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My 2016 Vizio p65 broke. What now?

I only had the tv for 2 1/2 years, and it stopped turning on last week. I had a local repairman try and repair it. The tv turns on now, but has thin black vertical lines. it almost looks like its displaying at a lower resolution. He says it would need a new board, which is pretty expensive, so I'm looking at getting a new tv.


I had always read/heard lots of negative things about Vizio quality control, but I figured any tv can fail. This experience has made me reconsider getting another Vizio though. The Quantum X would have been my top choice, but now I'm finding myself looking at more expensive sets from Samsung/Sony. Currently looking at the Samsung Q80 or the Sony 900f.


What do you guys recommend? I figure i'll wait until I see a good sale online, but I'm not sure what set to get, or if I should get an extended warranty this time.
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Any TV could fail, and all brands have some failures. I'd wager that the failure rate on a Vizio is higher than on a Samsung/Sony, though. You save when you purchase a Vizio and that added risk is part of why it costs less. Can't go wrong.. go with a Vizio for less, better chance of failure. Pay more for a Sony, less chance... but either way there is a chance, so fortune/fate comes into play.

Extended warranties are always an option, and not all that expensive, tbh. That said, sorry to hear of your luck. Hopefully your next one will last a long time! (with, or without a warranty)

Costco (if you're a member) has the best TV warranty as far as cost/length goes. Geeksquad at Best Buy is the best warranty w.r.t. coverage, but it's the most expensive. If you buy a TV from anywhere at all, you can get a warranty from SquareTrade.com

If I were you, I'd buy a TV model based upon what I care about, brand loyalty is up to you.

I prefer Sony these days.. so Sony X900F would be my choice for a less expensive Sony. Check out Greentoe.com if you need to save some cash on it.

Cheers and GL
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