"Very happy with our purchase"4.5 starson by DMoodyy
Pros: Picture was absolutely stunning.
Wireless internet connectivity works pretty well.
Great price for the value and quality.
Easy to set-up.
Cons: Built-in speaker is not good.
Summary: My wife and I were in the market for a new TV, and after going to the store and looking at half a hundred different models, we settled on the Vizio 60" LED Smart TV.
I'm not gonna lie, it didn't have the same picture quality as a Samsung or Sony of the same size and type (LED/LCD/etc), but we wanted a larger tv as our couch is fairly far from our entertainment center, and we weren't willing to break our bank to get a better model.
That said - without having the Samsung or Sony immediately next to the Vizio for comparison, I am absolutely thrilled with the picture quality. This may be partially due to the fact that we were able to tinker with the picture settings, unlike the store display model which was on the factory default settings.
We watched some South Park (not like that's a good way to judge picture quality, but whatever) and some Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I was unsure about our purchase, however, until we turned off the lights and watched a handful of episodes of Game of Thrones with my sister. The increased contrast you get with an LED tv was immediately apparent - the white wall shining clearly behind the men of the Night's Watch, clad in black. The picture was absolutely stunning through the 4 episodes we watched.
The SmartTV functionality works exactly as I'd expected, and it's very convenient not to have to power up the Wii every time we want to watch something on Netflix. I read some reviews which stated that the remote and its keyboard on the back side felt cheaply made, though this was not my experience. The remote wasn't anything special, but I don't feel like it will break if I drop it or handle it roughly.
The only con to this TV is that the sound quality of the built-in speaker is not good. However, if you're spending ~$1000 on a 60" tv, you likely have already invested in an external sound solution. If not, you'll want to spend a couple hundred bucks on a decent stereo sound system.
Another thing to note is that I'm writing this review the day after we purchased it, and as this line of TVs from Vizio only came out last October, it's hard for anyone to really comment on their longevity. For this reason, my wife and I opted for our retailer's 4-year extended warranty plan, but I will update this review in 3 months and again in 6 months or as soon as I encounter any issues with the product.
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In the end, I couldn't be happier with my purchase and wanted to add my voice to the others who say that this TV is the best 60" LED tv for the price.