VIZIO 1080p LED Smart TV of Your Choice!

**Item: **VIZIO 1080p LED Smart TV of Your Choice!
Price: $1,299.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
Condition: Refurbished

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Here’s a c|net review of the 70" model.

Save your money, aside from being refurbs the reason Vizio is so cheap is because they are frankenstein TVs, pieced together from boards and screens that didn’t pass LG’s quality standards.

I bought a 32 inch about 3 or 4 months ago and I love it. 13 pounds, thin, awesome picture and gets Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube and more! I love everything about it except the sound, which is not very good.

I would buy another if I needed one! Good bang for the buck!

TONS of solid reviews (4.1 out of 5.0) on the 70" model over at amazon

Very good reviews (4.6 out of 5.0) on the 70" model over at bestbuy.com

Some additional info on the 42" model can be found over at the product page

Great reviews (4.6 out of 5.0) on the 42" model can be found over at walmart.com

If only I had an infinite Woot! fund.

I think something is wrong with those
Pixel/Dot Pitch numbers?

Consumer Reports: “Westinghouse is the most repair-prone brand of flat panel LCD TVs. That’s what we found when we asked about more than 161,000 flat panel LCD and plasma TVs purchased by our readers between 2009 and 2013. The graph shows the percentage of models for each brand that were repaired or had a serious problem. Differences of less than 3 points aren’t meaningful, and we’ve adjusted the data to eliminate differences linked solely to the age of the TV. Models within a brand can vary, and design or manufacture changes might affect future reliability. Still, choosing a brand with a good repair history can improve your odds of getting a reliable model.”

Vizio as a brand (at 4%) is tied with or within one point of every other major brand sold in the US, in this survey. Say what you want about Consumer Reports, but it’s a fact that this is the only actual data about the reliability of TVs available to consumers.

Personally, i own or have installed four Vizios, the oldest three years ago. All continue to perform flawlessly.

Can you supply an example? I just doubled checked two of the particular model numbers and the data matches up.

Why is Vizio getting a bad rap?? I am so tempted to get the 70incher…ALTHOUGH I am more tempted to get it from Amazon who is selling it BRAND NEW for a couple hundreds more if you guys are worried about the “refurb” tag but I just wanted to say that I am one of the original Vizio owners out there. I have been using my 47in LCD not so thin like TVs are now…and its the best TV I have ever owned and looks fantastic and still performs just as it did on day 1 (this is at least 6 years ago…at least). I love this brand of TV.

Yeah when I first heard of it when I was shopping for my first LCD TV I was nervous but I did my research on professional reviews and they all had great things to say about it and as you see reviews by people support this! :slight_smile:

You guys should totally do it!

I was just drooling over the 80" model at Costco…for $3500.
When my current Sony 70" finally dies, and is Not worth repairing…I hope to find a nice newer, and bigger Home Theater here, because I NEED IT!

^^X^^

70" :: 0.802 x 0.802mm
65" :: 0.744 x 0.744mm
55" :: 0.21 x 0.21mm
47" :: 0.541 x 0.541mm
42" :: 0.483 x 0.483mm
39" :: 0.444 x 0.444mm
24" :: 0.271 x 0.271mm

Look at the 55" numbers… That is a smaller pixel pitch than my 21.5" 1080p monitors and pretty much the same as my 27" 2560x1440p monitors… So a display literally half the size with ~2x the pixels has the same pixel density???

^Quality Post

Also, I agree. All of my Vizios have been awesome!

The way I understand it,the 55" has a smaller space between pixels. All these Visio models have the same resolution, 1920 x 1080 pixels. The 55" just packs them closer. But, you don’t get something for nothing, the pixels have to be larger.

Dot pitch, or “pixel pitch,” is a measurement that defines the sharpness of a monitor’s display. It measures the distance between the dots that display the image on the screen. This distance is very small and is typically measured in fractions of millimeters. The smaller the dot pitch, the sharper the picture. Dot pitch applies to both CRT monitors and flat-screen displays. While some large-screen CRTs have dot-pitches as high as 0.51 mm, most computer displays have a dot pitch between 0.25 and 0.28 mm. Similarly, most LCD displays have a dot pitch between 0.20 and 0.28 mm. Some high-end displays used for scientific or medical imagery have dot pitches as low as 0.15 mm. These displays usually cost several times as much as consumer displays of the same size. While the terms “dot pitch” and “resolution” are related, they have different meanings. A display’s resolution refers to how many pixels can be displayed on the screen. For example, a 20" monitor may have a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. When a display is set to its native resolution (typically the maximum resolution), it may display exactly one pixel per dot. However, if the resolution is reduced, the pixels will be larger than the dots used to display the image on the screen. In this case, each pixel is mapped onto multiple dots.

You misunderstand.

nleksan is correct. There is no way a consumer-grade 55" TV panel has a .21mm dot pitch. In fact, a cursory search reveals that 55" Vizios have a 0.541mm dot pitch.

Never buy a refurb TV when you have to pay shipping for RMA. Ultimately, there is no savings. If you get burned twice you’ll pay more than full retail. Shipping and insurance on a tv will kill the deal. If the vendor, not VIZIO, does a quality refurb, they would stand by the product and will provide shipping. They’re expecting a certain percentage returned. its a disappointment that WOOT offers crap deals designed to screw a select percentage of their customers

100% wrong. People like this are the reason people have a cloudy perception towards Vizio. I have the 70" and would put it up against 90% of TVs as far as quality goes.