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Vizio M-Series (MQ6) LED TV Review

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The Vizio M-Series LED TV doesn’t do much to step outside its perceived budget-friendly status. The 4K, 60Hz, and decently fast response time for gamers is a good asset. Color accuracy is arguably the best feature of the TV’s overall performance.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Vizio M-Series (MQ6) LED TV is a bottom tier option from Vizio released in 2021. Promising over a billion colors, it claims to create a vivid and rich experience for entertainment purposes, with HDR performance that’s meant to create richer contrast and brighter highlights. It also aims to please gamers by boasting ultra-low input lag, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), and Game Mode for smoother motion. If you continue with our Vizio M-Series (MQ6) LED TV review, you’ll see the experts putting that to the test. And if you have time, give today’s top-rated TVs a look, too.

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Consensus

our Verdict

The Vizio M-Series (MQ6) LED TV is a great budget-friendly option. It offers 4K, 60Hz, and decent response time for gamers, plus good color accuracy for a great movie and TV show experience.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good color accuracy
  • Decent audio quality
  • Decent response time
  • Supports Google Cast and Apple AirPlay

Reason to Avoid

  • Contrast is unexceptional
  • Substandard HDR performance
  • Unremarkable brightness
  • App selection is mediocre

Vizio M-Series (MQ6) LED TV Specs

Backlight TypeBacklight TypeDirect Lit
Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs3
HDR FormatYes
LED Panel TypeLED Panel TypeQLED
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Screen size55"
Smart PlatformSmart PlatformSmartCast
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a
VRRVRRn/a

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Test Results

Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)93.16
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)95.63
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 xy)76.86
Color Gamut % (Rec 2020 uv)77.69
Color Gamut % (sRGB)0
Color Gamut % (Rec 709)99.96
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB)0
Color Gamut % (BT.709)0
Contrast Ratio (x:1)8,516
SDR Brightness (nits)255
HDR Brightness (nits)246
Input Lag (ms)13
Response Time (ms)13.6
Color Washout (Degrees)21
Color Shift (Degrees)32
Brightness Loss (Degrees)29
Reflections (%)5.3
Low-Freq Extension (Hz)119.87
Freq Response StdDev @ 70db3.27
Freq Response StdDev @ 80db3.24
Weighted Total Harmonic Distortion @80db0.16
Intermodulation Distortion @80db5.26
EOTF (600 nit delta)0.0085
EOTF (1000 nit delta)0.0085
EOTF (4000 nit delta)0.0085

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Score Card

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

88

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True Score

82

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    101.4

    Category Trust Rating

    75
    The Vizio M6 is alright for most uses. It’s mediocre for watching movies in a… Read More

    By:

    Kyle Bartlett, Adam Babcock, and John Peroramas
  • Tom’s Guide
    77.8

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Vizio M-Series MQ6 is a decent 4K smart TV at a reasonable price, but… Read More

    By:

    Brian Westover
  • Reviewed
    74.2

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    Despite its value as a budget-friendly gaming TV, the first Vizio M-Series of 2021 is… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • IGN
    59.8

    Category Trust Rating

    60
    The MQ6 is a challenging television to review because of how inexpensive it is compared… Read More

    By:

    Jaron Scheider

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