Vizio Introduces 80-Inch Smart TV for $4,000

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  1. schan1269

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    Sell that one...unless you really just want the excuse to replace the Denon.
     
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    I have the current Denon up on craigslist and Amazon so if it sells then I can use that money towards a new one.

    Wouldnt mind an up to date Denon.

    Changes to the line I have seen are added fronts High and wide and removal of some surround outs.
    Also 4K upscaling, which I probably wont need and 3D pass through.

    Oddly it seems that some of the ci Line that was introduced early this year has already been discontinued with less features.
    I can get a avr3313ci for $800 and it has all the features of the newer avr3000 version.
     
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    fun stuff! (always fun to upgrade).
    Hope it isnt hurting the pocket book too much.
     
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    Does Vizio have a bad reputation?
     
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    The worst reputation of all 2nd tier brands. There are 3rd tier that make better stuff.Although, I would hope Vizio finds a way to throw some semblance of quality into a $4000 product.I'm frankly surprised Vizio(as a brand) is still around. This has to be twice as long as every other brand the guy has brought to market.Anybody remember MAG?That was the first craptastic.Edit:It was MAG, not AOC.
     
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    I find your opinion on Vizio interesting Sam. As such a staunch Onkyo supporter you'll be the first to mention their industry-leading market share and how their AVRs fly off shelves. But when it comes to Vizio, and their same industry-leading market share, it's more about "craptastic" and youre surprised theyre still around. Why the disparity? I only ask because Vizio reviews reflect more their market share and not so much your opinion of craptastic.
     
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    Gregg shares the same opinion I do. He probably has more insight into the ODM that makes Vizio's stuff.
     
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    The Vizio M line is getting good reviews and word of mouth.
     
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    At least they haven't had a lawsuit thrown at them like what happened to Samsung. But if there's anything about Vizio that potential buyers of their product may not know, I would like to know as much as possible. I've read good reviews of their products, but I'm open to a second opinion.
     
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    When ever a manufacturer targets the bottom tier of consumers, you will have products that will fail often and early.
     
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    And what is the "bottom tier" of consumers? Is there a better alternative to Vizio's 80 TV"?
     
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    Sharp AquosA projectorIf you want to spend "big bucks"Panny professional 85"
     
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    Heres their "bottom tier" status, according to The Katz anyway...

    http://reviews.cnet.com/best-led-tvs/

    Heres evidence of their reliability, according to Consumer Reports and JD Power anyway...

    http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2009/05/vizio-the-new-top-selling-lcd-tv-brand-and-a-fairly-reliable-one-too/index.htm

    http://store.vizio.com/en-ca/news/vizio-receives-highest-in-customer-satifcation-with-hdtcs-ranking-from-jd-power-and-associates
     
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    Got the tv yesterday. Spent a good portion of last night setting it up and adjusting the video settings. There is a ton of possible settings on this tv. Still a lot of work to do to get it right.Plugged the Directv reviewer and bluray in direct so I could check out some 3D and it looked terrific. Only sampled Oz and a a couple of 3D channels on sat tv. Now need to get a receiver so I can pass through the signal. Looking at the Denon 3313.Appears that Denon released this item this year and it's already discontinued for a newer model and line.
     
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    hey Tony
    What speakers will you be mating your receiver with ?
     
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    I have been using a set of Klipsch rf-3 for about 14 years now. Still going strong.
     
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    He's making sure your speakers are 6ohm>The xx13 are notorious for puking on
     
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    Costco has a $600 coupon in thier flyer for October
     

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