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Could you by chance post the calibrated settings for this series? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

If the settings happen to appear in the screenshots then you can grab them there. Otherwise I don’t post specific settings, only the most accurate modes. Variations between individual products mean my settings are just as likely to make your TV worse instead of better and so I don’t publish them for that reason.


If you had to choose between this TV and the Samsung
UN40F6300 which one would you choose?


Is there no response because the answer is obvious? It isn’t to me…the Samsung has a beautiful picture but its much more expensive. The Vizio has a nice picture, and I prefer the design aesthetics of the case, not that that really matters so much. Samsung is a great name, but even though Vizio started off as an off-brand, I must say that the picture quality looks better than some of the higher end brands in the stores. But I wonder if that is due to calibration/store demo settings, or if they really are as nice as they look. Could… Read more »

I haven’t reviewed the Samsung and I don’t like to offer an opinion where it’s only based on what I can read and not real-world experience. If someone else has experience with both, I hope they can chime in.

I have the Vizio M401-a3… I also checked out the Samsungs prior to purchase, but in the end the Vizio just out performed & out priced the competition. I LOVE my Vizio


Greetings! I own this model, and I often notice static-like movement or a “jumping lines” effect on things like: hair, ties w/ patterns, trees, grass, the outside of buildings (I.E. the intro scene to The Dark Knight) etc. I notice mostly while watching TV and Blu Rays (via PS4) but not as much while watching Netflix (via the TV’s Netflix App.) Could it be because of the refresh rate that I NOW know is a true 60hz, or because of the PS4? How close is the “effective rate” of 120hz to a panel of 120hz? Thanks a lot for your… Read more »

Jumping lines sounds more like a scaling issue. Are you certain it is seeing a 1080p signal instead of a 720p signal? The effective 120Hz is done using a scanning backlight. This won’t really reduce motion blur like a true 120Hz panel can, and it won’t let you do true 24p playback or frame interpolation. It’s better than a normal 60Hz panel, but fewer and fewer displays now are regular panels without any backlight tricks.

For the PS4 I really can’t comment there as I’ve yet to test one out. Sorry about that.


Chris I captured the settings from your screen shots I own the m 50 vizio I assume the calibration would be similar thanks

Actually those are more likely to cause you issues than to improve your picture. If you read the article I did about it here:


You’ll see that even with the exact same model TV you can find issues when copying settings. Each display is different and so it just doesn’t work. Using the same color temperature preset (Warm, for example) is OK, but adjusting the RGB Gains and Cuts will not help.


My M401i-A3 received a firmware update (to version V1.09.42.0080) on 3/5/14. Have been struggling with chronic sound sync problems ever since. TV can only go about 10-15 minutes on a given cable channel before a sound bite stutters/repeats (sometimes two or three times) while video continues. Sound eventually picks back up but remains 2-3 seconds behind video. Only way to restore proper sync is to change channel then change back. Now having to do this 4-5 times to make it through an hour-long show. This can’t go on! Anyone else dealing with this since firmware update? Such a shame because… Read more »


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