Summary: I have been an owner of Olevia sets for several years. Recently picked up a 47 inch Olevia and found it had pixel problems, so returned it and went for the Vizio. First, I have to say that the Vizio has more features than the Olevia -- and the 120 hz refresh rate is simply fantastic.
Summary: I purchased the SVT on Jan 6, 2009. By jan 9, the bass on the speaker had blown out and the sound was all distorted. I returned the tv on Jan 31 for a new one and when I got it home there were two boxes one was empty and the other one had all the contents.
Summary: I spent over a year researching AND trying out flat panels to find what, in my opinion, is the best deal for a premium LCD HDTV. By "premium" I mean a full HD set, over 40", 1080P display and, very important 120HZ which VIZIO calls "smooth motion".
Never written a review but felt compelled for this TV!!!
1 February 2009
Summary: I spent a couple months researching & trying out LCDs. I have tried & returned other LCD tvs during this time. CostCo had this TV for $999 after a $300 coupon & I pounced. This is by far the best of the 3 TVs I have tried so far. The picture is excellent & the sound as well.
Summary: This TV Broke almost 3 months after I bought it. The screen went green and I could not see anything on it. The repair man vizio sent to my house told me he had problems with his as soon as he took it out of the box. The TV could not be fixed so vizio sent me a refurbished one.
Summary: I bought this TV in January. The picture was good, 120hz refresh rate was awesome. However, the picture would get choppy and lag a little bit. It could never show a perfect black, you could always see the backlight on. About a month into owning it the TV broke.
Summary: Normally I don't pay too much attention to bad reviews. Products normally work, and I'm generally happy, so I was excited when I bought the TV. Two months later, when all the black pixels turned red, the excitement waned.
Summary: This pixel problem seems to be more prolific than I thought. The same thing happened to my TV. A couple months with an ok TV and then one night all the black colors somehow went red. Even for the inputs I play games on. Plus, even when it was working, for games at least, it's a bit laggy.
Summary: Don't be fooled by this "Made in the USA." It is assembled in Mexico. Clearly states it on the box. But, Americans are stupid and they believe everything any schmuck with a badge tells them. :) I'm sure this is a great TV. It's just probably a great TV that wasn't made in the USA.