Originally Posted by eliamike
Well, I'd say go for it then. If you look at the other brands at this price point, the Vizio is the clear choice. You could spend hundreds more and get a better picture with say, a Samsung, but if you're balancing cost with quality, again the Vizio wins.
Just be prepared (like with any new TV) to spend quite a bit of time getting the picture the way you want it. In the stores, they simply put all TVs in Vivid mode. When you get it home it'll look washed out and dull.
I have to say - Vizio TVs have a nice picture for the money, but I'm pretty disappointed in their quality control.
I bought two TVs on Black Friday, an E70-C3 for myself and a D55u-D1 as a gift. The E70 had terrible backlight leak from the far left edge of the screen (due to improperly-applied felt between the panel and the frame, perhaps?). After hauling this thing home and going to the trouble of hanging it on the wall, I didn't want to mess with returning it. I cut a thin piece of electrical tape and used it to seal the gap along the left side of the screen. It worked...but should I have to apply electrical tape to the front of my new $900 TV?
Now, a week later, a cluster of dead pixels (stuck on) have appeared at the upper-left corner of the screen. Oddly, these are only apparent with HDMI sources. But still, extremely annoying. I've also noticed that when shutting off the TV, the picture will randomly show some wildly-distorted pattern just before shutting off. I've decided to return the set. Walmart made this a bigger hassle than they should've, by making the E70 online-only after Black Friday (and jacking the price $300), but after an hour on the phone with customer service we worked out a resolution. New TV arrives next week, no cost out of pocket.
The D55 was even worse. Had a two-inch-wide gray bar at the left side of the screen, right out of the box. Exchanging this online-only order was a pain, I ended up just returning for a refund.
I've had Samsung, LG, and Apex LCD and plasma sets in the past and have never had to deal with these headaches.