Product Review (submitted on July 15, 2012):
So for quite some time now I’ve been toying with the idea of replacing my old Sony Non-HD TV in my family room. I have a 50” Panasonic in my bedroom and I wanted something really big for the family to enjoy. I have stayed away from the 3d sets because the glasses were such a pain (batteries, weight, etc.) but with the Vizio, the glasses are the same as what you get at the movies and no batteries to worry about.
So I looked around at several TV’s and found the Vizio on sale at Wal-Mart for only $1649.00, what a deal! Looking at the Vizio side by side with the “big brands” the Vizo’s picture definitely was clearer and crisper for a fraction of the cost. So, after swallowing hard and shelling out the cash, I brought the new family member home.
Setup was a breeze and with a bit of help placing the TV on my stand we were up and running within twenty minutes. Once you power the TV on, the easy setup menu appears and guides you through the initial process. One thing to note and this may be a bit silly, but I really was impressed that a full sized screw driver was included to mount the screws for the base. Nice touch Vizio.
After flipping through the channels for a bit and playing with the A/V settings, I decided to try out the app’s that came with the TV. It was easy and fast to link my current Netflix account with the TV, all I did was push the Netflix button on the TV entered a bit of Data and off I went. An hour or so later I was dying to try out the 3D feature on the TV, sadly I didn’t have any 3D blue ray discs but I remembered the Vudu button on the remote, presto! Vudu quickly came up and to my surprise there was a $20.00 credit with my new Vudu account compliments of Vizio. The kids wanted to watch the new Ghost Rider movie in 3D so a few clicks, glasses on and the 3D on this TV was absolutely amazing!
Now I am about a week into ownership of this TV and very happy. Movies, regular TV, and Video Games are wonderful! The only Con is the remote which comes with the TV is not universal so I can’t add any other components to it, bummer because the other features on the remote are excellent! If you are looking for a big 3D TV with all of the bells and whistles which is not going to cost you 4-5K, this is the one for you.