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Vizio M501d-A2R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 959 reviews of Vizio M501d-A2R. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the remote control and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the tuner and reliability. Views are divided on the black level.

image quality, usability, price, sound, remote control

reliability, tuner

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Vizio M501d-A2R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Vizio M501D-A2R


The Vizio M501D-A2R is a surprisingly stylish, affordable LED-backlit HDTV that sports tons of features, good picture quality, and out-of-the-box 3D for eight people.

Good all-around performance. Solid 3D. Generous feature set.

3D shows crosstalk when viewed too close or off-axis. Dark scenes can look slightly muddy.

If you want an affordable, 3D-capable HDTV, the LED-backlit Vizio M551D-A2R is hard to beat. Its $1,100 price tag puts it at the low end of 3D-capable HDTVs in its size class, and its generous feature set should satisfy your need for connectivity. You...

Aug, 2013

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Vizio M501d-A2R


The picture the TV can produce is also impressive for its price, with excellent shadow detail and fairly deep blacks, and is worth the extra money over Vizio's entry-level E-Series for more-natural image quality. Local dimming for the price of a...

The Vizio M-Series M1d-A2R is an excellent value with great design and a snappy picture; it has excellent shadow detail, fairly deep black levels, and excellent processing; and its Smart TV access has been improved.

It doesn't have as deep a black level as a plasma; it suffers from a slight red push; it has a reflective screen; Yahoo apps aren't very slick; and the remote sensor isn't very responsive.

The Vizio M-Series offers a potent combination of excellent design, decent picture quality, and a pocket-friendly price.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

Vizio M501D-A2R


The Vizio M551D-A2R is a surprisingly stylish, affordable LED-backlit HDTV that sports tons of features, good picture quality, and out-of-the-box 3D for eight people.

The M551D uses passive 3D and comes with a whopping eight pair of 3D glasses (with additional pairs available from Vizio starting at $17.99 for two), so you can have a 3D movie party out of the box if you have a 3D-capable Blu-ray player. I watched...

Aug, 2013

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Newegg should find new company to ship not fedex


Overall still happy with purchase for 619.00 although I feel as with many other reviews newegg should drop fedex, usps does a way better job at least they can follow simple instructions. Instructions like use the back door and ring the door bell, which...

TV has a great picture excellent for gaming on both ps4 and xbox one. Good colors, near border less edges make it the picture stand out nicely over quite impressed with vizeo stepping up in quality compare able with my lg and samsung tv's

Although haven't gotten to watch an actual 3d movie I'm not too impressed with the 2d to 3d conversion if I didn't turn the 3d on myself I don't know that I'd be able to tell the difference. I was expecting to see like lgs display at best buy where the...

May, 2014

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Great television.. Awesome quality!!!


Worth each penny.. Good size and awesome quality of image!!!

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (

Great TV


This tv is the best I've ever had. I was thinking of getting a Samsung but this tv is as good and cheaper than Samsung!

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (

Excellent tv. Great picture


I would recomend to anyone. Great picture, easy to use. Wonderful internet connection.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (

Great TV for the price


For the price, this TV is great!!!!! Picture is a bit different from my Samsung, but that is expected. Not worse, just different.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (

Great TV!


The TV looked good at the store but when we hooked it up to cable WOW it has such depth to the picture! I am amazed! Love the TV and got a fair price! I had to have the base like this model. I hate the cheap looking feet that is starting to appear.

Jun, 2015

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it is great


pretty good deal. too bad they wouldn't let me ship to store for some reason.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black


3D compatibility: Yes
Display Diagonal:50
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):82


On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Picture-in-Picture: Yes


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
3D glasses quantity:8
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.89
Package height:33.8
Package weight:51.4
Package width:50.8


Card reader integrated: No
Optical disc player:N
Optical disc player type:Not included

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):82

Smart TV

Smart TV: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.54
Height (with stand):27.8
Package depth:5.91
Package height:33.8
Package weight:51.4
Package width:50.8
Weight with stand:43.4
Width (with stand):44.1