Where to begin. I have owned this TV for about a month now and figured I'd lay some stuff out there for people wishing to use it primarily as a gaming & PC monitor. Many HDTV's that I have purchased over the years have had, to be blunt, some god awful picture quality when being used as a computer monitor, with issues such as generally blurred picture and ghosting even when tweaked and adjusted. Out of the package this thing has a wonderfully vibrant sharp 1920 x 1080 resolution with no dead pixels, lighted/green pixels or any such ailment, even using a RGB 15 pin (standard PC monitor) cable. At first, I found anything yellow to be very overwhelmingly bright, but changed the color temperature a bit and was good to go. The ambient light sensor is a nice little addition, but I turned it off and the screen is very bright and clear. After fine tuning and auto adjusting the screen, I can honestly say I've never had a more vivid, crystal clear monitor for any HD compliant PC and gaming system I've ever owned.
When using with the PS3 and 360 the HD is absolutely amazing. Vibrant color, rich blacks and whites produce a gaming experience like no other. Some might complain that 60hz might not be ideal for gaming and movies, but I find anything over 60 to be a bit too much, especially when you've been used to seeing things displayed at that rate for a long time. I couldn't watch a friend play Metal Gear Solid 4 on 120hz as it was giving me a headache and making me nauseous to be honest, but that's just me.
The only real nitpicky things I have to say about this little beast is, like most smaller HDTVs from the 15 - 26 inch range is the sound quality, while not terrible even when adjusted could have used some work. I've noticed some unnecessarily loud "popping" from various games and movies even at a very low volume. This is obviously fixed when being hooked up to an external system but they make you believe that you are getting some high quality speakers with the whole SRS TruSurround HD options, but it really wasn't that impressive, or that big of an audible change. It should also be noted that the headphone out seems to output a very low amount of white noise when wearing headphones without noise cancellation. Nothing like that of an old CRT TV on a station that wouldn't pick up or anything but still a bit annoying regardless. Not by any means a deal breaker. I haven't tested the digital audio out.
The final things some users may experience is the awkward to install stand. Snapping it on and off now is nothing, but I'm serious when I say, when first placing it on, you feel like you are going to break it or the TV. My advise is to push one side of it in first, you'll hear a loud pop when doing so and then push the other side in which will pop again. Pushing it in all at once just didn't seem to work for me, but when finally installed it is very solid, and makes for one extremely stylish setup. It'e the thinnest TV I have ever seen to be honest.
I picked this up due to the fact that it was small, had lots of hook ups and seemed to be the ideal mobile gaming monitor and I was right. It exceeds my expectations save for the audio, but that hardly makes me give it a 4 star rating. The first Vizio I have owned will definitely not be the last. Watching a blu-ray in full 1080p is awesome, but I think it's better suited for the massive televisions out there. (Which depending on if this little bugger lasts a good while, I may end up with a big screen razor LED. :P)
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