- Smart TV
- Passive 3d
- Extremely laggy app interface
- Muddy picture
- Setup documentation is non-existent
- Repeatedly dropped bluetooth connection to remote
- Poor network connection
Needed to replace a five year-old Vizio plasma TV, so I thought I'd go with another plasma. Returned it to the store within two weeks. The picture is dull and muddy and despite adjustments, was never able to get it to look good. I was able to get it ... Read full review
Needed to replace a five year-old Vizio plasma TV, so I thought I'd go with another plasma. Returned it to the store within two weeks. The picture is dull and muddy and despite adjustments, was never able to get it to look good. I was able to get it to bright and cold, but watching it at that setting burned my retinas. Was never able to find a happy medium. The sound was okay, and the 3d was very cool.
The most frustrating part was the remote/initial setup. When I turned on the TV the first time, I expected to be blown away by a hopefully simple setup. None of the buttons on the remote worked. There was no documentation on how to pair the bluetooth remote with the TV, and the on-screen tutorial that was supposed to walk me through it didn't load. So I had to go to the internet to figure things out, because there was no included manual to tell me what to do. Finally, after an hour and a half of frustration and surveying the internet, I determined that I had to use the controls on the TV to navigate through several sub-menus and to get to the bluetooth remote pairing. After it paired, it was a matter of working through some very laggy apps to get Hulu, Amazon VOD and Netflix working. Over the next couple weeks, I got increasingly annoyed with the laggy apps and re-pairing the bluetooth remote, so it went back. Got a different TV and have been very, very happy with the alternative.
If you want a tv for its smart functions primarily, look elsewhere. If you want a 3d television with apps to use occasionally for less than $1000, this may be your TV. The bluetooth remote is a very cool idea, but is not well-executed.