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I have a 32" 1080p Vizio, which I was really happy with, until today...

For the past 2 months it developed this habit that when you were using HDMI and say you were in the PS3 and launched Netflix, it would lose signal for about 4 seconds and then come back. (It never did it before)

Today my wife went to launch Netflix, it went ballistic the screen went black then flickered white. The PS3 started beeping and then shutdown on its own. After leaving it for awhile, she tried again, this time the TV was buzzing when you switched into HDMI 2. no signal still. She left it for another couple hours, now the PS3 comes up, but it comes up as if you have plugged it into a new device (you know like Calibrating the video for 1080 or 720)

anyway the buzzing is still there. I think the Vizio only had a 1 year warranty and its about 4 months outside of that window.

Is there a place i can take it to get replaced by a Certified repair technician (GASP OH NOES!!!! your not going to repair something in 2011, you just throw it out and buy a new one) I hate this mentality, but Is it worth trying to Fix? or should I just go buy a new TV.

Preferably not a Vizio since I gave them a shot and they pulled the oldest trick in the book on me. (DIE RIGHT AFTER WARRANTY)

If getting a new one is the way to go Which one?

Specification Requirements:

$550 Maximum including Shipping
32" - 42"
1080P
Will last longer than 1 and a half years lol
Used mostly for watching Netflix, but I play 360 rarely.
Input requirements 1 coax, 1 SPDIF out, 2 HDMI, 1 RCA composite
Does not need to be 120Hz

I see this Toshiba E200U a lot, but It is cheap and always is cheap price wise, seems to always stay that way, so their must be a reason (It's prolly CHEAP)

Anyone have this TV? Can you vouch for it? How long have you had it?

I can never get long term reviews on TV products even when they have been out for ages IDK why, Conspiracy?

I thought I had researched well enough when I bought the Vizio (apparently not!)

I just don't want to get ripped off again. I need my money for modding my rig, not for flushing down the Toilet on a device that IMHO should not be nearly as expensive as it is, seeings as it has been around since Circa 1950.


Any help is Greatly Greatly appreciated
-Nitro
post #2 of 5
Vizio's televisions are great. Samsung has some superb quality. Sony has great quality but horrible customer service. I would say Vizio or Samsung. If you want a sharp, stay away from the aquos technology. The extra yellow they add to the RGB array only makes the screen brighter at most points. Makes me wonder why they threw in green instead of the 3 primary colors, red, blue, and yellow.
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The extra yellow they add to the RGB array only makes the screen brighter at most points. Makes me wonder why they threw in green instead of the 3 primary colors, red, blue, and yellow.
I am so confused with that comment.

RGB is the standard for Displays not RBY.
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Check the Amazon Warehouse Deals. Everything I've bought that says good is usually like new. I got my Panasonic GT25 from there and there's nothing at all wrong with it.
    
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Heres a owners thread about the E200U set from avsforums

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1298404

newegg has the 40" model for around $530.
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