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VIZIO M221NV 22-Inch Full HD 1080p LED LCD TV with VIA Internet Applications, Black

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  • VIZIO Internet Apps
  • Built-in WiFi 802.11n
  • 1080p Full HD with Razor LED backlighting
  • 50,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurroundHDTM audio
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight7.7 pounds
Product Dimensions2.1 x 21.8 x 13.6 inches
Item model numberM221NV
Output Wattage3 watts
Color NameBlack
Frequency Response Curve50/60
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #43,188 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight15 pounds
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Date First AvailableAugust 1, 2010

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: M221NV
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 22 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description



This HDTV is Internet-ready. To view Internet apps on this TV, you may also need:

  • Broadband Internet service
  • A router
  • Cabling
  • A Wi-Fi adapter (if there is not one built in)
  • A PC for subscriptions or payments

To learn more about Internet-ready HDTVs, visit Internet-Ready TV 101.

VIZIO's 22" Class (21.5 inch diagonal) Edge Lit RazorLED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps puts the best of the web right on your TV screen, giving you the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more at the push of a button. With built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n) as well as a standard Ethernet connection setup is easy. The M221NV also boasts full 1080p HD with edge lit RazorLED backlighting for brilliant clarity in a razor thin design.

An amazing 2.1" ultra thin profile at its thinnest point.
VIZIO Internet Apps graphic
Connect to the Internet to stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and more.
VIZIO Full 1080p graphic
Razor sharp clarity via full 1080p High-Def resolution.
VIZIO Wi-Fi single band 802.11n HD graphic
Quick and easy 802.11N wireless networking built-in.

This stylish and compact Internet-enabled HDTV fits anywhere and also delivers superior audio using SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurroundHD for advanced virtual surround sound. It has two HDMI ports to connect HDMI devices to your HDTV. In addition, it also exceeds ENERGY STAR 4.1 guidelines when the TV is turned on to reduce energy consumption and has built-in ambient light sensing technology, which automatically adjusts backlight levels to the brightness of its surroundings.

Key Features

    Front view of the VIZIO M221NV 22-inch Full HD 1080p RazorLED LCD HDTV
    Advanced picture quality, immersive virtual high definition sound and premium wireless Internet connectivity.
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    Back panel of the VIZIO M221NV 22-inch Full HD 1080p RazorLED LCD HDTV
    2 HDMI, Ethernet, USB and more at the back panel.
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    Side view of the VIZIO M221NV 22-inch Full HD 1080p RazorLED LCD HDTV
    Both stylish and slim, with a 2.1" profile.
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  • 22-inch LED Backlit HDTV featuring 1920 x 1080 pixels and support for 16.7 million colors.
  • Full 1080p High Definition Resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.
  • Razor Thin Profile only 2.1" thin (without stand; max depth of 2.37").
  • Ambient Lighting is achieved as energy efficient sensors auto-adjust brightness for the perfect picture regardless of room conditions.
  • 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio giving you deeper blacks and brighter whites.
  • Two built-in 3-watt Speakers provide full, rich sound.
  • SRS Audio Technologies: SRS TruVolume evens out dynamics to limit volume inconsistencies between programming, while SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high-definition surround sound out of the unit's two speakers.
  • Connect to the Internet Via Integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi or via the included Ethernet port.
  • VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) let you easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather. VIA comes with Amazon Instant Video, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, VUDU and Yahoo TV Widgets pre-loaded on the TV, ready to launch on-screen at the touch of a single button on the remote. You can continually discover and download more apps from other content and service providers by browsing our gallery of apps that is dynamically updated right on your VIZIO HDTV. (Learn more)
  • ECO HD exceeds the current Energy Star Guidelines by 50 percent below Energy Star 3.0, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.
  • Mercury Free Display:LED backlights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance.
  • Warranty: One year parts and labor, and free lifetime technical support.
  • HDMI (with HDCP): 2
  • Component: 1
  • Composite Video: 1
  • RF: 1
  • S-Video: 1
  • Ethernet: Yes
  • PC input (RGB): 1
  • SPDIF Digital Optical Output: 1
  • USB: 1
  • TV with stand: 21.75" x 15.43" x 7.13" (WxHxD); 8.15 pounds
  • TV without stand: 21.75" x 13.56" x 2.1" (WxHxD); 7.71 pounds
  • What size TV should you get?

What's in the Box

VIZIO M221NV 22-inch RazorLED LCD HDTV, VIZIO VR12 remote control, 2 x AA batteries for the remote control, detachable base, AC/DC power adapter, video adapter cable (RGB-to-Component), audio adapter cable, user manual, quick setup guide, registration card.

Technical Specifications

  • Screen size: 22 inches
  • Tuner: ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner
  • Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Computer Support: 1920x1080, 1360x768, 800x600, 640x480 via VGA/HDMI
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1
  • LED: Yes, Edge Lit Razor LED
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Brightness: 250 nits
  • Response Time: 5ms
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP): No
  • Picture-outside-Picture (POP): No
  • Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee: Yes
  • V-Chip: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • 3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down: Yes
  • ATSC with 8VSB and QAM demodulation: Yes
  • ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding: Yes
  • NTSC Video decoding via Video: Yes
  • Progressive Scan Video: Yes
  • Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
  • Remote: VIZIO VR12
  • Panel Lamp Life (typical): 30,000 hours
  • Voltage Range: 100~~240 Vac at 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: <1W Standby, 65W w/ALS (Ambient Light Sensor)
  • Wall mount hole pattern: VESA standard 100mm x 100mm

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VIZIO Internet Apps

This VIZIO HDTV includes the VIZIO Internet Apps feature (VIA), and it comes pre-loaded with Amazon Instant Video, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, VUDU and Yahoo TV Widgets, ready to launch on-screen at the touch of a single button on the premium Bluetooth universal remote control. A high-speed Internet connection is required to access content and receive product updates, and this model enables you to connect to the Internet via integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet.

When you press the VIA button on your remote, the Apps Dock appears along the bottom of your screen with a selection of different Apps that let you watch movies, TV shows, listen to music, or get weather and news information all on demand. In addition to the providers listed above, new partners for 2010 include:

  • blip.tv: Blip.tv is an online television network that hosts the best original shows on the Web; from scripted sitcoms and dramas to shows about fashion, technology, politics and more.
  • CBS: The CBS Widget offers easy access to CBS schedule information, program metadata, previews and clips, cast photos and bios, and more.
  • NBC: View NBC's show schedule, view full screen photo galleries and catch up on your favorite shows with up-to-date quick text recaps, cast BIOS, and more.
  • CNBC: The CNBC widget allows you to interact with CNBC's real-time stock quotes direct from the NYSE and NASDAQ, real-time watchlists to track favorite stocks, and other key analytics.
  • iMemories: Now all your old home movies, photos and slides can be watched directly on your VIZIO TV with iMemories. iMemories digitally converts and preserves all your favorite memories online, regardless of the original media format.
  • Roxio CinemaNow: The Roxio CinemaNow platform enables you to instantly access a broad range of high-quality digital entertainment from your favorite consumer electronic devices.
  • The Weather Channel: Get your weather forecast when you want it with the press of your remote. The Weather Channel Widget delivers current conditions, the 5-day forecast and more for your zip code and thousands more.

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

Graphic for determining the right size HDTV for your room

With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5


Product Description

VIZIO's M221NV 22" Razor LED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps puts the best of the web right on your TV screen. With built-in WiFi (802.11n) for easy set-up, the M221NV also boasts full 1080p HD with Razor LED backlighting for brilliant clarity in a razor thin design less than 2.1" (max depth 7.13").

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Picture quality is very good..
I really wanted to give this TV 3 1/2 stars and wish there were fractional ratings.
Tarot Teacher
The wireless internet connection is excellent, and Netflix works seamlessly.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

128 of 133 people found the following review helpful By Jim Chou on August 26, 2010
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I was looking for a secondary monitor to use with my HTPC to use at the breakfast table when I didn't want to turn on the big plasma, and thought this might be interesting because it's LED backlit (edgelit really) and had Netflix and some other widgets.

It turns out to be really cool... good picture quality - not as much contrast ratio as a much pricier, larger TV obviously, but decent for casual TV watching, good colors and viewing angles. The Netflix support works really well, streamed HD over the wireless without any issues, apparently the same quality as my Roku HD box - that alone is worth buying it for.

Some of the widgets are pretty useless (I'm looking at you, CBS), they're basically just ad channels, and I haven't found news that's more than two lines long. It would be nice if there were a web browser for it, or a dedicated NY Times app.

The sound quality isn't bad for a TV... you'd get better sound adding some cheap computer speakers with a subwoofer, but I don't really blame the TV, it's so skinny there's not really room for decent speakers.

All in all, quite a nice toy, great for a dorm or kitchen.
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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful By P. Chittiboina on August 8, 2010
I wanted a monitor for home office to connect to my Macbook Pro. Looked at monitors, and settled on the Vizio instead. This is an early review (bought it yesterday).

The unit is very light and is easy to assmble (no tools required other than opposable thumbs). Connected to the network via LAN cable to Airport Extreme. The unit detected internet with no problems. The internet apps were available right out of the set-up process including some of my favorites like Pandora and Netflix.

The internet apps allow me to watch videos off Netflix and listen to music without turning on the computer at all. I haven't used the unit as a monitor yet. Will update the review when the cables arrive.

Pro: Light, good picture quality, direct internet connectivity.
Cons: Painful to enter information from the remote, slight lag in moving between apps.

Updates to follow.
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70 of 74 people found the following review helpful By John W. Bacon on August 22, 2010
We have only had this TV for a week but we love this TV. It replaced an old TV in a bedroom that required a digital converter box. We hooked it up to a rabbit ears antenna, and followed the easy on-screen instructions to connect it to our wireless home network. We live in a metro area and with only the rabbit ears, we get a terrific picture. Besides the picture, one thing we especially appreciate is the automatic sound level control feature that probably all Vizio televisions come with. It stops commercials from blasting us. We haven't used the Web apps yet, but we would already recommend this TV to anyone for a bedroom or office.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful By KyleB on April 22, 2011
I'd found this TV in the clearance aisle of a chain store for a bit less than the price here, but in the end I would have been happy to pay Amazon's full price.
The unit works great overall, the web apps are zippy (after update), the picture quality is fantastic for the price paid, the wireless connected without issues, and short of the remote being a little clunky it's a great buy for the price as a second tv for the kids, a second monitor on the desk, or even as a 'move around' set.

Interesting bits:
1. Wireless: Worked great out-of-the-box. Took maybe a minute for it to connect to my home network, and so far the single strength's been great up to 35' and through at least one wall. I would feel confident that my 65yo Mom could connect this TV wired or wirelessly.

2. Self Update: The tv updated its firmware over the wireless within an hour of being turned on. The newer firmware did wonders for the web apps as far as speed, app choices, and interfaces for Netflix and Amazon On-demand.

3. Video web apps: Netflix, Amazon On-Demand, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and a couple others are all great. Picture quality can vary from the supplier, but of the few tests run so far the picture quality of Amazon on-demand, Hulu Plus, and the majority of the netflix videos we looked at were HD quality or nearly indistinguishable from HD. There's some buffering/blocking at the start of Netflix videos, but disappears after 10-30sec. Watched a few minutes of Battlestar Galactica HD from Amazon On-Demand and it definitely passed our in-house HD-or-not test with flying colors ('Look good to you?' - 'Yup, looks good to me'). Two thumbs up for AOD.

4. Other web-apps: Meh.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By jadelung on October 30, 2010
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I have been looking for a small TV for my bedroom and did a lot of shopping around. This TV is amazing.

The best thing about this TV is the built-in Wifi. You don't need to purchase anything extra to get the Wifi to work. For example my Tivo unit you have to buy an antenna, which is not cheap. The internet apps are amazing!

I love the Web Videos App you can watch on-demand material from CBS, FOX, WB, PBS, and more! It's like Hulu!

It has a Vudu app. A VUDU Set Top Box on Amazon cost $199.99! I just paid $238.00 on Amazon for a TV that has Vudo, Netflix, Amazon On-Demand and more.

This TV saves you money you don't need to buy a Roku, VUDU, or Boxee! All you need is this great TV!

Pros: Great picture, built-in Wifi!, great apps, thin and light, easy to use,.

Cons: No slide-out keyboard remote, remote does not light up in dark, sound is okay, but not great.

I give this TV a 4.5 out of 5. If the sound was a little bit better it would be a 5. It would be nice if you had the option to purchase the slide-out remote separately.
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