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Old 04-02-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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A friend just got a Vizio E470VA and wanted to calibrate it.
It appears that basic calibration (backlight, brightness, contrast, color, tint and sharpness) are only available when the picture is set to "custom" mode.
The basic calibration settings appear to be factory preset and inaccessible in "home", "movie", "retail" or "game" modes.
Can anyone suggest how to access the basic settings in these modes?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:44 PM   #3
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iirc, Gains only for gray scale in custom. User area.

No real service options that I can remember.

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iirc, Gains only for gray scale in custom. User area.

No real service options that I can remember.

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Not even thinking about cuts and gains; just backlight, contrast, brightness, tint, color and sharpness.

Any thoughts on how then the factor sets these levels in the non-custom modes ("home", "movie", "retail" or "game");
are they perhaps simply offsets from the custom settings?
Must admit I haven't tried yet, but next time I'm there, I'll try a major adjustment to either contrast, tint or color and see if there is any affect on the pq in the non-custom modes.

It just seems insane that there would be no way to get to even basic settings in these modes.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
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iirc Scottnot, all settings are available save for the gains (custom only) in all modes.

It is a Walmart set. One that I have suggested to clients with "sunnyside" rooms.

http://store.vizio.com/documents/dow...E%20SERIES.pdf

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iirc Scottnot, all settings are available save for the gains (custom only) in all modes.

It is a Walmart set. One that I have suggested to clients with "sunnyside" rooms.

http://store.vizio.com/documents/dow...E%20SERIES.pdf

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I hear ya . . .

Actually, the set came from Target . . .

Checked the link to the manual that you posted; also found a slightly different link (http://www.vizio.com/documents/downl.../UM_E470VA.pdf) with "almost" the same manual.
Did notice that on page 40 of your link and page 39 of the other link, the screen shot shows picture mode = home, and all settings available.
Oddly, on my friend's set, when the picture mode = home, the settings are greyed out and not accessible.

I'll try harder, have him call Vizio if he must.

Will post again when more information is available.
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Scott, it sounds as if his display is stuck in retail mode in the initial setup discussed on page 26 (where you select language and such).
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Any update on this? Was thinking of possibly buying this tv
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Not sure if Scott ever went back to his buddies so I'll just refer you back to my original post in this thread.

How much are they now?

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549, is it worth that price tag?
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549, is it worth that price tag?
FWIW, I have a E551 that I like a lot after I calibrated it. It only allows calibration in the Custom mode but I'm fine with that since I only use the TV for cable channels and Blu-Ray disks (no games). I believe it's a discount-big-box only set - I got mine at Walmart and $900 + tax for a 55" TV is astounding.

Note that Vizio's reputation is that the TVs are good value but if it breaks you have a hard time getting them to fix it under warranty. You can see that in comments here and also in reviews at Amazon. But I have two Vizios and my brother has one, no problems with any of them so far.

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