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This review is from: VIZIO E601i-A3 60-inch 1080p 120Hz Razor LED Smart HDTV (Electronics)I ordered this HDTV through Amazon and it arrived several days before the posted delivery time. The "white gloves" delivery service was excellent as well.
Now, after 10 days of using the TV the only thing I can find to complain about is the physical size of the remote. I'm an Olde Farte and have trouble seeing small print in dim light and using things with small keys. The remote on this TV is one of the smallest I've ever seen and even has a full keyboard on the reverse side. It is virtually impossible for me to read the labels over the buttons or use the keyboard but for younger users I don't think this would be a problem.
Setup was a piece of cake and even network connections worked right out of the box. I was able to connect and stream a Netflix movie and watched the entire thing without a single dropped frame or freeze. I have 7mb DSL internet service.
The picture is awesome. Unfortunately, the Blu-ray player I ordered was caught up in Superstorm Sandy and hasn't yet arrived but HD picture quality over-the-air is almost 3D-like and does not fade or wash out in a bright room.
A major surprise was the sound. Most HDTV's seem to cheap out on the sound but this one seems much better than most. I have it sitting on its stand on a wooden console and can hear the sound, crisp and clean, from 15 feet away. I have the digital output connected to my A/V receiver but the additional sound quality comes mostly from the two woofers attached to that system.
And that raises the only engineering complaint I have and would be true with the majority of HDTV's and that is the placement of the downward-facing connections. The unit is so thin that connecting the optical output and HDMI inputs is difficult. And seeing the various connections is almost impossible when the unit is placed on its stand.
Overall I consider this unit an excellent value for the money (just under $1,000) and would recommend it highly. My son was so impressed he ordered one for himself.