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Should You Buy a VIZIO TV?

Matthew
Updated 07 September 2020
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should you buy a VIZIO TV?

VIZIO is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are thinking about buying a VIZIO TV then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of TV brands is compiled by analysing over 170,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 8,300 TVs.

VIZIO are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $150 for the D24-D1 which has a display diagonal of 23.54", a thickness of 60mm and is a full hd TV and go up to $1,755 for the E70U-D3 which has a display diagonal of 70", a thickness of 72.4mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new VIZIO TV is $558.

VIZIO are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and award winning TVs.

Is VIZIO the Best TV Brand?

So are VIZIO TVs any good? We give every TV a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all TVs we are able to impartially rank all the TV brands.

VIZIO is ranked the No. 3 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that VIZIO is the 3rd best TV brand out there.

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
182,535 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
71,394 reviews
#3
United States
88%
88%
5,650 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
3,429 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
85%
85%
3 reviews
#6
Japan
77%
77%
2,136 reviews
#7
75%
75%
3,288 reviews
#8
Curtis
Canada
73%
73%
1,114 reviews
#9
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#10
China
64%
64%
2,357 reviews
#11
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,742 reviews
#12
Japan
64%
64%
649 reviews
#13
TCL
63%
63%
1,256 reviews
#14
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#15
Naxa
62%
62%
1 review
#16
China
62%
62%
243 reviews
#17
Viewsonic
Taiwan
61%
61%
7 reviews
#18
PROSCAN
58%
58%
0 reviews

Let's look at how VIZIO TVs compare to the other TV brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All TV Brands
VIZIO TVs

VIZIO have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a VIZIO TV being 72%. VIZIO also have a number of great features including dts trusurround which sets them apart from the competition.

The average review score for a VIZIO TV is 72%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of VIZIO TV is $36 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.

There's a smaller selection of VIZIO TVs available compared to other TV brands, with only 33 VIZIO TVs currently on the market in the US. VIZIO TVs also tend to be cheaper than most other TV brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$818
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,999
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$558
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $11,499
Price Distribution of VIZIO TVs

What Do the VIZIO TV Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every VIZIO TV to work out the average distribution of reviews for VIZIO and then compared this to the other TV brands.

VIZIO logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
21
4 stars
54
3 stars
7
2 stars
0
1 star
0
VIZIO logo

User Reviews

5 stars
3,423
4 stars
1,352
3 stars
283
2 stars
140
1 star
338
VIZIO has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its TVs than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 91% of expert reviews and 86% of user reviews for VIZIO TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 93% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of VIZIO TVs frequently mentioned that the product was good in terms of size, had a good design and was easy to use. Their TVs have also won 30+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to VIZIO TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba VIZIO
CNET.com logo
77%
222 reviews
77%
168 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
79%
15 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
84%
49 reviews
81%
180 reviews
80%
99 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
170 reviews
80%
99 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
130 reviews
79%
73 reviews
80%
32 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
100 reviews
80%
72 reviews
83%
34 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
110 reviews
67%
69 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
132 reviews
80%
37 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
95 reviews
63%
60 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
Chip.de logo
88%
55 reviews
90%
58 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
41 reviews
87%
68 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
reviewed.com logo
76%
92 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
83%
2 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
61 reviews
81%
54 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
67 reviews
83%
34 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
61 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
68%
56 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
73%
9 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
75 reviews
88%
39 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
85%
1 review
parentesis.com logo
75%
55 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
74%
1 review
fwdmagazine.be logo
88%
41 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
40 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
63 reviews
76%
24 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,439 reviews
76%
1,072 reviews
76%
370 reviews
78%
300 reviews
68%
100 reviews
79%
51 reviews
Average
82%
3,154 reviews
79%
2,338 reviews
74%
811 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 reviews
78%
81 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have VIZIO TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 35 industry awards for VIZIO TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by VIZIO to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

VIZIO has won 35 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba VIZIO
avforums.com logo
127
27
17
6
7
Techradar logo
67
49
26
2
12
1
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
96
28
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
30
53
42
13
3
Trusted Reviews logo
78
23
15
4
11
reviewed.com logo
67
23
2
6
Expert Reviews logo
38
14
6
3
3
Digitaltrends.com logo
26
19
2
4
12
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
CNET.com logo
25
21
3
4
areadvd.de logo
16
16
10
6
1
audiovision.de logo
16
20
9
4
01net.com logo
13
21
5
2
6
homecinemachoice.com logo
24
8
10
4
soundandvision.com logo
18
10
3
3
6
prohardver.hu logo
7
17
5
3
1
hardware.info logo
20
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
7
4
EISA.eu logo
13
10
3
1
Which? logo
8
11
4
Other Expert Sites
230
185
48
51
5
6
Total
963
590
215
131
64
35

How Reliable Are VIZIO TVs?

We checked over 170,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of VIZIO TVs. over 160 of these reviews mention reliability of which 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of VIZIO TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% of reviewers think VIZIO TVs are reliable.

So, most people think that VIZIO TVs are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for VIZIO TVs that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

apps built in
Bestbuy.com
Built in apps
Bhphotovideo.com
It's lightweight construction is wonderful for moving around
Walmart.com
not a built in PC OS
Newegg.com

NOT RELIABLE

didn't put any stickers on the the box to say that it was fragile
Walmart.com
Remote is fragile
Bestbuy.com

Features to Look Out For On VIZIO TVs

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of VIZIO TVs that set them apart from the competition. These include dts trusurround.

VIZIO Dts Trusurround

VIZIO TVs that feature dts trusurround include the VIZIO D40FG9 ($196).

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