Vizio M-Series

Last updated: January 29, 2019


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Product Details

In our analysis of 49 expert reviews, the Vizio M-Series placed 0th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Elevate your entertainment with the 2018 VIZIO M-Series 55″ Class (54.5″ Diag.) 4K HDR Smart TV. The 2018 M-Series offers step-up advancements to produce bolder colors, breathtaking clarity, crisp contrast, and impressive smarts – all wrapped up in a beautiful design. With Dolby Vision HDR technology, the M-Series set reveals extraordinary detail, depth, and texture in every image. The powerful Active Full Array Plus™ backlight produces radiant brightness to make every pixel come to life, with 32 local dimming zones that keep black levels and contrast picture-perfect. VIZIO SmartCast is TV your way. Browse favorites like Netflix and YouTube right on the TV using the included remote or SmartCast Mobile app. VIZIO WatchFree™ lets you stream over 100 channels absolutely FREE – live news, movies, sports, comedy, music and more. Stream content from thousands of Google Chromecast-enabled apps. And the M-Series is the perfect smart-home companion, offering voice support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. A sleek edge-to-edge screen design creates a more immersive viewing experience, making the 2018 M-Series a perfect upgrade for any room. It’s time to enjoy the colors, contrast, clarity, control options, aesthetics, and smart features you truly deserve.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The affordable Vizio M-Series has excellent overall image quality, with deep black levels, plenty of brightness, rich contrast and accurate color. It handles both HDR10 and Dolby Vision high dynamic range sources
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The Vizio M Series 2018 is a good 4k TV for a wide range of usages. It has a high native contrast ratio so blacks appear deep in a dark room, but unfortunately, the local dimming doesn't work well to improve them further.
The M-Series has some small improvements over last year's model, such as full array backlighting and up to 48 local dimming zones in the case of the 70-inch model.
The M-Series isn’t perfect, but it's a great HDR TV withs ton of upsides, especially if you're prioritizing affordability.

What reviewers didn't like

Ultimately, the TCL 6 series does what the Vizio M-Series has done for the last couple of years, just a little better
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Motion handling is also decent, but the image degrades when viewed at an angle.
While the black levels are not at the top of the range they're certainly passable and this series, more than any other in Vizio's line-up, has always struck the best balance between price and features.
If your secondary priorities include zippy, easy-to-use software, you might want to consider the TCL 6 Series, which performs similarly and comes with the brilliant Roku smart platform built-in.
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