When you can get the remote to work, it plays beautifully
Stephen Metterle, Amazon
12 March 2014
Summary: I love the style of the TV. The functionality with bringing up the internet apps & changing to 3D. The 3D is really beautiful but two complaints. The remote has to be the fussiest remote I have ever used. It sometimes doesn't work at all. And the screen gives off an unusual glare when light filters in from a window during the day. But all in all, for the money, it was an acceptable buy. I would definitely review better in the future.
B.E.A.utiful picture, BUT some issues. Best you buy this one from a local store, you just might have to replace it.
2 March 2014
Summary: Bought this from Costco a week ago. The FIRST ONE (yes, I had to return it) received absolutely NO IR signal. the remote, even with new Rayovac batteries wouldn't work. Even my TV remote app for my Galaxy S4 couldn't turn it on. Packed it up and traded it in for another just to get home and have THE SAME THING happen. WTF man. Call tech, they tell me to remove Vizio batteries and press every button on remote twice. Did that, nothing. Tell me to put new batteries in.
Summary: CNet NEEDS to start including "Blooming", "Clouding", "Flashlighting" and whatever else different people call it, into their reviews. These TV's are attempting to compete with plasmas on their playing field of home theater, dark room screening. I was looking for a replacement to my 2005 Sony Grand Wega XBR 50" which has been an outstanding TV thus far.
Pros: Picture, Colors, Price, Setup
Cons: Flashlighting, Flashlighting, Flashlighting, did I mention!, Flashlighting
Summary: I've had this TV for a few months, and I'd say it's OK but has a couple of substantial problems that will annoy many everyday TV watchers: A) The unpredictable responsiveness of the TV remote is maddening at times. I've tried different fixes (mirror under sensor, new batteries, got closer to the TV, etc.) - nothing helped. There are sometimes odd things you can do to get it to start working again at times.
Summary: This TV is a great value in terms of what you get for the cost. I paid just under $1,000 for mine at Costco. The large screen, 3D, and Smart TV Apps make it a good value. It is very slim and has a decent picture. The default settings are terrible, requiring some tweaking to get the color/brightness right. I calibrated the brightness/contrast using a Blu-Ray disc and was disappointed that the TV does not have a gamma setting.
Summary: ok, I'm giving this TV (55") 3 stars, which I think is very generous considering the light bleeding issues it has. The reason I give it 3 stars is because it is a large display at a decent price point, and if you can get over the dark screen light bleeding, the picture quality is very good. I have read, tweaked, and calibrated for a few weeks now trying to get rid of the light bleeding.
Summary: Had the TV going on two weeks now and here are some thoughts: The remote issue is real but the problem isn't weak IR or directional (at least horizontal) - the problem is the IR senson is on the bottom of the lower left hand side, so you have to be pointing sort of up under the TV. Figured that out as I was on my couch getting frustrated but then my little daughter picked up the remote from about a foot underneath me and changed the volume easily.
Vizio Pros & Cons - It's all in your Priorities....
A. Witkowski, Amazon
6 August 2013
Summary: So after having my 55" M-series for about a week I wanted to give some initial findings and considerations for potential buyers in the same boat and of similar mindset. I extensively researched every brand and screen type out there over the internet for months before I made this purchase and I learned a very valuable lesson in it all..... reviews are only reviews, in-home trial and error is the truest of tests.