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VIZIO 70 E701i-A3 70-inch 1080p 120Hz Razor LED Smart HDTV - $1599 on Amazon + 2% Amazon rewards OR $1473.11 from Warehouse Deals (Very Good condition)

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Last Edited by widgit January 25, 2013 at 02:49 AM
Cheaper than the BF deal at Costco if Amazon doesn't charge tax in your state.

VIZIO E701i-A3 70-inch 1080p 120Hz Razor LED Smart TV

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product//B009SJNTIY

update: Warehouse Deals just dropped the price on this to $1473.11 for Very Good condition.. but you don't get the 2% with this option and may be more expensive to get a 3rd party warranty.

Link to owner's thread on avsforum.. earlier batch of panels seemed to have more uniformity issues:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1440682...ers-thread

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#31
Quote from dracore View Post :
If you're looking for cheap, the Vizio 70" is excellent for the price vs. performance. But if you're a bit more nitpicky like me but don't want to pay Sharp Elite Pro price, there is definitely improvement in display quality if you get even the base Sharp LC70LE640U. The Sharp is only $1999 right now so about $400 difference. I've got the Sharp on order now and I will be returning my Vizio.
Thanks for posting your experience. Repped!
I think I will hold out for a deal on the Sharp, hopefully there will be a deal with the Super Bowl coming up. If not, then I may have to just pay full price for one because my 50" plasma from 2006 is feeling a bit puny.
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#32
Quote from GnatGoSplat View Post :
Thanks for posting your experience. Repped!
I think I will hold out for a deal on the Sharp, hopefully there will be a deal with the Super Bowl coming up. If not, then I may have to just pay full price for one because my 50" plasma from 2006 is feeling a bit puny.
Here's the link where I posted about my uniformity issue:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1440682...t_22780266

Will the price go even lower? I just noticed that the Sharp dropped in price to 1999 a few days ago.
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#33
Quote from dracore View Post :
Yeah I'm going for the Sharp (640U). I bought the Vizio 70 during BF and yes, the price is amazingly good but I noticed clouding in my display that affected the color uniformity across my screen. The left/right sides of the TV would have areas of slightly reddish tint whereas the center would have a blob which had a greenish tint.

Now before anyone says that is expected because it's an edge-lit TV, I calibrated the Sharp LC70LE640U at a friends house a few days after I got the Vizio and the first thing which struck me was that I didn't have this problem with color uniformity. I could pull up the white clipping test page and it would look evenly white all across the display.

Other minor gripes I have with the Vizio is that the stand sucks. Only held on by 3 screws in a triangular position and 1 of the screws I wasn't even able to screw in properly because theres something wrong with the thread in the base -- I almost stripped the screw and just gave up. The TV sort of rocks if I nudge it Frown

If you're looking for cheap, the Vizio 70" is excellent for the price vs. performance. But if you're a bit more nitpicky like me but don't want to pay Sharp Elite Pro price, there is definitely improvement in display quality if you get even the base Sharp LC70LE640U. The Sharp is only $1999 right now so about $400 difference. I've got the Sharp on order now and I will be returning my Vizio.

Do u know what are the major difference between LC-70LE600U and LC70LE640U ??
LC-70LE600U is $1,700 right now.

and would anyone take this vizio over Sharp's LC-70LE600U ??
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Quote from huzzl3r View Post :
Do u know what are the major difference between LC-70LE600U and LC70LE640U ??
LC-70LE600U is $1,700 right now.

and would anyone take this vizio over Sharp's LC-70LE600U ??
I believe that the 600U is a generation older than the 640U and I think I read somewhere that its the black level performance is not as good as 640U. 600U also has fewer inputs too. I'd probably go with the Vizio over the 600U.
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#35
Quote from dracore View Post :
Here's the link where I posted about my uniformity issue:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1440682...t_22780266

Will the price go even lower? I just noticed that the Sharp dropped in price to 1999 a few days ago.
Thanks, between your experience, the couple of opinions here:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1449870...c-70le640u
And the 2nd paragraph of this review:
http://newstechnology05012013.blo...1i-a3.html

I'm pretty sure the Sharp is what I want. I don't know if the price will go lower, but I've always heard there are 3 chances to get TVs on sale: Black Friday, Christmas, and Super Bowl. So if it's going to go on sale anytime soon, it'll probably be around Super Bowl. If it doesn't go on sale then, I guess it's either pay full price or wait for BF.

Quote from huzzl3r View Post :
Do u know what are the major difference between LC-70LE600U and LC70LE640U ??
LC-70LE600U is $1,700 right now.

and would anyone take this vizio over Sharp's LC-70LE600U ??
All I could find is a post someone wrote on FW saying the 600U is the same as the 640U, but lacks internet abilities. If that's really the only difference, I'd be willing to save $300 because I use an HTPC anyway and wouldn't have any need for the TV's internet abilities. The 50" I'm using now is just a monitor with no tuner or even speakers and that works just fine for me.
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#36
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I believe that the 600U is a generation older than the 640U and I think I read somewhere that its the black level performance is not as good as 640U. 600U also has fewer inputs too. I'd probably go with the Vizio over the 600U.
The 632U was the 2011 set replaced by the 640U in 2012. I don't remember the 600U being around when the 632U was current, so I'm thinking it's a 2012 model as well.
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#37
$1473 at Warehouse Deals now.. seems only two in stock. Might be a gamble though if these are from the batch of older serial numbers.
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#38
Here's a link for info on the 600U. It is for the 60" but I guess the 70" wont be all that different.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1426333...c-60le600u
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#39
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i picked up the samsung un60es7100 the other day for $1797 from amazon, gets delivered tomorrow. Not sure i should pass on it and get this big boy!
do it!
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#40
Just got mine delivered today! Black levels look good with no major flashlighting or clouding which is all I was really worried about.
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#41
For those of you where Amazon charges tax (California) then Sams Club has them on sale for $1578 but only if you get them in the store. It is $99 for delivery. Almost as good as Amazon with the 2% off but you are limited on payment options. You also have to pick it up yourself.

I have never bought anything from Sams but I hear they have a pretty good return policy. I am thinking about it. It would fit perfect downstairs but I don't watch tv down there enough to justify buying a really good one.
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#42
Local Costco has this TV for $1579 + tax. Its worth buying at costco instead at Amazon due to their 90 day return policy and extended 1 more year of warranty. The BF sale price was $1499 so its as good as it.
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#43
Quote from deals2dream View Post :
Local Costco has this TV for $1579 + tax. Its worth buying at costco instead at Amazon due to their 90 day return policy and extended 1 more year of warranty. The BF sale price was $1499 so its as good as it.
Costco: $1579 + tax + shipping charge.

Amazon: $1599, no tax, free delivery and setup. Purchase with Amex and get the 2nd year warranty free through Amex.

I went with Amazon and Amex!
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#44
this tv DOES have color uniformity issues so beware of that, but overall its the best value on the market, IMO, and CNET's.

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-pane...oplay=true

Aside from this, does anyone know how you get the Amazon 2% reward? Do you need an amazon card or something? [nevermind, I checked site details, it is automatically credited 32$ within 35 days of your purchase]
Last edited by vsgro January 25, 2013 at 01:55 PM
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Quote from cloodle View Post :
Not bad, but the 70 is huge!
That's what she said. laugh out loud
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