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Vizio M551d-A2R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Vizio M551d-A2R. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the sound and reliability are generally positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the remote control. There are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Vizio M551d-A2R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Vizio M551d-A2R from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Opinions about the sound and size are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the energy efficiency and design. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: VIZIO M551d-A2R 55-Inch 1080p 3D Smart LED HDTV

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

Vizio M551D-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.

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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: HDTV Solutions (



With the M551D-A2R, VIZIO has created an appealing 55-inch TV that delivers features, usability and performance at a competitive and tempting price.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (

Vizio M551D-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: Ishai L. (

Best TV I've ever owned


Oh My Goodness did I get a good deal on this TV. I've never been so impressed with an electronic purchase. This is by far the best money I've ever spent on a video device. I couldn't be happier. Good Job Vizio team!

Amazing picture, good sound, lots of HDMI inputs (4), loads of built in apps that function better than on a fire stick and you can load your own (plex never looked so good)

It isn't free, doesn't make me coffee in the morning, and the 3d doesn't let me actually touch what's in the picture.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Eric A. (

Absolutely Amazing!


I was a bit skeptical to buy a refurbished TV, but once I unpacked, set this baby up, and turned it on I was completely glad I bought it! The picture is amazing, especially with the 240hz refresh rate! The picture is so clear and crisp. I have no...

Thin, Great picture, Lots of inputs/outputs, Easy to use right out of box.

Lots of unnecessary apps

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Randal R. (

Great TV for the Price!!


I would buy this again and again...

Everything works Great, Looks brand new and is well worth the price you will pay here

Only 55 inch

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Review Update


I have owned it for 3 or 4 months now, this is my second review. My refurbished Vizio M Series is still going strong, with a more than beautiful picture!!!! I use it everyday! No issues, wifi signal is strong! I have been using the house accross the...

This is a awesome TV, and it is the best you can get for the price! Based on research and reviews, Cnet said you need to spend it least $1600 on a plasma to get a better picture quality than this LED Vizio TV. That means other tv's in the same price...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Jonah S. (

Sound doesn't work


I would be mostly pretty pleased with this television except for the fact that several times a day the sound stops working, and does not work again until the television is turned off and back on again. It doesn't matter if we try to change the volume,...

Decent picture

Sound goes out randomly, does not work again until television is turned off and back on.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael B. (

Can't beat 794 for 55" 3D TV


Huge TV and a really good deal. Had to grab this as the new M-Series won't have 3D and I don't see the need to wait for a P-Series right now. Give it a few more years for true 4k content to be more readily available. Slight issue with SBS 3d streaming...

Cheap, great picture, 3D tested with a SBS MKV streamed looks great (Gravity). Very easy to set up, Netflix app works very well (haven't tried others), Wifi works great too.

Speakers are pretty garbage but technically do transmit sound to your ears and it is audible after some tweaking, and the remote is a bit unresponsive or sluggish at times. It was annoying during setup but since then it seems to have gotten better....

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Kathy R. (

Great TV!


I have had it running every day for just over a month now! great picture! And a great TV! I love it! And the 3D is simply outstanding! The free shipping from Ceva logistics was very very slow lol. it took 6 or 7 days Guys! These TV's are tested! And...

This is a great TV! I love mine, and I will continue to buy refurbished Vizio products from Newegg! I had the Same problem with the WIFI as stated with the last review on this TV. My TV was connected to WIFI, but it wouldn't open Netflix, or other...

I did not RMA my TV. And it is a shame that this use to be 5 star product is now being brought down to a 4 star. All because of user error. And inability to troubleshoot. And fix problems!

May, 2014