Pros Got it for a great price for a xmas give for my wife. Played good for the first 11 months.
Cons Audio is in and out, Video comes and goes.. One minute the volume is set for maybe 3 or 4, then it changes to level of 9 or 10..
Summary Called Vizio for support within a year of the purchase. Stated I had issues with the volume and video. Gave me a couple of tips to fix it, stated to call back if any problems. Called back within 1 month (I travel a great deal). Stated that they would open a ticket. Call back with same issues. Stated they would send me a firmware update. They will not allow you to download it off the internet. Should arrive in 4 to 5 business days. I get it almost 2 weeks later. TV still has the same issues, so follow the instruction, and install the Firmware upgrade. At step number 6, it states "6. TV will power on automatically, after firmware upgrade." My TV only has the VIZIO LED on. So I call the troubleshooting desk @ 877.698-4946. They tell me something totally different from what the instruction i received stated. Install the USB and hold down the menu button and press the power button. Keep holding down the menu and release the power button. Nothing happens. They connect me with another tech, who tells me that due to my TV is no long under warranty, he will have to have his supervisor contact me with in 48 to 72hrs to see if they will provide anymore assistance. I called in before the year warranty was up, but because i didn't call back in with in 30days of the first ticket, the warranty is no good now. THE TV WAS WORKING BEFORE I INSTALLED THE FIRMWARE,JUST HAD ISSUES WITH VIDEO AND AUDIO, BUT NOW I HAVE NOTHING!!!!!!
Pros When the TV is working well, it's great. The TV is usually one of the least expensive options for all of these features.
Cons It has too many glitches. Nearly every time I use the television, it malfunctions. Typically I will be watching something and then, out of the blue, the volume will get incredibly loud , the TV will turn off and then turn back on, sort of resetting itse
Summary Generally, the picture on this TV is of great quality, except when it randomly darkens. This is especially annoying when watching something with a darker picture to begin with, such as a night scene. When this happens, you cannot see anything. Fortunately, most of these problems resolve themselves if you turn the TV off and turn it back on, but this is so annoying, especially if you are watching a sporting event like an NHL playoff game.
Pros Excellent picture, we bought it at Costco for less than $500.00
Cons The sound is horrible. It sounds like you're listening through budget tin speakers.
Summary You get what you pay for. If you're going to use a home theater or other audio source, then it's a great deal. If don't want to spend the extra money on a some sound system, then look elsewhere. I use a Bose Sound Dock that I've connected to my DirecTV box so I'm satisfied with my purchase.
"Decent unit"on by Sfranzen
Pros We got this from Costco, Picture is excellent and sound was good to be a bargain unit.
Cons There are a few things that drove me nuts, 1. changing channels using the OTA/Coax tuner caused 3 seconds delay for the picture and one additional second for the sound to come on. 2. Sound sync with picture was inconsistent at best.
Summary Maybe my unit was a lemon but it went back to Costco. Channel changing delay and sound sync issues were the reason for my return. Other than that the picture quality was excellent and set up a breeze.
Overall package is ok and styling is fine. I did call Vizio tech support and went through the motions but it did not cure the problem with the unit. Their suggested solution was to send a tech out to evaluate but we did not want to wait a week to get this done.
I own a previous Vizio unit which is functioning just fine although the tv tuner is starting to become erratic , it does not come on at times.