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Discrete codes Vizio TV?
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Post 1 made on Wednesday January 31, 2007 at 21:59
gregag
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I've been seeing a lot of these lately and have no codes for macros. I've discovered that some of the Zenith codes work on it but no power codes which is the most important. Oh maybe Scientific Atlantic cable boxes too if you have them. Thanks
Post 2 made on Thursday February 1, 2007 at 21:51
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Good luck. Not even Harmony remotes like them.

If you haven't been to Costco lately you should make a trip. The local store has a sign on the Vizio tvs stating that they are for use with HD content and that if you do not have HD content then they will act and perform like a standard TV. They were getting a huge amount of returns because of the poor performance in the non HD environment. Funny thing is they don't have signs like that on the Sharp, Panasonic of Sony TVs they sell.
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Post 3 made on Friday February 2, 2007 at 08:43
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I saw a Visio at a bar the other night. A basketball game was playing on a SD channel, it looked awful. I found myself watching American Idol on one of the CRT's because I just couldn't take looking at the Visio, and I don't even like American Idol.
Post 4 made on Friday February 2, 2007 at 09:07
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On February 2, 2007 at 08:43, Spyeguy said...
I saw a Visio at a bar the other night. A basketball
game was playing on a SD channel, it looked awful. I
found myself watching American Idol on one of the CRT's
because I just couldn't take looking at the Visio, and
I don't even like American Idol.

Yup, that's the big issue with that brand. They look like c#$p without HD.
CEDIA Certified Installer and Designer. Denon CI, URC, Crestron
Post 5 made on Thursday July 12, 2007 at 14:55
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Why would you by a HD TV without getting HD service. You can rent a digital cable box or a HD cable box for $10 a month. Without digial cable all tv's look bad on straight cable.

I love my VIZIO 42" LCD 1080p I got from Costco last week for $1000 after I degaussed the screen by pulling the plug from the wall and letting it set for 15 minutes. I get crystal clear reception on all HD channels with great color. All the SD channels are better than with the old JVC 32" TV with digital cable that I paid $650 5 years ago.
Tom
Post 6 made on Thursday July 12, 2007 at 15:52
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How did you degauss an LCD screen?
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Post 7 made on Thursday July 12, 2007 at 15:55
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On July 12, 2007 at 15:52, AACTrent said...
How did you degauss an LCD screen?

By pulling the plug.....


:o)
Post 8 made on Thursday July 12, 2007 at 16:00
OTAHD
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It would not be a degauss though.
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 9 made on Thursday July 12, 2007 at 16:41
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On July 12, 2007 at 14:55, fishnrib said...
Why would you by a HD TV without getting HD service. You
can rent a digital cable box or a HD cable box for $10
a month. Without digial cable all tv's look bad on straight
cable.

I love my VIZIO 42" LCD 1080p I got from Costco last week
for $1000 after I degaussed the screen by pulling the
plug from the wall and letting it set for 15 minutes.
I get crystal clear reception on all HD channels with
great color. All the SD channels are better than with
the old JVC 32" TV with digital cable that I paid $650
5 years ago.

I don't think many buy HDTV's without HD service, but a lot of people still watch SD.

Crystal Clear = Vizio I don't think so. Maybe our definitions are different.

Go back to AVS!

Last edited by SAAudio on July 12, 2007 16:48.
Post 10 made on Thursday July 12, 2007 at 16:48
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Post 11 made on Thursday July 12, 2007 at 17:51
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On July 12, 2007 at 15:52, AACTrent said...
How did you degauss an LCD screen?

By replacing the plasma gas with the Oxygen free Plasma that comes with the HDTV hookup kit at Costco.
I'm Not an engineer, but I play one on TV.
My handle is Tweety but I have nothing to do with the organization of similar name. I just had a really big head as a child so folks called me tweety bird.
Post 12 made on Thursday July 12, 2007 at 17:58
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On July 12, 2007 at 17:51, tweetymp4 said...
By replacing the plasma gas with the Oxygen free Plasma
that comes with the HDTV hookup kit at Costco.

LOL! When I worked in retail, I nearly heard about this replaceable gas everyday.
Post 13 made on Thursday July 12, 2007 at 20:52
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I know I have posted this before here, so I am getting old.

But I set up a client with a 60" Elite in the living room and he picked up a 50' Visio for the bedroom. While I was working he kept walking back and forth between the 2 rooms. Finally I asked him what he was doing.

He asked "why does the Visio look like sh^t compared to the Elite".

Because it is sh^t...
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Post 14 made on Thursday July 12, 2007 at 22:13
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On July 12, 2007 at 14:55, fishnrib said...
Why would you by a HD TV without getting HD service. You
can rent a digital cable box or a HD cable box for $10
a month. Without digial cable all tv's look bad on straight
cable.

I love my VIZIO 42" LCD 1080p I got from Costco last week
for $1000 after I degaussed the screen by pulling the
plug from the wall and letting it set for 15 minutes.
I get crystal clear reception on all HD channels with
great color. All the SD channels are better than with
the old JVC 32" TV with digital cable that I paid $650
5 years ago.
VIZIO VU42L FHDTV10A 1080p Review

First impression was Great design of TV and Input Labeling
on the back for the connectors.

Second impression was Lousy for initial set-up as it didnít
find any channels as it scanned for available channels
on my HD Cox Cable Box. The TV didnít ask me to select
an input first. Men arenít supposed to read the quick
instruction guide first. Then after I selected the right
input (HDMI1) I started to look at the stations. They
all looked worse than my old analog TV. After I fiddled
with some settings I couldnít get it to look any better.
I ended up selecting the factory setting and looking again
and it was still bad. I was about ready to box this up
and give it back to Costco. I remembered reading somewhere
on the web that someone had pulled the power plug to let
the TV degauss itself. I let the TV rest for about 10
minutes and then plugged in the power cord and WOW!!!,
what a difference.

This TV puts out a great picture with a good sound system.

I'm still trying to get my RCA RCR412S programable remote
to get some Vizio code to work. Anyone have a Vizio working
on an RCA remote.

This is a joke right?
At least you found a way to make the Vizio look good..Pull the plug...but you forgot the final step, leave it unplugged....forever!
Post 15 made on Friday July 13, 2007 at 00:39
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"This TV puts out a great picture with a good sound system".





Now that is about the freaking dumbest thing I have EVER read on this forum....well except for Wesley Mulligan's statements.

What the hell does a sound system have to do with a great picture?
Drinking upstream from the herd since 1960
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