01-13-2009 10:41 AM #16
I dont think we get vizio TV's in the UK
That is a fairly nice TV and the price looks good,hopefully somebody will do one on par for around £1500-£2000 for the UK market by years end.Sony BDP-S370Blu-Ray's Owned: 127Last blu-Ray Brought: Back to the Future Trilogy, The Departed, Sorcerers Apprentice, Kick Ass.
01-13-2009 01:40 PM #17Member
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As crazy as it seems, Vizio is actually making quality products. Ive been looking around for an upgrade recently and was sold on picking up a name brand. I looked at the 1080p Panasonic Plasma, the Samsung 1080p LCD (LNA46500) as well as a few others. As i went through the reviews, the Vizio XVT series got pretty damn good reviews. According to Cnet the picture quality was ranked as all "good", out gaining the Panasonic who had some color issues. I'll admit the Samsung came out on top because it had the better black levels. When you factor in the extra inch, the all round good colors, and an extra 2 HDMI ports plus 120 refresh rate the Vizio won out. It also helps that I have a costco membership, so the warranty is safe but its interesting to see where Vizio is moving towards. I'll be very interested to see how these new TV's turn out.
01-17-2009 08:48 AM #19Member
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Vizio might be one of the smartest players in the game. I read a report that almost 15-20% of a TV's price is related to marketing and R & D. I am certain that Vizio spends very little on R & D leaving that to Sony, Panasonic etc and the definitely do not spend that much in the way of marketing as well. All they do is take proven technology and repackage it. Why spend millions explaining how BR player works whey all they have to do is say "Hey see what that Sony blu ray player does on the Superbowl commercial?" Ours does the exact thing but you can get it for $150.00 (no commercial needed.) "See our 55 inch LED? It has the same internal high quality parts as a sony and at thousands of dollars less." I am not saying that the TV is as good as sony or there BR player. However, I think the price point is excellent for the quality you get and the quality is probably pretty good. I thing people of this forum under estimate just how much of the LCD/PLASMA price you pay for big screen tv's is tied into R and D and marketing. How can Sony bring down the prices to Vizio level when Sony's overhead is so much more than Vizio's in almost every way? (Infastructure, marketing, R&D, customer service, carrying divisions that are not making any money etc.)
Just take a look at the profits made in the last quarter by Sony
01-18-2009 07:50 PM #20
I'm sure they are not made in the US but isn't Visio an American based company?A20,A35, Onkyo805, Sony S350, LG BH200 Sammy UP5000, PS3, Sony S350, LG 37LB5D, Panasonic TH-42PZ80U, Philips 30PW9818, Pioneer 82-TXS
01-19-2009 02:36 AM #21
All I know was I was watching "Ellen" during christmas and she was giving a vizio away as part of her "days of christmas" the kid pushing it out pushed the cart to fast and the thing toppled 5' straight onto the hardwood, it's not in the clip but they picked it up and it wasn't cracked and worked fine. That say's something to thier build.
01-19-2009 02:37 AM #22
Yes Vizio is an American company. The guy who started it (dont know if he is still running it I assume he is) was the guy that started and ran Princeton Graphics (monitor company). He took what he learned about supply and demand and ultimately what caused Princeton to falter and applied it to Vizio.
Or so the story goes lol.
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01-19-2009 11:37 AM #24
Will probably end up getting one. Unless a comparable Samsung comes within $400 of it.JVC RS2 / Pioneer Kuro 5010
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01-19-2009 12:16 PM #25
even if i dont buy this tv, I hope it will force other top players like samsung to lower their prices a tad.GamerTag: Brandoshido
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01-19-2009 12:44 PM #26
We have one SD television left at home which we will be replacing next month. I am looking at the Vizio's. This is a TV for our kids, so it will also help with space mounting it to the wall compared to the 32" Toshiba that the kids watch TV on.Beyond Media Online - Get your alternative Blu-ray and DVD Reviews
01-20-2009 10:03 AM #27
Man I hope this gets good reviews. The XBR8 is just too damn expensive for me.
01-20-2009 12:23 PM #28
There's really little need to bemoan the XBR8 nor is there any need (other than personal/financial) to wait for this Vizio display when the following is presently underway: Pioneer PDP-5020FD 50-Inch 1080p KURO Plasma HDTV for $ 2,199.98
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01-20-2009 08:23 PM #30
oh well, can't fault you for your preference. I assume you saw them in a bright display room? Did you tinker with the settings at all?
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