Vizio M65-D0 vs M65-C1 : Comparison Between Vizio’s 2016 and 2015 65-Inch M-Series

Vizio M-series is one of Vizio’s model that become one of popular choices these years. Vizio M65-D0 is introduced as the part of 2016 Vizio’s M-model and the new model for Vizio M65-C1 as part of Vizio’s 2015 M-model. There are similarities that you can find between the newer and older model but there are also few differences between them. This article try to help you comparing the new and old Vizio’s 55-Inch M-series so that you know why you should consider the new model instead of the older one.

Vizio M65-D0 : Vizio’s 65-Inch M-model with the New Vizio SmartCast

Vizio M65-D0

Vizio M65-D0

Vizio M65-D0 is introduced as one of few 65-Inch 4K UHD TV from Vizio’s 2016 lineup. It comes with Full-Array LED backlight that widely used by Vizio 4K UHD TV. Full-Array LED is combined with 64 Active LED Zones that installed on its screen. With Full-Array LED with 64 Active LED Zones, you can enjoy superior light uniformity with vibrant contrast level on the TV screen. Vizio M65-D0 comes with Vizio HDR that support Dolby Vision. Vizio HDR elevate the brightness and details of the picture from your High Dynamic Range contents. With Dolby Vision Support, you can get the experience that the directors intended since It’s used by major studios. Vizio M65-D0 use the new concept of Smart TV platform named Vizio SmartCast. Vizio SmartCast basically control what you want to watch and run on your TV screen with additional tablets or smartphone. Vizio M65-D0 is included with tablet remote that allow you to choose what you want to watch on your TV screen along with additional smart Apps to run as well.

How the customers feedback about Vizio M65-D0? Most of them are satisfied as they recommend this TV. What they said about Vizio M65-D0? Most of them said that this TV can deliver great 4K picture quality as well as HDR contents. The upscaling is excellent for 1080p contents although there’re some report that the result is not that good for lower resolution. The TV is easy to set up, while most of the customers are also satisfied with the smart features installed, that’s Vizio SmartCast. The tablet remote make controlling SmartCast easier but need times to get used to it. Around half of the customers are satisfied with the sound output, while around half of them are not satisfied with the sound output but It’s easily solved by adding soundbar. Do you want to know more about this TV from the customers’ perspective? You can find out more about customers’ comments about Vizio M65-D0 here…

Vizio M65-C1 : One of Popular Choices for Affordable 65-Inch 4K UHD TV in 2015

Vizio M65-C1

Vizio M65-C1

In 2015, you can find that Vizio M65-C1 is one of the popular choice for 4K UHD TV, especially for 65-Inch screen size. It comes with Spatial Scaling Engine that can upscale non 4K contents into near 4K picture quality. Full-Array LED is the backlight used by this TV model. Active LED Zones is also installed on the TV screen. You can find 32 Active LED Zones. The refresh rate of Vizio M65-C1 is 240Hz effective refresh rate, while the refresh rate technology is Clear Action 720. Clear Action 720 is able to deliver smooth fast motion images whether you use the TV to watch your favorite action movies and sports or turn your TV into your gaming monitor. The Smart TV platform of Vizio M65-C1 is Vizio Internet Apps Plus (VIA Plus). It’s indeed basic Smart TV platform but It’s basically can deliver your favorite contents from your preferred content providers. The latest 802.11ac wireless is also attached into Vizio M65-C1 so that you can connect it to your home network without any hassle and enjoy faster internet connection than the previous 802.11n wireless.

Most of the customers are satisfied with their Vizio M65-C1. They said that this TV can deliver crisp and clear picture with deep blacks. Few customers indeed said that this TV needs some picture tweaking for the best picture performance. Setup is breeze based on the customers’ experience. Smart features works fast and smooth while It’s indeed basic Smart TV like what few customers said. Although We can call it basic Smart TV features, but It still can deliver premium contents that you want. A number of customers recommend additional soundbar or surround sound system for better sound. You can read more about Vizio M65-C1 customers’ reviews on this page…

Specs of M65-D0 and M65-C1

It’s important to know the specs of Vizio M65-D0 and M65-C1 before we talk more about their comparison. The key specs of Vizio M65-D0 and M65-C1 can be summarized with the table below

Vizio M65-D0 Vizio M65-C1
Introduced 2016 February 2015
Screen Size 65-Inch 65-Inch
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Backlight Full-Array LED Full-Array LED
Spatial Scaling Engine YES YES
Active LED Zones 64 32
Vizio HDR YES NO
Display Processor V8 Octa Core Processor V6 Six-Core Processor
Refresh Rate Clear Action 720 Clear Action 720
Smart TV Platform Vizio SmartCast Vizio Internet Apps Plus
3D Feature NO NO
Remote Control Tablet Remote Qwerty Remote
Built-In Wi-Fi 802.11ac 802.11ac
Speaker System 2Ch 30W 2Ch 20W
USB/HDMI 5/2 5/1
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Comparison Between Vizio M65-D0 and M65-C1

We can find similarities and differences of Vizio M65-D0 and M65-C1 from the table above. Now, We can talk more about comparison between those two TVs. Let’s discuss that together.

Picture Technology

The picture technology of Vizio M65-D0 and M65-C1 are basically similar. They come with 4K UHD resolution in Full-Array LED backlight. Full-Array LED backlight is able to deliver superior light uniformity, while Active LED Zones help the screen to deliver better brightness with deeper blacks. Both of Vizio M65-D0 and M65-C1 also comes with the same Spatial Scaling Engine that can deliver non 4K contents into near 4K picture quality (especially HD contents).

There’re also differences on the picture technology of Vizio M65-D0 and M65-C1 on the number of Active Zones installed on those two TVs and the display processor of those two TVs. Vizio M65-D0 comes with 64 Active LED Zones, while Vizio M65-C1 comes with only 32 Active LED Zones. The display processor of Vizio M65-D0 is V8 Octa-Core that comes as improvement from V6 Six-Core processor of Vizio M65-C1. With more Active LED Zones, you can get more vibrant contrast on Vizio M65-D0 than what you can get with Vizio M65-C1. You can also enjoy better picture processing with better display processor.

There’s also additional Vizio HDR feature that you can only find in Vizio M65-D0. HDR technology becomes widely popular in 2016. With Vizio HDR that support Dolby Vision, you can get enhanced brightness and details from High Dynamic Range (HDR) contents. You can’t find any Vizio HDR in Vizio M65-C1.

Refresh Rate Technology

The refresh rate technology of Vizio M65-D0 and M65-C1 are similar. They come with 240Hz effective refresh rate, while if We talk about their technology in Vizio’s clear action, We can find that They come with similar Clear Action 720. Clear Action 720 can deliver smooth fast motion images both when you use the TV to watch your favorite action movies or sports or playing your favorite action games using the TV as your gaming monitor.

Smart Features & Remote Control

The smart features of Vizio M65-D0 is the new Vizio SmartCast, while Vizio M65-C1 still use the older Vizio Internet Apps Plus. Vizio SmartCast is Vizio’s new approach to deliver premium entertainment to your home. With SmartCast, you can enjoy premium contents of your choice while also can run additional smart apps on the TV screen. The TV is controllable with Tablet remote that included with the TV set. You can also control it using your smartphone or tablet that with additional Vizio SmartCast apps. Vizio M65-C1 is more limited in its smart features with the older Vizio Internet Apps Plus and qwerty remote control.

Speaker System and HDMI/USB inputs

The speaker system of Vizio M65-D0 and M65-C1 are similar with 2Ch speaker system. But their output power are different. Vizio M65-D0 is a little more powerful with 30W (15w x 2) than Vizio M65-C1 with 20W (10W x 2) power output.

Both of Vizio M65-D0 and M65-C1 come with the same number of HDMI inputs. You can find 5 HDMI inputs on both of those two TVs. But when it comes to the USB inputs, you can find 2 USB inputs in Vizio M65-D0, while you can only find 1 USB input in Vizio M65-C1.

Price

As the older model, you can find Vizio M65-C1 is offered at the lower price than Vizio M65-D0. How much is their price difference? While the price difference varies, but you can commonly find that M65-C1 is offered at around $50 less than Vizio M65-D0. But for sure It’s not fixed since the price of TVs varies from month to month.

Summary : Should You Choose the New Model?

We can find that there are few improvements on the new Vizio M65-D0 model. You can find the improvements on the picture with more Active LED Zones, better processor and the new Vizio HDR. There’s also improvement on the Smart TV platform and the remote control with the new Vizio SmartCast and Tablet Remote control. With better picture and smart features, you just need to add a little more budget for Vizio M65-D0. So you should consider Vizio M65-D0 for your choice. Where you should order Vizio M65-D0? You can order Vizio M65-D0 here…

Vizio M65-C1 is the older model that comes with less picture technology and older Smart TV platform. But essentially this TV model is still can deliver excellent picture quality and bring your favorite premium contents to your home without any hassle. It’s the model that you should consider if you have less budget for your next 65-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV, especially when you can find big discount for M65-C1. Where you can order Vizio M65-C1? You can consider to check Vizio M65-C1 price here…

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