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VIZIO 29" 720p LED HDTV

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yayobama


quality posts: 12 Private Messages yayobama

So this tv is less than 2" thick and only 13 lbs. Seems like you could just duct tape this thing to the wall rather than buy a mount! I'd think this is perfect for the top of a fridge. 'Anyone know what year this model was first made?

whatsamattaU


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conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3157 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Solid reviews (4.3 out of 5.0) over at Walmart.com

readymade


quality posts: 19 Private Messages readymade

At 13 pounds you could use it as a cutting board while watching the Food Channel.

I got something better than luck.

weyoon


quality posts: 0 Private Messages weyoon

LED TV with only 720p? Meh...

JC8076


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weyoon wrote:LED TV with only 720p? Meh...



wow you really need 1080p on a 29" tv?

amoraluv


quality posts: 3 Private Messages amoraluv

Dear Woot,
I wold like the smartv version of this

thank u

http://store.vizio.com/via-hdtvs/e291ia1.html

ThunderThighs


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weyoon wrote:LED TV with only 720p? Meh...


JC8076 wrote:wow you really need 1080p on a 29" tv?



And the debate begins.



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Netami


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I've used a Samsung 23" television as a PC monitor and it worked out really well. This seems like a similar concept, may try it out.

CowboyDann


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60Hz and 720p. No need to worry about the soap opera effect here folks!

Denimbear


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ThunderThighs wrote:And the debate begins.



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ReginaFilangee


quality posts: 8 Private Messages ReginaFilangee

I have this exact TV. Even at only 720p, the picture quality is amazingly clear and detailed. It's a good size for most rooms---not too small; not too big. Fits the space where I needed it perfectly: better than the 32" I had there previously, which just created an unbalanced look.
Was a Christmas gift from a friend who bought it new at WalMart (not much more $ than this, btw),

BUT.....

Already had to return it for a replacement once. After less than a mere 7 weeks, picture suddenly went black. Research at that time indicated that this is a COMMON problem with this set, and that Vizio will NOT fix them after one year, no matter what.
http://hdguru.com/disposable-tvs-vizio-tells-owners-their-sets-are-un-repairable/5485/

Previous Vizio (different size and model) that I had also had developed screen failure of a different cause. Vizio would not even respond to emails or phone requests for repair options on it (it was slightly more than a year old.) As the article above states, it became a very large and expensive doorstop. (Sound still works, though!)

So far, second one (of this exact model/replacement) is doing ok, but I got a SquareTrade Warranty on it, because I fully expect it to do the same as the 1st one did. Go ahead...call me a pessimist. But I know too many people who've had bad experiences with the Vizio brand. They are beautiful while they last, but they don't last long.

Personally, I would not buy this model again. *shrug*
Since it was a gift, however, it serves its purpose for now (not primary set.)

May the Crap be with you all!!!

yufool


quality posts: 3 Private Messages yufool

I have a 32" 720p Vizio screen and not that happy with the visual quality

Neilrg6


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Neilrg6

How will this work as a computer monitor hooked to an AMD Radeon 7770 2gb card by either HDMI or DVI connection?

gusvonpooch


quality posts: 24 Private Messages gusvonpooch
weyoon wrote:LED TV with only 720p? Meh...



But but but you always say "Meh" !

winman97


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" Go ahead...call me a pessimist. But I know too many people who've had bad experiences with the Vizio brand. They are beautiful while they last, but they don't last long. "

Yeah, I know what ya mean. I've had my Vizio 37" since 2007, let me count...1-2-3...that's 6 years. And just last week I had to change the batteries in the remote.
Seriously, can anybody find any brand of HDTV that hasn't produced a lemon.??? Samsumg...NOT; LG...NOT; Sony...NOT. Ya get it? I have yet to see a brand that hasn't had problems, and thanks to forums like this and other similar ones, the bad models get greatly exposed and the good brands/models are hardly ever mentioned. For goodness sakes, we're talking about a mass produced TV here, not a life support heart pump.

Ringo4422


quality posts: 22 Private Messages Ringo4422
weyoon wrote:LED TV with only 720p? Meh...


It's only a 29" LOL! Why in the world must a TV this size be 1080p??
Network broadcasts are ONLY 720p/ 1080i.

Vizio 32” 720p LCD HDTV (2 of them), Seagate 750GB SATA/300 7200RPM Hard Drive, SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual Digital HDTV Tuner, Kodak Theater HD Player, Acer Aspire One 10.1” Netbook, Philips Prestigo 8-Device Universal Remote, Asus Eee PC 900 Netbook with 1.6GHz Atom Processor, Philips Upconverting DVD Player with DivX and HDMI, Ashley Rock Axe Full Size Rockband and Guitar Hero Controller for PS2 and PS3, Philips Icon 5 Device Universal Remote, and a bunch of other carp.

Ringo4422


quality posts: 22 Private Messages Ringo4422
yufool wrote:I have a 32" 720p Vizio screen and not that happy with the visual quality


I have TWO Vizeo 32" 720p TVs and the picture quality is excellent. Factory settings are preset for the blind. Just adjust them.
Also turn off the awful 3D surround sound "feature" so the dialogs can be heard.

Vizio 32” 720p LCD HDTV (2 of them), Seagate 750GB SATA/300 7200RPM Hard Drive, SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual Digital HDTV Tuner, Kodak Theater HD Player, Acer Aspire One 10.1” Netbook, Philips Prestigo 8-Device Universal Remote, Asus Eee PC 900 Netbook with 1.6GHz Atom Processor, Philips Upconverting DVD Player with DivX and HDMI, Ashley Rock Axe Full Size Rockband and Guitar Hero Controller for PS2 and PS3, Philips Icon 5 Device Universal Remote, and a bunch of other carp.

friartek


quality posts: 15 Private Messages friartek
Neilrg6 wrote:How will this work as a computer monitor hooked to an AMD Radeon 7770 2gb card by either HDMI or DVI connection?



It has a VGA connector built in. HDMI could be plugged into one of the two HDMI connectors. For DVI, you would need a DVI to HDMI converter, they are not very expensive. Remember, this is a 720P(1366 x 768) with 1080i conversion not a full 1080P(1920 x 1080) screen. To answer your question, yes it will work, but don't expect the greatest resolution.

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dliidlii


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winman97 wrote:" Go ahead...call me a pessimist. But I know too many people who've had bad experiences with the Vizio brand. They are beautiful while they last, but they don't last long. "

Yeah, I know what ya mean. I've had my Vizio 37" since 2007, let me count...1-2-3...that's 6 years. And just last week I had to change the batteries in the remote.
Seriously, can anybody find any brand of HDTV that hasn't produced a lemon.??? Samsumg...NOT; LG...NOT; Sony...NOT. Ya get it? I have yet to see a brand that hasn't had problems, and thanks to forums like this and other similar ones, the bad models get greatly exposed and the good brands/models are hardly ever mentioned. For goodness sakes, we're talking about a mass produced TV here, not a life support heart pump.



We're also talking about a manufacturer who produced a defective product and refused to accept responsibility for it. They let the customer take the loss rather than do the right thing.

ienvyno1


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amoraluv wrote:Dear Woot,
I wold like the smartv version of this

thank u

http://store.vizio.com/via-hdtvs/e291ia1.html



It's only as smart as the person controlling it. Guess some smart tv's are smarter than others. All depends on which household it ends up at. I must have bought a dumb one.Blaaaaaaaaah

bluemaple


quality posts: 66 Private Messages bluemaple

Odd size but I suppose if a 32 is just a bit too big for the spot you want...

Seems like a good price vs. a name brand 32 as well.

If you want to use it as a TV and view it from more than 3 feet away, don't listen to the 1080p snobs - 720p will be fine. Remember this is a $179 TV! Same goes for 60 vs 120 Hz at this price.

However, if you want to use it as a computer monitor, 1366x768 is a limiting factor. Even 24 inch Samsung TV-monitors are 1920x1080 (1080p).

RE the Smart TV holdouts, go for the right TV deal - either your blu-ray DVD player has Smart functionality or you can get one with it for about $90.

oddsbeater1


quality posts: 3 Private Messages oddsbeater1

I'm now watching a 19 inch Sony Trinatron set from the 70's I paid $100 for from a buddy. If anyone would like to purchase this Vizio for me it would be greatly appreciated and would fulfill your daily requirement of a daily dose of one random act of kindness. Let me know.

I think, therefore.."I-M".

MITCHELLWOOT


quality posts: 4 Private Messages MITCHELLWOOT
oddsbeater1 wrote:I'm now watching a 19 inch Sony Trinatron set from the 70's I paid $100 for from a buddy. If anyone would like to purchase this Vizio for me it would be greatly appreciated and would fulfill your daily requirement of a daily dose of one random act of kindness. Let me know.


What about your game console...


menaparker


quality posts: 4 Private Messages menaparker

My very non-techie, average surburban mom kind of review:

I've had two VIZIOs and I'm very happy with them. This is a great price for this size. Its perfect for a bedroom. Unless you're using it for a monitor or something like that, I see no problem with 720p. I don't really need 1080p to watch netflix in my bedroom.

There ya go.

dkm1new


quality posts: 4 Private Messages dkm1new
winman97 wrote:" Go ahead...call me a pessimist. But I know too many people who've had bad experiences with the Vizio brand. They are beautiful while they last, but they don't last long. "

Yeah, I know what ya mean. I've had my Vizio 37" since 2007, let me count...1-2-3...that's 6 years. And just last week I had to change the batteries in the remote.
Seriously, can anybody find any brand of HDTV that hasn't produced a lemon.??? Samsumg...NOT; LG...NOT; Sony...NOT. Ya get it? I have yet to see a brand that hasn't had problems, and thanks to forums like this and other similar ones, the bad models get greatly exposed and the good brands/models are hardly ever mentioned. For goodness sakes, we're talking about a mass produced TV here, not a life support heart pump.



Amen, Amen, and Amen again brother win...

ReginaFilangee


quality posts: 8 Private Messages ReginaFilangee
winman97 wrote:
Yeah, I know what ya mean. I've had my Vizio 37" since 2007, let me count...1-2-3...that's 6 years. And just last week I had to change the batteries in the remote.
Seriously, can anybody find any brand of HDTV that hasn't produced a lemon.??? Samsumg...NOT; LG...NOT; Sony...NOT. Ya get it? I have yet to see a brand that hasn't had problems, and thanks to forums like this and other similar ones, the bad models get greatly exposed and the good brands/models are hardly ever mentioned. For goodness sakes, we're talking about a mass produced TV here, not a life support heart pump.


Did you read the article I linked? How many of those other brands TELL you in advance that their tv's are so poorly built that they'll only warranty them (partially) for 1yr, and that even if they go bad after a week you get a refurb rather than a new replacement (unless the retailer steps up like mine did), and that if (WHEN, per them) your tv goes bad after that one partially covered year is up, they'll be happy to sell you a brand new one at full retail price rather than even attempt a repair?---that that's your only option, and to throw the defective tv into the trash bin? (And won't even respond to inquiries regarding sets over a year old?) In case you missed it, that's what Vizio very clearly states.

Everyone has certain brands they've had good luck with and so they tend to stick with those. Everyone also has certain brands they've repeatedly had back luck with, and therefore tend to avoid. I never said otherwise.

I was merely relaying MY personal experience and opinion. Read my post again. I did not attempt to tell anyone else what to do. I merely stated the reasons why *I* would not purchase this set, even though I OWN it (watching it right now, as a matter of fact), and it is incredibly beautiful (for the time being.) You and anyone else reading are free to do whatever your heart desires.

May the Crap be with you all!!!

ReginaFilangee


quality posts: 8 Private Messages ReginaFilangee
dliidlii wrote:We're also talking about a manufacturer who produced a defective product and refused to accept responsibility for it. They let the customer take the loss rather than do the right thing.


Exactly! It's one thing to manufacture a few lemons here and there (as happens to even the best name brands), but take care of the issue when it arises. It's quite another, imo, to KNOWINGLY continue to manufacture a larger than reasonable number of lemons, and refuse to make it right for those who get those lemons.

May the Crap be with you all!!!

ThunderThighs


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gusvonpooch wrote:But but but you always say "Meh" !



YOU'RE RIGHT! He does!



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dliidlii


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chaedog


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Ringo4422 wrote:It's only a 29" LOL! Why in the world must a TV this size be 1080p??
Network broadcasts are ONLY 720p/ 1080i.




But but new smartphones are coming out with 1080p displays... We gotta have our 1080p everywhere!!!

markadel


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The "Even at 720P" comment doesn't make sense since 720p is so high that a higher resolution cannot be seen by the human eye on a TV under 50"

pwambs


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bluemaple wrote:Odd size but I suppose if a 32 is just a bit too big for the spot you want...



I've been looking to replace a crt in my RV and have just 29.6" space between two cabinets to fit. I can get this one in there with out doing major cabinets re-working.

PWA n FL

Diddl


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Mine came today, terribly packaged with screen damage and now I have to pay to have it shipped back to the refurb service center.

ThunderThighs


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Diddl wrote:Mine came today, terribly packaged with screen damage and now I have to pay to have it shipped back to the refurb service center.


Please contact support@woot.com before shipping it back to them. They may have another option.



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drfgb


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Arrived DOA. I know it's refurbished but I thought someone would turn it on to make sure it fires up. Now I get to wrestle with a return and I still don't have a TV.