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Vizio M3D550KD

Vizio M3D550KD
alaScore 90

109 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and usability. The sound and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Vizio M3D550KD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of Vizio M3D550KD from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: VIZIO M3D550KD 55-inch 1080p 240Hz Razor LED Smart 3D HDTV (2012 Model)VIZIO M3D550KD 55-Inch 240Hz Class Theater 3D Edge Lit Razor LED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps (Black)

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Vizio M3D550KD


This year I've seen plenty of LED-based LCD TVs with disappointing picture quality, but the Vizio M3D0KD series isn't one of them. It boasts black levels and color accuracy that surpass competitors costing hundreds more, making it one of the elite...

The Vizio M3D0KD produces some of the deepest black levels and most accurate color of any LED TV this year, and does it for a bargain price. Its passive TV was brighter than many active sets and virtually crosstalk-free. The Smart TV suite has plenty...

Variable black levels, blooming, and lackluster video processing hurt the Vizio's picture quality to some extent. Its passive 3D showed occasional artifacts and moving lines. The TV's design is ho-hum.

Very good picture quality and an extremely aggressive price make the Vizio M3D0KD one of the best LED TV values on the market.

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Vizio M3D550KD Review – 55-inch LED HDTV


Bring home the intense 3D experience with the big 55 inch Vizio M3D550KD. The proud winner of the™ Editors' Choice 2012, this model integrates in a lot of applications for an engaging experience for the user. As the jury from say...

Customers searching for engaging big screen experience at the lowest price, the Vizio M3D550KD should be the right solution. Priced at $1,430, it is more than an impulsive buy and a profitable investment. This model competes with the likes of Samsung...


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Vizio M3D550KD


Vizio strikes again with a low-priced, well-equipped edge-lit LED HDTV. It has many useful features and a much, much lower price tag than previous models. Its 3D isn't quite as crisp as with some active 3D HDTVs, but considering everything you get for...

Inexpensive. Full-featured. Excellent color and contrast ; Cons: Not terribly energy efficient for an LED-backlit set. Editor Rating: 4.00 ; By Will Greenwald

Not terribly energy efficient for an LED-backlit set. Editor Rating: 4.00 ; By Will Greenwald

The Vizio M3D550KD packs plenty of features and very accurate colors into an under-$1,500 55-inch 3D HDTV. Pros: Inexpensive. Full-featured. Excellent color and contrast. Cons: Not terribly energy efficient for an LED-backlit set. Editor Rating: 4.00...


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Vizio M3D550KD


In today's competitive world of electronics it can be tough to know which products really offer high quality for a decent price. Lucky for you, Vizio's true colors come out when they're put to the test. The Vizio M3D550KD has by far the best picture...

A very well-designed apps platform, deep blacks and overall high-quality image make this LED TV worth every penny

A lack of picture controls and a few 1080p content issues bring the performance down a little

If you want an LED TV that delivers on picture quality, has some fun extras and is way cheaper than most, the Vizio M3D550KD is the one for you.

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Vizio M3D550KD 55-Inch Internet TV


We would never have guessed the Vizio M3D550KD cost less than $1,000. This ultra-thin big screen offers good picture quality and a full QWERTY keyboard built into the remote for easy navigation, making it one of the best 55-inch values on the market.

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"This HDTV delivers excellent picture quality"


I am an electronic sales and I highly recommend this HDTV if you planning to playing video games or watch movie during daytime or nighttime. Also, feel free to check out for information on what best HDTV to get this year.

I like the picture quality and very good dark level. Performs perfect during both daytime and nighttime.

Can't really think of one. If I have to say one then maybe sound quality is not as good as home theater system. The silver stand looks a bit annoying.

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"Hands down, the best TV at this price point!"


Let me start off by giving you some background. I have owned 3 Sony HDTV's since 2006. The first was a rear projection LCD model that I purchased for about $3800 in mid-2006 and had a design defect with something called the "optic block" that ended up...

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"This is THE TV to be beat at this price!"


Using on-screen menu will program remote to control other devices based on input. Comes with 4 "cheapy" glasses but do their job just fine and fit over my prescription glasses. TV won't do 2D to 3D conversion but that keeps the price down and if needed...

Excellent black levels! Color appears uniform and realistic. LED edge-lit adds longevity to TV as well as slim profile and weight loss. Qwerty keyboard. WIFI built-in, lot's of App choices, and 3D capable! Overscan adjustment capability.

Slightly laggy smart dimming. No swivel base. No coaxial digital output only Toslink optical and 1/8" headphone style output (needed coaxial for my setup). No S-video input(useless for most people today but still a "con" for me.