Vizio Complaint - Vizio "Pop of Death" Power Supply Problems
I purchased a Vizio 47 inch HDTV Model number GV47LF HDTV in January 2008. Yesterday while watching TV I had the infamous "Pop of Death", heard a pop and the TV screen went black. I turned the set off and when I turned it back on the Vizio name lights up, but no picture or sound and the TV can only be turned back off by unplugging the unit. I called Vizio today after finding out on the Internet how common this problem is. I explained my problem and told them that they seem to have a lot of complaints about this on the internet, that it is obviously a problem with the power supply boards. I think this is a manufacturer defect and they should repair or replace my TV. I was told I am out of warranty and they wished me good luck getting it fixed (thanks a lot). I paid over a 1,000 dollars for a TV that lasted 24 months. I will NEVER buy another Vizio.