Summary: TV works well. Looks great. The apps work very well. 3d works well, comes with plenty of glasses and easy to get cheap replacements if needed. The tosslink port is extremely loose, some tosslink cables won't hold in place at all and even ones that work will fall out if you look at them in the wrong way. TV will output 5.1 through tosslink with content it produces, but devices connected to it by HDMI will only pass through stereo on the optical audio output.
Nice TV at a great price but plan on using external speakers
17 October 2014
Summary: Great TV. The price was good and this unit has plenty of nice features. I have had this unit for 8 months now and am very happy with the purchase. I have never used the 3D capability so I would not pay extra for that. Of course there are downsides to the unit as well. Here are the downsides I have discovered: The bad stuff: Sound from the built-in speakers is horrible. Sound from a flat-screen TV is never good, but this unit has horrible sound.
Nice TV - remote should have never left the factory
24 May 2014
Summary: Pro: Great TV, very sharp. The menus are almost idiot proof - thought there are a lot of them. 3D looks great, and ads lots of depth. Nice to have wireless built in. Apps are nice but not the reason to buy the TV Con: Remote receiver sucks, its so tiny you have to be pointing directly at the bottom left of the TV to make it do something. (boo). Also - why put vendor/apps buttons on the top of the remote. lame.
Summary: Love this TV. The picture is awesome. The built in apps seem not so user friendly. For example, I can log into Amazon Prime Instant Video but it does not have access to view my watch list. I can only search for movies and then play them. I like to add all the shows in my watch list queue using my iPhone and on my other TV I can see that list. But this TV doesn't seem to have the ability.
Summary: Had the VIZIO M551d-A2R 55-Inch TV for a few days. Easy set-up and everything including 3-D works great! Stunning picture quality. No issues with remote any more. Seem to have disappeared with the latest sets, which pair the remote with TV via wifi - which was part of initial set-up that the TV takes you through! I already had the Yamaha RX-V375 receiver and connecting the other HDMI source devices to the TV via HDMI-ARC. Connected the Dish-TV Box, Bluray player etc.
Great picture, horrible glare from windows and background lights, slow touchy remote, 3d and Internet isn't used much
Amazon Lover "A.S.", Amazon
17 December 2013
Summary: Well the worst thing about the TV is the glare from the windows and lights in the back of the room. I would agree remote is the second worst thing. I don't like that it seems to be hard to push the button as it has to be aimed just right. It's very touchy. However, my cable box remote is able to turn off and on the TV so it doesn't matter much and their are after market products.
Summary: The picture is crisp and vibrant. The sound is a little low and doest match the quality of the picture. I recommend this TV to anyone with a surround sound system or a sound bar. Note: the Visio sound bar can be controlled by the TV controller. Update: I played with the netflix app and discovered that the Built in netflix app has 3D and ultra HD content. That is something my roku player could not do.
Great TV for a dark setting but the remote reception sucks
2 November 2013
Summary: Edit/Addition 11/17: Vizio support claims they have begun rolling out the "wifi direct smart remote" upgrade to all the TVs connected to the Internet in order of first connection. I've been waiting two weeks but they cannot give me an exact ETA besides "very soon." This feature cannot come soon enough. Its mindboggling that they would release a TV with such poor infrared reception when the remote has onboard wifi.
Summary: The TV supports multiple(i believe 4) 3D modes and comes with 8 sets of non-powered, light weight, 3D glasses. My wife and I watched Prometheus in 3D on our new TV. Though the movie, Prometheus, is ..., watching it upon our new Vizio, in 3D, was quite memorable. We've seen a number of movies in 3D both in the theater and at friends homes -- this was by far the best 3D we've experienced. We were amazed.
Pros: Edge to edge, crystal clear and an easy to adjust (to taste) picture. Best part, I only spent $1,050. Vizio has hit a home run.
Cons: - Sluggish television response to remote., - Sluggish apps., - Television housing, back 'connection-port' panel, physically restricts fiber-optic cable connectivity.