this way.


I'd be careful if the lithium batteries are putting out more voltage or current. It 'might' shorten the life of the remote.


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Anybody with these sets notice issues with NBC's Sunday Night Football? On my M50, the bottom graphics will hop back and forth between blurry and sharp... Don't see the issue on other networks. Is there some setting to minimize this?


When there's no motion, is the graphic sharp? Blurs with motion or scrolling text? If so, it's compression of the signal from the Cable operator or perhaps the device if it's also a recorder.

Check the recording setup to make sure it's set for the least amount of compression. (The highest picture quality setting.) I wouldn't think it's this if your other stations look fine.


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Can't believe it's been almost 5 years since I purchased my 50" set. I got it on Thanksgiving evening 2013 from Best Buy, and purchased the $119 5 year warranty coverage at that time.


In recent months I've noticed the top 3 or 4 rows of pixels on the set look a little odd. I don't have a picture handy to show right now. But if the top pixel rows are in fact messed up, could I get some sort of replacement covered under that warranty if I do it in the next couple of months? Would it even be worth the trouble?
I would, that’s why you paid for it.

You got lucky it happened before expiration.

Let us know how it turns out.
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I would, that’s why you paid for it.

You got lucky it happened before expiration.

Let us know how it turns out.

hmmm guess I need to search around for my receipt and warranty documentation.
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hmmm guess I need to search around for my receipt and warranty documentation.
If you can find it, might have a 4K display in your future.
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I'd be careful if the lithium batteries are putting out more voltage or current. It 'might' shorten the life of the remote.


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Working great. The batteries measure 1.56V each using a Fluke True RMS DVM.

A replacement remote costs less than the batteries. Lol
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I use any battery available and the remotes work great, even with the "standard freebies" from Harbor Freight.

As someone else noted, the IR emitters in the remote(s) have quite a spread. Adding any kind of reflector beneath the downward pointing receiver on these M series solves the problem which is really the relationship of the emitter under "normal use" and the receiver.

My Family room 65" is placed with the bottom of the set at about 32" which is pretty much below the center-line of the emitter in most uses from the couch. No problems while sitting on the floor.

I've also got one of these M series mounted on the wall in my office (42" I think) and another in a guest bedroom (47" I think). Just being barely above eye level and/or above the center-line of the typical emitter height solves the problem as well. No reflectors needed.

Pretty much physics at work.

Just a real poor design choice by Vizio IMO.

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Working great. The batteries measure 1.56V each using a Fluke True RMS DVM.

A replacement remote costs less than the batteries. Lol
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Hey all! I have an M471i-A2 (47" M Series)....... which hasn't given me any problems until just recently. I have one LED, in the middle, on the right side of the screen, that keeps going out on me. If you turn off, or unplug, the TV, the edge LED will work for a little while..... I'm talking less than a couple minutes. Then it will start to alternate between on and off for a couple minutes, and then will ultimately just turn off, and not turn back on again until you turn the power off.


I'm pretty handy with doing my own repairs, so I was wondering if anyone knows what part of the TV is failing in this scenario? Upon doing a search for Vizio and flickering, I came upon quite a few search results that talk about bad capacitors. Would this be a cap issue, or would it be some type of board issue? And if it's a board issue, which board would have to be replaced?


Any help would be appreciated. And am I also correct to assume, that taking it to a TV repair shop would not be economically prudent? I'm guessing I'd be charged at least $200 on the low end...... which would be $200 I could put toward a new TV.


Thanks!
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Received firmware update on my M651d-A2 last night (V2.1.18.0888_125). Any thoughts on content?

I see a Netflix ESN in the System Information screen I don't recall ever seeing before but I honestly haven't looked at the System Information in a LONG time! Probably the last update.... Perhaps an app update?
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My set has started acting weird in the past couple of weeks. Whenever I turn everything off, whatever image on the display will sort of "pause" as the lower half of the backlight fades out, the top half darkens for a few seconds, and then finally the display will turn off completely. As opposed to the display turning off immediately. What's going on here?


Also I'm noticing an area near the lower right with a faint horizontal band that's just slightly darker than the rest. Backlight going out?


And of course, I didn't act on the pixel issue I noted in a post above, and now my 5 year coverage ran out just 3 weeks ago.
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Its a long shot..... But is there a calibration for this set that others have been using?

Ive searched and read through , but the color , white balance etc hasn't been very accurate

Current version

V1.90.33.0090
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So I guess my M501d-A2R just died tonight. Panel went completely black (no backlight) while the power light was still on. Can't make any image show up at all. Bummer. 2 months short of 6 years ownership. Some of the backlight sections at the lower right corner have been flickering or working sporadically for almost a year now, so I guess it's time.

Looking at the 2019 Vizio V555 or V556-G1 to replace it. Not sure what the difference is other than about 30 bucks. I'll also have to replace the TV stand it sits on due to newer TV's having the wider spaced legs. Have to find something that will hold all my components plus room for center channel speaker directly under the TV.
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