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18 of 24 people found this helpful
on June 27, 2011
I had this device up and running out of the box in less than five minutes. It was working perfectly with both my PS3 and my Cox DVR. I was thrilled to have found the perfect solution for my home theater setup. Fast forward to the next morning: It was a total disaster. Although I got the transmitter and receiver to easily connect with one another, I couldn't get any signal on my television. I've worked in tech support in the past and I am very familiar with the ins and outs of electronics. I tried cycling the power on the transmitter and the receiver, disconnected and reconnected all HDMI cables, tried different inputs on my television, all to no avail. I powered off the TV, turned it back on and, to my surprise, it was back to streaming perfectly. Not sure what happened or why that worked, but it did nonetheless (after about an hour of troubleshooting). A few hours later I decided to watch a movie on my PS3, switched inputs, and again no signal. Another hour of troubleshooting and nothing worked. I am hoping my unit is simply defective, but I am scared that's not going to be the case. Amazon is shipping a replacement today, I will update this review with the results.
Side Note: When working, this setup is ridiculously cool. Picture and sound quality are great!
Update: I am on my third unit (two from Amazon, one directly from Vizio), and I have had the same connectivity problem with all of them. Vizio said Amazon's lot may be bad, so they replaced it with one from their supply and it had the same issues. Stay away from this until the technology is more reliable.