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Vizio expands upon the success of its M3D*KD series with the introduction of the company's first-ever 80-inch (diagonal) HDTV. Vizio competes with rival television manufacturers by packing its televisions full of features and pricing them aggressively. The 2013 M-series is a strong entry in a highly competitive market, with no less than nine different screen sizes in the line. The smallest model—the 32-inch M321im—costs $399, while the largest model measures 80 inches diagonally and retails for $3999.



Full disclosure: I own a Vizio M3D550KD, and I love it. I use it every day for almost all of my computing and entertainment needs. The prospect of enjoying the same image quality in a larger screen size with a smaller bezel is very tempting. As a fan of 3D, I truly appreciate the combination of deep blacks and overall brightness the Vizio provides. Any other Vizio fans out there?biggrin.gif
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"The company's newest M range of LED-based LCD TVs goes from 32 inches up to the company's first 80-inch model, the M801d pictured above. All of the sizes in the series are shipping now to retailers nationwide including Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart.

In all, the M series comprises a whopping nine sizes, with the following suggested retail prices: the 32-inch M321i ($399), 40-inch M401i ($529), 47-inch M471i ($729), the 50-inch M501d ($799), the 55-inch M551d ($1,199), the 60-inch M601d ($1,599), the 65-inch M651d ($1,999), the 70-inch M701d ($2,499), and the 80-inch M801d ($3,999). - CNET

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Don't care for Vizio Tv's
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Imagic is a believa'. I can't abide but I can't judge either, as he's shown himself to be as objective as anyone with his impressions of the 2013 panels. wink.gif
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Don't care for Vizio Tv's


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I picked up a E5501 smart 3Dtv a couple of weeks ago, not expecting much for the price, but enjoy it very much. I also use it for PC and 3D, and it hasn't let me down. Great picture, and I have no regrets.
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Never thought I would see the day that a Vizio would be touted as a quality display. But I'll be darned if they don't look sharp compared to the other panels around them at the big box stores. I wouldn't consider replacing my Plasma with one but I would buy one if Plasma wasn't an option.

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I admit I've been a bit of a snob with respect to TV brands and avoided LG and Vizio for Sony Bravia and the Samsungs. I bought a 70" Sharp this year and I've been extremely happy with it (although you have to be careful when you touch it because it's... well... Sharp). Seeing these Vizio TV's next to the Sharp shows them to be pretty comparable in my eyes. My biggest complaint with both of them has been off angle viewing; just can't compete with the Bravia's or the Samsungs (or a plasma for that matter) in this respect.

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I have the Vizio 70" bought for $1500 no tax no shipping on Amazon, added a $250 Darbee to it and I have to say for main family room everyday viewing it is amazing and crystal sharp. It also outputs full 5.1 sound on its optical port which is rare and makes the Sonos playbar+sub+two play 3 surrounds a clean and nice sounding combination as Sonos needs this output.

I am a big fan and ask folks to get past the brand, they have come a long way!
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I've never purchased a Vizio HDTV but I'm going to seriously consider the 70" UHD set that is supposed to debut this year.
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I've owned Samsung LCD TV's until now. I was an unfortunate owner of a Samsung LN-T4665F and I missed the class action lawsuit deadline and I want to spend as little as possible and still pick up a decent LED. Whenever I can scrounge up enough cash I plan on picking up either a M471i-A2 or a M501d-A2R. I haven't seen the 47" in stock anywhere though.

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Personally, I've always found TV's to be somewhat of a crap-shoot. Unless I have two, side-by-side and properly calibrated in my living room I have difficulty making direct comparisons.

That being said, I appreciate seeing another player in the 70+ inch market.

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I wish there were more 75" choices out there. I will eventually part with my 73" DLP's and 80" is going to be a stretch, where as 70" wouldnt be so bad, I have a very nice cabinet that I would like the 75" to fit in. Just like the 73 does now.


Heres to hoping for some 75". Afterall we have 50" and 55" and 60"


Why not?

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I too own the Vizio M3D550KD and I am seriously considering the 80" model in this series. I do want a bigger screen for my theater and I want it to be passive 3D as I prefer passive and all the projectors for the most part are active. If these sets provide the same performance as the M3D550KD its a great value as it provides deep blacks bright colors (10 bit not 8) and good video processing. I have a feeling i am going to have a Happy Birthday gift that is 80" wide! I Just wonder how the 70" XVT UHD sets will preform, might hold off for that instead.

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I don't really shop by brand anymore, Ive had 2 Samsung 8000 series plasmas go out on me. Love my Sharp 70" 847 now. I own 2 Vizio's a 32" 3d model as a PC monitor which I am very happy with, and a 42" 120hz in the bedroom that will randomly reboot on me, especially if I FFW or RWD my DVR or live TV. I have seen Vizio grow over the years, and though they will always have a stigma to them, they make a respectable set. These new series seem to offer some impressive specs and cabinet designs, still moving in the right direction.

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i will pull the trigger on a 70 inch tv this thanks giving season.... vizio seems to be a good choice..i own a 46" vizio and no complain
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I don't really shop by brand anymore, Ive had 2 Samsung 8000 series plasmas go out on me. Love my Sharp 70" 847 now. I own 2 Vizio's a 32" 3d model as a PC monitor which I am very happy with, and a 42" 120hz in the bedroom that will randomly reboot on me, especially if I FFW or RWD my DVR or live TV. I have seen Vizio grow over the years, and though they will always have a stigma to them, they make a respectable set. These new series seem to offer some impressive specs and cabinet designs, still moving in the right direction.
Well, Samsung is not a brand with which I would associate renowned quality control, so I'm not sure those failing is necessarily indicative of anything. wink.gif
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I bought a 70" Sharp this year and I've been extremely happy with it ... Seeing these Vizio TV's next to the Sharp shows them to be pretty comparable in my eyes. My biggest complaint with both of them has been off angle viewing; just can't compete with the Bravia's or the Samsungs (or a plasma for that matter) in this respect.

I'm very pleased with my 70" Sharp as well, and the angle of view is okay by me. About 40-45 degrees either way from center. I saw my Sharp and a 70" Vizio at Wal-Mart and for what it's worth (under store lighting), thought them to be comparable in PQ.

Since Vizio sources all their parts, I wonder who has been supplying them with their 70" plus size panels. (When they came out with their first 65" passive set, supposedly it was an LG panel.) Perhaps they got their 2012 model year non-3D 70" panel from Sharp? Maybe that's why they looked comparable, to me. There aren't many manufacturers offering TVs that big, after all.
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I'm happy with my 42 inch vizio smart 3d tv. The internet apps. I rarely use them. They lag comparwd to ps3 .
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I'm happy with my 42 inch vizio smart 3d tv. The internet apps. I rarely use them. They lag comparwd to ps3 .

Agreed, I use my PS3 as a source for web apps and online content delivery on my Vizio, because the experience is better than the built-in apps. This is most true for Netflix, which tends to look much better on the PS3, but it's also true for watching Vudu HDX.

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I have 42" Vizio's in the kids/guest bedrooms, but I have never associated them with a high quality display. I have Sammy's everywhere else and a Sim2 projector.

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Samsung and high quality aren't necessarlily synonymous either. :X The new Plasma goes some way in rectifying that at least.
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Does the VIZIO M601d-A3R 60-Inch have the same type of semi-gloss panel as the VIZIO M551d-A2R 55-Inch. The 65" inch panel in this series is supposed to have a full glossy panel. I just wanted to make sure that the 60" and 55" inch both have the hybrid glossy/matte finish vs. the full gloss on the 65". Can anyone answer that question? According to CNET, "Vizio also mentioned that, like all of its 65-inch passive 3D TVs, the 65-inch M651d will have the glass pattern retarder finish, which results in the glossy screen we like the M3D651SV. The other 3D sizes will have a matte or at least semigloss film pattern retarder, like the M3D0KD, while the smaller non-3D sets will be straight matte. Anyone with knowledge please comment.
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Any word on when vizio makes a 4ktv?
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Any reviews on these TVs?
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Any reviews on these TVs?
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Update: CNET Posted the first significant review on July 3.
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I have ordered the 80" model and it will be deleivered shortly, too bad I am away on holiday until October. But I will let you guys know how it is when I make it back home! I can't wait!

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I have ordered the 80" model and it will be deleivered shortly, too bad I am away on holiday until October. But I will let you guys know how it is when I make it back home! I can't wait!

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What job do you have sir, and where can I apply? biggrin.gif

Well I left my job the 14th of June so currently unemployed but lucky me I have money for toys lol

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