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How to get Vizio TV out of Demo Mode or Store Mode

Surely if you have been to an electronics store, you have seen that all TVs often display the same picture or video. This is called Store or Demo Mode. Every TV has it, and stores use it so that customers can understand the difference in the quality of the TVs.

Vizio TVs are no exception in this case. It also has a Demo Mode. If you buy a TV from the store, you may find it in this mode at home. However, you should know that this mode is easy to turn off using Vizio TV settings. Let’s take a closer look at how to do it.

What is TV Demo or Store Mode?

Store or Demo Mode is used when the TV is in a retail store with a showroom. In short, it’s used when the TV shows off its best features for all to see. Thus, stores use this mode to attract potential customers and encourage them to buy a TV.

This mode isn’t used to watch the TV, but to demonstrate its features, so it’s not suitable for everyday use. Therefore, it should be disabled. This is how you can disable it on your LG TV.

Vizio TVs have only two options on how to disable Demo Mode. You can do this for Vizio SmartCast Home Theater Display & TVs and VIA+ TVs.

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How to turn off Demo Mode on Vizio TV

If you want to turn off Demo Mode on your Vizio TV or SmartCast Home Theater Display – follow these steps:

  • First of all, turn on your Vizio TV using the remote control or side button.
  • Then a message will display across the top that states “Store Demo is launching, to cancel press and hold the input button on the back panel or on the basic remote”.
  • So, just press and hold the button until the message disappears.
  • Finally, you can proceed with the setup.

Once you have completed these steps, you will disable Demo Mode on your Vizio TV.

How to turn off Demo Mode on Vizio VIA+ TV

When you’re receiving your TV, it has to be in Home Mode by default. But if your Vizio VIA+ TV is in Demo Mode, it will launch a mode designed for retail displays. To turn it off follow these steps:

  • At first, turn off and on your Vizio TV using the remote control or side button.
  • After that, once you’ve turned on your Vizio TV, just press the “Exit” button to exit Store Mode.
  • Finally, choose “Home Use” to continue with the setup.

As you can see, it’s not so complicated to turn off the Store or Demo Mode on your Vizio TV. All you have to do is to press a couple of buttons.

How to disable Demo Mode on Vizio Sound Bars

Vizio Sound Bars often don’t come with the TV and are used as an additional device that you can buy to improve the sound quality and viewing experience in general. There are three reasons why your sound bar is in Demo Mode:

  • If your Sound Bar isn’t turning off.
  • The Sound Bar LED’s scroll from bottom to top and back to the bottom.
  • A Factory Reset isn’t changing the settings.

There are also a few different types of Demo Mode, and methods to turn it off on your Vizio Sound Bar. First and the easiest way to disable Demo Mode on your Vizio Sound Bar is by using the SmartCast Mobile App. Just head to the “System” menu and turn off “Demo Mode”.

How to disable Demo Mode using Input and Bluetooth buttons

If you can adjust the volume – follow these steps:

  • Press and hold the “Input” and “Bluetooth” buttons for 10 seconds.
  • All of the LEDs have to flash four times.
  • If the LEDs only flash once, repeat the steps above to disable the Demo Mode.
  • If the LEDs don’t flash you may be in a different Demo Mode.

How to disable Demo Mode using Input and Volume Up buttons

If only USB content will playback with start, fast forward, volume up, and volume down options working:

  • Press and hold the “Input” and “Volume Up” buttons for 10 seconds.
  • All of the LEDs have to flash four times.
  • If the LEDs only flash once, repeat the steps above to disable the Demo Mode.
  • If the LEDs don’t flash you may be in a different Demo Mode.

How to disable Demo Mode using Input and Volume Down buttons

Content is played through the Analog RCA inputs (Red and White or headphone connection) and you are only able to adjust the volume:

  • Press and hold the “Input” and “Volume Down” buttons for 10 seconds.
  • All of the LEDs have to flash four times.
  • If the LEDs only flash once, repeat the steps above to disable the Demo Mode.
  • If the LEDs don’t flash, you can contact the Vizio customer support team.

In most cases, methods of reloading your Visio Sound Bar should help you get out of demo mode. However, if you’re still unable to do so, it’s recommended that you contact customer support.

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