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When perusing various insurance plans, you may want to learn about Vizio’s warranty. When you purchase a new Vizio TV, you also receive a one-year manufacturer’s warranty for residential use and a 90-day warranty for commercial use. These manufacturers’ warranties handle fundamental issues caused by factory error and defective components, similar to a TCL TV warranty.
Yes, Vizio televisions and related gadgets ship with a standard one-year manufacturer warranty, just like a Shark vacuum warranty. This warranty covers all issues related to manufacturing defects and defective materials, including dead pixels and other defective materials. It does not, however, cover normal wear and tear or accidental damage, just like a standard Oculus warranty.
Make sure to keep your receipt and register your TV as soon as you unbox it to start the warranty process.
Just because the official Vizio manufacturer’s warranty has obvious coverage exclusions does not mean you have no options here. There are plenty of types of coverage out there to keep your Vizio television humming along for years to come. Here are a few.
Vizio’s manufacturer warranty is slightly more robust than some other TV companies, as it covers dead pixels of any type throughout the lifespan of the warranty. However, accidental damage, normal wear and tear, and dead pixels occurring after the warranty expires are not covered, and Vizio does not offer its own in-house proprietary insurance product.
So, for further coverage, your best bet is to go with a third-party provider. There are plenty of dedicated companies out there that will provide years of comprehensive coverage at a fair cost, and these plans will cover accidental damage and normal wear and tear.
If your primary concern is theft and you rent your home, pick up some renter’s insurance. These plans cover theft in all of its many forms and offer around $25,000 as a maximum coverage limit, which is more than enough to replace multiple Vizio television sets, among other items. This coverage limit can be increased, but this will also increase the cost of your plan.
As for homeowners insurance, you may find whole-home appliance plans that will certainly cover TVs, so be on the lookout. Also, many of the above third-party providers offer plans to cover every appliance in the home, in addition to TVs. With a bit of forethought and some plan combinations, you can increase the coverage length on your Vizio product and cover everything else at the same time.
STAT: Displays that are 30 inches or larger will usually be serviced in-home. In-home service requires complete and easy access to the product and does not include de-installation or re-installation of the product. (source)