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5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal TV ~ Takes HD to a whole new level, October 10, 2012
This review is from: VIZIO E601i-A3 60-inch 1080p Razor LED Smart HDTV (2013 Model) (Electronics)
This is without a doubt the finest TV that I've ever had the pleasure to use. In comparison to my 5 year old Samsung HD TV, this one makes the Samsung look like a part of ancient history. The first thing that grabs you is the incredibly sleek design. The bezel surrounding the TV is razor thin, thus there is no wasted space at all. Not only does this provide for excellent viewing, but it makes it possible to place the TV in a cabinet that's just slightly larger than the TV picture itself. It's unlikely that you would want to put it in a cabinet, first because it's difficult to find one that would accommodate it, and second because the TV looks beautiful fully exposed. As for the picture, it's extremely brilliant and so lifelike that when watching sporting events, you get the feeling that you're actually at the event. The same applies to watching any live broadcast, such as the news. The colors are vibrant and right on. In addition, the vividness is spectacular under all lighting conditions, as well when viewing from an angle. I have mine placed in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, yet somehow, the picture looks just as brilliant as it does in subdued lighting conditions. Although I have my own sound system hooked up to the TV, prior to doing so I tested the internal speakers and found them to be excellent for a TV of this size. The remote is very user friendly and works very similar to a smartphone. One of the nicest features of this TV is the built in wi-fi. I guess that almost all TV's have this feature now, but Vizio brings it to a whole new level. The wi-fi enables you to access virtually any channel that you could hope for, including the obvious ones such as Netflix and Amazon. There are so many other streaming channels available that you'd be hard pressed not to find something great to watch. I own another, much smaller Vizio TV, which I purchased for our kitchen, and I'm amazed at the picture and sound quality on that one as well. Vizio seems to have an advantage over other manufacturers, in that they provide a super premium product at a cost that is significantly lower than the competition. It amazes me that this TV cost about half what I paid for my Samsung, yet it's light years ahead in quality and features. The only concern that I have with Vizio, is that they don't have as long a track record as some of the other TV manufacturers. Only time will tell if their quality is long-lasting. Undoubtedly, by the time you read this, something new and improved will come along, but for the moment anyway, I believe that this is the finest TV that you could purchase for the price. It really is an awesome and thoroughly enjoyable experience to use and as far as I'm concerned, there are no negatives. I believe that you'll really enjoy using this fantastic product and that it will provide you with a great deal of pleasure. It's much more than a TV, it's an experience, and a really, really good one at that. If I could give this 10 stars I would.
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Initial post: Oct 10, 2012 5:06:35 PM PDT
W. Taubman says:
Where did you buy this TV? Amazon has yet to have a single unit to sell.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2012 5:17:57 PM PDT
I bought mine at a Walmart store, not from Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2012 5:19:17 PM PDT
Same price?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2012 5:28:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 10, 2012 7:29:53 PM PDT
Same price, but it was the only one they had other than the display unit. They told me that more will be in stock on 10/15. It can be purchased immediately from Vizio for the same price as well.

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 8:43:47 AM PDT
Bacchus says:
Thanks for the review! I am seriously considering getting this TV!

Posted on Oct 13, 2012 1:28:53 AM PDT
IEL says:
How does this tv do when viewed from an angle?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2012 8:09:02 AM PDT
I don't notice any drop off in picture quality when sitting at either end of my large couch. When sitting in a chair to the right of the couch, the picture is still good, but the quality does start to deteriorate slightly.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2012 8:29:06 AM PDT
IEL says:
Thanks Andy. I am considering a set for wide, bright room.

Posted on Oct 14, 2012 8:25:13 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 14, 2012 8:27:42 AM PDT
S. Douglas says:
I bought one yesterday (10/14/12) at Costco. It was $1229.99 with an instant rebate of $250.00. So $997.00 is hard to beat. Costco also adds an additional year to the mfr. warranty.
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