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Vizio M501d-A2R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1019 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the sound. Some have doubts about the energy efficiency and glare.

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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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

Vizio has once again produced a very good big-screen HDTV for a reasonable price. While the Vizio E601I-A3 proved that you can get a solid 60-inch screen for under a grand, the M551D-A2R proves that you can get a very good 55-inch, 3D-capable screen...

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Vizio M501d-A2R


Vizio has been around a while now, and though it started as a budget brand it has been making some small steps toward improving its image, and with the new M-Series the improvement is literal. The M-Series is inarguably the best-looking TV the company...

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.

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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...


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"Purchased M series but it doesn't work."


Don't buy it unless you know it works. You won't get any help.

It looks real good on paper but unfortunately not so good when you plug it in.

Screen freezes during setup for the internet connection. Customer service is nonexistent.

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"Great TV for the money or ortherwise"


I bought this TV while looking for a Budget TV and found this one that blows most non budget TV's out of the water.

Great Screen

Sound is not the best

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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...

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Very happy with TV


TV is Very good, with an extra sound bar purchase.This product has... Useful Internet-enabled features, Easy to use remote controlAbout me... Casual viewer

Good picture quality, several additional features

The speakers. The sound goes off to the side, making it hard to hear

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price was too low for this product! amazing pictureThis product has... Useful Internet-enabled features, Easy to set up, Great value and features for the price, Right number of connections, Easy to use remote controlAbout me... Sports enthusiast, Love...

great picture clarity

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Best value


Great performance prıce ratio. Nice picture and sound quality just out of box.,

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it brings good features to use, such as netflix, purchase 3d movies, etcThis product has... Easy to set upAbout me... Love to stream movies