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  • Pros mentioned:
    Apps, Picture, Sound quality
    Cons mentioned:
    Angles, Size

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Midrange TV with narrow viewing angles

    Posted .

    The Vizio model M55Q7-J01 Quantum LED TV is a mid-range TV at a mid-range price. It is currently one of your cheapest options with HDMI 2.1 and VRR. It is well packaged in the box and comes with the TV, legs, AC cord, quick start manual and remote. Just remove the straps and lift the box up to start unpacking the TV. I did not install the legs as I am mounting it on a wall. I was disappointed the bolt size for the wall mount on the back of the TV was different than my existing bolts. The online instructions state you DO NOT use the bolts installed the back of the TV for wall mounting. So off I went to the hardware store for M6 14mm bolts. It would be nice if they used the correct bolts in the back of the TV for wall mounting. So many people wall mount TVs now. Pros: - Supports the latest audio (DTS:X, ATMOS) and video (Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG) formats - Awesome color - Chromecast built in - Apple AirPlay - 27 local dimming zones - Fast response time if you are into gaming. - AMD freesync (no Gsync) - Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) - Apps and SmartCast is snappy. - HDMI 2.1 (all 4) - Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri - Remote has buttons for most of the common apps. Cons: - Narrow viewing angles (VA panel). If you are not going to be sitting in front of the TV to view it, I would look at other options. - Remote feels cheap. The button presses can be a little “sticky” at times. - 60 Hz The connections are on the right side. I am using this in a bedroom and there is not much room on the right side. So I connected all cables (HDMI eARC, BluRay HDMI, Coax for antenna and power) to the TV before mounting it on the wall. I did this while it was still on the packaging base. Set up is typical of most TV’s. One extra step is to pair your remote to the TV as it is Bluetooth. I connected to WiFi easily. There is also an ethernet port. Pay attention to the privacy messages to use the WatchFree+. I did some research on the picture settings. I used many of the recommended settings from Rtings. Or just use Calibrated Dark and Warm color temperature for a good out of the box picture. I do not use this TV for gaming so cannot comment on that. It is mostly used for the apps on SmartCast like Netflix, Hulu, etc. I tried some Netlflix shows that are Dolby Vision and ATMOS. All I can say is WOW!. The picture is amazing. The TV is hooked up to a 5.1.2 soundbar. The surround sound is better than the previous TV. Conclusion – I rate this TV 4 out of 5 stars. This is a good TV in this price range. It supports the latest audio and video formats. Using this where you are positioned straight on to the TV is best. If off angle viewing angles are important to you, this is not the TV for you. The picture quality degrades quickly. It seems cheap from a finish and remote perspective.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality Picture, SmartCast OS has Pros & Cons

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    The TV came in perfect condition and was well packaged for shipping. I had no issues with setup (just need a screwdriver for the legs). It is not super heavy even though it is a 55”. Build quality is very good. I plan to mount it to the wall eventually, but I love the legs. The legs are metal and have 2 positions - allowing you to adjust the height of the TV (the higher setting is perfect for its current location on my dresser, which tends to collect things). The screen has virtually no bezel and is protected by a metal case, but the design does leave a small gap around the edge of the screen that I am concerned may collect dust. The TV does not come with a printed user manual (only a quick start guide), but a virtual on one is available in the TV’s menu under settings. I like that it has 4 HDMI inputs (1 eArc enabled for high definition sound), an optical output (useful for older soundbars/receivers) and a USB port for pictures. It is missing a VGA port and AV port. I realize that they are slowly being phased out, but I still have a few cameras and older game systems that need an AV port. Another minor issue is that the power cord is only 5ft long, barely reaching the floor from my dresser - forcing me to use an extension cord to reach the power strip. Picture quality is very good. The picture is sharp and in normal viewing I did not notice any motion blur. My favorite chair is at a 45-degree angle to the TV and I had no problem with the viewing angle. Colors are good, but not as vibrant as some OLED TVs have seen. Even with local dimming, blacks are not perfect, but the screen is very bright. It works well in my bedroom that has a big bay window with lots of sunlight during the day and automatically dims using the ambient light sensor at night. In addition to presents and normal settings there are lots of advanced setting available to tweak the picture (e.g. color correction, backlight settings, noise reduction). Sound quality and volume are good (for a bedroom). The TV does support HDMI eArc that makes hooking up a soundbar easy, but I don’t think I will need it. The TV also offers a simulate surround sound feature, but I prefer the normal setting. I have owned several Vizio TVs and they have been reliable. My oldest Vizio has been in service for over 10 years (with a fluorescent backlight no less). I have a Vizio in my living room that is an older Smart TV that I purchased about 5 years ago - it is a good TV, but the smart features were too clunky so I was interested to see how things had improved. There are lots of smart TV operating systems and I have tried most of them. They all seem to have their positives and negatives. This TV’s operation system is SmartCast and it is no different. SmartCast has some unique content and nice features, but it is missing a few features and has had a few stability issues requiring a restart. The SmartCast phone app is a winner. It allows you to search content and works as a second remote control (useful if you often lose your real remote like me). You can search by voice using the TV’s remote or the SmartCast phone app - handy for pulling up a quick YouTube video. You can also use Alexa to control the TV, but after setting it up the features are too limited and I can tell you that the SmartCast phone app is the way to go if you don’t like the regular remote. SmartCast screen casting from both Android (Chromecast) and Apple (Air Play) work well. With the TV on the same network it was easily recognized by both my Android phone and my Apple iPad. SmartCast has some good content that is easy to access. WatchFree Plus has many of my family’s favorites (Kiddoodle, This Old House TV, old Hallmark movies, and a Lifetime movie channel) and makes it very easy to use (no sign in, no password, no fee, no nothing - you just click on it). WatchFree also has the Vizio fireplace channel (it really is just what it sounds like), which is strangely more comforting than it should be. One of my other favorite components of SmartCast is the dedicated Family & Kids section, which acts as a landing for and has links to family friendly content from many sources (including a variety of movies). The Kiddoodle app is my 4-year-old daughter’s favorite, but WatchFree also has a few channels for kids. SmartCast does have a few issues. While it has many popular apps, it is missing a few that I use on other platforms (Food Network, HGTV, and some network channels). It does have Discovery Plus, which covers HGTV & Food Network, but it would mean paying extra since the same content is free for cable subscribers on those apps. I am also concerned about the stability. I have had the following issues once or twice over the past few weeks: the voice remote stopped working, the audio has been out of sync, and the TV froze while changing inputs. All of these issues were fixed by unplugging the TV for a few seconds so I would recommend you mount it such that you can still power cycle it if needed (a good idea with any smart device in my experience).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy Set Up, Good Pic Quality, Bloatware Galore!

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    Even getting it out of the box was easy as pie. Instead of struggling to pull it out while it's laying down or a second person is holding onto the box while you'd be pulling the tv out, Vizio has it set up so that you simply cut off the packaging ties then pull up the cardboard cover, like a game show model revealing your prize. There's a quick start guide, remote with batteries included, general/warranty info, the two leg stands with screws, the power cord, and of course the tv itself. Be careful when handling the tv because there's a warning not to put any pressure on the screen when trying to carry it, move it, or whatnot--there's absolutely no bezel around the tv screen except for the extremely thin plastic frame, and the warning says the glass may break if you apply too much pressure. As stated, set up was easy. You need a Philips screwdriver to attach the leg stands, and there's a choice of two levels or heights, depending on if you intend to put a soundbar beneath the tv. I've had multiple flat screen tv's over the years from several different brands, including Vizio, and this is absolutely the first one ever to give options like that. After attaching the leg stands, I went to put the included batteries in the remote and this is where I ran into trouble, yes, the remote is what gave me the most trouble with set up. The back cover of the remote is impossible to get off--you're simply supposed to slide it off by lightly pressing down and sliding it at the same time, but I could not get a good enough grip to do it; it's lodged shut and the material is smooth and slippery enough so as to not provide any traction. After several frustrating minutes, I ended up getting a fat rubberband which I wrapped around the remote, and that did the trick. Then I plugged the tv in, and Voila! Pops of really bright, clean graphics, great colors, excellent detail. Not the overly bright, saturated, looks-too-fake colors that lots of 4K tvs have these days. Unfortunately though, you are then presented with a TON of bloatware. And when I say a ton, I mean a ton—such as 100 (you read that right, one hundred) apps preloaded onto the main screen and NO way to get rid of any of them. You can reorder them, but that's IT. The main menu itself is just jam packed with what seems like ten thousand choices, and you have to wade through them all. One of my pictures shows this--that's just the top of the menu which scrolls down with a LOT more choices, and that's not even counting choosing from the top bar menu (categories like kids, movies, free stuff, shows, apps, extras). I would have to say it's more than a bit overwhelming, then you kind of get used to it, and how to navigate to your personal favorites. But that doesn’t make it any less frustrating or tiresome. The setup also walks you though connecting to your home Wi-Fi, again, part of the easy set up. The remote control (save for the battery incident) is the redeeming factor in the tsunami of menu items and apps--because it has voice control, and it works well! You simply press it and tell it what you want, and it instantly goes there, without having to wade through the menu. For example, I'll press it and say "YouTube" and it opens the app in seconds, ready for you to watch. There's also some built-in buttons on the remote, if you have those subscriptions, such as Netflix, peacock, prime video, Disney+, etc. (I have a picture of the remote, too). Then there's the standard Home, input, power, settings, mute, etc. buttons as well. Quick note here--we have Spectrum, and this tv cannot download its app to watch. You can purchase/use a Roku streamer or Apple TV to hook up to this tv as a workaround; they both have the Spectrum app. Fortunately this tv has some good video/audio connections--4 HDMI's, a TV tuner, a 5.1 Digital Optical, a Stereo Audio, an Ethernet, a USB port. It also works with practically every assistant/home automation--Apple AirPlay, Apple HomeKit, Hey Google, Alexa...it even has Chromecast built in. We have a lot of Apple products in our household, and we're glad it has AirPlay so we can effortlessly mirror what's on our iPhones, iPads, or Macs when we want to. I also tried out using the Chromecast to mirror our phones/tablets/laptops and again, it worked flawlessly and easy. I would say that the tv itself is thin, it's good enough, but I've seen thinner at similar price points (picture of this view as well is included). For the picture quality, software, features, etc. it's really good; I'm thinking that all the bloatware is one of the reasons the tv isn't at a higher price point. The tv is excellent overall, but I'm dinging it one star because of the excessive bloatware and convoluted menu with no real options to streamline it or personalize it other than rearranging the one row of 100 pre-loaded, non-deletable apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This TV is Awesome!

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    The VIZIO - 55" Class M7 Series Premium Quantum LED 4K UHD Smart TV is a definite winner. Vizio has upped their game big time with their latest M Series. The unit arrived very well packaged and secure inside. The outer shell did have some minor nicks from shipping, but the TV was in good shape. Unpacking was simple, and the handled bag that is included for removing the TV, was a big help to insure that TV was removed correctly. The assembly was a breeze. Two screws for the feet and plug in the power cord to the back receptacle. The television was surprisingly lite for a 55- inch TV. I have a Sony 55-inch flat screen TV that I bought 13 years ago, and it felt at least 20 pounds heavier when I set it up. The remote cover was hard to take off. I had to really squeeze and push the back to get the remote cover off to install the batteries. I managed to pull it off without breaking the remote. There are 4! Yes, 4 HDMI inputs, 1 USB 2.0 (2A) input, 1 Audio out, 1 Optical, 1 cable, 1 ethernet input. I also attached a picture of all the inputs which has more than what is needed for most TV hook ups. The one issue that I did have with the unpackaging was removing the tape and protective shield from the TV screen. The adhesive was very, very sticky, and it seems too rough on the sensitive screen. The whole time I was pulling it off I was cringing, worrying if I was damaging the screen. Vizio needs to dial back the adhesiveness on that blue protective tape because it is a nail biter when being removed. Operation/Functionality The Visio has awesome smart TV capabilities. It has built in Visio TV, which is good for people who do not subscribe to Cable TV. The free TV channels cover most needs for news, since most of the main news outlets are there to pick from. There are also many good free movies options. Additionally, the applications for apple tv, YouTube, etc. are log in ready for those who have subscriptions ready to access. Here is a list of the Apps that come preinstalled on the TV as of right now: Netflix, Amazon Prime video, Watch Free Vizio, Hulu, Apple TV, DIsney +, Tubi, YoutubeTV, HBO Max, YouTube, Kidoodle TV, Vudu fandango, Fubo TV, Crackle Free movies and TV, Peacock, The CW, Pluto TV, Haystack News, BET+, Newsy, Facebook Watch, Xumo free movies and TV, Filmrise, Fawesome, Fandango Now movies + TV, Electric NOW, Paramount +, Funimation World's Best Anime, iHeart Radio, CoComelon, PBS Kids, ROW*, Redbox on demand, PLEX, cine house stream your niche, free games by play works, The Archive, Fox Now, Vevo, loop, NBC, CBS Sports, FOX Nation, PBS, CBS News, Canela free latino TV, pandora, shudder, Sundance Now, Gravitas Movies, BoomDock Nation, Space Channel, Bob Ross, Espanol Run:Time TV y peliculas, Motorvision TV, POD TV, iFood TV, Go Traveler, Phoenix TV, SSundee Among Us & More, Donut the New Car Culture, Local Now, TV Hometalk, Adam Rippon, Retro Crush, Acorn TV, Court TV, Zoomi, HappyKids, Ninja Kidz! TV, Gego, Movies Anywhere, Adventure Learning 2, Sesame Street, Smart Cinema USA, Body Brook Burke, Sanctuary Yoga, Comedy Dynamics, ET LIVE, DArk Matter TV, FlixFling, Party Tyme Karaoke, Brown SUgar, Midnight Pulp, Jungo +, FITE, DAZN, Tidal, Adventure Sports Network, Magellan TV, CocoRo Free TV for Kids, Dove Channel, Curiosity Stream, Wu Tang, BlackDove, Music B, Con TV, Fit Fusion By Jillian Michaels, The Love Destination, TV Games, TG Toon Goggles, AsianCrush Gree Movies + TV. The remote is very easy to use. I use the “back” button more often since it gets you to the view that you previously had, without making you push the home button and losing your place. That is a problem if you are watching a free movie and you accidently push the home button. You lose your place in the movie, and then you must go back into the home button to find the movie that you were watching and start back at the beginning and fast forward. Some applications allow you to sign up for their app. This allows you to pick up where you left off on a movie, without having to go through the home screen and starting over. Also, the ability to sign up is free. It would be nice if the signing up was not necessary, but I can see how each app runs independently. Settings The settings are easy to use such as picture, sound, and global settings. The sound is impressive, and I feel that no additional sound bar is needed (this is never the case with a new TV). I have high standards for the sound experience from my TV. The Vizio M series has saved me a couple hundred dollars (at least) because an additional soundbar is not needed. The picture settings did provide a lot of options to modify the picture, color, and ambient lighting detection. I have chosen to leave it as it is. Usually, I do have to adjust the picture on my new TV's to get it to look crisper and more vibrant. Straight out of the box, the picture is great. There is also Advanced Picture settings, which further your ability to create the picture that is 100% satisfactory to your preferences. Since I am big on privacy, I did not engage the voice remote settings. Also, it is not clear where the voice enabling settings are in the TV settings menu. I did see a setting called “Accessibility” which had a “Talk Back” setting. The "Talk Back" was “off” by default. I am thinking that this is the setting that turns the remote voice command settings on and off. During set up, the TV asked default set up questions; one of which was, if I wanted to enable the voice remote capabilities. I am very pleased with Vizio for respecting privacy and having it default to "off" where voice command is concerned. There is an “Extras” setting for Alexa, Apple AirPlay, and Google Assist. I do not use these settings, but I am sure that these settings useful for those that do. In conclusion the TV functions perfectly for my individual needs which are: · Free news and movies because I do not have any cable subscription · This TV has more apps than you can shake a stick at. No Fire Stick Needed. · Wifi Connectivity is good I noticed no lag. . Sound is surprisingly awesome right out of the box, no additional sound system needed. . The picture is vibrant, crisp, and clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful!

    Posted .

    Please learn from my couple of mistakes and you can make the absolute most of this beautiful TV! I would like to start by recommending that you maybe do a curbside pick-up of this TV because I completely understand that the mail services are overwhelmed but there was a good deal of bang ups to my box and I can attest that this TV is extremely fragile; I didn’t seem to have any damage caused by the shipping of the item but if you can pick this one up in person, I would definitely recommend that option. This is definitely a fragile TV, there’s a notice on the front of the box that it’s bezel-less and let that be your warning that unboxing and setting up this TV needs to be done with the upmost of care! I was able to keep the TV in the protective bag and cut holes in the bottom of the plastic (bag) so that I could install the “feet” while it was nice and safe. I want to note that the “feet” feel like good and heavy duty steel so as much as I’d love to have this TV mounted, that’s just not an option in our living room and so I have to depend on the feet to stabilize it and I will say that even with two kids under 10 running around, I am not concerned about this thing shaking or being unsteady at all, which is a godsend! The only issue that I ran into was when removing the tape that is supposed to protect the edges of the screen, it did pull slightly on the screen. If the screen is solid white, for whatever reason, then I can see two faint pinkish lines on that area but otherwise it is not something that I notice at all, I do mention this wishing that there was a better way to package it up and keep it safe with less potential for damage. I feel like I was super careful when removing that tape, but I do warn you, dear review reader, to take your time there, just in case! As far as the packaging, though, I do want to commend Vizio for doing an awesome job putting the remote and cord and instructions into a separate box so that there’s little to no chance of misplacing it when going through all of the packing pieces. It should also be noted that the remote is a great size and weight so I’m hoping that there’s less opportunity for it to get lost around my living room. Our old remote was pretty “standard size” for smart tv attachments, and that little thing wound up slipping between couch cushions all of the time and causing some strife between me and my precious children… we are going on a week now without any issues with this remote so we’re on a winning streak here! Now the really good part… I consider myself a pretty avid TV watcher, but I will say that in the past, especially having two small children, I just felt like I should always go with whatever TV happened to be best size at the lowest possible price. I will attest that some good deals can be found out in the wild on TVs, but this TV has REALLY shown me the benefit in investing a little more because the picture is absolutely gorgeous!!! I set up my TV on a Saturday night so I naturally started off watching some college football on it and I cannot really put into words just how amazed I was at the difference between the previous “budget” 55-inch screen that I had verses this one, it was honestly like every person in the crowd had been put on the portrait mode from my phone! It actually took me about two days to get used to the red colors on the screen because they are so vibrant that it was a shock to my eyes at first. It was quite a wonderful “problem” to have. I just cannot overstate how lovely things look on this screen!!! The set-up was an absolute breeze because (most) all of your apps are already downloaded and right on the main part of the home screen. Most of the apps allowed us to simply scan a QR code with our phones so that we didn’t have to try and remember every password and type in our email address by scrolling through letters on the screens. I LOVE the QR code way of logging in! The only app that we had an issue with was the ESPN+ app… or well, the lack of ESPN+ app, I’m not sure why that app is not available on the Vizio TV but Disney+ was so that appeased my children quickly. The “casting” feature is VERY easy to use and my husband, who is not a person comfortable with “a lot of technology” (his words not mine) was able to pick it up super-fast so we have used that successfully to watch anything we needed that wasn’t downloaded and available. There are ton of channels on the Watch Free+ app that is downloaded and available and we have found some really fun content and movies to watch on there that was not available on our regular streaming services. All in all, I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this TV to anyone looking to improve their family room, the picture and the sound are just fabulous, and I’m so glad to get to experience it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Vizio M series

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I had been looking at a different brand from another retailer, but we had issues with it such as it wouldn’t even power on. We have a number of Vizio TVs, but this one is a step up in quality. This M series gives me a better picture and features for a decent price. The salesperson at Best Buy was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    My Vizio

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Good picture quality and also has great sound! Overall, I can't complain about my "Vizi!" Good buy.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your time

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    We’ve had this tv less than a month. It was only used for evening watching, so it’s not like we used it excessively. In the middle of watching a show, the screen started blurring and even with a factory reset, there are still lines across the screen, making it unwatchable. Due to Best Buy’s 15 day return policy, we are now having to deal with Vizio on getting a replacement tv. Definitely won’t buy another Vizio or any other big ticket items from Best Buy again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from VIZIO
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      Hello Chelsea, defects like this are extremely rare. In the event that an issue does happen, VIZIO strives to provide our customers with the award-winning service and support to ensure issues are handled as quickly and easily as possible. We appreciate that you reached out to us and gave us the opportunity to correct this unfortunate situation. VIZIO

  • Pros mentioned:
    Apps, Features, Picture
    Cons mentioned:
    Brightness, Dim, Hdmi input

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value for Midrange TV

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    The 2021 Vizio M7 surprised me as it provides a lot of high-end features for a midrange TV such as Dolby Vision and VRR and near-invisible bezels on three sides. Setup is incredibly easy as once you get it unpacked you simply attach the feet using the two provided screws or mount it to your wall. Once it’s powered on, you’ll need to configure your wifi connection (an ethernet jack is also available for wired connections) and pair the remote, which can be a little confusing as you already used the remote to select your language and whether the TV should be in home or store mode. However, the new remote is Bluetooth so this is why it needs the additional pairing step. Next, it’ll check for updates, ask you to name the TV for Airplay and Chromecast support and finally you will need to accept all the terms and conditions. After setup you’ll launch into SmartCast, which is Vizio’s smart tv app platform. I don’t hate or love the platform, it’s very similar to any of the others such as Android TV, Apple TV or Roku in that you mostly use it to select an app. There is one thing I initially did not like about SmartCast and that is the fact that it pretty much comes with all apps soft-loaded. You can’t remove them, nor can you add new apps. Vizio updates the list of apps periodically. It’s great for ease of use but also there are probably 100+ apps I will never use and would prefer a less cluttered interface, but after a few days I got used to it. As far as selection it has the usuals such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, Peacock, Youtube TV, Paramount+ and even Apple TV and Plex. Some major apps missing are HBO Max and ESPN+ but you can easily use Chromecast or Airplay from any device so I don’t find it to be a major issue as I can still watch a movie on HBO Max in 4K and Dolby Vision. I really like the included remote. It’s very simple with easy to find buttons. It could be even simpler if it didn’t also have dedicated buttons for some services since I only use half of them. Voice support is new for this model and works fairly well. If I say “Play Rise of Skywalker” for example it’ll show me the splash screen for the movie and let me choose which platform I’d like to watch it on such as Apple TV, Disney+ or Prime TV. Notably I did not see Google on this list. Even more impressive is the voice support is app specific so for example if I make a request from the Apple TV app for “Ted Lasso” it immediately starts playing but if I make the same request from the Youtube app I will instead see clips from the show in Youtube. I also really appreciate the fact that this TV supports all three of the major voice assistant services: Siri, Google, and Alexa which somewhat future proofs it if you decide to switch from one to the other. So I can simply summon Siri and say: “Play Rise of Skywalker on Office TV” and it immediately starts. Note for Google Assistant and Alexa you will need to create a MyVizio account. The picture quality is really good for this class of TV. Could it be better? Of course, but you will pay much, much more. You’re getting a 2160p TV with Dolby Vision HDR, 27 local dimming zones, 600 nits of brightness, and HDMI 2.1 support. Contrast ratio is really good, and I am not noticing as much blooming as what I have seen on other TVs I’ve reviewed in this price range, which is a pleasant surprise. Blacks are really good, and it even features a “Cinemawide” mode that will turn off the top and bottom backlights if you are watching letterboxed content, and makes those annoying bars as black as they can be. My biggest gripe about the picture quality is the off-angle viewing, as it is probably the worst I've seen outside of incredibly cheap screens. It is bad enough that I can't give it 5 stars and really would not recommend this set in any room where there are seating positions that are not centered in front of the tv. For gaming this is an excellent choice as long as you are ok with your new next-gen console not being able to display content at 120 FPS, as it only has a 60hz panel. Although the TV supports HDMI 2.1 connections, without 120hz, it’s really just HDMI 2.0. The TV supports Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) as well as variable refresh rate (VRR) with FreeSync support. There is one tricky thing you must do if you want to play games on your console with the best settings and that is to go into Picture Mode -> Input Picture Settings and change the HDMI Mode from Auto to 2.1. Without changing this, I could not get my Xbox Series X to display at 4K. Afterwards, a couple of rounds of Fortnite looked great, with sharp graphics and vivid colors. Pros: Excellent Build Quality Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG HDR support Thin, modern borders Easy to use remote w/ voice control Apple TV built in Support for Homekit, Google Assistant, and Alexa Airplay 2 and Chromecast Built-in Variable Refresh Rate, AMD Freesync, and Auto Low Latency Mode for Gaming Cons: Off-angle Viewing is Poor No 120hz Overall, this is an excellent midrange TV if you are looking for a good compromise of features and value. Vizio has positioned themselves well against the competition. If you want the absolute best PQ or something to take advantage of the PS5’s or Series X 120hz features, you probably already know you need to spend more and aren’t looking at this set in the first place. For everyone else, it deserves a look, but keep the off-center viewing deficiencies in mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from VIZIO
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      Hello Titan5178, we're excited to share that the HBO MAX app is here and on the SmartCast home page! Thank you for taking a few moments to leave your feedback. VIZIO is committed to giving consumers access to as much streaming content as possible. VIZIO

  • Pros mentioned:
    Apps, Features, Picture
    Cons mentioned:
    Hdmi input, Size

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Some Nice Features, Good Picture Takes Time

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    The Vizio M-Series Quantum 55 has some very nice features, but achieving a good picture takes a considerabe amount of time and tweaking. In addition, the proprietary operating system and lack of composite / component jacks will create some limitations for some users. Let’s start with the nice features. Packaging of the TV was very secure, and removing it and the associated packaging from the box was very straightforward. I really liked that the stand legs were of a substantial metal material and that they could be set at two different heights. I chose the lower height because I would not have any accessories (such as a sound bar or Blu-Ray player) in front of the TV. The difference in height settings is about two inches, and the TV is very stable on the stand legs. In addition, the installation of the legs is error-proofed so you can't install the legs backwards or on the wrong side. Upon first powering up the TV, setup was easy. Be sure to know your WiFi credentials if you are going to be using the smart features of the TV (you can also use a direct ethernet connection). Some software updates were required, which took about 10 minutes in total (there were three updates). Overall, I had the TV set up and running in well under 30 minutes. Vizio TVs do not use a Roku or Android interface, like many other smart TVs—they use a proprietary operating system. The TV does feature a lot of manufacturer pre-loaded apps and an app store; however, the apps are somewhat limited compared to what can be installed on an Android or Roku TV. However, most popular streaming service apps were available, so for most users, this will not be an issue. Vizio TVs feature Watch Free+, which has an extraordinary number of free TV channels and movies. While I would not call Watch Free+ a cable replacement package, there are news and weather stations, larger local network stations, and a number of stations that play syndicated content. I found the Watch Free+ guide a bit limiting in looking ahead, but it’s better than no guide at all. The inputs on this Vizio set include four HDMI ports (one is an ARC), ethernet, standard antenna, and USB. There is also a optical audio out and an analog audio out. For those of us with older electronics such as a VCR, gaming device, or even an older DVD player, there are no composite jacks or component jacks. This was a huge disappointment. I can purchase a converter for these devices, but that’s more cost and more wires to deal with. Adjusting the picture to an acceptable quality took a long time. None of the pre-programmed picture settings was even close to properly balancing good skin tones with the color of other content. I was finally able to achieve a good balance with the calibrated setting with Ambient Light Sensor Off, Backlight 90, Brightness 50, Contrast 50, Color 75, Tint 0, Sharpness 20, Coor Temp Normal, Black Detail Medium, and Active Full Array Medium. These settings also yielded bright whites and dark blacks. It took me longer to adjust the picture than to set up the TV! One very strange phenomenon on this set--in the top right corner of the screen, when viewing through the HDMI or USB, there is a very small and barely noticeable quarter circle that is completely black with a purple outline. When not viewing through the HDMI or USB, the quater circle becomes larger in size and quite noticeable. This can't be dead pixels because the size of the quarter circle is not consistent between inputs. I am hoping it is a software glitch that will be fixed with a future update. Overall, this TV does provide good value. The free content is a nice bonus, but the absence of composite/component jacks was a drawback. While I was able to finally achieve a good picture, adjusting it took a bit of time and patience.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Apps, Features, Picture
    Cons mentioned:
    Brightness, Dim, Hdmi input

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Value in Midrange TV Space

    Posted .

    The Vizio M55Q7-J01 (M55 = 55”) is the 2022 model of Vizio’s M-series. This series is their upper mid-range series as I see it in their lineup. This series comes in 6 sizes ranging from 50” all the way up to 75” which gives buyers a wide range to suit their needs. Setup: Setting this TV up is very simple. Plug in, power on, and go through a few menus to select language, setup Wi-Fi, cable, and accept terms and conditions and you are just about ready to go. The TV will automatically check for updates upon first use to make sure the set is up to date. This will take a few minutes. Like most TV’s you can wall mount this unit or use the included feet. Each one slides in the base and uses one screw which can be set at two different heights! I really like this feature as it allows use of a sound bar in front of the TV without interference of viewing of the screen. The highest setting allows for roughly 2.5” below the bezel or 3.25” below the edge of the screen for a sound bar in front. Usage: After setup, you will be introduced to SmartCast which is Vizio’s TV software that runs the apps and streaming services. It works fairly well and gives you a lot of free content via a few different apps. There are so many apps that browsing through them all takes a lot of time and many will likely never be used but they are there for those who want it. As far as I can tell, you cannot ad or remove any of these apps and the updating is left to Vizio. This TV features the main apps such as: Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, Peacock, Youtube TV, Paramount+, and Apple TV. The TV supports the three main voice assistants of: Siri, Google, and Alexa. The remote has 6 shortcut buttons for common streaming apps but also features voice commands. If you tell it to play a certain movie it will bring up the list of apps which it can be played from. If inside one of these apps already, it will play or show that movie/show inside that app. The usual streaming, cable TV, HDMI inputs work well. I have noticed that I cannot get many 4K UHD movies on the Netflix app even though another TV in the house can play the same movies in 4K. Prime Video seems to allow 4K streaming for most/all movies that are offered in 4K. YouTube app also plays 4K content without issue. Picture Quality: BRIGHT! (If you want) The picture quality is good for this range of TV. It sure is no Samsung QLED or other higher end brand setup but it can hold its own when you dial in the picture settings. The picture settings can be changed based on input so HDMI 1 can have a different setting than HDMI 4 and so on. This TV features HDR10 (and 10+), Dolby Vision, 27 Local Dimming Zones, HDMI VRR, AMD FreeSync, HDMI 2.1, and 600 nits of brightness. This TV can get REALLY bright which leads me to believe it can be used in certain outdoor situations fairly well. Contrast and blacks are good on quality 4K content, just ok otherwise. Once you get the settings tweaked around they get better but are still not amazing like other brands I have used. Localized dimming does a good job and there isn’t a ton of blooming. Since this TV does not support 120 FPS, gamers might be disappointed that they cannot take full advantage of next gen console output. HDMI 2.1 is present without the 120 FPS capability of course. Overall, my biggest complaint about the picture quality is the TV relies on good content to display a really good picture. If the content is professionally shot 4K then the TV will display a great picture. If the content is just ok 1080p content, then the TV really struggles to display much over average picture. If the content is poor quality, then it will not look good at all on this TV. The sharpness levels really depend on the native quality of the content on this set. Other TV’s can hide 1080P content pretty well with upscaling but I would not group this TV in that category. Pros: - Design, Thin Bezels, Adjustable Stand - Dolby Vision, HDR10 (10+), HLG HDR - Voice Control, Built in Siri, Google, Alexa Voice Assistants - Apple TV - Variable Refresh Rate, AMD Freesync, Auto Low Latency Mode Cons: - Remote almost too simple (Hard to find/complete certain functions such as what quality TV is actually displaying content in) - Netflix App, Very Few 4K Movies (Handful of Documentaries in 4K) - No Analog Inputs (For those who still need it) - No 120hz Display Final Thoughts: Overall, I think this TV is a fair value for the mid-range category that this TV fits into. No the picture quality is not perfect, no the software isn’t perfect, no the TV’s doesn’t have a 120hz panel but the TV has several very useful features/qualities. The picture is bright and vibrant while being clear once you can verify you are actually getting 4K content. The adjustable stand is nice for sound bar use and the voice controls are nice for navigating the menus.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Brightness
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    VIZIO Model M55Q7-J01 - 55" M7 Series is a winner

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    Posted .

    I just purchased the VIZIO Model: M55Q7-J01 - 55" Class M7 Series Premium Quantum LED 4K UHD Smart TV is a definite winner. I decided to purchase the M7 over the M6 or the V Series because the M7 is a back lit LED (Vizio calls it Full array: direct-lit). The Best Buy salesman completely explained the difference between side lit & back lit LED technology. I’m glad I got the M7 and not spending the big bucks on a TV with OLED technology. I picked the unit up at my local Best Buy store. I have to say, the unit was very well packaged and secure inside. The box looked like double layer cardboard & very dense styrofoam on the top & bottom. The assembly was a breeze. Two screws for the feet and plug in the power cord to the back receptacle. It took longer to enter my Netflix & Amazon login information than actual TV setup. I have not explored all the picture and audio settings yet. Out of the box, the sound is impressive, and I feel that no additional sound bar is needed because the speakers are on the bottom of the screen & not on the back like my old Vizio. I am hard of hearing, so this TV has saved me a couple hundred dollars (at least) because an additional soundbar is not needed. I am still using my ATT&T Uverse cable box while I try out one or more Live TV streaming service. Already have Netflix & Amazon but will also check out the Vizio Free+ channels. In conclusion the TV functions perfectly for my individual needs. This TV has more apps than you can shake a stick at. No Fire Stick Needed. Wifi Connectivity is good, I noticed no lag. The picture is vibrant, crisp, and clear. I am happy and most importantly the wife is happy. As they say, “Happy wife, Happy life”.

    Features

    Brightness
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Brightness
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised on video and sound quality

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    The quality of this TV is spectacular BUT it has to be tweaked to your liking, the default pic settings are not good and unrealistic, but once you modify it, the quality can be compared to a Tv almost double the price, I was having some issues with the HDMI ports and CEC feature but they released an update like two days after i got it and everything worked out, I have a Sonos beam 2 connected through the EARC port and is magnificent, one more thing that is does have 4 HDMI ports when other brands that are 2 or 300 dlls more expensive only offer two and sometimes 3 ports, I don't use the smart part of the vs which is the smart cast I have an Apple Tv connected and it looks amazing specially cause of the Dolby Vision, the value on this tv i would say minimum 999.99 and I can't believe I paid 559.00 for it, GREAT DEAL, QUALITY etc etc

    Features

    Brightness
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Picture Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Brightness
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Picture Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Value for money

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    Posted .
    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    Excellent choice for the price. Picture quality is excellent. With Dolby Vision and Atmos the viewing experience is very good. Might have gone with the bigger screen size, but this seems to be perfect for smaller rooms like mine. The downside is the Vizio TV software, which is slow. And also does not allow installation of any new apps other than what comes pre-installed. (It does come with all the streaming services that you may need)

    Features

    Brightness
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Picture Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Brightness
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Display, Loose Power Port

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Amazing TV when it comes to the specs. It really does my series x justice!! My only issue is that the power cord connection to the tv seems very loose. I had to exchange my first one for another because the cord kept falling out on it’s own from the slightest vibrations!! The connection on my new tv still seems weak compared to most. TLDR: Great Display, Great Smart Features, Great for 4K Gaming Consoles, Poor Power Port Design.

    Features

    Brightness
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Picture Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Brightness
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Picture Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming TV

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Very good TV for the price point. Purchased for use with PS5 and not disappointed. No framerate issues, input lag is excellent, colors a vibrant and accurate. I have it in a very bright room, but no issues with glare unless the sun is shining directly in, in which case it struggle to get bright enough to overpower it. Not a fan of UI, it's far too cluttered and disorganized, but I didn't buy it for that.

    Features

    Brightness
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Picture Quality
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good buy for the money.

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I'm very satisfied with this TV. I did have a defective digital audio out port which when I spoke with Vizio resulted in me getting a replacement TV without any argument. The only downside for me is a lack of A TV guide function for OTA TV.

    Features

    Ease of Use
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Brightness
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Picture Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    New entertainment horizons.

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    This tv has opened my eyes to a whole new world of entertainment. Being technologically challenged, I was hesitant in getting a smart tv. Vizio made it simple and easy to help me advance my technological abilities. There isn’t enough time n the day to open all the portals of entertainment that Vizio offers. I’m still exploring everything it has to offer . Oh, and just a quick note, the picture and sound quality are outstanding.

    Features

    Brightness
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Picture Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Brightness
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Picture Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A good tv after finding the best picture settings.

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    Posted .
    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    For next gen gaming at a mid range price this tv is good. It took a while to figure out the best picture and color settings but once I did it looks good and preforms well. Remember this is a mid range priced tv so don’t expect the greatest thing you’ve ever laid eyes on. I would recommend if you want to game in 4K at 60 fps.

    Features

    Brightness
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Picture Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Sound Quality
    3 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for price.

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Overall the price is pretty good for what your getting. Picture is nice, settings are easily adjustable, and for a last minute purchase. I plan to keep it for a few years before upgrading again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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