VIZIO 40-Inch LED Smart TV

Last updated date: March 15, 2019

Review Melt Score
7.3

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 39 expert reviews, the VIZIO VIZIO 40-Inch LED Smart TV placed 7th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
6.8
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.3
1,474 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The TV offers a 120Hz effective refresh rate, full-array backlighting and a 200,000:1 contrast ratio. This ensures solid image quality.
- Tech Radar
It did an excellent job displaying the finest detail. Color accuracy was very good, with images generally looking natural.
- Consumer Reports
The Vizio D Series has ok motion handling. It has a panel with a fast response time, which is good because the TV can handle fast action well without much blur.
- RTINGS.com
Sound is adequate for most owners, with preselects available to improve its quality.
- BestReviews
What experts didn't like
Full HD only
- Tech Radar
This Vizio TV has only fair motion performance, with significant blurring on our motion tests. Though this model includes Vizio's "Clear Action", a feature designed to reduce motion blur, we found it was ineffective; the image became too dim and flickery. The visibility of blurring on typical program content is often subtle and may not bother most people, but keen-eyed viewers may detect some loss of texture and detail on scenes with movement.
- Consumer Reports
Some stutter is visible, which is due to the lack of motion interpolation that cannot be removed.
- RTINGS.com
Changing channels “takes forever,” owners report. A few reports of dead pixels.
- BestReviews

From The Manufacturer

The all-new 2016 D-series 43” (43” diag.) Full-Array LED Smart TV has arrived. Featuring brilliant picture quality, and faster, easier-to-use smart TV experience, the all-new D-series brings you premium HD entertainment at an incredible value. Built-in high-speed Wi-Fi gets you connected in a snap, and with the hottest apps to choose from like Netflix, Xumo, iHeartRadio, Hulu Plus, Spotify, YouTube and more1. Enjoying what you want, when you want it is easier than ever before. Plus, you get brilliant picture quality using the latest advanced technologies - like Full-Array LED backlighting for superior light uniformity and vivid details with deeper, more pure black levels2. For sports and action fans, D-series includes Clear Action 240, which combines powerful image processing with 120Hz effective refresh rate for enhanced detail in fast action scenes. VIZIO D-series: Incredible picture, unbeatable value. 1High-speed/Broadband Internet service, app subscription and access equipment are required and not provided by VIZIO.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Vizio 65-Inch LED TV
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 6
2. TCL 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 7
3. TCL 55-Inch 4K Smart LED TV
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 9
4. LG 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TV
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 2
5. LG 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TV
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 2
6. Sony 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 3
7. VIZIO 40-Inch LED Smart TV
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 4
8. Sharp 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED Smart HDTV
Overall Score: 6.8
Expert Reviews: 1
9. Sharp 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED Smart HDTV
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 1

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