I purchased a 42 inch flat LCD TV made by Vizio at Wal-Mart almost 4 years ago. I really did not have the extra money to purchase a warranty.
Within 2-3 months, a small "ghost " ( shadowy figure ) was appearing in the lower middle part of the screen. It was there 90% of the time. The TV has gotten progressively worse. Now there is a black shadowy box covering most of the left side of the whole screen, and sometimes this travels to the bottom left corner ( 1/4 ) of the television.
Since I did not purchase a warranty, I figured I do not have much recourse other than to vent my frustration in a public.
I cannot afford another television so I am relegated to watching half of a television. I must admit, sometimes ( maybe 5% ) of the time, I do get a full picture.
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