- Robert Wiley, 2017-02-27
This 80-inch monster of an LED TV is the largest screen in the updated M series for 2014. The M801i-A3 is basically the same TV that we saw last year, but without any sort of 3D playback. Vizio opted out of 3D playback on their 2014 models to focus on picture quality and make the value even stronger. Smaller TVs in the M series this year have full array LED backlighting. It's a bit disappointing to return to the Razor LED from last year that doesn't perform as well when it comes to screen uniformity. The retail price for the M801i is $3,299.99.Read more
- David Katzmaier , 2017-02-19
THE GOOD The affordable Vizio M series has excellent overall picture quality that competes well against even more expensive TVs. It can handle both high-dynamic-range formats. The remote is a fully functional Android tablet. The Google Cast system offers more apps and frequent updates than many dedicated smart-TV systems.
THE BAD Using the tablet for settings and streaming apps is often more of a hassle than traditional onscreen menus. No built-in tuner, so you can't watch over-the-air antenna broadcasts unless you attach a separate tuner.
THE BOTTOM LINE Despite the inconvenience of its tablet-based menus and apps, the Vizio M series' excellent image quality and value make it a top choice for the price.Read more