Haven't read this all yet, as I'm too angry and annoyed right now to, but my Vizio froze again tonight multiple times. I'm calling Vizio tomorrow and asking for a replacement. This is unacceptable.If you've read my previous posts you'll know that I, along with several others on this forum, am having a problem with the screen freezing. You have to turn the TV off and on again to resume what you're watching and often it just freezes up again within minutes. It's INCREDIBLY annoying, and not acceptable for a $100 TV, let alone one that costs more than $2000. I've exchanged the TV once already and the replacement has the same problem. I'm expecting a second replacement on Friday directly from Vizio, and I'm HOPING that this one is fine. It seems like the vast majority of owners have not experienced this issue. There are several other technical problems people are experiencing (seemingly mostly related to ARC) but I don't think that any of them are as disruptive as what I'm dealing with.
In terms of picture quality, there is NO WAY you're going to touch the P series for the price with any other panel. Closest thing for the price would be the Samsung KS8000 series but many have complained about issues related to the edge-lit panel, plus no Dolby Vision. The LG OLEDs will outperform the P series in most categories, but of course they cost double (at least here in Canada). Some have experienced abnormal banding and excessive DSE with the P, and yes, you may get a dud panel and need to exchange it. And NONE of the panels are "perfect" (nor are any other manufacturer's panels all perfect) but if you get a good one, its imperfections are rarely noticed in regular viewing.
In summary, if you get a unit that has no technical problems and has an average to good panel (in terms of defects), it's the best value out there right now.
That being said, the first time my third unit freezes I'm going to open up the chassis, take a big dump inside, seal it back up, and return it to Vizio.
I got a Best Buy warranty as well. You guys think I should call Vizio or Best Buy?