Summary: I bought ours from Sam's Club after a week of comparitive shopping, and wish I had not seen it. We had it three years when the power supply went out, and after a three month wait on the part and $458 in repairs, we only had it two more months before it went out again, this time some circuit boards with a repair cost of over $700 for parts alone. Gave up on it and bought a different brand.
Summary: I bought a Vizio VP50 about 20 months ago. The picture goes out of control and eventuall goes black after it's been turned on for 10 minutes. Vizio techs seem to know what's wrong and estimate it will cost $578 dollars plus to repair. Sorry, but I'm going to go out and buy a different brand. If you buy Vizio, you better also buy the 2 year extended warranty plan and make time for repair service down the road!
Summary: My 42-inch Vizio plasma HDTV recently "exploded" -- a loud bang inside the TV and the screen went blank -- and I only had the TV for less than 2 years. The repair will cost me $350. Vizio is cheap, but you get what you paid for.
Summary: I bought this TV a little over 2 years ago from Costco which I think was a smart move since Costco extends the warranty period to 2 years for any TV or computer products they sell. This TV is marginal compare to my Panasonic plasma. But I don't mind that since I paid less money for the Vizio. Just after the 2 year warranty period a small straight horizontal line appeared on the screen and remained there until now.
Summary: Sinilar problem to another I've seen on the site, only I was lucky enough to have the 2 yr warranty from Costco. Long story short, the tv would cut off on its own with a loud trumpet sound. On the first tv, after a few repair attempts that didn't work, they replaced the tv with what they told me was a "new" one.
Vizio Flat panal TV's take up less room at the curb!!!
T. Bracco, Amazon
28 August 2008
Summary: First, to write this review I had to give it a star. The star in my book is for the looks of the TV. It doesn't deserve any stars. I had purchased my 50 inch Vizio television 13 months ago. (If you wanna throw away 1400.00 this is the product for you). Thought it was a great buy from the quality and reviews that were probrably written by the company themselves. As I sat in my living room watching my TV, I heard a big "POP". The TV went DEAD!!!!...
Summary: I spent a lot of time researching plasma and LCD TV's in Consumer Reports and everywhere I could get information, and finally we decided that we wanted to put a TV in the living room again, but did not want it to detract too much from the antiques. So, we jumped at the chance when this one went on sale for only 1200 dollars at Circuit City. I have to warn anyone who hasn't already done this, it is a lot heavier than you think.
Summary: I bought this TV in December of 2006. It had great picture quality and was an all around good TV. It is now 15 months later March of 2008 and I went to go turn it on and it made a nice pop and that was it. It is now dead, conveniently after the 1 year warranty has expired. It cost more to repair it than to buy a new TV! I have never in my life had a TV fail on me, I am completely shocked. Never again will I buy a Vizio, never again.
Summary: Bought this TV from Sam's. Looked great for 15 months then focus and sharpness faded. Extended warranty was called to fix red random pixels then again for red correction faults, then finally 2 years and 1 month later the TV became too expansive to fix and now the Extended warranty is in the process of replacing or cash settlement. Nice TV but I would not go through that again - get an extended warranty if you do! Pain in the a$$!