Summary: bought the Vizio m550sl from Costco Jan 29 2013 because it offers 2 yr warranty,and I bought another 3yrs for $60. First day after turning it on and trying to set some features the tv shorted a breaker and lost all power,called Costco and I had board replaced in 3 days, just before Super Bowl.Tech said it's always one of 2 boards and they go on all brands of TV's..Tv has been great until May 1,2014.
Summary: Had this over a year now. Picture is AMAZING, I like the internet-ready apps, programming is easy. When we use the TV sounds it's hard to distinguish it from when the home theater is hooked up. It's in a room that has two-story southern facing uncovered windows that could blind you with sunlight, and the picture from all angles still looks good. Very very happy with this one.
Summary: I've had this TV for four months now and every time I turn it on Im just so in love with it. My girl said we should buy a Vizio because they were really nice TVs and I was skeptical at first. Bought the TV and after setup bam a beautiful ass picture and lovely sound. Thanks baby you were right and Vizio you're the s***. I couldn't be happier!!!
Summary: I bought another Vizio which I recently reviewed (and did not like) so I thought I'd go back and review this one. Sure, it's heavier than the newer models, but for me it has been reliable with a great picture and fantastic sound. Every once in a while the TV will "reset" and do a system update, but I've had to picture, sound or long term software issues that weren't fixed with an automatic update.
Summary: I originally bought this T.V. because it boasted all the features that I wanted for a much cheaper price. First off, the set occasionally turns off and blinks the power button for about 30 seconds then turns back on. Vizio customer support advised me this was normal and does so to prevent the set from crashing (crazy talk, I know).
Summary: I bought this TV after much research and decided that I wanted the VIA apps (saved me the cost of a Roku in addition to the TV). I couldn't be happier I did. The apps work great and the TV streams over the WiFi without a hitch. I don't have cable - I rely on Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. This TV allows me to have one remote. About the remote - some reviewers were a little down on the remote with the qwerty on the back.