Vizio 37” 1080p LCD HDTV

There are so many different things that classify as “refurbished” nowadays that a large portion of the time the TV is essentially brand new. It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer though. Something as trivial as a MFR deciding to update the power cord, so they have to remove all the old power cords from their current stock and put the new one in. Well, to them it no longer counts as “brand new” so they sell it as refurb.

Don’t be surprised if you get the TV and it looks like it’s never been touched. I’m not sure about Vizio but I’d assume it’ll be in good shape.

I have to wonder if some of the people complaining about the 60Hz refresh are doing so simply because 120 is a bigger number. Personally, I find the “smoothing” to look unnatural.

As a person with eyes, yes, the difference between 720p and 1080p is noticeable on my 37" LCD. There are so many factors involved in this discrimination, but mostly it comes down to pixel density (which has an absolute value along with a perceived value based on distance/field of view).

I was kind of hoping to get my TV this week, but your story is making it sound like its going to take half a month…

Forgot to mention earlier… missed out on getting this on woot about a week (?) ago, managed to snag it this time! woo(t)hoo!!!

Has anyone had their TV ship yet?

NO! Just checking to see what is the deal?!??!

Nope, post if you find out anything…

I didn’t think so because I hadn’t received tracking yet, but tried track by reference on FedEx and found that it actually shipped on Thursday. I would recommend you guys try that too.

What is the “reference” I should use?

Your order#

Mine shipped at 4p today.

Me too…

Looks like they’re all shipping today! Woot! Woot!

Mine shipped on the 10th from Anaheim, CA. On the FedEx truck for delivery today!

I received mine, it appears to work… but I did not get part of the stand, a power cable, or a remote control. I’m working on finding the codes from Vizio so I can program a universal remote I have and then finish the on-screen setup process.

Fortunately, the power cable is a standard computer cable that I have plenty of.

My TV was delivered yesterday. Works perfect, thought the picture would be a little brighter and more crisp, maybe I just have to play around with the settings more.

So far, it’s a great tv for the price.

Had the same feeling out of the box. If you fiddle with the vid settings (try starting with their “vivid” settings as a baseline), it looks a lot better.

Turning off the ambient light censor also might help, though that is more a matter of preference.

Did anyone have issues installing the neck for the stand? If so how did you solve it?

Anyone have a light buzzing sound (kind of like a CPU or HDD spinning) It goes away sometimes. I guess I better check the warranty info…crap!