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Old 06-07-2007   #7
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I wanted to chime in on this as well. While I wouldn't conwsider the 50-inch Vizio plasma a reference quality panel I do think it is a great value. And I did do a non-biased review of that set some time ago at CNET as well. Check it out at http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-a...-31484764.html
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I own one of the Vizio VX32L. I enjoy it. Is it reference quality? No, but has a pleasing enough image. Who cares when you can pick up a decent 32" LCD for $599. I would definitely buy another one.
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How come I can't ever find any independent reviews on the Vizio TV line? All I seem to see are reviews sponsored by Vizio itself. I would've considered buying one, but without any kind of non-sponsored review, not a chance.

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We represent VIZIO and the best places to find links to professional reviews of their TVs is to go to http://www.vizio.com/news/ there are Reviews, News, Awards and even an archive that goes back to 2005.

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Group, I haven't tried the Vizio, but alot of the panels display artifacts in the picture when connected to
a cable or dish type tuner when connected via the HDMI type connectors. I have been told that the issue is
support for VGA and an issue with overscan that displays a green line at the top and/or bottom and other nasty
items. Also, most non-prime time programming is either still 4x3 or run widescreen in a box.
Currently when dealing with HDTV (Olevia Syntax 37" LCD), I have skipped a paying per month and am currently pulling that
programming over the air using a Samsung HDTV tuner and a high-gain antenna. Since, I assume that I
am not alone, it would have also been nice to compare external HDTV tuner/antenna combos when evaluating
a TV/monitor. FYI, I run the RCA outs of the HDTV tuner into a Krell KRC-3 preamp, which would be nice if
I knew why makes a HDTV or external tuner with XLRs. Thus, buyer beware. This little system has the krell KSA 100s amp with rotating
sats of Infinity Modulus, Watts, and Revel Gems, with a SunFire Sub. My two cents..
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I know several people in Seattle who own Vizio HDTV's and they love them. I will contact them and see if they will post there reviews / thoughts for you.

In the mean time, I have seen the Vizio line on display and I'm not sure which impressed me more,the quality of the picture or the price.

I think Vizio may be taking the same approach as Sunfire. Their goal being to provide the best quality available at a price point more people can afford.

More often than not, you can make more selling more products at less money than you do selling a few products at a very high price.

For the record - I don't work for AR or for Vizio.

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I started reading several of the threads and decided to compete my registration and add some comments. I work for a broadcast facility and spend way too much time working with HD and SD content. In doing so, I have the opportunity to work with and view many different levels of monitors. I have a 32" Sharp Aquos in my office, with 3 new 40" Samsung LCDs, and dozens of smaller Marshal LCDs in my work area. As you can imagine, we go through a lot of monitors in this business. While I am not ISF trained I am very experienced at setting up all sizes and brands of monitors and tvs. Our engineers trust me to calibrate every new monitor we get. I also have a small home theater design and install business I do in my spare time. At home, I have a new 1080p front projector in my theater.
I have set up and calibrated three different Vizio monitors in the past 18 months. As many have already posted, these are not the "best" panels available and suffer slightly with a few performance issues. However, with a little calibration work you can make these panels look extremely watchable. Hard to beat for the money. My parents are building a new home and I am buying them a new flat panel house warming gift. The Vizios are currently at the top of my list simply because of their incredible value.
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