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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    An honest review.

    Posted
    Nate
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Here's my honest review and my personal experience with the Vizio M65-D0. I recommend taking this into account before making your purchase. Mid June I purchased my shiny new Vizio m65-d0. I did A LOT of research before finally plunking down my hard earned 1500 bucks. I don't get to spend this much money on a "toy" very often so I was determined to get my money's worth and buy the absolute best TV for my money. My budget was 1500. At the time 1500 was the price of this TV and the only store locally I could find it was at Best Buy. Now pause the story and on to the actual product review: The TV was awesome. I loved it. I love geeky tech gadgets and this product really fit the bill. First off, the picture is awesome. I was coming from an old 47 inch 1080p sharp aquos so this was a huge upgrade. 4k looks awesome and carries some pretty big bragging rights at the moment. At first I loved the included tablet remote. What's also awesome is that you can download the same app to control the tv onto any android phone (not sure about apple) and then you have complete control over the tv from your phone which is always close. I have 2 small kids so remotes seem to disappear. Eventually I stopped using the supplied tablet all together since my phone (galaxy s7) runs way faster/smoother making the tablet redundant. I will say that the vizio app is updated a lot and it improves every time which is awesome. It was a little slow and buggy at first but was quickly fixed with an update. I love that this tv does both formats of HDR (after a firmware update) although I read in an AV forum that this TV doesn't truly display HDR. It can read the info and display HDR content the best it can but since the color gammut is limited it doesn't show properly. For true HDR, step up the P series. Don't take my word on that, look it up yourself. This TV displays all kinds of content wonderfully but I only use the nVidia shield TV since i cut the cable long ago. It doesn't like to play nice with my shield TV which is odd because my old Sharp Aquos did just fine, and I have 3 other friends with the shield and they never have any problems so I have to assume it's a compatibility issue with this TV specifically. Sometimes I turn the tv on, shield on and the display is black. I reset both, then i see the android boot screen come up and then the tv goes black again. I've figured out that about half the time, if i switch the input and then switch it back, i'll get the shield tv to display properly. At first, CEC worked well with my shield and this tv and then one day it stopped working. Could never figure out how to get it working again. The google cast feature works flawless but a chromecast really only costs 35 bucks full price so i can't really praise that too much. And Vizio's version of "smart TV" is letting you cast content from the included tablet through their app. Again, decent feature but only worth 35 bucks. This TV is NOT fast to power up. Not slow exactly, but just not as speedy as i'd prefer. Since there's no smart tv that needs to boot up, it should be faster. Switching inputs is also a bit on the slow side. Sound from this tv is decent enough that it doesn't bother me and i don't feel the need for a sound bar. I love that it has 5 hdmi inputs. The included basic remote is good; it does what it should. But, aside from basic functions, you'll have to resort to using the tablet. Now, back to my story. I was content with my new tv, both pros and cons. Until about a month later when I noticed the bottom right quarter was noticeably darker. I called Vizio since i was outside of best buy's terrible (compared to costco) 14 day return window. They agreed to bring out a replacement to my house and install it. Great. I will say that their customer service is top notch. Each rep i spoke with seemed honest and sympathetic and didn't give me any canned responses. I know that electronics can have a high failure rate so i completely understand and wasn't upset at all. Vizio made things right. Exactly a month later (no joke) my now SECOND m65-d0 has the EXACT same problem. Only this time on the opposite side of the screen. I call Vizio immediately. Again, same great customer service. I kindly and politely explain to the rep that each tv lasted only a month and I would like to be upgraded to the P series at not extra cost, or get a full refund. The rep explained that he would have to submit that to his higher ups and it would take a couple days to get a decision. Sure enough, two business days later I get a call from Vizio saying that my refund will be approved and they will come to my house to personally pick up the defective unit. They were very apologetic. NOW, I know that YMMV but I have decided to buy a samsung ks8000 from costco. It's a few hundred more but I just can't justify buying another vizio at this point. So my advice is to stay clear of the M series this year. Sure, it's a great value but it's also a gamble. Either step up to the P series or go another route entirely. I was upset that Costco started selling this set for 250 less but now that i'm getting a full refund i could care less. So to sum up: Pros: Easy setup, great picture, Built in google cast, tablet/phone remote functionality, 5 HDMI inputs Tuner free display (which could be a con to some, but i always hate when i accidentally hit the channel button and then the tv switches to static) Good sound quality Fantastic price - you'll spend much more for these features with another brand. FALD - look it up. Usually only comes with high end tvs which are thousands more Great all around picture. Blacks look black. Black bars at top and bottom on some movies disappear in the dark. Decent design. very minimal which i like. No problems with glare Great upscaling Great motion Great app support GREAT customer service from vizio Cons: Doesn't play nice with shield tv slow start up slow input switching issues with quality control tablet is almost useless if you own a smartphone. Although it could be a value if you need a 6 inch tablet, albeit a basic one. I guess this could be a pro or a con for you. Personally, I'd like to see it taken away and the value put elsewhere. Kind of thick compared to other brands. Although there's a trade off between decent sound and a thin tv. So that about concludes this review. I'm currently waiting on Vizio to pick this tv up so i can buy a samsung. In my pictures, i show the first tv with the dark spot on the right, then the second, with the dark spot on the left. I used chrome browser with a white background so you can really see how bad it is.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We’re sorry to hear about your difficulties you experienced with the Shield and display, as we strive to deliver the highest quality product to our customers. Our 2016 M and P Series SmartCast™ models do support HDR. Please contact us at 844.254.8088 and we would be happy to help you out with any questions that you may have. -Randal VIZIO

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VIZIO M65-D0 (2016) - Great TV, Great Value

    Posted
    SparkieDJ
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The M65-D0 is an awesome TV for a very reasonable price. The people at Rtings.com just reviewed this on 7/15/2016 just below the Vizio P series. It was also number 10 on their list of best TVs in the 65" range, though keep in mind most of the TVs in the top 10 are $2k + This was my first Vizio TV purchase and was skeptical at first, as Vizio isn't always viewed as having the best quality. I am very pleased with the purchase and I am glad that I went with this 'Home Theater Display." Pros: - Inputs. 5 HDMI (though only 1 of them is HDMI 2.0 compatible) and 2 USB. Should be plenty of inputs for the average user's devices. - Tablet. Comes with an Android tablet to control the TV as well as to use for casting. Not difficult to use or pair to the TV, but does require some extra time if not familiar with Android or how to use Apps. If you are an iPhone user, like myself, I just downloaded the Smartcast app on my phone and was good to go. Wireless charging is awesome. Tablet charges fast, seems to have good battery life. - Picture. Awesome picture. Ultra HD content looks amazing. Upscaling is decent. On the cable box, some channels are better than others. - Casting. Very easy to use as the input will automatically switch over once you cast. - Display. Stand is very modern. Bezel is not thick. TV is a little thicker than some others out there, but it feels very sturdy and is not very heavy. Cons: - Sound = Terrible. It does get loud, but it just doesn't sound very good even after messing with the settings. I ended up buying a Vizio soundbar to go with it and that made such a difference. If you aren't picky about how it sounds, you can probably live with it. Overall, this is a great purchase for anyone who wants a nice, 4k UHD TV, but doesn't want to spend $2k+ on a device. Having the tablet included was a nice touch, but I would not buy this TV just because of the tablet. I use the tablet for casting, but when it comes to normal volume control, I either use the Cable remote or the other remote included. Quality of the TV appears to be pretty rock solid. No dead pixels on arrival, nothing broken or missing. Not too big, but not too thin. If you have not tried a Vizio before and are unsure if you want to now, give it a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Thanks for your purchase and feedback on the all-new VIZIO SmartCast™ M65-D0. We’re happy to share that we recently made changes to the product setup experience in order to make it easier and more intuitive. Because VIZIO SmartCast™ puts control of the display into your mobile device, we’re now able to make updates much faster and more frequently, right to your VIZIO SmartCast™ app. There are various audio adjustments that can be made through the Audio menu. Please feel free to contact us at 844.254.8088 and we would be happy to further assist you. Thanks again! -Randal VIZIO

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Buggy HDMI Ports and Inconsistent Upscaling

    Posted
    malexandria
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've been on the hunt for a perfect TV or near perfect tv for the last 2 months. After returning 3 tvs for various reasons, I thought I would finally commit to something. This TV hit all of my check boxes - 65 inches, both versions of HDR, and lots of HDMI Ports. I figured if a TV supports Dolby Vision then it should be a 10-bit panel and have amazing colors by default. I was a little skeptical about the tablet and chromecasting at first, but honestly that was about the only thing that I ended up loving about this TV. I was amazed at how well the Chromecast worked. I had a $30 Chromecast and Apple Airplay and neither works very well in my house even though I have a 100MB broadband connection. The Vizio implementation of Chromecast does a beautiful job. It is slightly annoying that after an hr the tablet seems to disconnect from the TV so I can no longer use it to pause/rw the picture. But in terms of pure streaming quality it was flawless. The black levels on this TV are STUNNING. It is almost OLED quality. Not a single bit of light bleed at all. The problem with the TV is, it does a really bad job of Upscaling content. I mean, really AWFUL. I watched an SD version of the OC through Hulu and it was a mess. I almost wished I could have turned off the up scaling and just watch the show in it's native resolution. Since I deal with Cable 95% of the time, I found the TV to just be horribly inconsistent in terms of how it upscales and picture quality. I know this is a function of Xfinity's terrible signal, but some times the picture would be flawless, other times not. What can't be blamed on Xfinity is how flat and bland the colors looked half the time. In Calibrated modes and other modes, again sometimes it'd look great other times there would be a weird contrast sheen on top of the picture, instead of subtly behind the picture. I probably could have lived with this on the assumption that at some point next yr there would be a lot more 4K content to watch (and as I've said before, there actually is a LOT available now - just get Netflix and pay the $11 a month, well worth it if you have a 4K TV), but the HDMI ports are a little weird. On my Xbox One S it didn't read the brand new HDR update on Port 5, but when I switched it to Port 1 it did recognize the new HDR patch. Then playing streamed content through my XB1 S and my Apple TV the channel would randomly black out for 5 or 10 seconds, come back and then play out of sync for another few seconds before settling back down. At first I thought it had something do with my stream, but again I'm on a really high broadband connection and usually it'll buffer not go black and display a non-connect error message before coming back on. And this consistently happens. Vizio is the brand I normally go with and have been happy with my 2 Vizios that I've had for the last 4 yrs, so I ad faith that this M Series would be perfect for my needs and it was only $1,200 as well. Pretty much a no brainer. I wish I had splurged and just got the 65 P. So I ended up returning the TV and getting a new OLED TV delivered next week. Hopefully that TV will finally work. But I had to sacrifice the 65 inches for the 55 again. :(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Thanks for your purchase and feedback on the all-new VIZIO SmartCast™ M65-D0.
      We’re happy to share that we recently made changes to the product setup experience in order to make it easier and more intuitive.
      Regarding the picture quality, there are many picture adjustments that can be made in the Menu to affect this. We recommend adjusting these to best fit your personal preference, as you can fully calibrate this with all options available.
      Because VIZIO SmartCast™ puts control of the display into your mobile device, we’re now able to make updates much faster and more frequently, right to your VIZIO SmartCast™ app.
      We realize this is brand new technology and it takes some time to get used to it. That’s why we’re committed to continuous improvement which is going to make VIZIO SmartCast™ the best streaming experience and easiest way to control your display from anywhere in your home.
      If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to our Support team at 844.254.8088. – Collin VIZIO

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VIZIO M65-D0 2016 Model

    Posted
    johnnyxo
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    i just bought this Home theater display i had narrowed down my choice between this Vizio and a similar Sony Display in the end i sided with this Vizio display. i had many reasons to choose this one over the Sony. 1. Value- The price was a lot more reasonable and affordable for what it included 2. Tech- The built in google cast and included 6" android tablet with a wireless charging stand to control the TV and stream moves music and youtube was far more advanced than Sony's typical basic remote control. You can also download the app on your iPhone or android and control it from there if you don't feel like using the included tablet. 3. More Inputs - Vizio has 5 HDMI Inputs sony only has 4 Both are HDR ready and are Ultra HD Vizio does have the Dobly Vision built in and very good upscaling and blacks and have the least blur for fast moving picture I've noticed and compared online. 4. Picture - Is amazing in 4K and Hd 1080p as well the display does an amazing job to upscale 1080p to a clearer picture. 5. Bezel and Stand - The black bezel around the tv is only half a inch thick. The legs are cast aluminum calibrated legs that look beautiful on any table top. They give you a clean modern look that i love. The thickness of the display is only 2 inches deep. I did a lot of research on this Tv before purchasing it and after purchasing it there is not a lot of info out there on it as it is a new display but this display was CNETs top pick last year for best TV displays. This model is just a big improvement on last years. I will say the android remote control takes a day or two to get used to but once you get used to it its awesome definitely the future of how every display will be controlled as everyone moves to streaming and cutting the cable and satellite cord. In all i am very pleased with my purchase and decision, for the price i got it and everything that was included it was a very good value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    My First and Last Vizio Purchase

    Posted
    RRinAZ
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased this TV in August 2016. The picture quality was great and we were generally happy. The biggest drawback, initially, was the tablet remote. Ours didn't like to stay paired with the tv or our network, despite having a router right next to the tv. Without internet access for the tablet remote, set up is difficult. In late January 2017, the top left quadrant of the screen went dark. It still displayed a picture but that entire quadrant was darker than the rest of the screen. I called tech support and they had me try resetting the tv back to factory and also swapping HDMI cables. Nothing changed. Vizio agreed to send us a refurbished TV. About 3 weeks later, our replacement was delivered. The delivery guy mentioned they get most of their business swapping out Vizio televisions, not exactly what we wanted to hear. The tv was swapped on a Tuesday. By Saturday we were having issues. The first issue was the TV would randomly turn itself off and back on again while we were watching it. Then it started to freeze with vertical white, black, and red lines going down the screen. I again called tech support and they had me do another factory reset to see if that helped. The following day, the vertical lines turned into horizontal lines across the frozen screen. I took a photo and sent it to Vizio and am currently waiting on their response. I'm anticipating us getting another refurbished tv and I'm not too confident it will last any longer than this one. Our warranty is up in August. I fully expect to have issues after the warranty is up that won't be worth paying out of pocket to fix. At that point, we will take this one to the dump and buy something else. Unfortunately the good picture quality means nothing if the tv never works. On a positive note, Vizio's customer support is US based so there's never a language barrier when calling for assistance, which in my case, is often. I will never buy another Vizio product. Maybe we are just unlucky but I'm not willing to bet my money on it. On a side note, we have a 10-year old Panasonic plasma tv that is still going strong. If Plasmas were still made, I'd stick with them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Thank you for your feedback. VIZIO

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't Go Back to a Non-Smart TV

    Posted
    CherK
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    We have been due for a new television and I was excited to jump into the smart tv market with the VIZIO SMARTCAST™ M-SERIES ULTRA HD Television. What makes the VIZIO SMARTCAST™ M-SERIES ULTRA HD Television stand out? Includes a 6" tablet remote - you actually get two remotes, a small regular one and tablet one. The tablet one connects via Bluetooth and allows you to Google Cast your favorite apps right to the tv screen. You download your favorite apps such as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, and Youtube and then push a button on the tablet to cast it onto the tv screen - super easy! You can actually cast just about anything online from pictures you have stored (perfect for viewing with family) to games your playing! The tablet remote can really do so much! You can even cast from your phone or computer right to the tv screen as long as you are on the same wi-fi network as your tv. Just like on the remote, you tap the Cast icon (its the first one on the top right). Here is what pops up on my desktop when I click the Cast button on my Chrome browser. Once I click this, whatever is on my laptop screen shows up on my tv screen. You can also watch shows right on the tablet which is perfect for when you want to watch something on television and your kids want to watch a show on a tablet! There is even a headphone jack! The tablet remote features a Wireless Charging Dock which makes it so much easier to charge and keep track of. My kids are terrible at charging their tablets but they have yet to not put this remote on the dock thanks to how easy it is. I won't get into tech specs, you can read those on the Vizio website, but the picture is super crisp thanks to LED backlighting. Picture has no editing, up close it is even crisper! Super easy to set-up! My 9 year old did the set-up on his own basically! You don't need a tech guy to connect to your network or connect all your app accounts. The tablet remote prompts the set-up and is very user friendly. Steel Calibrated Legs - I honestly wasn't sure about the legs when I first saw the tv advertised but they have grown on me. I really feel like the tv is very sleek and modern looking. Oh and I was worried the tv wouldn't be sturdy with the legs but they are perfectly sturdy. Lots of ports for connections including HDMI, Ethernet and Audio Outputs - Honestly though other than our cable box we don't have anything connected to this television thanks to the SmartCast feature of being able to cast all of our movie networks we watch! The ports though are great for connecting video game consoles and Blu-ray players, including 4k UHD BluRay players. The HDMI ports are ready to support next-gen UHD devices - cable/satellite boxes, Blu-Ray players and game consoles. HDMI cable included! Just so your totally ready to watch this awesome television, a 6 foot HDMI cable is included! A very intuitive remote. You can change settings, connect devices and more right from the touch screen remote. I received this television at a discount in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An honest review with true tests and comparisons

    Posted
    Keithb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    A great picture but not the smartest tv. The picture is great not one single thing to not like about it and all the possible settings. One thing I researched and found out is that I needed to change my cable box to display 1080i instead of default 1080p. When I made the change I got full use of the screen and not black bars across top and bottom. Television is broadcast in 1080i and DVD players and games are displayed in 1080p. This Vizio is the reason I found this out and had to research. When I was at 1080p all my HD cable channels displayed in 720p and was getting frustrated at this. After changing video mode or picture mode it would display in the top right corner, no other TV had shown this. When I changed cable box to 1080i I got full screen and it said 1080i. When I used the Samsung 4K player it displayed 2060p, so I knew I figured out the correct thing. Thank good this tv showed this because my older Samsung 4K has been displaying in 720p and I never knew it and my HD channels that I had been paying for were kind of useless. What I don't like is having to cast and not having apps on the tv, it is basically a display monitor without apps or a tv tuner which I knew going in. Just not a fan of casting. Remote options stink but I have a surround sound system with an excellent universal remote. Also did not realize only hdmi1 is 2.0 all others are 1.4 and CANNOT do 4K sources such as Samsung 4K player. Other than that, picture quality is excellent. Was deciding between this Vizio, LG UH7700 or 8500 I forget, Sony 850 series and Samsung 8000 series. That order was cheapest to most expensive and I am quite happy with the slightly less picture quality than the expensive Samsung which was far and away hands down best picture of the 4. But I am happy saving almost $600 for a display monitor with a single 4K capable hdmi. The savings gives me wiggle room and a reason to upgrade in two years to an 80"+ when price come way down. Very happy with my decision. On a side note.l, I purchased the Samsung 4K player to test quality of a true 4K HDR sourced movie against one from and online source such as vudu.com and fandangonow.com and saw little difference. Decided to return 4K player and buy online 4K HDR movies. Happy the Vizio is HDR10 and Dolby Vision capable. I researched a lot and tested a lot of sources and feel pretty accurate with my findings. Hope this helps others with their decisions. I give it 4.5 stars. The having to cast for apps from a smart phone or tablet and not from tv plus the fact that only 1 hdmi is 2.0 is why it is not 5 star, but I guess it should give it 5 since it was the cheapest of the 4 and saved me $600 from the Samsung I was leaning towards. Again, hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible TV...got 3 bad TV's in a row

    Posted
    turbosteele
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    In September of 2015, I purchased Vizio's M65 Series TV from a retailer. Within a few months, a 4inX6in dark spot started forming in a random spot on the tv. The spot got dark and darker. I tried for several weeks to troubleshoot, as I am a tech by trade, but was unable to fix the issue. I called the retailer, but they said I had to deal with Vizio first. Vizio finally replaced the television with a 2016 model about 10 or 11 months into the warranty period. Although it was a lengthy process, their customer service was excellent. Never once did I have a problem with them. However, the delivery guys setup the tv, and found that it had issues from the beginning. It wasn't looking promising. So they had another sent. Four months later, the entire bottom quarter of the television started going dark. A week later, the entire bottom half was dark. And just last week, the top left quarter went dark (even darker than the bottom). So now we have only the top right quarter of the tv that is displaying correctly. So we had to brighten it, just to be able to somewhat see (even though things that go into the top left quarter of the tv are too dark) and it washes out that good area. I followed all the troubleshooting that they suggested, along with some of my own. And even though this tv is only 5 months old, they won't do anything about it. They said "next time purchase an extended warranty through the retailer." I did. But since the serial numbers don't match, they say they won't do anything about it. So now we're out our expensive tv. Three duds in a row says that Vizio has gone from a decent quality company to a producer of low-quality products. And from some research (and other reviewers) it sounds like this is not an isolated issue. My advice, go with another manufacturer!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product, please don't buy...

    Posted
    CoAsTeRDaN
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have bought many Vizio's over the years and have been happy with them, until this one. I bought it in Jan of 2017 and in the first week black lines would shoot across the screen from left to right. I called tech support and they couldn't figure it out, so in two weeks I returned it to Best Buy and did an even exchange. So, we got the same model home and hooked it up, within a week it had a loud humming sound coming from the back bottom of the tv. They sent a repairman out to fix it, send a new main board with him. He put it in and that did not fix it. He thought it was something called a t com or t con board, so he ordered that and came back the next week. It did not fix the buzzing but the picture worked. About a month after that the picture would start to randomly freeze. It happened once or twice a day, sometimes on Xbox, sometimes on Playstation and even on my Fios set top box for tv. So I called them back again and they sent another main board to the house, when the repairman got there and put it in, it would not even power back on. They had sent a bad part. The repairman said he would notify Vizio. I had, had it at this point. I called Vizio and all they wanted to do was sent me a re certified used tv. I found that unacceptable. It was only 4 months into the factory warranty. I did happen to buy the Best Buy warranty and thats what saved us. The Geek Squad tried to fix it and they decided it was trash and had the store refund us and the warranty price. We put it all towards a little more expensive Sony and so far I am much happier. But the Vizio M65-D0 is NOT worth the box it is shipped in. A friend of mine also had the same model and he too had issues and ended up returning it. He got the 70 inch version of the same model and had issues with that and returned it and finally got a Samsung. Another friend of mine got the 70 inch version and still has it, but had to have the main board replaced. Also the smart cast feature is true garbage, you HAVE to have wifi, which we do, but what if you don't? You can't make setting changes on your tv. You can only do it through casting through wifi, the menu is NOT built into your tv, its not a smart tv, the apps are NOT on the tv, you cast to it through a cheap tablet they supply. It would lose connection over and over again, this happened on both tv's we had of the same model. I thought we just had a lemon with the first one, but then the 2nd was just as bad and two of my friends also having issues with their M series. Do yourself a favor and save yourself time, effort and frustration, spend a little more money or wait until you can and get a better tv.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Technical issues ruined a nice TV

    Posted
    Deathbatcountry

    I have been a supporter and fan of Vizio products for years. My last Vizio TV was fantastic, and is still going strong several years later. Unfortunately my experience with the M65-D0 hasn't been as positive. I picked this TV up for the sole purpose of playing my Xbox One S, and PS4 on it. I purchased the TV in November and immediately found out that there was an issue with the TV and Xbox HDR. I was experiencing blackouts, audio lose whenever I had color subsampling enabled on HDMI 1. After scouring the internet I discovered that Vizio was aware of this issue and working to resolve it with a firmware update. The CTO posted on AVS forums that an update was coming, and it would improve the HDR issue, but not fix it completely, and that MS would have to fix it on their end too. So the end of December comes and the firmware finally comes out, and it in fact made the HDR issue worse. So the HDR function has been unusable as of the end of December. Also after the firmware update I started getting a screen flicker that happened when there were dark colors on the screen. I'm part of the Xbox preview program so I got a beta version of the upcoming One S update, which FINALLY resolved the HDR issues totally, but I'm still left with a TV that flickers. So I called Vizio support and they tried to troubleshot it and ultimately said they'd replace it. I contacted Geek Squad since I paid for the coverage, and they came out I showed them the flicker. They ultimately decided to honor VIzio's willingness to replace the TV. So last Friday I lugged this 65" TV back to Best Buy and did an even swap. Got home with the new TV, set it up and low and behold same frigging screen flicker. It's not an input thing because it does it on my Xbox One S, it does it on the PS4, and it even does it casting from the tablet. On Sunday I was playing the PS4 and the TV randomly rebooted. When it came back on the frame rate was so choppy it was unplayable. The screen had tons of artifacting going on and was just a mess. I switched over to my Xbox One S and it was totally fine, switched back to PS4 and it was fine. I'm beyond frustrated with this TV. I've yet to enjoy the TV without some sort of issue. So I'll be returning the second TV I received last Friday and going with a different brand. It's a real bummer because until this I've always been a very vocal supporter of Vizio, and while their tech support is extremely nice, and was willing to replace the initial TV, I just want a TV that works like it's supposed to work.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Thank you for your feedback. As HDR is a new technology and every company is implementing it differently we are working to ensure our products are compatible with as many versions as we can. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unworkable remote ruined entire TV

    Posted
    tglems

    I owned this TV for 10 days and returned it. If you don't want to read the whole review, the main point is that the TV simply does not work with the horrible SmartCast system. No matter how nice the picture, if you can't watch your shows, then it's nothing more than a giant piece of garbage sitting on your wall. Full story below: PROS * Amazing picture quality, beautiful screen/colors/black levels * Decent sound for a TV, but easily worked with the VIZIO soundbar I also purchased * CHEAP! CONS * The SmartCast system ruins everything. To help you understand, the Vizio is not a TV, it's only a monitor that plays stuff you send it. You can't hook it up to an antenna, for instance. Instead, you use the table to play everything, and then Cast it to the TV. However, what happens when that Cast system doesn't work? Well, you can't use your TV. My experience was as follows: Use the included Android remote/tablet to turn on TV. TV turns on and says remote not detected. Use remote to turn TV off and back on. TV still says remote not connected. Restart TV and remote. Now TV detects remote. Load HULU. Hulu gives no Cast option as it doesn't detect TV. Restart system again. Load Hulu again. Now HULU casts to TV. After 12 minutes of watching my show, TV stops working as it says can't detect remote. Restart everything again. Load HULU, finish watching show. Next episode about to start, TV says remote not detected and stops working. Restart again. Nothing. Restart again, now it works again but once again Hulu won't cast. Try Netflix. Same thing. Restart again, now Netflix and Hulu work. Watch another 12 minutes of show before it crashes again. You get the point. In short, the TV quickly became a giant paperweight, a totally useless hunk of technology. I was continuously frustrated. And to give you an idea of my tech level, I build my own computers and fully installed an entire smart home system in my home that works seamlessly. So there you have it. A great "monitor" that has amazing picture quality that you can never actually use. My advice, do NOT buy this. DO NOT.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could've been better

    Posted
    Zimmy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I'll start off by saying that we bought a open box item before I get to my review. It was discussed with our sales person prior to purchasing this TV that we were getting a certified excellent tv by purchasing this one. It was a good deal and they said 9 times out of 10 if it's certified excellent that the geek squad goes through them and it's usually someone just returned it without using it. Ours however was not the case. We spent over $1100 on this TV and when we got it out of the box we immediately noticed the side metal trim piece was bent off the side of the tv. We could somewhat dismiss that till we found there was no power cord. These are more issues with Best Buy than the tv at this point but there is more. When we finally bought a power cord all was well for about a day. That's when the problems started to occur. Within a day of using the tv the screen started freezing up or glitching. At first we thought it was the Xbox. But then it started happening on the regular tv. And more often. The remote tablet would never work. And the sound cut out. At this point we had had enough. We took it back and exchanged it for a Sony xdr850 series, wish we would've got this from the get go. When we tried to contact vizio about the issues we had experienced they were no help. It was just a very bad experience, the colors were ok refresh was decent at best. But the tv looked beautiful.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV for multiple uses

    Posted
    KAJ77
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This TV is a great purchase. It competes well with, and exceeds in certain areas, with other brand name TV's at much higher prices. Compared to those, this may not win any any beauty contests, but it's not an ugly looking tv either. The VIZIO logo is small enough and located on the bottom right hand side of the TV so it's not in the way. 5 HDMI ports give you many options for all devices. I am running cable, XboxOneS, and an Amazon FireStick all with no issues. Please be sure to update all the firmware on this TV. When I bought the tv it was having an issue with the XBOX which I then found out was Microsofts fault as the XB was overloading their image output causing picture disruption. This has since been fixed with the XB March-2017 update. VIZIO includes 2 remotes, one of which accomplishes simple tasks like volume and channel changing, picture selection and output selection. The other is a fully functional tablet that can be used for anything you want like downloading apps etc. The tv runs an app on that tablet, which you can also install on your cell phone or iPad or tablet to fine-tune picture settings, rename output ports and general items. The picture is great, the black levels are insanely good. At one point I thought the TV shut itself off during a movie but then realized it was an extended scene in the dark. No blooming or light effect at all. Simply. Dark. I was able to get the TV in my car (Honda CRV) and in the door pretty easily. It's packaged solid and very easy to get out of the box. The stand-legs may look cheap but they are very sturdy. Little to no wobble at all once they are installed and secured with screws. Good TV for a great price. Don't let that fool you as paying another $500 will not necessarily get you a better TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great TV, horrible remote

    Posted
    SeanO
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First, Vizio makes a great TV and I have an older model in my home. Picture is beautiful, love the TV. Hate the remote - Android remote is frustrating in so many ways. You have to search, find, and play what you want to watch before "casting" it to the TV. I don't have cable so I watch a lot of Netflix and Amazon Prime. So while my beautiful 65" TV sits their with a black blank screen, I have to navigate using an Android device before being able to "cast" it from the remote to the TV. I can't navigate Netflix on the 65" screen, I have to do it on the android tablet first. Very frustrating. You can't pick up the remote and turn on the TV, or adjust the volume, or change the channel. You have to press a button to turn on the remote, then swipe, then once on the home screen, press an app to get to the TV remote. Yeah, no thank you 8 steps to do anything. Try downloading certain apps like Amazon Prime. Oh wait...its Android and has Google Chromecast so since they compete and won't allow competitors to use their products, you cannot watch Amazon Prime through the TV. You have to hook up a third party device (Xbox One, etc.) Try picking up the remote when you have a room full of people ready to watch a movie...Android auto update and doesnt give you the option to update later. Entire room has to wait 35 minutes before we can watch TV. Plus the Android remote is burning hot to the touch. What happens when that goes, TV is useless without it. I could go on about the frustration my whole family experienced picking up the remote when all we want to do is change or switch something but instead having to navigate a tablet. I have an iPhone and an iPad for a reason. TV remotes need to stay being a TV remote. Sorry Vizio, loved the TV, it was gorgeous to watch but switched to a Samsung who has a normal, but smart, remote.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Thank you for your feedback. A few things to help with this is that the SmartCast App is available in the Google Play Store for Android Devices and also in the iOS App Store for Apple Devices. This means that anyone on the network with a smart phone or tablet can cast to the display. The SmartCast App is only needed to connect the display to the network or adjust advanced settings. VIZIO

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    3 Vizio 4K TV's, 3 with picture issues. Returned

    Posted
    truestory

    Bought the M65-D0. Previously bought the D series in 50". Experienced inconsistent backlighting. When watching a source that included an un-busy, light colored background like a clear sky, a wall, or (especially) an expanse of ice during a hockey game, several vertical areas of the screen were slightly less it than others, giving the picture a curtain like effect. Not noticeable except during any panning shots, which happen sometimes, but are virtually continuous in hockey games. Tried every calibration & trick on forums by experts. Eventually contacted Vizio, who sent out a replacement. While waiting for my replacement 50" D series to arrive, I took a chance on the M series in 65", thinking that there"s no way the third tier of Vizio quality could (or should) exhibit the same issue. Boy was I wrong. Not only did my replacement 50" D series have the same issue, but my M65 exhibited the same clouding or curtain effect. My 8 year old, base(ish) model 52" Sony Bravia NEVER had any sign of an issue like this, yet I experienced it with three Vizio 4K tv's in a row. the rest of the tv's functions & picture were great, but the issue became such a distraction that I couldn't enjoy a movie or show without seeing stationary, horizontal areas less lit than others any time a light background was in a panning shot. As if I had a dirty screen. Long story short, I kept the 50", as it sees more regular use for general tv watching, but returned the M65, as it was for my movie room, and was clearly not up to snuff. No more Vizio for me. I do not recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      VIZIO HDTV's have active LED zones. This means that based on the content and signal being received from the broadcaster and/or source device sections of the screen will automatically dim to help improve the contrast of the display. VIZIO Display's have a setting that can be adjusted making the active LED zones stay on when the TV is used. This will lower the contrast but help provide a more even lighting across the screen. VIZIO

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic TV for the price

    Posted
    Fertacrit
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I went from a 10 yr old Samsung 57" 1080p DLP to this 65" beauty. I do a TON of research on stuff like this on numerous websites. One of the ones I trust the most is rtings.com. They are very nuetral and yet extremely thorough. They also post screen calibrations they used that will help get the most out of your TV. I was originally going to get the Vizio 70" "E" series which was less $ than this, also a step down (second lowest Vizio model), but I found this one to be a CNET.com top pick and rtings.com had this rated higher than the competitors in this range and even a few of the others in the higher price range. They say it even competes with the top Vizio "P" series TV for 2016 and I can see why. This picture is beautiful. Bluray, Netflix and VUDU all look so crisp and clear and are upscaled from 1080p wonderfully. The black levels on this are amazing almost plasma like. The Vizio Smartcast is really slick. The nice thing about goin the route Vizio is taking with respect to casting vs having a smart TV with apps is that if it is a smart TV the apps don't get updates, nearly as often, if at all. Where if they are on a tablet or phone they constantly stay upto date. So it's a great piece of mind for future proofing too. The included tablet for this and the P series is an added bonus, but any smartphone can just download the Vizio Smartcast app and have the same features. But please, do yourself a favor and go to CNET and rtings and read what they have to say about thus gem. Niether of them are in the sales buisness, just information. I know I am VERY glad I did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome monitor for the price!

    Posted
    Maavalous

    It seems that there are some defective units out there from what I found searching reviews. BUT... it is NOT all of them by any means. I've had mine for two weeks now and it has been nearly perfect. Nothing is perfect so an honest star rating would be 4.5 only because of some minor glitches. Nothing serious, just odd stuff interacting with my HTPC and NextPVR setup. The Vizio CEC/ARC implementation isn't what I think is "standard" so it still does CEC even when you set it to ARC Only. On some inputs, not all. Picture is amazing once you change Picture settings to Calibrated and set Judder and Motion Blur to 5 and turn off Clear Action. Also make sure Active LED is ON in the Picture settings. I didn't care for the Auto Brightness settings, all of them seemed too dark. It is true that the Samsung equivalent is somewhat better in bright rooms. If you are buying a TV for a glass building lobby, this one will be a bit washed out. Not bad, just noticeable. I have no issues in a pretty bright living room but it is a minor difference. Stay away from LG. Their software is better than any I've used. They got that right. But, unless you buy the OLED models, the screens are lower quality and the picture just isn't there. And, note that I have been a big fan of LG for a long time but they bet the company on OLED. You can spend a LOT more money and not get a better TV/Monitor than the Vizio. You will NOT regret it!! Note... if you don't want Vizio watching what you are watching, you need to go into Rest/Admin menu and turn off Smart Interactivity setting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great picture, "dumb" TV

    Posted
    lightofhonor
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    As a TV, the image quality is great. Black is very black and white can get very bright once you calibrate the picture (check rtings for settings). You will want to get some better speakers if you want decent sound, but most TVs are like that. The downside? The remotes. This TV comes with 2 remotes, both of which aren't very good. The basic remote is good for changing channels (without a TV tuner?) and volume, but that's about it. The Android tablet that is the "smart" remote is a nice tablet, but you need to use it to change any setting. While it's nice to have the option to change the settings in an app, being forced to makes making quick changes a chore. Thankfully, once you have it calibrated, you can pretty much store it in a closet and forget about it and use your cable box or Xbox to control the TV. Just be careful to not press the wrong button on the basic remote which changes the display settings and you'll need to open the app again to put them back in. The built-in chromecast is a nice feature, but when every other TV can play 4K netflix and such out of the box, it does feel rather out of place sometimes. That, and castings isn't foolproof and more than once did I have to close an app and reopen it to get it working again. Long story short, get this TV if you plan on running all your streaming through another device, get a nice soundbar, and you should be good to go. Since that was me, 5 Stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    worth spending a little extra

    Posted
    lp68
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I saw this Tv online and compared to the other tv's thought it was a great price1299,so after reading many reviews as i usually do i decided to buy the tv and have it delivered and to say the least i will NEVER EVER buy anything online from best buy whole other story and lets just say they are horrible to deal with,so after finally getting my tv on a friday i set it up and i must say vizio makes it easy for a novice to set up.The volume on the tv is not that great and i read that in many reviews however planned on getting a sound bar,so after two days with the tv and playing with the settings which it needed i was not thrilled with the picture especially watching football but its my first big tv purchase in 10 years.Afetr two days i turned on the tv and noticed a thin green line on the left side of the tv i think thats was a sign as i was not thrilled so i googled it and its a defect in the tv,so i returned it and wound up buying a samsung and spending the extra money 1499,and right out of the box what a difference i was amazed and glad i went to the samsung and spent the extra money,i will say vizio is pretty user friendly

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Thanks for your feedback on the all-new VIZIO SmartCast™ M65-D0. We’re sorry to hear about your difficulties. It is extremely rare for this to happen, as we strive to deliver the highest quality product to our customers. Please contact us at 1-844-254-8088 and we would be happy to help you out with any questions that you may have and hope you might consider VIZIO again in the future. -Randal VIZIO

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good TV for the Price

    Posted
    Nick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I love the picture quality of the TV for the most part. After spending hours calibrating the TV after setting it up like I always do the picture looked great and I was very pleased. I have noticed two short falls so far. First is the upscaling of lower quality streamed content is not that great and you may notice pixilation in the blacks or darker scenes. For higher quality streams the picture looks amazing on the display. The other issue is an issue that I have been continually trying to work through and is an over saturation of red (see included photos). I thought this would be an easy fix with the extensive options that the TV has for color calibration but after trying many different setting I have yet to correct the issue. The tablet that comes with the TV works fine but you can use any tablet or smart phone with iOS or Android to do the same. Right now it is just being used by my son to play Five Nights at Freddy's. Overall I am mostly satisfied with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend