VIZIO 40-inch D-Series Full HD 1080p Smart TV Chromecast Built-in Streaming Channels
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Arrived today Set it up in My bedroom 71 a back injury and a fall this past year cant sit for long time so Bed Streaming TV or DVD ( has 2 hdmi ports so I have my Sony DVD player) LOVE IT
This TV was worth buying it shows a great picture and sounds good love it
Purchased this TV for a gift and recipient said the picture was very clear and remote easy to use. They recommend this product and would buy again.
Everything is perfect with this tiny TV, except the sound is a bit “tinny”, but the picture quality makes up for that 10 times over!!
I’ll be brief…My 32″ Vizio still works beautifully after six years. It’s in my bedroom. I bought another brand, 43″, a little over a year and a half ago and I wanted to throw it out the window but the window was sealed. It was (recommend)crap.The first thing that surprised me was how bright and clear everything was on my new 43″ Vizio.The second thing was my old 32″ Vizio remote worked on on the new 43″.The price is also a steal. In short, I’m very 😊
The TV comes on and after setting up it restarts itself every 5 min. I’m guessing they turned it on, said it’s fine and didn’t test it for more than a cpl minutes. Though I don’t know. From what I’ve read and after going through all possible troubleshooting I believe it has a faulty motherboard. Meaning they either did not fix or replace it or installed another faulty board. Frustrating to say the least, even more Frustrating that I went out on a limb on a refurbished one while having doubts, never again smh. 2 stars because it does turn on and work for 5 min intervals. ( and yes I troubleshooted and disabled all timers) I figure one star it doesn’t turn on.
Won’t power on at times, you have to unplug the power and plug it in again to turn it on. Chromecast is junk. TCL makes a better cheap Basic TV. Don’t waste your money.
Great smart tv. Easy installation, great picture. I would have given it 5 stars for remote if it was voice activated. Light weight which if you have a bad back like me this is a huge plus. Cannot move this big old TVs anymore.
Todo esta muy bien exepto por la persona que entrega los paquetes dejo los paquetes en plena calle , justo había alguien en la casa de no ser así los hubieran Robado por culpa del paquetero eso nonpuede ser
Very good picture quality, easy to set up and a good value!
Ordered the TV through Amazon and it came unbelievably fast–maybe 5 days. We were home when delivered but the delivery people just left in front of the garage door and never knocked on our door, leaving the box in an upside-down position. It was a challenge for me and my husband to move this 70 lb box inside the garage to get it out of the weather. Once inside, I noticed a fist-sized hole in the box.It took several days to get two guys to lift the TV into our Great Room. After opening, discovered the hole in the outer box went clear through the inner box, but it appeared no noticeable damage was apparent.Spent so many days & hours searching & reading reviews in selecting a new 65″ TV. We had no interest in gaming, so that was not an issue. We wanted a quality picture that worked in our rather dark room. Didn’t want the need for a sound bar. And based on many reviews, getting the 120 Hz speed seemed important. After much deliberation, we chose the Sony X85J which is a 2021 model as we preferred not to go over $1,000 Purchase Price. Could have purchased a 2022 model with only the 60 Hz speed for $200 less but the salespeople insisted that was old technology and to have seamless fast motion, 120 Hz was the way to go.Now that we’ve had the TV for maybe 3 weeks, I wouldn’t have spent the xtra money for this one. Currently, we have a much older Sony Bravia TV that has excellent picture quality and color. I was expecting the new 4K TV to knock my socks off. I found Zero difference in the new TV than in my 12 yr. old TV. I since discovered there is very little broadcasting in 4K. So all this hype for 4K is just that–sales hype. I have put both my older Sony Bravia on the same station as the new one and there is no distinct appreciation in picture quality. In fact the older model is actually better when viewing films with a dark background–filming in dark wood, etc.For those folks who had lesser quality TV’s prior, they will consider this TV an upgrade. Our problem is we always had a terrific picture. When you go to Best Buy, they stream a colorful scene over and over on the display TV’s that makes the picture seem magnificent. You don’t see a regular TV show. It’s always the same 15 seconds over and over and, of course, they know how to adjust the settings to maximize the picture quality. I did adjust the picture setting to it’s highest/best view.The salespeople at Best Buy try to direct your attention to Sony–the pricing is higher for the most part. Because we had terrific experience with our current Sony, that was easy to lean toward. The picture is great on a limited number of stations. But the same stations are great on our non-4K TV. This Sony comes with a remote that still includes a numeric keypad for punching in the stations. I feel this is easier to use than holding the up or down arrow to scroll through tons of stations. We are new to the streaming world, so just learning our way around. By keeping our local cable company, the channel numbers stay the same, so my non-tech husband is happy he can find all his Sports channels with no trouble.Possibly, those models ranging in the $2500 bracket may have some significant differences, but that was not our budget. I’ve heard these new TV’s have a much shorter lifespan — 4-5 years. Since our former Sony was a true winner, I’m hoping for $1,000 this Sony stays the course.The only reason I gave this TV a 3 star rating is because I don’t see any big difference for being a 4K. I just assumed every station/channel would have a fabulous picture. It only happens when there is 4K broadcasting which is very limited. And because we don’t do gaming, paying for the 120 Hz speed was not money well spent. Sony always made a quality product. Everyone just has to evaluate what is important to them. Also, the salespeople insisted they don’t get the repair calls on Sony as the other brands–important for us.
It is an okay TV set, gaming performance is bad, and best viewed when in a low or non-lite room as the brightness level is too low. The audio is okay in a quiet setting but I recommend getting a soundbar.Color quality is great except when viewed at side angles beyond 30 degrees. Functions well with Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max. For an electrical outlet beyond 5-foot reach, you will need an extension cord. Do not apply any hard pressure against the screen as it may crack. This is why Vizio gives a warning about removal from the shipping carton. Construction is cheap therefore, avoid unnecessary collision or banging into the TV set. Priced a bit high and suggest looking for a better quality TV around the $500 range. The Vizio M-series Q6 43-inch from 2021 aka the 2022 model is better than this aka 2023 model. Using the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max, that Alexa has a difficult time with understanding when ask to search for website attacker tv.
I love this little tv! This tv does it all! The remote also synced with my firestick so I put that aside. Cool thing too, is the apple airplay. I can throw up my Xbox Game Pass from my IPhone and play it on my tv with my Xbox controller from my bed 😁 and or anything from my phone! Love it ❤️
Great with my stand
Jeff R. Granger
Value for the money is exceptional. Adding account information to all the apps is a bit more difficult than I had hoped, but once it is over, everything works great.
Love the price and love how well it works for my sons room.
Cleaned productNo missing partsNo broken parts
VIZIO SMART TV’s are my favorite because of the way the controls and operating system works. If the TV was off and then you turn on a device that is connected to your HDMI 1, the TV recognized it and turned it on too! My much older VIZIO TV has a great picture but it will get vertical white and horrible black out on the lower side of the screen if you turn it off. So, we leave it on 90% of the time. I’m returning this one because it is under Warranty but it has similar issues like vertical white lines and it doesn’t look as bad of you change the settings to darken the picture. It has vertical lines 100% of the time on lighter settings. This doesn’t mean that I won’t buy another VIZIO SMART TV.
The 1080P resolution does give a better picture than many other 32″ models that have 720P resolution. A good basic TV that has a composite input in case you have some older VCR or other equipment. Only has two HDMI inputs which might be a problem for some. More apps available for streaming than previous models. But sound quality is worse. A VIZIO 2.1-Channel Sound Bar with wireless Subwoofer, SB2021n-J6, improved the sound a lot. It was small enough to fit underneath the TV.
This was a gift for my mother. She was most impressed with the picture quality.
Great picture but very tinny annoying sound ( I set on styrofoam packing on counter in bathroom as no wall mounting available ). What external speakers & where can I buy to modify sound?
My RENEWED TV, came missing a screw for one of the legs. I went through the Amazon website, for support. Amazon informed me via the website, that they did not provide support for this issue. To contact Visio support. They provided me a link to Vizio. Vizio support contacted me several days later after I filled out all their forms online, to tell me that the TV is not under warranty as it was not purchased from the company that they sold the TV to. So I share this warning to be careful buying ‘renewed’ products as they may not have any support.The quality of the product was fine, beyond the missing item. But consider if you find you are missing the remote, or 1 leg of the TV . . . I did have the option to send it back, and you are free to do that too. Amazon will make good on that . . .
Bought for work
Nice picture good TV for the price
Arrived with broken screen.
I was looking for a nice yet budget friendly TV for my outdoor patio & chose this. I don’t like it and will return it. The features are nice but the picture just isn’t clear like I expected based on reviews. I have Samsung & LG’s in my home and this is by far no comparison. I’ll spend a little more for an upgrade. I’m going back to Samsung or LG so we can enjoy movies & sports clearly.
Good picture, great sound for a bedroom
In addiition, unless at eye level, viewer does not get a clear picture, otherwise picture quality is very good
D3Jai Off Grid and On the Road
After reading the reviews, I was a little skeptical that I would receive what I was anticipating. I ordered 2 of these Vizio Renewed Smart 40inch TV’s. Both arrived in original boxes, however one of them was wrapped in a thick bubble wrap, that very easily could have scratched the screen. Both were fully functional, and were in-fact, other than missing shipping foam, in like new condition. There were finger prints on the screen, that weren’t expected, however for the price, I really can’t complain. Both were very easy to set up. Would purchase again.
I have 5 VIZIOS and love them all. Great picture. However the sound on this one is off. If I change channales it might go loud or quieter.
please web search “add HBO to Visio Smartcast” to learn… if the video services provider you want to use hasn’t paid into the Visio scam, you CANNOT add the app!! Wish I knew this before buying this piece of junk. Now I have a 43″ TV that only gets Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. All the other pay services have to be viewed on other TVs.
TV showed up without power cord. Had to order one. Vizio is my go-to brand for ease of operation and features. Added a Vizio 2.0 sound bar for plug & play audio upgrade. Other than missing cord, I am very happy with my purchase and speed of shipping.
So far we’ve been in love with this TV. This was kind of a family splurge in response to extra money coming in but honestly it cost less than the 50″ I bought years ago, shhh. Its huge taking up majority of a wall (in a good way) but light enough me and my 5′ wife could lift it to the mount without too much effort. Read the instructions upon opening though. The box is a genius design wasted as we opened it like a book (in our defense it practically opened it self at barest pull on a seam).The brightness and the picture have been great with a certain glare that plagued our old tv not being a problem. The sound is so good that its rarely turned on. We had an existing LG soundbar and its own remote which no one bothers to keep up with so I stuck it in a drawer and haven’t been bothered to try and get it controlled some other way. On the rare occasion we sit down for a spectacle movie I may turn it on for more sub woofer bass but it mostly adds some depth.The software brings a tear to my eye, as a software developer watching the increasing software based world we live in becoming commoditized garbage that works properly so little that people have become used to it even in critical situations, in contrast this TV has been a dream. Responsive not buggy, but also thoughtfully engineered and ergonomically design for great user experiences. I chose it specifically for google tv because I trust no company to have microphones and internet connectivity in home without control (no you don’t have any even if they say you do and thats been proven repeatedly) but my 8% trust in google is higher than my 0% trust in Alexa. Plus I have a pixel phone so I can at least limit the number of companies listening to every word. Somehow Amazon still displays listings for things I mention to my wife in person when the microphone is supposedly disabled but I digress.We cut the cord over 5 years ago and it mostly means navigating simple ui to select apps whether on the TV itself or roku etc… This is streaming service management done right making it feel almost like these are channels just playing their whole catalog all the time. At Christmas its category on holiday movies pretty much presented every available holiday movie we could find with deep searching in the apps themselves. A few years ago we used an old laptop for playing PC games on the family TV but it was in the way and the fam rarely did anything with it if I wasn’t setting it up. I saw a steam app in the app store and installed it… then began playing all but the most graphically intense with an xbox controller bluetooth paired to the TV directly. The ones it can’t play are not even the TV’s fault its the network unable to handle the latency even with ethernet. No idea how successful using wireless would be but I imagine all the family and party games would be ok. Which brings me to the one and only con I can even reach for and it is a reach.Cons:Since phone apps usually require you to be on the same wifi as the device, even though the device is on ethernet on the same network, it won’t work with wifi turned off.The two biggest headaches aren’t even sony’s fault entirely (maybe not at all) since they are likely caused by the apps. With the the above even when wifi is on some apps seem to have trouble working properly with it mostly using ethernet. Google apps seems to work fine but I doubt it maintains a stable wifi connection when may be used for 1 second twice a day at best. The other issue is misbehaving apps (looking at you steam when I let my PC go to sleep you won’t let go of control while presenting a black screen). But in an seemingly obvious but apparently genius stroke, some buttons like power, settings, input and usually home work even when the thing appears locked up so I can hit settings go to apps and force stop the app in about 6 seconds. Our roku in similar situations may need the power cord yanked.The other change is in the previously unused, unwanted and seemingly redundant service of Stadia. Streaming games has latency issues and isn’t ready for primetime, but my xbox controller is already paired and I got months of free trial due to pixel phone and youtube music accounts I should fire it up out of boredom and mild curiosity right? Its not like I’m going to pay for another service, right? Especially for games when it can’t do VR and many of the games I play don’t work well for streaming due to latency so what would be the point… its just curiosity while its free… crap.
I have witnessed and can confirm all of the negative criticisms that other reviewers have listed. If you switch through channels too fast, the TV locks up. The minimal remote is paired to the TV, so when the TV freezes, all the useful buttons in the remote don’t do anything. For instance, access is lost to the menu that Picture, Audio, System, and Admin. So there’s no access to Rebooting the Vizio. And there’s no power button on the TV iteslf. The only option for restarting the TV is to disconnect the power cord for a few seconds and reconnecting it. Then the TV will reboot.In the process of rebooting, the Volume and Tone controls revert to some default values. If you look at their settings on the menu, it won’t look like anything has changed. But after a while, you realize there’s no treble. So you go back to the Audio settings, and just by nudging the Treble setting from 9 to 8, the audio suddenly fills with all the missing trebles. After rebooting, the Treble must have reset to Zero, but the Treble numerical-setting on the menu retains the position that it was set to before the TV froze. The first dozen times you’re forced to reboot, you’ll think you’re going deaf, until you finally learn that the TV resets its Treble to 0 when you reboot.There’s another audio setting named Lip Sync. The directions say it’s for synchronizing the audio to the video. I’ve never noticed that problem, but there is a different problem. I find the sound is best when I leave the TV’s loudspeakers turned on in addition to connecting its Audio Output to my stereo hifi, so as many speakers are playing as possible. Often, the internal speakers and the Audio Output signal are out-of-synch with the external speakers, and you have to play with this adjustment, maybe in 50 millisecond steps, until there’s no delay between the two audio signals. Why can’t they provide the same audio to the internal speakers and the external speakers?I’m annoyed that when I set the external speakers to “Variable,” the only thing that varies is the Volume. Neither the Bass, Treble, or Balance controls have any effect on the external speakers. This is absurd. So when you use external speakers, you cannot have any control on those three audio parameters.When I change channels, assuming it doesn’t crash, the TV emits a blast of loud volume for tenth of a second before it settles on the set-volume. What if the person next to you is napping?The TV is connected to the internet, so you’re getting all the services via the Vizio Universe. There are too many annoyances from the Vizio Universe for me to list here, and there are new ones all the time. It’s significant at which point of trying to get a show that the system fails, but no real explanation for any of them. Today, I suddenly can’t get any Pluto Network shows. I get their 3-dimensional logo, which should be the last step before a show starts running, but instead, their logo just plays and plays — which sometimes happens for a half a minute, but this time there’s no end in sight. All the other networks play. Is it a Pluto problem? A Vizio problem? Did the Vizio system make my TV freeze partially?By serving an individual stream to your individual TV, they can keep track of whether you need another commercial or not. They serve you a commercial, you change channels, they generally know that you’re due for a commercial, and you get another commercial anyway — which always begins from the beginning of the commercial, regardless if you changed channels and already saw half of the commercial. And if you try to look around to get a channel that doesn’t immediately begin with a commercial, the TV freezes up and you have to reboot. By the time the TV starts playing again, you’ve already missed the show you were originally watching when its commercial break finished because the rebooting took so long.During times of high viewership — like 8 PM, the TV freezing gets much more frequent. That proves that the Vizio Universe gets loaded down, which obviously results in this TV crashing more frequently. Also, consider a crummy channel like Star Trek The Next Generation All The Time Until You’ve Memorized Every Line From Every Episode. During the day, the picture is pretty good. During the evening, the picture is bad resolution, color washed out, and actually “snowy.” Apparently, the Vizio Universe can serve a channel to so many people at full quality, but if more people tune in than they’ve designed for, they have to cut back on video quality. Vizio could purchase more stream from Pluto, put they don’t think it’s worthwhile to buy enough capacity to cover Prime Time. And that problem appears in different ways around the Vizio Universe.The V435-JO1’s LCD contrast, colors, and details immediately begin to wash out when you’re not perpendicular to the center of the display. I thought that wasn’t a problem in the 21st Century anymore, but these must be especially cheap screens. So even if you’re planning on sticking with over-the-air broadcasts and your own video collection, and don’t plan on hooking up to the internet, then this still would be a poor choice for a display.I’m annoyed that with confirmation of tactile feedback from the remote control buttons, I frequently need to push a button twice or three times to get the desired action.I’m annoyed that when it’s really dark at night and I turn the assorted brightness controls down, the menu system remains at HIGH brightness. And if it’s really dark and then you change channels too quickly — aggravated by doing so during a high-viewership time period, then the TV gets stuck displaying the menuat high brightness, and you can’t even give up and turn over to go to sleep without getting up to unplug the TV first…
The tv is nice in many ways. Good size. Great value. Picture quality is great and it is a smart TV. Have had no issues streaming content. But it has to get a reboot very often due to a frozen screen. I’ve had the tv less then 2 months and have done the reboot about once a week sometimes more. I figure it is something wrong with my particular tv. I didn’t send back got busy and so I will reboot as needed. It’s not very difficult to do not does it take much time.
It keeps going back to this little screen at the top of the TV.You have to reset to factory to remedy it. It’s a real hassle.
disliked everything and have been an Amazon customer for a long time. I’m 75 years old and this situation has been very stressful to me.
I had an impromptu decision to buy a tv. I wasn’t planning onto buy one but Amazon had options of paying for my purchase in 12 months and less than a 100$ per month. It seemed like an amazing idea and so I decided to buy this tv.Moving on to the tv: The image is crisp and colors are amazing. I was using a Toshiba before which was just HD Tv. So for me it was a massive upgrade. I use it to play my PS and I am happy with the output.Sound: I have always used a soundbar with my tv. But I am happy with the sound output with this tv and won’t probably be buying a sound bar for this tv.Should you buy it? HELL YEAH. You will love it.If I am not happy or something major, I will update my review.
I really hate giving this tv 4 stars only reason I did was because it was damaged in shipping it has no reflection on the seller or the brand though… The tv was great! The picture was vibrant and beautiful but because the screen was unprotected in the box it became damaged while it shipped it looks like they put a box ontop of my tv screen and where the box sat there were two indents at each corner and it unfortunately damaged the pixels in that area.. So the picture had two tiny shadow spots where the dead pixels were .. Once I contacted Amazon about a refund or exchange it was hassle free … So my 4 star review is soley based off the fact that the product was damaged during shipping otherwise this is a 5 star tv… This was the second attempt at ordering a tv online my first try was with walmart and the tv was also damged during shipping…so I just feel like its best to maybe not order a tv online I ended up just going and getting one I was sad that they were out of the 43inch vizios though and ended up with some brand I never heard of before… This tv however had a beautiful picture and I loved the homescreen set up def recommend it
Nice and light weight. No browser. Great TV for price / quality.
Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha
I was skeptical (to say the least) about this purchase. I read some bad reviews and horror stories regarding delivery and warranty issues, but the price for this refurbished Vizio was too good to pass, and at $189 with the potential to have smart capabilities that included airplay 2, I decided it was worth taking a risk.The TV arrived by FedEx, not Amazon delivery, and was just tossed at my front lawn, not delivered at my front porch, but my fears were squashed as I opened a box to a beautiful new-looking TV. It was very safely packaged with plastic and foam and all the necessary safety measures.I plugged it in and everything else was pretty self-explanatory from there on. I read the manual quickly, but frankly, no need to.The TV updates it self with upgrades as soon as you plug it in and do it’s initial configuration, so please let it run its course because it’s vital for its performance. And what a performance!! I paid $189 bucks for a four year old TV that runs like a brand new 2020 TV with all its capabilities, including Siri and HomeKit.Once you update the software, the Tv becomes a smart tv that is able to operate with Siri, Alexa, and Google assistant, not to mention it already has Airplay 2, and Chromecast also configured out of the box! The TV comes with smart cast, which is its own hub of apps for streaming of contents (sort of like firestick or Apple TV), and watch free, where you can watch tv for free!It’s a no brainer, the picture quality is incredible, especially considering at this value for your money. Vizio smart tv is a must buy of any kind, but my advice is: why spend a fortune on something you can get for a lot less and just upgrade? I am a satisfied customer!
M. C. Stewart
We have had the TV and soundbar bundle for over a week and are happy with it so far. We purchased the bundle from Amazon, including the VIZIO SB3621n-F8M 36″ 2.1 Channel Sound Bar System (2018 Model). The TV is solid and enjoyable for the price. One complaint: you cannot add new apps beyond the pre-installed “core” apps (for example, you cannot add Disney+ to the TV). Vizio’s solution is to allow you to cast almost any mobile app from your smart phone using the V-series’ built-in Chromecast feature (no dongle needed, Chromecast is built right in). I suppose this is sensible, so Vizio doesn’t have to constantly try to support an infinite number of apps on the TV, which would invariable raise their TV prices a bit.The bundle is a good option, to avoid potential compatability and connectivity issued, which we previously had trying to mate a variety of soundbars to our LG smart tv. Vizio has made it quite simple, and the Vizio tv remote controls the soundbar automatically. The sound bar and included wireless subwoofer have good sound for the price and are quite easy to set up. So far, so good.
Great picture and price. Not sure i like the smart setup. I am used to an amazon fire tv. But i do like that it has their own watchfree vizio app where theres tons of movies and shows. I dont think i can get Disney+ it has all the apps already loaded on it.
I have been a Visio customer for years. Literally every TV in my house is Vizio. This review is not directed at Vizio, it is directed at how bad this TV is. They’ve always been my favorite brand of TV until this one arrived.Within a week we have been having issues with the sound from the TV. This has been ongoing for the last 3 months. To fix it you have to unplug the power cable from the back of the TV and wait 30min to an hour for it to work again. We have to do this about once a week.Without a doubt the most annoying and worst implemented feature of this TV is the Chromecast. This device freezes about every day. Initially when we got it the Chromecast worked for about a month with no issues. Every time you call tech support they tell you to factory rest the whole TV. I have done this 9 times and they refuse to do anything else to fix this. Since it first started freezing it now will do it consistently every single day. Again, just like the sound the only fix is to unplug the power cable wait 30min to an hour and then plug it back in. The factory reset has never worked for longer than an hour and I would not recommend it because of how long it takes you to login to each app again. Unplugging the power cord will get you a whole day before it freezes again.I have spent more time with this TV turned off trying to fix the issues with it than I have with it working. I would highly advise you buy a different Vizio TV because this one is basically garbage after a month of use. I am going to see if support will exchange this TV and I will update my review if the one they send me works better.
My original version of this TV died–all vertical lines. But we loved it so we bought the newest model. The original of this TV had a superior user interface than an older version at a larger size. THIS version has taken a very easy user interface for things like turning closed captioning and how it is displayed and made it nigh impossible to use. There are several ways to engage it, but none seem to result in actually turning them on. That is one example of several. The new remote is weird, overly sensitive, and not intuitive.The picture is fabulous. If the interface had not been designed along the Microsoft model of changing to say we changed and not to actually improve things or make things less of a cognitive challenge, I’d give it 5 stars.I, like many, work all day doing complex and challenging tasks. All I want from my TV is to actually turn on the cc when I hit the button, or go through the menu, or select it when the bottom of the screen options present. I think that is a small thing to ask.
Donna Loves Reviews
Great Tv! Very pleased with this item and am happy that I made the purchase. Received exactly as described. Does what the product description has written about the item. Would purchase this item again and would also recommend to others. I purchased 2 of them and we have had no problems with them at all. They are almost a year old and still work like the day we received them. When we moved into our new home last year our bedroom did not have a cable outlet so, we were going to call the cable company to have one installed and in the guest room. I searched on Amazon for a Tv that would not take up the whole bedroom but big enough to watch some movies. In my search, this item stood out to me the most and the reviews were more than helpful. Being this was our first Smart Tv, we enjoyed the features so much that we never did add cable in our bedroom. We also purchased a 60-inch Vizio for our living room because we liked this one so much.The applications on this Tv are perfect for us and we even joined a few that they offer such as Hulu. Some of the apps that we enjoy are Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. I love that I get to watch all my favorite YouTube videos in the comfort of my own bedroom. Another nice feature is if I start watching a video or a movie in the living room, I can finish it in the bedroom later when the kids go to bed. The second TV we purchased was set up in our guest room since we have many friends and family that come and vacation with us. It is nice to have this TV for our guests, makes them feel right at home.Installing the Tv is very easy to do. When you first start your Tv a setup menu will walk you through the installation process and you can choose your preferences. Since this is a Smart Tv, you will be able to use all the apps through Wi-Fi, having high speed internet will help the movies stream faster without timing out. I would recommend getting a high-speed internet plan because we did have problems connecting and once we upgraded, not a single problem after that. Hooking cable to the Smart Tv is the same as any other tv, in our living room we have cable connected to our large smart tv. We then have the option of watching cable or using our Wi-Fi to watch Netflix instead of HBO on cable. The other thing we did was purchase an antenna for our bedroom and hooked it up to this Smart Tv so that we could get local channels.Since this Tv is so light, it is also very portable. You can very easily move it from room to room if you wanted too. And because of its light weight it is easy to find a spot for it. In our bedroom, we installed an acrylic shelf and put the Tv on top of it. It looks great and has held up well on the shelf.
Great 43′ TV Overall, the controls are super, the picture quality is superb and I have not noticed any lag. While it won’t play all my files via USB, no TV regardless of price seems to be able to. I’ve plugged in an android box and that’s taken care of the problem effectively.I dropped a star only because the speakers could be better. I know this is a common problem with all modern TV’s. I plugged in a nice set of computer speakers with a large sub using a Y cable and the two white/yellow audio ports and it is an awesome set up now, well worth the price. I had heard the TV speakers drop out a few times and I am very grateful to already have peripheral speakers available. I turned off the TV speakers and I’m good now. I guess VIZIO expects you to do this when one buys a 43′ TV, and doesn’t spend a lot of resources on the internal speakers, but still… NOT COOL – YOU LOSE ONE STAR!
This reivew is for the VIZIO 50″ Smart TV.I’m pleased with the picture quality of this TV, and I love the smart TV functions. Netflix is just a touch of a button, and I felt free to give my ROKU to my husband for his not-smart TV. I was hoping for a bit more chance at selecting apps that I wanted to use- it’s not nearly the range that ROKU has, but all the main ones were present. CrunchyRoll was the one that I was hoping to see, and Cinema Now, but they are not listed as being available. Amazon Prime, Netflix, Vudu, Fandango and several more were though – ALL the main ones. I do have an Android box I can use to get Crunchyroll, it has several HDMI ports to connect any sort of console to, either Android or gaming.Set up was easy. I used a wired connection on mine- it comes with both an Ethernet port AND wireless capability. The remote came with batteries, and that’s needed once the TV is in place and turned on. The remote is very easy to use and intuitive. I’m using Comcast, and it had an inlet for the cable, and it scanned and found all channels easily.The sound quality is what I did not expect to be as good. I thought surely I’d have to plug it up to a sound system to get good quality sound, but it’s really fine just the way it is.It comes with legs if you want to stand it on something, but I also bought this mount: Mounting Dream MD2268-LK Tilting Mount for 42-Inch to 70-Inch Samsung, Sony, Vizio, LG, Sharp TVs with VESA 600x400mm, Black which it fits just fine. My husband was able to install it by himself, it was heavy but it wasn’t so heavy he needed help. Stronger men will be able to lift the 50″ with no problems.The only problem/issue I’ve had was that at first I could not figure out how to get to the APPs other than the ones with buttons on the remote. There is a user manual that I was able to access from the TV and that information was in it – the remote has a button with 2 pretty big sillver DOWN looking arrows, that’s what you press to get to the apps. The only app that it had, that did not seem to work, was TWITTER.It pays to spend some time exploring the remote. Menus let you change the lighting and other setting. For instance, you can run regular lighting, vivid, callibrated, ect.Update 5/12/2016 Figured out that firmware updates are automatic, but the TV has to be powered OFF for them to install. Cinema Now IS scheduled to be included in an update. As best I can tell, my system is a update behind. I’m trying to force one by going to system, and then system check, and leaving the TV off for a while. My TV has been on almost constantly- I’ll update again as/ when my firmware update is applied.Update 6/8/2014 Still no CinemaNow, but Fandango and Vudu are available.