47” Class (46.96 Diag.) TruLED® LCD HDTV with VIA - Free ShippingMODEL NUMBER: XVT473SV Model Features:
- • 46.96 inch diagonal
- • VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.)
- • Built-in WiFi 802.11n Dual Band
- • TruLED™ with Smart Dimming
- • 10,000,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
- • 240Hz SPS* Refresh Rate
- • 1080p Full HD
- Covers all normal-use mechanical/electrical failures
- Free in-home service for TVs 37" and over
- Free shipping for TVs under 37"
- 100% parts and labor, no deductibles
- Cancel/transfer anytime
VIZIO’s XVT473SV 47” Class (46.96 inch diagonal) Full Array TruLED® LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps® delivers the ultimate HDTV experience! This full array LED HDTV is packed with the latest technology and delivers superior picture quality at a superior price! The immersive virtual high definition sound and premium wireless Internet connectivity with built-in WiFi 802.11n dual-band gives you the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more with just the push of a button on the premium Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard universal remote!
Full Array TruLED® with Smart Dimming achieves a 10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for deep, true blacks, brighter whites and crisp detail. The 240Hz SPS* Smooth Motion technology provides sharp, blur free images with less judder and the full 1080p renders every image with amazing precision, color and contrast. Take pride in knowing this energy efficient LED LCD HDTV exceeds new ENERGY STAR® 4.1 Guidelines, conserving our planet’s resources while saving you money.
Extreme VIZIO Technology! The XVT Extreme VIZIO Technology series epitomizes cutting edge technology delivering an experience that’s simply out of this world. Learn More
The latest 802.11N Dual Band Wireless Networking is built-in making connecting to the Internet quick and easy.
Full Array TruLED®
This direct type, backlit HDTV utilizes Smart Dimming™ to intelligently control LED blocks turning them on and completely off based on the content you’re watching. Learn More
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions. Learn More
1080P FULL HD
Full 1080P High Definition resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp. Learn More
SRS TruSurround HD™
SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high definition surround sound. Learn More
The display’s backlight is environmentally-friendly due to the fact that LED backlights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance.
VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.)
Easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather. Learn More
Customized Bluetooth® Universal Remote Control
This customized Bluetooth® remote with slide out QWERTY keypad enables you to control your TV, even type onscreen, from any spot in the room. Learn More
Smart Dimming™ intelligently controls each blocks of LEDs, turning them on and completely off achieving richer, darker blacks with better uniformity and brighter, more bold colors. Learn More
240Hz SPS* Smooth Motion technology delivers 240 scenes per second producing enhanced frame rate and delivering sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images. Learn More
SRS TruVolume eliminates volume inconsistencies between programming . Learn More
ECO HD™ exceeds the current ENERGY STAR® 4.1 Guidelines, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.
*240Hz SPS displays 240 scenes per second by combining advanced 120Hz technology with scanning backlight
**Based upon ratings as of September 9, 2010 of LED-lit LCD HDTVs by HDTVSolutions.com.
|Tuner:||ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner|
|Native Panel Resolution:||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Signal Compatibility:||Supports 1080I(HDTV), 720P(HDTV), 480P(EDTV), 480I(SDTV)|
|Computer Support:||1920x1080, 1360x768, 800x600, 640x480 via VGA/HDMI|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio:||10,000,000:1 w/DCR|
|Viewable Angle:||178/178 degrees (horizontal/vertical)|
|Pixel/Dot Pitch:||0.4845mm x 0.4845mm|
|SRS TruSurround HD™:||Yes|
|SRS TruSurround XT™:||No|
|HDMI with HDCP||4 (HDMI Input 1 supports Audio Return Channels)|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner||1|
|Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:||1|
|HDMI with HDCP||1|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner|
|Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:|
|SPDIF Digital Optical:||1|
|Refresh Rate:||240Hz SPS*|
|LED:||Direct Type LED Backlight Technology with Smart Dimming - 640 LEDs (160 control Blocks)|
|Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee:||Yes|
|3D Comb Filter:||Yes|
|3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down:||Yes|
|ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation:||Yes|
|ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding:||Yes|
|NTSC Video decoding via Video:||Yes|
|Progressive Scan Video:||Yes|
|Color Temperature:||5400K, 6500K and 9300K|
|Color Fine Tuning:||Independent Red, Green and Blue|
|Speakers:||15W x 2 speakers|
|Panel Lamp Life (typical):||50,000 Hours|
|Voltage Range:||100~240 Vac at 50/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption:||189W (AVG), < 1W standby|
|Universal Remote:||VIZIO Bluetooth Remote Control with Qwerty Keyboard - VUR10|
|Net With Stand:||55.18lbs|
|With Stand:||45.22"W x 30.63"H x 10.62"D|
|Without Stand:||45.22"W x 28.89"H x 2.99"D|
|Packaging Dimensions:||49.21"W x 35.43"H x 12.79"D|
|CERTIFICATIONS||CSA/ CSA-US, FCC Class B, BQB|
|COMPLIANCES||Energy Star 4.1, ATSC Spec A/65, EIA/CEA-766-A|
|WALL MOUNT SPECIFICATIONS|
|Hole Pattern:||VESA standard 200mmx200mm|
|VIZIO WARRANTY||One Year Parts & Labor Free Lifetime Technical Support|
VIZIO, Inc. has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein. All product specifications, functionality, features, configurations, performance, design and other product information described herein are subject to change without notice. VIZIO, Inc. disclaims liability for typographical, technical, or descriptive errors.
- still impressed after almost a year Review by giznan
Love, love, love this tv. Went to Costco in May 2011 to get it after much research and they were not carrying it in the warehouse anymore. Happened to talk to the main TV guy at costco and he said that it would be well worth it to pay the extra 99.00 shipping charge and order it online from costco which was still cheaper than anywhere else. He could very well have talked me into something else in the store but told me it was the best picture he had ever seen. I wanted this one mainly because I have such a bright and sunny great room. I am so happy I took his advise. I called directv to order the HD receiver and the guy hooked everything up for me. When he saw my TV he said, "Oh, you got a Vizio, you will love it. The picture quality is the best I have seen yet." You will not be dissapointed with this TV or one similar if they are no longer making this model. I will be a vizio fan from now on.
(Posted on 5/30/12)
- 1 year later and still amazed Review by Dave
It's not unusual to buy a.new product, turn it on and be impressed. But it is highly uncommon to still be amazed with it a year later and I am with my Vizio television (model XVT473SV). Whether it's a high def TY channel or Blu-ray movie, my visual senses are still tingled by the ultra crisp, clear picture and exceptional colors presented by the Vizio.
In my 60 plus years, this Vizio television is at the top of the list of purchases I'm most pleased with. Thank yuo Vizio for a great product.
(Posted on 12/13/11)
- I STILL Love this TV after a year Review by Marybeth
I bought this tv as a Christmas gift to myself on Black Friday last year....my brother and nephew helped me set it up and we all were amazed at the clarity and sharpness of the picture. Then my parents came to visit and couldn't get over the quality.
The original set up was totally easy and I needed very few cords (HDMI) for my other equipment (I bought a blu-ray payer at the same time - also terrific and a Vizio) and the HD box etc.).
I did my research before buying and still think I got a great deal ($1149 on Amazon a year ago - now its almost $1500) and compared to the other brands (I shopped in stores to compare until I dropped) the quality to price was unbeatable.
All in all, I STILL think this tv is fantastic - the access to Netflix and other streaming technology is so easy and with the blu ray the clarity of anything HD or 1080P is truly excellent.
BTW: I saw so many comment on the ever present VIZIO logo being lit up - if you all are referring the the On/OFF lite on the frame, it just doesn't stand out to me - it barely registers so I am thinking its the lighting in the room the tv is in.
(Posted on 11/23/11)
- so awesome! Review by jaleesarenee
This tv delivers everytime. I've watched my prime movies seamlessly and gone between the uverse and the tv apps like it was nothing. Definitely a vizio fan. Now to get a 3d blu ray and theatre stereo system to go with it...!
(Posted on 11/21/11)
- Great Review by Baconreed
This is a great T.V. Nothing else needs to be said.
(Posted on 11/17/11)
- 10 months in and I love it Review by PGM
I bought this set at Costco in December of 2010. Here it is November of 2011 and I still love this set.
I must admit that I had buyers remorse at first as I was a dye in the wool Sony guy.
But after I got over the rather large bezel surrounding the screen, and paid attention to the quality, I got over it.
If i had to complain at all it would be to ask for a remote that has a backlight in it.
When you get around to making one would you let me know so I can buy one.
Very good set.
(Posted on 11/5/11)
- I Love my XVT473SV additional info Review by Bern
I have an error in my review...my L37 was purchased in 2006 not 1996. Though I am sure most people would have figured that out since Vizio is a company that came into the television scene in 2003. Sorry about the mis-information!
(Posted on 10/31/11)
- Love my XVT473SV Review by Bern
I had been watching the price of the XVT473SV for almost a year now and finally saw a price we couldn't resist. It had been marked down to around $780.00 at our local Sams club. We scooped it up, installed it in less than a half hour and have been living on a cloud since! I am disabled, and spend a great deal of time unfortunately watching TV and streaming Netflix. It has run perfect. The picture is breathtaking and quality is sensational. We have had the TV for about 4 months now and I would buy another in a minute if I needed one. We have an older L37 model Vizio we purchased is 1996 in the bedroom on the wall. It runs perfect, never had a problem (knock on wood)! I have yet to find any other type of television then Vizio that both my husband and I would want and that would meet our needs. I would love to see you tube streaming available, but I am still thrilled with everypart of our TV. As for the VIZIO light, I don't notice it at all anymore, even when watching in a dark room. Do yourself a favor if you are a TV watcher...buy a Vizio!!!
(Posted on 10/31/11)
- Getting a new one Review by Bradle
Great picture and sound but it keeps turning off with the Vizio light blinking for about 2 to 5 minutes then it comes on again. I've had the master board replaced about 4 months ago because the tv was turning off in the same manner and would not come back on until you unplugged it. I will say the support has been good but not sure about the warranty on the replaced tv. Vizio says I only get 90 days on the replacement. I am requesting a year on the replacement like the new one I bought.
(Posted on 10/22/11)
- I want one more Visio,,,, The Best I Love Visio Review by Dan
I Didn't know what a sharp picture was untill I bought this visio at wall-Mart. He told me the higer HRZ The better the picture ,( I think he recommended 620hrz) I,ve seen Plasmas Lcd and every thing in between. This Guy at wal-mart led me to the best T.V. there,.(Ask them which TV they like). Maybe I got lucky but I am so happy with this Visio , I think everyone should give them a chance. I did 'nt buy the cheap one. $100.00 more but that T.V. kicks butt...... Watch your GHZ (620 I think) You will love it)
(Posted on 9/2/11)
- Vizio XVT473SV Review by plc9999
I recently bought a Vizio XVT473SV on July 2011 and was amazed at the color contrast and sharp picture quality of the images on screen, especially when played back on Blue Ray DVD player. Thanks for creating an amazing LED-LCD HDTV at a great price.
(Posted on 8/7/11)
- outstanding! Review by chargermvp
Best price was with amazon.com. Bought my 3sv on sunday and it was delivered on wednesday. I bought this tv because it was rated number 1 in picture quality and I was not disappointed. Outstanding!
(Posted on 7/4/11)
- Outstanding picture. I highly recommend this tv. Review by Italianchick
Outstanding picture. I highly recommend this tv.
(Posted on 5/29/11)
- Outstanding Product Review by LJones
I don't often provide my opinion on products that I have purchased, but I am so pleased with this product, that I had to provide a review.
As a Christmas gift, to myself, I purchased this tv just after "black friday" and stashed it away until Christmas day. The family was definitly suprised when it came out on Christmas morning, and since I set it up and mounted it, we have had hours of enjoyment watching movies and playing Kinect. With a picture that is so vivid , many of my friends have commented that it was hard to go back to watching their own TVs at home.
I've did a good deal of research before making my purchase and everything I have read about this product is true, and more. From the sound quality to the picture quality, I don't think i have ever been as pleased with a purchase as I am with this one. I am looking forward to enjoying movie night and Kinect game nights with my friends and family for many years to come, thanks to this TV, and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
(Posted on 4/29/11)
- Great Vizio Logo Review by Jim
Just had the set delivered today. Great picture but it's going back and if I can't turn off that neon Vizio logo!
What where they thinking when they put that there?
(Posted on 4/27/11)
- Simply Amazing! Review by JFred217
I know it sounds a bit cliché to start off this way but here goes, “I have never written a product review”. After spending a full week researching countless internet review sites, visiting retailers and digesting every conceivable bit of available data related to what is “the best” television for 2011. As usually ones individual needs and preference play a major role in earning the title of “the best”. My needs were simple, I wanted a larger screen (40” or larger), good picture quality, multiple HDMI ports and internet connectable. I was absolutely astonished find all this and so much more in the Vizio XVT series. This unit not only met and exceeds my meager request multiple times over; I didn’t need to take a second mortgage on my home to afford it. The setup was not difficult if you followed the instructions and put some thought into how you wanted to configure your viewing environment. The internet portion alone is jaw dropping. I configured my set to connect wirelessly and some credit must be yielded to my Internet Service Provider but the streaming quality of the unit will amaze you. The picture quality is so vibrant and lifelike visitors kept asking was this set 3D. To say I am impressed does not begin to describe how pleased I am thus far.
Pros: Take your pick, affordable, superb picture quality, feature loaded, attractive design, ease of use and so on and so on
Cons: Vizio needs to advertise more they have a lot to toot their horn about with this one.
(Posted on 3/28/11)
- Awesome but with a caveat Review by Mike
Had almost 3 months. Setup was extremely easy. Love the universal remote setup. Sound is awesome. Netflix works excellent. The picture is spectacular. I pretty much love everything about this TV.
The caveat... Apparently Full Array LED backlighting has issues (not just with Vizio) in that in very low light conditions (i.e. night time with lights turned off in room), you see very pronounced 'blooming' of lighter objects that tend to have dark background. Very easy to see when watching scrolling white text on black background. I like sci fi shows which many have the darker backgrounds and so faces all have a white haze/glow around them. Some shows appear so bad its almost unwatchable. If you check the forums, this is the number one complaint of this tv. Since I do most of my viewing late at night, this problem drives me nuts. Sad to say am returning TV. It really hurts as every other aspect of this TV is awesome.
(Posted on 3/19/11)
- Great picture, great value, GREAT TV Review by Chris
We are first-time LCD buyers, upgrading from a 27" HDTV Samsung CRT that was 7 years old. After seeing the online reviews at CNET, PC WORLD and other reviews, this TV appeared to be in a "top tier" position, with 240 Hz refresh rate, full array LED local dimming as opposed to edge lit LED, and built-in wireless features. We opted for purchasing at our local Costco a few weeks ago (two year warranty, no shipping charges), and have been extremely pleased with our purchase.
The setup we opted for was using a VideoSecu Tilt TV Wall Mount with the JVC TH-BA1 Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer mounted above with the use of Universal SoundbarSpeaker Mounting Brackets. We opted for the soundbar prior to selecting and trying the TV out, as most reviews suggest--and rightfully so--that the TV speakers on an LCD TV are not great--even with the TruSURROUND. This is true with this TV, but when you are buying a TV, it is more for the picture than the sound.
Opening the box, the TV is attached to its stand already. For our wall mount configuration, this meant that the stand had to be removed by taking out four screws while the TV was laying down on its display (the "quick guide" gives instructions for this included in the box). We wired up all of our cables prior to the wall mount using the Monster CIT MBK-16 Medium Diameter Black Cable-It Wire Management System (16 feet)to bundle the cables. We ran four HDMI cables to fill the slots (one for the DirecTV HD/DVR receiver, one for the BluRay, one for the Wii and one just because for future exapansion), an optical cable to the switch in the A/V closet that ran directly into the soundbar (with switches for the DirecTV and BluRay player), and the power cord through the cable management system. We also ran an optical cable from the TV to the soundbar (we opt to play the audio directly from the DirecTV or the BluRay to the soundbar as opposed to routing through the TV to maintain the 5.1 audio quality as opposed to the "scrubbed" 2.1 audio signal if it was directed through the TV). It took three of us to hang the TV above our fireplace--one spotter and two hangers, but it worked just fine.
Powering up the TV for the first time, it guides you through a straightforward on screen setup, pairing the Bluetooth remote, identifying HDMI inputs, setting up audio (we opted to turn off the TV speakers and utilize just the soundbar) and the wireless internet. The slideout QWERTY keyboard truly aides in the setup. We were up and running in about 10 minutes.
Since then, all I can say is WOW! The picture quality is all that it is cracked up to be and more. We've seen alot of edge lit TV's that have the glow around the inside of the frame. This model has even color and brigntess around the screen, and incredible contrast. Blacks are deep blacks (no blue twinge) and whites are bright (almost too bright) white. Local dimming in high contrast situations (like streetlamps on a dark night) does have a halo effect as others have described (there is not a 1 to 1 ratio of pixels to LEDs or LED zones for that matter, so if a zone is on, it lights up that zone even if there is black in it). The best way to describe the streetlamp on a dark night having a halo is that the TV makes it look like a streetlamp in the fog as opposed to a clear night. Is it a perfect reproduction? No. Is it a reasonable trade-off for the 99% of the time where you won't see it and get great contrast/brightness/color on everything else? I believe so. 240 Hz has made watching NASCAR and hockey feel like you are almost there.
The matte screen does a great job for anti-reflection. We have the TV in a room where there is a lot of direct sunlight, and there is no apparent glare on the screen during the day. While a lot of manufacturers are now going with glass/glossy finish as a means of enhancing contrast, this seems to be a recipe for disaster in a sunlit viewing environment. I would also like to highlight that the off-angle viewing of the TV is great.
There are a couple of quirks regarding the picture that we debugged to the DirecTV receiver. Initially, 1080i/1080p/720p broadcasts looked great, but 480i broadcasts had a line of pixels that were weird/blinking at the top of the screen. By going deep into the DirecTV receiver setup, we configured the receiver to output the broadcast in its original/native format (1080i out as 1080i, 480i out as 480i, etc.). After doing this, everything worked great and the weird/blinking line disappeared.
VIA applications are nice--though more would be desired (e.g. HuluPLUS, iTunes, YouTube, etc.). Netflix on it works great--even through the wireless connection (no buffering stops). I would also like to note that we are able to output audio to our soundbar from VIA applications.
We are extremely pleased with the purchase and the performance of the TV, and look forward to enjoying it for years to come (and enjoying it for football in the fall)! We highly recommend it.
* Easy out-of-the-box setup
* Bluetooth remote with QWERTY keyboard
* Stand already attached
* Great picture, great contrast
* Works well in sunlit rooms
* Built-in wireless is more than adequate for the VIA apps
* Stand already attached if you are looking to wall mount
* Quirky 480i display with DirecTV (see note above)
* Could use more VIA apps
* Halo effect due to local dimming of LEDs (see note above)
* "Always on" Vizio logo
(Posted on 3/3/11)
- Great Picture, But often randomly shuts off. Review by DustinMikk
I love this TV! It has a great picture, and 240hz makes the experience even better!
The only down side is that it randomly turns off every now and then. It's kinda scary when you're watching a intense action scene or a scary movie and the TV powers off. All of a sudden you're in a dark, quite room. SCARY!!!!
I suggest you leave a light on while watching this TV.
(Posted on 3/2/11)
- Amazing T.V. Review by ryguy
Just bought my 47' less than 24 hrs ago. Quality of the picture is amazing purchased at BJ's in MA for $1300. Sound is a little weak so i bought the Vizio sound bar and now sounds perfect. Excellent for HD tv movies look great video games look amazing if you have the high def xbox360 cables hooked up. Apps are cool feature remote is kinda strange its like a cheap cell phone slide up for a keyboard. Overall, the colors are vibrant this is my 2nd Vizio and the LED picture quality is amazing. Vizio is the way to go the look is clean and makes the place look good.
(Posted on 2/21/11)
- Everything I Expected Review by normkol
Bought this Christmas Eve, thought I would treat myself.
Setup was very easy, and the performance of the tv is outstanding. Bright, clear colors. Very good sound.
I've only used the wi-fi to download an update, but it was smooth and quick.
The Superbowl was great! This replaced a 27" crt and the difference is amazing.
(Posted on 2/17/11)
- Great TV and Service by Vizio & Costco Review by Tom
Bought 1st TV 2/6/2011 got it home but could not get it to turn off. Contacted Vizio & everyone was great but couldn't fix the problem. They were going to send out another TV but that would have taken a few days. Returned it to Costco, they were great, got another TV and it has been working as advertized. Would highly recommend to anyone.
(Posted on 2/15/11)
- Outstanding! Review by seattlematt1976
Bought it just in time for the big game--and absolutely glad I did!
- PRICE ($1249 @ Costco--similar by Samsung & Sony were $300-$400 more!)
- LOTS of HDMI Ports
- EASY Setup
- Remote works beautifully with my DirecTV HD-DVR
- Crystal-clear picture (Black is *really* black!)
- Remote has slide-out keyboard!
- Internet Apps (getting a LOT of use out of Pandora, Netflix, Facebook, and Twitter)
CONS (all very minor):
- Remote is far too small for my big thumbs...using the QWERTY keyboard is awkward. Would love to have a solution to use my own Bluetooth keyboard or iPhone/iPad app.
- Did a forced update from 1.xxx to 3.xxx. After the TV restarted, Internet Apps would load, but Apps gallery wouldn't until I power cycled the TV AGAIN. After doing so, the gallery seemed to work just fine.
- No YouTube!! (Web Videos App is a tad misleading...as it only contains content from selected providers)
- "Cool" picture temperature is a tad "too cool".
- Power cord too short to be routed through my TV mount. Need to buy longer cord.
(Posted on 2/7/11)
- 47"svt led/lcd Review by KC
Wow this tv is fantastic. right out of the box everything was easy to set up! Wireless setup easy, vizo apps cool. I mostly use it for Netflix. The picture quality is phenomenal! Like a previous reviewer said, the picture quality is almost 3d like. Thats one of the first things I noticed. Couldnt believe my eyes! This tv replaced a previous 47" vizio 60hz (6yrs old) that died. I thought it always had a great picture but this is beyond the old set. Make sure you get at least the 240hz. I have HD cable and it is awesome! I smile everyday I see the quality it delivers. I also purchased a blue ray player for Christmas because everyone said the picture quality vs DVD is so much better. Honestly I didnt see that much more difference. I already had image quality so detailed that I could see the pores on the faces or even could pick out tiny details that normally you wouldnt see. Also the sound quality is great. Much better on this model vs the old one. I only have the level no higher than 20 for dvd's or bluerays. Normal tv viewing at 15-17. Plenty loud and excellent surround sound. On top of all this its energy star compliant! Get one
(Posted on 2/7/11)
- Great picture quality, hope it lasts longer than the last Vizio Review by Dave
Just picked one up on Thursday. The picture looked great in the store and at home. Set up was easy. I wasn't really looking for a model that had internet apps on it, but it seems like an interesting feature.
Unfortunately, I just had to replace a 46" Vizio LCD that was purchased in APR 2008. Pretty sad not get even 3 years out of it. Unfortunately, I didn't get the same repsonse as dago35. I am on my own. Vizio doesn't have a consumer relations department for appeals.
I was told by the Vizio customer care rep to buy an extended warranty, so that is my advice to anyone considering this or any other Vizio product.
(Posted on 2/5/11)
- Fabulous "EXCEPT" Review by Ronzo
Bought my VIZIO XVT473SV from COSTCO late on Saturday afternoon on 01/15/2011. Opened up the box early Sunday morning anxious to get my new techno-wiz TV dream up and running.
Then!....What's this! "No accessory pack. No power cord, no remote, no set-up guide and no manual. Now what????
Had to call COSTCO support services and they assisted with the problem and contacted VIZIO and had to order the accessories from VIZIO, at no cost to us of course. VIZIO acknowledge the problem and would ship out the the missing items A.S.A.P. shipped ground which miy take 5 to 8 business days! VIZIO would not over night the shipping!
Called COSTCO where i bought the set and they let me borrow an accessory pack.
The TV's performance is spectacular! The remote isn't back-lite and difficult to use.
(Posted on 1/17/11)
- The Best Review by kilyndra
This is the best tv I ever had.....
(Posted on 1/13/11)
- AWESOME! HOT! Review by Jasper175
Just buy it - you'll love it.
Ensure you go into the 'Picture" settings and adjust the light & color - the presets are great.
The wifi is quick - built in VuDu/NetFlix, Web etc...
The picture quality is almost like you're watching 3D - it's just amazing! Must buy BlueRay "Avatar" !!!
(Posted on 1/11/11)
- Great! Review by Todd
Outstanding TV and is better than I thought for being only $1099 at Costco. Picture is crystal clear, black backgrounds are really black instead of a dark grey and the sound is a lot better than most people suggested it could be. We will be a Vizio customer for a long time. Thanks for a great product.
(Posted on 12/21/10)
- Excellent choice! Review by missiondogs
I put off buying a flat screen for as long as I could. Finally the price was right and the quality of my 47" LED/LCD 240 Hz was just what I was waiting for. I purchased this outstanding TV at costco and have been totally pleased with the picture sound and ease of use. Netflix downloads along with other useful apps are a plus. Still learning more with each use. If you don't care for 3D go for the next best thing.
(Posted on 12/17/10)
- comentarios Review by la guera
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(Posted on 12/13/10)
- Finally got mine!! Review by aigarciap
I have also been on the fence looking to all the main brands, features, prices and ...waiting until I felt there was a clear choice that I could afford. I was also set on the Samsung but when I saw this set at Costco...I knew my time had come.
We brought it home and placed it upstairs. The setup was very easy with the guided instructions. Actually my daughter did the setup without reading the manual. Just following the directions on the screen.
The set picked up our wifi signal with a strength of 3 bars out of 5. This is displayed on the TV screen. That strength has been enough to stream movies from Netflix without any problems whatsoever. The quality of these downstramed movies is better than a standard DVD movie that I played to compare.
The HD channels from Times Warner look stunning. I don't have to envy anything from people that owns Samsung and Sony sets. Plus mine cost 1/2 to 1/3 of wht a similar Samsung or Sony would cost.
The only issue so far has been not been able to turn off the Vizio logo. WHne you look at a movie in a dark room it is distracting. I need to invetigate if it can be turned off.
As far as fine tuning the colors, I have not touched the controls yet and the colors are perfect to my eyes. I am picky and to me the skin colors are dead on without making any adjustments.
The autodimming must be working because I am able to turn the lights On and Off at night and the TV brightness maintains a comfortble setting in either condition.
The TV looks solid with good quality of design and construction. The remote is also nice but it is shiny black and will get scratched in no time. The sliding keyboard seem a little flimpsy. I hope it holds over time.
The set come with a standard one year in home warranty from Vizio. Costco increases the warranty to 2 years.
We only had it for 3 days but with heavy use trying to make sure that everything works as intended. So far has been a joyful experience. Would buy another one without thinking it twice.
(Posted on 12/1/10)
- Great Review by David
Love the TV. Best picture we've ever seen. Really like the built-in N Router. Wish there was a web browser. Facebook access isn't what we thought it would be.
Great Walmart price!! Associate discount helped too. Saved us $130.00.
(Posted on 11/19/10)
- Everything I wanted and MORE than I thought I wanted!!!! Review by YANKEEFAN89
I was looking for a TV to replace my 32" CRT with something more streamlined, the newest available features, not to mention a long overdue upgrade in the appearance in my house. I spent about 6 months reading about all I could on the subject, comparing "expert" reviews with what my eyes were telling me, 120 vs 240 Hz, LCD vs LED, etc, but I digress.
When I came across Vizio I knew of the quality of their sets (2 relatives have had them for years), but I was stuck for the longest time on Samsung. Having said that, when Vizio came out with this TV in the 240 Hz, I knew I owed it to myself and my wallet to look into it. Having compared Samsung, this model, and even a Sony, this model looked as good if not better and the cost was the clincher for me. A Sams/Costco type club here in NY called BJs had this on sale for $1,100. I had this within 3 days, unpacked it, and was drooling within 10 minutes. I've now had this set for over 3 months now and can't wait to get moved into my new house so it can be mounted in the man cave.
OMG this is amazing!! For those that don't think it was that big a deal, look at Samsung for $2300 and Sony for $2800 for similar features and you tell me, with no brand markings on this set, which one is the $1,100 dollar one and which one is almost triple that price.
This set impressed me so much that last week, I purchased a 32" Vizio for my MBR and love it in there as well.
Keep up the great work Vizio!!! You have shown your competition that you can provide an EXCELLENT product, with cutting edge technology, and still keep them at an affordable price. As long as you keep making a quality product at a great price, you'll have a customer for life in me.
(Posted on 11/18/10)
- Great TV Review by screenglare
I purchased my Vizio a few weeks ago and I agree with a previous review----WOW! The picture is fantastic. This is not a 3D tv, but my neighbors say that the hd stations have almost a 3D quality about them. The room the tv is in has a lot of daylight streaming through,the Vizio screen reduces the glare for a very fine picture during the daylight hours. Their "virtual" surround system is very good, my actual surround sound system just makes it better. Movies played off my Sony BluRay player look fantastic. I agree that the remote takes a little time to get used to, and I wish it was slightly larger (to read the numbers and letters better in a slightly darkened room). Setup was easy and it is fun playing with the apps.
(Posted on 10/8/10)
- Outstanding TV Review by Larry
I purchased my Vizio TV approximately 6 weeks ago and I'm truly amazed with the picture quality and ease of use of the this TV. I really like the wireless internet connection, particularly since I have a subscription to Netflix movies.
The remote is a little cumbersome to use at first, but once everything is setup it works fine. I also purchased the Vizio soundbar and it too is awesome, just wished I'd also gotten the subwoofer with it.
PROS: Everything is excellent with this system including the price, although I purchased mine from Dell, I should have gone to Sams Club, but thats okay, I still don't feel cheated.
CONS: None - except you will have to read the instructions to obtain to navigate and use all of the features.
(Posted on 9/16/10)
- loyal vizio customer Review by dago35
I bought a vizio 42 plasma 5 years ago at costco's and up until 24 hr ago was he best t.v ive ever owned. When the screen went blank i hate to say it i was really mad.I made a phone call to costco and found out i was grandfathered in on the lifetime warranty plan for a full refund well needless to say i bought another vizio! This time i bought the 47 led lcd full array and let me say wow!!! This blows my first generation vizio away.All i can say is thank you vizio and costco for being a real company that stands buy your customers and products and keep making them better.
(Posted on 9/8/10)
- Best Picture for Movement Review by Todd
Went to Costco looking for a replacement for an old analog TV (thankfully it finally died). Wanted a LED/LCD for the improved picture. Glad we waited for this technology. It came down to the Samsung or the Vizio 47". Both had great pictures that blew the others away easily, but the 240 Hz Vizio and the extra features like built-in WiFi made Vizio stand out. Sometimes features are just gimmicks, but there was a very marked improvement visible even in the store in going from 120 Hz to 240Hz. Pictures in motion (like sports) were dramatically improved.
Has been in use for 3 months now and we are quite happy with the set, the features, the accessibility/ease of setup, etc.
(Posted on 8/16/10)
- couldnt be happier, blown away! Review by Scarburst
first off, id like to say, im a very technological male, i know what to look for when it comes to shopping for new tvs. I know name brand models, plasma vs lcd vs led vs projection, etc. Ive always been a big samsung fan, have had several tv/s and monitors from them that all worked very well. but over the years, i think they are more like sony now, relying on the name instead of worrying about performance and product/costumer support. anyways, i was in the market to upgrade from my 32" samsung LCD i had in the living room, and it was a toss up between samsung, Vizio, and i really liked the picture quality that proscan (formally RCA) had. but the reviews on the proscan were horrible, just like RCA was back in the day. there were several contributing factors that made me go with vizio.
1. For a 47" samsung, the highest contrast ratio at the time was 300,000:1, and that was $1,999.00. My new vizio is 47" 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and was $1,300.00 at samsclub. i know a lot of people say you shouldn't base your tv off contrast, but i love rich colors.
2. Another reason, is samsungs 47" tv's only had 120 mhz. My Vizio is 240 mhz and is fa nominally fast and extremely crisp with hd and blu ray.
3. Although i don't use them that often, my girlfriend an i really enjoy the internet apps on this tv, especially Vudu. so much easier to rent movies with wireless internet then it is to use netflix and have someone dip their hands in their account every month.
4. it as LED technology and smart dimming. most other tv's don't offer this even though they are catching on now.
the only reason i was going to go with samsung over these contributing factors, was because the tv i wanted from samsung was a 52" LED screen that was 3D capable, which had everything my tv has now, except my tv isn't 3D capable. and of course, like i said, my tv was $1,400.00, and the samsung was a little over $3,000.00 after taxes. but who wants to pay $400 for 2 sets of glasses a 3d converter starer kit box, and have the glasses go missing, get broken........ all so you can see a little bit of depth perception... I'm not interested in 3d tv's until it looks 3d like the kind of stuff tony stark has floating around his office grabbing and throwing away. lol.
on a serious note, to be honest, i was worried after watching the samsung for 30 minutes at HHGREG, they had star trek playing in blu ray, and the picture clarity was so amazing it just sucked me in, i mean, it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to tv's, especially movies Ive already seen and know what to expect; but i mean WOW, i was blown away at the 240mhz samsung. despite how much i really wanted that tv, i just couldn't see doping $3,000.00 on it when it was going to be considered obsolete as soon as i walk out of the door with it. so i did some more research, checked out several of these models, and the first thing i did after buying the tv, i went ahead and got a new blu ray player and bought star trek in blu ray, hooked it up, sat down and wanted to see how it compared to the $3,000.00 samsung, and once again, i was in aw... i was sucked in by how clear this tv was and the vibrant colors..... its incredible. i was so happy that i went ahead and went with Vizio, because honestly, i think they are thinking quality over quantity. the rest are thinking quantity over quality.....
i know this is a super long review, but i wasn't to share everything so you better understood the predicament i was in, and that this is best $1,300.00 Ive spent when it comes to all the tv's Ive had.
(Posted on 8/7/10)
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