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Vizio LCD I got a 42in Vizio LCD tv at costco. In the first 90 days it would turn off sometimes when I changed channels, and a couple of times it locked up. When it locked up it would not respond to the remote, so I tried the buttons on the TV and they didn't work either. I had to unplug the TV to reset it and then everything was fine. I talk to Costco and Vizio and they said they had never heard of this. This worried me so I returned the TV to Costco and got another Vizio. Well it has been about a month and this TV has shut off, a couple of times, while changing channels. What do you think is this a problem? Should I buy another brand? Which ones?

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    My Vizio TV is a piece of ****! It turns itself off while I am watching tv. It happens randomly...maybe after 15 minutes, then after another 3 minutes, then maybe after 15 seconds, then maybe not again for another 45 minutes.

  • Cilohocla Nov 03, 2008

    My tv does the same thing. It is about 4 months old and it only use to happen once in a great while. Now this damn things shuts off all by itself every 5 minutes!

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    This TV is ****! It turns off briefly when turning channels on the satelite receiver. It also gives me problems when turning i on. I'll hear sound, but won't get a picture.

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Pretty good chance the logic board is defective. all remote and manual command go trough the logic board via a micro prosseor. If that is bad the set gets false commands. If the run number is the same on that model they probably all have the same problem.. Get another brand not made in China.

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