Originally Posted by takeuptime
Thanks for the reply!
That's unfortunate about the CEC control. Being able to turn on my AVR separately and then control it through the TV volume was something I loved and used all the time.
I have the aspect ratio set to "Normal", which would be the 1:1 pixel mapping. I just thought it was odd there was unused space on the screen for 16:9 content. I also only noticed this when I got really close to the screen. I'm trying to just forget I noticed it.
As far as the sound goes, I do have 5.1 speaker system with a speaker bar, rear surrounds and a sub, but sometimes I just want to casually watch TV without being enveloped. I also live in an apartment complex, and while I keep the speaker levels low, I assume by neighbors appreciate me using the TV speakers more often than the surround sound.
The picture size depends on the source. if you are watching cable tv, then all bets are off. They use all kinds of resolutions, and they aren't always what they say it is.
Same with dvd's and such.
I use my E600i-b3 as a computer monitor, and I run all video through my computer to the tv. I very rarely see a issue with the picture meeting the edges as they are meant to. The only time they don't, is because of the source. Everything is digital now, and the Vizio are just like big computer monitors, and behave the same way.
Active LED Zones is a flawed feature, I would recommend turning it Off. It may work right while watching somethings, but not all. The most important feature in the Vizio line is Full Array Local Dimming, by default these tv's have great blacks, and ALZ doesn't really change the blacks enough to warrant the negative side effects. Banding, and face blooming being the biggest problem when you have ALZ On. With it ALZ Off, all those problems go away. Just leave all Advanced Picture settings off. Smoothing, and Motion Blur settings can be On or Off depending if you they are doing the job properly or not. I guess that goes for ALZ as well.
The 2014 Vizio's are great tv's. ALZ isn't important, because it looks great without it. Maybe next year or so, they will get the bugs out of it for the E and M series. The P and R series, might be a different story. Time will tell there.
If you're on the fence about a 2014 Vizio, either the E or M are great buys, and they are worth the money. ALZ not required.