Summary: Purchased this Vizio tv back in May 2009 needless to say after doing a lot of research on this one...it got us anyway. Dec 2011 no video after many of weeks waiting for parts the service guy could not repair it.
Summary: Unreliable as heck. Beautiful when it was working but the remote kept not working the TV. I had to constantly turn it on and off to reset the TV. I will go back and spend a little more $$ and get something that will last more than a month.
Summary: I bought this tv in jan '09. Yesterday one of the HDMI ports went out. Today it won't even turn on. The word VIZIO lights up and the screen is black. This is one of the same problems many other people have had that also purchased their sets after jan '09.
Summary: MODEL NUMBER: SV470XVT1A I purchased a Vizio TV for $1, 000 about 18 months ago. The backlight has gone out and we were told by Vizio that this could not be fixed and we had to buy a new TV. They refuse to compensate us in anyway. The TV is going to cost $325 to repair.
Summary: I just bought this TV getting ready for a superbowl - I will return it tomorrow. The picture is horrible and blurred with any motion. I wish I had read the reviews before picking this thing up and wasting my time.
Summary: Loved the tv and got it at a good price, but then after about 3 months it got into a state where it would work for about 30 mins, then the picture would go black with weird lines all over the place. Need to read more reviews before I buy cheap stuff :( Gonna go get a samsung tonight.
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: I recently purchased a Vizio 47" hdtv. In less than 2 months all the black areas of the picture turned red. Vizio offered to send a repairman to my home. However, I didn't have time to wait for repairs on a 2 month old set. When I called Vizio tech support they were aware of the problem.
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.