No other time in history has afforded the consumer such an expansive selection of TVs. Vizio has introduced the 2022 Vizio V and M series to keep up with the ever-growing competition.
Both are budget-friendly 4K TVs with high-quality displays and easy streaming options. Have the V Series models won the customers over with their excellent display and more extensive size options, or has the M Series captured the customers with its 240Hz display?
Let’s compare the 50″ Vizio V Series and 50″ Vizio M series Quantum X to give you the full picture.
Vizio V Series vs. M Series: 5 Must-Know Facts
- Both the V and M series offer a 4K UHD resolution, with Dolby Vision and HDR10+.
- The M Series offers up to 240 frames per second, as compared to 60 frames per second for the V Series.
- The M Series has quantum color technology which provides better colors.
- The V Series is relatively cheaper as compared to M Series.
- The M Series has better and more speakers, with 10 as compared to 9 in the V Series.
Vizio V Series vs. M Series: A Side-by-Side Comparison
|Vizio V Series||Vizio M Series|
|Price MRSP||V5 series: |
43″ for $339.99
50″ for $399.99
55″ for $499.99
58″ for $529.99
65″ for $599.99
70″ for $699.99
75″ for $899.99
|MQ6 series: |
43″ for $399.99
55″ for $579.99
65″ for $679.99
70″ for $849.99
75″ for $999.99
M Series Quantum X:
50″ for $629.99
|Display||4K UHD resolution, HDR10+ / Dolby Vision HDR, HDMI 2.1 3 ports||4K UHD resolution, HDR10+ / Dolby Vision HDR, HDMI 2.1 4 ports|
|Refresh Rate||60Hz at UHD and FHD resolutions||120Hz at UHD resolution240Hz at FHD resolution|
|Speakers||9W x 2 speakers with Analog Audio Amplifier||10W x 2 speakers with Digital Audio Amplifier|
Vizio V Series vs. M Series: What’s the Difference?
Vizio has increased the competition in mid-range TVs by throwing out a bunch of new models. The V and M Series 4K UHD TVs sit squarely in the middle of the offering.
Customers generally prefer the V Series because it provides a greater variety of sizes, excellent display, and good connectivity. Moreover, it has a lower price tag compared to the M Series. Conversely, the M Series has superb video quality, thanks to the quantum color technology, and Vizio has supplemented it with better speakers to make it a complete package.
Not everyone uses their TV solely for watching movies and shows. Many gamers are also concerned with the refresh rate, so Vizio has introduced the feature of 120 and 240Hz refresh rates in the M Series to make it a perfect fit for gaming and entertainment.
But, how do both compare in daily life? To explore this further, let’s move on to the details.
Prices and Available Models
Vizio has divided the V Series into two further sub-series: V5 and V6. V5 covers TVs from 43″ to 65″ of sizes. The 43″ variant is available for $329.99, and the highest-end 65″ variant is at $599.99. V6 series covers the 70″ variant, priced at $699.99, and the 75″ variant, priced at $899.99.
The M Series includes Vizio Quantum X 2022, which is present along with the Vizio MQ6 series, having fewer features and lesser picture quality. Vizio M Series Quantum X is priced at $629.99, and the MQ6 series covers variants from 43″, priced at $399.99, to 75″, priced at $999.99. One thing to notice here is that M Series lacks the 58″ model in the V Series.
Both the V Series and M Series come with 1 year of parts and labor warranty. The exciting part is that the technical support is free for a lifetime. If you encounter technical difficulties, phone support is just a call away.
- 4K Ultra HD resolution with Dolby Vison HDR and more than 8 million pixels for a stunning display.
- Built-in SmartCast provides access to dozens of streaming apps from Netflix to Epix and YouTube.
- New Active 4K HDR Processor enhances processing and upscaling across a variety of content.
- Low-input lag for gamers through the V-Gaming Engine.
- 4K Ultra HD - Over 8 million pixels for breathtaking detail. 4 times the resolution of 1080p!
- Dolby Vision HDR - See it the way the director intended. Dolby Vision transforms your TV experience with incredible brightness, contrast, and color that brings entertainment to life like never before....
- Quantum Color - Next-generation Quantum Color delivers cinematic color with over a billion hues of vibrant color.
- Full Array Backlight - Evenly distributed LEDs across the screen's backlight deliver superior light uniformity and picture performance.
- IQ Active Processor - Delivers superior picture processing, and a powerful and intelligent 4K upscaling engine that makes your favorite HD entertainment look spectacular in 4K.
Both V and M Series TVs have been engineered on the same design, and they look quite alike, placed next to each other. Both TVs are charcoal-colored rectangles with boomerang-shaped feet that support the display. While the V Series has a thinner side and top bezels but a thicker bottom bezel, the M Series sports equally thin bezels on all four sides of the display.
According to the official website, the viewable display size on both V and M Series 50″ variants is 49.50″. As a result, the thinner bezels on the M Series serve more of an aesthetic purpose than adding to the viewable display size. The finish on both variants is not precisely premium, which is a bit of a downfall.
The V and M Series’ remote controls are comparable and have a slightly different appearance from older Vizio remotes. The number of buttons has been minimized (however, popular streaming apps still have distinct app buttons). The push-to-talk button on both remote controls also triggers voice recognition software.
The back of the Vizio M Series Quantum X 2022 appears cheaper than the rest of the TV. Even when the TV is wall-mounted, the inputs are accessible from the side. For cable management, two clips are included in the box. The back panel is made of metal for the V Series, with plastic housing for the inputs. The inputs are difficult to reach because they are in the center of the TV, especially if it is against a wall. Unfortunately, there is nothing for cable management.
Both TVs have top-notch display specs, including 4K UHD resolution, Dolby Vision, and HDR 10+. One complaint is that the screens are not curved, which might have been a positive feature. Vizio V Series offers a standard refresh rate of 60Hz on both UHD and FHD configurations, so the V5 series is not well adapted for gaming.
The Vizio M Series Quantum X 50″ comes with a 240Hz refresh rate at FHD resolution and a 120 HZ refresh rate at QHD resolution. This is a whopping four times improvement in frame rate and almost double the resolution from its cheaper relative. As a result, this TV provides the best performance for games and videos, which supports frame rates higher than 60Hz.
One drawback some buyers face is that both TVs have somewhat of a limited viewing angle — even slight shifting makes the image distorted, and the colors start to wash out. It is unsuitable for a large seating arrangement because anyone sitting far off-center will see a degraded image. Color washout begins when you shift the position by 23 degrees, and the color shift becomes visible at 19 degrees. This is fine for small rooms, but you might want to search elsewhere if you’re using this TV in an oversized room with high seating capacity.
Both TVs do great in dark and bright environments, but only if you sit in the front. The speakers are better on Vizio M Series with 10 speakers, compared to 9 in the Vizio V Series. M Series also has a digital Audio Amplifier instead of an analog one in the V Series, which gives a better sound.
The price difference is worth it only if you intend to use the TV for gaming and entertainment and usually sit in front of the TV or have a smaller family. Otherwise, both options are not much different.
Both TVs offer HDR10+ which provides a brighter and sharper display. Quantum Dot technology is only available in the M Series, which provides more vibrant and natural colors. Gamers are usually more concerned about latency — the Vizio M Series has a latency of 8ms when the screen has a refresh rate of 120Hz. In contrast, V Series exhibits a 10ms delay when the screen refreshes at 60Hz. Both latency values refer to the center of the screen.
The Freesync feature is available in the M Series, which ensures an accurate representation of the video game’s framerate on the TV screen. While, for the V Series, Freesync is only available in the 70″ and 75″ variants.
Both TV series have HDMI 2.1 ports for connectivity, and the difference is just in the number of ports. There are three ports in the V Series and 4 ports in the M Series. One USB port is also available in both variants.
WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity also eases stream playing on the V and the M Series. SmartCast, which is Vizio’s smart TV platform, is available across both lineups. It has most of the streaming apps you want to use, like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, and more. Additionally, you can also play any movie from your phone via the screen mirroring app.
Vizio V Series vs. M Series: Which One is Better?
The Vizio V Series is priced lower than the M Series, but the M Series provides a better display, so who is the winner?
To decide, you’ll have to consider TVs as more than just display squares. This brings the aspects of aesthetics, sound, color contrast, and accessibility into play. Although the Vizio V Series is priced lower, it misses many of the M Series’ luxuries.
The Quantum dot technology in the Vizio M Series provides better color saturation and vibrant blues and greens, which makes the images more satisfying to watch. The refresh rate makes the display buttery smooth and is an essential factor in enhancing the visual experience. The V Series offers only up to 60 frames per second, but the M Series can clock up to 240 frames per second on an FHD screen, which is still an excellent resolution. Not only that, but it also provides 120 frames per second on a QHD display, twice the frame rate of the V Series on the exact resolution.
Also, the speakers on the M Series are better with up-to-date features. This creates a sense of immersion that the person seeing the image is in that environment. The overall stability of M Series TVs is better, and the backports are also easily accessible. So, in our opinion, the Vizio M Series is the ultimate winner!