VIZIO 55" 1080p Full-Array LED Smart TV
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It should be noted that this is a LG IPS panel.
Do we have any idea who did the refurb? Not the factory, right?
And therefore no factory warranty?
I don’t mean this in a doubting way but I’m genuinely curious - how does one discover this sort of information?
Okay, given that I’m stupid and/or ignorant, can someone spell out for me why I should note this? I don’t know what this implies.
IPS = better viewing angles
I have this TV, purchased new from the Mothership during the black friday week event. I paid $650 new (which was a ridiculous steal), but still an amazing deal at this price. If I needed another I would jump on this in a second.
Bottom line – great set, natural colors and a real pleasure to watch. I did disable most of the “advanced” features (active LED matrix, and few others that contributed to “soap-opera effect”) to my liking and it’s the go-to set in the house. Amazon and Netflix load fast and the keyboard on the remote is super handy.
I have the 49" version of this TV.
It’s the Vizio M492i-B2. I’ve had it for about a month and I love it. I paid around $479 New from a big box store.
The location and number of HDMI ports is perfect.
The keyboard remote is great. I only wish the front side was backlit like the keyboard side
[*]Smart TV apps are simple, but for Netflix, Amazon Video, and Pandora, they work great
The colors took some fiddling with to get them right, but it looks great in a dark room or a sun-lit room.
If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask.
Take a look at the Woot HDTV Buying Guide.
It is not factory refurbished. It has a 90-day Woot Warranty.
You can find the warranty info at the bottom of the features.
Bought this same model new from Target about 18 months ago or so(no longer available at Target). Very happy with it. The web enabled functionality works well(I use Amazon Prime, mainly, and that feature works as well/better than the PS3 Amazon Prime functionality).
You can get this same model “New” at the Vizio web shop for $649.99. To me, the refurb price should be at least $100 cheaper than a new TV.
Pretty sure you’re looking at the e series, the m appears to be 749.00
Vizio uses IPS panels only in the large screen sizes in this range.
The IPS panels have one advantage and one disadvantage.
- They have a very wide viewing angle. Unlike most LCD panels, the colors and contrast don’t fade when viewed from the sides.
- IPS panels don’t display dark shades as well as standard panels, so the contrast isn’t as good, especially in a dark room.
So, which is more important to you? Best picture or lots of people spread out across the room?
www.rtings.com great has tests of lots of TVs, including this one.