Product Comparison: VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2) vs VIZIO M50-C1


General Specifications
Brand
VIZIO
VIZIO
Model
SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2)
M50-C1
About the Product
Introducing the all-new VIZIO SmartCast™ E-Series™ collection with Chromecast built-in. With a stunning Ultra HD picture and superior performance of full array LED backlighting and up to 10 Active LED Zones®, the E-Series also features Chromecast built-in, the easiest way to stream the entertainment you love from your phone or tablet to your E-Series display.
4K Ultra HD for all has arrived. VIZIO M-Series delivers incredible UHD picture quality, powerful performance and beautiful design, all driven by an ultra-intuitive Smart TV experience that makes UHD streaming simple.
Key Specs
Screen Type
LED
LED
Screen Size
55 "
50 "
Screen Resolution
3840 x 2160
3840 x 2160
Motion Rate
120 Hz
120 Hz

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2)

VIZIO M50-C1

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2)

VIZIO M50-C1

What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
VIZIO M50-C1 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
  • If you are looking for GREAT resolution at a economical price, this is the TV for you
  • When watching true 4K content, I just recommend pulling your couch/chair a little closer to the TV to enjoy the higher resolution
  • The resolution and picture vastly exceed my previous 1080p LCD television and were well worth the upgrade.
  • The colors pop, the blacks are black, and the motion and resolution are stellar.
  • The only issue I had with the TV was the "Soap Opera Effect" default when I got it out of the box. Everything I watched, even Hollywood blockbusters felt like I was watching "One Life to Live."
  • TV is pretty reflective, but isn't glossy
Size & Weight
Height
30.7 in.
27.75 in.
Width
48.9 in.
44.18 in.
Depth
10.6 in.
10.04 in.
Weight
32.2 lbs.
33.07 lbs.

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2)

VIZIO M50-C1

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2)

VIZIO M50-C1

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2)

VIZIO M50-C1

Video
3D Technology
No
No
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
5000000:1
20000000:1
Specific Manufacturer Technologies
Active Pixel Tuning, UHD Upscale Engine, Local Dimming Zones, Clear Action, UHD Codec Support
Ultra Upscaling, VM50 Ultra HD Engine, Clear Action 360, Active Pixel Tuning
What customers say about "Video"
 
VIZIO M50-C1 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
  • Contrast and black levels are superb. Color reproduction, viewing angles and upscaling are all solid.
  • Super crisp clear & defined with super contrasts & colors.
  • When calibrated correctly, the color and contrast on this TV is incredible.
  • This is a very nice tv with an amazing picture. The 4k video quality will blow you away, especially if this is your first 4k tv like it was mine.
  • The active LED zones are very apparent, big blocks of light break up the picture even when this feature is turned off. Otherwise its a very attractive and capable unit.
Audio
Built-In Speakers
Yes
Yes
Speaker Output
20 Watts
20 Watts
Surround Sound Support
Yes
Yes

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2)

VIZIO M50-C1

What customers say about "Audio"
 
VIZIO M50-C1 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
  • Sound is really good for this thin an enclosure, I do recommend investing in a soundbar to get the full impact of this TV.
  • The sound is clear and the surround sound is amazing.
  • I really like the sound leveling which keeps commercials from blasting at top volume
  • Not bad sound quality from built in speakers
  • Horrible sound, which was expected. However, it’s not a deal breaker as the surround sound works well enough. I would suggest external sound if you’re planning on this to be in more than a bedroom.
  • Sound - frequency response (bad) --- useable volume levels are limited. With a simple adapter, I added amplified speakers powered by the tv's usb and use them instead of the built-in, or listen through the home theater (via optical cable)
Interfaces
USB
2
1
HDMI
4
5
Memory Card
No
No
Digital Optical Audio
Yes
No
Analog Video
Yes
Yes
Analog Audio
Yes
Yes
Antenna
Yes
Yes
Network
Wi-Fi, LAN
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, LAN

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2)

VIZIO M50-C1

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2)

VIZIO M50-C1

What customers say about "Interfaces"
 
VIZIO M50-C1 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
  • The LCD panel is great, the WiFi performance is on point and lots of HDMI ports.
  • HDMI ports and USB, nice. DLNA support works well with my multimedia DLNA router wireless or direct connect is so cool!
  • Vizio is a lower end brand so they are competing on value and features. And this one is chock full of features--as I said earlier 5 HDMI ports, USB input, Component video, analog audio out, SPDIF optical port and a wired ethernet port.
  • One real disappointment is that ARC is working only on HDMI 1 which makes it impossible for me to use HDMI5 (the only port with high velocity mode) for my playstation and have the sound routed to the external speakers at the same time...
Power
ENERGY STAR Certified
No
Yes
ECO sensor
Yes
Yes
Wattage
95.7 Watts
71.4 Watts

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2)

VIZIO M50-C1

Accessories
Included With Unit
Remote Control XRT132, HDMI cable
Remote Control XRT500
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)

VIZIO SmartCast E-Series (E55u-D2)

VIZIO M50-C1

Other Information
MSRP
549.99 $
649.99 $

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