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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 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
Steve H. 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?