I'm retired seven years and have no connection to Walmart except as a customer.
I purchased the Vizio E601I-A3E on black Friday when it was priced at $688. I also purchased the S4251 wB4 surround for $199. So, for $900 I got a complete home theater. In short, I LOVE it.
The TV was a snap to set up. Three screws for the base, then plug it in, plug in the HDMI cable from the cable box. Turn it on and it does it's own setup. I have the TV in an 18x15 family room. It's in a corner and looks great. The TV is NOT too big for the room. The picture quality is crisp and sharp and the remote control is much more ergonomic than the 42" Vizio it replaced. I promise, if I have any regret it's that I didn't buy the 70" for the BF price of $998. If you are undecided about a 'too-big' TV, ask yourself this: have you ever gone to the cinema and complained because the screen was too big? No. Buy big or be disappointed.
For some reason I was under the impression the TV came with TWO remotes. A regular and a QWERTY keyboard for the SmartTV. It doesn't. The QWERTY is a separate purchase for ~$15 (Amazon). The onscreen keyboard does just fine, however and since I now have *FIVE* remotes on the table I doubt I'll purchase the additional QWERTY.
SmartTV does -NOT- mean it will search the web. There is no internet access. You only have access to apps like Netflix, Hulu, etc, via the Smart apps menu. You can add apps to the menu by searching the available apps from the TV menu (ex: YouTube). But you cannot email your friends or Google. The 'smart' in the TV seems to be primarily Yahoo based and you can get news, weather, sports, etc, from their site. Maneuvering to these sites with onscreen keyboard is a lot of key-presses so I find it easier to just flip to the weather channel, ESPN, FNN, CNN etc. Much of the SmartTV stuff is fluff, you'll never use it. Especially if you have a PC in your lap like I do now.
The carton dimensions were such that I picked the TV up in my Trailblazer as a Site to Store at my local Walmart. The pickup was completed in 5-minutes and I rolled out the front door with the box on a cart and was not challenged or asked for proof of purchase by anyone, which I found odd. In a Miami Walmart a week earlier I was asked for my receipt on a $2 bag of ice. Go figure.
I always Google everything and research before I make a major purchase and I find these reviews helpful so I'm adding mine. But I encourage anyone to read reviews from more than one site (Amazon is a good review source). If my experience goes sour I'll return. But for now I'm completely satisfied and I also recommend the sound bar for a complete theater experience.
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