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VIZIO 42" or 47" 1080p LCD HDTV

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wootalyzer


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VIZIO 42" or 47" 1080p LCD HDTV
$499.99 + $5 Standard Shipping
Condition: Refurbished

*DISCLAIMER* Wootalyzer! is in no way affiliated with Woot!, and this post may not always be here!

kewlwolf


quality posts: 0 Private Messages kewlwolf

Man the picture on the screen is so awesome, I found it difficult to not stare at it for a good 10 seconds.

sog


quality posts: 2 Private Messages sog

is that screencap on the TV from a movie or something?

lstaff


quality posts: 202 Private Messages lstaff

I am somewhat disturbed by the picture on the TV screen, yet simultaneously able to appreciate its high definition clarity!

ThreeT320


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ThreeT320

How do these truly compare to other HD TVs, say Samsung or LG?

I've seen Vizios running right next to Samsungs at Walmart, and it seems like the difference is night and day. They'll both be 1080p, and playing the same show, but the Samsung looks much clearer and sharper IMO.

Vizio owners, convince me.

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann

go for the 47" inch, It's the only true HDTV clocking in at 120Hz and a pretty good refresh rate.

Although I can't comment on 3D sometimes that stuff makes me seasick.

showcaller


quality posts: 34 Private Messages showcaller


ThreeT320 wrote:How do these truly compare to other HD TVs, say Samsung or LG?

I've seen Vizios running right next to Samsungs at Walmart, and it seems like the difference is night and day. They'll both be 1080p, and playing the same show, but the Samsung looks much clearer and sharper IMO.

Vizio owners, convince me.



The thing is people don't watch two televisions at the same time. Yes, the Samsung probably does look better. It is also probably more expensive. If you took the Vizio by itself without the benefit of the more expensive television next to it - it would look fine and you would probably be very happy with it!

darkshard45


quality posts: 0 Private Messages darkshard45

CNET and other review sites have commented on the lackluster 2D performance of this TV series. Unless you're going to be watching 3D on it all the time (extremely unlikely) there'll be better TVs for the price.

CowboyDann


quality posts: 716 Private Messages CowboyDann

go for the 47" inch, It's the only true HDTV clocking in at 120Hz and that's a pretty good refresh rate where stuff looks wicked awesome and soups real.

Although I can't comment on 3D sometimes that stuff makes me seasick.

Oh yeah and the contrast ratio doesn't suck either.

glennnnie


quality posts: 1 Private Messages glennnnie

CNET gives the 47" 3/5 stars. Pretty good 3D, but with a lack in blacks. That said, I own a 4 year old 42" Visio and love it.

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

thurin


quality posts: 5 Private Messages thurin

Bought the 42" new two months ago. This is a great deal because this is a great tv..awesome picture, good sound. Netflix app doesn't work but that's a problem with all smart tvs.

markmc27


quality posts: 6 Private Messages markmc27

I own the 42 inch version and I think your nuts. It is as good a TV as is out there.These TV's were mostly sold out last XMas for about $600-$700.

When I watch this TV with a blue Ray disk or with just a good DVD I am still stunned after more than a year. It has 120mghz so I notice no blurr. Sound is actually quite good which surprised me.

One FYI is I like a bright crisp picture.Some do not.They like their pictures to be less color bright.

Great TV!

ThreeT320 wrote:How do these truly compare to other HD TVs, say Samsung or LG?

I've seen Vizios running right next to Samsungs at Walmart, and it seems like the difference is night and day. They'll both be 1080p, and playing the same show, but the Samsung looks much clearer and sharper IMO.

Vizio owners, convince me.



LEM-


quality posts: 147 Private Messages LEM-

Can't comment on the two specific TV's, but this summer I bought a E3D320VX - a 32" 3D capable version for our bedroom. It has been serving us right ever since. In fact more than that. Now the kids occupy our bedroom all the time, because the NetFlix app on the TV works a lot better than that on the BluRay player (connected to a non internet enabled TV) downstairs, where they're supposed to be watching their cartoons...

Other than that - I find the 2D performance of my TV very well acceptable. Like someone said - for lack of a much more expensive TV standing next to it, I don't see anything bad about it.

It does have an amazing 3D feature that uses simple circular polarized glasses that you can steal from your local movie theater or buy 10 pairs for $20 on Amazon. The 3D auto-detection is poor, so most of the times when I start 3D movie I have to tell the TV to switch to 3D mode, but other than that it is great.

Also been working well streaming 3D movies from a computer connected through HDMI for as long as they were in 1080P either Side-by-side or Top-Bottom format (but no 3D if connected through VGA - the option is grayed out in menu).

All in all - if at this very moment I was in a market for a new TV for the living room, I would have very seriously considered the 47" option from this sale.

Let me repeat one more time (just in case): the review above is for the smaller 32" E3D320VX model - not for either of the models offered in this Woot... Also, do keep in mind that 42" version offered here is NOT 3D capable.

mikem709


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darkshard45 wrote:CNET and other review sites have commented on the lackluster 2D performance of this TV series. Unless you're going to be watching 3D on it all the time (extremely unlikely) there'll be better TVs for the price.



I'd rather take the advice of 542 customer reviews about this TV who give it 4.7/5 stars on average than one CNET editor.

http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-E3D470VX-47-Inch-Theater-Internet/dp/B004YAVDSA

casey00001


quality posts: 14 Private Messages casey00001

Rule of thumb. The only time to buy a new TV is on Black Friday for the best price. The only exception to that is if your TV breaks altogether.

wootphonz


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wootphonz
ThreeT320 wrote:How do these truly compare to other HD TVs, say Samsung or LG?

I've seen Vizios running right next to Samsungs at Walmart, and it seems like the difference is night and day. They'll both be 1080p, and playing the same show, but the Samsung looks much clearer and sharper IMO.

Vizio owners, convince me.



You can't necessarily trust in store view unless at a dedicated electronics store, because often certain brands are pre-calibrated to look good for the store either by the manufacturer or the stores themselves. Also if a store favors a certain brand they will take the time to calibrate the setting in order to make the brand look better. Sometimes because its a brand the store owns or partners with or because they want to sell the more expensive brand. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying Samsung or LG isn't better, because they are but Vizio's are a solid brand when considering price and quality. Samsung and LG at their highest quality is tier one, where Vizio is tier two. Think of It this way a top of the line Samsung may be a 98 but a mid grade one is like a 89 where a Vizio may be a 85 but the difference in price between the 89 and 85 is $200-400. Then it's up to you to decide that worth.

wootphonz


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casey00001 wrote:Rule of thumb. The only time to buy a new TV is on Black Friday for the best price. The only exception to that is if your TV breaks altogether.



It's actually been found that the best deals occur around the Superbowl and there is way less mayhem.

bobcline


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ThreeT320 wrote:How do these truly compare to other HD TVs, say Samsung or LG?

I've seen Vizios running right next to Samsungs at Walmart, and it seems like the difference is night and day. They'll both be 1080p, and playing the same show, but the Samsung looks much clearer and sharper IMO.

Vizio owners, convince me.



We've had the 42" for about 2 years (for about the same price as today's).

It's working great and has a nice picture.

rfrailing


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rfrailing

Is the Square Trade warranty available for the 47 inch?

The Ponch


quality posts: 0 Private Messages The Ponch

DON'T BUY IT. I'M STILL WAITING FOR A TV I PAID FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO FROM WOOT.

nebugeater


quality posts: 0 Private Messages nebugeater

Vizio sponsors the Rose Bowl. How could this TV be bad? !!!

GinMan69


quality posts: 1 Private Messages GinMan69

Why such the long delay? I was all fired up to pull the trigger on this unit until I read your post.
Do TVs normally take this long to ship from WOOT?

The Ponch wrote:DON'T BUY IT. I'M STILL WAITING FOR A TV I PAID FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO FROM WOOT.



GinMan69


quality posts: 1 Private Messages GinMan69

Square trade deal?

rfrailing wrote:Is the Square Trade warranty available for the 47 inch?



thomas998


quality posts: 22 Private Messages thomas998

47" was 499 new in Walmart last November, I don't see this as a good deal since it isn't even new.

pssnyder


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I own a 42" 1080p, 240hz 3D LCD/Edge Lit LED Vizio and a 1080p 120hz LED Samsung. The Vizio was purchased last year from Sam's Club and the Samsung this year from Buydig.com. I can honestly say, that in watching both on blu-ray players, the Vizio has a better overall picture. I think the menu of the Samsung is much better, but in my unprofessional opinion, provides a better picture was a better purchase. The Vizio was cheaper as well.

pssnyder


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pssnyder
pssnyder wrote:I own a 42" 1080p, 240hz 3D LCD/Edge Lit LED Vizio and a 1080p 120hz LED Samsung. The Vizio was purchased last year from Sam's Club and the Samsung this year from Buydig.com. I can honestly say, that in watching both on blu-ray players, the Vizio has a better overall picture. I think the menu of the Samsung is much better, but in my unprofessional opinion, provides a better picture was a better purchase. The Vizio was cheaper as well.



I meant to say that the Vizio provides a better overall picture.

MAKENNEDY1977


quality posts: 0 Private Messages MAKENNEDY1977
ThreeT320 wrote:How do these truly compare to other HD TVs, say Samsung or LG?

I've seen Vizios running right next to Samsungs at Walmart, and it seems like the difference is night and day. They'll both be 1080p, and playing the same show, but the Samsung looks much clearer and sharper IMO.

Vizio owners, convince me.



Trust,e when you get your Vizio home and set your profile. You will never go back. I believe in the product so much that I own 4 Vizio's. 47-65 .am aiming at the 70 inche next. I think I got my 47 from woot.

mswake


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mswake

How much of a difference does 60 v. 120 Hz make in a 42 inch tv? I am thinking of getting this for the basement where my boys play on the wii and I send my wife when she wants to watch English period pieces.

MAKENNEDY1977


quality posts: 0 Private Messages MAKENNEDY1977
GinMan69 wrote:Why such the long delay? I was all fired up to pull the trigger on this unit until I read your post.
Do TVs normally take this long to ship from WOOT?



Guys I don't know what happen with you all I bought a tv from woot and got it in about a week may 10 days.

sugarpearls


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sugarpearls
mswake wrote:How much of a difference does 60 v. 120 Hz make in a 42 inch tv? I am thinking of getting this for the basement where my boys play on the wii and I send my wife when she wants to watch English period pieces.



From CNet . . .
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57524894-221/what-is-refresh-rate/

Difference between 60 and 120 is supposed to be noticable.

john174


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thomas998 wrote:47" was 499 new in Walmart last November, I don't see this as a good deal since it isn't even new.



I guess it depends where you live, here in Ct. it was $569. + tax which put it over $600.

sugarpearls


quality posts: 0 Private Messages sugarpearls
rfrailing wrote:Is the Square Trade warranty available for the 47 inch?



On Square Trade's website, it looks like you can only purchase warranties on TVs purchased "new." Arrgh . . . this is absolutely the model I want (after lots of research and review-scouring, I was originally going to get the 42" version of the 3D model from CostCo), definitely would've pulled the trigger on the 47" if a longer warranty was available. Who knows -- I'm hesitant, but I might still go for it.

Also, for anyone looking at the Amazon reviews for the 3D series, note that Amazon groups the reviews for the 32", 42", and 47" together. Most of the lackluster reviews were in regards to the 32" model (which only has a 60 refresh rate). So Vizio + 60 refresh rate may not exactly be a match made in heaven.

john174


quality posts: 0 Private Messages john174
sugarpearls wrote:From CNet . . .
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7-57524894-221/what-is-refresh-rate/

Difference between 60 and 120 is supposed to be noticable.



I watched a couple side by side and the 120 was easier to see when a flying ball, or car was racing by, compared to the 60 hz. The difference between the 120 and 240 was barely noticable.

paulgraz


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ThreeT320 wrote:
Vizio owners, convince me.



I own 2 Vizio TVs - a 32" LED w/wifi and a smaller 22" - both LED, both 1080p. The 32" has been great on all counts - my only complaint on the small TV is the poor sound quality of the built-in speakers.

john174


quality posts: 0 Private Messages john174

I have owned the 42" VX model in 3D, up from the non 3D VO model being sold here, for over 3 years. I had the power supply go out on it after about a year. I fixed it myself with just a new replacement power supply. It cost me $40. I would bet most of these repacks had the same problem. If you don't know how to fix electronics, I would advise some sort of warranty.

itoaseik


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wootphonz wrote:It's actually been found that the best deals occur around the Superbowl and there is way less mayhem.



Correct. Black Friday is NOT when tv prices drop the lowest, in general. There have been Consumer Reports studies, or something, I don't feel like looking it up. Individual deals may vary, though.

I favor Samsung, in large part because I personally prefer the glossy (glass-covered) screens instead of the more matte-pixel screens of many others (Sony, etc.). Samsung is generally top-notch quality, but Vizio is close and probably a better value. For me, primary tv = Samsung, but secondary = Vizio.

For the love of Xenu, what is that screencap from? My first thought was Kingdom of Heaven, but I don't think so.

jerryb2339


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ThreeT320 wrote:How do these truly compare to other HD TVs, say Samsung or LG?

I've seen Vizios running right next to Samsungs at Walmart, and it seems like the difference is night and day. They'll both be 1080p, and playing the same show, but the Samsung looks much clearer and sharper IMO.

Vizio owners, convince me.


My Samsung is years better than the Vizio....BUT the Vizio is an excellent buy for the money. The problem with the Visio (and everyone says this about thin TVs) is the atrocious sound. BUT the Vizio sound is REALLY atrocious - so much so that I had to buy a sound bar (and I really have a tin ear). But the picture is very good to excellent - it's just not a Samsung (or the price of a Samsung).

john174


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Just so you all get it right, the 42" sold here is not a 3D, only the 47" is. Also these use Passive glasses which won't give you flicker problems and which sometimes get people seasick or give headaches. Also, adjusted correctly, these VX series Vizios give some of the best pictures out there with excellent contrast and sharpness. Can't beat them unless you pay way more. I have 2 currently and have sold off my older Vizios and they are still going fine.

hunterlj


quality posts: 1 Private Messages hunterlj

Stupid question, can I use it as only a 2D tv? I dont really need a 3D tv but I cant find it stated anywhere that I can use it as a 2D....

One review on Amazon mentioned needing 3D to 2D glasses. Considering Im already bespectacled I dont want to have to wear 2 sets of glasses..