dealsvizio 42” 240hz 1080p lcd hdtv for $659.99…

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I live in Austin. And "yes," that IS happening right now. So there! Friggin smart-alecky flavor text... grumble grumble.

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@dkconstant: ME TOO! We were on i-35 and it was crazy.... oh yeah, that TV seems alright.

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I have seen this TV in the store and was very impressed with the picture quality and frame rate. I am trying to wait one more year before purchasing a new tv, but when I do Visio will be one of the options for sure.

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I have this TV, except in 120HZ. It is great. My brother sells TV's that can only be special ordered and builds home entertainment systems. After seeing mine, he is recommending it to anyone who doesn't want to pay $3K or $4K for a TV, but still wants a great product. The 240HZ should show panning and sports a little better than the 120HZ (though it is already pretty good).

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I own this exact TV, paid about 50 bucks more at Costco on sale. I've owned it for about 6 months now and have absolutely no complaints. I purchased it specifically for video games, and the 240hz refresh really makes them pop.

Overall, really impressed!

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I bought this TV from Costco back in February. It is still one of the clearest pictures I have ever seen. I constantly am getting comments on the picture quality. Watched Avatar on it last night and it was sweet. Can not go wrong with this TV.

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Not a fan of refurbished items

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240 hz...seriously? Like our brain can really distinguish between 120hz and 240 hz? Let me take that back...like our brain can even tell a dif between 60 hz and 240 hz? I think technology is just getting ridiculous and people are buying into the hype without realizing that our brain can't even process 240 hz any better than 60 hz.

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well, i can definately tell a massive difference. That's like saying you can't tell the difference from a pc game running at 60 fps from a pc game running at 240 fps. trust me, it's a major difference.

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Here's the deal with Visio. As good as the pictures seem to be while it is functioning, when it breaks Visio's return and repair policy's make it what the industry calls second tier manufacturer. Save the box it comes in as the ONLY way you can get it fixed is to send it back. Unlike Sony, LG, Panasonic, Samsung who will send out a repairman to fix it on site if possible. Visio charges $50 for a box if you threw yours away. Best to get an extended warranty through a third party like Fair Trade, they will have it fixed on site. Factor that in before you buy.

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Also you will have to pay for shipping both ways (unless they have changed their policy lately).

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I have a Vizio 47" very similar to this. I love it.

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If you can spend the extra cash, go for the TrueLED models they have now. Much better contrast and better energy savings.
I have the 47" TrueLED. My first one died after 2 months, the screen would flicker, then show artifacts. It was some overheating issue. Had the second one for 2 weeks without issue. I hope this one lasts, cuz the tv is SEXY when it's working.

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i got my 46 inch 240hz Vizio LCD from wal-mart for the same price as this one.

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my vizio is 3 years old and strong

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@dadrepus: since it's viZio, not viSio, and Samsung is a huge pain in the ass with repairs, I'm going to disregard everything you said.

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Damm,I have this TV,I bought it almost two years age,and paid 1150.00,and it runs great,love this TV.Wish I had use for another one,great price.

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@bonesandjones

You have obviously never compared a 60hz tv to a 120hz or a 240hz as I can tell you from experience you can tell a BIG difference. I have heard that claim for years that you can't process stuff over 60hz and it is total BS.

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@bonesandjones: 240 vs. 120 is marketing hype and nothing more. There is currently nothing that requires a TV to refresh that fast.

120 vs. 60, however, is not. The primary benefit of 120 is that it can display 24 frames-per-second media without requiring pulldown (24 divides evenly into 120). If you're an avid movie watcher, you can tell the difference here.