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VIZIO LED Smart TV of Your Choice!

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lichme


quality posts: 2750 Private Messages lichme

Item: VIZIO LED Smart TV of Your Choice!
Price: $1,299.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Condition: Refurbished

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lichme


quality posts: 2750 Private Messages lichme

Here is a cnet review for the 70"
Product Page

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3325 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Very good reviews (4.6 out of 5.0) on the 42" model over at walmart.com


conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3325 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Lot's of additional info on the 42" model over at the product page


conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3325 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Check out the product page on the 50" model

and

Check out some pretty good reviews (4.5 out of 5.0) on the same model over at bestbuy.com


bgammill


quality posts: 6 Private Messages bgammill

Would the Costco/SquareTrade warranty be valid for the 70" Refurb? If so $99.99 plus tax would be a great deal for a three year warranty!!

wolfelaw


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wolfelaw

Bought the 47" - most I've ever paid for a TV so I am excited BUT need opinions from more experienced woot TV buyers - 4 year warranty? It's $84.79 but for sure there will be something wrong w this TV in less than 4 years, right? In which case I get my money back?

shadowknight125


quality posts: 7 Private Messages shadowknight125

This is timed perfectly because my TV just broke a couple days ago, but I'm a little leery about buying a refurbished TV. Any thoughts?

vhoang


quality posts: 0 Private Messages vhoang

The 55" M550SL looks a bit out of place there. Can we confirm that it's not suppose to be the 55" E550i-A0?

tmwarby


quality posts: 7 Private Messages tmwarby

This was on Woot about a month ago and I bought the 24 inch. The WiFi seems to have poor sensitivity. My wireless router is 30 ft away but it wouldn't work right until I found just the right way to turn the antennas. The speakers are not impressive, about what you'd expect for something like this.
Other than that, I'm totally happy with it.

collinvh


quality posts: 61 Private Messages collinvh

Quite the price range: $149.99 - $1,299.99. I had to click-though just to see the options. NICE, 24" - 70" and a size for everyone between.

catgrrl


quality posts: 8 Private Messages catgrrl

I'm really tempted, but I had a bad experience with a Woot refurb RCA TV that was a completely whacked-out POS that I had to send back. It was just kind of a hassle and a disappointment.

solidstinch


quality posts: 0 Private Messages solidstinch

Is this considered new or used? I am looking to get a Square Trade Warranty and I can not seem to find their definition of new. Is refurbished considered new? I mean a 4 year $99 warranty would be awesome!

craigthom


quality posts: 62 Private Messages craigthom

I've had an m470sl for about a year, which I think is the same as the m550sl only a little smaller.

I've been happy with it. My one small complaint is the Amazon.com app didn't, the last time I checked, show my watch list, which limits its usefulness. They may have fixed that in an update; I just use the thing as a monitor connected to my receiver.

The CEC works well enough that turning on the TV also turns on my receiver, and turning off the TV turns off my receiver and my Blu-ray player (all different brands).

kirknoonan


quality posts: 1 Private Messages kirknoonan

Please don't send me the same broken one I just returned! I must compliment you on your exemplary handling of the return, though.

williamw404


quality posts: 0 Private Messages williamw404
shadowknight125 wrote:This is timed perfectly because my TV just broke a couple days ago, but I'm a little leery about buying a refurbished TV. Any thoughts?



I bought a 50" from Woot about 4 years ago and no problems at all.

Rob78


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Rob78

Anyone know if the 55" includes the enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard?

I've seen the Vizios with either the standard remote or the keyboard remote in stores. I know the amazon version states that it has the 2-sided remote.
But was hoping for some more of a confirmation?

retropug


quality posts: 2 Private Messages retropug

If it does not come with the keyboard remote you can get them new on ebay for less than $15.00 shipped. I have the 80" vizio and it came with the non keyboard remote but the non keyboard remote is a better build quality and has the backlit option. The keyboard one does not have that feature unfortunately but you do get the keyboard. I am going to order one just to have both.

Rob78 wrote:Anyone know if the 55" includes the enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard?

I've seen the Vizios with either the standard remote or the keyboard remote in stores. I know the amazon version states that it has the 2-sided remote.
But was hoping for some more of a confirmation?



craigthom


quality posts: 62 Private Messages craigthom
Rob78 wrote:Anyone know if the 55" includes the enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard?



It does. Here's the product page.

Jayrookie


quality posts: 6 Private Messages Jayrookie

Proud owner of a 70" refurb by Vizio and I LOVE it and like I say about a refurb "they already found the problem =O"

Zarek


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Zarek
lichme wrote:Here is a cnet review for the 70"
Product Page



These TV's are shipped from a Mexico facility called Sohnen Enterprises http://www.sohnen.com/ I bought the refurbished 70 inch model a couple months back from Woot. Everything went smoothly with the shipping company Seko then to a company called Air Freight Trucking in my area. The TV came well packed and the delivery driver was professional. He brought the HUGE box into my living room. I opened it and all was there. The remote, stand and xeroxed user manual. So far so good... I then plugged it in and connected to my wifi. I YouTubed the Big Buck Bunny video to check out the HD through wifi. Everything looked great.
Than I replaced my 47 inch Eyefi LCD with this and hung it on the wall.
That's when I noticed the dead/stuck pixels around the lower right corner. About 20 or so. I wasn't happy about that. I was thinking about taking it down and going through the hassle of returning it. But my wife still doesn't notice them and I barely notice it now either. So I kept it, the picture is awesome and the built in apps are quick and responsive.
Would I do it again? The savings was about $300 from the new sale price, so for the dead pixels and only 90 day warranty. Probably not... Most people would never see the bad pixels, unless you told them. And I read they might even go away with time. So I'll keep it and hope it will last the test of time. As it is used a lot in my house. I figured I would post my experience to help out fellow woot users....

marbeyhidalgo


quality posts: 1 Private Messages marbeyhidalgo

I've purchased the 70" from a local big box based purely on value; I highly recommend this television if you've calculated that your room dimensions warrant something this large. The image quality is great out of the box. Advanced functionality like auto adjustment works, I'm assuming, because I did not have to adjust the television when viewing conditions change. However, as with all the new televisions, a total of 20w total on the speakers. Don't bother messing with any of the advanced audio stuff, just accept that you'll have to think of getting an amplified sound system.

A few observations:
1. Total "boot up" time for the machine is about 22 seconds. Why should you care? I don't know, but if you have a programmable remote with sequences, just note that I've done the counting for you. I discovered this while sequencing the Netflix app. Speaking of which...
2. I use the Netflix and Youtube apps the most. Interface for Netflix is similar to the one you get from Playstation but with a slight lag even if you're hard wired. With that said...
3. I have not tested the WiFi capabilities. If you plan on connecting wirelessly, a few web searches points out the usual issues as with any other connected device.
4. Most irritating: when the television updates the firmware: YOU'RE NOT ALERTED! The screen just turns black and you cannot turn off the tv. I don't know if this has been fixed with the latest firmware.
5. CEC connection works but is irritating. I believe this is more of my setup than the television: when audio control is turned on, the tv turns on the receiver. I know, that's what it's supposed to do. However, there are televisions that allow you to BYPASS triggers based on what you're watching. In other words, if I'm watching Netflix vs regular cable, I want the unit to leave the receiver off for regular television viewing but turn on when watching Netflix; Vizios does not have this functionality.
6. The infamous "popping" noise (do a search on this topic for this model). I have not experienced the speakers "popping" after the latest firmware update.

tfseth


quality posts: 0 Private Messages tfseth

The 47" model WAS available from Walmart both online and in the store new for $548. It seems to be up to $602 online which is sad to me. I was about to pull the trigger from Walmart using Bill Me Later.

Though the price here is much better, unless something has changed, even if Bill Me Later is your default with PayPal, Woot purchases will still pull the funds from your bank account.

billthegunowner


quality posts: 13 Private Messages billthegunowner

I bought a refurbed Visio from Woot about 2 years ago. Great TV. Arrived looking brand new. Smart TVs are great for Net Flix etc. Visio customer server is excellent (I had question and they answered it promptly with very little hold time. If you're on the fence, go for it, you won't regret buying a Visio.

Bill

Pichu0102


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Pichu0102

Doesn't look like you could wall mount it. Anyone care to refute or confirm that?

bluemaple


quality posts: 73 Private Messages bluemaple
bgammill wrote:Would the Costco/SquareTrade warranty be valid for the 70" Refurb? If so $99.99 plus tax would be a great deal for a three year warranty!!


@bgammill, seems like a better question for Costco or ST customer service.

Costco did tell me you could buy their ST package at Costco for a NEW TV bought elsewhere. Their ST pricing is almost a no brainer for new TVs, even bought elsewhere.

But since ST refurb coverage depends entirely on the credibility and relationship of the refurber & seller, I would NOT assume that advice would apply to refurbs.

Clearly Woot has an agreement with ST in this case to have these particular refurb woot TVs covered when the ST is bought thru woot.

bluemaple


quality posts: 73 Private Messages bluemaple
Pichu0102 wrote:Doesn't look like you could wall mount it. Anyone care to refute or confirm that?


@Pichu0102, woot's specs claim standard VESA mounting holes in various spacings for all these TVs.

bluemaple


quality posts: 73 Private Messages bluemaple

Seems like the 24 incher (1080p) could be used as a computer monitor respectably, but the 32 incher (720p), not so much.

rwalker4790


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rwalker4790

Will any franchise electronic stores price match a deal like this? It's a great deal but I am wary of ordering TVs online.

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 560 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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wolfelaw wrote:Bought the 47" - most I've ever paid for a TV so I am excited BUT need opinions from more experienced woot TV buyers - 4 year warranty? It's $84.79 but for sure there will be something wrong w this TV in less than 4 years, right? In which case I get my money back?


solidstinch wrote:Is this considered new or used? I am looking to get a Square Trade Warranty and I can not seem to find their definition of new. Is refurbished considered new? I mean a 4 year $99 warranty would be awesome!


If that is a SquareTrade warranty quote, make sure you are buying it through our link. SqTr no longer sells warranties on refurbished items directly to consumers. You have to go through an authorized reseller (e.g. Woot).

@Solid: These are refurbished, not New.



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ThunderThighs


quality posts: 560 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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Pichu0102 wrote:Doesn't look like you could wall mount it. Anyone care to refute or confirm that?


Here are the VESA hole patterns for mounting (from the specs):

70" - 47" :: 400 x 400mm
42" :: 200 x 200mm
39" - 24" :: 100 x 100mm



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SumDuud


quality posts: 21 Private Messages SumDuud

I bought a refurbed Sony 32" many moons ago (4.5 years or so) from woot and it has done me well. There've been no issues with it and I enjoy it. I'd like to upgrade but the budget and space isn't there right now. For those concerned about dead pixels, I bought a few monitors a while back and they came with dead pixels, woot was very easy to work with for the return/exchange.

Let's see the quality impulse buys!
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wilfredsr


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wilfredsr
shadowknight125 wrote:This is timed perfectly because my TV just broke a couple days ago, but I'm a little leery about buying a refurbished TV. Any thoughts?



mitchguess


quality posts: 0 Private Messages mitchguess

I like TV's

dhuff


quality posts: 0 Private Messages dhuff

Note that the 32" model is the same one wirecutter.com calls The Best Small TV.

mc


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mc
ThunderThighs wrote:If that is a SquareTrade warranty quote, make sure you are buying it through our link. SqTr no longer sells warranties on refurbished items directly to consumers. You have to go through an authorized reseller (e.g. Woot).

@Solid: These are refurbished, not New.



Where is the Woot ST link for the 70"?

ThunderThighs


quality posts: 560 Private Messages ThunderThighs

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mc wrote:Where is the Woot ST link for the 70"?

Once you select a size in the "Screen Size" drop down to order, the SqTr link changes to reflect the price for that size TV. Click on that SqTr link and it will take you to SqTr to complete the purchase.



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maisie


quality posts: 3 Private Messages maisie

Sold out except the 55 and 70 inch models.

gros0148


quality posts: 0 Private Messages gros0148

The 70" is on Amazon new for $1598 or $1578 if you area Prime member.

This Refurb + the 1 year ST warranty is $1500. Not significant savaings over new if you want the same warranty period (new is 1 year parts and labor also).