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VIZIO M551D
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VIZIO M551D

PC Mag Editor's Choice
55" Jul 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Smart TV Features Release Date
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Vizio M551D HDTV - Review
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This TV was given an "Editor's Choice" award by PC Mag who thought that this VIZIO TV was terrific.

Good Expert Reviews

Four experts from sites including PC Mag, hdtvsolutions.com, IT Reviews.com and cnet.com/es/ have rated this TV on average 83%.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers who bought the VIZIO M551D agreed that it had good picture quality.

Good Technical Features

Several people considered that this TV had good features. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The Vizio M551D-A2R is a surprisingly stylish, affordable LED-backlit HDTV that sports tons of features, good picture quality”. Three years ago Hdtvsolutions.com wrote “Generous feature set”.

Robust

A few VIZIO M551D owners mentioned in their reviews that the VIZIO M551D was well made. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “While the Vizio E601I-A3%displayPrice% at %seller% proved that you can get a solid 60-inch screen for under a grand”. Hdtvsolutions.com mentioned “Solid 3D” in their review and rated the product 5 stars. Itreviews.com mentioned on expert review site IT Reviews.com “While the Vizio E601I-A3 proved that you can get a solid 60-inch screen for under a grand”.

Good Product Quality

Several VIZIO M551D reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was good quality. Expert website Consumersearch.com wrote “Those who want the very best picture quality and are willing to pay for it probably shouldn't consider the Vizio M1D-A2R”. Hdtvsolutions.com mentioned in their review “Good picture quality for the price” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

Some people said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Nice Design

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Consumersearch.com said in their review of the VIZIO M551D “The rest of us will find the Vizio M1D-A2R pretty impressive”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One VIZIO M551D owner wrote in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the M551D, the VIZIO M551D is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The VIZIO M551D supports smart TV features. Most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the M551D also support smart TV features.

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Good Brand

VIZIO has unexceptional ratings for its large TVs, however it has good average ratings when measured across its entire television range.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The VIZIO M551D is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four HDMI ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many televisions of this age and type.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most of the other TVs of this age and spec have a WiFi connection, however the VIZIO M551D does not have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a similar type and age to the M551D do not have a built-in camera. The VIZIO M551D is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The VIZIO M551D does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the M551D also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The VIZIO M551D has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 15 Watts) amongst TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the M551D is 7.5W and the highest is 100W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the VIZIO M551D

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large TVs that are a comparable age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over three years.

Average Thickness

At 44.45 millimeters, the VIZIO M551D has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Picture in Picture Function
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Certificates
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Manual

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(5)
20 August 2013

The 55-inch VIZIO M551D-A2R Smart TV delivers the right combination of features, usability and performance at a competitive price. It may not have all the bells and whistles that more expensive...

Good all-around performance
Solid 3D
Generous feature set
Good picture quality for the price
Good features
3D shows crosstalk when viewed too close or off-axis
Dark scenes can look slightly muddy
Reflective screen
Black levels are only OK
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2 August 2013

The Vizio M551D-A2R is a surprisingly stylish, affordable LED-backlit HDTV that sports tons of features, good picture quality, and out-of-the-box 3D for eight people...

31 July 2013

The Vizio M551D-A2R is a surprisingly stylish, affordable LED-backlit HDTV that sports tons of features, good picture quality, and out-of-the-box 3D for eight people...

PC Mag

Those who want the very best picture quality and are willing to pay for it probably shouldn't consider the Vizio M1D-A2R. However, those who prize value as well as performance will find this set...

3 July 2013

El Vizio M-Series ofrece una combinación de excelente diseño, calidad de imagen decente y precio accesible...

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Electricity cost when switched on $112.15
Electricity cost when on standby $4.68
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Total running cost over 5 years $116.83
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vizio m551da2, vizio m551da2r
Barcodes 00845226009341
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