"What an amazing TV, & I'm a Videophile!"5.0 starson by relfaithsp
Pros: Professional reviewer must not know how to adjust picture settings. 2D picture is fantastic! Turn on the Smart Dimming feature and the black levels are black with great contrast! Set has no problem with 24 frames per second decoding, either! Screen unifor
Cons: Price was high, but now marked down to $2500 at most stores!
Summary: I did a lot of research before buying this set, and this is the best TV out there, bar none! First, contrary to other opinions, the Theater 3D is spectacular! The resolution is crystal clear, and the 3D brightness is fantastic. This is NOT half the resolution of full HD 3D sets, because those sets blink between alternating eyes every frame. You get both eyes in every frame with this set, so the resolution works out to be the same, but this set is brighter with a clearer 3D picture and you don't get flicker headaches. It is truly great! We brought home 10 pairs of real 3D glasses from the movie theater and the cost was $0 for them! no batteries needed.
The set decodes 24p Blu-Rays perfectly! I compared it side-by-side to a few competitor models, and the Vizio won with better contrast and deeper blacks. The ambient daylight sensor works great, and adjusts the overall brightness depending on the light in the room. This has worked better than I expected it to. What a great feature to have. If you like smooth motion, the 120hz smooth motion feature will really clear up a movie when the director usually has quick pans in a scene. It works so well that the movie will look like it was filmed on a home HD video camera instead of film. I personally like to see exactly what the director intended, so I turn this feature off when watching movies and TV shows (more comfortable for me) , but it is great for live sports!
As for extra features, the streaming internet apps are a fantastic add. I use them to get my TV guide, check the weather, stream movies, and go on Facebook, and there are dozens to choose from. I'm glad I bought this set. I also bought the Vizio 3D Blu-Ray player, and it's picture is better with more natural colors than my Samsung Blu-Ray player that I bought last year. It loads much faster as well. Overall I haven't found any negatives.
The more reflective screen keeps fingers from ruining the polarized screen behind it for 3D, but if you face the TV away from large windows, you won't have any problems. The contrast and brightness are great though, and I've been able to watch movies in the middle of the day when my last 65" TV (different brand) had problems at the same time with a non-glare screen, so non-glare screens are not as great as people think. (They are duller with lower contrast). All-in-all this Vizio is incredible, and Theater 3D is the way to go for the future! A set that we don't have to spend hundreds of dollars for 3D glasses and batteries on, and when you compare the 3D side-by-side to a full HD 3D set, you'll laugh at how much better Theater 3D truly looks!