There are lots of Vizio M Series 4K reviews out there and I am not surprised. There are more TVs in this series and they mostly differ by the screen size. Generally speaking, they are rated as average, but to be honest with you, their wide range of uses and high-quality standards put them in the above-average segment.
What makes this TV so popular is the fact that it can boost some high-end features without altering the price. Sure, just like any other TV in this segment, it does have a few flaws, but they are insignificant to the average user.
I found some interesting surprises as I “test drove” one of these babies, especially since I had the previous model as well and I had a good starting point. So, what should you know before spending your money?
What makes the Vizio M Series 4K stand out
The Vizio M Series 4K reviews impressed me with its inputs. It was one of the things that make it superior to its competition. It can play pretty much any type of content – HDR as well. The input lag is extremely low, whether you watch HDR or SDR content – two times less than the previous model.
The set can easily take 4K content at 60Hz at 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 color. It makes no difference what port you use – just make sure you turn the full UHD color setting on. When compared to previous models, new releases also come with tuners.
Who should buy the Vizio M Series 4K
I find the Vizio M Series 4K set suitable for the average viewer. Whether you spend 10 hours a day watching TV shows and the news or you only do it before you go to sleep, this TV is excellent. It is just as handy for a small home cinema system.
Who is it not for then? Well, those picky users who want perfection will not be happy. It cannot come up with saturated HDR highlights. Image can also degrade when you go to a wide or sharp angle. You can watch it from one side, but being at 55 degrees or less will make colors fade. It is more than enough to have a couch and a few armchairs full of people to watch it though.
Now, what exactly should you expect in terms of technical features?
Design and style
The TV feels sturdy when you put it on. It is thin and sleek. It is not curved – a plus for those who dislike this style. I loved the stand – different from what we are used to. There are two V’s on each side. As for its metallic borders, they provide a more luxurious look.
Cable management has not been sorted by Vizio yet, so it is your responsibility. But on a positive note, inputs are located right by the side. They are easily accessible.
Picture quality has not disappointed me. The contrast ratio 4598:1 is great, so the black feels deep and dark, even in light conditions. At the same time, the color accuracy will surprise you for a middle range TV.
You have a good brightness level and can easily avoid glaring problems. Therefore, the TV is good for both bright and dark rooms. Viewing angles are, indeed, a bit limited, but you can still have 10 people watching it at the same time from the right distance.
Motion and response time
Motion handling is good, while the response time is 5.6 milliseconds at 80%. It can compete against high end TVs too – little to no motion blur. In order to dim, the backlight relies on PWM. If you are worried about flicker, you should know there is a bit. However, most people will not notice it.
Even if you cannot see it, the backlight will work on it and reduce it. Motion will be more fluent.
Sound quality will not stand out in the crowd, but it will not disappoint you either. You can get the TV quite loud – great for rooms and large living rooms. It is not the best option for busy business environments though. The bass is not impressive, but there. The distortion is low and dialogs are clean.
I recommend a sound bar – well, I already had one for my previous TV, so there was no difference. Sure, this is a good choice if you are a sound freak or you want an immersing home cinema experience – most people will get along with the native system.
In conclusion, it is no surprise why you have so many Vizio M Series 4K reviews out there. The TV is an excellent middle range option. It has a few insignificant flaws, as well as some features that are more common in high end TVs. For mixed usage, it is a perfect option.