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Vizio M80-C3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Vizio M80-C3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the durability.

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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 M80-C3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Vizio M80-C3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Vizio M80-C3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the design and size. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed opinions on the color and reliability.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: VIZIO M80-C3 80-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTVVIZIO M80-C3 80-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV

Dec, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Vizio M80-C3

 

Vizio's new M-Series of HDTVs shows you can get a big 4K screen with a very good picture without spending a whole lot of money.

Excellent contrast. Accurate color. Inexpensive compared with similar-sized 4K HDTVs.

Menus occasionally looks a bit fuzzy. Yahoo-based app ecosystem feels clunky.

Vizio's M-Series stands as one of the best values you can find in big-screen 4K HDTVs. They perform very well, and the price ($1,500 for the 65-inch model we tested) can't be beat. If you don't need a big screen, the smaller Sharp UB30 series is even...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Vizio M series (2015) review

 

Finally, I can wholeheartedly recommend a 4K TV. Not because its higher pixel count makes a major difference in picture quality -- it still doesn't and 4K content in the wild is still as scarce as giant pandas -- but because it finally offers a better...

The Vizio M series is one of the least-expensive 4K TVs you can buy. Its picture quality, thanks to full-array local dimming, delivers deep black levels and excellent contrast for an LCD TV. Color accuracy and some aspects of video processing are...

Competing 4K TVs offer better video processing and more accurate color prior to picture-setting calibration. Only one HDMI input is compatible both HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. The silver finish doesn't blend in as well as black would.

The Vizio M series sits at this year's sweet spot of price and picture, and just happens to be 4K too.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

VIZIO M80-C3

 

Vizio is the current godfather of high-value TVs, and the 2015 M series is the poster child. It's priced hundreds less than any of the 4K offerings from Samsung and Sony, and performs better than most. The secret to that picture has nothing to do with...

The Vizio M series is one of the least-expensive 4K TVs you can buy. Its picture quality, thanks to full-array local dimming, delivers deep black levels and excellent contrast for an LCD TV. Color accuracy and some aspects of video processing are...

Competing 4K TVs offer better video processing and more accurate color prior to picture-setting calibration. Only one HDMI input is compatible both HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. The silver finish doesn't blend in as well as black would.

The Vizio M series sits at this year's sweet spot of price and picture, and just happens to be 4K too.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Great price and an excellent picture.

 

In November 2015 we bought the Vizio 70 inch M Series 4K TV for our family room. Before this our "large" TV was a mortal Panasonic 42 inch G15 Plasma TV set up in our living room. This was a highly rated TV for its time and it still looks great. We...

Love the size (70 Inch) and the picture quality.

We haven't found anything that we don't like.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Good TV but flops on being a "smart TV""

 

At first I thought it was Comcast failing to provide adequate bandspeed, but using Speednet with my iPhone I'm getting 40-50 mbps at my Vizio M55-C2. However, I only get 7-17 mbps (converted numbers) at the TV when it recommended a minimum of 12 (1.5...

Great price (at Costco), good picture

Poor WiFi despite excellent bandspeed either wired or wirelessly

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Good TV but flops on being a "smart TV"

 

At first I thought it was Comcast failing to provide adequate bandspeed, but using Speednet with my iPhone I'm getting 40-50 mbps at my Vizio M55-C2. However, I only get 7-17 mbps (converted numbers) at the TV when it recommended a minimum of 12 (1.5...

Great price (at Costco), good picture

Poor WiFi despite excellent bandspeed either wired or wirelessly

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Pay the man to calibrate it or don't bother buying

 

I bought the 70-inch M Series late in January, 2016 mostly based on the CNET review and obviously the price. I was torn between the Vizio and the more expensive Samsung, which came with the free Geek Squad setup and calibration. Thinking I could use...

Size and price

Poor picture quality, mediocre sound and difficult calibration

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Great Features. Great Price. Tier 2 (or below) Build Quality."

 

I use CNET extremely actively (and often) to make buy decisions on consumer electronics and audio/visual equipment. My purchase of a Vizio M-Series 60-C3 was exclusively based upon David Katzmaier's enthusiastic review of its picture quality and the...

Price point and technical specifications

Glaring manufacturing defect. Mediocre design quality that is "functional" at best.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Great Features. Great Price. Tier 2 (or below) Build Quality.

 

I use CNET extremely actively (and often) to make buy decisions on consumer electronics and audio/visual equipment.

Price point and technical specifications

Glaring manufacturing defect. Mediocre design quality that is "functional" at best.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Amazing value for money

 

Got mine 6 months back. Primarily use for gaming (PS4) and some Netflix. I have absolutely no complaints. I never experienced anything close to a "soap-opera effect" and the refresh rate is top notch for my games. I took my PS to my in-laws who had a...

Sound quality, Picture quality, Inexpensive, Keyboard remote

Not enough apps

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoding technologies:DTS Studio Sound
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:10

Certificates

Certification:UL/CUL, FCC Class B, HDMI 1.4b/2.0, Dolby Digital Plus

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):20000000:1
Display Diagonal:80
Display Diagonal (metric):80
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
HD type:4K Ultra HD
High frequency rate:240
LED backlighting type:Full-Array
Screen shape:Flat
Supported video modes:1080p, 2160p
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):117.9

Ergonomics

On/Off switch: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:600 x 400

Management Features

Number of OSD languages:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac

Other Features

Stand width:61.7

Packaging Content

Desktop stand: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:9.25
Package height:45.5
Package weight:121
Package width:75.5

Performance

Local dimming: Yes
Processor cores:2
USB recording:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:5
PC in (D-Sub): No
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:60
AC input voltage:120
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):117.9

Smart TV

Lifestyle apps:Facebook, Twitter
Music apps:Pandora, Spotify
Smart TV: Yes
Video apps:Youtube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.91
Depth (with stand):12.1
Height:40.9
Height (with stand):43.9
Package depth:9.25
Package height:45.5
Package weight:121
Package width:75.5
Weight:99
Weight with stand:100.5
Width:71.3
Width (with stand):71.3