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Old 05-17-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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Not surprised, as the recession has caused many people to start saving money.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:52 PM   #3
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Vizio makes a great budget minded TV and with the demise of CC and alot of people haeding to WM for high end electronics I forsee a resurgence in Magnavox/Phillips as well(lots of sarcasm there)
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Old 05-20-2009, 07:05 PM   #4
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No surprise with the way the economy is right now. People are going to spend less these days and Vizio is the best option if you wanna go the cheap route and I am not being mean by saying that by the way!
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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It's good for the Blu-Ray industry overall - the more people have access to high-end equipment and BD movies, the more studios will want to keep pumping out more (and cheaper) BDs.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:56 PM   #6
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I have one, and would buy one again.
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:22 PM   #7
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Vizio makes a great budget minded TV and with the demise of CC and alot of people haeding to WM for high end electronics I forsee a resurgence in Magnavox/Phillips as well(lots of sarcasm there)
Actually, Philips doesn't make too bad of a TV. I've seen some very favorable reviews for them. It's also one of the best selling TVs worldwide, I believe, along with LG.
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:59 PM   #8
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I could be mistaken here; but could the Vizio popularity be due in large part to them being available at places like Costco, where return/warranty policies are outstanding? I know a lot of people who buy gadgets at Costco as opposed to anywhere else because of their killer policies in that regard. Coupled with low pricing when compared to other manufacturers, it's a pretty easy choice for the consumer who's looking to get into HD, save some money, and be assured that their new gear is covered.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:04 PM   #9
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Not surprised, as the recession has caused many people to start saving money.
Agreed..
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:06 PM   #10
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I have one, and would buy one again.
Roger that.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:03 PM   #11
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I could be mistaken here; but could the Vizio popularity be due in large part to them being available at places like Costco, where return/warranty policies are outstanding? I know a lot of people who buy gadgets at Costco as opposed to anywhere else because of their killer policies in that regard. Coupled with low pricing when compared to other manufacturers, it's a pretty easy choice for the consumer who's looking to get into HD, save some money, and be assured that their new gear is covered.
I would pretty much agree with this statement. I mean why buy a 5k TV with 1-year warranty when you can get it from costco and have what double the warranty or whatever it is from them. Makes sense from a consumer awareness standpoint but if you want complete quality inside and out then your going to have to take the warranty loss and spend more.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:05 PM   #12
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I have a Vizio myself, don't really have any problems with it yet. Will eventually get a bigger and better TV, just not in the immediate future.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:27 PM   #13
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I could be mistaken here; but could the Vizio popularity be due in large part to them being available at places like Costco, where return/warranty policies are outstanding? I know a lot of people who buy gadgets at Costco as opposed to anywhere else because of their killer policies in that regard. Coupled with low pricing when compared to other manufacturers, it's a pretty easy choice for the consumer who's looking to get into HD, save some money, and be assured that their new gear is covered.
That's precisely the reason I bought it. Two days after our second kid was born my wife and I went to Costco or Sam's or something to get a bunch of diapers and formula while one of the grandparents babysat.

Saw a Vizio, and they had some deal where we could buy it then return it ---- no questions asked ---- at any time in the next 2 years. Wife (after months and months of my nagging) said "go for it," so I did.

No-brainer to me. It's now been 9 months, and I couldn't be happier. Will I take advantage of the deal? Hell yes. But it'll probably be to get a bigger Vizio, not a different manufacturer.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:32 PM   #14
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They're cheaper of course its going to sell more. doesn't mean its better though. most consumers who buy tv's dont care about the technology inside, they just see the price and buy.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:50 PM   #15
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I probably would have purchased a Vizio if I "had" to have an HDTV but couldn't really afford something a little pricier. I was in a similar situation to you, O_V_N, in that I'd been clamoring for an HDTV for months/years, but we could never really afford one until early last year due to better budgeting, raises at jobs, and so forth.

Bottom line is: whatever works for your particular situation is what it's all about. If we hadn't had some nice returns, I probably would have purchased a Vizio myself. One of my uncles has one and it's not bad...and it's a pretty early model, too.

Fortunately for my situation, we had specified budgets, and each time (meaning once for the main HT and once for the bedroom) we set one up, we were at a point financially where we could go a little higher-end with the television we purchased. Part of this was from tax returns, too, so the purchase was pretty minimal from a how-this-affects-our-checkbook situation.

Most companies offer good warranties on their televisions these days, but Costco adds that extra bit of security, and that is what makes people happy more often than an enthusiast (who will spend any amount of money on tech goodies) might understand. Where I work, we recently announced a better warranty policy for our equipment in an e-mail blast to our database, and we got more calls in the few days after that was sent out about our equipment than we had in several weeks prior combined. People like warranties and protection. Even though our system hadn't changed, it became a ton more attractive. So you're not buying anything better, but you are buying something that will last longer (in the sense that it'll be covered longer).
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:54 PM   #16
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They're cheaper of course its going to sell more. doesn't mean its better though. most consumers who buy tv's dont care about the technology inside, they just see the price and buy.

That's the point of the articles.

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I probably would have purchased a Vizio if I "had" to have an HDTV but couldn't really afford something a little pricier. I was in a similar situation to you, O_V_N, in that I'd been clamoring for an HDTV for months/years, but we could never really afford one until early last year due to better budgeting, raises at jobs, and so forth.
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For me money wasn't the issue. A wife was.

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Old 05-21-2009, 08:30 PM   #17
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For me money wasn't the issue. A wife was.
Yes...me, too. Not 100% of the issue, but a large part. She's loosened up quite a bit now that we are out of the craptastic negative-amortization loan we were in for our home mortgage for the first few years of ownership. She was really nervous about that (and rightfully so), but now she's cool with us buying more "stuff" which has really paved the way for my inner tech geek to show himself and to buy the frivolous things that I've always wanted. I guess I'm vain or worldly, but I try not to be. I just like toys.

Now that she's on board, though, it's all about buying Blu-rays!
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I have a Vizio myself, don't really have any problems with it yet. Will eventually get a bigger and better TV, just not in the immediate future.
whats a "bu ray" do they have new technology now i dont know about hahaha.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:47 PM   #19
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this just in...hyundai beat bmw in sales!!!!




next please
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They're cheaper of course its going to sell more. doesn't mean its better though. most consumers who buy tv's dont care about the technology inside, they just see the price and buy.
you're just spewing the party line garbage...stop hatin...you can't back up a single negative thing about Vizio with facts.
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