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Five Star Reviews:
Great TV, worth the money!
November 22, 2016
Love this TV....very highly rated in consumer reports and the remote works on several of my Sony devices as well which is great. Note that some comments you will see are for the 40 inch model and some or for the 48 inch model. I got the 48 inch for three hundred and seventy with free shipping and it is nice.
Sony quality easy network set up and the Netflix smart tv is ...
December 14, 2015
Sony quality easy network set up and the Netflix smart tv is very fast and as good as my Apple TV device. Would buy again. The extra $50 or so over a Samsung,LG is worth it
Awesome TV! Be careful opening and setting up bigger models. Don't be a fool and you will have a great TV that works.
December 9, 2015
This bad boy exceeded my initial expectations. I was about to buy a 48" Samsung when I saw this one for only like $50 more. The picture quality is pretty great in 1080p. Netflix in HD looks amazing if your Internet allows it.Right now it's dark and I noticed it was way too bright. I had to change the settings a bit and came away with a pretty nice picture while watching Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (which is great in HD with a lot of dark scenes and outerspace stuff to adjust your settings with) on the Smart Netflix app. This tv actually buffers less than my fire stick did.The settings I have are: back light - 1, picture - 95, brightness - 40, color - 55, hue - 0, sharpness - 15, neutral, low, low, auto. Adv. Settings are medium, medium, 0, off, low, off. I have these set based on my current environment and then use the game mode settings during the daytime if I ever have to because I mostly use this TV during the evening/nightThe box it came in was pretty convenient. Open the top up, take the power cord, stand/screws, and remote out of the Styrofoam and close the top of the box back up and tuck the flappers back in. Flip it, cut the bottom open, and kinda dump the TV gently out of the bottom and if you have to carry it put a hand right on the bottom middle where it is thicker, that's where all the weight is. Try not to lift from the wide edges, it puts a lot of pressure on the panels and that's why most of the reviews with 1 star happen. People don't think to be gentle and smart while unboxing such a large and fragile piece of equipment.
Good TV for the Price
July 21, 2015
I bought this for my Dad's house. When it came in I went over and had to set it up for him. The setup was simple enough. entered in the wifi information and it immediately had a software update. Went ahead and got that installed and then checked out the smart functions. They worked well and not to slow as I thought they would. I had never used a smart TV before this one granted and usually use a PS4 for netflix and all that.I watched a few shows and movies on it before leaving and thought they looked as good as expected from this TV price point. I'm no screen expert but we all think it looks good. It has been a few weeks since purchase and my dad has had nothing but good things to tell me about it.If any problems arise I'll be sure to updateEdit: Just wanted to say been having TV for almost a year now with no issues. probably a bit of an old model now for people to be buying but if it works it works.
Everything and more!
June 2, 2015
I am so impressed with this television. This is our first smart TV purchase, and the first TV larger than 32" ever purchased. But I am blown away. The best part, hands down is wifi capability. Built in apps, youtube, amazon, netflix, vudu, and I am watching less and less cable. It really allows you to make the most out of your other wifi capable access points. For instance, we have a playstation-how we used to watch netflix and the like. Now we can connect that to a different television and have essentially 2 smart TVs. It is enormous. Huge, and looks really elegant being so thin. Refresh rate, number of ports, those sorts of things almost dissuaded me from this purchase. I am so glad it didn't. This meets our needs and more. Very thrilled. I should mention that I had to requset a replacement as the initial item had screen and pixel issues. The replacement was issued immediately, received in a few days. As always, Amazon customer service knocks it out of the park!
I LOVE this tv I don't under stand what the other ...
May 5, 2015
I LOVE this tv I don't under stand what the other reviewer was thinking great sound great screen quality and just an over all amazing tv I watch Netflix and play Xbox on this I definitely would buy this again
April 9, 2017
great tv used for years and loved it, still works but gave to my parents and they love it compared to thier previous 42 inch lcd vizioworth the 999 i paid for it definitlysadly not 4k and no hdr but still worth the buy today if you find it cheaperworks great with the pc
A review after a year
November 14, 2014
Landed this baby on Black Friday Lightning Deal. I've had this for over a year and I have to admit, it is worth every penny. This was definitely the best 60" LED for the price. Let me tell you, I use this TV... like a lot. I hook up my PC, cable, xbox, playstation, western digital media player. I have used almost every single input except VGA (who uses that anymore?). The model has very good picture, even out of the box, this thing shines. Vibrant and vivid colors fill the screen and for the people who love to customize, you have that option as well.Another part of this TV is that it is a Smart TV. It does have wifi and I love streaming some of the applications there, like Pandora. I have to admit, the applications are kinda clunky and rarely updated.All in all, this is a great TV and was definitely worth the purchase last year.
Outstanding picture, so easy to set up
December 18, 2013
I bought the VIZIO E601i-A3 60-inch 1080p 120Hz Razor LED Smart HDTV (thought I'd include that bit as so many of the reviews were written for various sizes/models) It took two of us to remove this huge TV from the boxes, but only took us about 10 minutes to completely set it up on it's stand (will have it mounted on the wall later this week). My daughter had it calibrated and had checked out the Wi Fi connection for Netflicks within another 10 and we were watching a movie 20 minutes after we opened the boxes. The picture is stunning and it's really easy for even a non tech savy person to change the settings. I'll be sure to update if there are any problems in the future, but right now I am a VERY happy camper. :DOh, and Amazon included 1 month of free tech support and Square Trade offers a discounted tech support for set up. Haven't needed either, but it's really great to know I'd have had help if I'd needed it. Man, I lLOVE Amazon!! :D They've been so great with all the electronic stuff I've bought over the last few years, I won't buy them from anybody else now. You just have to make sure the item is fulfilled and shipped by Amazon. Happy Christmas, all you Amazon shoppers out there! lol
Fourth Vizio HDTV
March 11, 2013
TV Weighs less than 50 lbs so wall mounting was a breeze.just as well asWhy do you buy a TV? For me it comes down to one word - Picture. And this TV really does deliver in that category. I always though I had a great Picture in 1080i and I did. BUT this TV has 1080p and that is a world apart as far as clarity and wow! The TV does not support 480i, but will support and switch automatically into 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p. The biggest problem here is that knowing 1080p is out there, I have a really hard time watching some channels (networks) that are not broadcasting in the highest quality HD signals available.Sound - hey this is not my Bose Wave Radio/CD player. It is a TV and has sound dependent on different broadcasters. The built in Surround System does a very good job, but is not an Audiophile's dream system. I can enjoy the sound of the Tenners on PBS just as well as Football or Wrecks at NASCAR. If you want a better sound system, they are all over the place, invest in one, but this is more than adequate in my opinion.Internet Access: Sure does have it and it works fine. Speed of access is dependent only on the speed of your connection. Mine buzzes right along and internet access is a lot faster than Direct TV. Not as many "wait while buffering" messages. In fact none while using internet access.Remote Control: Really must have to access internet functions. Cannot use to control Direct TV, so you will still have to have at least 2 remotes. Backside of remote is QWERTY and used to enter information at times, not really that great but looks nice, can use the front just as well with a little more movement of keys.Last: Picture one more time. Really Great Picture and REALLY BIG. Went from 42 inch to 60 inch and it is a world of difference.
Great for the price, but. . .
February 26, 2013
This is the third Vizio I have purchased and never had a problem until now.I purchased this item just before the Super Bowl for a spectacular price and could hardly wait the 3 days until it was arrived. It was delivered on time, for free, and the drivers were helpful and professional. They informed me I would be unable to test my new TV until it came up to room temperature (3-5 hours)as it was winter in Chicago and the cold truck was below the ideal operating temperature. After a brief Google search I discovered that, sadly, they were right and I would have to wait to use it. Even powered off the TV looks great. Slim, sleek and shiny.When it finally came time, I turned on the screen and after a few minor adjustments, I was amazed by the picture quality. (A personal suggestion, turn off the "smooth motion setting" it creates a bizarre soap opera effect on everything.) Set-up was a breeze. Wi-Fi, digital cable, PlayStation and receiver were working together in no time. The included apps (Netflix, Amazon, etc.) run a little less smoothly than they do on my PS3 but they're not terrible and the included QWERTY keypad on the back of the remote makes the interface more enjoyable. There are 4 HDMI ports (more than most other 60') and you can name each of them on the TV so switching between inputs is super easy. The menu is not as intuitive as I would like but after you get used to it, navigating the settings is simple enough.There was one MAJOR problem, however. Once a day, at random intervals, the TV would just power down. It would always turn back on from the remote but, obviously, it was a nuisance. It happened across every type of use. Cable, PlayStation, native applications, everything. I tried a factory reset, changed outlets, surge protectors, and any settings having to do with power. No dice. I searched the internet and discovered that, although this was not a common problem, it was not unheard of. Many people had theories as to why this was happening, and suggestions on how to fix it, none of which worked.Realizing I was going to be unable to solve this problem myself, I emailed Vizio directly with a description of the problem. The next day they told me to contact Customer Service by phone. That annoyed me because I hate talking on the phone but, whatever. I called and spoke to an unbelievably friendly and helpful woman named Sandy who was in South Dakota. It was refreshing to speak with someone who not only spoke English but was pleasant and knowledgeable as well. I honestly cannot remember the last time I enjoyed dealing with a Customer Service Representative. She apologized, told me that Vizio was aware of the problem and that they would FedEx a new board to a local repair shop who would contact me to set up an in home appointment and take care of the problem.To my surprise, I was contacted that night by the repairman and informed that the service request was made and the part should arrive in 2 days. As promised he called back when he had the part and scheduled a time the very next day to stop by. The repair man arrived within the scheduled window, was polite and professional and in 15 minutes he was done.Since then, 2 weeks ago, I have had zero issues with my TV. I could not be more impressed with the way Vizio and the people they used, handled the situation. Although, obviously, I wish I had never encountered the problem in the first place, Vizio really showed me that they are a reliable company who stands behind their product and I will certainly buy from them again, when the time comes.
Vizio 60" LED Smart TV
February 9, 2013
Purchase & Pricing –I purchased my TV on 11/21 and it was in stock. Although I wasn’t able to get a Black Friday type price, Amazon did have a brief price change on their site. It went from high to lower and back to high again. I contacted Amazon asking about their price-matching because I saw a lower price at a “discount club”. Initially the rep said I did not qualify since they (Amazon) had to add the “club membership of $40.00” to the club price. That would have brought it back very close to Amazon’s price. We hung up the call and within 2 minutes the rep called me back. He realized that Amazon had made the price change I mentioned above and said I DID qualify. He issued a credit to my account which was reflected within 24 hours. I also got Amazon’s 2% bonus credited to me “for use on a future purchase”. Shipping & Delivery –As an Amazon Prime subscriber I was offered delivery on 11/28. Since Amazon also offered “white glove” delivery, with a scheduled date & time, I opted for it. My TV was delivered on 12/1. Although the delivery was about 1 hour late, I was still satisfied with it. Sound –I was OK with the sound from the TV speakers but I certainly recognize that there are MANY better options. Having them rear-facing dampens whatever comes out of them. As a result, I added a sound bar to my setup. I am using the Vizio SB4021M-A1. It requires one optical connection and a power connection. Now everything sounds GREAT. Wall Mount –I opted for a wall mount from Monoprice(dot)com (less than $30.00). It is a flush mount which can tilt some 15*. With the TV mounted the front bezel is 4 inches from the wall. The mount is “PID 4174” and is described as “PREMIUM Adjustable Tilting 2.5mm Wall Mount Bracket for LCD LED Plasma (Max 165Lbs, 30~63inch) BLACK” on the web site. This is one sturdy mount. With a little help from the Mrs. it was installed & TV hanging in about 45 minutes. Picture --I, like most users of this TV have played with the picture settings to obtain those which are ideal to me. I have mine set pretty well, but I am still experimenting with them. The quality of the picture and the colors etc. are just GREAT. I’ve heard many people complain about theirs, but mine are all anyone could ask for. Accessories --I have a Vizio sound bar model SB4021M-A1 attached. I also have a Samsung Blu-Ray Disc/DVD Player model BD-EM57C attached to my TV. I opted to use HDMI ports 3 and 4 for my connections. (Some people had difficulty using HDMI 1 due to its ARC feature and they thought it was possibly their lip sync problem too). Issues –Many people have complained about getting the BSOD (black screen of death) which led to repairs and or replacement of the TV. I have not had such an encounter.I have had a minimal amount of lip sync, but the more I watch and pay attention, it appears to be a particular program on a particular network rather than a TV issue. As a result, I have no complaint.The VIA bar (access to the SMART features) leaves a bit desired. However, I didn't buy this TV to use it as a computer. I've had no issues with any of the apps within the VIA bar, e.g. NETFLIX and others. Conclusion –I would definitely recommend this TV to anyone looking for a 60” flat screen. This TV replaced a Samsung 56” DLP set that was about 7 years old. The picture quality is hands down better on the Vizio than it was on the Samsung.
Four Star Reviews:
Good for the price.
December 7, 2016
A good TV at a great price. The picture has depth and color when transmitting in HD but I was disappointed with the speakers and stand. The stand is not very sturdy and a cheap looking plastic. As far as the speakers, they are mounted on the bottom of the TV so the sound projection is aimed down and not out resulting in a muffled broadcast. I tried all the different settings but the sound was still a disappointment. I was thinking being a Sony the sound would have been better but unfortunately no. I did connect a set of JBL auxiliary speakers and it helped tremendously. Overall, it's a good TV for the price maybe to use in a guestroom or as a secondary set.
Speakers blew within the first day or so and the ...
December 5, 2016
Speakers blew within the first day or so and the sound was never over 25. Planning on getting a sound bar so its not the biggest deal.
May 21, 2016
Really, really love my new tv. The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of a 5 was the low sound. I've adjusted everything, nut a lot of stuff is still hard to hear unless bumped up to 30 on the sound scale. Every once on a while something will come on that I have to turn the volume down for, to about 15. That's where I would prefer it be all the time. I don't want to blow out my hearing. Bluetooth would have been nice too, to hook up external speakers easier.Otherwise, no complaints whatsoever.Update.... Found a fantastic soundb bar by Saxhorn to hook up super easy. . Used the head jack cables with the sound bar that makes movies fantastic to watch.
Gets the job done
April 9, 2016
My first order of this TV arrived with a light leak on the screen, so Amazon quickly replaced it and had UPS pick up the bad one. Picture is great - crystal clear, actually, and unless you are extremely picky about sound, this TV does the job. 4 stars because the Smart TV functions are somewhat limited to just a small handful of apps. I also wish the power light was a more modern color (like blue) rather than the traditional 90's green, but that's just me being super picky. All around a quality TV.
I was very happy with the picture quality
February 17, 2016
I was very happy with the picture quality, and the user interface was decent, but the optical port wouldn't work with either of my sound bars. I ended up sending it back and getting a slightly larger Vizio for the same price, but the return was pretty painless. I would still recommend this TV despite my experience.
Great pciture, though green could be a little less garrish. WiFi is great!
February 2, 2016
I really love this TV with one exception: I don't like how it displays the color green at all. That's quite a shame as it is quite prevalent as you watch TV. I'm sure there is a way to adjust it but I haven't gotten around to that yet. Other than that, the picture is quite clear and good.I've used the WiFi connection to stream Movies and TV shows from Amazon and setup was a piece of cake. I called Tech Support for help doing it and they were terrific.Was fabulous getting it on Prime and a free 2 day delivery!I'd recommend this TV!
A Review for Black Friday 2013
November 25, 2013
*EDIT* 11/29/13 Someone wrote me that the BF model is actually E601i-A3E. There is an "E" at the end of the model, so it may differ slightly. I looked at the tv, and it looks to have all the same features. The only difference seems to be the remote. The E model remote lacks a qwerty keypad. But that is not a big loss, as the smart features on the tv are not that good anyway, as you'll see in my review.So this TV is part of Walmart's BF sale for a second year in row. It must have been successful for them to do it again. This TV retails normally between $900 and $1,000 during the year. At that price it is a decent TV. For $688 it is a huge deal. I bought this TV last year at $688. Now that I have had it for a year, I think it is good time to review it.First, a bit of background. I repair TVs for a living. I have seen all kinds of TV installations I have probably repaired pretty much every model out there at some point, everything from a $200 Emerson to the $5,000 Elite. They all can break, or I wouldn't have a job.I use this TV a lot. I have a PC hooked up, along with multiple gaming devices and a cable box. I have used every input except the VGA (my PC is hooked up with HDMI.) I have used an antenna as well. Channels scanning is fairly painless if you want to go over the air. You can easily add new channels to your scan, and even do a partial scan. A standard definition picture does not look too great on this TV, but that is pretty normal with HD TVs in general. And odds are you probably wont be using viewing much SD content, if any. Pop in a Bluray and this TV will shine.This model has a pretty good picture. Even out of the box the picture will have some pop. The color is vibrant. You have quite a few options to play with to tweak it to your desire. It has a 120 Hz refresh rate, and it works pretty well for the most part. Sometimes a fast moving object, like a football being thrown, may have a trail on it. It is not a pronounced effect, many people may not notice it unless they really look for it. I only see this when watching cable. When gaming, I don't see it. All in all the picture is fantastic, and looks like a TV more than twice the price.A common flaw with LED is light bleeding. On a really dark image, some areas of the screen may be slightly lighter than others. This effect is only noticeable on very dark images, I can't see it unless my screen is totally blank. But each TV can be different, it can show up in a different spot and to a different degree in different TVs. Like I said, it is common among all LED TVs, especially bigger ones like this. During normal viewing, odds are you will not notice it. But for some people this is a deal breaker. Again, this TV is also $688. I'm willing to live with that, and it never bothers me.The TV has a gaming mode, which disables the post image processing. The reason for this is that all that post processing makes the image delay as it reaches your screen. For normal TV viewing, that is fine. But for video games, input delay can make your games difficult to play. Input Delay (or Input Lag) is the time it takes the TV to display an image. This is not to be confused with Refresh Rates, they are totally different. A long input delay will probably lead to your gaming deaths in fast paced games. For some reason no brand seems to list this stat. But there are people testing this, and the delay of this model is 31 milliseconds. That gives it a rating of Great from the Input Lag Database, which is their second best rating after Excellent. So this is good for people who plan on playing video games. You cannot get much faster than this without using a dedicated monitor.As a smart TV however, this TV fails. It does have wifi, and it is functional, providing most of the common streaming apps out there. But the interface is clunky, and apps are rarely updated. If you want to stream stuff on this TV, you are better off using a set top box or gaming console to do it. The remote has a qwerty remote, but it is also subpar. The remote is not bluetooth, so you have to have a clear line of site to use it. The remote has 2 IR emitters, one for normal use, and one on the side for the qwerty keypad. The qwerty buttons are small and close together, making it difficult to use. The 2013 BF model for Walmart does not have a qwerty keypad, but you aren't missing much. Do not buy this TV for its smart features.If you really want the qwerty remote, it is possible to get one separately from a site like Shop Jimmy. This remote should work, the remote part number is 0980-0306-1060, here is a link, Shop Jimmy just happens to have them on sale for $5 right now. Otherwise they will be $15 on ebay.[...]Again, this is only if you really, really want that qwerty keypad for the Walmart BF 2013 model.Now, for the broken TVs you see in other reviews. Last year's model for BF had a bad batch of panels. This led to some of those models having screen failures. Vizio addressed the issue by extending warranties for those serial numbers effected. I had this happen to my TV as well, 2 months after I bought it. I took it back to Walmart and exchanged it. I have no issues with the replacement I received, which is 9 months old now, and I use it a lot. I do not expect that will be an issue this year. Last year, the model was brand new. This year, Vizio has had all year to produce units for Walmart. So I would imagine those kinks would be worked out.There was also a sound issue where occasionally the audio would go out of sync with HDMI. I did experience this a few times as well. The issue was very specific as well, as it only happened with cable and satellite boxes. It never happened with my game consoles, and I play them more than I watch cable. This issue was fixed by a software update. I haven't had the problem since that update, which was early last year.So this TV is pretty solid. I do not regret my purchase at all. I did my research and got exactly what I expected. And for BF, this is still a great deal, even a year later. The only TV on BF 2013 that compares is from HHGregg. They will have a LG 60" plasma for $600. If you are concerned about deep blacks, then that TV may be for you. Keep in mind that TV only has 2 HDMI ports, though, and you may get burn in on a plasma. If you do get a plasma, turn the cell brightness down and make sure to avoid having any still images on screen for too long, especially in the early life of the TV. The LG also has a higher Input Lag at 56 milliseconds and an "Okay" rating, so it is not as good for gaming as the Vizio. That is a full half a second for your inputs to show up on screen, which means you will probably die a lot playing Halo.Also, I recommend getting the extended warranty. That's only $68 at Walmart (10% of the TV cost,) and it adds 3 years to your warranty, giving you a full 4 years of coverage. Maybe you wont need it, but if you ever do, you'll be glad you got it! I work on all the brands, so you never can be sure how well they will hold up. It's also a good idea to compare different warranties from different stores. They may cover different things.I hope this helps!
Lock Up Problem
September 4, 2013
After waiting a long time for the price to come down and doing a lot of research, I finally purchased this TV for our giant family room and it has worked great for the most part. Set up was very simple, but it only has one old time coaxial cable input for the old timers out there that still have a number of products that need these connections. The smart apps work fine and are a real treat; however, I have found that the Netflix app freezes on a consistent basis. I purchased this TV back in April of 2013 and did not see any mention of this problem then. After coming back to Amazon for some other items, I have noticed a number of posts about this problem but nothing about fixes. Usually, the program will freeze around 9:30 at night. It happens at other times; however, 9:30 seems to be the most consistent. I usually have to unplug the power cord from the back of the TV and usually get a loud bang from the speakers when I do. I plug the power cord back in after a couple of seconds and then it usually boots up fine and I can go back to normal viewing the rest of the night. This does not seem to happen when I use another device like the Wii to access the web, but it always happens when I go through the smart apps on the VIZIO. I have not called VIZIO tech support yet to see if they can help, but that is my next step. Does anyone have any other suggestions? Other than this problem, the TV is great for the picture, sound, price and features. I would definitely recommend it if they have a fix for this problem.
Good TV for the money (so far 28 MAY13)
May 29, 2013
First, this review is in two parts, TV, then delivery fiasco.TV: Great picture, sound, weight, size. Remote rocks with the keyboard on the back, makes life easy for doing text entries for the varios services supplied by this "SMART" TV. Many built in -apps do this TV justice. not sure i'm up to facebooking with it, but, insant streaming Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, woo hoo!! Inputs are easy to get to and lots of them, have 2 consoles, a DVD, Tivo, and Laptop connected all labeled. Can't gush much more on the product. still wary with prior reviews talking about it going bad early, fingers crossed those chips are not in my device.Now, about the Shipping. Delivery made by 3rd party carrier. Delivery was made by one (1) person for a 60" TV. Agent was not able to relocate existing TV without assistance from homeowner. Agent did not have necessary tools to complete delivery of TV (ie; screwdriver to attach stand to TV.) Unsat all around. Additionally, TV was not configured for use by Agent, only initial setup complete to verify operability. It was left to the homeowner to complete connections that were originally in place on preexisting TV (ie: 2 HDMI cables) Not happy with Agent or his company. Unhappy enough I might take business elsewhere for future large item purchases to ensure proper installing and configuration during Delivery.My 2 cents, you milage may vary.
Best bang for the buck! (UPDATED)
May 16, 2013
I've been a Vizio customer for about 6 years now. I've had 2 Vizios in the past, One 47" and One 55" (3D). They always had great picture (with some adjustments). This one is really nice. The bezel is barely there. The set just looks sleek. Pictures are amazing and the apps are nice features but I use PS3 for all the internet apps.Never had problems with Vizio units, so hopefully this will remain reliable as the other 2.(UPDATE - 1/22/2014)So I've had this TV for almost a year. No problem whatsoever, until this weekend. There appeared a 1 pixel thick vertical blue line in the middle of the screen and could not get rid of it. Tried many tricks and still there it was. Luckily, I was still within 1 year manufacturer warranty so Vizio is sending out a replacement after I sent them the copy of the receipt and few pictures of the TV showing the defect. I haven't received the replacement yet but they are suppose to call this week to schedule a delivery time in which they will remove the old one and set up the new one. I will update once that happens. But so far, Vizio has been easy to deal with.(UPDATE - 2/1/2014)OK. Vizio replaced my TV and the new set is working fine. The delivery company was absolutely horrendous. They would confirm the delivery date and did not show up. They kept telling me tomorrow. This went on for 3-4 days. Eventually they decided to show up unannounced (they were supposed to call half hour prior) to replace the TV. Luckily my wife was home to receive it.So the new TV has worked great and Vizio was easy to deal with but their delivery company was terrible. For that and the fact that the TV had problems, I'm docking it 1 star.
DIED ON SUPER BOWL SUNDAY
March 2, 2013
I bought the set from Amazon on Black Friday, received it about ten days later. Delivery went fine.Set worked fine until the morning of the Super Bowl when the screen went dead but for the backlight. I called Vizio Customer Service and had a CSR live on the line from Utah within 3 minutes. He had me try some resets for 2 minutes (I'd actually done them on my own before the call). He said he thought it was the T Com board and said they would ship the part to the service company the next morning and I should hear from them by Friday. On Wednesday (2 days early) the service co. called to set up a home repair the next day. I was busy, so we set it up for the following day.Two repair people came and swapped out all three circuit boards that comprise the set -- apparently Vizio ships all the boards at once. Turns out the CSR was right - it was the T Com board. The entire service call took about an hour.The set has worked fine since then.SO while I'm not thrilled that the set died -- my 6 year old Sharp, Dell and Polaroid HDTVs never had a problem -- I was pleased that Vizio's service was as fast, efficient and polite as it was. Had I been available on that Thursday, the set would have been out of commission for four days. Because of my schedule, it was out of service for five days.The set itself - with V 1.1.4 I was able to correct the lip sync issue with settings on my Sony AVR. With V 1.1.5 no issues. Yes, when the screen is booting up you can see splotchiness from the LED backlight but I've not seen it during any viewing of programs, including those with dark scenes. The WiFi/Smart TV features have worked fine from the outset.I did buy a Square Trade warranty at Costco. It wasn't until I got home and was able to see the actual contract that I found you get years 3-5 from ST if you buy at Costco. If you buy elsewhere, ST covers years 2-4. I lost a year of coverage even though I used my Costco Amex card to buy the set at Amazon. Just a minor heads up for those who are looking at the ST warranty.
Great 60 inch TV but not perfect...
December 9, 2012
So the TV arrived as scheduled, two delivery folks un boxed it, plugged it in and we made sure it turned on and the remote worked, that's pretty much all they will do. So the TV has a very good picture once you make the adjustments some other reviewer posted here. Wifi setup was pretty easy and seems to stay connected.. Netfix, Amazon Prime and You Tube seem to work quite well, but for some reason Hulu playback will stutter at times, not sure whats up with that, the Roku box and PS3 which are right next to the TV on the same wifi network never stutter on Hulu. The other issue I ran into was lip sync issue .. audio would get out of sync after about 2 hrs or so .. if you changed the channel and came back it was ok again for 1-2 hrs.. I was getting ready to send it back then decided to take the TWC DVR box off of it and use one of my other TWC HD boxes on it.. strangely the lip sync issue seems to have stopped.Currently I purchased a TIVo Premiere box and have not seen the lip sync issue so I have decided to keep it, but I see I have till Jan 31 st 2013 to return it, just in case.One more thing if you are watching the tv pretty much straight on the picture like I said is very good, but as you start viewing it from an angle the picture starts looking washed out, it does not have even remotely as good side view as the Plasma it replaced.. so something to keep in mind.I was not one of the lucky ones to get it at the Black Friday price, but it was 949.00 for like two hours and did get it at that price, which compared to other smart 60 inch TV's is a pretty good price.
Three Star Reviews:
Great picture though but I should've gone bigger
June 30, 2017
Go with 55 or larger, 48 is too small. Great picture though but I should've gone bigger.
Picture quality is good.
April 30, 2017
I think the connection between the remote and TV is actually really slow. It causes some frustrating moments getting the TV to respond in a timely manner. Picture quality is good.
March 23, 2017
Not sure if we got a bad model but picture quality is not what we expected. Not sharp. Will keep trying different settings.Update: Turns out part of the problem was cable box. So moved up a star to 3
January 7, 2017
not compatible with Hulu!
looks great in my living room
November 30, 2016
Received my brand new TV yesterday and set up was a breeze. No problems screwing in the stand and setting it up by myself (I'm a 5'6", female). TV is paper thin with clean lines, looks great in my living room. Agree with other reviewers the smart interface is clumsy and frankly practically non-existent. I don't have cable so I only watch streaming shows. All of the available apps are very dated. Only built in apps that are relevant are Netflix and Amazon TV. All the other apps are pretty lame, and don't show up on a home screen, you have to click through a few screens to get there. The image is also pretty average, and sound is probably below average. I ended up purchasing a streaming stick to watch anything of this decade, and a sound bar. All in all, it's definitely a budget set. I do think that it's a bit deceiving to call it a "smart" TV, as it doesn't have browsing functions, and the only "apps" that are pre-installed are completely irrelevant. Really important is that this particular model also isn't supported by Sony Essentials, which is basically the online support to allow you to install anything NOT pre-installed into your TV... I'm surprised a TV from 2015 doesn't have all the "normal" features of the brands other TV's. I actually double checked the box to make sure I got the right one because of how limited the functions were..
Has a good picture. However it does have a lot of ...
November 17, 2016
Has a good picture. However it does have a lot of light bleeding on the panel. I needed a cheap TV set to move around and take outside for ball games and such. This works fine for that
Help Support Sucks
December 29, 2013
So far I like the picture on this TV. Real sharp and clear. The set-up was real easy for me. It's the apps that come with this TV. If you are into You-Tube forget about it. It don't work and it will never work on this TV.The buffering is the issue.The other app called web videos will work some of the time. If you think it's just me Google VIZIO TV ISSUES and you will come up with tons of sites to check out. The Netflix movies all work with this TV. At first I thought maybe it was my WIFI but nope. So the next day I hard wired the TV with the Ethernet cable and no go with You-Tube again. Made no difference what so ever.I did talked with Vizio tech support about the You-Tube issue and was told there was nothing that can be done about this problem. The tech gal I was talking to told me the same thing happens with her smart phone..like who cares lady. And she was not a big fan of You-Tube. The thing here is Vizio should not be advertising that you can use You-Tube on this TV. They have known all along about this problem and have done nothing to correct it.Only wish I could give this two and half stars on the rating.
review of the 60"
November 13, 2013
Overall, you do get a lot for your dollar in this set. I chose the 60" size at a great price that beat competitors in the same segment. You get an unadorned relatively thin black bezel without the overuse of logos as you will find. The depth is pretty shallow. The HDMI inputs face down making wall mounting not a hassle. You're able to have the power LED indicator turn off while viewing so there's less distraction. Video games are very responsive to input with little to no lag (Playing Call of Duty: Ghosts currently on it). Picture quality is pretty good to the non-videophile (me) after some tweaking...especially the brightness levels which are initially blindingly bright. I do not regret my purchase.Now on to what most people reading these reviews is looking for: The negatives.panel uniformity is atrocious. This is to mean, on a black screen...the back-lit patches of light that will show through like dark grey splotches. This is something you won't notice unless you're watching a very dark movie/TV show. This varies from panel to panel, even among the same line of TV...I just happened to get what I got. At this price point, you will have some no matter what.The Apps are sorta hit or miss. Netflix works well enough and I have only encountered a few app freezes in a few months. Amazon GO app could use quite a bit of work as browsing movie titles is an exercise in reading very small print (App doesn't go fullscreen like Netflix). The other apps included are fluff for my uses. Could use a Spotify app like the Samsung units, and HBO GO! but that's nit picky.3-stars were given due to panel uniformity, medium picture quality, and Apps that work but aren't polished.I had to choose between screen size, price, and picture quality. I chose low price and large screen size and went with this unit and I do not regret my purchase. I have had 0 mechanical issues with this set.
We loved it ....but disappointed.
February 26, 2013
We received the Vizio E601-A3 60" tv on Monday, February 4, 2013. We were very excited about it and it really looked great in the corner we set it in. We had no complaints until two days later while we were streaming a movie from Netflix the sound suddenly went up to full volume and the tv started making a loud popping noise. We turned the tv off and started the movie over and all went well. We had no more problems until three days later while watching the evening news, the same thing happened again. We turned the tv off and right back on again and it seemed to be okay. We decided if it happened again we would just change channels and see if that straighened it out without having to turn the tv off. About ten minutes after the State of the Union address came on, it happened again. I used the remote and went up a channel. The loud noise and loud popping sound was still sounding but the screen went blank. I tried to use the remote to change channels. Nothing happened. I tried to turn the tv off with the remote and it would not respond. The remote was totally useless. We had to turn the tv off with the button on the side of the tv. All this happened within eight days after we got the tv. Needless to say, I contacted Amazon and returned the tv. Right now we are just undecided about which tv to try next. We really loved all the features about this tv, especially the remote control with the qwerty keyboard, but we might just wait until the new Vizios come out in March or April and try it again.
Great TV-- But be careful long term quality
January 22, 2013
t after After 3 years of owning the TV, re writing my review.When it worked the TV was great for the price, but after 3 years, the screen has gone bad and getting vertical lines.Its a reasonable expectation for a TV to last more than 3 years, so there is definitely a quality issue with Vizio , the repair cost is not worth the cost of the TV. so you might get lucky, but other people who bought samsung or other TV's there tv's are running great.SO caveat here, price is decent, but long term quality might notI bought this TV in November 2012, its a great TV for all the features it has , I love that it has built in APPS for Amazon and Netflix and tons of other ones as well.But in february, My Picture on the TV went blank, it still had sound, SO i called Amazon, to see if they would do something, but there 1 month warranty had expired, but I did learn that cetain serial numbers of this particular TV have this issue where the video chip malfunctions.Vizio has recognized this Problem, and on calling their special number for these TV's. they are sending a replacement.Hope that will work out better.I still would recommend this TV because I have compared it side by side to other TV's which are more expensive,the picture quality and sound and features, make this a good buy, dont forget the price.!
Customer Service is Great
January 19, 2013
I bought this item from Amazon and used their delivery service. The product was good until day 65 .......it broke (picture disappeared, but the sound remained). Luckily, that was within the 90 day warranty period, so Vizio replaced it for free, including delivery and pickup of the broken one. The customer service was great, but it took nearly 20 days to arrive. It was over the holidays, so there were limited business days.I would rate higher considering the good picture and great value, but it broke so soon and the warranty is so short, I am nervous.
A decent LED HDTV... for the price.
January 4, 2013
When Vizio announced they were releasing $999 (60") and $1999 (70") LED HDTVs, I'll admit I was excited. I've owned Vizio LCDs in the past and typically was impressed with the picture for the price. So when the 60" became available, I immediately purchased it. Out of the box, I thought it was OK. The picture quality was decent (not spectacular), the WiFi wouldn't stay connected to my network, and the application menu seemed dated and slow. I ended up returning it, disappointed.Fast forward a few weeks to Black Friday... when this TV became available for $688 at WalMart, Amazon, and other big box stores. For that kind of deal, I thought it was much more appropriately priced - so I purchased it again, at $688. Out of the box, the TV had 2 lines through the screen, again disappointed - I called Vizio and their customer service was actually great. They promptly sent me a replacement unit (brand new, not refurb) within a week.The new replacement they sent has been great, the WiFi connects perfectly and no screen issues. Overall, for the price ($688)... I really can't complain. Don't expect top of the line Samsung picture (D8000, ES8000), but more in the 6000-7000 Samsung model range. I've owned many LED TVs over the years, and I can say that for this is one of the best purchases you can make if you can find the lower price. So why the 3 stars? Be prepared for potential issues; lines through your LCD panel, WiFi not connecting, it seems Vizio may have rushed these out of their factory in time for Christmas without properly completing quality checks.Is it the best TV Vizio has made? Absolutely not - but again, for the price... it's tough to argue.
Two Star Reviews:
Fickle TV, don't buy.
August 2, 2017
This TV will make you very happy for five months, then crap out on you. At least mine did. 1) the receiver 2) audio output 3) random turn offs. 1) The first issue is that the remote is weak or the TV is not responsive to it. I made sure there are no obstructions, and I receive the blink from the sensor on the TV but nothing happens. Whether it's switching inputs, or channels. 2) Second, I have a simple samsung sound bar that I connect to the tv via digital optical cord. One day it just stopped working. The other settings on my sound bar worked. So I thought maybe it was the cord itself. So I order a new one. Play with the TV settings. And violá. It works. *BUT* this morning the TV decided not to like my speakers again. I again made sure it wasn't my speakers. And it is not. I figured, fine--I'll just use the TV speakers and no sound was omitting. 3) Thirdly, the TV randomly shuts off. It has done this maybe five times in the 8 months I've had it. But that's five times to many.I'm surprised Sony would make such a shotty product. Wish I could return it but I'm moving abroad and it would complicate lots of things. Should have wrote this review earlier.
I really enjoyed this TV for a few months
May 30, 2017
I really enjoyed this TV for a few months. Then I was running into connection issues. I'm not a person that usually complains but I have tried everything to get a better connection and nothing seems to work. It's a shame I spent this amount of money that I can barely use for streaming.
Not an actual "smart" TV
March 21, 2017
I was so excited when I got home and seen this on my porch. I immediately set it up and put the stand on. I started playing with it and realized that it only has a few streaming channels and there is no option to add more. I use Hulu religiously. Unfortunately, there is no Hulu on this TV. I spent an extra 75 dollars to get this "smart" TV but if I would've known it had no option to add more channels, I would've just bought the Roku TV. Not only that, but the whole right side of it is brighter than the rest, especially in the top right corner. Like its been dropped or something. Not worth the money. It has a good picture and it's lightweight, but the only thing I use a TV for is streaming. So now I only have Netflix and amazon. To me, if you can't add more streaming channels, then it's not really a "smart" TV. I'm very disappointed. Will probably return
Item is horrible connecting with the amazon prime and Netflix
January 16, 2017
Item is horrible connecting with the amazon prime and Netflix. I thought it was my internet but had them come out twice and check the internet and I pay for the highest speed possible. The internet works fine on my phone and laptop.
Slow to Launch & Not So Smart
November 6, 2016
Disappointed with the lack of SMART functionality in this TV. I don't have cable so was primarily buying it for the apps, which take a very long time to load (and can be inconsistent to launch). No option to download more apps, or connect to the internet - think carefully about what you want from this TV before buying! Very happy with Amazon customer service who helped me return the item.
Horrible and definately not worth it
August 3, 2016
this tv sucks, it freezes all the time when messing around with netflix after its been on a while. Its media player is slow and sometimes unresponsive. It doesnt have enough input/output hookups. You cant even hook it up to a stereo. I have 11yr old samsung lcd hd and the pic is better, media player is spot on, it has hookups for anything i need.This is just a basic tv to say you have a big tv
Black Death Screen Is a Common Issue
June 23, 2016
We got the TV on a Thanks giving sale and we appreciated the large screen with the low price. However the operating system of this "Smart" TV is very slow.A bigger issue recently arises after 3 and 1/2 years of use --- the black death screen of Vizio TV. The TV will power on and nothing is happening then. I contacted the customer service that they guided me to another company called ITI for repair, which is charging me $400 for a repairing service. I searched about this issue online and I saw so many people have this same issue and some of them got it just after 1 year of warranty. Worst of that is many got it fixed but it failed again. I am unwilling to spend $400 every year to fix this TV and I would suggest people to be aware if this quality issue before buying Vizio products.
Wifi connectivity issues - awful range
March 11, 2014
Had problems staying connected to my home network for more than a few days. Would connect fine and stream Netflix without any "buffering" lag, then without warning would drop the connection and be unable to "see" the router's SSID. Would require a "factory setting" reset of the TV once or twice a week. Tech support claimed my router was too far from the TV (separated by 30 feet plus one floor. Other laptops, phones, Roku, etc had no signal problems from even further away.) I moved the router one floor below and directly below the TV and the problem persisted. Using an ethernet cable now. Wifi radio seems like a strange place to skimp on a "Smart TV."Otherwise, picture and other (mostly useless) "smart" apps work fine and picture is impressive. But I'd look elsewhere for an internet-enabled set.
Poor poor backlight!!!
January 8, 2014
I got a sweet deal on this TV, but the LED backlight was uneven at the bottom. You couldn't really notice when there was a full color picture or completely dark. But when there was black along the bottom edge and part of the screen was lit, you could see where a few LEDs were shinning and washing out the black.It would get 5 stars if I had not had the defect. The picture looked great otherwise.Amazon return assistance is great. I actually got someone on the phone who understood what the problem was and tried a few things to help. They didn't ask me to restart my computer or reset my router.Just be sure to inspect when they do the white glove delivery. Refuse anything that isn't perfect. I made the mistake of letting the driver talk me into accepting the TV and getting it returned later. That meant I had to be home twice, have the second driver inspect everything, and let the massive TV and box sit in my living room for another week.
died after 10 months
December 23, 2013
Vizio has an open recall for a computer board inside these TVs - confirmed on the 60" 70" models. Of the two I purchased, one went in a bedroom, one in the living room. The TV in the bedroom was used the most - typically use computers in the living room.Blue screen this morning - no response from the remote. Called Vizio - they confirmed that an issues exists. Asked if I had proof pot purchase, I said yes. Vizio says we will replace the TV. Sounds good.Sent proof of purchase from Amazon's Amazon Warehouse Deals. Vizio now says I must pay $75 for a repair and have a 90 days warranty on the TV. Ouch.So I am awaiting the death of my other 60" Vizio TV and another $75 repair cost. Never had a TV die in 35 years....suppose I Was due for a dead TV on the most expensive TVs ever purchased.Lesson learned? Warehouse deals may be warehouse duds.
WORKED GOOD FOR THREE WEEKS
February 19, 2013
I bought this TV the end of Nov. 2012. The screen went black (no picture) Jan 28, 2013. Called Vizio same day talk to tect. after doing some test, they said that it needed to be replaced and they would send a new replacment. Today 2/19/2013 I'm still waiting. Got three calls from Manna shipping for delivery only to call the next day to move the drop off a week later. Now after almost three weeks we were notified the TV was lost. Called Vizio again said they would send another may take two weeks. So at the time for $100. more I could have got it a Best Buy and returned it the same day with no hassle. I was happy with the TV .It had a great picture till it quit. But this ordeal with waiting for a replacment isn't worth the savings.it is now March 26th we've had the new one for 3 weeks so far things are working great.
A bit premature
December 28, 2012
The 60 inch Vizio has an excellent picture and its slim appearance provides a look that does not detract from a room's decor.The above statement was premature; right after I first put my Vizio into service. That was around Dec. 17. The vizio died on Feb.14 as I was watching. The picture simply disappeared and gave way to a dark blue background. However, the audio remained. At first I thought it was the signal from the satellite, but when the tv would no longer respond to remote commands I knew there was a more serious problem. I had experienced a problem with audio sync early on with only one channel, but that seemed to resolve itself. Lately, the sound seemed to be fading as I had to keep turning it up to hear the dialog in shows. After I lost the picture I went through a number of trouble shooting processes to no avail. I lost the audio during one of the processes leaving me only with a blue screen and a tv that would only respond to on and off. I proceeded to the online reviews and was shocked to discover that many experienced the same problems as me. I had done all the research prior to ordering this product and had I accessed the reviews just one more time on Nov. 26, before pushing the order button, I would have found the first indications of what was to come. I contacted the service department at vizio on the morning of the 15th and was pleasantly surprised with the reps responses. He acknowledged the problems and assured me they would not occur with the replacement tv coming my way in the next 8 to 13 days. On Feb. 28 the new tv arrived. Two servicemen mounted it on the wall and took the old one. I'm a little disappointed with Vizio because they will not begin the warranty on the new tv with the installation date. The warranty remains one year from original date of purchase. I remain a skeptic and will likely purchase a warranty extension. In the end, all I can say is buyer beware.
One Star Reviews:
April 23, 2017
Not happy at all. We own several smart TV's and this is by far the least impressive. While, light and easy to install we have had many performance issues. Sound quality is poor and we are now considering adding external speakers to augment. The speed of our internet is quite good, as our other TV's and wifi enabled devices work well. But this TV is very slow to respond on power up and it takes several mins before Netflix and other providers even show on the menu. We had a wifi booster within a couple of feet of the TV but no improvement.I would not buy this item again and am sad to say this Sony product is bust compared to other items from Sony I had purchased.If other buyers have had similar issues and have advice please share. Thanks.
February 2, 2017
TV died two weeks after the warranty expired. Very disappointing.
Sony reneges on Warranty
January 4, 2017
This TV is a real disappointment. I purchased it as a second TV and used it about 20 hours when a bright triangle appeared in the upper right corner. I contacted Sony and after sending pictures, they said the TV was physically damaged and voided the warranty. I explained we were 69 years old with no children and that no one could have damaged the TV and that there was no visible damage on the outside. This did not change anything. I asked if the TV could have been damaged in shipping and it took a while to manifest itself. The person said that was possible but said they would not honor the warranty.
January 2, 2017
Mine arrived with a defect in the panel. It looks like the backlight was shining though an area in the corner regardless of what's on the screen. The menus and the built-in test image all showed the same strange blob. Also, one of the USB ports was cracked. I don't know whether I got a used refurb or just unlucky (I bought it directly from amazon as new). Either way, amazon accepted the return. I'm not terribly impressed with Sony at this point.
Excruciating warranty process
January 19, 2016
The TV, for the (about) four hours it worked, looked very nice. Sony's warranty process is horrible. If you find yourself in my situation, where the TV failed nearly immediately out of the box, I recommend going through Amazon rather than Sony. Details below...1. The TV stopped working after one afternoon of using it... I contacted Sony immediately and started the warranty process. Due to the description I gave (I smelled a light smoke, like you smell when an electrical component fails), I was handed to several departments before they started the claim.2. Again... Due to my description, they stated that a supervisor would have to call me, and it would be within 3 business days.3. Three FULL business days later I was called by a contracted technician who said he'd come out the following day4. Tech shows up, looks at the TV, and states that there's really only one part that can fail, that's what I'll need... He'll write it up and be back to repair the TV.5. A week later I haven't heard anything, so I call Sony who, after a good bit of digging, find that the contractor hasn't yet sent in the report, and that they have 10 business days to do so. I escalate and am told a supervisor will call within 2 business days.6. A supervisor called the same day and basically told me there's not a thing they can do... They have to wait for the paperwork and then they'll figure out how to go about addressing my problem.It's been a day shy of two weeks since my brand new TV failed, and I still don't know when I'll be back up and running. Sony's communication and responsiveness have been abysmal.
I am not happy. The TV froze up after a week and ...
January 3, 2016
as of now, I am not happy. The TV froze up after a week and stopped working. Sony is sending me a new remote to start the "fixing" process. That takes 7 business days to send it to me??? Why not overnight it?? Then it also may be a TV issue after that. I am going to call and see if I can return the TV. Very disappointed with the way Sony is handling this.
February 21, 2016
WORST TV!!! I would NEVER recommend this TV to anyone and I will never be buying a VIZIO tv again. Less than a month out of our warrantee, our perfectly good tv started with a thin line across the bottom of the TV and the next morning was completely black, still had sound but no picture. We called VIZIO the first time and they were useless. They said because it was out of warrantee the only thing they could do was give us a deal on another tv. The second time we called they completely changed what they said before and claim we only had a one year warrantee instead of what all our paperwork says was a two year warrantee. Again, NOTHING they can do even though this ironically happen less than a month out of warrantee. VIZIO was useless and I would not recommend this TV to anyone and NEVER will buy VIZIO again!!!
Great TV until it shuts off
July 10, 2015
Great TV...until it wasn't. We purchased this tv on Amazon then had to leave the country so it stayed brand new in the box for over a year. We we relocated back to the states we happily installed our 60" deal and began enjoying the large screen. After about 3 months it just turned off in the middle of our favorite show. Not only did it shut off but also scared us half to death with a loud static screeching noise. I thought it was just a random glitch but it continued to happen over the next few days. After doing some research online found that there was some sort of recall on a faulty computer chip in the TV. I called Vizio tech support and they walked me through a system reset and basically ignored my info about the recall. After resetting the TV it worked fine for one day, then it happened again three times in a row. I called tech support again where they informed me my tv was no longer under warranty(duh) and there was no recall on my TV.http://hdguru.com/vizio-issues-a-recall-on-large-screen-led-lcd-hdtvs/Very disappointed that Vizio doesn't care enough for their customers or their reputation enough to do the right thing. Supposedly I can have the TV power board repaired at my own expense. Not cool Vizio, not cool.
Stay Away From Vizio TV's
November 11, 2014
If I could give less stars I would. Never again will I buy from Vizio. This tv first went bad less than 90 days after I bought it. I was lucky enough to only have to deal with Amazon on that return. However, the replacement has now gone bad and is outside of the 1 year warranty by 4 months. so doing the math that is 2 of these tv's in less than 2 years that have gone bad with the same issue. (green lines down the screen). Being outside the warranty period leaves you at the mercy of the "certified repair partners" who have a laundry list of complaints at the BBB that outside of basic incompetence and bad business practices, in many cases boil down to Vizio not having parts on hand for repairs forcing a new tv purchase. Not only does Vizio build a sub-par product they don't supply the replacement parts to repair people. That is downright shady. Don't be suckered by the price.
Just say no to Vizio!
October 17, 2014
I really wanted to give Vizio a chance. I really did. I convinced my wife that we should get the product after ready the reviews here and from people that own one. Maybe they didn't own one for more than a year....I was very disappointed with the T.V. Is it wrong for me to expect a T.V. to work for more than a year? Think back to the good old days when T.V.s could last for many years. Maybe they do now, but my Vizio certainly did not.About 10-11 months into my ownership experience, the screen just went black. It was able to turn on, but I only saw a black screen. The nice thing was that Vizio did replace the T.V. with a refurbished one rather quickly...but the catch was the "new" T.V. only had a 3-month warranty or so...So, now that I'm approaching, and hopefully not passed my 3-month warranty...my "new" T.V. has lines running across the screen...Keep in mind that this TV is rarely used...MAX 2 hours a day. That's probably overstated by 30 minutes to an hour.Just say no to Vizio.
Loud static sound from speakers
April 20, 2014
It started with infrequent static sound coming from the speakers and progressively got worse. Static is so loud now that its hard to hear the broadcast sound. Even when the volume is completely turned off the speakers still have static. Even when I completely power the TV off the static sound continues for a few seconds. Definitely my last Vizio product that I'll ever buy. Before you buy read the reviews on the web. Terrible customer support, frequent failures. I should have purchased a Samsung.
Lasted 13 months
February 25, 2014
We bought this TV for Christmas in 2012. Absolutely loved it for 13 months, until one night the screen just blanked. Researched on line and found that there were recalls for this problem with Vizio TVs, but when my husband called to check it out, our model was not included - even though it was the same problem that other Vizio models were experiencing. So a month and $500 (!!!) later, the TV is fixed. I will never buy another Vizio. So disappointed in this company.
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Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native); Motionflow XR 120 (Effective)
Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
Smart Functionality: Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 42.9" x 21.1" x 2.6", TV with stand: 42.9" x 26.5" x 8.0"
Inputs: 2 HDMI, 2 USB
Accessories Included: Remote, Table Top Stand
VIZIO Internet Apps - Instantly enjoy online movies, TV shows, music, apps and more
Slim frame design with ultra thin profile beautifully enhances any living space
1080p Full HD resolution for a crystal-clear picture
Built-in Wi-Fi for easy internet access
TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 54.1'' x 33.5'' x 1.94'' , TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 54.1'' x 33.5'' x 11.0''