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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. Reviews about the remote control and sound are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the black level, while there are some less positive comments about the tuner and reliability.

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 90/100 = Excellent 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

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...

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: Scorpio (

Excellent tv. Great picture


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

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Saikai (

Great television.. Awesome quality!!!


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

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Drew (

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 by: dirk (

it is great


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

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Georgiaboy6 (

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 by: Shell (

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

Product Specifications


HD type:Full HD


VESA mounting: Yes