I'm not the kind of person who writes reviews, however in this case, I feel obligated. Two years ago, I would have never purchased a Vizio. I liked the Sony, Samsungs and Panasonic that I have owned and believed they were the cat's meow. Then I had a Samsung Plasma develop pink horizontal lines throughout light and white areas and a Samsung LED with severe ghosting behind people and objects when they moved (under-powered processor?). The big television brands have began using lesser and lesser quality components, namely screens, while Vizio has held steady if not steadily increased the quality of their components and screens while keeping their prices very competitive. Now to the Vizio itself. It seems to have as good a picture as my favorite Samsung LCD that I still have and enjoy while also having SMART features that are wi-fi enabled (this is cool and seems to work well). Also, the two-sided remote with a QWERTY keyboard on the back is handy, albeit a bit unwieldy. Just take the time to dial in the colors, contrast, backlight, etc., and this puppy looks fantastic with very little glare and a pretty decent viewing angle. And I really like the thin bezel that likely impedes speaker sound quality, but I use external speakers anyway (and you should, too :). Some slight edge lighting artifacts exist, but in no greater quantity or quality than any other LED that I have owned or seen. Both the antiquated XBOX 360 and my modern, smoking (almost literally) gaming PC look great with nice inky blacks, contrasting and retina burning (if you wish) whites alongside lifelike colors. Television programs on Dish look very good and 1080p movies are fantastic. The blacks might not be quite as black as my favorite Samsung LCD that I mentioned earlier, but they are indeed close. If the picture still seems too dark for you with less contract than you want, turn off the ambient light correction feature and it will lighten up retaining most of the contrast. So far after just over a week, I'm very happy with this purchase, esp. at this price point! Yes, their may be better televisions at twice or three times the price, but I also like to eat and pay my mortgage on time so that I don't have to watch TV in a field or vacant lot with an unsteady hobo holding up my satellite dish while eating my last found doughnut, as I refill the thirsty generator. Whew, back to reality. If you have never had a nice flatty TV before, you will LOVE this thing. If you are well aware of the competing brands and have owned several flat screens, you still surely appreciate this great TV. But if you are die-hard, early adopter, techie geek that must always have the best of the newest, then you might wanna wait for 4K resolution as any 60" TV is going to be a lot stretched and very slightly pixelated at 1080. But a 60" TV for under a grand is a good deal and this particular 60" under a grand is a very good deal. Enjoy!
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