With quantum dot colour, the Vizio M-Series significantly outperforms.
The only less expensive V-Series in terms of picture quality.
Little has changed since the previous version, however new features.
Like eARC and FreeSync are now available on some models.
Vizio M-Series: Holistic Review
It didn’t take long for my suspicions from my assessment of the Vizio V5-Series to be confirmed:
The little more expensive M-Series Quantum gives a much better picture.
Although it is far from flawless, the colour accuracy.
And screen uniformity much surpasses those of the V-Series.
The M-Series Quantum is the Vizio model to choose from if you’re looking for a mid-range TV.
Skip a few lunches to accumulate the additional money.
Vizio M-Series: Design And Characteristics
The 55-inch class model M55Q6 from the M-Series.
Which I tested, is a 60Hz, 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD), 10-bit TV.
Array backlighting is available, although zone dimming is not available until MQ7 models (then you get up to 32 zones).
Accurate colour is achieved with quantum dots, and HDR games are given new life.
With sufficient peak brightness.
Although the M-Series aren’t the lightest TVs available, they lean in that direction.
The item was straightforward to remove from the box.
And to hold in a position upside down while I screwed in the two legs.
You can easily put it up by yourself if you have a reasonable level of ability.
If you’re cautious and use the appropriate hardware.
It Is Lightweight!
It’s also lightweight enough for wall mounting even without running into a stud at 29.39 pounds.
A 300mm x 200mm VESA mount point was present on my device.
Analog audio and component/composite video are among the small.
But more than sufficient, several ports that the M55Q6 provides.
There are three HDMI 2.1 connectors available, one of which supports.
FreeSync, and variable frame rate. Additionally aboard are optical S/PDIF, coax (for antenna or cable), and ethernet.
The Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n, and Bluetooth 5.0 is supported.
Voice-activated remote control and smart home connectivity via Google Assistant.
Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa are additional capabilities.
All of the popular HDR formats, including HDR10, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and HLG, are supported by this TV.
Models of the MQ6 series range in size from 43 inches ($400) to 75 inches ($1,000).
At the time of writing, the $580 55-inch model is under review.
The 70-inch ($1,200) and 75-inch ($1,400) variants of the MQ7-series are readily accessible.
These provide local dimming zones together with significantly more accurate colour and more brightness.
Although the MQ7-series TVs are still 60Hz TVs, FreeSync Premium.
(supporting low-latency standard dynamic range) is also a prerequisite.
Remote And Interface!
Vizio’s SmartCast user interface is one of the company’s TVs’ key selling points.
It performs a fantastic job of providing and arranging all kinds of content.
In addition, it’s the only interface I’m aware of that incorporates all.
Of the aforementioned information in the channel guide.
A function is typically only available for OTA (over-the-air) and curated programming.
Speaking of which, Vizio offers a tonne of free content for viewing, much like other manufacturers.
When I saw the most current M-Series, I was overcome with a severe sense of déjà vu.
I couldn’t tell if the image has changed at all from the 2019 version.
More specifically, it implies that image processing is mediocre.
The colour is fantastic, and there is sufficient brightness to display HDR material.
The M-Series struggles with motion correction and, strangely enough.
HDR’s oversaturated reds.
For the former, Vizio merely chooses not to implement it, and for the latter.
It most likely comes down to processing power.
The gold and red in our Rio video’s parade scene with the enormous gold.
And red dragon tended to blend in an unattractive way.
Although it was superior to the V-Series, Vizio needs to improve it.
Most content and movies are displayed to good advantage on the M-Seriesexceptof shimmer and moiré.
Which are apparent but not overly so.
Vizio M-Series: Final Verdict!
Although the image isn’t perfect, it’s nice considering the cost.
One Vizio bug I had forgotten about was uncovered when testing the DLNA/mass-media playback app.
Only NTFS media can be read; exFAT media cannot.
In addition, Vizio has significantly enhanced the app over the past few years.
The UI is still basic (i.e., DOS-like), but it flawlessly played all of my test films.
In long-term testing, Sony’s A90J was unable to accomplish it.
Having just examined the Vizio V5-Series, I can categorically advise against purchasing it in favour of the M-Series.
The colour is significantly better, but the uniformity of the screen is also a lot better.
The M-Series had a somewhat wide ideal viewing angle and nearly no clouding.
In contrast to the V-Series’ clouding concerns and extremely restricted off-axis viewing angles.
Avoid the V-Series and get the M-Series if you’re seeking Vizio.
The M’s are only somewhat more expensive ($50 to $100), but the difference in visual quality is astounding.
Beyond that, the image is identical to the previous model.
Which you might find bargains on if you’re not interested in eARC.
(for uncompressed 7.1 surround sound) or FreeSync (for gaming).