Vizio M Series Reviews – If you are in the market looking to upgrade or replace you TV, Vizio is the best thing that has happened in the TV scene. This company is well known for its competitively priced television sets. The Vizio M series is one of their mid-range TVS which have received great ratings in the market for performance, quality and affordable pricing.
This set will allow you to enjoy watching your favorite movies and games with its great picture and sound quality. With darker darks and incredible clarity, it’s among the best priced unit that packs a ton of cool specs and comes in all sizes from 50 inches to 80, giving you a lot of choices.
Vizio M Series
The M series was released in mid-2015 and is known to perform better that some of the well-known brands at its price point. Its picture quality is great at a very friendly price. This unit will take care of your entertainment need without breaking your bank account.
The display has excellent color accuracy and black levels. Along with great picture quality, this TV has two 15W speakers whereas most big screen TVs have two 10W speakers. The HDMI connections come in handy especially when you need to connect other HD devices like Blu-ray players, satellite or cable boxes and video game systems.
Vizio M Series Features
Full-Array Local Dimming
This feature improves all-important contrast and black levels for better uniformity than edge-lit dimming. The number of dimmable zones means equals better picture quality. The feature selectively dims and brightens independent areas of the screen for better contrast than its competitors. This makes watching almost everything much better.
The down size is the screen is not curved and it isn’t a smart TV. It doesn’t support 3D content but in term of producing the perfect image with a big screen, this TV is one of the best in the market. So if you are looking for a smart TV, then this isn’t the television to have. However, if being curved isn’t a big deal to you, snatch this series in the size you prefer at a bargain. Other brands with such features tend to be more expensive.
Just like the P series, the M includes a 6-inch Android tablet that acts as the main remote control and the gateway to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. The tablet brings a lot of convenience, but if it’s not you ideal remote, you still get a traditional remote with the universal functions.
The tablet has 720p resolution, Quad-core processor, and 8GB storage operating on Android Lollipop (5.1). It has Stereo speakers and headphone jacks which will be helpful when you don’t want wake everyone up in the house.
The M series is a beauty gadget built to last. The set sits on chrome rods that will bear its weight well. The chrome rods bent into rounded supports, and while distinctive, they are durable without looking cheap. There is the option of mounting it onto a wall if that’s what you would prefer.
The TV comes with wireless charging cradle for the tablet which makes sure your devices are fully charged without the clatter of charging cable. This feature is very convenient and a favourite for any mobile device.
If you are looking for a larger than life screen, the M series comes in all sizes to give the consumer more choice. The screen is flat and comes in sizes from 50 inches to a maximum of 80 inches, which in our opinion is a massive screen that will fit perfectly in your entertainment console.
The display size doesn’t affect the quality of the picture largely due to the dimming zones that adjust brightness on different parts of the screen. This screens will earn points when it comes to gaming and when having movie nights. In fact, the bigger the size the better the quality.
The M series comes with 4K resolution which is the best as it can get. This is made better because this set are priced way below their competition with the same specifications. This resolution makes watching content more enjoyable with great clarity and perfect sound effects.
The series is able to support HDMI content through connected ports or from Vizio’s app which is quite extensive and offers an array of shows from its selection. When it comes to updating the app, Vizio uses the involuntary software update system that keeps the system up to date with any new content in the offering.
Vizio M Series Design
The M series TV unit that is able to stand on its own without the need to mount on the wall, although it can still be mounted. The unit comes with a standard chrome legs that are able to support its weight well and are of durable material. The legs insert into the television and extend out meaning you need a bigger surface to place the television on. Before going on a purchasing one, measure the space you have to determine how many inches your space can fit .
If your preference is to have it mounted on the wall, this can be done with specific brackets that can accommodate the weight and the size. Get a professional to do the mounting for you. The last thing you want to happen is to drop a 1000 dollar unit when improperly hanged.
TV sets in this series are flat screens. They are not curved nor are they smart TVs. The screens have high resolution and are angled to be watched from different angles. Vizio offers up some very good display specs in all of its 4K TVs and delivers particularly excellent visuals in its larger M-Series TVs all of them offering HDR displays.
This series may not be curved but they offer unparalleled display quality that can’t be found on set at this price. Curved screen are high end TVs that are very expensive. If you are looking to acquire a curved TV, look at other series or brands such as Samsung and LG. Whether curved or not, we must admit this series have some of the best affordable large screen displays.
At the back of the unit, you will find all the connecting ports. The unit has a standard power cable that is connected to power the gadget using the standard power settings. The unit has HDMI ports, one input and five outputs that can power all HD gadgets such as Blu-ray.
HDMI 2.0 is represented along with USB 3.0, all of the usual digital and analog audio/video connections and all Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity. This means you can connect your local cable or internet inputs and power gaming gadgets all at the same time.
Thickness and borders
The M series sets are slim to fit any small space. They are also lightweight despite their massive sizes. The displays fill the front part of the unit with the back being closed in black high quality plastic. Ports are found on the right side on the back of the unit together with the power port.
The borders are smooth while most part of the back have small opening all over to allow sound from the inbuilt speaker to pass through. Vents that allow disputation of heat are found at the back.
Vizio M Series Picture Quality
Their contrast is amazing with decent colors. The blacks are black and the dimming zones work just fine to produce a balanced picture across the display. The dimming zones which are 32 zones on the 50 inch display work effectively to bring out rich, dark colors. They may not be the best in the market but as we have said, this is lower budget 4K TV series so it may be lacking in some area but makes up in others. The selling point of this series is its dimming capability.
The M series performs well in video processing. The 60Hz of the M series offers adjustable MEMC (motion estimation, motion compensation), also known as Soap Opera Effect. Vizio offers a 10-position slider to control said smoothing, much like the other high end brands. M series offers true 1080p/24 cadence, providing high quality video picture and sound
Vizio M Series Sound Quality
By TV standards, the sound quality is rather good but can get better. It’s hard to find good sound systems even on the more expensive brands. This is an area that has been overlooked. The good news is this problem can be easily solved. The offering of this series is 15 KW which is very generous compared to higher end ones that have only 10 KW. The internal sound system is crisp clear and loud enough so that you won’t need external reinforcements.
The bass is decent, powerful than that of the more expensive P series. It’s balanced and pleasant to listen to. The quality is a balanced tone that doesn’t have a high pitch that is found on the less expensive units. The sound settings can be tweaked to suit ones needs but overall, we find the sound quality to be good. However, when put on maximum, the sound quality goes down. The sound is only decent when its lower side.
The best way to upgrade the sound system would be to invest in a quality sound bar from Sony who have master quality sound gadgets or home theatre if you need more sound power. If you wish not to invest in external audio, your TV will do just fine with the inbuilt sound unit with surround sound, volume leveling, Lip Sync adjustments and equalizer adjustments
Vizio M Series Reviews
Vizio M Series Reviews: Overall, we definitely recommend the Vizio M Series 4K UHD TVs as great value options for buyers who want decent to very good quality on a budget price. There are other better options but you will have to fork a lot of cash. Vizio TV have gotten it right with affordable entertainment which will work fine sometimes even better than their more expensive competitors.
They have a wide variety of choice for the consumer having different display sizes to fit every budget. Their products are durable and will last the user for a long time. The Vizio’s app is an added benefit as you can enjoy content on your TV without having a subscription from the local cable provider.
They have a supper efficient customer care centre which really helps when you need help. Their products come with the standard one year warranty. A feature that impressed us is the five HDMI ports that enable connection of all our playing gadgets. This unit will do well when watching movies and offers a great gaming experience.
When you factor in the lower price for such great performance, the M series is a winner in our books. These budget 4K TVs have their strength and weaknesses as we highlight below.
Pros & Cons Table
|Extremely wide selection of 4K TVs in all price and quality ranges||No web browser in the M-Series|
|Very well priced||Contrast could be improved|
|Full-array LED backlighting||Does not support 3D content|
|Solid color performance||App selections could be increased|
|Good connectivity specs|
|Decent surround sound|