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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
There a number of threads dedicated to specific Vizio models, but could not find one for the 65' M651d-A2R so I thought as a new owner of said television it deserved its own thread...

Just exchanged my 60' E601-A3 for the 65' M651d-A2R and I am truly impressed at the picture quality.

Hoping folks would be so kind as to share their calibration settings?


Thanks all and look forward to reading all of my fellow Vizio M651d-A2R owners sharing and exchanging questions, comments, news, updates, etc.
Edited by gsr852 - 1/18/14 at 12:17am
post #2 of 12

Just brought home this unit and set it up.  Have not even tweaked settings yet except to set video mode to Cinema Dark.

 

First reaction: very pronounced brighter splotches on a black screen.  Does not appear to have a visible effect on the picture quality for a regular movie or tv show though.  (Again, have only watched a few minutes of a smattering of shows)

 

I have a Blu Ray calibration disk that I will use to set it up more carefully, then I will come back here and share what I found.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by crf57 View Post

Just brought home this unit and set it up.  Have not even tweaked settings yet except to set video mode to Cinema Dark.

First reaction: very pronounced brighter splotches on a black screen.  Does not appear to have a visible effect on the picture quality for a regular movie or tv show though.  (Again, have only watched a few minutes of a smattering of shows)

I have a Blu Ray calibration disk that I will use to set it up more carefully, then I will come back here and share what I found.

Splotches are fairly common with edge-lit technology. I also see some minor splotches when I have a black screen BUT I find the picture to be truly impressive otherwise.

Look forward to seeing what settings the calibration disc provides. I have been tweaking the set since I brought my tv home 5 days ago and have come upon what I think is perfect (for now):

Picture Mode: Vivid
Backlight: 62
Brightness: 40
Contrast: 80
Color: 60
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 50

Color Temperature: Normal
Red Gain: 508
Green Gain: 512
Blue Gain: 529
Red Offset: 511
Green Offset: 512
Blue Offset: 511

Auto Brightness Control: Off
Black Detail: Off
Smart Dimming: Off
Smooth Motion Effect: Off
Reduce Signal Noise: Off
Reduce Block Noise: Off
Film Mode: Auto
Edited by gsr852 - 1/22/14 at 12:35pm
post #4 of 12
I was dead set on getting a 65" Samsung and I happened to see this Vizio in Sam's. I tend to scan the screens to see what catches my eye and then look at the brand. I was blown away at the picture quality.

I was going to drop $3000 on the Sammy but the picture quality of this panel combined with all of the features and $1600 price is making me seriously reconsider.

I can't believe a TV of this quality, features and price didn't have it's own thread here already. Guess there's just too many brand snobs.
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by fingerscrossed View Post

I was dead set on getting a 65" Samsung and I happened to see this Vizio in Sam's. I tend to scan the screens to see what catches my eye and then look at the brand. I was blown away at the picture quality.

I was going to drop $3000 on the Sammy but the picture quality of this panel combined with all of the features and $1600 price is making me seriously reconsider.

I can't believe a TV of this quality, features and price didn't have it's own thread here already. Guess there's just too many brand snobs.

If you already like what you see, keep in mind they don't calibrate the picture. They set the picture to "store demo", which is not even close to what you will see once you get it home and adjust it accordingly.
post #6 of 12
Official owner now.

They have it at Sam's Club for $1648 but I wanted to use my American Express card for the extended warranty protection so I went to Best Buy and they price matched the $1648 Sam's price plus got 6% Best Buy rewards, whatever that is.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Congratulations, I would be curious to know what you think of the picture once you set it up and calibrate it.

The Best Buy rewards program earns you 1 point for every $1 spent. You get $5 for every $250 that can be used toward future Best Buy purchases.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 



Not the best pic I ever took, but thought I would share what my M65 looks like in its new home...
post #9 of 12
I like the smooth motion effect but does anyone know how to cut down the skipping and glitchy frame rate it produces
post #10 of 12
anyone know if there is any difference in the one costco is selling?? their model number is missing the R M651D-A2.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by skyline377 View Post

anyone know if there is any difference in the one costco is selling?? their model number is missing the R M651D-A2.

It means it only is going to come with 4 3D glasses. I got mine at costco and I was surprised it came with 8 glasses and firmware 1.25. By the way when you get this firmware you will have to recalibrate, because you will get pro calibration which cancels out your gains and offsets. This tv is great for blu-ray and games, but hd cable does not look as good as it did on my Samsung. I got it looking ok for now. Looks like I will have to get someone to calibrate the tv for me since I do not have the right tools or idea how to do it lol

I wish they had more settings to change 3D. To me my friends Samsung active 3D seemed to jump out at you more. This vizio seems to give the picture just more depth then in your face picture.
post #12 of 12
I'm thinking of purchasing this tv this weekend, I'm not sure if I should are not? I was thinking of going the 4k route instead, but Im of holding off for a year are two. So they can get all there ducks in a line. Would yall recommend this tv?
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