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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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  • mmletzko Sep 11, 2007

    Interesting - turned off the "Adaptive Luma" setting on the TV and it has been drastically reduced. I can still see it a little here and there, but much, much better.

    Obviously turning that option on shouldn't do what it's doing, but at least now while I wait a couple of weeks for the repair it looks better.

  • Hal Lee B Oct 03, 2008

    I think I have the same problem although I would not call it pixelation. After a week-long power outage after hurricane Ike passed over our midwestern town, the TV has red contour lines on the picture--the ATT guy (my cable provider) said the color was blown--red is emphasized. I only paid $400 for this (refurbished) but it worked great for over a year. So, is it really a paperweight now?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    just trying to find a place to get my part so i can fix my tv



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

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