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Vizio E601i-A3 60" LED

by iggy51 / March 10, 2013 11:27 PM PDT

I bought the Vizio 60" LED in December and a month later had to return it due to no picture. Replacement is now 3 months old and the television will lose its picture and will turn it self off at lease once a day. I've seen nothing but rave reviews and I didn't know if anyone has bad similar experience or if I should plan on replacing this one before the warranty is expired.

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Stop shopping by price
by Pepe7 / March 11, 2013 12:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Vizio E601i-A3 60" LED

I've yet to see any Vizio considered for their high accolade for build quality in the AV enthusiasts community. If you step away from places such as Consumer Reports and more price-driven reviews, you would pick other brands. Samsung 8000 series is one example of a better quality LED in the 60" size. Unfortunately we have all had to learn this way dealing with one type of faulty product or another (not just HDTVs) ;(.

You would get even more bang for your buck by looking at plasma right now, IMO. Some excellent quality Panasonic models for a little less $ than you would pay for the same sized LED. Just make sure you have good room darkening capabilities, although in the average room/viewing space you would do fine vs older plasma models.

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Vizio E601i-A3 picture cut out
by Indskyz79 / November 26, 2013 3:41 AM PST
In reply to: Vizio E601i-A3 60" LED

I have been having this same issue. Although I did by my TV refurbished from Walmart ($688.00). The refurbished TV was sent from Vizio Direct. I will be watching a movie, doesn't matter if it is on Netflix, or BD from my PS3, or just plain TV, the screen will just go black. I can still hear the audio, but have to push the up button on the multi-directional pad for the screen to re-appear.

I've also had some issues with not being able to cut the power off to the TV and forced to remove the Power Cable. This seems to happen the most when I'm using the TV's Smart Apps.

Has anyone else had this problem? I do have the 3 year warranty from Wal-Mart. I plan on returning the TV after purchasing the exact same one his coming Black Friday. ( So I wil have a new vs refurbished for the same price!)

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