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Posted: 8/22/2017 2:29:53 PM EDT
A friend's dad won it at a raffle and was looking to sell (legit, not stolen - I belong to the same club).  I offered $300 and he agreed.  I bought it sight unseen (new in box), so I'm not sure of the exact model, but from the description I was given I'm thinking it sells for $824 at Wal-Mart. https://www.walmart.com/ip/VIZIO-M50-C1-50-4K-Ultra-HD-2160p-Class-LED-Smart-HDTV-4K-x-2K/43310255
 
My current TV is an old school 32 inch Toshiba tube TV that weighs about 150 pounds, so I figure this will be a pretty huge upgrade.  The screen has been 'twitching' real bad for a while now, it has no antenna and I haven't ever bothered with cable, so I figure it's time for it to go anyway.

So what did I buy?  Is this a good TV?  Anything I have to worry about?  Will it be spying on me with all the pron I'm sure I'll be watching?  Anything I need to know about?



-K
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:30:26 PM EDT
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Vizio
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:30:59 PM EDT
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In before the "be poor somewhere else" comments.  They aren't super expensive TVs but my Vizio has lasted longer than my Samsung 3D TV.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:31:50 PM EDT
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For $300 you probably did pretty good. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:35:33 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:35:41 PM EDT
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It appears to be an M series.

That is a very good thing.

You done good.    
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:38:52 PM EDT
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its a smart tv though so that means it's watching you

you still have a working 32" Toshiba had one for many years they are beasts to get down the stairs though...
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:39:11 PM EDT
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its a smart tv though so that means it's watching you

you still have a working 32" Toshiba had one for many years they are beasts to get down the stairs though...
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It doesn't connect to the internet by itself, you know.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:44:22 PM EDT
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Vizio is GTG. My 42" is over 7 years old and runs perfectly. Would not hesitate to buy another one.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:45:51 PM EDT
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Pretty small but good resolution.

You should watch about 4-6 feet away from that screen which is typically much closer that people think.
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4 feet from a 50" tv? Yea no thanks. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:46:54 PM EDT
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In before the "be poor somewhere else" comments.  They aren't super expensive TVs but my Vizio has lasted longer than my Samsung 3D TV.
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I'v had a Visio TV for about 8 years and not one bit of trouble.

I believe they are Best Buys home brand.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:50:03 PM EDT
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I bought one, about 6 years ago (flat screen, 40" lcd)..still works great
OP, I think you did very well
congrats
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:50:52 PM EDT
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Vizio is g2g, especially the M and P series. 
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+1

I love my vizio. Great brand.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 2:55:58 PM EDT
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My vizio has a great picture, and has lasted very well.  I paid lots more than $300 for it though.  You did very well.
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I love my vizio. Great brand.
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No flaws with mine.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 3:20:38 PM EDT
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Thank you all for the replies!  

I figured I did okay on the price - and it's past time for the old one to go anyway, but it's good to hear it from those more knowledgeable than me!  

So how will this contraption actually be spying on me?  And how do I keep it from doing so or make it stop?  

And yes, I'm rather dreading getting rid of the old one!  But I got that for about $20 from an old lady who just wanted to get rid of it, so I certainly got my money's worth out of it.




-K
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:51:10 PM EDT
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I have 3 Vizios including a 50" 4K I bought this year, love them all.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:53:26 PM EDT
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You will hate that SmartCast bullshit.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:56:40 PM EDT
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If you are happy with a 50 then good job.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 5:58:52 PM EDT
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This. 6 feet at the bare minimum for a 50". My 55" is at 8 feet.
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I love Smart Cast.

As far as I know, it's one of the only ways out there to stream HDR content. Couldn't be easier.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:38:26 PM EDT
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You bought and installed a surveillance device for your house.
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If you are happy with a 50 then good job.
It all depends on the room and viewing distance.

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You bought and installed a surveillance device for your house.
Edgy or truly ignorant? YOU MAKE THE CALL!
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