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VIZIO M701d-A3R 70-Inch 1080p 3D 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
  • Theater 3D -Crystal-clear, flicker-free, brighter 3D than conventional 3DTVs.
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi -easily connect to the Internet with ultra fast wireless
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Technical Details

  • 3D Compatiblity

Product Description

Product Description

The all-new M-Series 70" (69.51" 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.

From the Manufacturer

VIZIO M-Series 70 inch Razor LED Smart TV with Theater 3D
M-Series Hero
Edge to Edge Perfection

The stylishly modern VIZIO M-Series 70" 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 Comparision 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
Connectivity
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
VIDEO
Class Size: 70" Class
Diagonal Viewable: 69.51”
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
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: 4
Component: 1
Composite: 1 (shared with component)
Tuner: 1
Ethernet: 1
USB: 2
MULTIMEDIA FEATURES
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 SAVINGS
Energy Compliance: ENERGY STAR 6.0
Power Consumption: 102W
Standby Power
Consumption:
<1W
Ambient Light Sensor: Yes
WALL MOUNT SPECIFICATIONS
Mount Pattern: 400mm x 400mm
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.


Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name VIZIO
Item Weight 116.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 11.3 x 62 x 38 inches
Item model number M701d-A3R
Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color Name Black
Specification Met Energy Star
Special Features 3D Compatiblity
Speaker Type Built-in

Additional Information

ASIN B00CHKPYM0
Customer Reviews
3.2 out of 5 stars 199 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #73,994 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#858 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 113 pounds
Date First Available May 31, 2013

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This review is for the Vizio M701d-A3R TV purchased from Amazon last year. Like many others, I purchased this TV based on the high reviews it received from many other reviewers. Personally, I find these reviews to be invaluable and a great information source when making a purchasing decision. In fact, it's the reason I give Amazon so much business.

Initially, I really liked the picture quality - good color, image depth, etc. The blacks were so dark that the TV actually appeared to be off during very dark scenes. Up until one week ago, I would have given the TV 5 stars. Unfortunately, it failed 3 months beyond the one year warranty. I contacted tech support and submitted photos to show the defects. Vizio tech support told me I have a back light problem and that they do not repair this type of failure because it costs less to produce a new TV, so I'm out $2,198. In an effort to minimize my loss, tech support offered reduced costs on several TVs. However, upon comparing the "reduced price" to the same TV available of Amazon, the items could be purchased on Amazon any day of the week at a lower price.

In summary, Vizio will not see any additional business from this customer until they correct their product longevity issues. Fifteen months of use for a TV in this price range is definitely not getting your money’s worth. My strong recommendation to anyone buying a Vizio TV is to also purchase the extended warranty. For me, I'm kicking myself for not spending the additional $150.
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Purchased the 55" version of this TV a few weeks ago for my son and received the 70" version a few days ago for my man-cave. Being a Samsung fan, I was very skeptical about jumping into the Vizio brand of TV's. I just couldn't justify the heavy price increase per inch between the Samsung over these new M-series TVs so I decided to take the plunge. I replaced an aging Samsung 50" plasma I purchased in 2005 with the 70" M-series and the difference is unbelievable. I am completely impressed with how far Vizio has come with its TV line.

I got very lucky on both sets as both panels (55" and 70") are good to go without serious blemishes or imperfections. The 70" as indicated by others here on Amazon and other forums, exhibits the least amount of panel flaws. I have very minimal (and I mean minimal) light bleed and only on very bright images. It is hardly noticeable on either TV and you have to force yourself to even look for it. Trust me, I'm pretty OCD about these kind of things and it doesn't bother me in the slightest. If I bothered to lower the backlight a little it would completely go away entirely, but I like a bright screen and since it's almost invisible to detect anyway, I just left the backlight on high.

It's not a major problem, but worth noting, as other reviewers have mentioned, you need to point the Vizio remote at the bottom left corner of your TV for it to pick up. The remote on the 70" is more responsive than the 55" but not by much. I did find a good work-around for this however. I have Verizon FIOS and simply programed the Verizon remote to handle most of the basic Vizio commands. For those with these new M-series TVs and FIOS, simply press the "ok" and 0 buttons at the same time on the Verizon remote and then enter code 424.
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Amazing TV, well worth the money and wait times. Let me put this in context, I have a $20k (equipment only) home theater room and the last panel I purchased was a Hitachi 55" plasma back 10 years ago for my family room. I use a Sony 1080p projector in my theater and needed a 70" for my game room. Looked around but did not want to invest in a non-4k set right now given that I want to replace my plasma with a 4k soon.

Decided to get a good budget set and read allot about the VIZIO. It did not disappoint. The picture is simply awesome. Looks way better than my plasma. Now seriously considering replacing my plasma with the P-Series when it's released.

Last thought, went to a retailer in town and be careful, they make these budget sets look bad on display to steer customers towards more expensive brands. Based on reading reviews I could not believe that a display with awesome reviews from CNET and others could look that bad in the store.
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I got about eight weeks of use out of my M701d-A3 before the backlight completely failed. It took Vizio two weeks to get me a replacement TV ("recertified"), and *that* TV failed two weeks to the day after it was delivered. As I write this, I will be waiting *another* two weeks for Vizio to deliver my third M701d-A3 ("new" -- not that that instills any confidence). I've recommended Vizio to many people based on what I understood was their quality and value, but this purchase has already proven to be the worst consumer electronic purchase I've ever made. I am thoroughly disgusted. (And the only way I could stomach Amazon requiring me to give this junk one star is the fact that Vizio's customer service has been good, agreeing without run-around to send me replacement TVs -- maybe because they replace a lot of defective TVs.)
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