I would like to start at the request of another user this Vizio M650VSE LCD LED Smart-TV owners thread.
I have been on the hunt for a new larger tv to upgrade from my current 55" Vizio XVT (rear-array) and for the price thought I would give this one a try. Below is my initial thoughts that I had posted in another thread prior to creating this owners thread (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1437216/vizio-m650vse-any-feedback-from-users-or-reviews-on-this-tv-yet#post_22561781). The price is just right and lacks the 3D that many don't seem to want. Great build, nice picture, enough settings, the cabinet and looks are awesome, nice and thin, has the apps with built in WiFi, really the only major con I have noticed thus far is the sound (which is explained below.
Any questions or comments please feel free to leave them here ... I think at this price point this thing will sell very well!
With more entertainment to enjoy and more exciting ways to watch, the VIZIO M-Series 65” Class LED Smart TV is the perfect upgrade everyone will love. Packed with the latest must-have features — VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.) and stunning picture quality of Razor thin LED, 1080p Full HD, and 120Hz refresh rate — this HDTV turns any room into your getaway to an exhilarating world of movies, sports and entertainment on demand. Enjoying favorites like Netflix®, Hulu Plus™, Youtube™, Skype™ and more is easier than ever with built-in WiFi and the included smart remote with keyboard. The VIZIO M-Series 65” Class LED Smart TV gives you more of what you love about TV with all of the brilliant picture quality and world-class service you’d expect from America’s #1 LCD HDTV company.
Screen Size: 65” Class
Diagonal Viewable: 64.53”
Backlight Type: Razor LED™
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Colors: 1.07 Billion (10 bits)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 1,000,000:1
Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Response Time: 5.5ms
Viewable Angle (H/V): 178°/178°
OSD Language: English, Spanish, French
SRS StudioSound™: Yes
SRS TruSurround HD™: Yes
SRS TruVolume™: Yes
Speakers/Power Output: 2 x 10w
Connections - Inputs
HDMI: 3 (2 down, 1 side)
Component: 1 (side)
Composite: 1 (shared with component)
PC: 1 VGA (side)
RF Connector for Internal Tuner: 1 (down)
Ethernet: 1 (side)
USB 2.0: 1 (down)
Connections - Outputs
Digital Audio Out (SPDIF) 1 (down)
Analog Audio Out 1 (3.5mm) (side)
VIA (VIZIO Internet Apps): Yes
3D File Formats Supported: N/A
Smart Dimming: No
Smooth Motion: Yes
Ambient Light Sensor: Yes
WiFi: 802.11n single band
HDMI CEC: Yes
HDMI ARC: Yes
PIP (Picture in Picture): No
Mercury Free: Yes
Remote Control: Enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard
3D Glasses: N/A
Certifications: UL, CUL, FCC Class B, HDMI 1.4 incl. CEC/ARC, App certificates, Vizio AQ, Vizio PQ, Dolby Digital Plus
Compliance: Energy Star® 5.3, ATSC Spec A/65, EIA/CEA-766-A, California Energy Commission Auto Shut Down
Net With Stand: 94.14lbs
Without Stand: 82.67lbs
With Stand: 60.35"W x 38.65"H x 14.96"D
Without Stand: 60.35"W x 36.46"H x 2.58"D
Packaging Dimensions: 64.25”W x 41.06"H x 6.77"D
Well I found one locally at a Costco store! Talked with them and they said many of the other store have them coming in (most are already in route to the stores) as soon as this week. Seems as if this model is now getting shipped out to Costco stores (al least in the Fresno CA. area ... and I'm sure many other stores throughout the states I bet).
Just got it hooked up tonight and I have been tweaking with it for a few hours now.
FYI when you connect the stand don't lay it on it's screen on something soft like it says in the instructions ... I put down couch cushions and it kinda pushed the screen in and when I first turned it on there was this HUGE white orb about 2 feet wide X about a foot tall .... I freaked out thinking the screen was screwed ... I took a soft shirt and started rubbing the screen and it went away ... I guess with these really thin TV when you put pressure the front film on the screen kinda presses against something behind it that does this i suppose ... just an FYI for you guys with your TV's in route when putting it together.
I had a 70" Sharp Costco model (3D version) a couple months ago and Hated it ... bad picture and the Halo / ghosting effect on certain programs and especially sports (football a lot) was UNBEARABLE ... I took it back within a few days ... I have been on the hunt for something around that size and since this came out for the price I HAD to at least give it a shot.
Not gonna get to deep yet till I do more and give it another day or two but needless to say my MAIN issue with the last tv was the Ghosting / Halo effect around the players and certain things and with this TV that is almost not even there. I see it a little when I have the film mode turned on with the setting all crazy in Vivid mode and the contrast and brightness high ... but at close to optimal setting (all that junk off with better picture setting and tuned somewhat right) I don;t see that halo effect At All !!! That I am VERY happy about and so far and pleased with this set.
The base is a little wobbly for my liking but stable enough (if you have kids maybe strap this securely to wall for added safety) ... the Menu is a little sluggish as well as the apps (have't opened any yet to see how the interface is for netflix, hulu, etc. yet) but I noticed when I set my Universal Remote that the menu moved a lot faster then using the stock remote. I like the keyboard on the back but it will never really get used so it will get stored and I will be using the Universal for everything like always.
The picture look good so far ... still need to tweak it a bit more but good from what I can after an hour or two of messing with it.
The one thing that I am not pleased so far with is the sound ... I know these TV's get bashed for sound but the Sharp I had was WAY better on sound ... the speaker and in the back and basically shoot out the back ... no front firing speaker at all. So I have this on a stand with about a foot and half open from the back of the tv to the wall so no matter what sound setting I have it it sounds hollow and to surround'ish (even though I turned surround off and left it flat and changed the Eq settings). I have a full surround sound set-up but I don't like running that unless I need the major sound for a show or a movie ... when I watch just basic programming I like using the TV's speakers .... these are really bad and I am now looking at some sort of sound bar that I can use and have on at all time for the main speakers for this set (I will put the bar behind the tv facing forward ... maybe that will help). This is one major issue for me since I know need to spend more money on basic sound.
Got it at Costco for the sale price of $1,299.99 ($1413 total after recycle and CA. tax) ... VERY GOOD TV for that price so far ... 1300 for a 65" TV is CRAZY .... No 3D which many don't care for ... I actually do and wish it had that but I didn't want the 3D version of this TV ... it had the old style look as the one they have had out for like a year now plus I heard the screen is PURE Gloss ... Shows reflections like a plasma .... That is a no go ... I like the matte screen so it cuts down on all of that and I am sure this will do that (been dark since I got it home so not sure how it looks yet, but looked good on reflections in the store).
Menu is pretty basic as far as all the advanced settings you can get into on some of the higher priced tv's ... but just enough to give you the picture you are probably looking for (for the price you won;t get all of those crazy settings).
Another thing I don't like is the 3 HDMI's .... all TV's should have a minimum of 4 ... I know have my Blu-ray that needs to be swapped out with another active device when I need to use it. I will one day be upgrading my Denon receiver with the HDMI pass-throughs so I will really only need one input on the tv.
Well that's about what I know about this TV so far after getting it home a few hours ago... just wanted to report.
I will follow up in the next day or two for more findings as I mess with his bad boy more.
But in closing so far ... for the price of this thing and the size and the things it has, this thing is a Great Deal!!!! I would not hesitate if you are looking at something in this size range for this price (take my word for it stay away from the sharps).
With more entertainment to enjoy and more exciting ways to watch, the VIZIO M-Series 65” Class Razor LED™ Smart TV is the perfect upgrade everyone will love. Packed with the latest must-have features — VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.) and stunning picture quality of Razor LED, 1080p Full HD, and 120Hz effective refresh rate — this HDTV turns any room into your getaway to an exhilarating world of movies, sports and entertainment on demand. Enjoying favorites like Netflix®, Hulu Plus™, YouTube™, Skype™ and more† is easier than ever with built-in Wi-Fi and the included smart remote with keyboard. The VIZIO M-Series 65” Class Razor LED™ Smart TV gives you more of what you love about TV with all of the brilliant picture quality and world-class service you’d expect from America’s LCD HDTV company.
VIZIO INTERNET APPS® (V.I.A.)
VIZIO Internet Apps (V.I.A.) is your passport to a world of entertainment, movies, TV shows and more. All on you schedule, directly to your HDTV. Learn More
FULL KEYBOARD REMOTE
The full keyboard remote enables you to control your TV, even type onscreen, from any spot in the room.
Integrated WiFi auto-detects your wireless network using its built-in 802.11n wireless connection. Setup is a breeze so your new TV is up and running quickly. Learn More
120HZ EFFECTIVE REFRESH RATE
120Hz Effective Refresh Rate presents action packed sports and movies with a smoothness and stability that captures every image in astonishing detail. Learn More
1080P FULL HD
Full 1080p High Definition resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp. Learn More
DYNAMIC CONTRAST RATIO
1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions. Learn More
SRS STUDIOSOUND HD™
SRS StudioSound HD™ delivers immersive surround sound, deep bass, clear dialog and level volume.
Energy efficient sensors auto-adjust brightness for the perfect picture regardless of room conditions. Learn More
Edited by falconman515 - 11/12/12 at 10:20am