"I've seen the comparisons!"5.0 starson by ebonyflash
Pros: PRICE,PRICE, & PRICE! Great picture with "very thin bezel" for getting more tv for the money.
Cons: not a one! don't see how Vizio is able to sell such a stunningly beautiful,featured-loaded set for that price!
Summary: CNET's over-all rating of this 70" Vizio was pretty accurate save for the following 2 observations. While at Cotsco over the weekend I got a chance to see this set along side the 70" Sharp 6 series (non-quattron & 120hz) and Sharp's top of the line 8 series.As I stood for the better part of half an hour looking at various content,which of course was indentical on both sets, I noticed "beyond a shadow of doubt" that the 70" Vizio showed more detail than both Sharp models in virtually every scene when it came to grains of sand,facial hair,carpet strands,snow-fall; and even waves on the ocean! And the colors had "more punch" than both Sharp models also! CNET editors also stated that the black levels were not as pronounced on the Vizio as on the Sharp sets but I honestly could not see any difference.And another thing that caught my sharp eyes was that with the thinner bezel on the Vizio I saw "more picture content" than any other model save for the Samsung which a 65-70 incher would cost you BIG at nearly double to 6 times the price! I have the 60" 847 Sharp currently but desire a 70" to be thoroughly immersed in the home theatre experience and this 70" Vizio will be in my home come next week at a "ridiculously low price"(steal!) of $1,548 at Cotsco! Don't need/care for 3D and to be perfectly honest 120hz looks better than 240hz! Used the 240hz at home and picture darkened.I love the so-called soap-opera, filmlike effect which makes the picture look crystal-clear.And folks if you think about it,the new ultra-hd sets coming out later this year with nearly double the 1080p rate at I'm sure will be priced at well over $10,ooo how much clarity can one actually see? Your eyes/brain can only perceive so much clarity! Said all of this to say "when is enough is enough?" So to make a truly long story short,the 70" Vizio is THE ABSOLUTE BEST DEAL ON THIS HERE PLANET "BAR NONE" AND YOU SHOULD GO PURCHASE IT ASAP! sincerely, ebonyflash