Excerpt: I was totally against buying another large tv, since my last one only lasted three years and at the time cost an arm and a leg. Now it sits in my basement, a dinosaur at five. Then, this wonder, this shing star in the darkness called, behold, my new Vizio. I was skeptical at first, a quality television, for a totally affordable price wass practically unheard of.
Excerpt: The Visio 55" TV that My husband and I purchased about 6 months ago is the BEST TV I have ever bought. It has the best picture and has an easy remote to use. The picture quality is outstanding and the colors are so rich. It has many features and can even attach or WII to it and use. Easy to change from game to TV with the touch of one button.
Summary: The picture quality on this set is phenomenal and the local dimming works very well for only having 80 control blocks. When there is one object on a completely black screen then there is a decent amount of 'bluing' around it as the LEDs are on behind it while the rest of the screen is turned off completely. I am a videophile and this bugs me a little but using this as a living room set it is perfect.
Excellent Picture Quality, Features, and Customer Service!!!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
8 January 2011
Summary: First of all my review is solely for the TV itself, and not Amazon, since we purchased this TV at Wal Mart. - Start up and Set up - With so many features offered I thought this TV might be overwhelming to set up out of the box - it ISN'T. It walks you through step-by-step on things such as synching up the remote with your cable/satellite box, receiver, setting up the network to use the "WIDGETS" (or apps), etc. I was up and running literally within 10 minutes.
Summary: Yes, I am a crazy researcher who delved into every review and every rating for the best LED HDTV on the market. We visited retail stores to look at many TVs and to ask hundreds of questions about every detail regarding bright room viewing. We placed this Vizio in our family room that has skylights and wrap around windows. The picture is amazing in full sunlight. The matte screen prevents any glare.
Summary: I had been studying TVs for a bit less than a year. I finally pulled the trigger on this one, about 2 weeks ago. It arrived today. I tuned it with settings I found online. This thing, besides being huge, looks great. I replaced my LVM-42w2 with this one; the old 42 is relegated to my bedroom. CNET, and a few other sites, called this one the current (11/12/2010) best picture quality.
Summary: I spent a good bit of time researching what I wanted to replace an 11 yr. old projection LCD. I read plenty of reviews and details on the technology and I had decided was important to me. I looked at multiple publications and finally looked at the picture compared side by side with others in a retail store. Here is the short version- great picture regardless of my source (some tweaking done but even out of the box this was still true.) Easy set-up.
Summary: This is the third Vizio I have bought in the past 3-4 years and there is a reason I keep buying from Vizio - great quality for a great price. I remember doing months worth of research on various TV's and comparing prices from all over before finally deciding to buy a "37 Vizio LCD back in 2007. This TV was the same - lots of research and finally deciding to buy this one. I couldn't be happier.