When the power is turned on, NOTHING lights up in the monitor. You can hear it but nothing sound or pic. ??? help!
Vizio HD42 10A , Nothing happens when I power up the system, no audio or pic. But I can hear it powering up, so.... Help!
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Throw it away and purchase another. That is the Vizio way. Better yet, consider stepping up to a better performing, more reliable television - Mitsubishi, Sony, Sharp, Etc. Consider how much time you spend in front of your television each day (usually 2-3 hours). Now compare that to how much time you spend in your car (maybe 30-45mins, unless you live in LA). Now consider how much you spend on a car vs. how much you spent on the Vizio. Coughing up more money for a better set is worth it.
When researching, avoid Consumer Reports (and Vizio) at all cost. They CR ratings make no sense. While they are a good tool for basic knowledge, they certainly miss the ratings mark by miles. I am a consumer electronics retailer specializing in big screens and home theaters. I have seen CR rate Mitsubishi entry level televisions relatively well but not rate their high-end set at all. Mitu's high-end Diamond sets destroy their entry level sets found in box stores. There is obviously something very wrong with their approach. Stick to true industry ratings sites such as AVguide.com and you should be good. I couldn't imagine a Vizio getting any good reviews, ever. Good luck!
Do yourself a favor. Stay as far away from a Vizio TV as you can get. They should be shut down and put out of business. They all suffer from the Black screen of death, usually within 1 and a half years. They're cheap but not not a good deal when you factor in the extended warranty that you will need! Customer service will tell you stuff happens. BEWARE!!!!