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VIZIO M501D

50" Full HD 44.45mm Jul 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Depth Release Date $108.56 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Nice design
Reasonably priced
4 Reviews + 1 Award
PC Mag Editor's Choice

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at review websites PC Mag concluded that this TV was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Four experts from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, techreviewsource.com and IT Reviews.com have rated this VIZIO TV on average 80%.

VIZIO Has Good TV Reviews

Based on 186 expert and user reviews, VIZIO has good ratings for its TVs. VIZIO also has good ratings specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a VIZIO television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

Two customers reckoned that it was good looking.

Good Product Quality

Three people concluded that this TV was good quality. Expert website Cnet.com gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote “The Vizio M-series offers a potent combination of excellent design, decent picture quality” in their review of the VIZIO M501D.

Robust

Two customers who purchased this TV considered that it was well made. Four years ago expert website Techreviewsource.com mentioned “While the Vizio E601I-A3 proved that you can get a solid 60-inch screen for under a grand” in their review of this TV. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “While the Vizio E601I-A3%displayPrice% at %seller%┬áproved that you can get a solid 60-inch screen for under a grand”.


Features

Generous Feature Set

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good features. Website Techreviewsource.com rated it 4 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this TV four years ago “Generous feature set”.


Display

It Has Excellent Shadow Detail, Fairly Deep Black Levels

Four people who purchased the VIZIO M501D considered that it had good picture quality. Website Techreviewsource.com wrote “It has excellent shadow detail, fairly deep black levels” .

Good High Def TV

Three people concluded that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a similar age and spec 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on TVs of a similar type and age to it.

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50 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 50 inches television.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium display diagonal TV has been on the market since July 2013.


Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The VIZIO M501D does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years which support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The VIZIO M501D has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also have an ethernet port.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The VIZIO M501D has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The VIZIO M501D has a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago also have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The VIZIO M501D supports Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Smart TV

Supports Smart TV

The VIZIO M501D supports Smart TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also support Smart TV.

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the VIZIO M501D has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV. The RMS rated powers of televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV range from 4W to 1,000W.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

With a depth of only 44.45 millimeters, the VIZIO M501D has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this television. Medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV have depths of between 3.5mm and 100mm.

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Product Identifiers

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

VIZIO M501D Review Sources

To prepare this VIZIO M501D review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.
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