HDTV picture settings forum: Vizio E601i-A3 Firmware Update 2014

by: nate44 February 4, 2014 11:18 AM PST

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Vizio E601i-A3 Firmware Update 2014

by nate44 - 2/4/14 11:18 AM

I just purchased a Vizio E601i-A3 from Best Buy. I did a bunch of research including reading the CNET review and recommended Picture Settings. So when I started setting up my new TV, I was surprised to see that the Picture Modes were totally different than those reviewed on CNET for the same model.

I see Picture Modes of Vivid, Standard, Calibrated, Calibrated Dark, and Custom modes. The CNET review (and the User Manual on Vizio's site), mention picture modes of Standard, Movie, Game, Vivid, and 4 Sports modes. It appears that the whole menu is different than the previous version.

After contacting Vizio, I found out that I have the latest version of Firmware (v1.25.24-301.0090). The support rep said that all E601i-A3 TV's (old and new) will be getting this firmware update.

Since I based all of my TV research on the previous firmware, I am a bit concerned. Is this update a good or bad thing?

It would be great if CNET did a review of this set with the latest firmware, or at least post on their recommended settings, since obviously the "Movie" Mode no longer exists!

Anyone else seeing the same thing?

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