That caught my attention as well. btw, had not seen this site before but they appear very professional and like the fact that they include much more independent technical data than just about any other I'm familiar with, including pre- and post-calibration data.Interesting. Coincidentally, that site recommends the UN65KS8000 as a 65" model that fits within my budget which was the same model that my research kept pointing to recently.
Given the diminished supply of specialty retailers, I think that it's pretty understandable for manufacturers such as Vizio to sell the more mass-market portion of their product line through mass-market retailers. Heck, you can even find their M-Series on the floor at Costco, alongside Samsung & LG. btw, Walmart also carries LG, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic so, using your logic above, they should also be out of consideration. N'est pas?Kia and Hyundai have a great warranty and some nice looking vehicles, too. The image of Vizio being a price-leader brand at Walmart is still too fresh on my mind.