VIZIO M60-C3 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

VIZIO M60-C3 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

The VIZIO M60-C3 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV comes with an impressive array of features and specification which will not disappoint, given the price.

With its spatial up scaling engine upping High Definition resolutions to near Ultra High Definition quality, Full Array Backlighting, Pure Pixel Processing Engine, to mention but a few of this set’s impressive features, this 4K television certainly packs a hefty punch.

Important Features

The following are some of the features available on this 4K LED television:

  • Different Picture Setting Modes (Vivid, Game Mode, Computer, Standard, Calibrated, Calibrated Dark, Color temp choices)
  • Reduced judder setting
  • Black levels and contrast
  • 720 Clear Action Rate
  • 120 Effective Refresh Motion Lag
  • Side Angle Viewing Quality
  • Light Flowthrough Extreme
  • Internet

Features

As with all the VIZIO sets, the M-Series brings affordability whilst jam packed with features. This 60” beast with a sexy frame bezel of just over 6mm, comes with 32 active dimming zones incorporated into its Full Array LED Backlighting, ensuring the inkiest blacks and enhanced contrast.

An Effective Refresh Rate of 120 and Clear Action Rate of 720 ensure the smoothest, judder-free action sequences and sports programming. It’s worth noting however that the Reduce Judder setting is set to 50% on all the preset modes and might be worth turning off depending on the type of program you wish to watch.

Accessing the thousands of internet apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and streaming HD movies could not be any easier using the V6 processor Quad Core GPU with a Dual Core CPU, all via an 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi.

The screen’s semi-matte finish does help eliminate potential glare, although this can affect side angle viewing adversely with reduced color saturation and contrast.

Another interesting effect produced by the 32 dimming zones is the on-screen window and room lighting effects, which some say almost makes the image look 3-dimensional although some enthusiasts believe this results in a less realistic image.

Although this LED television comes with a default picture setting of Vivid, like all quality LED televisions, it is worth considering calibrating the display settings to get the best out of this set.

Pros

  • Image Quality, sharpness, enhanced edges
  • V6 Processor Quad Core GPU coupled with a Dual Core CPU for superior internet performance
  • Little Gaming Input Lag
  • Light Flowthrough and Color
  • 5 HDMI inputs
  • Cost
  • Side Angle Viewing Contrast and Color Loss within acceptable levels

Cons

  • Enhanced Image edge and virtual artifacts
  • At times, despite using the reduce judder setting, the display still produces over-clarified pictures
  • Does not come with 3D compatibility
  • No internet browser
  • Without the browser, the QWERTY keyboard is pointless
  • Turning off Reduce Judder results in noticeable motion lag/judder

Summary

At a price averaging less than $1300, you’ll be hard pressed to find another 60” 4K UHD television packed with the same features for a similar price as the VIZIO M60-C3 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV.

Even though there might be a couple of minor drawbacks, no 3D support as an example (although one could argue this feature loses its novelty after a while), the positives far outweigh the negatives.

Whilst this might not be the absolute best flat screen TV on the market, its affordability, picture quality and jam packed features, certainly makes it a good contender.

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