Summary: This is a great looking TV and it is a great value for this class. The Picture is excellent and the setup was a no-brainer. Connections on the back are all centralized on the left side (right side if viewing from the back) making it easy to hook up to the video sources and sound bar without reaching. A single optical connection from the TV to the Vizio Sound Bar allowed me to control the volume of the sound bar with just a little bit of setup.
Summary: I've only had the set operating for a few weeks, so I haven't fully formed an opinion yet. Preliminary thoughts: Color intensity drops off rapidly past about 30 degrees off-axis. Far more than the other (smaller) edge-lit LED-LCD screens I have. This is acceptable to me, but might be a deal killer in some situations. As usual, picture quality out-of-the-box is poor. I am trying various settings culled from the Amazon reviews.
Summary: I purchased this Vizio 70" TV and its slightly smaller brother, the 60" Vizio E601i-A3, on Thanksgiving Day. Both were on sale at really good prices. They are identical except for the screen size. Both are really good TV's for their price but in general I would recommend the 60" over the 70". Here's why... Unless you are planning to watch most of your viewing content from a Blu-Ray player, the 60" Vizio is a better bet.