Summary: I thought I got a good deal when I bought the tv. I started having problems right after the warranty ran out. The picture will go totally black during a dark scene. The repair center it is a $175 fix, with only a 50 / 50 chance that it will work. That is a lousy deal for a $600 tv.
Summary: This is my main TV and I love it. I love that if I bring my xbox somewhere, I can still use my TV for Netflix or Hulu or what have you. Even though the UI is slower and not quite as usable it definitely works. The picture is awesome and I have absolutely no complaints there. The size and weight are great as well. Really a great TV for me.
Summary: I have had this for over a year now and it is still working perfectly. The resolution is very nice. I use it as my computer screen and sit anywhere from 6 to 10 feet away from it. Everything is very detailed, there are no dead pixels, and I have had no trouble whatsoever with it. Even the speakers are pretty good, and that's saying a lot since Vizio isn't known for their speaker quality. I don't even need external speakers for it.
Summary: I ordered and received this TV just after Black Friday in 2011. The TV arrived in great condition and setup was simple and quick. I connected it to our wifi without any issues but was disappointed that it didn't connect to the 5GHz channel on our router. I'm not sure if it's the TV or the router. The picture is fantastic and the sound is fine for built-in speakers. The only real issue I have is with the Netflix app. You click the Netflix button on the remote and wait...
Summary: 42" fits perfectly on a 45W x 22D cabinet base. Picture is sublime . . . clear, vivid colors. We can see the tennis score from the kitchen island about 22 ft away, and comfortably view from the sofa about 8-9 feet away. Sound is good too; we chose to pair with Bose speakers/subwoofer for a low profile audio boost. (Vizio's version has a very large sound bar yet does enhance sound well).
Summary: I purchased this TV based on CR's recommendation. The image is great, the sound is very tiny but I was aware of this. What I was not expecting was the remote. Ergonomically speaking is very poor. The kwerty keyboard in the back should have a cover. I learn to use my remotes in the dark and this one is impossible to figure out which side goes on top and which end on front.