jonathandunbar wrote:Purchased the 47" to replace a 42" Samsung. The 42" will go into the bedroom to replace a 29" CRT MONSTER (weight). Later this year, I will purchase a 65" - 80" to replace this 47", move the 47" into the bedroom, then the 42" goes into the garage. Not sure if I will purchase the warranty from Square trade. I don't think woot is OUT TO SCREW the buyer, and if you figure, $489 including the shipping, its a great deal. I surfed the web the entire day while these were up for sale and didn't find anything that beat it. There were a few lower in price, but they wanted $150.00 shipping that made it greater than the woot price.
I also think that there are lemons in anything you buy. Some humans are born with lemon hearts and die just weeks weeks after being born ... does that make the entire human race a lemon? Answer: no.
So being solid state, if the thing lasts more than a few months, it will probably lasts years unless some external force changes it; water spilled into it, electrical surge, dropping...
... I feel better buying from woot than I would from ebay! That is for sure!
OK the TV arrived yesterday ... kinda pissed; I called Fedex and told them NOT to deliver the set before 2pm as I didn't want it just sitting on my porch. Well sure enough, I arrive home 1:20pm and there it is, just leaning against the front door!
So far, here are my experiences:
Everything is in physically mint condition which leads me to think that the original problem was electrical in nature.
The sound is just fine and better than the 42" Samsung it is replacing.
The picture is BETTER than the 42" Samsung it is replacing.
Setup was VERY straight forward; 4 screws to mount the screen to the base. The programming setup was VERY straight forward; had the cable channels viewing in a couple of minutes. I do need to get use to the Internet Apps.
The default picture was DIMMER than the Samsung, so I went into Menu and found that the 'Football' setting gives the best over all picture, but I did have to up the brightness a few points.
Everything responds quickly, but it does take a few seconds to turn on.
I have left the set continuously on since yesterday afternoon (on mute so I could sleep). This morning I got up, came down stairs and there was Perry Mason
So far, so good ... I am very proud and happy that I didn't listen to those of you who spoke ill of this set.
I will let it stay on continuously for a couple more days simulating a few weeks of actual use.
Something many of you don't know is that the EPA and the UN last year, banned lead in solder. This has causes a rash of electronic items to fail because without the lead, the solder 'whiskers' and causes shorts on integrated chip boards. No brand name or electrical device has been immune from this.
For $489.99 DELIVERED to my front door, and should this set last 2+ years or more, this was by far the BEST deal I have ever wooted! Been wooting since 2007!
P.s. If all goes well through the rest of the week, I probably won't buy the $75 1 year insurance. Maybe wait near the 90 day expiration of Vizio's warranty before I make that decision. Grats to those who got in on this deal and I hope your set arrives safe and sound.