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Old 04-19-2009, 10:45 AM   #136
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Could you post a picture of what you are seeing? I'm having a little trouble imagining what you are describing. Also, you mentioned raising the screen in the menu. Did you try adjusting the vertical height as well? They're kind of like monitors. You can move them up, down, left, and right. But, you can also stretch them vertically and horizontally. Just a thought. Pictures would help more.
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:34 PM   #137
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So I tried plugging in my antenna to see if my 11.1 and 13.1 still had choppy video. It was running fine. I sent a message to my cable company to see if there is a problem with the connection or something. Seems weird though since only some programs are choppy. News channels are usually fine and prime time TV shows like Prison Break or whatever seem to have choppy video which makes it very hard to watch.

Edit: They told me that those channels are handled by local TV stations rather than Time Warner Cable so do you guys think there is any other way to fix this? I was thinking about getting an antenna so I could watch my local channels in HD, but my splitter doesn't work as I wish it would. I can't seem to get HD when I scan with Antenna.

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Old 04-20-2009, 12:23 PM   #138
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I just bought the Vizio, and on two digital channels, the video is sort of choppy and the audio is not synced with the video. Is this a problem with the TV?
Most likely not. The TV isn't going to discriminate. IOW it's not going to say I don't like ABC so I going to mess with it. 9 out of 10 times it's from the Stations the signal is being sent out from.
If you said you were seeing it on everything, then I would say yeah and play around with th Sync feature. But only two stations then it is more than likely the Studio where the signal is being sent out from.

Also, is it doing it on these two stations for everything?
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:30 PM   #139
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I purchased a VOJ320F 1a LCD FJDTV last week and noticed white lines (- ---- -) on the top of the screen.
I called Vizio's tech support and was shown how to go into the settings and move the screen up. The lines are gone, but I have noticed that the picture doesn not go all the way down the the botton of the screen. It's about an half inch from the top of the bezel. It even does this when I'm viewing all my high def channel (HBO HD) for example.
My other vizio picture fills the screen up completely. Is the normal, or should I call the tech support again?
BTW, the picture is great both HD and SD. Got mine at Wal-mart for $547.00

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Those White Lines you are seeing is the Closed Caption information. It soundls like you may have gone up on your H/V settings just a bit too much. Try bringing it down just a tad and see what you get.
Nothing wrong with the TV, this is very common on TV's regardless of brand's which have 1:1 Pixel Mapping which is actually a great spec, IOW there is no overscan like most LCD's were just as little as a year and still some are being made with a bit of overscan.
But yeah go back to your H/V settings and try bringing it down just a notch and see how that works out.

Let us know how you make out
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:30 PM   #140
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So I tried plugging in my antenna to see if my 11.1 and 13.1 still had choppy video. It was running fine. I sent a message to my cable company to see if there is a problem with the connection or something. Seems weird though since only some programs are choppy. News channels are usually fine and prime time TV shows like Prison Break or whatever seem to have choppy video which makes it very hard to watch.

Edit: They told me that those channels are handled by local TV stations rather than Time Warner Cable so do you guys think there is any other way to fix this? I was thinking about getting an antenna so I could watch my local channels in HD, but my splitter doesn't work as I wish it would. I can't seem to get HD when I scan with Antenna.
this mostly seems to be either an issue with your coaxial cables/connections, or the box perhaps. the cable company should at least come out to your home to inspect everything. I would not rest until they have done so.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:39 PM   #141
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I tried plugging it into another cable that works fine for my other TV and the problem is still there.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:44 AM   #142
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Those White Lines you are seeing is the Closed Caption information. It soundls like you may have gone up on your H/V settings just a bit too much. Try bringing it down just a tad and see what you get.
Nothing wrong with the TV, this is very common on TV's regardless of brand's which have 1:1 Pixel Mapping which is actually a great spec, IOW there is no overscan like most LCD's were just as little as a year and still some are being made with a bit of overscan.
But yeah go back to your H/V settings and try bringing it down just a notch and see how that works out.

Let us know how you make out
thanks guys for the quick answers, I have noticed it's only one or two channels (lower band). I re-set the TV back to the factory settings and the black line on the bottom of the screen is gone. The picture fills up the whole screen, so I will leave it like that. I really don't watch the channels that I see the data stream anyway.
I checked the same channels on my regular TV in the bedroom and it does the same thing.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:41 PM   #143
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Hey, I'm Kevin, I just read this entire thread.
I have a few questions for you guys.

I just bought a refurbed VO32LF on eBay for 470$, great deal or foreseeable disaster? I always buy refurb stuff cause I'm a high school student working at a regular job, and for the most part the refurb stuff usually turns out great. Although, this is my first HDTV. I was wondering if buying refurbished TV's is just as safe, the guy on ebay has 99.9% positive feedback.

Another question I have is for all you VO32LF, VOJ32LF, VO37LF, and VOJ37LF owners out here is, hows the audio coming from the native speakers? My main use for this T.V. is as a computer monitor(via HDMI) and watching ATSC broadcasts. How would this be compared to a set of decent Logitech 5.1 Speakers? Also I read on the MFR website about SRS Trusurround XT or something, what's that all about?

Another question is when I plug my laptop into the TV, via HDMI, it will output audio as well as video right?

Finally, I plan to get a ps3, FAR FAR later, but for right now, is a upconverting dvd player worth it? Or will my laptop automatically do that? I've heard a few different opinions toward this.

Those are my questions, and I've read nothing but many positive reviews, which led me into buying one.

Thanks guys.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:20 PM   #144
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refurbed VO32LF on eBay for 470$, great deal or foreseeable disaster?
I'm not big on buyer's remorse. So, I hesitate to say anything. As far as the TV itself goes. It's a great buy and cheaper than buying it new from Costco or Sam's. However, since you asked whether it was a good deal or not, I have to give you this link.

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hows the audio coming from the native speakers? How would this be compared to a set of decent Logitech 5.1 Speakers? SRS Trusurround XT ... what's that all about?
I use the VO37LF for my bedroom and I just use the built-in speakers. I like them just fine. I also use them when I bring my PS3 upstairs. I can't compare it to the Logitech surround as I don't own them. The SRS is describing it's capability to mimic true surround with only centrally located speakers. Not too sure about the technology, but it's good enough to play CoD5 and not loose too much off of my Surround I have in the family room.

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Another question is when I plug my laptop into the TV, via HDMI, it will output audio as well as video right?
If your laptop can output audio through the HDMI (that's up to you to find out), the TV will accept and play any audio it recieves via the HDMI.

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is a upconverting dvd player worth it? Or will my laptop automatically do that?
Technically, your TV will upconvert any source as it will have to fill in the gaps as it will have over 5x as many pixels to occupy. The question when determining whether or not to buy an upconverting DVD player is where you want the convertion to occur. At the TV or at the Player. Personally, I have one, but also don't think it is actually necessary.

Hope these answers help.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:24 PM   #145
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Hi Kevin and welcome to the forum.Sounds as if you made a pretty good decision based on your situation....Biggest "if" in buying a refurb is how much of a manufacturers warranty will come with the set.... in most cases its only 90 days tops if it fails after the 90day period you will simply have to haul it to the dump as any repair will be too expensive to justify. So, heres crossing our fingers for ya. I hope your set will give you great service.........

Oh and yes audio is also sent through the HDMI cable, its all you need...dont be conned into buy very expensive cables as less expensive ones work very nearly as well

Good Luck...

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Old 04-28-2009, 09:32 PM   #146
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as these guys have mentioned, audio is transmitted through HDMI.

I just bought the V037LF refurb off e-bay (buydakota), and I have been very satisfied thus far.

the speakers are good, but I use a Philips Home Theatre System for my audio, so I can't really comment too much on them alone.

but all in all, $470 is a small price to pay relative to getting a 21" monitor.
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I bought mine through Buy-Dakota too when they had the VO32LF for $399 - 15% back for me so it was a great deal. The TV looked brand new too with all the plastic on it and no scratches.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:21 PM   #149
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thanks for answering my questions, but a few more arise.

such as how I could force my laptop to output 120hz of refresh rate that the vizio is capable of?

another, i didnt realize that there wasnt a built in antenna, which ones do you recommend?

thanks alot guys.
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thanks for answering my questions, but a few more arise.

such as how I could force my laptop to output 120hz of refresh rate that the vizio is capable of?

another, i didnt realize that there wasnt a built in antenna, which ones do you recommend?

thanks alot guys.
AFAIK, there are zero 120Hz LCDs that can actually accept a 120Hz signal. It gets the 60Hz signal and doubles in internally in the display. Also there are no devices (except maybe a high end video card) that could even output a 120Hz signal for video. None of the BD players do it, none of the STB from cable/sat do it, and nothing else that I am aware of.

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