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VIZIO M3D550KD 55-inch 1080p Razor LED Smart 3D HDTV (2012 Model)

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  • Theater 3D - Crystal clear, brighter, flicker-free 3D
  • VIZIO Internet Apps with built-in Wi-Fi and 2-sided remote with keyboard
  • Thin LED Design: TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 49.7'' x 32.1'' x 11.2'', TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 49.7'' x 30.5'' x 1.5''
  • Includes 4 pairs of Theater 3D glasses
  • 1080p Full HD
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Technical Details
Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight52 pounds
Product Dimensions1.5 x 49.7 x 30.5 inches
Item model numberM3D550KD
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
  
Additional Information
ASINB007TEE8YO
Best Sellers Rank #52,191 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight73.8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableApril 11, 2012
  
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  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: M3D550KD
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 55 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Bring that intense 3D movie experience home with VIZIO's 55-inch Edge Lit Razor LED-LCD HDTV. Winner of Popular Science's Best of What's New 2011, Theater 3D is advanced, flicker-free 3D that's better and brighter than conventional 3D. With four free pairs of battery-free 3D glasses, this HDTV puts next-generation 3D well within reach. Featuring Edge Lit Razor LED backlighting, 240Hz SPS refresh rate, 10,000,000 to 1 DCR and 1080p Full HD, this superb HDTV displays both 3D and HD content with amazing clarity, color and contrast. And VIZIO makes no compromises when it comes to sound with SRS StudioSound HD.

A World of Content: Sports

The Difference Is Crystal Clear: State-of-the-Art Technology

State-of-the-art technology pushes beyond the boundaries of conventional 3D TV with a picture up to twice as bright, featuring a wider range of viewing angles that makes it ideal for movie nights, sports viewing and gaming. Theater 3D also displays traditional HDTV content with the same brilliant clarity and superior picture quality that goes into every VIZIO HDTV.

Learn more about 3D, how it works, and exactly what you'll need to enjoy 3D at home at our 3D Center.

Brilliance With Style: Theater 3D Glasses

Battery-free Theater 3D glasses deliver superior immersive 3D TV, with a lightweight frame that’s designed for maximum comfort. They’re practical and durable for large get-togethers at home, yet state-of-the-art enough to use at your local multiplex.*

Brilliance With Style: Theater 3D Glasses

A World of Content: Games, Movies, and Sports

Put yourself right in the thick of the excitement with games like Ghost Recon: Future Soldier**, now available in 3D. Thrilling 3D blockbusters like Titanic*** and Transformers**** leap off the screen to make movie night an unforgettable experience. The action spills right into your living room with sports programming like ESPN 3D that takes game day excitement to a new level.

Wi-Fi Technology

The latest 802.11n Wireless Networking is built-in making connecting to the Internet quick and easy. Learn more about smart TVs in Amazon's Smart TV Center.

Built-In WiFi

Plug & Launch

Connecting is easy and hassle-free. Just turn on your HDTV and let the on-screen set-up wizard guide you through a few simple steps.

Browsing is a Breeze

A simple interface makes searching, browsing and switching between apps and internet content as easy as channel-surfing.

Automatic Updates

VIZIO Internet Apps automatically updates to ensure you're always running the current version and accessing the latest content.

Crystal-Clear Full HD

Crystal-Clear Full HD

Full HD gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor-sharp. VIZIO’s 1080p Full HD enhances every image with dazzling clarity to deliver a lifelike picture with unparalleled precision and fidelity.

LED Brilliance

Premium Edge Lit LED lines your screen’s interior perimeter with dazzling LED backlighting, so you can enjoy first-rate color and brilliance packed into an amazing, ultra-thin profile.

Vibrant Contrast

From true blacks to pure white and every shade in between, VIZIO HDTVs feature dazzling contrast that displays each image with spectacular intensity and realism. 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions.

*Compatible with RealD 3D.
**Ghost Recon: Future Soldier © Ubisoft. All rights reserved.
***Titanic © Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.
****Transformers © Dreamworks Video. All rights reserved.

Product Description

Bring that intense 3D movie experience home with VIZIO's 55-inch Edge Lit Razor LEDLCD HDTV. Winner of Popular Science's Best of What's New 2011, Theater 3D is advanced, flicker-free 3D that's better and brighter than conventional 3D. With four free pairs of battery-free 3D glasses, this HDTV puts next-generation 3D well within reach. Featuring Edge Lit Razor LED backlighting, 240Hz SPS refresh rate, 10,000,000 to 1 DCR and 1080p Full HD, this superb HDTV displays both 3D and HD content with amazing clarity, color and contrast. And VIZIO makes no compromises when it comes to sound with SRS StudioSound HD.

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Customer Reviews

meets all my expectations and more. the picture is outstanding. have not tried the 3d yet but i'm sure i won't be dissapointed. Read more ›
Picture is great, no complaints there. Plastic on the tv is brittle, remote feels flimsy. Read more ›
The HDTV we purchased from him worked for 5 weeks. After that time, the picture was horrible. He promised to replace the HDTV for at least three months and never fulfilled… Read more ›
I love this tv. The colors and depth of the picture are amazing and the 3-d is great. I still have yet to use all the features available . Read more ›
Having only owned plasmas previously, I wasn't convinced that LED could match it; so…The picture quality is great, even while watching sports or other fast-moving material. Read more ›
Our local Cox cable supplier has many free 3D programs to watch. The image is as crisp and bright with perfect rendering of all the signals I threw at it. I am blown away… Read more ›
The picture is clear as a bell and everything works perfectly. I was considering adding a sound bar, but the sound is really good as is. Read more ›
Sound was really bad with the system. With the true sound turned on it would suddenly reduce itself to almost a whisper and then return to normal in about 5 seconds (give… Read more ›
- Audio isn't the best, you have to play with it to get rid of the tinny sound but then OK. Will probably get a sound bar at some point. Read more ›
I've been especially impressed by it's HDMI audio source detection. As I said before I connect my computer via DVI->HDMI which means there is no audio on the HDMI. The TV… Read more ›
The TV has good picture, sound and internet streaming. Read more ›
Excellent TV ,very good picture and sound . We watch a lot of sporting events on it and it more than meets are exceptions . Read more ›
The price was excellent. Delivery very attentive. Read more ›
I love it because of the excellent value. I only have one problem and that is in certain dark scenes the screen is splotchy. Read more ›
I purchased this unit at a REALLY good price (now I know why) before moving to Iowa from NYC on March 13th. It was delivered to my NY address on Feb 28th; I wanted to have… Read more ›
We went with this Vizio because it was a great price, and we wanted the passive 3D functionality and the LED power savings. The video is truly magnificent. Read more ›
If I had not watched the LG for three weeks, then…The picture is great for the price you pay but is definitely in a different class then the LM7600 or UNES7100 Sammy. T… Read more ›
We have had this TV for three weeks now and think it is great for the price. Pros: Good picture and sound quality. Read more ›
Very happy with this TV, the apps are great and the picture is quite clear and crisp. Only slow on startup and when switching between resolutions (480p to 720p or 1080p) Read more ›
The built in apps are weak at best but for Netflix streaming works well. Read more ›
Internet apps are ok for checking weather, Facebook or a quick tweet with…It also depends how good your intenet connection is because my mac is a lot faster for youtube. Read more ›
The 3D is excellent, it came with 4 pairs of "inexpensive" 3D glasses and it has many many apps like Netflix and Skype and Hulu, You Tube etc...the list goes on and… Read more ›
Also, some of the apps are cheezy. Wake up, not everyone likes NetFlix. Nice set, well designed. Read more ›
But a hard-reset (unplugging it) did the trick to make it right. Now, there is something that is a bit of a quirk: when using the smart TV apps like Hulu, netflix or youtube. Read more ›
We just purchased this set a week ago and it works great. The set up was flawless. I spent the extra for the 240 HZ model, and the picture is perfect. Read more ›
The remote is a bit tough on the old folks in that the buttons a small…Anyway, the TV setup is supper easy and it has a stunning picure out of the box in "standard" mode. Read more ›
Great picture and smart apps. Easy to setup and use Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc. Read more ›
I have 2 other Vizio TVs, so when I was going to buy a new TV I decided to stick…The picture is very clear, great frame rate, not to heavy, easy to move and easy to set up. Read more ›
This TV is very nice. it was easy to set up and the picture quality is just as amazing as a Sony TV. Read more ›
Very easy to set up and use. The picture quality is outstanding! Read more ›
The picture…This new Vizio replaced a smaller but fully functional Visio model that we moved to another room, where it remains an excellent TV in both sound and display. Read more ›
Some of the best features are: Netflix Read more ›
This is my first Vizio and I love it. 3D is great, lots of features, and great built-in internet apps. Read more ›
I read so many other reviews that I was on the middle of the fence for this Vizio TV. I really like the functions and they all work for me, internet, DVD and quality. The… Read more ›
It's literally theatre 3d. I was unhappy with the xbox settings though. I wasn't able to change picture settings and I called vizio just as the other guy who posted and… Read more ›
I have also paired it with the VIZIO 3D blu ray player and I have just fallen in love with it. My kids love the game mode feature. The sound is OK but for the money it is… Read more ›
Once you find your settings to your liking, the picture, color is exceptional. I don't quite understand all the talk about judder/motion blur/etc. Read more ›
Does not matter if it's set on standard sound or surround sound; when you turn up the…I've had to constantly adjust the picture trying to get a decent color and brightness. Read more ›
This is my Third Vizio TV and second Smart TV from Vizio. LED is great for Black contrasts and the 3D when used has been great. Read more ›
I was skeptical out of the box because I didn't think the picture had that great of colors, but after a lot of tweaking, it looked great (there's lots of options). It… Read more ›
I like the fact, although I have surround sound, that the speaker was placed at the bottom of the TV and not on the sides, that and it blends in perfectly with the black… Read more ›
* Audio was surprisingly better than I expected and better than other LED backlit super thin TV's I've looked at. * Excellent color and black level. * Bluetooth Remote with… Read more ›
I take 3D movies Ive downloaded…The remote is a nice solid little brick, perfect in weight and very tactile with a built in "texting" type of keyboard which I like. Read more ›
The four HDMI plugs are more than necessary, but they may be welcome to folks who route many…Remote is slow, and the slide out keyboard nice, but made for small hands. H… Read more ›
-3D Works Amazing -Remote Works Well -Media Player (USB) Read more ›
Remote works nicely with my Comcast box, has a stronger signal. I like the sliding keyboard. Read more ›
I haven't tried Netflix, because,…6. Remote is very well designed with its piano black surface and nice feel buttons, that you don't have to press so hard to make it work. Read more ›
I love my TV it works great the 3D looks good and the built in apps are good could use a few more. Four HDMI inputs a great remote over all a great TV. Read more ›
I'm a film buff, so image quality…Up until recently the image quality of LCDs, Plasmas and LED LCDs was not good enough for me (mostly due to poor contrast in dark scenes). Read more ›
The display is excellent, with bright colors and deep blacks from anywhere in our living room. Many other TVs may do that, but what we all love are the Vizio Internet apps… Read more ›
The reason I did not give a 5 star rating is because…The clarity is great but the color is kind of dull so I had to tinker with it a bit to get the picture how I like it. Read more ›
I used to watch on my Kindle Fire. but the quality on a full 55" screen is great. Of course, a fast internet connection is always a requirement. Read more ›
I'm very happy with my purchase. The screen size is excellent and the sound is great. I purchased a Vizio home theater system with wireless subwoofer, speakers and soundbar. Read more ›
I left everything…Our room has three windows facing the screen and even on the brightest days, I don't have any problems with glare or the picture not being being enough. Read more ›
It was my husbands idea but we all love it. Great picture and easy to use! Read more ›
Vizio Apps (but this is a software issue and can be updated in future, also your PS3/3D blu-ray player can resolve…Menu options can be made a little more intuitive to use Read more ›
It has a beautiful picture and is very easy to use and set up. The apps are easy to download and use. Read more ›
You can't beat the price for the contrast and Mhz. Very easy to use. Only complaint is the need of a separate sound bar due to thin LEDs these days...Very happy with purchase. Read more ›
Not as big as my Vizio 80" HDTV however this was a perfect size for my bedroom and bathroom (previously purchased for that reason alone), after all there's nothing like… Read more ›
I received the TV yesterday in good shape. I wasn't ready for the shipping people unpack it so I choose to unpack it myself later in the afternoon. Read more ›
* Solid Stand = No turn or tilt. The stand that comes with the set does not move to accommodate seating locations in the room of the primary viewer and others, that said… Read more ›

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127 of 132 people found the following review helpful By M. Barnes on July 16, 2012
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Let me start off by giving you some background. I have owned 3 Sony HDTV's since 2006. The first was a rear projection LCD model that I purchased for about $3800 in mid-2006 and had a design defect with something called the "optic block" that ended up as the subject of a class action lawsuit. Sony extended the warranty for a year because of it. Some people got new flat panel TV's for free or extreme discounts. Mine was repaired once and by the time it broke again, which was inevitable, It was out of warranty and Sony wouldn't help me. I have bought Sony all my life and thought that sometime you just get a lemon, so I gave them another chance and in mid-2009 bought a KDL-52V5100 for about $2000. I had nothing but problems right out of the box. The TV's auto dimming feature would make the screen so dim that it went very dark in movies and video games and you couldn't see anything in dark scenes, EVEN WITH SMART DIMMING TURNED OFF! Sony sent me a firmware update, which didn't fix it. Then they sent me a new TV, same problem. It was obviously a software/hardware design issue. They sent me a KDL-52W5100 as a replacement, which was a slight upgrade. I was fairly happy with that TV other than the 8-bit panel which did cause noticeable banding at times. Then, in May of 2012, roughly 3 years old it started exhibiting a picture problem where the whole left side of the screen would turn green and horizontal lines covering the rest of the screen appeared along with a terrible high pitched squealing noise. Sony, of course, refused to help me as this TV only had a 1 year warranty. I found out from a local shop that it needed a new LCD panel for about $1600, which of course meant that my 3 year old TV was now a big door stop.Read more ›
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Dave the rave on July 1, 2012
I wanted to order this from amazon, but they were out of stock, so got it on Costco.com. I was hesitant to get a vizio, but I already spent good money on 60" Panasonic plasma for our finished basement, so this TV was for the family room. So I figured I would risk the better quality for features, size and price. Now that I have it, I dont feel I risked too much! The picture on this vizio is awesome. It took some time to fiddle with the settings (no suggested calibration on any websites as its a new model). I am shocked at the picture quality, especially after reading all the videophile reviews about plasma vs. led. My Panasonic St30 is awesome, but this picture is nearly the same. To be picky, the contrast/blacks might be slightly better on the panny, but it's hard to tell. Not only that, my family room where this tv is located has two large windows FACING the tv! I thought the screen was a pure matte, but I would call it a dull semi gloss. A first I was upset and thought it would ruin the daytime viewing experience. My family laughed at me saying, "what are you talking about?". They see no glare. I see some when shows go to commercial or screen is black.

Once you find your settings to your liking, the picture, color is exceptional. I don't quite understand all the talk about judder/motion blur/etc. only thing I've seen is the occasional ghosting of a baseball on some throws from outfielder to home plate. But nothing during other parts of game. Watched some football replays on nfl network...no issues..

Have only used 3d to test it with avatar bluray. Insane picture and really pops. The remote with slide out keyboard is a bonus. Easily synced it with cable box and bluray player. My family loves only using one remote.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By I bought it on June 20, 2012
I've owned this TV for a month and I love it! Setup was very easy. The built in WIFI works great! The picture is bright and clear. I left everything set the way it was out of the box and we are very happy. Our room has three windows facing the screen and even on the brightest days, I don't have any problems with glare or the picture not being being enough. We even have light about two feet away from where it's mounted on the wall. No problem with that either. The sound for a flat pannel TV is pretty good. In fact I haven't even seriously considered upgrading sound yet. It's adequate for regular veiwing. The 3D is very cool. I bought Underworld Awakenings with my new 3D Blu Ray player. Again the picture was outstanding and the 3D works very well. The only problem I have is the keyboard on the remote doesn't always register the keys I push. One out of ten letters will be lost. This is not a problem for me and if I had to have a problem, this is what I would have picked. You simply can't beat the value with this TV. It has every current feature there is and in my opinion, works very well. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By K. Halloran on August 26, 2012
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Have had this TV for a few days now and although there are issues you can't beat the price. I've got two Samsung UN55C8000 55" I got two years ago for about $1600 more and yes they are a better TV but I can buy two Vizio's that are of acceptable quality. Got this TV for the kids game room. Some of the Pros:

- Decent picture.
- Lots of Widget apps for network access. Much better than Samsung.
- Plenty of interface jacks. Much more than you need given most people would connect stuff to a home theater system if you have that much stuff to connect.
- WiFi works like a charm. Already streamed a movie from Amazon Prime and Vudu.

Cons:

- Audio isn't the best, you have to play with it to get rid of the tinny sound but then OK. Will probably get a sound bar at some point.
- Very glossy screen.
- In a dark room you can see brightness at the corners, black isn't as black. Not that big a deal.
- SD looks poor but does on most HDTV's. This one is worse than my Samsungs.

The biggest problem I had with this TV (which cost is a star) is when I powered it up the logo would flash an error code and then there was a black screen. Figured, great, it is a dud. Code was 2, 5, 11 flashes for anyone else that see's it. Once the setup screen appeared but remote would not work (could only turn/on off scroll arrows would not work). I never call tech support as they tend to be useless so tried a bunch of stuff. Turned the TV on with the manual buttons and the setup screen appeared, then used the manual buttons to scroll work through the menus and there is one to sync the remote. Once that was done all worked great and have never had the dreaded flashing logo again.
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