The LCD screen is both a strength and weakness. Looks great but if it breaks, you won?t fix it when you hear the replacement price and it is only warranted for 1 year. This is a holdover design from past years. The new ones include a separate message center so the treadmill will still work if the TV fails.
This one has been perpetually $1000 off at $1499. If they would update this one to have a separate display area for the critical data (time, speed, distance, etc.) so it could work even if the TV fails, it would be a great buy at $1499. Until then, the regular Vista model with the updated console makes more sense.