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Red pixelation Posting this, not really for a solution because it's in warranty and I've called for service, but more so people can see it. Just bought this TV 2 months ago from it for $570. HD Picture is fantastic. Use HDMI for TV viewing and DVDs. Just yesterday I noticed red "mirrored" pixelation mainly seen in the black areas. Doesn't matter what source. Tried different cables, etc...nothing worked. Again, Vizio did confirm it's a problem with the set probably requiring replacement of the main system board. What bugs me is they said it would take 8-14 business days to get serviced. So nice for companies to inconvenience customers like this. They should take a lesson from Dish and just send a replacment and fix the malfunctioned equipment on their own time. Now THAT would win customers!

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Re: Red pixelation

Thhis is common in really low-end brands. It's a paperweight.

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