Originally Posted by Number 41
When I had an M55, I used the settings from the rtings.com review of that model. The only thing I brought down in their settings was the color saturation (they had it in the 60's but I kept it lower in the 50's). If you want to delve deeper, smeg36's 1.34 color tuner settings for the M65 looked pretty nice with the M55 also. My M55 was replaced by Vizio with an M65 a few months ago and I've had it online with no issues (it's 1.34 and hasn't received 1.60 yet).
My post on Amazon product review: I actually purchased my M552i-B2 at my local Costco as a local sale only. However, the most helpful reviews are always on Amazon so I wanted to give some helpful information to prospective buyers here. First, let me say that I did online research for over 4 weeks on what to purchase. I was upgrading my TV in my home office, which I watch mostly at night. I am a sports enthusiasts, especially for football. My original intentions were to get a 4K UHD TV, however, after studying intensely the current programming, it was decided that there is not enough content available yet. However, in a few years, I will upgrade this TV to 4K when that technology has matured. The major problem for me is that I watch a lot of old movies from 40-60's and the up-scaling of 480i (SD) images on a 4K TV is really bad presently. On the other hand, up-scaling 480 to 1080 is pretty good and even awesome for some movies. This Vizio model is a 2014 model. You may ask why would I purchase a 2014 model in 2015. Vizio changed their "M" series to 4K TVs this year, and since I had decided against a 4K TV, my Vizio choices were this 2014 "M" model or the 2015 "E" series, which is a good TV in its own right, however, not quite as good as the 2014 "M" model. This 2014 "M" model has 120/240hz refresh rate (E series is 60hz), 4 HDMI inputs (E series has 3), 32 active LED zones (E series has 12), and a dual sided remote with full keyboard (E series has the simple remote). If you go read the rtings.com reviews of this 2014 "M" model, you might become paranoiac about purchasing this TV as these ratings made me really consider not purchasing this model due to the blurring features and negative comments about fast-action blurring particularly sports. HOWEVER, I studied carefully the pages and pages of posts in the AVS Forums website on this TV and found plenty of assurance that this TV does have some blurring challenges, but the criticism of blurring was in a highly technical testing environment where blurring tests were so segregated that even though the testresults were less than ideal, real time viewing of the TV in a home environment showed no blurring issues at all, especially when the picture settings were calibrated per several examples given in the forums. I spent about 30 minutes setting up the picture settings with examples given in the the forums and on Amazon from actual users, and I have found that this TV gives one of the best HD pictures of anything I have seen in the stores. Last night I watched the NBA finals Game 2 on ABC and the quality of the broadcast was stunning, with ABSOLUTELY NO BLURRING whatsoever. Live Hockey, Baseball, Tennis, and Youtube Football videos have all been tested with absolutely no blurring or fast-action problems. I run an Android TV box, a Roku, a NUC Windows 8 PC, and a Home Theater system / Blueray player through the HDMI ports and every picture on every HDMI imput is stunning in HD. Up-scaling 480i content from regular SD broadcast TV and old movies is really outstanding with no issues at all. The Home Theater system uses the HDMI1 input labeled "ARC" meaning that the TV can (and does) control the separate theater sound system with the Vizio remote control. The Vizio TV recognized my Home Theater system and immediately connected to it. I disabled the TV speakers in the settings, and instantly, my Home Theater system picked up the sound in all its glory. The only strange thing I noticed when setting up the TV was that when I got my Dish Network Hopper hooked up, there was a lip sync issue between the satellite broadcast and the sound. However, it seemed like the TV just needed about 5 minutes to sync everything and it went away and never has returned. All my other HDMI inputs are synced accurately, and there are no issues now whatsoever. I had read that this does happen, and I had read it had also happened to other Vizio TV owners, not even this model, on Direct TV. Although, it seems that the problem always corrected itself for those who didn't return their TVs. So, to sum up, despite the mildly critical comments about fast-action blurring on the rtings.com review for the 2014 M55i-B2, in the real-world environment of home TV viewing, and additionally, utilizing examples of calibrated picture settings blurring is not an issue with this model. The calibrated picture settings (fine tuning) per examples available on the internet yield an even better picture for any type of viewing. It runs a home theater sound system on the HDMI1 input via the ARC technology seemlessly. Plus the fact that this TV can be purchased at discounted prices because it is a 2014 model make it a great value. Pitted against the less equipped LG and Samsung 2015 models, I would choose this TV again. It is definitely a better TV with more features (IMO) than the 2015 "E" series and I believe I made the absolute correct decision to purchase this 2014 model brand new. In fact, the serial number on this TV indicates that it was manufactured in January 2015, per online tips for interpreting manufacturing dates based on the serial number. I am a happy owner of the Vizio M55i-B2 for viewing in my home office.