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VIZIO M501D
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VIZIO M501D

PC Mag Editor's Choice
50" Jul 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Smart TV Release Date
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This VIZIO TV received an "Editor's Choice" from PC Mag who wrote that this large TV was fantastic.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on four expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, techreviewsource.com and IT Reviews.com this large TV has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

Two people thought it was good looking. Several customers agreed that the product was a good design.

Good Picture Quality

A number of VIZIO M501D owners mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good picture quality. Techreviewsource.com said “It has excellent shadow detail, fairly deep black levels” in their review of this TV.

Good Technical Features

A few VIZIO M501D owners who purchased it thought it had good features. Techreviewsource.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “Generous feature set”.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who purchased the VIZIO M501D thought it was good quality. Cnet.com scored it 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review “The Vizio M-series offers a potent combination of excellent design, decent picture quality”. Pcmag.com said in their review of the VIZIO M501D three years ago “The Vizio M501D-A2R is a surprisingly stylish, affordable LED-backlit HDTV that sports tons of features, good picture quality” .

Robust

A few customers thought it was well made. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this TV “While the Vizio E601I-A3%displayPrice% at %seller%┬áproved that you can get a solid 60-inch screen for under a grand”. Expert review site Techreviewsource.com mentioned in their review of this TV three years ago “While the Vizio E601I-A3 proved that you can get a solid 60-inch screen for under a grand” and rated it 80 out of 100. Techreviewsource.com also said “Solid 3D”.

Good High Def TV

A number of VIZIO M501D owners thought this TV was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the M501D, the VIZIO M501D is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The VIZIO M501D supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago also support smart TV features.

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VIZIO Has Good Television Reviews

Average reviews across all VIZIO TVs are good, however average reviews across just VIZIO's large TVs are unexceptional.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The VIZIO M501D is a four HDMI port television.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Smart TV Features

One VIZIO M501D reviewer who bought the VIZIO M501D reckoned that it did not have good apps. Techreviewsource.com mentioned “Yahoo apps aren't very slick” in their review of the VIZIO M501D.

Inferior Remote Control

One VIZIO M501D reviewer who reviewed the product thought it did not have a good remote control. Techreviewsource.com said three years ago “And the remote sensor isn't very responsive” but they rated it 80 out of 100.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The VIZIO M501D does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the M501D which have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions that have been available for around the same time as the M501D do not have a built-in camera. The VIZIO M501D 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 M501D does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the M501D is 21W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the VIZIO M501D has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst large TVs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the VIZIO M501D

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as 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

It was over three years ago when this television was released.

Average Thickness

The VIZIO M501D has a pretty average thickness (44.45 millimeters) compared to most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the M501D.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Smart TV
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Picture-in-Picture
Performance
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Manual

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(4)

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...

Good allaround performance
Solid 3D
Generous feature set
Good all-around performance
The Vizio M-series is an excellent value with great design and a snappy picture
3D shows crosstalk when viewed too close or offaxis
Dark scenes can look slightly muddy
3D shows crosstalk when viewed too close or off-axis
It doesn't have as deep a black level as a plasma
The TV suffers from a slight red push
3 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...

1 August 2013

The Vizio M501D-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

3 July 2013

The Vizio M-series offers a potent combination of excellent design, decent picture quality, and a pocket-friendly price...

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Electricity cost when switched on $98.67
Electricity cost when on standby $4.57
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Total running cost over 5 years $103.24
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0.68T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers m501da2, m501da2r, roadcasescom m501da2, roadcasescom m501da2r, roadcasescom rclcd2n1signp01915
Barcodes 00648044650241, 00845226009280
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