Vizio L37 37" LCD TV

16:9, 1366x768, 600:1, HDTV - MPN: L37
Product Details
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 768p
Digital Tuner Yes
Display Type Active Matrix LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Max Resolution 1366 x 768 (WXGA)
Brightness 500 cd/m2
normalized-Diagonal Screen Size 37
Expert Reviews
Vizio L37HDTV
3 Star Review  PCWorld - Oct 24, 2006

Easy-to-use HDTV offers a pleasing design and satisfying image quality, without breaking the bank.

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Vizio L37
2.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Vizio L37 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.89 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #180 LCD flat panel TV of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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User Reviews
Vizio LCD 32 1080i
1 Star Review     

Strengths: cheap

Weakness: AVI RCA inputs stopped working.

I bought this TV at Costco for $600 about two years ago, and now the RCA AVI inputs don't work anymore. The composite HD RCA inputs still work though, and I haven't checked if the HDMI input still works. I definitely wouldn't get another one.

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I like it.
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Picture Quality, Multiple inputs.

Weakness: Haven't really found any.

I actually have the 32 inch Plasma. I've had it for about 6 months now and haven't had any problems. I've heard of long startup and shutdown times but I haven't seen this. Picture quality is awesome. X-Box 360 looks unbelievable. It has all the input connections available. And also a very simple remote which some don't like but I do. Even has a screen cleaner for image burns. The burn is a Plasma problem not a Vizio problem. And the sound is pretty good too. I'm very happy with this purchase and would definately recommend this unit. Let's just hope giving praise doesn't jinx my television.

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Good TV...So I thought
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Price, Picture Quality

Weakness: Reliability

Ive had the VX37L for around 5 months now. No complaints until today. I researched and bought this TV based on the fact they got good reviews and the quality of the picture in comparison to prices of sonys or samsungs. However, today the screen just went black. Still had audio, but no picture. This started happenin a week or two ago and removing the HDMI cable from the back of the TV and plugging it back in seemed to fix it. Now it doesnt. Called Vizio's Tech support, which isnt open on the weekends (go figure) and neither is Circuit City's Tech Dept. Bottom line, Ive recommended this TV to friends who've gotten one, now I wish I hadnt. My opinion, spend a couple extra hundred and get a TV from a established brand.

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Horrible
1 Star Review     

Weakness: Too many

In less than a year this TV started forming dark spots in the picture and the colors went bad. I will NEVER purchase another vizio product again in my life!

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Good TV for the cost
4 Star Review   By member cmmaschke - May 18, 2007   

Strengths: Picture quality, price, looks nice

Weakness: ATSC tuner

The Vizio produces very nice pictures from all sources that I have tried. The HD is great when it works, but when it moves quickly, the tuner seems to have a problem. When the camera isn't panning, it is a clear picture. I was planning on waiting two months until I move to get HD from my cable company and use the over the air tuner, but that doesn't seem to work all that well. I have my computer hooked up to it at it's native resolution and the image is crystal clear. I also have an XBOX 360 hooked up to it and I'm having it display in 720p and it looks amazing. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase.

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Low quality and poor customer support
1 Star Review   By member mjasoncc - May 14, 2007   

Strengths: Cheap price. Costco's return policy let's you get rid of the lemon quickly

Weakness: Mediocre picture quality, lots of "weird" problems, awful customer service with limited weekend hours.

We bought one at Costco. The price was amazing. For the price the picture quality was definitely good enough. However, it kept acting "buggy" as if it were a computer with a virus. First, the pciture kept zooming in and out. This would be fixed by unplugging the power cord every couple days. Next, it kept hanging up when trying to auto scan cable or aerial signals. Finally, it refused to change channels from the remote or from the side of the TV's buttons. When I returned it to Costco, the returns was easy and the lady was refreshingly honest (especially compared to the illogical and incompetent Vizio customer service reps I had to endure on 5 different calls). In short, she said the Vizios were an unusually high return item and that the reasons for returns were "weird" and "diverse." She meant that all sorts of things go wrong with these TVs. This company won't be around for long. Warraties wil be needed, but will be worthless.

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Vizio 37" LCD
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Best TV for the Price, color

Weakness: Romote and mounting holes

I just bought this TV and have read all of the reviews regarding some dying or having blue screens within 1 or 2 years. To counter this I purchased a 5 year warranty through Vizio for $149. If they can't fix it I get a new one. Regardless, at 800 + 149 the TV is still the cheapest 37" you can buy by about $500.

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Excellent 37"LCD at great price
4 Star Review   By member Russ_d99 - Feb 19, 2007   

Strengths: Picture quality, price, inputs, setup,

Weakness: Remote and mounting holes distance and couldn't find it in a black color around the speakers.

Purchased early Jan. 2007 First the Negatives: The remote is what I call a left handed remote. Channel up/down is on the left and the volume on the right. No biggie, it's just odd from all the other remotes I've had and I invariably hit the volume virtually every time I pick up the remote to change channels. Numbers at the top rather than at the bottom like all my other remotes including TIVO. My remote is backlighted unlike other reviews I've seen. Pip does not work for cable input only. The mounting holes are about 20 inches appart so most of your cheap mounting brackets won't work. I accidentally got a Peerless mount over the net with a google discount for $26 that was too small and rather than send it back I just cut it in half with a scroll saw and mounted both pieces on studs with a 3 inch gap. Works fine since the Vizio 37" is only around 40lbs. For the Positives. Ours is mounted in our study with cable analog input (without cable box) so it's not HD and the picture is great in standard def. We have other larger flat screens for the real HD media experience so this is mostly something to watch while working and playing on the computer. CNN in HD, Who cares... Works great as a computer monitor as well as output from our non HD-DVD player and VCR in that room. Crisp pictures from all the inputs I've used. Price was great at our local Costco but I didn't see it available at online Costco. Others have reported large power-on startup times but I don't see that with mine. Probably 5 seconds for picture on. Setup was a snap. First time you turn it on it walks you through everything even recognizing what the input source was. 4 or 5 screen formats that can be set from the remote. Overall a great TV that I would recommend.

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Vizio 37
4 Star Review   By member reinkeh - Feb 6, 2007   

Strengths: Good picure, easy setup, intuitive menu structure.

Weakness: Audio volume is too weak for a large room.

I wanted to go cheap since this unit was for a three season room. After purchasing this unit, I wish I would have gone cheap for my main family room HDTV. This HDTV works great. Easy hookup and setup. I experienced none of the problems that I read in the earlier reviews. I had this TV initially hooked up directly to Digital Cable and the picture was good. The cable company then installed the HD and WOW, great picture! I could not get the HDMI input to work, but I suspect the cable box.

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garbage
2 Star Review     

Strengths: lots of inputs

Weakness: very poor picture quality

I returned to walmart with no problem after i noticed that the picture quality was worse on it than on a 27" RCA CRT TV (using HDMI on the panel)

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Product Details
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 768p
Digital Tuner Yes
Display Type Active Matrix LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (Widescreen)
Max Resolution 1366 x 768 (WXGA)
Brightness 500 cd/m2
normalized-Diagonal Screen Size 37
Summary
Product Title Vizio L37 37" LCD TV
Manufacturer Vizio
Power Score 3.2 | 21 Reviews
Display Panel
Viewable Size: 37 in
Contrast Ratio: 600:1
Diagonal Screen Size: 37 in
Response Time: 8 ms
Broadcast Standards
Broadcast Format Supported: 1080i (HDTV), 480i (SDTV), 480p (EDTV), 720p (HDTV)
Interface
Interface Connection: Ethernet - RJ45 Twisted-Pair (XBaseT)
Physical Specifications
Height: 29.3 in
Weight: 61.3 lbs
Width: 37.6 in
Depth: 12.3 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited Warranty
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Mounting: Desktop, Wallmount
Vertical Viewing Angle: 176 degrees
Output: Audio - Digital Optical, Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
General Features: 3/2 Pulldown, Closed Caption, Headphone Jack, Multi-Language Menu, Progressive Scan, SAP
Audio Format Supported: MTS Stereo
Included Components: Speakers, Stand, User Manual
Remote Control: Universal Remote
SKU: DL37US
Description: L37 37" 1366x768 / 600:1 Contrast Ratio / HDMI / Built in HD Tuner / LCD TV w/Speakers
Input: A/V (Composite), Analog Coaxial(RF), Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini), Component Video, HDMI, S-Video, VGA
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 176 degrees
Comb Filter: 3D Digital
Picture in Picture: Advanced PIP Functions
Expert Reviews
Vizio L37HDTV
3 Star Review  PCWorld - Oct 24, 2006

Easy-to-use HDTV offers a pleasing design and satisfying image quality, without breaking the bank.

Read the full review »

Vizio L37
2.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Vizio L37 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.89 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #180 LCD flat panel TV of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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User Reviews
Vizio LCD 32 1080i
1 Star Review     

Strengths: cheap

Weakness: AVI RCA inputs stopped working.

I bought this TV at Costco for $600 about two years ago, and now the RCA AVI inputs don't work anymore. The composite HD RCA inputs still work though, and I haven't checked if the HDMI input still works. I definitely wouldn't get another one.

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I like it.
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Picture Quality, Multiple inputs.

Weakness: Haven't really found any.

I actually have the 32 inch Plasma. I've had it for about 6 months now and haven't had any problems. I've heard of long startup and shutdown times but I haven't seen this. Picture quality is awesome. X-Box 360 looks unbelievable. It has all the input connections available. And also a very simple remote which some don't like but I do. Even has a screen cleaner for image burns. The burn is a Plasma problem not a Vizio problem. And the sound is pretty good too. I'm very happy with this purchase and would definately recommend this unit. Let's just hope giving praise doesn't jinx my television.

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Good TV...So I thought
1 Star Review     

Strengths: Price, Picture Quality

Weakness: Reliability

Ive had the VX37L for around 5 months now. No complaints until today. I researched and bought this TV based on the fact they got good reviews and the quality of the picture in comparison to prices of sonys or samsungs. However, today the screen just went black. Still had audio, but no picture. This started happenin a week or two ago and removing the HDMI cable from the back of the TV and plugging it back in seemed to fix it. Now it doesnt. Called Vizio's Tech support, which isnt open on the weekends (go figure) and neither is Circuit City's Tech Dept. Bottom line, Ive recommended this TV to friends who've gotten one, now I wish I hadnt. My opinion, spend a couple extra hundred and get a TV from a established brand.

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Horrible
1 Star Review     

Weakness: Too many

In less than a year this TV started forming dark spots in the picture and the colors went bad. I will NEVER purchase another vizio product again in my life!

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Good TV for the cost
4 Star Review   By member cmmaschke - May 18, 2007   

Strengths: Picture quality, price, looks nice

Weakness: ATSC tuner

The Vizio produces very nice pictures from all sources that I have tried. The HD is great when it works, but when it moves quickly, the tuner seems to have a problem. When the camera isn't panning, it is a clear picture. I was planning on waiting two months until I move to get HD from my cable company and use the over the air tuner, but that doesn't seem to work all that well. I have my computer hooked up to it at it's native resolution and the image is crystal clear. I also have an XBOX 360 hooked up to it and I'm having it display in 720p and it looks amazing. Overall I'm very happy with the purchase.

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Low quality and poor customer support
1 Star Review   By member mjasoncc - May 14, 2007   

Strengths: Cheap price. Costco's return policy let's you get rid of the lemon quickly

Weakness: Mediocre picture quality, lots of "weird" problems, awful customer service with limited weekend hours.

We bought one at Costco. The price was amazing. For the price the picture quality was definitely good enough. However, it kept acting "buggy" as if it were a computer with a virus. First, the pciture kept zooming in and out. This would be fixed by unplugging the power cord every couple days. Next, it kept hanging up when trying to auto scan cable or aerial signals. Finally, it refused to change channels from the remote or from the side of the TV's buttons. When I returned it to Costco, the returns was easy and the lady was refreshingly honest (especially compared to the illogical and incompetent Vizio customer service reps I had to endure on 5 different calls). In short, she said the Vizios were an unusually high return item and that the reasons for returns were "weird" and "diverse." She meant that all sorts of things go wrong with these TVs. This company won't be around for long. Warraties wil be needed, but will be worthless.

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Vizio 37" LCD
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Best TV for the Price, color

Weakness: Romote and mounting holes

I just bought this TV and have read all of the reviews regarding some dying or having blue screens within 1 or 2 years. To counter this I purchased a 5 year warranty through Vizio for $149. If they can't fix it I get a new one. Regardless, at 800 + 149 the TV is still the cheapest 37" you can buy by about $500.

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Excellent 37"LCD at great price
4 Star Review   By member Russ_d99 - Feb 19, 2007   

Strengths: Picture quality, price, inputs, setup,

Weakness: Remote and mounting holes distance and couldn't find it in a black color around the speakers.

Purchased early Jan. 2007 First the Negatives: The remote is what I call a left handed remote. Channel up/down is on the left and the volume on the right. No biggie, it's just odd from all the other remotes I've had and I invariably hit the volume virtually every time I pick up the remote to change channels. Numbers at the top rather than at the bottom like all my other remotes including TIVO. My remote is backlighted unlike other reviews I've seen. Pip does not work for cable input only. The mounting holes are about 20 inches appart so most of your cheap mounting brackets won't work. I accidentally got a Peerless mount over the net with a google discount for $26 that was too small and rather than send it back I just cut it in half with a scroll saw and mounted both pieces on studs with a 3 inch gap. Works fine since the Vizio 37" is only around 40lbs. For the Positives. Ours is mounted in our study with cable analog input (without cable box) so it's not HD and the picture is great in standard def. We have other larger flat screens for the real HD media experience so this is mostly something to watch while working and playing on the computer. CNN in HD, Who cares... Works great as a computer monitor as well as output from our non HD-DVD player and VCR in that room. Crisp pictures from all the inputs I've used. Price was great at our local Costco but I didn't see it available at online Costco. Others have reported large power-on startup times but I don't see that with mine. Probably 5 seconds for picture on. Setup was a snap. First time you turn it on it walks you through everything even recognizing what the input source was. 4 or 5 screen formats that can be set from the remote. Overall a great TV that I would recommend.

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Vizio 37
4 Star Review   By member reinkeh - Feb 6, 2007   

Strengths: Good picure, easy setup, intuitive menu structure.

Weakness: Audio volume is too weak for a large room.

I wanted to go cheap since this unit was for a three season room. After purchasing this unit, I wish I would have gone cheap for my main family room HDTV. This HDTV works great. Easy hookup and setup. I experienced none of the problems that I read in the earlier reviews. I had this TV initially hooked up directly to Digital Cable and the picture was good. The cable company then installed the HD and WOW, great picture! I could not get the HDMI input to work, but I suspect the cable box.

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garbage
2 Star Review     

Strengths: lots of inputs

Weakness: very poor picture quality

I returned to walmart with no problem after i noticed that the picture quality was worse on it than on a 27" RCA CRT TV (using HDMI on the panel)

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Vizio LCD HDTV
5 Star Review   By member ashfaq_t - Nov 14, 2006   

Strengths: multiple connectors. Amazing picture.

Weakness: Only 1 HDMI port

Bought this TV about 45 days ago and am very happy with the product. The picture is amazing and even regular TV looks great. Highly recommended.Even the price is right.

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Best budget TV on the market, bottom line.
4 Star Review   By member eddiedz - Oct 16, 2006   

Strengths: Excellent color accuracy, Deep uniform black levels, sharp clean crisp HD(720p) picture via component and HDMI, and of course PRICE!.

Weakness: Sound quality, limit/lacking features

Selling for $999.99 to-date the Vizio L37HDTV10a is the best budget TV on the market, it has surprizingly well picture quality for a low-end Tv. Its strongest features without a doubt are its deep black levels which remain surprizingly uniform and consistant throughout the screen. Its color accuracy is excellent surpassing some of the high end models, in other words excellent color decoding with strong greens and ZERO red push, skin colors never looked so good. its worst features without a doubt has to be its audio, it has 2x 10watt speakers that are suitable and work "OK" but its almost a must to upgrade to a surround sound. Its other weakness is its lack of features, this TV only has PIP/POP.. THATS IT! along with the standard aspect-ratio-modes, Stretch(fill,16:9), normal(4:3,blackside bars), zoom(1/2,2x) and panoramic(smart stretch) which panoramic is only available for S-video and composite inputs and backlight adjustments, HD via HDMI, component and DTV however CAN utilize all other ratio modes unlike for example the sharp aquos which limits HD signals to stretch only. The tv offer no other features!, no color temperture(only for VGA input) only 3 picture pre-set modes(vivid 1-3 plus "User/custom"), no noise reduction(DNR), no option for 3:2 pulldown etc..etc.. ALTHOUGH according to the website all these features a automatcially built into the TV...it does offer "surround sound" for its audio and it has about 4 pre-set audio enhancers like "Hall" and "Concert" but these didnt sound to good, its bass and treble can also be adjusted but hardly worth it, upping the bass does nothing but make it vibrate. Its viewing angles i must say are just slightly below average compare to some of todays top end models. However a neat "feature", if thats whats its called, is that the screen is "Hard Coated" so when touching the LCD screen on the Vizio L37 it does not alter its color like LCD monitors or the sharp aqous, one needs to push HARD on the screen in order to see the "watercolor" effect, this i a bonus especially if you have little kids that always like to touch the tv screens. In terms of style I found it very pleasing to look at, it has black and silver along the boarder with black surrounding the screen so it should fit into any living room compare to some TV's which are all silver or all black. The stand is also already attached for you so the TV literally is READY RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX with zero assembly. The remote does not have backlights however vizio does offer a remote with backlight keys on their website, i found the remote to be your typical remote, it allows you to do anything and everything you need from changing channels, volume, aspect-modes, inputs etc.. it feels light and the angle is not that wide(one needs to be almost directly in front of the TV) So compareing its strongest features, with its minor flaws at a price thats almost impossible to beat, the Vizio is certainly a winner in my book! this could be the the PICTURE TV!! if it only didnt have those minor flaws and maybe a few more features, a extra HDMI input would have been nice also but then again people that are buying this budget Tv wont probably need a second HDMI input anyway.

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Outstanding picture HD and otherwise; very satisfied; fantastic price!
4 Star Review     

Strengths: Top notch HD and regular picture, great sound, easy to hook up {approx 30 min.}, and user friendly remote control. Good 1-888# customer service, once you get through.

Weakness: PIP hook up isn't user-friendly. Per 1-888 service, TV needs 2 inputs. Buy splitter and connect one input to TV, the other to cable box. This info should be in Vizio's instruction manual.

Well worth the $1000, especially compared to other models. Very sleek/attractive looking; takes up little room {thin}; has top notch surround and other sounds; and a HD picture that is clearer than the many expensive popular name brands. My friends/relatives, who have expensive models, are very impressed. Seems too good to be true. Hope it last at least three years. ;>)

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L37
5 Star Review   By member caroltheshopper - Sep 20, 2006   

Strengths: clarity

we like this tv. its viewing surface is very good, and the reception comes in crystal clear. It has everything we need to give us a perfect entertainment center. We think the price of this tv was within reason for its quality.

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AMAZING VALUE!
5 Star Review   By member njprice - Sep 12, 2006   

Strengths: BEAUTIFUL, PRICE IS RIGHT, CLEAR PICTURE, AND GREAT INSTRUCTIONS!

Weakness: IT TAKES A WHILE(ABOUT 30-45 SECOND DELAY) TO TURN ON AND OFF THE TELEVISION.

The sleek design and great price attracted me to this TV. After plenty of research I believe that I found the perfect TV for my family. My only complaint so far is that after I hit the power button, whether on the remote or the actual television, it takes about 30-45 seconds for the screen to turn on. The picture is great and I am really happy with the product.

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Good HD picture, not so great analog/digital cable
3 Star Review   By member rviradia - Jun 20, 2006   

Strengths: Good HD picture

Weakness: not so great analog/digital cable

I got this from Costco for $1500 in March, the HD picture was great but digital cable/analog was a bit grainy, so I returned it and waited for prices to drop and just got a Westinghouse LVM-42w2 1080p LCD for $1500 from bestbuy (one day special) which is nice.

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Forget this TV if you want digital 5.1 output
1 Star Review   By member serguzest - Jun 19, 2006   

Strengths: Price.

Weakness: 2 of them died in a few days. Blue screens when switching inputs. Random power-offs. No 5.1 output.

Bought three of this TV and returned all three (fortunately to a local store). This happened in March, Vizio may have fixed some of the problems with firmware updates. Most people in avs forums have the same problems as I had: 1-Random power offs. My first two units had this. And after some time, both of them never turned on. 2-Blue screens when switching inputs (just like Windows). Sometimes I struggled for 10-15 minutes to get rid of this. 3-Digital audio output is stereo, not 5.1. Interestingly 32" and 42" vizio models have 5.1 output. But this one does not. Overall, I would not reccommend this TV despite the low price.

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Very good buy for the price
4 Star Review   By member omesa1 - May 25, 2006   

Strengths: Very good buy for the price, good out of the box experience, easy to set up, very good HD picture quality,

Weakness: Crowded manual, unlighted remote control. Standard tv picture quality seems to vary depending on show/channel.

Out of box experience was excellent! Took the box into our bedroom, took the LCD tv out, hooked it to our DVR cable box and that was it, watching tv in a few minutes. I did not have to adjust anything. Although in the side by side comparison in the store this Vizio didn't seem to have the best picture, at home, with nothing to compare side by side, HD programs look amazing. I basically can't tell what I'm missing because it just looks great. So far I'm very satisfied with my purchase. One thing to note is that the power cord is a three-pronged cord so I could not hook power to the cable box directly (cable box only takes two-pronged power cords). Not a big deal and this is probably the same for all large LCD tv's. Remote control is easy to use although not lighted. You need some dim light to be able to see what button you want to press in the dark. When you first power up this LCD from being off all night, in the first few seconds you can barely hear a couple of popping sounds. Same thing when you power off. I believe this is from the change in temp going from cold to hot or viceversa. Barely noticeable. Control/setup menu is relatively simple if you've played with any other tv picture and sound setup before. User's manual is a little too crowded with words but the descriptions are straightforward. Overall I'm extremely well satisfied with my purchase. For the price paid this is a great product.

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great tv and great computer monitor
4 Star Review   By member anxietykl - May 18, 2006   

Strengths: nice design, good video quality

Weakness: video settings are not easy to adjust, picture not that great with standard tv signal (needs adjustment), remote and user interface lacking

Overall I like the tv/monitor, I do not get HD signal so I can comment on that but it if it is anything like the quality I get when I hook my computer to the lcd it should be great. Standard tv looks good, a little better than regular tv but no where near the quality of hd (but that goes without saying), so reg signal is watchable in my opinion (have to adjust colors and video settings, else the colors are pretty bad and really blurry). Games and media center setup to watch movies is superb in my opinion colors are very nice, I can't get enough of watching things on the computer it makes it so much better. overall great monitor/tv, I use it for tv and computer, i can put up with no hd signal because I can't afford it but the quality of games and computer watching does it for me.

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