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TV shuts off after watching netflix or it starts to reboot

The TV shuts off right in the middle of watching something on netflix or it reboots on its own

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  • Gale Chalot Jan 24, 2013

    Don't know what else to add. I'll be watching a movie and the tv shuts off. I have to turn the tv back on again.



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I have a similar problem with HULUplus - I think I'll return the TV to WalMart and try another brand. It's the second VIZIO I bought in the last 5 mos. that has had issues. The first TV had popping (sounded electrical) sounds, also cut out sometimes. Would U-Verse have something to do with it? That may be a dumb question, but who knows?

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