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VIZIO M50-C1 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

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  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Full Array w/ 32 Active LED Zones)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes - Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 44.2" x 25.4" x 2.4", TV with stand: 44.2"W x 27.8" x 10.0
  • Inputs: 5 HDMI, 1 USB Ports
  • Accessories Included: Remote
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Size: 50-Inch
  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model Number: M50-C1
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 49.5 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

Size: 50-Inch

Introducing the all-new VIZIO M-Series Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV. With over 8.3 million pixels in every image, four times the resolution of 1080p Full HD, M-Series Ultra HD displays produce breathtaking detail and clarity. Full-Array LED backlighting and up to 32 Active LED Zones deliver superior light uniformity with an extremely high contrast, and deep, pure black levels. Active Pixel Tuning enables pixel-level brightness adjustments for increased picture accuracy and contrast. And with up to Clear Action 360, sports and action fans will appreciate the powerful image processing of the M-Series with a blazing 120Hz effective refresh rate enhanced with backlight scanning for sharper detail in fast action scenes. In addition, the beautifully designed M-Series is optimized to deliver all of your favorite entertainment in stunning 4k Ultra HD right out of the box. Thanks to HEVC decoding and ultra-fast 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi (up to 3x faster¹), you’ll get Ultra HD streaming from popular apps like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and UltraFlix². Its powerful Spatial Scaling Engine beautifully transforms your favorite 360p and 1080p HD sports, movies, and TV shows into near Ultra HD. And support for the latest HDMI standards enables Ultra HD playback from next generation cable and satellite receivers, Blu-ray players and game consoles. It all adds up to a beautifully simple experience where the picture is everything and nothing is more captivating! ¹ Source: IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Maximum throughput rate of 802.11ac (1300 Mbps) is approximately three times faster than that of 802.11n (450 Mbps). Actual rate will vary, and will be subject to router model, site environment, range, Internet bandwidth and other factors. ²High-speed/Broadband Internet service and access equipment are required and not provided by VIZIO.

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Brand Name VIZIO
Item Weight 33.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 44.2 x 10 x 27.8 inches
Origin Imported (China)
Item model number M50-C1
Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Color Name Black

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4.3 out of 5 stars 1,530 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #4,210 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#109 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 41 pounds
Date First Available February 16, 2015

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By T. Wills on May 26, 2015
Size: 55-Inch
I purchased my 2015 Vizio M55-C2 about 1 month ago. Overall I think this is an excellent 4K TV. The FALD(Full Array Local Dimming) works great. It allows you to maintain deep blacks along with great shadow detail. No other TV offers FALD in this price range.

There are a few issues with this TV though. There is a bug in the software that will prevent the TV from using the motion interpolation settings that you have saved. You MUST turn on Game Low Latency setting for every single profile you setup on every single input until that issue is resolved with a firmware update(The latest firmware has resolved this issue). The SOE(Soap opera Effect) and the motion artifacts will be unbearable unless you do that.

Also the 55” version of this TV does not accept 1080p @ 120 FPS and it does not display 4K @ 60 FPS 4:4:4 properly. It will display 4K @ 30 FPS 4:4:4 properly but not at 60 FPS. You only need that if you hook up a computer to it though. 4K videos are not ever produced at 4K @ 60 FPS. They are all either 24 FPS(for movies and sometimes youtube) or 30 FPS(for youtube) and most video games do not support 4K @ 60 FPS either.

This TV must be calibrated properly though. If you take it straight out of the box and watch it you won’t be satisfied. You must buy a calibration blu-ray disc like DVE(Digital Video Essentials) and calibrate the colors and the shadow details for it to show the full potential of the TV.

If you have any other questions about what this TV can or cannot do please let me know.

The individual color settings are specific to each person’s TV so I can’t post those. However, I will post the other settings below that I use and why I use them. These settings apply to all sizes of the 2015 Vizio M-series TVs.

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Size: 70-Inch Verified Purchase
I'm not sure how Amazon relates reviews to products . Many of the reviews here have no relationship to my TV , the 70in 4kM model 240hz ultra hd LED TV . Reviews vary from 40 in 42in 50 in 120 hs , non 4k TV . Careful what you read .
Another caveat . Several reviews describe using this TVas a monitor for their computer or for gaming . I bought this for a home entertainment center. I suspect most others are looking for the same . So my review is for the M70 4k ultra hd smart LED hdtv 240 hs. For my stated purpose. If you want this for home entertainment my review is for you .
The picture is beyond expectations . Crisp , no blur , no judder or sputter . You can watch formula.1 racing or Jason Spieths fastest swing with no blur . The picture needs tweaking . This takes less than 5 min.. Flesh tones are spot on . Set up is simple . The stands are good and hold this monster stable . Viewing from any angle is great to awesome. No bad . The picture is far better than any movie theatre .in any mode , 4k or not , the picture is clear ,crisp and as I said awesome . The 4k from Netflex rivals Ansel Adams for clarity and detail . Nature documentaries put you in the scene. Though not 3d it feels like it . The depth of colors is natures own .
No one wishing a home theatre would expect the sound from ANY TV screen to be adequate. I have 7 speakers , a great receiver , a giant twin speaker ( heavy ) woofer from THX . Two rear speakers are imbedded in the ceiling . You are NOT buying this TV to be a sound system . You are buying a truly superb picture . It's senseless to comment on the sound quality. Quality sound is impossible in any flat screen. So , expect to spend whatever your budget can stand for sound .
So how do I rate this TV . I wish I could give 10 stars .
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Size: 43-Inch
I have the M43-C1 4K UHD TV. It's AWESOME.. Black is TRUE black (completely dark, thanks to active LED zones), and resolution is crisp. No pixel issues, and screen is semi-matte (no reflections thank you VIZIO!). I use it as my computer monitor @ 3840x2160. More monitor than I'll ever need. The screen density at this size works out perfectly. It's like a regular monitor only the borders are very far apart :) So I don't have any text size issues. It supports every single resolution I threw at it, over HDMI. It has 5 HDMI ports, but the one you'll want to hook up is HDMI5, which runs 4K@60hz. The PQ is remarkable, and the speed for gaming is adequate. I'm using it on my Alienware Alpha steam box that runs it at full resolution perfectly. For gaming I reduce the resolution to 1080p and it's REALLY fast without any shearing or artifacts (just make sure your game has V-Sync enabled).

Overall for $579 (From Costco), it was a steal in my opinion. Love love love it.

Vizio is a lower end brand so they are competing on value and features. And this one is chock full of features--as I said earlier 5 HDMI ports, USB input, Component video, analog audio out, SPDIF optical port and a wired ethernet port. The app interface is quite snappy too. Much quicker than my Roku 2XS. It has built in wireless that supports 802.11ac, b, n and supports higher 5.0ghz band as well. It runs at 120hz and has the frame interpolation (aka home-video effect) which you can turn off, under the Reduce Jutter and Reduce Motion Blur settings. That way you get the true cinematic quality intended in movies. It has several picture modes (standard, calibrated, calibrated dark, vivid, game and computer). It has two native modes, 1080p and 2160p.
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