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Vizio E601i-A3

Vizio E601i-A3
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Vizio E500i-A1

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Vizio M551d-A2R

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Price $699 to $849 at 2 stores $899 to $1,525 at 5 stores $729 to $838 at 2 stores $509 to $749 at 6 stores $999 to $1,152 at 3 stores
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 4 reviews 3.0 stars out of 10 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 5.0 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews
Release date November 12, 2012 October 02, 2012 November 15, 2012 November 15, 2012 June 04, 2013
The Bottom Line The Vizio E601i-A3 is the best value yet among big-screen LED TVs. The Vizio E series offers picture quality nearing the more expensive M series and is a very good choice if you value its Smarts and styling. The Vizio E series offers picture quality nearing the more expensive M series and is a very good choice if you value its Smarts and styling. The Vizio M-Series offers a potent combination of excellent design, decent picture quality, and a pocket-friendly price.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
PC interface Info unavailable VGA (HD-15)
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Pixel response time Info unavailable 4 ms
6.5 ms
8 ms
5 ms
Internet streaming services Info unavailable Netflix
Vudu
Hulu Plus
Pandora
YouTube
Facebook
Flickr
Twitter
Netflix
Amazon Video
Vudu
Hulu Plus
Pandora
Facebook
YouTube
Rhapsody
Twitter
Netflix
Hulu Plus
Vudu
Skype
Pandora
Facebook
YouTube
Twitter
Vizio Internet Apps Plus
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video
MGO
Hulu Plus
Vudu
Facebook
FlixFling
YouTube
Pandora
iHeartRadio
Rhapsody
Flickr
Fandago
Crackle
Widescreen modes Cinema Zoom
16:9
Conventional 4:3
Just Scan
Set by Program
Zoom
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Addtional features Triple XD Engine
Intelligent Sensor
Picture Wizard II
Clear Voice II
Slim & Narrow Design
Simplink
Ultra thin design
SRS StudioSound HD
SRS TruVolume
Ambient light sensor (ALS)
Mercury Free
DLNA
Ambient light sensor (ALS)
HDMI-ARC
HDMI-CEC
Mercury Free
Slim frame design
SRS StudioSound
SRS StudioSound HD
SRS TruVolume
Ambient light sensor (ALS)
Mercury Free
DLNA
Ambient light sensor (ALS)
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Total output power 20 Watt
20 Watt
30 Watt
16 Watt
15 Watt
LED backlight type Edge-lit
Edge-lit
Info unavailable Direct with local dimming
Edge-lit with smart dimming
Display format 1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
Image aspect ratio 16:9
16:9
Info unavailable 16:9
16:9
Refresh rate Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 120 Hz
240 Hz
HDMI ports qty 2
4
4
4
4
Diagonal size 55 in
60 in
55 in
50 in
55 in
LCD backlight technology LED Backlight technology
LED Backlight technology
LED backlight technology
LED backlight
LED backlight technology
Supported DTV resolutions 720p
1080p
1080i
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 15 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 8 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 15 Watt
Dynamic contrast ratio 4000000:1
1000000:1
2000000:1
2000000:1
10000000:1
TV tuner presence Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Video interface HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
ENERGY STAR version Info unavailable 5.3
6.0
5.3
6.0
Connectivity protocols Info unavailable Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Dimensions (WxDxH) 49.7 in x 13.0 in x 32.8 in - With stand
54.13 in x 11.02 in x 33.51 in - With stand
48.8 in x 3.8 in x 28.8 in - Without stand
44.56 in x 10.36 in x 28.08 in - With stand
48.61 in x 10.12 in x 30.56 in - With stand
Weight 55.56 lbs
61.73 lbs
42.1 lbs
42.95 lbs
50.11 mg
Input/Output connections 2 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear
1 x Composite video/audio input - Rear
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear
1 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear
1 x Composite video / component video input
1 x VGA input (RCA phono x 3) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 input (RCA phono x 2) - Bottom
1 x Digital audio output (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)) - Bottom
1 x Analog audio output (RJ-45) - Bottom
(TOSLINK) - Bottom
(19 pin HDMI Type A) - Bottom
(19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
(4 pin USB Type A) - Side
(RCA phono x 2) - Side
(Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3)
1 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
1 x Audio output (RCA phono x 2)
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Bottom
1 x USB (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Side
1 x Audio output (RCA phono x 2) - Side
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Bottom
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Bottom
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3)
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x SPDIF output (TOSLINK)
1 x Audio line-out (RCA phono x 2)
Manufacturer warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Digital TV tuner Info unavailable Info unavailable ATSC
Info unavailable ATSC
HDCP compatible Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Surround mode Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound effects Virtual Surround Mode
SRS StudioSound
SRS TruSurround HD
SRS StudioSound
SRS TruSurround HD
SRS StudioSound
SRS TruSurround HD
DTS StudioSound
DTS TruSurround
DTS TruVolume
3D technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Product type LED-LCD
LED-LCD
LED-LCD
LED-LCD
LED-LCD
Brightness Info unavailable 350 cd/m2
Info unavailable 350 cd/m2
350 cd/m2
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