PREFACE: I HAVE A DAMAGED SET: I will start this by saying that my set was damaged from the factory. Although it had a perfectly intact box when pulled out the back side was buckled slightly on both side causing the screen to bend slightly backwards. I contacted Vizio and they have told me to return it to WalMart for an exchange. The problem there is I traveled 60 miles to a store since my local one didn't have it and ship to store was not an option. I am hopeful that store where I purchased it will get another set in stock so I can make an exchange or that it will be offered online for site to store ordering. VIZIO & WALMART sure wish I could get some help to speed this up to get a set sent to my local store 10 miles away. Thanks if anyone out there can help make this happen. Our screen has a spot or two that doesn't seem quite right under certain circumstances but I am going to chalk that up to the set bending some. For example on a very dark black screen you can see some grey smokey areas and on very fast motion like a baseball field about 2/3rd of the way across the screen you can see a darker inch wide line, but these are very subtle. I used to sell TV's, I have a very critical eye and on a bright color screen the picture seems very even. The one other quirk is that after turning it on the set won't accept remote control presses for several minutes, no volume up/down etc. It's odd and something I hope can be fixed in a firmware update or maybe was caused by my set being bent. It does this on universal remotes and the vizio remote. NOW MY REVIEW: My first concern with this set is how glossy it would be. I have a very light living room with lots of windows and lamps. This thing is a mirror, you could shave in it. It's as glossy as any plasma set you see in stores. We adapted to this by moving it to a wall between two windows which keeps the reflections in check in our situation. I am very impressed with the set. I was surprised by the effect the 240hz scaling does to shows, but I don't necessarily dislike it. The set is bright enough in my pretty bright room. It is sharp and colorful as I could want. There is a bit of blurring on a thrown football or baseball, but very briefly and I think that is just a flaw with the 240, which I think I could turn off in the settings. But all other motion, and I watch a lot of sports, is very smooth and looks great. I do think the glossy screen really helps with the blacks and colors, this thing is vivid but in a good way IMHO. The kids have liked the 3D very much, it seems pretty similar to me to what we have seen in theaters. The theater Real3D glasses work very well with the set. We had 10 people watching 3D at a recent gathering. We have not used the apps much, we have a GoogleTV box that we use for that. The remote is fine. The speakers are passable but with a set this thin you just can't expect much quality from the sound. All in all I am very happy with this set. I intend to go through the hassle of getting mine replaced rather than just returning it to my local store and getting something else. If you have a darkened room or one with good light control I think you will be very satisfied with the set. It's a great mix of features and extra large size at this price point!
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