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This thing rocks!!!,
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This review is from: VIZIO XVT553SV 55-Inch Class Full Array TruLED with Smart Dimming LCD HDTV 240 Hz SPS with VIZIO Internet Apps (2010 Model) (Electronics)This TV is amazing. The only thing more incredible is the bargain. I have been shopping flat screens for about a year now. I almost pulled the trigger on a Samsung C8000 until I came across this TV. You get everything Samsung has to offer minus the 3D which, for me, is still too new to invest in. This model boasts a 10,000,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast ratio compared to Samsung's 8,000,0000. Blu-Ray (Sony BDP-570) looks and sounds spectacular. DirecTV HD shines as well. The set-up was a breeze. The only problem I encountered was the actual wait-time to get this thing. It took about three weeks since it was on pre-sell. However, once it was released, the shipper contacted me and I had this thing in my house three days later. If you want a TV packed full of features that you can actually enjoy but don't want to drop $3,000....this is your set. Pair this thing up with a decent home theater (I have the Sony HTSS370-It blows us out of the living room.) and you will truly be able to enjoy movie night at the house! I can't wait for College/NFL football to crank up! Vizio has stepped it up big time with the new XVT series!!!
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Initial post: Aug 9, 2010 6:43:43 PM PDT
Have you done any high-def gaming on this set yet? I was wondering how the response time is and if there was any lag.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2010 7:17:00 PM PDT
Not yet. I'm hoping Santa gets my PS3 request. I am sure that any gaming system will run great on this TV. Vizio packed it with some serious technology.
Posted on Aug 9, 2010 7:50:35 PM PDT
S. Hodovan says:
Please let us know how it is with fast action sports like football and hockey. Thanks
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2010 7:54:08 PM PDT
I will. It's first real test in that department will be Friday night's Atlanta Falcons game. I will toss in a quick update.
Posted on Aug 18, 2010 8:12:35 AM PDT
Tony Soprano says:
how are you reviewing this TV when it supposedly hasn't been released yet? I'm pretty sure this is the one I want, but Amazon says it's not available yet. what's up? thanks
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2010 8:36:50 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2010 1:14:05 PM PDT
Tony, this TV was released two weeks ago. I pre-ordered this TV on July 18 and it was released the first week in August. I am not sure why they have it on pre-order again. It might be sold out. I do in fact own this model and love it. I will post pics soon.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2010 1:24:36 PM PDT
Yes....it was in stock......now out of stock and again on pre-order. The not released message is standard boilerplate. I own this TV also as of yesterday, but bought at Costco. Sorry Amazon!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2010 1:38:57 PM PDT
What are your first impressions of the 553?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 18, 2010 1:40:31 PM PDT
S. Hodovan says:
How was football on this?