Manufacturer: Vizio Part number: M321i-A2
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- Average user rating: 3.5 stars out of 3 reviews
- The VIZIO Internet Apps Plus is easier to use than ever. Its newly expanded apps library is your gateway to a virtually limitless world of the best streaming content, from hit movies and TV shows to music and more, while an updated user interface features full-screen searching to make the most ingenious Smart TV platform intuitively simple. The new VIZIO ... Read more
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Amazing Picture. Cheap remote. Not for gaming.
by Casey-UK on January 16, 2014
Pros: Amazing picture quality
Incredibly thin bezel
Amazing feature set at this price
Sound quality is OK, loud enough
Cons: Remote itself is cheaply made
Problems with playing games
Summary: This is a joy to watch, but painful to use. The upside is I've never seen a picture this good in this price range--better than even higher cost models. ...
Summary: This is a joy to watch, but painful to use. The upside is I've never seen a picture this good in this price range--better than even higher cost models. The downside is the remote control, and the unit's slow response time to the remote control. Apparently Vizio decided to make the best possible screen, and cut costs everywhere else.
And don't lose the remote--there isn't even an on/off button on the unit--it's a screen with an incredibly thin bezel on a reasonably strong stand, period. The remote will not work at all beyond about 5 feet away. This is doubly frustrating because the response is slow even when you are in range--it's sometime difficult to tell if the unit is just taking time to respond or simply didn't get the remote signal.
The remote itself is cheaply made, and I found myself repeatedly pressing buttons just to do one thing. The remote is back-lit, so you can see what you're doing in the dark--a nice idea, except you have to press a button to get the light to turn on--which means pointing away from the unit to press a button just to get the back light, then pressing the button you actually want.
The physical set-up of the unit is a bit labor-intensive--once you figure out how to attach the stand, i.e., you have to turn the unit on its face (I did this on a bed) then attach the stand--the unit is not heavy, but still awkward to deal with.
The Remote has 3 buttons dedicated to NETFLIX, AMAZON, and something called MGO. Using a button in the center of the remote brings up all the wireless content providers--assuming you're setup with your WiFi source, which did not take me long, and was no more complicated than setting up a Roku box.
Occasionally on boot-up the unit will display "looking for updates." This may mean it could add digital sources at sometime in the future...maybe. For now the options are: Netflix, Facebook, Rhapsody, MGO, YouTube, Yahoo sports, Vudu, Yahoo profile, Yahoo weather, Yahoo news, flickr, Yahoo finances, HuluPlus, Twitter, and WebVideos.
YouTube videos have a neat function--instead of using the unit's search function, you can find the YouTube video you want on your PC, then type a series of numbers, and the TV will play whatever it is you have on your PC. I have not been able to get similar function from the other available sources.
The sound quality is OK, loud enough, but no low end. You'll want some kind of external sound system for any immersive experience.
Lastly, I had problems with the unit playing games--there is a noticeable lag in response to the game controller--the screen doesn't tear, ghost, or judder, it just doesn't respond in true real-time. This is not a problem with any other viewing except gaming. I can't recommend for gaming.
For one of the best pictures with a built-in "Roku" capability at this price point, this is it. For the worst interface, this is also it. I haven't had it long enough to know about reliability--I fear the remote will not last long--even one drop on the floor would finish it off. I gave it 5 stars because what it does do well is does very well-- I just accepted the slow interface and cheap remote.
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4 out of 4 users found this user opinion helpful.
Incredible Value and Performance for the Money !!!
by ATLANTAgeek on July 22, 2013
Pros: ~ Incredible Picture Quality.
~ Beautiful colors & inky blacks
~ Strong App Suite that runs relatively well
~ Priced FAR cheaper than other comparable units
~ Very slim bezel design
~ Backlit Remote Control
Cons: ~ NO APP on Android or iPhone market to control this unit with !?!?!
~ Only ONE button on back of TV for power and input. (no volume, channel, menu)
~ Without remote you lose control of TV
~ There is no type of connectivity to GOOGLE
Summary: I bought the Vizio 1080p 120hz Razor LED Smart TV for my bedroom. Overall this TV is extremely impressive. Vizio had nailed the presentation of this unit head on. TV ...
Summary: I bought the Vizio 1080p 120hz Razor LED Smart TV for my bedroom. Overall this TV is extremely impressive. Vizio had nailed the presentation of this unit head on. TV picture quality is excellent in basically all available resolutions but looks incredibly sharp in its native 1080p. Menus and transitions work very well and just a few lock ups (so far) with the various media applications.
My main problem with this unit is that it lacks the proper device drivers and Android / iPhone applications to allow for connectivity and interaction through a smart phone or tablet.
Given that we ALL paid good money for these products, not just the Sony devices of which it is only available for, we should all have access to a usable app for our smart phones and tablets. This is one of many reasons why we decided to buy this model in the first place ! Vizio Via, Yahoo, Google Play, Android and Sony need to up there game and come together on making this work for EVERYONE. You guys stand at the foot of ACTUALLY changing the way we view & interact with our Televisions for the first Real time since it was originally made available. Lets work together to make this experience enjoyable for everyone who buys these products and trusts in the names of companies that provide these services.
Overall this 32 inch Vizio M-Series Razor 1080p / 120 hz is an incredible value for the money. When you compare the other similar units, you can quickly see it is a must buy if you are in the market for a new TV for any reason.
2 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
You get what you pay for.
by morocco2126 on September 11, 2013
Pros: It only costs $379.99
I like the look of the TV and the stand.
Cons: Horrible for watching football games on.
The motion blur was very noticeable.
Poor picture quality.
Summary: If your not looking to spend much money than buy this but I recommend spending more money and getting a nicer Samsung, Sony, or LG TV instead,they might cost ...
Summary: If your not looking to spend much money than buy this but I recommend spending more money and getting a nicer Samsung, Sony, or LG TV instead,they might cost more but they are much better TVs.
- Manufacturer: Vizio
- Part number: M321i-A2
- Description: The VIZIO Internet Apps Plus is easier to use than ever. Its newly expanded apps library is your gateway to a virtually limitless world of the best streaming content, from hit movies and TV shows to music and more, while an updated user interface features full-screen searching to make the most ingenious Smart TV platform intuitively simple. The new VIZIO M-Series is loaded with advanced technologies that push LCD brilliance to new heights. Innovations like Razor LED with Smart Dimming, 1080p Full HD, 10M: 1 dynamic contrast ratio and a faster refresh rate bring a state-of-the-art viewing experience to life right on your screen.
- TV type LED-LCD
- Screen size 32 in
- Viewing angle 178 degrees
- Viewing angle (vertical) 178 degrees
- Connectivity Wi-Fi,
- Smart TV Yes
- Internet streaming services Vizio Internet Apps Plus,
Amazon Instant Video,
- TV features DLNA,
Ambient light sensor (ALS)
- Backlight technology LED backlight technology
- Backlight type (LED) Edge-lit with smart dimming
- Native resolution 1920 x 1080
- Resolution 1080p
- Dynamic contrast ratio 10000000:1
- Refresh rate 120 Hz
- Aspect ratio 16:9
- Response time (ms) 6.5 ms
- Brightness 300 cd/m2
- TV tuner presence Yes
- Digital TV tuner ATSC
- Analog TV tuner NTSC
- Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
- Surround mode Yes
- Sound effects DTS StudioSound,
- Total output power 10 Watt
- HDMI ports qty 3
- Input/Output connections 1 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side,
1 x Composite video input (RCA phono) - Side,
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Side,
2 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear,
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear,
1 x Audio line-out (RCA phono x 2) - Rear,
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Rear,
1 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
- Video interface HDMI,
- Closed captioning Yes
- Menu language French,
- Type Universal remote control
- Features Back-lit,
- Service & support 1 year warranty
- Service & support details Limited warranty - Parts and labor - 1 year
Stands & Mounts
- Stand included Included
- Stand design Tabletop
- Flat panel mount interface 100 x 100 mm
- Power device Power supply
- Power device nominal voltage AC 120 V
- Power consumption operational 35.01 Watt
- ENERGY STAR version 6.0
Dimensions & Weight
- Dimensions (WxDxH) 28.61 in x 7.46 in x 18.82 in - With stand
- Weight 18.53 lbs
Dimensions & Weight (Shipping)
- Width 35 in
- Depth 5.4 in
- Height 20.6 in
- Weight 23.1 lbs
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
Edge-lit with smart dimming,
EPA Energy Star
Edge-lit with smart dimming,
EPA Energy Star