- Great pic
- Body is stylish and easy on the eyes
- Lots of HD inputs
- A fair amount of menu options
- Matte screen (great for glare)
- Sound is OK but not horrible Cons:
- Doesn't transfer 5.1 (most TV's don't)
- Sound is OK but not great
- No usb input (for pics)
- Ugly remote I recently purchased a 32 inch Sanyo from Walmart but was never completely happy with the size so I decided to take it back and get a larger tv. The Vizio was in my price range so I did some research and figured I'd go with it. Although it's only 5 inches bigger, it made a huge difference! Lots of great reviews, a few bad, and the store employee telling me that the Vizio was a bad choice had me confused. But when I got it home, set up and fine tuned (for picture and sound), I realized I made the right choice. The picture is GREAT and the sound is OK compared to the Sanyo I had (expected to not have the best sound since people are saying most LCD's, even the big name brands, have bad sound). You HAVE to have a HDTV hooked up to a HD source in order to get the best picture. If you don't, you'll have an average to not so great picture. Don't expect it to automatically upgrade a VCR picture to AMAZING, even the most expensive TV's can't do it. There are plenty of HD inputs (HDMI, Component) and lots of other video inputs. It has the optical output but does not transfer 5.1 from your DVD/cable box via HDMI to your audio receiver so you'll need to connect your components straight to your receiver for 5.1. With the Sanyo, I noticed a sync problem with the video and audio (not uncommon with less expensive TV's) so I had to have the receiver hooked up through the TV (luckily, the Sanyo transfered 5.1 and that helped a little). There are NO sync issues with this Vizio, other than the ones originating from the source (TNTHD seems to have a sync problem, at least locally). The problem the store associate told me about was easily fixed with a little fine tuning and adjustments, which you're probably going to have to make on any tv. The other bad reviews I read were easily solved by purchasing an extended warranty from a popular company I found online. Again, the problems weren't exclusive to Vizio TV's... I read reviews from Panasonics, Sony's and other name brands that had the same problem all saying that a year and a half later the TV gives out. An extended warranty is probably a good idea with any gadget that costs this much, though. Bottom line, this it's a great TV. You (most likely) won't be disappointed!
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