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Vizio M551d-A2R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the sound and design are generally positive. The usability and price also get good opinions, but there are some negative views about the connectivity and black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Vizio M551d-A2R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Vizio M551d-A2R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Vizio M551d-A2R from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and size. The usability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability, and opinions about the energy efficiency and design are mixed.

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

Oct, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

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.

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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com)

Vizio's M-Series TV is not just a pretty face

 

The Vizio M551d-A2R offers a potent combination of excellent design, decent picture quality, and a pocket-friendly price.

The ; 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 : HDTV Solutions (hdtvsolutions.com)

VIZIO M551D-A2R

 

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 (itreviews.co.uk)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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
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