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Initial post: Apr 9, 2008, 5:33:57 AM PDT
K. L. Supply says:
The Vizio worked fine untill it started to randomly shut off. Now I can't get the power to come back on. My research shows that this is a frequent problem with Vizio. The new power board costs more than the TV. After 2 years it is now junk. Has anyone else experienced this problem with Vizio?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2008, 6:11:25 PM PST
Johnnie says:
I have owned my Vizio VP50 HDTV for a little less than 2 years. Today I came home from work and turned it on like I do everyday. I got sound immediately, but no picture. I tried turning it off and back on, still have sound but no picture. I've read that a good plasma TV should last about 10 years. This TV didn't last even half of that. I will not be purchasing another Vizio product, which is a shame because they are a nice looking TV...but really I wanted to watch TV, not look at how pretty the TV was.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2008, 8:26:14 AM PST
Welcome to the crappy tv club! We bought our TV in March of 2006. We paid over $1300. It is now December 2008, and our TV's screen is only half operational. The other half has blacked out. It was not worth the money we initially spent for a product that is no longer covered by their warranty. If I would've known that Vizio's Plasma TV's were poorly made I would've purchased a better built name brand TV for more money so I would not have to deal with its disfunctional nature so soon. Sorry that you had to suffer like me, but hopefully it will be a warning to other future Vizio customers.

Posted on Dec 8, 2009, 6:01:04 PM PST
Rex Aquino says:
I own a Vizio GV42 HDTV (LCD). I had it for 3 years. It will turn off after 5 seconds.

Posted on Dec 8, 2009, 6:01:27 PM PST
Rex Aquino says:
I own a Vizio GV42 HDTV (LCD). I had it for 3 years. It will turn off after 5 seconds.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2010, 10:27:15 AM PST
F. Winkles says:
My VP50 starting shutting off 1 month after I bought it. I called Vizio and they had ne do a reset. I asked if I should just take it back and get a new one and they said it should be fine. It worked for about another year and then starting shutting off again. Sometimes it stays on for 5 minutes and other times it stays on for hours. I have to unplug it from the wall to get it to turn back on. Has anybody tried to get their Vizio repaired? I am curious as to what the actual problem was.

Posted on Feb 8, 2010, 12:55:18 PM PST
Bought a VIZIO 26 months ago. Went out last month. VIZIO repairman said it would cost more to fix it than to buy a new unit. Extended warranty expired two months ago. What a crock! Never, ever, again!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2010, 5:37:28 PM PST
Rex Aquino says:
I have the same problem. I have not gotten it repaired yet. I'll let you know what the outcome is.


Posted on Feb 12, 2010, 7:23:46 AM PST
I've heard/read/seen many other Brand LCD tv's go out after a certain amount of time, i believe it is a glich in the tvs themselves not necesssarily from the BRAND Name it came from. MANY LCD tv's are actually made from same manufacturer. so i believe it comes from the manufacturer not just the VIZIO, or SONY SAMSUNG distributers...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010, 12:47:02 PM PST
yes but it lasted four years for me. what was the outcome when you talked to vizio.

Posted on Feb 22, 2010, 1:08:25 PM PST
I own a 32" Vizio and as a consumer and owner of two Vizio's I would think Vizio would try to help when a problem came about. When I talked to a rep they told me that there was nothing that could be done and the repairs on the set would cost me more than the TV possibly. I ask if they could meet me in the middle because this should not have happen and I was told TVs dont have a shelf life and there was nothing that could be done. I sold Vizio TV's for 5 years and told people they were the greatest TV out for the buck. Now I have to say Vizio has become a Major Corporation and its not about the consumer anymore, it's more for the Stockholders and their pockets. I know my TV is out of warranty but I was willing to be met half way. From most of the forum's Ive read this seems to be the problem with their TV's. If this is the case than the should be like Toyota and do a full recall and fix the problem. I will youtube my complaint so everyone can see the TV and make your own decision but for me I WILL NEVER BUY A VIZIO AGIAN, and I will tell everybody and talk about it until Vizio fixes their attitude and come back to the consumer.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010, 1:08:51 PM PST
yes but it lasted four years for me. what was the outcome when you talked to vizio.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2010, 6:59:49 PM PST
Rex Aquino says:
I haven't spoken to Vizio. The warranty expired. It's 4 years old. It cost more to fix. :(

Posted on Mar 15, 2010, 5:09:11 PM PDT
Z. Sadler says:
I don't know anything about this law firm or how long this has been out there, but it seems they are investigating a potential law suit for this issue. There are a lot of other people with this same Vizio problems. I sent them an email to let them know I've had this problem. If your angry enough - I am - it might be worth a quick email to them:

Here is the attorney's email address:

Posted on Apr 3, 2010, 11:41:51 AM PDT
my vizio tv has the sound control all the way up but the sound is too low.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2010, 3:27:15 PM PDT
NikonGuy says:
That's the issue with plasma tv's! It doesn't matter what brand! LCD's are the best way to go as they don't run hot like plasma's (you can feel the heat off the screen) plus up close you can see the pixels.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 14, 2010, 3:30:29 PM PDT
NikonGuy says:
The issue is that the sets are made in China and if no one's keeping an eye on the manufacturing (ie reps from the company) this is what happens as it did with Kodak when they put there manufacturing plant in China!

Posted on Jul 7, 2010, 5:00:37 AM PDT
Has anyone had this problem???? Only on 1 channel ("Law

Posted on Aug 7, 2010, 7:04:27 AM PDT
This is my second Vizio, the first developed a blue line in the screen in less than a year. They couldn't fix it so I was given a new one.
The second one I have had 2 years, the Vizio power light comes on, but no picture or sound.
What a piece of garbage! The TV and the company are both junk. I will never own another Vizio product again.

Posted on Sep 6, 2010, 5:26:03 AM PDT
I was all set to buy a Vizio, but after reading theses posts, I think not. Thanks for the warnings,

Posted on Sep 29, 2010, 11:00:09 AM PDT
I have the exact sma problems, it started by first only sound about 6 months after we bought it. We turned it off then abck on again and the picture and sound worked. 14 months later it quit. There should be a recall. I bought this at sam's club. Dec 2008. The repair man said main board would be almost the cost a new tv!

Posted on Sep 29, 2010, 12:57:33 PM PDT
I have a vizio and we had a thunderstorm in my area. I left the room, and when I returned it was off. I have not taken it to the shop yet but after hearing all of this it bothers me to think I have to pay a ransom to have it fixed

Posted on Oct 10, 2010, 2:57:08 PM PDT
A. Palanuk says:
I have a 37 inch Vizio that I bought from wal-mart almost 4 years ago and it still works fine and I game and use it all the time so maybe not all of them are bad. Picture is fine don't really use the sound cause I have a surround sound system but everything seems to still be working fine. Just sayin don't completely discount Vizio TV's from your home.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2010, 8:47:22 PM PDT
I e-mailed the law firm and told them about my dad's back luck with his VIZIO. He purchased it from the local COSTCO store and had it for about six months before he passed away with a heart attack. I bought the tv from his estate for about half of what he paid. After having it for a month or so, I noticed a strange browning tinge showing up on the screen in a semi-circle area on the mid-left side. It was really bad against a bright sky. Over time, it began to get longer. I know dad never cleaned a thing in his life, but just in case, I pulled out the directions and washed it with lightly soapy water, dried it, and then polished it with the VIZIO cloth they include in the packet. It didn't change a thing. Now the line is a little wider and a bit longer. It drives me to distraction, so I'm ordering a different brand. I wonder if I should keep the offending tv or not. No one I know would want it this way and it has been over a year now since dad passed away, so no hope of even calling VIZIO (after reading some of the comments about them, maybe I shouldn't). Anyway, if I hear anything from your law firm referral, I'll post it back on this site.
Vizio VX32L LCD HD TV - 32"

Posted on Nov 6, 2010, 7:41:32 PM PDT
D. Krysl says:
I have 2 TVS from Vizio, a 22 inch and 32 inch. I've had no problems so far, knock on wood. Mostly the people who have had no problems are not writing on these boards (they have no reason to), so I would say that the problems are overrepresented. I am all set to upgrade to a 42" soon, and will give Vizio a chance since they have not let me down so far. Hope that helps someone
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