Ok here we go again.....I have not been on here in awhile but always come here to do my research. I currently have VIZIO E601i-A3 60-inch 1080p Razor LED Smart HDTV (2013 Model) and helped many people with the BSOD issues that has plagued that model. This has been rock solid for the most part however there is a phantom where the TV decides to turn itself on again after turning off with remote.
I have been doing a lot of research on some of these newer features to see if an upgrade is needed.
At Costco there is the vizio e70-e3 ($979) vs m70-d3 ($1649). The only thing that I see that is different is really the effective refresh rate of 120 for 240Hz and Dolby Vision. Is there anything else I should know about? Why the significant price difference between E vs M? I definitely want an EVEN model number as those use SHARP panels and are much better quality. SHARP was the first to make the largest panels and still a pioneer in panels.
From all the research I have done so far there is a lot of concern about the connection reliability of the 6" Tablet. I know many have ditched this tablet and relied on their smartphone but seems like you are not taking full advantage of the cost for such a 2016 model.
I do not have a chromecast currently so this would be new to me but could see how this would be beneficial and the wave of the future. However like someone else said really this is a big fancy expensive 70" monitor since there is no QAM tuner like my current Vizio.
I also had to determine if there will be room where my Vizio sits right now and after lots of research found this that will be helpful to others that have the same question......I have determine the 70" model will call for a room makeover as my stand will not support that size.
M Series Size Chart
Model, Total TV Width, Distance Between Feet
M50-D1, 44.4", 33.58"
M55-D0, 48.98", 38.63"
M60-D1, 53.12", 41.86"
M65-D0, 57.59", 45.66"
M70-D3, 61.70", 49.39"
M80-D3, 71.63", 56.88"
Last edited by montecore; 11-24-2016 at 10:00 AM.