Originally Posted by PostalTwinkie
When set alone Vizio TV's look fine. When placed next to something like a Pioneer, Sony, Mitsubishi, JVC, or Panasonic, you can tell they are the lower end.
I have spent more time than I care dealing with various manufacturers and combing over different products made by those difference manufacturers, inside and out. There are differences!
Let me put it another way, Vizio TV's aren't cheaper because Vizio is nice and doesn't want to make as much money off of you as the other guys. They are cheaper because they are built cheaper, inside and out. Plain and simple. Will they do fine for the average user? Of course, it's just that compared to top tier brands they just can't compete in quality. But they aren't trying to compete in quality, they are trying to compete is market share and they are targeting a very massive customer base; The value customer. The customer that wants something that fits their budget and will do the job right then and there.
Just hope you don't have to deal with their RMA process, I described how that went a few pages back in a previous post.
Okay, first of all, JVC, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic tv's are all terrible. I don't even see those sold in walmart, sears, macy's anywhere (except JVC)
and the only brand worst then JVC is Westinghouse and Akai.
Comparing Vizio to what you said about Sony...as well as Samsung and Phillips, the quality difference may have been true about 5 years ago...but today, Their tv's are right in line with Samsung Quality...maybe a little lower. Sony isn't even really in the TV biz anymore, as far as retailing in places like Sam's cllub, Costco and Sears.
Today, vizio's quality is top notch, up their with the big brands. And as far as Cheap parts....ehh, wrong.
I work in a repair shop, and we get tv's every day. We always get Samsungs, and JVC and Akai...but we never get Sony (LCD) or Vizio.
I used to tell people back in the day never to buy vizio because 4 years ago they were going to make me pay for shipping after a monitor went out after 3 weeks. I told them to kiss my you know what and brung it back to the store.
But now, they usually don't make you pay for shipping...or so they tell me. But their warranty says it's their discretion.
In conclusion...if you didn't get the 55'' or 46'' 3d tv's with the glossy screen from 5 months ago you missed out. I've never seen a tv so highly rated by customers. They really are a good company now.