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VIZIO M401i-A3 40-Inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV (2013 Model)

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  • VIZIO Internet Apps Plus -Instantly enjoy the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and even more apps made for the big screen
  • Razor LED with Smart Dimming for a more vibrant picture with deeper contrast -all in an ultra-thin design
  • Built-in Wi-Fi -easily connect to the Internet with ultra fast wireless
  • M-Series Signature Design -Give your room a designer upgrade with the M-Series razor thin, near borderless signature design
  • 120Hz effective refresh rate enhanced with backlight scanning -Enjoy clear fast action scenes
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight34.5 pounds
Product Dimensions7.9 x 36.3 x 23.2 inches
Item model numberM401i-A3
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
Speaker TypeBuilt-in
  
Additional Information
ASINB00CI3BP06
Best Sellers Rank #9,304 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight40 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMay 31, 2013
  
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Display Technology LED LED-lit LED LED
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Refresh Rate 60 60 hertz 60 hertz 60
3D Technology Information not Provided Information not Provided active Information not Provided
Connectivity Technology Wifi Built-in wi-fi built in Built-in Wi-Fi Wifi Built-in
Number of HDMI Ports 3 3 1 3
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: M401i-A3
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 40 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

Product Description

The all-new M-Series 40" (40.0" diag.) Razor LED Smart TV has arrived with an ultra-modern design, brilliant picture quality, and a new, faster VIZIO Internet Apps Plus experience. Give any room an easy "designer home" makeover with the signature design of the M-Series, featuring an ultra-thin bezel that virtually vanishes next to the nearly edge-to-edge display. Enjoy stunning picture quality with the latest technology: Razor LED with Smart Dimming for vivid colors and deep contrast, Full HD 1080p and 120Hz effective refresh rate with backlight scanning for the sharpest possible picture. Now with the new, faster VIZIO Internet Apps Plus Smart TV experience, get connected with built-in Wi-Fi to the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and more from favorites like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, M-Go, HuluPlus, and Pandora. VIZIO M-Series: It's the must-have entertainment upgrade you've been waiting for.

From the Manufacturer

VIZIO M-Series 40 inch Razor LED Smart TV
M-Series Hero
Edge to Edge Perfection

The stylishly modern VIZIO M-Series 40" Razor LED Smart TV is crafted to redefine your entertainment experience with near edge-to-edge picture and must-have features that elevate your viewing to a new level.

M-Series TVs feature a razor-thin profile made possible by dazzling premium Razor LED backlighting that lines the interior perimeter of every M-Series screen and delivers brilliant picture at a fraction of the space and energy usage.

Faster Smart TV

Hundreds of apps. Millions of fans.

The all-new VIZIO Internet Apps Plus is now easier to use than ever. Its newly expanded apps library is your gateway to a virtually limitless world of the best streaming content, from hit movies and TV shows to music and more, while an updated user interface features full-screen searching* to make the most ingenious Smart TV platform intuitively simple.

VIA Plus On-Screen*Full Screen Apps Window functionality to be available Summer 2013. Image simulated.

Quicker and Smarter

Quicker & Smarter

A revamped user interface
lets you navigate quicker
and more easily.

More Apps Than Ever

More Apps Than Ever

A newly expanded apps
library adds to an already
unrivaled selection.

Full-Screen Apps Window

Full-Screen Apps Window*

A full-screen window makes
finding and organizing your
apps a breeze.

Built-In Wi-Fi

Built-In Wi-Fi

Ultra-fast Wi-Fi provides
an easy clutter-free
Internet connection.

Picture Quality
Superior Picture Quality

Edge To Edge-Of-Your-Seat Brilliance.

The new VIZIO M-Series is loaded with advanced technologies that push LCD brilliance to new heights. Innovations like Razor LED, a 120Hz effective refresh rate enhanced with backlight scanning, 1080p Full HD and 10M:1 dynamic contrast ratio bring a state-of-the-art viewing experience to life right on your screen.

Razor LED with Smart DimmingRazor LED with Smart Dimming

Brilliant LCD is lined with premium LED backlighting, enhanced with intelligent local dimming zones, to deliver vibrant color with richer blacks and brighter whites for striking contrast.

Faster Refresh RateFaster Refresh Rate

Effective refresh rate of 120Hz and enhanced with backlight scanning capture all the action with amazing sharpness.

1080P Full HD1080P Full HD

Crystal-clear 1920 x 1080p Full HD enhances every image with razor-sharp precision for a lifelike realism and fidelity.

M-Series Comparison Chart

Model Number M401i-A3 M501d-A2R M601d-A3R M651d-A2R M701d-A3R M801d-A3
Ultra-Modern Design
Class & Screen Size (Diag.) 40" (40.00") 50" (49.5") 60" (60.04") 65" (65.00") 70" (69.51") 80" (80.01")
Near Edge to Edge Display Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Razor-thin Profile 2.02” 1.75” 2.20” 2.13” 2.32” 2.62”
Superior Picture Quality
Edge Lit Razor LED Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart Dimming Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
1080p Full HD Resolution Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10 million to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
240Hz Refresh Rate No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smooth Motion No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Faster Smart TV
VIZIO Internet Apps Plus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spectacular Theater 3D
Theater 3D No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3D Glasses Included No 8 8 8 8 4
Connectivity
HDMI Ports 3 4 4 4 4 4
USB 1 2 2 2 2 2
Component/Composite 1 1 1 1 1 1
5.1 Digital Optical 1 1 1 1 1 1
Stereo Audio 1 1 1 1 1 1
Technical Specs
VIDEO
Class Size: 40" Class
Diagonal Viewable: 40.00”
Design: Razor thin, ultra-slim frame design
Smart TV: Yes, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus
Backlight Type: Razor LED
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Smart Dimming: Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi: Yes
DISPLAY
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10 million to 1
Viewable Angle (H/V): 178˙/178˙
Number of Colors: 1.07 Billion (10-bit)
OSD Language: English, Spanish, French
AUDIO
Speaker Power Output: 10W x 2
DTS StudioSound: Yes
DTS TruSurround: Yes
DTS TruVolume: Yes
OUTPUTS
Analog Audio Out: Yes (RCA)
Digital Audio Out (SPDIF): Yes (Optical)
INPUTS
HDMI: 3
Component: 1
Composite: 1 (shared with component)
Tuner: 1
Ethernet: 1
USB: 2
MULTIMEDIA FEATURES
Smart TV Apps: Netflix, MGO, VUDU, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Facebook and more
USB Music: Yes
USB Photo: Yes
USB Video: Yes
ENERGY SAVINGS
Energy Compliance: ENERGY STAR 6.0
Power Consumption: 51.98W
Standby Power
Consumption:
<1W
Ambient Light Sensor: Yes
WALL MOUNT SPECIFICATIONS
Mount Pattern: 200mm x 200mm
Screw Size: M6
VIZIO WARRANTY
One Year Parts & Labor; Free Lifetime Technical Support

High-speed/Broadband Internet service and access equipment are required and not provided by VIZIO. Additional fees and/or subscriptions required for certain content and services. Applications pictured or described in accompanying documentation may not be available, or may not provide the same functionality, content or services in all areas or as described herein. Applications are subject to future updates and/or modifications without notice.

Images shown are for comparative and illustrative purposes only. Actual measurements may vary based on models.

VIZIO, Inc. has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein. All product specifications, functionality, features, configurations, performance, design and other product information described herein are subject to change without notice. VIZIO, Inc. disclaims liability for typographical, technical, or descriptive errors.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The TV is good with excelent picture quality.
Vinod Kumar Kukreti
Only power on and off buttons work on the universal remote now, the TV ignores all other buttons.
Cletus Bojangles
Apps- Have only signed into Netflix but it works very well and is very quick to load.
Varun

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Varun on June 20, 2013
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My 40 inch TV arrived today after 2 long weeks of it being out of stock on Amazon. As I waited I began to read reviews that others had written and I had ventured over to the owners thread on the AVS Forums for this TV. As I was reading all the posts and reviews my number one concern was the degree of light bleed and if it was as bad as others had stated. For anyone on the fence about buying this TV due to the light bleed issue let me tell you now. I see no light bleed what so ever. If there is I can't make it out. Blu-rays look amazing. I hooked up my PS3 to see if there was any input lag or ghosting. None what so ever. ( I did change to game mode). The sound is clear and crisp, missing some bass but well above average for a flat screen tv.

Wrap up.

Picture - No light bleed, no input lag when gaming, no ghosting, colors are very bright and crisp looking. May need to calibrate a bit out of box but not much.

Sound- Good enough for flat screen tv. Missing some bass but that is to be expected.

Design- Wonderful, looks great.

Apps- Have only signed into Netflix but it works very well and is very quick to load. Yahoo weather, news, facebook all load fast and are easy to use.

Amazing tv for the price, and feature set. wonderful quality and design.

The only minor annoyance is that it takes forever to input information without a keyboard but i'll live with it.
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34 of 43 people found the following review helpful By William on December 30, 2013
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I bought this for my father and there have been no end of the headaches. While the picture is all right it is nothing special by today's standards and the TV is difficult to navigate. This is made worse by the remote, which is not really functional it works about 30% of the time and even then their is a substantial lag.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jason C. Hill on February 4, 2014
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While the picture quality displayed on this television is impressive, and its smart TV functions are mostly good (the Amazon Instant Video app was the only one I thought was terrible), I'm afraid I can't recommend this TV, especially if you intend to use this model for gaming. That's because this TV will blur and smear colors in dark scenes.

On default settings, images are surrounded by a blue aura that smears across the screen at the slightest hint of motion. By fiddling with the color temperature settings I managed to reduce this, but now the colors green and red smear. I thought I could live with it, but it's highly annoying and it destroys the mood in games that rely on creating atmosphere. It's distracting when, for example, in a horror game you come across a pool of blood that blurs and smears. Then you turn around and the edges of the door smears so much that you have to wonder if the character you're playing is on acid.

This is most noticeable in games, but it is also present during TV viewing. In one show, a character left a trail of red smear as he walked down a dark hallway. This also happens when using the TVs built-in apps, so the problem is not with the HDMI cables.

I do not know if this is a flaw in all Vizio TVs, just the M series, or just this particular model. I seriously regret buying this TV. I give it 2 stars instead of 1 because, other than the smearing, this TV is amazing. It just so happens that the smearing makes this TV unsuitable for the function I purchased it to fulfill.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Honestly on May 13, 2014
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Like I tell EVERYONE, better think twice before getting into a relationship with Vizio. If you plan on using the Internet connection buyer beware! They routinely send automatic firmware updates ( you have no options if your connected). These updates will changed the audio and video quality of your TV. And then they will hang you out to dry. Your stuck with junk. My TV was sent a firmware update six weeks ago which caused my audio to be miserably out of sync with the video. My viewing enjoyment went from happy to pissed off in a blink of an eye. Customer service jerked me around. They even went as far as to tell me that if they sent me a new TV I would still have the same problem due to some cable provider BS. They have been milking me along week by week stating that they are working on a firmware updated to correct this problem ... It's been six weeks now.... Today is May 14,2014. I had this TV 7-8 months when this SNAFU kicked in. I'm going to contact consumer affairs and file a complaint. It may not get me a replacement TV but at least it will make for some inconveniences. Good luck on your TV hunt.
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28 of 38 people found the following review helpful By kelpkelpkelp on June 22, 2013
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UPDATE 12/8/13: After owning this TV for six months, I still haven't perfected the color settings. I can't seem to find a happy balance between "dark" and "grainy"--not what you'd want out of a $500 TV. I watched Baylor win the Big 12 championship yesterday on a friend's Samsung (same size and year), and I regretted not spending the extra $200-$300 for a significantly nicer picture.

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I received my M401i-A3 40" Vizio HDTV yesterday. Setup--from inserting the mount to connecting the TV to our WiFi took 10 minutes tops. While some might categorize this TV's razor-thin design as "marketing," I find its super thin, sleek design to be critically important value added to the already stunning picture. A TV is something you're obviously going to look at--why buy one that has a thick ugly border? This TV's image is enhanced by a razor thin border. 1080p / 120 Hz is also beautiful combination right out of the box. The only drawback we've noticed is that scanning between apps and typing using a remote can be frustratingly slow, so we'll probably be buying a universal remote with keyboard--wireless keyboards unfortunately can not be paired with this TV.

Having spent weeks digging through online sale opportunities for 40-46" 1080p HDTV's, we're happy we went with this one.
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