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VIZIO M43-C1 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV - VIZIO
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Five Star Reviews:
You need a Smart TV that's 65" with vivid colors from a reliable manufacturer? Get this one
September 7, 2016
This is the best television I have ever owned. The picture is vivid and the color absolutely breathtaking. It can take an ordinary HD quality picture look its best. Let me talk a little about the Smart TV side of it. Let's face it, most "Smart TV" interfaces arrived on the scene with many unfulfilled promises. They were un-intuitive and sluggish; an exercise in frustration. This iteration gets it right. You can also play still or video images directly from a USB. The stand itself is secure, but anything this big makes me nervous (earthquakes!), so be sure to look into getting a cable to keep it anchored. For some reason, the screen does not act like a giant pet hair/dust trap, so I am cleaning it less often my 7-year-old Sony TV (which I've exiled to a bedroom). I have no idea why, but it's an unmentioned "feature" that I appreciate.
April 12, 2016
The picture on this tv is really pretty. The Smart hub has some issues with Netflix and YouTube. Those apps freeze up. The Amazon app works great and I've been able to watch some 4k content with Amazon prime. The web browser seems to work well too. I plugged in a keyboard and that worked as well. If the Netflix and YouTube apps were stable I'd give it 5 stars. I may come back and do just that if Samsung releases a software patch. Netflix and YouTube not working well is not a huge deal since I have a Roku. But my Roku only plays 1080p and the TV has 4k content available that I'd like to watch. So great set but please don't skimp on the software Samsung and please get those two important apps fixed.
Update on 8/29/16
I updated this TV with the latest firmware from Samsung and the TV apps work much better. We can watch YouTube in 4K and it looks amazing. We have Verizon FIOS at 15 MBs. The Netflix app is very stable as well. There is some buffering with Amazon video but it's not too bad.
Great product. Wifi adapter can stream 4K from router ...
April 3, 2016
Great product. Wifi adapter can stream 4K from router in back room. Simple remote with easy navigation. Amazon was very clear on delivery date and time, will call the day before and when they are on the way. Additionally, the delivery service will open, and assemble the TV and check for any damages before you sign for the delivery.
I have mine connected wireless through Samsung connect to a soundbar and sub-woofer. Wake up feature is a very interesting feature as well.
I would recommend getting a simple keyboard/mouse combo keyboard for web-browsing.
I highly recommend this TV.
February 7, 2016
We bought this to replace our 52" Samsung that was being relocated to the bedroom to replace our recently deceased Sony WEGA 42" plasma. This TV, while nowhere near the high end of Samsung's line, is beautiful and well made. The remote is the same as our other Samsung, so no learning curve of any kind. The Internet menu structure is different, sort of like the iPhone CoverFlow interface. It's very fast to access Netflix and Amazon Prime and the picture is absolutely STUNNING!
I highly recommend this TV.
and the quality is AMAZING. It also has a lot less glare from ...
April 10, 2015
I am giving this TV a 5 star rating based on quality and price. I really think for this size, this quality, under $1,000 dollars this is a 5 star TV. I did have some issues as other users mentioned on previous posts, but this has nothing to do with the two factors above that I mentioned. Yes I was not able to connect to my WiFi even after changing the encryption method several times and resetting my router and modem, but a short call to Samsung tech support and a firmware upgrade everything worked as a charm. The one thing you should be aware of is the SmartHub. It is not the same as in previous models so do not look for YouTube videos or old manuals. From what I understand, this new version of the SmartHub is based on a new operating system (Tizen) and it looks totally different. Initially very few apps were available, but every day there are new ones popping up. Netflix is now available as is AmazonPrime. I am still waiting on Skype.
Also, before you talk about quality, make sure you watch a real 4K video. I have used the YouTube app to search and play 4K video samples, as well as connected to my laptop that can produce 4K hdmi output, and the quality is AMAZING. It also has a lot less glare from my old Samsung which had a "regular" glass. This one, mounted above a fireplace, and next to a very bright bay window that brings sun in all afternoon, and you still watch TV without having to close the shades. 5 stars all the way ... *****
Amazing picture quality more so than a lot of more pricier ones
April 16, 2016
This is a very nice tv with an amazing picture. The 4k video quality will blow you away, especially if this is your first 4k tv like it was mine. You do have to configure it some but I just followed a couple of the reviews and then tweaked it further to my liking. I was watching a 1080p movie and was amazed at the different. The quality was so nice that I had to check back and make sure that it was not a 4k video. Even tv shows using plex or chromecast look waaay better on this tv than my other two previous 1080p tvs. No matter what people say about it being a cheaper tv, this is a very NICE tv all in all. The build quality is excellent and the smart features are nice. That said the software does lack as it does not have the Google Play store so you do not have a large number of apps but add in a $35 chromecast and you will be good to go. Now their app store does have the essentials like plex, youtube, facebook(ugh), flicker, hulu plus, crackle, iheart radio, etc. but you will not have as many choices in apps as you would with an external device.
I have had this tv for 4 days now and every time I watch something on it, I am reamazed by the quality of the picture.
February 3, 2016
I bought the M80-C3 80 inch 4K Vizio TV. Its an upgrade from my previous 65 inch 1080p vizio, which i was very happy with, and is now in my bedroom!
I mounted this vizio on the wall where my 65 used to be. I havent watched any 4K content on it yet, because 4K content is still a little hard to find, but I will try that out very soon. So far, this TV is fantastic even watching 1080p content.
Vizio makes one of the least expensive 4K tv's on the market, but I think the picture is awesome so far. For the price, I dont think theres a better TV on the market. I have a huge room, so 80 was the perfect size.
This TV is easy to set up
January 15, 2016
Upgrading from a 2009 Samsung LCD 32inch 720p TV to this.
Purchased December 21st 2015 and got it December 23th 2015
Over the years, I have watched Samsung up their prices, and Vizio keep their prices affordable while still producing the same quality. Sure, there are some technical aspects that separate the two brands, but these are usually for those looking for a specific use TV (like gaming only or for a computer only).
This TV is easy to set up. The smart features are great, but limited however, being able to cast your android device to the TV WITHOUT a casting device like Chromecast is brilliant. It was one of the selling points for me. Simply download the chromecast app, and cast your content to your TV. No need to set ANYTHING up on this TV!
The amount of HDMI ports was another selling point. Having 5 of them plus a USB port is great. My old Samsung only had two and it was frustrating switching between components being that the cable box consumes one HDMI port. HDMI ports on here are realitivly easy to get to.
After setting this TV up, I went straight to Netflix (one push of a button on the remote brings Netflix, Amazon and iHeart Radio apps up, regardless what else is going on on the TV) and watched a 4K video. I recommend the Oceans 4k movie. Being able to see every drop of water as the wave hits the rock in stunning REAL 4k is brilliant. FYI - you have to upgrade your Netflix subscription to see this... however, the upscale in this TV will take a 1080p move from Netflix and upscale it to 4k. Another FYI - most cable companies (comcast) only broadcast in 720p. Still, the upscale works great.
Second selling point was the 120hz... real 120hz. I have seen TV's that try to produce 120 or even 240 and high pace action sceens tend to display that blur. For example, watching a football game, the football, when thrown, will have a tracer attached to it as the TV is having a hard time keeping up with this. For this very reason, avoid simulated 120 or 240hz. For those that are curious, (and still reading this), watching football on this TV is a pure orgasmic joy... again, coming from and old LCD 32" TV.
Other things I have seen people concerned about, the glare on the TV... this has none. It has a really good anti glare cover.
My ONLY concerns for this TV is the clouding of the direct backlighting. What this means, when you have a pure white image on the screen, you will see some dark cloud like areas. These are shadows created by not enough active zone LED backlights. This is why it has become such a marketable thing for manufactures. The more active zone LED backlights, the less clouding. Unfortunately for us, you pay almost $200 and up for double amount of active zones. Again, this only shows up on a very white screen, and is only noticeable to someone looking for it. All other colors do not have this issue... that I can see.
Another issue that I have ran into is using a hard drive to play movies. Generally, actually, 90% of the times, I have no issues using my Toshiba 2TB 3.0 usb hard drive plugged into this TV to play movies. The issue I have is some folders just simply do not like to open. What happens instead is when you access a certain folder (it is fairly consistent with which folders cause this error to happen), it simply turns the hard drive off, and changes the input to whatever you had it on previously. I am logically guessing that there might be a power to hard drive issue or, more likely, a hard drive reading issue where the TV's software that sends a request to the hard drive and the hard drive tells the TV that it is stuck. I have not tried other hard drives.
My only wish list, aside from MORE apps, is to have a power button on the top or side. I like to turn the tv off via button on the TV (seems to turn things off quicker I suppose) as opposed to the remote.
If you have any questions, please let me know!
Picture and video taken by my HTC One m8 1080p video.
I was going to stick with Vizio because even if I didn't like that it was immortal
August 10, 2015
My first flat screen TV was a Vizio, a 32 inch one I bought 8 years ago. My wife and I had an agreement that when it died, I could buy a new one. One time a few years ago it had a line of pixels flaking out, and I thought for sure my time was coming but sure enough it corrected itself shortly thereafter. I was beginning to think it would never die.
It still hasn't but I managed to convince my wife to upgrade and after a lot of internal debate between a 4K tv and a larger plain HD one, I settled on the 50 inch 4k. I was going to stick with Vizio because even if I didn't like that it was immortal, my last TV had done right by me.
Setup was a breeze and I quickly mounted it and without touching it, it looks great. Keep in mind I have the eyes of an 80 year old, and I'm not the type to go in and fine tune anything or talk seriously about black levels. I care about taking something out of the box and it just looking great and this TV does.
The only thing I could possibly ding it on is the remote. Compared to my old TV remote, this one just feels chintzy. The plastic feels light and thin and it's far from ergonomic like the old style Vizio ones. Granted this one has a keyboard on it's back, but it's just a giant rectangular block of plastic.
The absolute best picture available at any price . Impeccable service . Mor than 5 stars
May 21, 2015
I'm not sure how Amazon relates reviews to products . Many of the reviews here have no relationship to my TV , the 70in 4kM model 240hz ultra hd LED TV . Reviews vary from 40 in 42in 50 in 120 hs , non 4k TV . Careful what you read .
Another caveat . Several reviews describe using this TVas a monitor for their computer or for gaming . I bought this for a home entertainment center. I suspect most others are looking for the same . So my review is for the M70 4k ultra hd smart LED hdtv 240 hs. For my stated purpose. If you want this for home entertainment my review is for you .
The picture is beyond expectations . Crisp , no blur , no judder or sputter . You can watch formula.1 racing or Jason Spieths fastest swing with no blur . The picture needs tweaking . This takes less than 5 min.. Flesh tones are spot on . Set up is simple . The stands are good and hold this monster stable . Viewing from any angle is great to awesome. No bad . The picture is far better than any movie theatre .in any mode , 4k or not , the picture is clear ,crisp and as I said awesome . The 4k from Netflex rivals Ansel Adams for clarity and detail . Nature documentaries put you in the scene. Though not 3d it feels like it . The depth of colors is natures own .
No one wishing a home theatre would expect the sound from ANY TV screen to be adequate. I have 7 speakers , a great receiver , a giant twin speaker ( heavy ) woofer from THX . Two rear speakers are imbedded in the ceiling . You are NOT buying this TV to be a sound system . You are buying a truly superb picture . It's senseless to comment on the sound quality. Quality sound is impossible in any flat screen. So , expect to spend whatever your budget can stand for sound .
So how do I rate this TV . I wish I could give 10 stars . You cannot do better for picture quality. I recommend a good audio sound specialist or a name brand system . Don't forget your theater chairs , popcorn machine , etc.. I could add tech talk . But , why! Enjoy . My puppy loves the picture.
One additional important point . Using Amazon prime the set arrived when promised . Two very nice men unboxed , set the screen on the stands , plugged it in and waited to be sure there was no damage or grey screen . Making sure we were pleased they then carried away the debris.
Four Star Reviews:
great!.. for limited and accomidating features
July 6, 2017
nice display, apps need improvement, little difficulty in some display functions that attribute the T.V. a little scary with the contribution of the reverse display capeability. fully functionally excellent burbon for my college bound entertainment system. would like to see temporary notification of phone messages functionality, social media, ect. scheduled viewing is absolutely obsolete. a revised walk through is needed when connecting media capeability... soo teadious... haven't got to play with the dvr but am expecting it to be a hassel as though it were a scheduled viewing. web viewing is confusing with bookmarks and history with undetailed explaination how to use it, while being limited in what file is acceptable to its configuration during download. also as big as the smart remote is they coulda atleast have a keyboard on the flip side of the remote; if the gesture feature couldn't already do that for you...
All has been great but we have had this tv lose audio and ...
August 3, 2016
I would give this 5 starts but the first tv we received would suddenly lose the picture and the video almost as if you turned it off, this happened within the first 2 weeks. At first I thought maybe the cat stepped on the remote and shut it but no it started happening more frequently. We were sent a replacement and they came and set it up. All has been great but we have had this tv lose audio and video once since we got the replacement. If it happens again I will contact amazon/seller. The picture is fantastic on this set as is the ease of use and has a great remote control. We do love this set (we have a smaller Samsung for our bedroom now for several years and love it). I am really hoping there are no further issues with the set.
I love this TV
April 5, 2016
I love this TV. The picture quality of this vs the old Samsung LED TV we had is absolutely night and day. 4k content via Netflix is incredible, blu-ray movies that I thought looked amazing on our old TV are noticeable better on this, and even non-4k content via Hulu and some of our other apps are just a noticeably better quality. The only complaint I have is that the speakers are sub-par, but realistically, what TV speakers aren't. We have an AppleTV, so we listen to our music through the TV quite often, so sound is a big deal to us (which is why we pair the TV with a Bose Solo 15 Series II). I even gave it a fair chance before writing this review and watched a blu-ray (Black Mass) using just the TV speakers, and seriously if we didn't have an external system I would have a hard time saying this is worth almost $1k of my money. Sound is a big part of the home theater experience, so skimping on the speakers is something Samsung shouldn't do. Overall, though, I'd say it's a great product, and I'd recommend it to a friend.
Samsung 6500 48-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV
December 27, 2015
This set replaces an eight year old 5 series Samsung HD that began to have startup issues. The Samsung 4k 6500 replacement is a big step up in picture and sound quality. The picture seems almost 3D due to the outstanding sharpness, almost eerie! I was not expecting such sharpness. The sound quality is also a big improvement. Setup was easy and the manual is well written and user friendly. Cable connections in the back are logical and straight forward to configure. The onscreen tools are user friendly and uncomplicated. The remote is well laid out and easy to use. The internet connection took a little time to set up but no problems in doing so. My biggest surprise is definitely the sharpness and sound quality. The TV is securely placed on a TV console. The pedestal is easy to attach and secure.
I am very pleased with this purchase and would recommend the 4k 6500 to anyone looking for a good quality TV at an excellent price point. Having the TV shipped via UPS was somewhat of a concern but it arrived promptly and securely packaged with no carton dents or tears packed in its own box. The grasp handles on each side of the box were a simple welcome feature.
So far, So good.
August 8, 2015
I've had the TV for over a month now, and so far, it's still working. It was a little bit of a "learning curve" for me to set it up. It was my first flat-screen TV, and I had to get an upgrade on my satellite dish, and my kid was away at school, so I managed to set it up myself. Color is good, sound is okay with the built-in speakers, but if you want the loud, movie-experience, you better buy a sound bar with a built-in amp. I feel I'm not very qualified to critique this TV any further because I really haven't had any negative issues with it, since I didn't get into the menus too deep. I can find out on-line what other people have to say, and some suggest ways to adjust the settings to certain levels to fine tune the TV for a better viewing experience. I have noticed movies have that staged "soap opera effect", which is kind of goofy, but I think it can be minimized by making certain adjustments in the menus. Overall, the Samsung TV is so much better than the 24 year old, 100 pound behemoth that it replaced.
Crackle and Hulu don't quite work and few streaming apps (End of Life Yahoo! Smart TV)
November 24, 2016
This TV and likely all Smart TVs using Yahoo Connected TV (Yahoo! Smart TV) are already obsolete with respect to major apps and any hope of additional apps.
As of Feb 2016 Yahoo! announced plans to divest its Smart TV business as it eliminates legacy businesses.
Crackle does not work at all (video does not restart after a commercial) and Crackle Support claims to know about the problem and can only suggest alternative devices.
Hulu also fails after commercials, and now when it does, jumps back the beginning of the show. Not after every commercial but about 50%. Can fast forward back to after the commercial.
Hulu offers to help debug the issue. If they would give me the code for a Yahoo Connected TV I would take a run at it. I actually looked at becoming a Yahoo Connected TV developer.
Also, the selection of Apps is tiny compared to say Roku and as far as I can tell nothing has ever been added.
So, at this point, if you are looking for a Smart TV with a comprehensive set of apps for streaming, look elsewhere, or plan on adding an additional streaming device. Other brands use Yahoo! Smart TV.
The set has another problem that Vizio did partially address. It will forget the channel skip settings on OTA broadcast channels. Sub channels set to be skipped will simply lose their skip setting. It was much worse, all would be lost in minutes, but after working with Vizio, and a software update, now it happens once a week on one channel. It might have something to do with signal drop out.
I have had the set for just about a year.
Otherwise a nice set, the app issues is a bit disappointing, means going back to a Roku box much sooner than I expected.
Great 4K TV for the Price
January 6, 2016
I've had this TV for a few months now. It replaced a 10+ year old Sharp Acquos that was so old, it actually had a break out box where all the wires attached. So anything would pretty much be an upgrade for me. The picture is great. I paired this with Vizio's sound stand for better sound and the hook up was super easy (and the TV remote immediately worked with the sound stand).
Access to the apps is better than much more expensive TV's like Samsung which I think try way too hard with their app interfaces. Having the apps come up on the bottom while you're still watching your show makes for a seamless easy experience.
I will say that the viewing angle is a bit constrained. I live in a fairly small apartment so it's not a problem for me, but I notice that from the side the picture does get washed out quickly.
I haven't had any problems with the soap opera effect, but there have been at least 2 software upgrades since I got it (and incidentally these happen in the background so you don't have to do anything to get them).
The remote is also great. It's a bit old school, but having keys that really press and click a bit is actually great. And the keyboard on the back has changed my relationship with searching Netflix or Hulu.
You really can't beat this TV for the price.
Beautiful TV.... When Calibrated
December 6, 2015
This TV is Beautiful... When Calibrated Properly, as others have said. I don't profess to be an expert at Calibration, but having read countless articles on calibrating this TV, I do believe I have found semi-optimal settings for most users. I have attached screenshots of my settings menu.
An excellent purchase in almost every respect- Until it dies
October 21, 2015
An excellent purchase in almost every respect. The only downside is that it has a horribly slow boot time- never thought I would say that for a TV. Takes at least 30 seconds after you hit power to turn on, but a winner in every respect after that.
EDIT: The TV just died. We will see how customer service deals with this, and the review will be updated accordingly. Currently no picture, but sound does come through. Judging by what I am reading of the warranty it looks like I will be responsible for all the shipping expenses to send it out which will be high.
If the customer support impresses me this will be 5 stars. If they don't fix this, I will leave it at 1 star or worse. Middle support=middle review.
Update: Other than the time it took, Vizio handled this about as well as possible. It took 10 days, and they sent over a replacement TV through a delivery service that also took away the broken TV in the same box.
Great picture for the price, wireless connection could use some work
September 4, 2015
Had this a couple of months now so wanted to give a quick review. Overall, love the picture and ease of use. A couple of areas that could use improvement would be having all cables on one side of the TV. I have it wall mounted and have 3 HDMI cables and a TOSLINK optical connected on the input/output side but the power is all the way across the back of the TV from those so hiding the cable is a pain. The power cord is also too short to run behind the TV and have it in the small run down with the other cable. Small gripe, but still could have been thought out a little better. The reason I gave this 4 stars and not 5 is really more about its wifi. I think it mis-reports the connection speed. I'm on a 200Mbps connection with TWC and have used different routers (two N and one AC) and the fastest reported speed I've ever seen from the TV on a speed test is 26Mbps and it wildly fluctuates from as low as 10Mbps up to the 26Mbps. The router is literally 2 feet from the TV in a side cabinet so it's not a distance thing and I'm currently using the new Google OnHub router and that is the one that reported the 26Mbps(just seen that speed once). But I can stand next to the TV with my Nexus 5 or Galaxy Tablet and run Ookla's speed test and get 186Mbps or more from the same router that the TV is reporting 10Mbps. Utterly confusing. Granted it's not all that big of an issue now, but as more 4K content comes out, I'll need a sustained 20Mbps or so to get true 4K. As it is now, seems to vary from 1080 to 4K.Attaching a pic of the TV so you can see how close the Onhub is.
Three Star Reviews:
August 1, 2016
very disappointed with this tv. i own 3 other samsung tv's and love them. This tv has sound problems thru the hdmi 1 port and the picture goes in and out on port 2. I tried to view 4k content thru you tube and can tell no difference than the normal picture..unfortunately i had the tv for about 21/2 weeks and then went on vacation. When I returned and tried to return it i got a message thru amazon that it was no longer eligible to be returned. I would not recommend this tv.
Great TV so long as you don't have high hopes for its "SMART" features
June 26, 2016
The price is good and the picture quality is excellent. Moreover, I have it on good authority from two different television repair shops in San Francisco that Samsung is one of only two manufacturers who deliberately design there TVs to be repairable, and in fact is the best in this dimension. That's important because TVs often fail (my last one did) because just one component fails (e.g., the power supply), but everything else is fine. When the internal parts are all glued together, or have weird fasteners, or are difficult to find or are very expensive, then repairing becomes not an option. In that case, you're living on borrowed time and when it does die in 2 years or so (well after the warranty's expired) it's off to the landfill it goes. So, all those characteristics are good.
Now for the bad. The "SMART" features of this Smart TV just aren't that good. Here's what I mean. It comes with apps for most of the usual suspects (Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Crackle, etc.). The apps themselves are fine (pretty standard interfaces), but launching them is sometimes "iffy." They sometimes fail to launch, and sometimes do that silently. Sometimes, they die. Moreover, while there's a giant "marketplace" of apps you can install, God help you if you want to install more than 1 or 2 extra. The TV's internal memory is just to small to support very many apps, and I'm not sure it's possible to upgrade the memory. In general, my "set-top box" experience is far superior with dedicated devices (Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire Stick...I own them all), and in this Samsung TV that seems a bit of an after-thought, sort of tacked on.
Great picture quality and function, but issues with flares and dots dropped the rating
January 8, 2016
Picture is great with upscaling. Plays most video formats through the smart hub interface from my network NAS drive connected to the router. Out of the box the picture needs to be adjusted for optimum quality. There are several very good reviews with recommendations for settings. Sound quality has improved over past Samsung TVs at this price point, but I went ahead and purchased the Yamaha sound bar and mounted on the wall just below the TV. I was disappointed when streaming 4K content from Amazon Prime Video using the app on the TV. It may be my ISP or other reason, but it just looked DVD quality and not as good as over the air programming upscaled. I was hoping for better streaming quality.
Pros: Great upscaled picture quality once settings are correct. Sound better than average for TV speakers. Lots of apps and most work well except as stated above. Supports playback of a number of different video codecs.
Cons: Here is where it lost two stars, flares and dots. The left side of the screen and near the corners on the left side have flares (lighter areas along the edges) during dark scenes. Also on dark scenes there are three purple dots, not pixels, but dots about the size of pencil eraser than are persistent in the bottom right quadrant. They are most noticeable during dark scenes but if you get up close you can see them even on lighter scenes. Another negative is the power cord is short. Mine is only about 5 feet long. It has special right angle connectors on each end which helps it fit close to the wall, but the cord is too short to reach my outlet when mounted on the wall. I had to run an extension cord.
Overall I like the TV and haven't decided if it is worth the hassle to send it back. That is where you take your chances buying over the internet. If I had bought it from a local retailer I would have already exchanged it.
I've noticed a low humming noise from the rear of the TV, while off?
December 21, 2015
I just set it up and so far, so good. I have a 75' Samsung in the living room and that picture is awesome. The picture on this 60 is comparable if not equal in clear and color quality to the 75'.
I don't delve into the intricate and consuming picture adjustments, I'd go insane. I concentrate on Dynamic and Natural modes and play with the black levels and some other settings (minor) but I try to keep it simple. Honestly these TV's are high end enough they should have a nice pictures however it greatly depend on the broadcast on how well the TV displays.
Take off that Automotion regardless, that is my baseline. As I mentioned I go back and forth with those 2 modes depending on the time of day and amount of light in the room with any of my TV's. Overall great TV and for less than 1200 for a 60' Samsung this was a deal for us.
A bummer was we had a older version of Fire Stick and you need the 2nd generation (4K compatible) to watch with this TV.
I've noticed a low humming noise from the rear of the TV, while off? I mean so far I haven't any issues with the TV.
Great TV for price, but a few issues to point out....
November 17, 2015
I've had this TV for over a week not and I must say, for the price of a little under 1k it is the best purchase I've ever made. 4k Resolution is outstanding, and running 4k at 60Hz from my PC is breath taking when playing games.
The choice of apps is the usual from any smart TV, but having the option to install more is always a positive. However, the interface could use some work in some built in apps. The memory of the TV as well is minimal, so you won't be install every app you can find, which is to be expected as this is a TV not a phone or other mobile device.
The TV's remote is in "No" way smart TV friendly. Navigating a keyboard is a challenge with a 4 directional keypad, and browsing the web is near impossible with the provided remote.
With the unit I received there have some issues with inconsistent black levels. I do have a very noticeable white cloudy area on the top left of the TV. You won't be bothered while watching bright lit scenes. However, if watching a movie with dark scenes there is a considerable Cloud issue. Perhaps I'm just lucky and got a defective TV, however I am getting the TV replaced due to this defect issue. (See Picture) The picture is a lot worse then it really is, but it is still noticeable to say the least.
Overall, I greatly enjoy the TV, but these few minor issues really do bring out the negatives of the TV.
It's hard to judge the screen quality because I only watch streaming services like Netflix
October 24, 2016
I've purchased this TV as "Condition: New - BRAND NEW" from a third party seller through Amazon for $580 but upon arrival I noticed it wasn't a new item at all. The box was already opened, the screen didn't have the typical protective film, the remote came without batteries and there were scratches and scuffs on the corner, top, feet etc (see photos). The reality is, there are probably no more NEW versions of this TV. This is a TV from 2015, anything you buy in 2016 is likely refurbished. I contacted the seller and asked for a refund and without any arguing they offered to refund $150, which is the difference between a new item and a refurbished item. The fact that I didn't had to argue shows they tried to sell a refurbished item as new. Besides the $150 refund (bringing the total to $430) I got 6 months extended warranty. That's what they wrote by mail, not sure how I actually 'receive' this extension.
But now about the TV itself. It's hard to judge the screen quality because I only watch streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. The quality varies and highly depends on the quality of the stream, the throughput of your WiFi etc. Sometimes the image is too dark, sometimes too light... I almost have to adjust the image settings on an individual stream basis. Again, nothing to do with this actual screen, more with the streaming services that don't offer consistent quality.
Regarding sound, I am affected by a software bug which makes the sound go up and down. These sound fluctuation seems to be a known problem and the solution is to switch off surround sound (SRS) and set the equalizer to default (flat). Not the best solution... While setting up this TV I updated the firmware and apparently this bug was not resolved (and probably will never be resolved at this point). So, regarding sound, just like the image, I see myself adjusting it a lot on a per-stream basis. Sometimes it's way too quite, sometimes way too loud.
The interface (volume, settings, switch apps) looks a bit outdated (drop shadows, bevels) but is pretty simple to use. Unfortunately you can't add more apps then available so if you want to play Google Music for example, then you're out of luck.
The remote is well designed and pretty simple. Unfortunately it doesn't have back light, so when you operating it in the dark it's hard to use. The keyboard on the back does have back light, but it switches off super fast after every key stroke. The keyboard doesn't always work, because you really need to point directly at the TV which is not a natural position when you're typing. Additionally the keyboard is not well integrated with the apps and sometimes acts differently across apps. Lastly, the top and bottom of the remote is equal by design, so you end up using the remote upside down more than you expect.
Overall, it's an okay TV, for the price. I'll definitely hook it up to a Chromecast Ultra or Amazon TV stick, because the built-in apps are pretty limited.
Not a bad TV at all.
March 15, 2016
There is a loose screw rolling around in side the TV, can't seem to get the the TV to stream 4k to the Roku 4, not sure if it is the Roku's fault or the TV's yet. The picture takes a lot of adjusting to get right as well. All and all a good buy if you can find it on sale. I am really worried about the loose screw however...
While the the screen is viewable from mild side angles ...
February 15, 2016
While the the screen is viewable from mild side angles, the color saturation, brightness and contrast shift dramatically from the side. Also, be aware that this TV does not allow for direct internet browsing and limits you to the pre-installed apps for internet content
TV seems decent, quality control not so much
January 12, 2016
Let me preface this review with the fact I have returned two of these TVs so far, the first with a shattered screen and the second with about a 5"x2" patch of very noticeable backlight bleed. The former was untestable(for obvious reasons), the latter I only messed around with long enough to verify the bleed wasn't in my head(spoilers: it wasn't).
Now, that out of the way, from the little I used the TV it seemed pretty good. I really liked that the remote had a built in keyboard for use with the built-in apps like Netflix. The picture was clear, and it looks like it has a lot of great features if you really want to tweak color and stuff. I only checked out Netflix on it for a few minutes though so your mileage may vary.
From a feature and picture standpoint I'd say it's worth a purchase, but I'm getting the impression the quality control leaves a lot to be desired or I just have the absolute worst luck.
Motion blur not as bad as my first impression
December 6, 2015
Had to edit my review because I overreacted to some motion blur I noticed while gaming, while its not the best in handling some types of motion in games but I believe it is in the normal range for a LCD/LED display, What I was seeing was caused by the game I was playing and the clear motion feature was set on which made it look really strange, like triple/double images while panning or moving fast, with it off it looks better for certain games I have learned.
Now I'm going to keep the 3 stars cause I usually have curtains down while watching tv, but today had them open for first time with this tv and I noticed a couple scratches on the screen, at first thought was a smudge but couldn't get off with microfiber cloth, its really too bad cause I'm really liking this tv and don't want to have to exchange but will see if bothers me now that I know its there.
Overall its a great value for what you get imo, Most people probably won't notice the motion issue, wish the 50in was 120hz tho cause think that would make it better when it comes to certain games.
Two Star Reviews:
Samsung has the best picture. But just like their phones
January 15, 2017
Power supply went out on the 13th month. Out of warranty. Samsung has the best picture. But just like their phones, the power supply fail within a year. The 2014-2016 models have the cheap power supply. Keep that in mind when considering Samsung.
Do not bu Susung TV ... not reliable and dependable
December 31, 2016
I bought this TV last April from Amazon, it was working fine last 8 to 9 months, but it does not turn on now, still under warranty call Sumsaug they want me to unplug and wait for 5 hours, then call back again, then they will send a thrid party service company to look at the TV, which can take few days. I had a 60" sumsung that lasted almost 2 years then it shuts off every 15 to 20 min, called Sumsung sent someone, since it was out of warranty, it would cost 400 to repair, so I want and bought this TV in April now this one is also dead. I will never buy Sumsung TV again, they are not relaible at all
Otherwise TV is very good.
April 29, 2016
When arrived the TV was well packaged in two boxes and had no sign of any damage, but when opened I found about 100 - 120 mm crack in the rear plastic panel of the TV. Otherwise TV is very good.
Screen goes black
March 8, 2016
Had this tv for about 3 months and it is now randomly cutting off/ screen going completely black. If I could do this again I would just go buy a tv from Best Buy that is under warranty.
Watch Sports? Don't buy this TV, 60 HERTZ, this TV is 60 Hertz
February 2, 2016
If you watch sports do not buy this TV. Yes I ready all about changing the settings, which I did and made the picture better, but nothing can make up for the 60 hertz of power for watch fast action scenes or sports. I have been a Samsung Plasma fan since they first came out, I live near sea level so I don't get the buzzing noise and get to enjoy 600hrz of motion free blur and never wanted to go the LED route, well since plasma's are out, (more expensive to manufacture and too many returns due to buzzing)...I had to go with the LED, but this TV is horrible, the first day we setup was a Sunday Night football, my wife and I literally could not watch we got so dizzy from the picture. Turned the motion flow off and it got a little better but it was HORRIBLE> I gave the TV a month before I caved watching Russell Wilson in the NFC playoffs throw a ball and watch the TV sputter as he threw the ball, anything less than a 6500 is junk, people said this one was okay but it is not. I bought the Sony for a couple hundred bucks more on Amazon and it is AWESOME!!!!! The Sony I bought is the 120 hertz, anything less than that is not worth it, I bought the 830C and I am very happy!!!
I would expect a TV I paid over $600 for ...
March 20, 2017
I would expect a TV I paid over $600 for would last at least two years. Not this one.
Look at a different brand
October 30, 2016
Unfortunately the picture locks up occasionally. The sound continues. Then I have to restart the television which it doesn't seem to want to do, it acts as if it is a frozen computer for about ten to twenty seconds, then turns off. It seems like I have this issue once a day. This happens with two different service providers, Brighthouse and now DirecTV, so I know it is the actual television. I had called Amazon customer assistance and the tech expert talked me through resetting the television and I had hoped that it was cured, but unfortunately it still does this. Too late for the return so I have to live with this issue for the life of this television. I also don't think it is as "smart' as it should be, not all apps are available.
While it has a nice picture (at times)
September 9, 2016
If I could go back, I would not purchase this TV. While it has a nice picture (at times), the one I received suffers greatly from the "dirty screen effect" (Google it). I called Vizio to see if this was normal and they said to take a picture of it and then they could submit a warranty claim. However, this is next to impossible for this kind of issue since this problem only occurs when things are moving rapidly on the screen and taking a picture of this does not show anything. Other than this issue, it's a nice product, but this is a deal breaker with me. Never will buy a Vizio again.
this tv crashes when streaming netflix and amazon prime video ...
April 6, 2016
this tv crashes when streaming netflix and amazon prime video about every hour. There is a loud clicking sound that comes through the speakers every minute or so as well. I assume I have a defective unit.
October 30, 2015
On a first glance I was really happy with the TV, but soon started to notice issues. Whenever I was watching something with a large, solid color background (sports, for example) I noticed that the TV has faint dark vertical lines across the screen. Several of them, some darker than others. Soon it started to really annoy me, and for a brand new TV worth almost a thousand dollars you'd expect to have a perfect screen.
I contacted Vizio online support and they asked me to do some sort of reset, which of course didn't help. Then they asked me to send photos and call them. On the phone they said they call that a panel issue and they would do an on-site swap, however the replacement product would be a refurbished model, a returned model, basically god knows what.
It took pretty long before their third party contractor brought the replacement model. The guys looked sketchy, they were dragging the replacement box on the ground, swapped the TV's and dropped my old TV in the box before dragging it away. The replacement TV is even worse than my first one. It has the same panel issue but with this one it's worse. I also noticed there's a bright round spot, about the size of a fingertip in the middle of the screen. The guys who brought it said that's how Vizio TVs are and recommended me getting Samsung because their panels are better.
I contacted Vizio again, was asked to do a reset again, send photos again and call them again. On the phone they reviewed my photos, agreed that it's a faulty panel and told they'd send me a replacement unit, again. I'm waiting for that now.
I give it two stars because 90% of the time you can't notice the panel issue, but that 10% bugs you so much after buying a brand new TV. Also replacing my TV with something that's even worse isn't acceptable, feels like they're giving me B-grade leftovers. Customer support is alright despite being a little inconvenient with all the calling and picture sending (I showed them pictures in the online chat but was still required to separately send them using their own uploading system). Waiting for my 3rd TV now, hoping it won't have the same problem.
One Star Reviews:
A great TEMPORARY TV.
August 19, 2017
Was great for a year but that's all. When I bought this TV it came with a 1 year warranty. Guess how long it took for the TV to break? A year and 1 day. It's almost like it was planned. My Samsung TV developed a vertical bright purple line straight down the center of it. No explanation as to why and I can't get it to go away no matter what I try. I even called Samsung support and went through all their troubleshooting and we still couldn't fix it. It's really frustrating to watch anything on this TV because it's like the picture is split in half. Really wish the warranty lasted longer. It's ridiculous that a product this expensive can't even last 1 year. Will not be buying a Samsung TV again. Buy at your own risk of this happening to you.
BEWARE OF LEMONS
May 20, 2017
After owning this for twenty months, the TV went dark. It worked fine in the morning, and then would not turn on in the afternoon. Called Samsung and they said to call Best Buy for a Technician to come out and take a look at it. Do we want to pay two hundred dollars to find out what's wrong with a lemon? The TV was above the mantle so neither our grandkids or anyone else for that matter ever touched it. We've owned several TVs over the years and have never had a problem with any of them. We would update them when they got to be too old. This product was a disappointment to say the least. Will not buy a Samsung again. Our twelve years old TOSHIBA still has a great picture and have never had a problem with it!
No 4K using Roku. Wasted money!
December 29, 2016
Spent extra money to to get a 4K TV. HDMI's are 2.0 and do NOT support Roku which requires 2.2. It feels like my pocket was picked.
Shame on you SAMSUNG!
November 8, 2016
Tv worked great for a few months then stopped working. SAmsung customer service was no help. $1000 for a tv that worked for less than a year. Never again will I buy a Samsung product. Tvs stop working, washing machines and cell phones are exploding. What's next?
Did not work out of the box, TV would ...
April 19, 2016
Did not work out of the box, TV would turn on and there would be sound but no picture. Had to spend 30 minutes on the phone with Samsung tech support for them to just schedule an appointment with a technician to simply contact me about fixing it (which took 2 days). Overall it was an expensive mirror for the first week and a half of owning it.
We bought this tv in August of 2015 and two ...
April 19, 2017
We bought this tv in August of 2015 and two years later the screen is not working. It has lightened in color and has lines running through it. The Amazon replacement period has passed and Vizio will do nothing for us. They are saying since we didn't buy a warranty they can't help us. A television should last longer than two years. We have many other brands that have so from now on we will avoid buying Vizio.
Did not work well
January 7, 2017
Received this product from Beat Deals INC and plugged it in. It was broken and could see that the inside layer of glass was shattered. TV was not worth buying refurbished, buy new. Bought the newer version of this TV for a different vendor, and looks great. Very clear and sharp. Still waiting for vendor to issue refund.
5 star product, 1 star quality
November 24, 2016
The TV features and functionality is outstanding. But, the software and/or electronics are so glitchy that it needs to be unplugged in order to get it back up and running.
Simply changing the channel can cause the HDMI to freak out and lock up the TV. Changing HDMI inputs will lock up the TV.
It will randomly disconnect from the network while watching content from the built in Apps (Netflix, VUDU, etc).
But wow.. the picture quality is superb... The sound is loud, and ultra clear. The mounting feet are a bit weird, but workable.
Both a 5 star and a 1 star review. The 1 star review wins since I can't actually the TV without having to get up and unplug it about 3 times a day to reset it.
Failed after less than three months
June 30, 2016
After less than three months of normal use, the TV developed a thin vertical black line about four inches from the right edge of the TV. After a while, a big round black blob started to develop on the bottom of the line, growing bigger every day. I am told that this is a defect that cannot be fixed, so I will try to get this TV replaced. Wish me luck.
vizio tech center
April 6, 2016
First let me say to be fair I have always bought vizios, so when it was time to upgrade this seemed like a good deal on amazon. When we received the tv and hooked it up it looked great. Within a day it started to make a loud snap when going to a commercial and the picture would go out and come right back on. Called vizio and they said they would replace it( sounded great). Receive a new tv and within one day tv did the same thing. Called vizio and said they would send out a tech, which they did and replaced a board in the tv. Same day as the tech left started doing the same thing. Called vizio again(starting to see a pattern?) This time very unfriendly and said it had to be something on our end and common sense said it is probably our cable box. Replaced cable box and same problem. I have read on line that other people are having same problem with this model. Will try one more time to work with vizio but I am losing confidience with the tech service which is now treating me like it is my fault that I bought a model they are having trouble with. Stay tuned and I will let you know how it turns out. uwe v.
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Refresh Rate: 120CMR (Effective)
Smart Functionality: Yes - Built in Wi-Fi
Dimensions (W x H x D): TV w/ stand: 48.9" x 30.1" x 10.5", TV w/o stand: 48.9" x 28.3" x 2.5"
Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB
Stunning Ultra HD picture - 8.3 million pixels and 4x the resolution of 1080p Full HD
Spatial Scale Engine - Upscale HD to UHD
Full-Array LED Backlight w/ 28 Active LED Zones
Clear Action 360 w/ 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate
5 HDMI / 1 USB Ports
Ultra HD Smart TV w/ QWERTY remote and dual-band WiFi
V6 Six-core processor - Quad-core GPU + Dual-core CPU
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