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Old 05-21-2010, 05:47 PM
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I'm looking for something between 55" and 60" in preparation for the FIFA world cup...and came up to a VIZIO LED full hd 1080P 240hz 55" for $1399

I do not know what to think... does anybody has good or bad experience with that brand????
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:57 PM
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Costco sells the VIZIO brand as their lead TV and I have heard nothing but good things about the brand itself, plus the Costco return policy should something go wrong.
I personally would have no issues buying a Vizio based on referrals from people on here plus others I have spoken with.

That was on their LCDs of course, not sure if there are any specific issues with the LEDs. That price does seem very low for that size of a LED?
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:59 PM
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They are an ok brand. I didn't particularly like the way they placed some of the inputs on certain models, very difficult to get at. Not a bad picture, but not the best either. Sometimes you get what you pay for. For $1,399, if you like it, it's a good price for sure. Depends on your needs, and how picky you are. There are downsides to Vizios, but the prices are low balled.
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got several flat screens including plasmas.

bought a LCD Vizio after reading a good review in Consumer Reports on the 32 inch model. bought a 37 inch for the bedroom. no complaints so far. seems to be a great value for the money IMO. time will tell.
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I've bought a few Vizio LCD televisions. I consider them disposables. That said, they haven't failed but a replacement would also not be space limited.

I hate the logo being lit up and find it distracting.
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:20 PM
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got a small vizio (22") for the boat 2 years ago. LOVE it
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:34 AM
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We have a 27" or so Vizio in an RV we bought a year ago, and it works great. Nice picture and so far no problems. Although we didn't buy this one, I'd buy another if we needed one.

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Had a tv repair guy at my house couple of years ago and he said they are great deal for the money but if they break you can almost trash them due to parts can be hard to get sometimes.

We have one on the wall in the master br and works fine, however in the den we have a Mitsubishi 72" DLP and love it. Not a bad tv for the money at all. Goes great with HD TV from Direct TV
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bummer... the price was from Tiger Direct and I just noticed is a Refu.....
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:48 AM
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I've got all LG TV's in my house. My suitemates at school all have Vizio's. The picture isn't as good on the Vizio's as it is on the LG's, but for the price I have to say it's the best bang for your buck for sure.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:52 PM
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the problem with vizio, is that if they break, they need to be replaced. they don't use the same parts from TV to TV, even in the same model. this makes it difficult to get replacement parts. they are the whore of the TV industry.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:57 PM
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If you buy from a discount mail-order place, remember to keep all of the packaging that came with the TV and don't cut the box open. Warranty is made void by defacing the box. The notice is usually INSIDE the box; only to be found after you've doing your cutting...

A local place would be my choice; regardless of what you get. shipping large TVs is LTL, too, so about $250 to ship one back.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:32 PM
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I have a Visio 55" 240Hz with the LED backlighting. The picture is very good.

As for the logo being lit, you can shut it off in the settings. It only comes on for a few seconds when you turn it on.
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Funny..the sound went out on my Vizio 52" about a year ago and Costco had a dude to come fix it with in a few days. He replaced a circuit board inside and it has been fine ever since. Even gave me a new remote.

I like mine.
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My 2 year old 42" Vizio crapped the bed the Saturday before the super bowl. The next morning I was down buying a new one to watch the game

Like any good man, I then tore the Vizio apart and tracked the problem down to a bad rectifier. $50.00 later I was back in business with the Vizio, and by then the wife was in love with the new 50" that I had bought.

The kids now have a hell of a nice TV in the play room.
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I've got 3 at the house and have never had a problem in the 2-4 years I've owned them. Getting ready to put 2 40" on the boat - although I may go with Samsung, which I understand has a brighter picture.

No worries buying one IMHO.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:50 AM
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thanks everybody!!!!
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:35 AM
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I have read a lot of good things here and other places regarding the Costco return policy for these tv's. Has anyone dealt with Sam's Club as that is all we have here?
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Do yourself a favor and buy a Samsung
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:14 AM
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I hear a lot them have power supply failures within 2 years or so.
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