Summary: Bought my XVT553SV 18 months ago and it is now heading for the landfill - does not work and has had repeated problems with power. Spend a little more and get name brand electronics. VIZIO has not been a good choice in my experience.
Summary: I paid about $1,800 for my 55" Visio TV. It worked great for 15 months -- no issues. Then the picture went -- the sound stayed on -- and you couldn't turn it off -- except by unplugging it. I called Visio customer service. They had me perform some tests -- and then concluded it was broken.
Buy this TV only if you're cool with it shutting off unexpectedly once a week
David Amerikaner, Amazon
27 October 2011
Summary: TV is huge, picture quality is great, has all the internet-enabled stuff, etc. However... Due to a design flaw of which Vizio is aware, the television shuts itself off, once a week or so, to "re-boot." It does this while you're watching TV.
Summary: This TV was great out of the box, and performed perfectly for about 7 weeks. Then... it started turning itself off, at first randomly, and now, like clockwork, every 5 and a half minutes it freeze for about 10 seconds, then turn itself off. Every five and a half minutes.