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Vizio M551d-A2R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 387 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the black level and build quality.

value for money, usability, image quality, sound, design

remote control, glare, reliability, build quality, black level

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 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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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...

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Vizio M551d-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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"Great picture but out of control "FLASHLIGHTING"!"


CNet NEEDS to start including "Blooming", "Clouding", "Flashlighting" and whatever else different people call it, into their reviews. These TV's are attempting to compete with plasmas on their playing field of home theater, dark room screening. I was...




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"High End TV without the High End Price"


The M-Series is the flagship of the Vizio fleet of TVs. I spent a lot of time trying to decide between the M551d-A2R 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV and the "step down" model E500d-A0 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV. The E-Series TV is a...

Terrific Picture

Remote (must be pointed at lower left of TV to be effective)

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"Nice Television!"


I originally wrote a bad review for this television and I deleted because I found out that I was wrong.

Great picture

Reflective Screen

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"Knocked it out of the park!"


The TV supports multiple(i believe 4) 3D modes and comes with 8 sets of non-powered, light weight, 3D glasses. My wife and I watched Prometheus in 3D on our new TV. Though the movie, Prometheus, is ..., watching it upon our new Vizio, in 3D, was quite...

Edge to edge, crystal clear and an easy to adjust (to taste) picture. Best part, I only spent $1,050. Vizio has hit a home run.

- Sluggish television response to remote.

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All around great TV for great Price


I bought this TV as an open box item. Te reason I purchased it was the fact that it is compatible with more advanced sound bars that use the HDMI cables to communicate back and forth between components.This product has... Easy to set up, Great value...

Has all the latest technology for today's home entertainment

The stand isn't the most stylish, but it works

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Great TV! The 3D playback is excellent!


This is a great TV. Price is a lot better that an LG with the same refresh rate and 3D capable. I love it!This product has... Useful Internet-enabled features, Easy to set up, Great value and features for the priceAbout me... Technically savvy viewer,...



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Awesome picture, no lagging, and great features


The tv is very good for the price. It has great feature, you can do anything on the tv. Also the picture on the tv is the best I have ever seen. The only flaw about the tv is the sound is not very loud.This product has... Useful Internet-enabled...

Great price for the quality

Sound does not go very loud

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Beautiful picture, 3D is better than I expected


Very realistic looking images High resolution takes some getting used to - looks almost too real at first!This product has... Useful Internet-enabled features, Easy to set up, Great value and features for the price, Right number of connections, Easy to...