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55" 120Hz Oct 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
With more entertainment to enjoy and more exciting ways to watch, the VIZIO M-Series 55 Class LED Smart TV with Theater 3D is the perfect upgrade everyone will love. Packed with the latest... More
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Latest Vizio 3D-TV M3D550KDE - M3D470KDE M-GO Review Remote Control (XRT303)

9 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This television received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from This puts this large TV in the top 9% of all the large TVs that have been available for more than two years when ranked by average expert review score.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good 3D picture quality.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the VIZIO M3D550KDE is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The M3D550KDE supports smart TV features, as do most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the M3D550KDE.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The M3D550KDE has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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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.


802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly supported WiFi standard on TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Thin

The M3D550KDE has a quite thin thickness (only 38 millimeters) compared to most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the M3D550KDE. The thinnest thickness of large TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the M3D550KDE is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 56mm.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago, the M3D550KDE does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The VIZIO M3D550KDE does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the VIZIO M3D550KDE

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec. 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

VIZIO released the M3D550KDE over three years ago.

Average Refresh Rate

At 120 hertz, the M3D550KDE has a pretty average refresh rate compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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Expert Reviews

6 November 2012

The VIZIO team has packed a barrelful of features and performance into their expansive - but not expensive - 55-inch LED Edge-lit 3D M3D550KDE SmartTV...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $132.38
Electricity cost when on standby $4.66
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Total running cost over 5 years $137.04
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the VIZIO M3D550KDEuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.89 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 23 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers m3d550, m3d550k, m3d550kd, m3d550kde, vizio m3d550, vizio m3d550k, vizio m3d550kd, vizio m3d550kde
Barcodes 00845226007835