I've got the same issues with my 2019 Vizio M series... I just have to have to connected via optical as well because ARC isn't reliable. The software also isn't great, but I'm an AppleTV user so I don't really care. At the end of the day, my tv has been solid for 6 months, and picture quality is really excellent (especially for the cost). If this TCL was available at the time for the same price, I probably would have bought it.killbillvol1 wrote: ↑ The Vizio is a year and a half old, the TCL is maybe a month old. The Vizio software frequently glitches (from the beginning) and my soundbar HDMI ARC audio keeps getting messed up. Both work without major failures but the Vizio software is kind of pathetic and unwieldy. The TCL has been rock solid from day one, I don't think I've experienced one error message til date.
I've got the extended warranty; I'm sure I'll end up cashing in on it. It worked out brilliantly last time.