Summary: I purchased the manufacturer refurbished Vizio. When I received the item in the mail it was missing the styorfoam packing (bubble warp instead) and the manual. I downloaded the manual off the internet. Though it seemed like it's seen some use it was still working pretty well. But then after a couple of weeks of use I noticed the remote was very slow to respond to commands (on, off, volume and channel).
Nice picture, but absolutely horrible sound quality!!!
6 July 2011
Summary: Nice TV for the money. Very slim and light. Beat lugging around an old 27" tube. Quick easy set up. Picture is awesome. Can't really tell the difference between this and my LCD Vizio. On the down side, the speakers on this TV are HORRIBLE!!! Sounds like an old AM Radio. The menu setup allows all kinds of sound adjustments, but none of them will remedy these tiny crappy speakers. Only has a small port in the back for computer speakers.
Summary: While the Vizio sells at a good price, I must warn you that the sound is extremely tinny. When using computer speakers w/ bass control the bass response was minimal. This is a good second TV for the workshop. Otherwise spend a little more and get a Samsung.