42 Inch Plasma Vizio HDTV

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If you want my one sentence review of the 42 inch plasma vizio tv, skip to the last paragraph

I feel the need to post about my new Television. I bought my 42 Inch Plasma Vizio HDTV about 4 months ago from Costco. Now, I need to preface that I have never owned an expensive TV, and I always thought that it was absolutely ridiculous to spend a couple thousand dollars on a TV when I don’t even own a home yet! So, with that said, I compromised…and I decided to buy a lower end Flat Panel. Still a splurge thought…

I went to Costco and bought my Vizio when it had a $400 off coupon and I got a great deal on my plasma. At first, I was stoked! I got rid of my giant box that took up an entire corner of my living room and now I had a flat panel. It might be a guys thing…but I had one. Here it is…


42 Inch Plasma Vizio

Now, as a sales person I know this. Buyers remorse sucks…and you just don’t need to do it to yourself. If you spent the money on something, it is gone, done time to enjoy and stop thinking about it. Well, I was fine with that until my tv starting acting up. Every once and a while it would just turn off by itself. Now, this is annoying, but it didn’t seem worth taking it back to costco. Now, recently, 3 months after purchase, a black box is appearing on the center of the screen…but only on some stations. It is weird…regardless…it is time to take this television set back to Costco to get my money back or a store credit. Check out what some of my channels look like all the time now..


My 42 Inch Vizio from Costco

42 inch Plasma Vizio Review

If you are a gamblin’ man and get a good one, you got yourself a moderately priced Plasma at Costco…but if you get a bad one, it is a huge hassel and not worth good price you get it for. All electronic name brands may be like that, but I don’t remember any sony or philips TV blowing out like this after 3 months. The two things that make me give this Tv a bad review are the facts that the power goes out by itself all the time and a big black square box appears in the center of some channels randomly. The black box blocks the center of the television (see above) which is enough to make you go mad if you are watching sports…

Weak TV.

Edit: Today, November 27th 2006, I came home from work…I went to turn on my TV and it is not reacting. It wont turn on. I purchased this TV less than 6 months ago. Lets see how good costcos return policy. I have no reciept (aside from my Amex and proof on my membership) and dont have the original box it came in, but really, where I am I going to store that giant box?

3 thoughts on “42 Inch Plasma Vizio HDTV

  1. Maybe the black box is just the government censoring you. I mean really, look at what station it was on :O!

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  2. I just got off of the phone with Costco, they are going to look up my account transaction record and provide me with a store credit even though I don’t have the box or the reciept!

    I’ll tell you how this one goes, but if goes smoothly, props to costco.

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  3. You have the CC (closed captioning) turned on and it is set to text mode. Look for a button on your remote labeled “CC” or go into your TV menu and make sure the captioning selection is set to “off”.

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