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VIZIO M551d-A2R 55-Inch 1080p 3D Smart LED HDTV

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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
  • Theater 3D - Crystal-clear, flicker-free, brighter 3D than conventional 3DTVs; Built-in Wi-Fi - easily connect to the Internet with ultra fast wireless
  • Razor LED with Smart Dimming for a more vibrant picture with deeper contrast - all in an ultra-thin design
  • 240Hz effective refresh rate with Smooth Motion enhanced with backlight scanning - Enjoy stunningly sharp fast action scenes
  • Dimensions: With Stand: 48.61"W x 30.56"H x 10.12"D; Without Stand: 48.61"W x 28.50"H x 1.75"D; Packaging Dimensions: 55.39"W x 36.06"H x 5.43"D
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Technical Details

  • 3D Compatiblity

Product Description

Product Description

The all-new M-Series 55" (54.64" diag.) Razor LED Smart TV with Theater 3D 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 240Hz effective refresh rate with Smooth Motion enhanced 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. Plus, watch 3D movies with Theater 3D for a crystal-clear, flicker free, and visibly brighter picture than conventional 3D. VIZIO M-Series: It's the must-have entertainment upgrade you've been waiting for. Dimensions: With Stand: 48.61”W x 30.56”H x 10.12”D; Without Stand: 48.61”W x 28.50”H x 1.75”D; Packaging Dimensions: 55.39”W x 36.06”H x 5.43”D

From the Manufacturer

VIZIO M-Series 55 inch Razor LED Smart TV with Theater 3D
M-Series Hero
Edge to Edge Perfection

The stylishly modern VIZIO M-Series 55" Razor LED Smart TV with Theater 3D 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 Theater 3D, Razor LED with Smart Dimming, a 240Hz effective refresh rate, 1080p Full HD and 10M:1 dynamic contrast ratio bring a state-of-the-art viewing experience to life right on your screen.

Theater 3DTheater 3D

Cinema-quality 3D technology delivers a noticeably brighter picture with a wider range of viewing angles. Includes 8 pairs of battery-free 3D glasses.

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 240Hz and Smooth Motion 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 M501d-A2R M551d-A2R M601d-A3R M651d-A2R M701d-A3R M801d-A3
Ultra-Modern Design
Class & Screen Size (Diag.) 50" (49.5") 55" (54.64") 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 1.75” 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 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smooth Motion Yes 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 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3D Glasses Included 8 8 8 8 8 4
HDMI Ports 4 4 4 4 4 4
USB 2 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
Class Size: 55" Class
Diagonal Viewable: 54.64”
Design: Razor thin, ultra-slim frame design
Smart TV: Yes, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus
3D: Theater 3D
Backlight Type: Razor LED
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Refresh Rate: 240Hz
Smart Dimming: Yes
Smooth Motion: Yes
Built-in Wi-Fi: Yes
3D Glasses: 8 pairs Theater 3D Glasses included
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
Speaker Power Output: 15W x 2
DTS StudioSound: Yes
DTS TruSurround: Yes
DTS TruVolume: Yes
Analog Audio Out: Yes (RCA)
Digital Audio Out (SPDIF): Yes (Optical)
Component: 1
Composite: 1 (shared with component)
Tuner: 1
Ethernet: 1
USB: 2
Smart TV Apps: Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, MGO, VUDU, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora, iHeartRadio, Facebook and more
USB Music: Yes
USB Photo: Yes
USB Video: Yes
DLNA Compatible: Yes, access media on DLNA-enabled
network devices
Energy Compliance: ENERGY STAR 6.0
Power Consumption: 91W
Standby Power
Ambient Light Sensor: Yes
Mount Pattern: 400mm x 400mm
Screw Size: M6
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.

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name VIZIO
Item Weight 60.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 10.1 x 48.6 x 30.6 inches
Item model number M551d-A2R
Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color Name Black
Specification Met Energy Star
Special Features 3D Compatiblity
Speaker Type Built-in

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 248 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #37,125 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#459 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 61.5 pounds
Date First Available May 14, 2013

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I don't write many reviews so this will be short and to the point with some helpful info.
I just received this TV using Costco (comes out to be same price after tax/shipping as Amazon, but you get 2nd year warranty free from Costco). The TV is packaged well and installation of the base was really simple.

From reading the reviews here, I narrowed it down to this TV compared to similarly priced Samsung or LG. I'd like to say that maybe I got lucky (knock on wood) but the edge-light bleed is not so bad. After reading some forums about edge-light problems some people have had, I was expecting a nightmare. I went from a 32" Philips LCD TV to this and I have to admit the Black level of the Vizio isn't as dark (probably a byproduct of the edge-lighting). However, don't be scared of Vizio because some people have had excessive edge-lighting issues. If your unit has a lot of this issue, then exchange it within the return period.

Second, we all know that every TV now require some color tweaks. So I looked around and found this, which has worked amazing for me!

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The Settings:
Settings:Calibrated Dark
Color Temp:Normal (lowered both Red gain/Offset) white areas looked very pink otherwise.
Auto brightness:Off/High (works in reverse on this set) Example:Instead of the High setting being "Max" it actually dims it the least and "Low" practically turns the backlight off.
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So after having my 55" M-series for about a week I wanted to give some initial findings and considerations for potential buyers in the same boat and of similar mindset. I extensively researched every brand and screen type out there over the internet for months before I made this purchase and I learned a very valuable lesson in it all..... reviews are only reviews, in-home trial and error is the truest of tests.

That being said, I'll list my top 5 Pros and Cons, in MY PERSONAL order of importance found in the Vizio M-series:

1) Overall Value
2) Dark Room Picture Quality (2D & 3D)
3) Aesthetic Design (Screen & Stand)
4) Ease of Use/Menus/Setup
5) Smart TV Features

1) Highly Reflective Screen
2) Screen Uniformity (Light bleeding/Blooming)
3) Goofy / Unresponsive Remote
4) Set Design / Input Placement
5) Lack of External Controls

So in the end, the CONS got the best of this TV for me, here's why...

Sure, the M-series can display a sharp, bright, and awesome 3-D picture, but only if you can see it through all it's reflections. In my average living room, with only 2 windows with coverings and 2 table lamps, the glare kills dark scenes 9 out of 10 times, head on or on angle viewing. Unless you have a dark room, only watch at night, or have complete control over external and internal lighting placement in your room, BE WARNED. This was #1 for me, and coming from a 6-year old 40" Sony LCD (Matte Screen) this was night and day in a bad way.

Secondly, dimming the lights also proved to be show-and-tell for the Vizio's screen uniformity issues. And yes, I did calibrate the picture based on CNET, AVSforum and other setting, but you can't hide all flaws with just settings.
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Edit/Addition 11/17: Vizio support claims they have begun rolling out the "wifi direct smart remote" upgrade to all the TVs connected to the Internet in order of first connection. I've been waiting two weeks but they cannot give me an exact ETA besides "very soon." This feature cannot come soon enough. Its mindboggling that they would release a TV with such poor infrared reception when the remote has onboard wifi. Vizio should have had that ready before releasing the TV and should also allow for manually firmware updates and not a slow phased remote update.

-Slim and light.
-Netflix and Amazon instant video app quality is great.
-Able to pass-through Dolbey and DTS 5.1 signals from incoming HDMI through the 5.1 optical output (digital audio output has to be set to non-default bitstream and speakers off).
-The remote control also controls the Vizio 4251w-b4 soundbar.
-Good value (product for price)
-8 pairs of glasses
-Input lag is extremely low in game mode (but bad if not in game mode).
-The picture quality is top notch in a dark room. (CNET says the same).

-The Infrarer sensor/receiver on the TV SUCKS BIG TIME. Tried two different remote controls. You'll be straining your arm and twisting it in odd directions to get your button presses to be received. The problem is the TV, not the remote. The remote sends signals to the sound bar perfectly with no problems. It may have better reception if the TV is mounted at chest height though, as mine is on a stand 30" up.
-There is minimal white bleeding. It is only present in the bottom-right on my set, a splotch expanding 8 inches from the corner. It is about the same as I see on my $1,000 IPS computer monitor. It is completely normal, unfortunately.
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