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Old April 14th, 2013, 07:32 AM   #21
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Last tv I bought I just spent some time on slickdeals and watched for a good deal.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #22
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Stay away from vizio at all costs. Like everything else walmart sells, they are a cheap throwaway pos.

Samsung, sony, sharp build pretty good tvs that you can actually get repaired if they fail.

13 months after my freind bought a $1400 vizio it failed. Vizio told him it was a month past the 12 month warentee, if he shipped it to them they would see what they could do.
After packing the tv so it would not be damaged, paying for insurence and shipping vizio said it could not be fixed. He would have to pay close to $200 to have his one year old junk tv shipped back to him.

Anything, especialy electronics can fail, what happends when they fail is much more importent then the purchase price.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:02 PM   #23
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Stay away from vizio at all costs. Like everything else walmart sells, they are a cheap throwaway pos.

Samsung, sony, sharp build pretty good tvs that you can actually get repaired if they fail.

13 months after my freind bought a $1400 vizio it failed. Vizio told him it was a month past the 12 month warentee, if he shipped it to them they would see what they could do.
After packing the tv so it would not be damaged, paying for insurence and shipping vizio said it could not be fixed. He would have to pay close to $200 to have his one year old junk tv shipped back to him.

Anything, especialy electronics can fail, what happends when they fail is much more importent then the purchase price.
Do you have a friend that has a complete piece of crap for every scenario?

Seriously...every single thing you say starts out as "X is absolute shit, i have a friend who had an X and it was shit...blah blah blah"

Maybe your friends all just suck at life.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:04 PM   #24
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Stay away from vizio at all costs. Like everything else walmart sells, they are a cheap throwaway pos.

Samsung, sony, sharp build pretty good tvs that you can actually get repaired if they fail.

13 months after my freind bought a $1400 vizio it failed. Vizio told him it was a month past the 12 month warentee, if he shipped it to them they would see what they could do.
After packing the tv so it would not be damaged, paying for insurence and shipping vizio said it could not be fixed. He would have to pay close to $200 to have his one year old junk tv shipped back to him.

Anything, especialy electronics can fail, what happends when they fail is much more importent then the purchase price.
We've had great luck with our Vizio TVs. For a mid grade TV, they offer a pretty good deal.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:11 PM   #25
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We've had great luck with our Vizio TVs. For a mid grade TV, they offer a pretty good deal.
X2. I know tons of people who have vizio TVs that have been hanging on their walls for years problem free. I've had mine for over 5 months, but I bought a 3 yr warranty with it so I'm not worried. I got a great TV for the price.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #26
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I just got a 47" vizio lcd, 1080p, 120hz, smart, wifi, from sams for $447. Works fine. Get a squaretrade warranty if youre scared

The wifi is fucking great. I only use it in the basement for blue ray and xbox so no cable wires at all. Also the apps are awsome. No need to move the roku to the new tv

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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:24 PM   #27
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I bought a 60 inch Sharp LED from best buy in November for $1000, no regrets, really nice TV and I guess it does 1080p which I have no idea what that is and dont care. Sound is pretty good and wall mounted is pretty sweet. Would buy it again, got free delivery from Best buy and removal of my old 300 pound 40 inch CRT. I got the 5 year warranty on it so Im gonna break it on my 30th birthday
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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:27 PM   #28
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Do you have a friend that has a complete piece of crap for every scenario?

Seriously...every single thing you say starts out as "X is absolute shit, i have a friend who had an X and it was shit...blah blah blah"

Maybe your friends all just suck at life.
Fuck you, buy a vizio and see how you are treated.
I do it on purpose because some assholes add nothing, just bash people.

Instead of bashing me do a simple search on vizios junk fuckn tvs and shitty customer service. Im glad not every one has been fucked by vizio but many have.

I know alot of people and have been around a long time, I have seen alot of shit. If someone starts a thread looking for info on something I have exsperience with I will tell it like it is. If you dont like the examples I use go fukc yourself. Would it be better to just say vizio tvs suck balls? With no explanation as to why?

I also know many people with vizios on their wall for years. Thats not my point, my point is if you buy one and it freezes up vizio has a rep for not fixing them or giving you another defect. This may not be across the line, but if Im spending decent money on something I want to know they stand behind it.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:30 PM   #29
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I bought a 60 inch Sharp LED from best buy in November for $1000, no regrets, really nice TV and I guess it does 1080p which I have no idea what that is and dont care. Sound is pretty good and wall mounted is pretty sweet. Would buy it again, got free delivery from Best buy and removal of my old 300 pound 40 inch CRT. I got the 5 year warranty on it so Im gonna break it on my 30th birthday
Me and my son just picked up a free 40" Mitsubishi. Every bit of 300lbs, I'd say.

I worked in TV repair back in the 70's and 80's for a Zenith dealer. A new 19" Zenith with remote was $500 in 1979.

TV's are damn cheap now, comparatively.
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X2. I know tons of people who have vizio TVs that have been hanging on their walls for years problem free. I've had mine for over 5 months, but I bought a 3 yr warranty with it so I'm not worried. I got a great TV for the price.
I know people who have had good luck with them also, the problem is when they do fail, the customer service is useless. Does your three yr warrentee cover shipping?
Maybe just a walmart problem but I wouldnt risk it.
Too many brands out there to deal with a wallyworld special for me.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:35 PM   #31
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3d tv is way over rated but if your looking to watch blue ray I think a led 1080p 120hz is the way to go. The 120 hz is the refresh rate so the higher number the better the picture. Remember anything over cable or satellite is only going to be in a 720p format. Plus the led will last a lot longer the plasma and LCD.
^^^^ this. Get an LED with the very highest hz rate you can. I think they may have 180 or 240 hz now. Smooth, clearer picture.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:37 PM   #32
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x2. I know tons of people who have vizio tvs that have been hanging on their walls for years problem free. I've had mine for over 5 months, but i bought a 3 yr warranty with it so i'm not worried. I got a great tv for the price.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 12:42 PM   #33
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Me and my son just picked up a free 40" Mitsubishi. Every bit of 300lbs, I'd say.

I worked in TV repair back in the 70's and 80's for a Zenith dealer. A new 19" Zenith with remote was $500 in 1979.

TV's are damn cheap now, comparatively.
Even cheaper when you consider how worthless our money is compared to 70s-80s

I doubt there is much that is actually serviceable in new tvs. That and the warranty ends on the warranty end date. I doubt samsung is going to bend over backwards for anybody either
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Old April 14th, 2013, 04:10 PM   #34
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Most TVs don't have much that is serviceable in them these days.

Vizio probably has about as many horror stories as Samsung does. They're pretty good midgrade TVs from what I've heard. Next time I look, I'll probably buy either a Vizio or Samsung depending on what I feel like spending.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 05:16 PM   #35
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Thanks for the help. Me and the wife went looking around at best buy, abc warehouse and for kicks we wasted some rent-a-center salesman time. We both really like the Samsung and LG with Sony a close third.

My parents have had a Vizio 40something" and since day one the remote will work from across the room to turn it on but is then useless from less then 3 feet for the next 10 min, almost like something has to warm up inside or something before the remote works correctly. They even exchanged it and it's the same with fresh batteries and everything.
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FYI, Best Buy will price match Amazon.
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FYI, Best Buy will price match Amazon.
No shit? Verry good to know thanks!
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Old April 14th, 2013, 05:31 PM   #38
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FWIW I have 3 black friday special Westinghouse 46" LCDs. I have had them for 2 and a half years without a single issue (knock on wood). For $300 a piece they play baseball and movies pretty damn good and. I'm not a big techie so I don't care if they don't have the highest refresh rate or 3d, and I'm ballin on a budget. I also have a 10 year old panasonic plasma tv that still works.
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i have a panasonic viera. 600hz 1080p plasma. very clean and clear picture. paid about a grand for it about a year ago or so. love it. has facebook, pandora radio built in, netflix built in.
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Panasonic and Samsung are the best options in my opinion. Like a previous poster mentioned do some research on avsforums and other online tv forums before you buy. I prefer Panasonic and I definitely prefer Plasma over led/lcd.

Find the best price you can online and go into ABC Warehouse and get them to price match. ABC price matched Amazon for me and delivered same day for free. I saved several hundred off the sticker price. Best Buy matched Amazon but wouldn't deliver for free. Keep an eye on Costco also, they have GREAT deals now and then and their return policy can not be beat.

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