Originally Posted by bigxboss
Just checking in to see how everyone & their TV's are doing.
My P65 (June 2016) is still going strong. No problems yet.
Oh, well then you're due for some sort of failure then.
Me and my P50-C1 (Spring of 2016) are still hanging in there.
What helps to keep electronics going longer, ahead of others without additional electronic filtering, is to protect the Vizio Display/TV (and computers - Power Supplies, Hard Drives, etc) from 'dirty' electricity which produces more heat and wear due to bad wave forms and poor power factors. (Maybe this why my 2010 computer and my 1TB HDD hasn't failed yet. I pretty much leave my computer on 24/7. I've never backed-up my HDD. I'm now in the process of purchasing another drive or two to finally backup my HDD.) (Note: I just did a 'Zero Delete Free Space
' on my HDD for the first time ever and got another 34GB back!
However, you may have dirty electronic wave forms on top of already dirty wave forms if you have an electronic/digital city utility meter with transmitters (Smart Meter). Dirty electricity is generated back into the building all throughout the AC wiring. (Not to mention health concerns with the RF.)
Have a quality surge protector / Line Conditioner or UPS inline. I have an APC Surge/UPS at my computer center and one smaller one for the Vizio and other devices in the Living Room. If I come-up with the cash, I'd like to get one of the AC Filter Plug-in modules that filters one phase of the AC from Satic. (Two are needed for each phase and a 240v version to filter the A/B phase for the dryer and oven/stove.) All of my key electronics are on the same one phase, so I can get away with having only one module.
However, the best and more complete coverage is the whole-house Surge/Conditioner, which the Satic brand, apparently is a top-notch quality unit. It produces cleaner electric and can reduce electric usage cost up to 20%.) I wish I'd known about this Satic Whole-House unit years ago. I would have had that unit installed and the unit would have paid itself off by now.
However, I've read in the past of not having a surge power strip plugged into another surge device, such as an UPS. I think this effectively cancels each other out. So, does this apply to these plug-in and Whole-House surge units along with having an UPS or power strip, also? Seems it would be. Any electronic expert here have a comment on this?