Originally Posted by Dr. Cheesesteak
Odd question - but what is the temperature like in the area where you have your TV, particularly where the buttons are? I was having the button problem the other day, but then realized it was only happening when the TV had been off for a while and would only happen for a few minutes before everything would be fine. It made me wonder if the TV warming itself up and the plastic expanding even the tiniest bit from the heat had something to do with it. That side of the TV was right next to a window and, being winter, while it is warm in the house it was fairly cold in that particular spot.
I rearranged the living room to accommodate the Christmas tree this weekend, which included moving the TV to an interior wall, and so far no auto-button pressing is happening and I can actually use that control panel on the back without issue... I'm not completely convinced the problem is gone, but so far so good.
Interesting theory. It was happening randomly yesterday, even hours after the TV had been on. I have had the TV on today for about 3 hours now and it hasn't done it even once, and all of the buttons are actually working in the back at the moment (even the Power button, which wasn't working at all
yesterday). I do have the TV about 4 ft from a door, and it's been 20-40 degrees outside. That being said, I don't trust it won't happen again randomly. The buttons still don't even need to be "pressed." I just touch my finger against them and the input is registered. Is it supposed to be that sensitive?
I already contacted Walmart (prior to reading your comment and trying the buttons out again), who apparently doesn't have a single M60-C3 TV in stock in the state of Michigan, and "can't" send one from another location to my nearest Walmart for an exchange. So I accepted their $15 eGift card for the inconvenience and contacted Vizio support chat. I politely declined their offer to have someone come "repair" the TV and asked for a replacement since I bought it 6 days ago and expected a brand new working TV for the amount of money I paid. They complied and, after uploading proof of purchase, said someone will contact me in 5-7 days to deliver a new TV and take the old one.
I'll see if the buttons on the new one are as sensitive as this one. Hopefully a few people can share if they are or not on their fully functional TVs so I know what to expect. :P