First Look: Vizio M3D550SR
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Vizio M3D550SR

2:04 /

The Vizio M3D550SR is a solid LED edge lit TV with excellent black levels, although its passive 3D and "smart dimming" pose some issues.

Hi, I'm Todd (??) from CNET.com. And I'm here with the Vizio M3D550SR. If you're looking for a large screen television, there is a very real temptation to get the largest screen possible for the smallest possible price. If that's your thinking, then Vizio is probably on your shopping list. The M3D550SR offers a 55-inch viewing size but is available for only $1649 which is a decent price for the amount of features it has. 3D technology may not set the world alight but it's nice to have feature, and the Vizio offers passive 3D with 4 pairs of glasses in the box. Vizio's 3D has a couple of problems though and that the amount of depth is too great and a little hard to watch. And some people may find the (??) and other passive artifacts a little distracting. Other tech offered by the TV includes 240 hertz image smoothing, a local streaming LED back light and a Querty keyboard remote. Plus it has a bunch of smart TV widgets, a (which net?) is bound to be a favorite. We experiment the smart feature on the TV and found that it was really able to bring out shadow detail well and has a far better image than other TV's up it's size and price. However, this feature has a significant problem, lag. It can take several seconds longer for the TV to display an image over it's competitors. And if you're watching content with fast fight outs like action movies or film clips, the TV sometimes won't display them at all. While it offers and impressive looking picture, there are TV's out there that we'd recommend before it. TV's like the Panasonic ST30 and Samsung 6400. The Vizio M3D550SR is a mixed bag of both features and 3D performance. But if you spend some time setting it up, it is possible to get a good picture out of it. It's been Todd (??) with the review of the Vizio M3D550SR.

New releases

Don't pick up the Dirt Devil Lift...
2:55 July 10, 2014
Cleaning with this vac is frustrating, especially since it doesn't get the job done well.
Play video
Use Instagram's advanced contr...
2:01 July 10, 2014
Get to know the advanced photo-processing features in Instagram 6.0, and learn how to use them to your ad...
Play video
Cool camping gear includes phone-charging...
2:36 July 10, 2014
Trick out your campsite this summer with the niftiest outdoor gadgets. CNET's Sumi Das rounds up the best...
Play video
Asus Transformer Pad TF103 is an...
2:44 July 10, 2014
The 10.1-inch Transformer Pad TF103 packs a productive punch with a new feature-filled user-interface and...
Play video
Navigating Android on your wri...
2:42 July 10, 2014
CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to get started with the new Android Wear smartwatches.
Play video
Lotus Exige V6 Cup: Less features,...
5:28 July 10, 2014
The Exige S may have been the most hardcore Lotus we have driven to date but the British sportscar maker handed...
Play video
Zero in on your subject from far,...
1:18 July 10, 2014
An inventive built-in dot sight, lets you quickly find your target with this camera's big 50x zoom lens.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 015: Tom Merritt...
19:59 July 9, 2014
On today's show, Tom Merritt fills in for Rich; Ashley and Tom discuss fruit flies in space, the amazing visual...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre