Summary: Viewsonic makes great computer monitors - they have always been high quality and very reliable for us... which is why we thought they'd put the same care into their TVs. Not the case. Out of the box, our tv had a dead pixel. I was willing to live with that. But after about six months, these dark lines started to appear vertically on the tv.
Summary: It's pretty undeniable that this TV has a terrible reputation; I mean, just look at the reviews. If you're looking for a small to mid-size HDTV on the cheap, I'm sure there are a million better choices than this ViewSonic set. That being said, I want to put it out there that even though I may have just gotten lucky, this is actually not a bad (or very problematic)TV. I have had the N3252W for about a year and a half now and it's still running strong.
Summary: We purchased this TV over 1 year ago. 1 month later IR stopped working on TV - no remote. Support sent me a new remote and closed my ticket. We just used the Digital Box remote but have to adjust sound manually. 4 months ago coax connector just stopped working - have to now use A/V cable from box. Now sound is completely distorted - speakers on TV are toast. We are running out of work around options. This TV is just junk.
Summary: I purchased this TV "new/reconditioned" and it broke 6 months later. Turns out that, despite the explanation that a "new/reconditioned" item is returned to "new" condition, Viewsonic only warranties it for 90-days (rather than the 1-year warranty given with a "new/new" product). Guess it's on my head that I didn't realize that I should've counted myself lucky for that full extra 90 days of television watching that I got after that initial 90 days of warranty coverage.
Summary: I'm currently going on 2 months of not having my TV due to Viewsonic's awful Customer Service and Warranty repair. This tv went out on me 3 weeks AFTER the warranty expired. Started flickering and would just go black. I argued with them to provide warranty service on it, since I found it ridiculous that it was a matter of a few weeks difference. They agreed to take it back (with me having to send it for $70 to Calif).
Summary: I had terrible problems with this TV from day one. Every time I turned the TV on, I was greeted with a loud screeching sound that would send me leaping out of my chair. I had to turn the tv on, immediately off again, and when I turned it back on, the sound would be gone. Sometimes it could be resolved by changing channels, but this still didn't change the fact that I had to dealing with the blaring noise every time it was turned on.
Summary: TV is hanging like a computer this is the worst thing that can happen to a TV. Picture is fluctuating between color and balck & white. No auto tuning of channels. If we have 100 channels then you have to adjust manually 200 times. Worst customer service from view sonic. My suggestion is never buy view sonic tv.