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VIZIO TVs: VIZIO Quest

In this world full of excitement and thrills- you do NOT want to go outside. Are you kidding? There's smoke, and sunburn, and meteors, and you don't even get an extra life! Better to do all that on the HDTV. At this point, it'll look better than real life anyway.

inkycatz


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Love 'em, hate 'em, everyone's got a thought about VIZIO. I've had a Vizio for a few years now and like it, actually. What are your thoughts?

I'm just hanging out, really.

davenippon


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inkycatz wrote:Love 'em, hate 'em, everyone's got a thought about VIZIO. I've had a Vizio for a few years now and like it, actually. What are your thoughts?


I've been using a 22" 1080p Visio monitor on the PC for about a year now and love it! Picture looks great in HD and in regular def. I would not hesitate to buy a Visio again if I were in the market for a TV right now.

leelkennedy


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FWIW, I've had a 42" Vizio Refurb for almost a year now (got it for $350, just like the current sale) and it's been great. Picture looks fine, no problems so far.

Not conclusive evidence at all, but add one satisfied customer to the list.

leelkennedy.com

jon98gn


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Not sure about the newer products, but I picked up a Vizio 42" Plasma for about $1k about 5-6 years ago and it is still going very strong. I keep on wanting to upgrade, but because it performs so well, I still can't justify buying a new one even if it only does 720p/1080i. The blacks are phenomenal compared to the LCDs at the time, which I thought were pretty much unwatchable or unplayable in the dark scenes. The 47" Refurb 3D is tempting, but I think I want to go a little larger if I upgrade, maybe a 55". Any larger for me and I think trying to game would make seeing the instruments on the side harder in fps.

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funkadunk8


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parents and grandparents both have vizio for their TV's and they both look great. great quality at a great price.

Joseph Funk

LutherMac


quality posts: 0 Private Messages LutherMac

Anyone know if the E422VLE supports HDCP?

It's Me!

flamemonkey


quality posts: 0 Private Messages flamemonkey

Vizio's probably the best tv brand in my opinion. They give you the most bang for your buck. Sure, Sony and LG are good but you get the same quality for a much lower price with Vizio.

Just wish Woot had more >40" Vizio LED tvs

nverian


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Tempted, but know nothing about how good Vizio's refurbs are.

gestaltx


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I bought a 42" from Costco about 5 years ago and a 32" refurb from Woot about 2 years ago. Both are CCFLs and going strong w/o any probs (*knock on wood*). My parents have a 32" and a 55" (I think?) also both CCFLs and they've both been trouble free for the past 3 years. I can't comment on the LEDs since I haven't had any experience with the ones that Vizio makes.

In any case, I'm betting on this good track record and just picked up a 47" here today to replace the last CRT in the house (yeah, that's right, I said CRT).

msebolt


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My 2 cents. Do some research online. The Vizio "Smart" televisions with Internet apps have a major issue with shutting off at will and random. I got a 46" recently from Woot. Bad out of the box. Had to return for refund. Then got a 47" refurb from another vendor. What a nightmare. Shuts off 3-23 times a day. Wish someone had warned me. Like I said, my 2 cents.

Dell Dude

lstoyer


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msebolt wrote:My 2 cents. Do some research online. The Vizio "Smart" televisions with Internet apps have a major issue with shutting off at will and random. I got a 46" recently from Woot. Bad out of the box. Had to return for refund. Then got a 47" refurb from another vendor. What a nightmare. Shuts off 3-23 times a day. Wish someone had warned me. Like I said, my 2 cents.


Ditto-we have the same problem with our "smart" Vizio TV 55 inch

jryan1111


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http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/vizio-e3d470vx/4505-6482_7-34752990.html

I've always checked reviews before buying electronics. I'm not saying it's a good or bad product, but know what you're buying first. The reviews may concern some.

patiofurniture


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nverian wrote:Tempted, but know nothing about how good Vizio's refurbs are.



the refurb company is very reluctant to honor these machines imo, I had a problem out of the box, got RMA shipped back, called two weeks later "we are working on it", checked a week later, "sorry it was damaged when we recieved it" "so sad not eligible for replacement or repair" luckily woot honored and sent me full refund, I am very skeptical of the refurb company, but love woot

girtalert


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When're we gonna see some 50"+ TVs?

dakillabee


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dakillabee

When are you gonna get a 26" Vizio?

bennnnard


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we got a 32" LCD Visio in 06 from Costco. We watched DISH and analog broadcast for the first couple years. When analog was shut off in 08/09 we realized the HD tuner didnt work (it has never worked) and by then we were out of warranty. The TV still 'operates' but has been used as a monitor (DVD and HTPC) for the last few years. Theres also a weird color smudge in the middle of the screen from who knows what.

My point is that our Visio sucked and we never really had the opportunity to warranty it. So I would not buy another.

Unless, that is, someone convinced me that they are now ok.

mckeerd


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60hz = any hd looking horrible

pass

Let me guess, you picked out yet another colorful box with a crank that I'm expected to turn and turn until OOP! big shock, a jack pops out and you laugh and the kids laugh and the dog laughs and I die a little inside.

matkyne


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bennnnard wrote:we got a 32" LCD Visio in 06 from Costco. We watched DISH and analog broadcast for the first couple years. When analog was shut off in 08/09 we realized the HD tuner didnt work (it has never worked) and by then we were out of warranty. The TV still 'operates' but has been used as a monitor (DVD and HTPC) for the last few years. Theres also a weird color smudge in the middle of the screen from who knows what.

My point is that our Visio sucked and we never really had the opportunity to warranty it. So I would not buy another.

Unless, that is, someone convinced me that they are now ok.



I have owned and bought for others several TVs made by Vizio. All have been great. I also have 2 (expensive) Samsungs and they both have a couple of dead pixels. I took the plunge after looking up the model number (I bought the 47" w/o apps) and "show-rooming" it at the local Walmart. It has great reviews all around. Bottom line, Vizio makes great TVs, just like the more expensive ones, but ALL electronics are prone to the occasional failure. It happens. But if I swore off any manufacturer who sold me a bum product, I wouldn't be able to buy any more electronics. ;-)

Ringo4422


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bennnnard wrote:we got a 32" LCD Visio in 06 from Costco. We watched DISH and analog broadcast for the first couple years. When analog was shut off in 08/09 we realized the HD tuner didnt work (it has never worked) and by then we were out of warranty. The TV still 'operates' but has been used as a monitor (DVD and HTPC) for the last few years. Theres also a weird color smudge in the middle of the screen from who knows what.

My point is that our Visio sucked and we never really had the opportunity to warranty it. So I would not buy another.

Unless, that is, someone convinced me that they are now ok.


Assuming you are now using an antenna, did you ever change the TV settings from Cable tuner to Antenna and re-run the channel scan? That would cause exactly what you are describing.

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kylemittskus


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Ringo4422 wrote:Assuming you are now using an antenna, did you ever change the TV settings from Cable tuner to Antenna and re-run the channel scan? That would cause exactly what you are describing.



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poorogue


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msebolt wrote:My 2 cents. Do some research online. The Vizio "Smart" televisions with Internet apps have a major issue with shutting off at will and random. I got a 46" recently from Woot. Bad out of the box. Had to return for refund. Then got a 47" refurb from another vendor. What a nightmare. Shuts off 3-23 times a day. Wish someone had warned me. Like I said, my 2 cents.



I just sold my 55" Vizio LED smart tv after having it for 2 years. During the time I had it, it did the shut-off thing for me, but not nearly as often as you seem to be having the problem. But whenever it shut off randomly by itself, it took at least 5 minutes before it would even think about turning on again. I loved the TV, but that is definitely the worst part. Now I'm rocking a 70" Sharp

rgeisel


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Had a Vizio Blu-Ray player...quit working 1 week before warranty expired...it took them 3 months to replace...horrible customer service...the worst. They don't have a clue what they are doing. However, when they did finally replace the unit they sent an extra one (go figure) I guess for all my trouble...have a Samsung ever since and sold the Vizio's on EBay.

donaldl43


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I would love to comment here but Woot hasn't SHIPPED MINE YET AFTER 14 DAYS!

Seriously, can't I get something I paid for? I've been buying from Woot for quite a few years and I've always been happy with the service but this experience has ruined it for me. I am really tired of getting an email 24-32 hours after asking about it and all they say is "it should ship soon". That's not good enough anymore. SHIP IT!!!!!

jacobspindel


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ARGH! I've been looking so hard for a good deal on a Vizio TV. But you don't have the one I want!

I would love to see a sale on the E3D420VX (the 42 inch 3D 120 Hz model). It's already unbelievably inexpensive, but I'm going to hold off on buying it for at least a little longer, unless someone has a great sale.

Refurbished would not be my preference, but I would consider it if the price was right.

LaKASkill


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I work in casino surveillance and we had an entire room filled with wall mounted Vizio monitors, four years later and only 2 have survived. Just say no to Vizio.

sfw2k12


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sfw2k12

Is there anything we can do? I'm having the same problem. They took the $$$ out of my account the day I purchased the tv and over a week now and it hasn't shipped. No number on the website to call either. Think it might be time to speak with my lawyer and see if I can take them to small claims court

tigrushke


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any idea when they gonna ship it? I am on the verge to cancel it, but how?

mmcdonough


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I ordered the Vizio 42" with apps a few weeks ago. I've been tracking the Fedex package on their website. It was out for delivery on Wednesday but then returned to Fedex for damage. It looks like it is now on its way somewhere else probably back to Woot... Does anyone know how to see about getting another one sent? It shows them as being sold out and Can't see how to contact anyone at Woot....

inkycatz


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mmcdonough wrote:I ordered the Vizio 42" with apps a few weeks ago. I've been tracking the Fedex package on their website. It was out for delivery on Wednesday but then returned to Fedex for damage. It looks like it is now on its way somewhere else probably back to Woot... Does anyone know how to see about getting another one sent? It shows them as being sold out and Can't see how to contact anyone at Woot....



Hey there,
Please contact support@woot.com to see what happened with your package!

I'm just hanging out, really.

adrmschwer


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Mine just shipped, thanks Woot.

jbradshaw666


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jbradshaw666

Hey Woot - What the ...? I ordered my TV and the money was pulled out of my account the same day and now it's almost two weeks later and it still hasn't shipped. I asked customer support and they said they 'were waiting for the vendor.'

I reminded them that I needed it for Christmas but now I'm starting to wonder. I may have to cancel and buy locally.

Normally Woot is great but not this time.

At least keep us up to date on what is going on.

Very disappointed.

inkycatz


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jbradshaw666 wrote:Hey Woot - What the ...? I ordered my TV and the money was pulled out of my account the same day and now it's almost two weeks later and it still hasn't shipped. I asked customer support and they said they 'were waiting for the vendor.'

I reminded them that I needed it for Christmas but now I'm starting to wonder. I may have to cancel and buy locally.

Normally Woot is great but not this time.

At least keep us up to date on what is going on.

Very disappointed.


We've pinged them for an update, but also be sure to check your spam folder and see if there's anything hiding in there with an update.

I'm just hanging out, really.

jbradshaw666


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jbradshaw666
inkycatz wrote:We've pinged them for an update, but also be sure to check your spam folder and see if there's anything hiding in there with an update.



I know it's not in my spam folder because I've gotten other messages from Woot for other orders.

jbradshaw666


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jbradshaw666 wrote:I know it's not in my spam folder because I've gotten other messages from Woot for other orders.



And to further clarify - I'm checking the status on the web.

jbradshaw666


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jbradshaw666 wrote:And to further clarify - I'm checking the status on the web.



Just got the notice it actually shipped last Friday.