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Now I know why I never buy LCD
, December 9, 2011
This review is from: VIZIO XVT3D650SV 65-Inch Theater 3D Edge Lit Razor LED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps, Black (Electronics)
I bought this a few months ago to replace a 50" Samsung Plasma that I gave to my younger brother; big mistake. Note LED LCD means nothing - it's an LCD, but hats off to the Vizio Marketing Dept...Anyway as the TV arrived I rushed to get things setup, plugged in DirecTV and threw on ESPN (Sports Center); I looked in disgust at the streaming ticker bar on the bottom of the screen. Never had I seen such horrible ghosting from a TV and BOY was I in for a treat with this POS. I played with the settings, went online and found the "perfect" configuration, didn't make a difference. Other ailments I've noted include:
-A flicker (game mode on) as if it's refreshing, no rhyme or reason to frequency
-Flash-lighting on every corner
-Uneven blues/blacks (not to mention dull colors)
-Overall quirks in the user interface
I will say I like the remote and while the cinema 3d is cool (can't say if better than active) there isn't much 3d content out there; not to mention much like a new girlfriend, the infatuation fades quickly..
If you are buying a TV for the legally blind this TV is for you. However if you plan to watch HD sports, discover channel stuff, etc. DO NOT purchase this TV; you will be disappointed. Go with a Plasma or a if you got the cheddar an LED. Personally I went with a Samsung PN59D8000 through Amazon - figured I would stay loyal since they did give me a 100% refund for this POS.
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