Vizio M-Series Quantum 4K UHD smart TV review: Great color, good features, moderate HDR

    Vizio’s M-Series Quantum is a kind of extra reasonably priced TVs with excellent coloration that I’ve been warning Samsung and Sony about. It delivers superb picture high quality, particularly for the worth (at press time, the 65-inch-class M658-G1 I reviewed was going for $748 at Amazon), although HDR isn’t fairly as spectacular as it’s on the competing Hisense H8F. Also, for some purpose, Vizio doesn’t supply movement compensation or Bluetooth.

    Regardless, this is a wonderful TV for the cash, and it must be on each finances shopper’s quick listing.

    Design and specs

    The M-Series Quantum has a skinny bezel, although it’s not bezel-less as Vizio’s web site signifies. The decision is 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels), and the mannequin I examined was a 65-inch class (64.5-inches measured diagonally). The unit is roughly 2.4 inches thick (simply shy of 11-inches deep with the toes hooked up) and weighs in at proper round 52 kilos. Wall-mounting is through an built-in 400mm x 200mm VESA attachment level.

    Vizio talks a couple of 120Hz efficient refresh price, however the {hardware} refresh price is definitely 60Hz. There’s a layer of quantum dots which might be accountable for the excellent coloration, and the TV runs Vizio’s personal SmartSolid working system, which features a well-designed distant management app for Android and iOS, for those who don’t thoughts creating an account to make use of it. At one level, Vizio tried ditching remotes and did loads of good work on mentioned app.

    All the most well-liked streaming channels—together with YouTube and Netflix—are onboard, so don’t let the proprietary OS throw you. Nearly all of the regular good TV perks can be found, together with a curated set of web TV channels (WatchFree), Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant assist, mirroring of gadgets, and so forth.  Apple AirPlay 2 and Chromecast streaming are supported as nicely. 

    The M658-G1 has no built-in DLNA shopper; Samsung, LG, and others do. Plex is obtainable for streaming from NAS bins and the like. More on that in a bit.


    The M658-G1 has all the same old ports. The HDMI is 2.0b and HDCP 2.2 is supported.

    The ports residing on the again of the unit embody two HDMI 2.0b, optical digital audio output, analog RCA audio output, coaxia, and ethernet dealing with downward. A USB port, two HDMI ports, and composite inputs face to the facet. Smart of Vizio to make the least everlasting connections the simplest to get to. There’s an 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter onboard, however there’s no Bluetooth radio, so neglect wi-fi headphones and the like. 

    Interface and distant

    Vizio apologized for his or her bundled standalone distant, however I wasn’t certain why. It’s betterr-looking than most, and suitably minimalist. True, it’s topped by promoting/streaming shortcuts, however that’s par for the course with even top-tier remotes lately. And for those who occur to make use of these companies, they’re very helpful. 

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