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VIZIO M601D Top Pick
60" Jul 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D Smart TV Release Date
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11 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This television received a "Top Pick" award from

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on four expert reviews from sites including,, and the average expert rating of this TV is 74%.

Good Picture Quality

Two VIZIO M601D reviewers who bought this TV said that it had good picture quality.

Nice Design

One VIZIO M601D reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was a good design. Expert website gave this TV a score of 4 stars and said “A sleek design”.

Good Technical Features

One VIZIO M601D reviewer who reviewed the VIZIO M601D concluded that it had good features. mentioned on expert website “Nevertheless features fine picture quality in a large size”.

Good Product Quality

One VIZIO M601D reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good quality.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the M601D, the VIZIO M601D is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The VIZIO M601D supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the M601D also support smart TV features.

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VIZIO TVs Have Good Reviews

VIZIO has good average ratings across all TVs, however it has unexceptional ratings specifically for its large TVs.


Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The VIZIO M601D is a four HDMI port TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the M601D 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 comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One VIZIO M601D owner considered that the product was not heavy and bulky. Three years ago expert review site mentioned “It's a feature heavy set aimed at budget shoppers that want the most out of their dollar”.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The VIZIO M601D does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the M601D which have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The VIZIO M601D does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The VIZIO M601D does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

TVs that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated power of between 7.5W and 100W. When compared to other large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the M601D that we have assessed, the VIZIO M601D's RMS rated power of only 10 Watts is one of the lowest.

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The VIZIO M601D is fairly heavy (29 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the M601D. The weights of TVs of this age and type range from 2.3kg to 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the VIZIO M601D

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions 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

It was over three years ago when VIZIO released the M601D.

Average Thickness

At 56.39 millimeters, the VIZIO M601D has a fairly typical thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the M601D.

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1 Award Top Pick

Expert Reviews

10 March 2014

Vizio's 60-incher combines very good value with above-average picture quality...

23 January 2014

The 60-inch Vizio M1d-A3R doesn't quite offer the very best value for money in the company's range, but nevertheless features fine picture quality in a large size...

The Vizio M601d is the 60 inch entry into the M series lineup for 2013/14. It's a feature heavy set aimed at budget shoppers that want the most out of their dollar. You get passive 3d, a 240Hz... Read more…

14 April 2014

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Great contrast and screen uniformity
Good looks
Decent set of streaming options
The Vizio M-Series 1d- 3R is an excellent value with great design and a snappy picture
Great shadow detail, fairly deep black levels, and excellent video processing
Slightly inaccurate color
Unimpressive 3D performance
It doesn't have as deep a black level as a plasma
Suffers from more blooming than many LCDs
Skin tones appear a little red
1 February 2014

El Vizio M-Series M1d-A3R de 60 pulgadas no ofrece particularmente el mejor valor por tu dinero en el rango al que nos tiene acostumbrados la empresa, pero sin embargo tiene buena calidad de...

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Electricity cost when switched on $112.24
Electricity cost when on standby $4.54
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Total running cost over 5 years $116.78
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the VIZIO M601Duses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.78 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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 m601da3, vizio m601da3r
Barcodes 00845226009273