I have a 50" Panasonic DLP that has treated me well for 7-8 years now. Well, I was watching TV and all of the sudden it turned off. There wasn't a lamp warning but I checked the lamp anyway. It was still good. I attempted to turn it on again and got a.green blinking light. Long story short, after some research I realized I was getting the flashing light of death––Panasonic style. Not cool.
So I went out and looked at as many TVs as I could within the few hours I had, while checking CNET reviews during the ride from store to store. At the last store, walmart, they had a Visio xvt series 55" Razor TRULED LCD HDTV. It was a good price and had all of the bells and whistles I wanted for 100s less (1299) than the Sony/Panasonic/LG/Samsung equivalent.
So I get it home, set it up and was pleasantly surprised. This thing is awesome. I bought a 42" Vizio as a secondary TV a few years ago and haven't had any problems with it. This TV is a highly evolved version. I linked it up to our wifi and immediately started having fun with the various widgets. I love the video and music streaming along with the news feeds and other channels. As far as the picture is concerned, well it has a 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio. The darker.are way better than the DLP, which is to be expected. It is also 240hz so the refresh rate as well as the motion capture looks good so far. I have yet to really go through a number of blue-rays yet, but the high def channels are looking really good––almost too good.
Anyway, I wanted to give a shout out for a great product. Now I'm gonna gonna stream my complimentary VUDU film. I will update if any interesting things come up.
BTW: I wanted to keep this short, sweet, and not too technical. CNET gave it their Editor's Choice award which was a bonus. I'm sure you could find more on the interwebs if you want any more info.
One question though: anyone have their soundbar with wireless sub? Reviews? I'd like to do surround, but want to do it right but don't have the cash right now.
Originally Posted By flyhack72:
well it has a 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
No it does not, that is just marketing bull shit.
For audio. Just wait and do it right. Sound bars are less that ideal.
Visio makes some good stuff. You did well other than not getting a plasma tv.