Vizio M601d-A3R review

The Good The Vizio M-Series M1d-A3R is an excellent value with great design and a snappy picture; great shadow detail, fairly deep black levels, and excellent video processing.It also offers sleek styling and an improved Smart TV system.

The Bad 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; similar motion resolution to a 120Hz TV; reflective screen; Yahoo apps seem clunky; remote sensor isn't very responsive.

The Bottom Line 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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Value 8.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

Vizio as pretty as its picture

Like the Vizio M551 before it, the Vizio M01 is a competent budget television with a high level of performance. It forgoes some features -- like MHL and touch-panel remotes -- and sometimes others don't work, like learning remote codes, but what the Vizio doesn't do you don't need.

Picture quality is very good for the cash, with darker black levels than some plasmas, but on the other hand the backlight's local dimming effect can be obvious. There is blooming evident on contrasting images, and it's something that more expensive local dimming TVs like the Samsung F8000 and Sony W900 aren't troubled by.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $1,400
  • Brand Vizio
  • Type LED-backlit LCD TV
  • Diagonal Class 60 in
  • HDMI Ports Qty 4 ports
  • Display Format 1080p (Full HD)
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