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When connected to my local network, can this tv play video from another device like a movie or a game from a pc?
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I was wondering if this tv had sound control so it stays the same volume from show to commercial?
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what type of screen does this model have,matte,shiny,semi glossy
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Does this have a true browser so I can check email and serf the internet?

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Vizio VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV

The 3D VIZIO Razor LED Smart HDTV, M501d-A2R features a true 16:9 aspect ratio so you may view your movies as the director intended. A built-in digital tuner allows you to watch digital broadcasts, including HDTV programs where available. Note: You must have a source of HD programming in order to take full advantage of the 3D VIZIO Razor LED Smart HDTV, M501d-A2R. Contact your local cable or satellite TV provider for details on how to upgrade.
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Questions & Answers for Vizio VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV

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remote help

Since I see several issues regarding remote ,are there any suggestions for replacing it with a better one that would operate all functions? not that I think one should have to purchase another remote with a new tv ,but if tv is worth the price an option would be nice ! hopefully Vizio can help us out ?
asked 9 months ago
By
YABADABADOO
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
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answer 1
I have no idea what people are complaining about with the remote. I have been using mine for weeks now and have not had any problems. In fact I used the CEC function to control my Sony home theater system with it. I suppose any universal remote might work with the unit. But, you shouldn't need to do that. I love the remote, it has all the features you need, it's back lit and easy to use.
answered 8 months ago
By
AlanInKnoxville
answer 2
Have had no problems with remote!
answered 9 months ago
By
ISkyWatchNightly
answer 3
I have serious issues with the remote too. I can't use YouTube with this remote. I contacted Vizio, they say that I had to get in touch with YouTube/Google to look into this.
answered 9 months ago
By
SAMINT
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What video formats will this play through usb. Will it play things such as avi, mkv, or mp4 files.

asked 9 months ago
By
Jon
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
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answer 1
I have tried to play mp4, it runs ok. Dont expect a ground breaking performance. FYI it dont support mkv.
answered 8 months ago
By
xlr32x
answer 2
This information came directly from customer support online chat.

The type of files accepted are :

•Photo’s - .JPG, .JPEG, .BMP, .GIF, .TGA
•Audio - .MP3, .WMA
•These video file types are known to work through USB, but not all codecs and formats are supported. .MPEG, .MOV, .AVI, and .MP4.

You will need to use the Media app on the VIA dock instead of an input option. The TV will not recognize the USB drive if inserted prior to the TV being turned on.

The USB ports are for music and photos only (they will not recognize a tablet pc, cell phone, keyboards, external hard drives- etc).
answered 8 months ago
By
AlanInKnoxville
answer 3
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

Supported video formats are: .avi, .vob, .wmv

Thanks and have a great day!
answered 9 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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Are the 3-d glasses needed for non 3-d shows such as kids watching Nick Jr? Or does it have the red/blue image?

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
highgradej
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
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answer 1
Just purchased the TV myself....You can watch any non-3D show/channel without the glasses....I still haven't opened mine (glasses) and the picture quality is superb.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
HuckleberryNMayberry
answer 2
You only need the 3-d glasses when playing 3-d content. Otherwise its just like any other normal TV, but with a nice picture quality.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Lambogini
answer 3
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

There is a 2D mode for watching regular TV programming and movies.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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what is shipping box size?

asked 10 months ago
By
kora
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
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answer 1
The Vizio website has specs for shipping box size. Simply search VIzio.com for your desired model number. Since I was not sure the box would fit in my sedan, I opted for (free) home delivery from walmart.com.
answered 10 months ago
By
PassatDoc
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

Here are the Packaging Dimensions: 50.83”W x 33.78”H x 5.89”D

Thanks and have a great day!
answered 10 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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What are the best sound settings?

I am a little disappointed in the sound quality so far on the M501d. I know that slim tvs are not expected to be great but I would like to try and improve it. Does anyone have any numbers for what they believe to be the best EQ levels? Thank you
asked 9 months ago
By
Peter
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
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answer 1
Your best bet is an external sound bar. The speakers are mediocre.
answered 7 months ago
By
CupcakeKiller702
answer 2
Keep in mind you can set different levels for each input device. I am using the bass boost mode and have maxed out the 2 lowest freg and reduced the 2 highest. Also being flat against and close to a wall seems to help. But I still added one of there 40 inch sound bars with wireless sub to get really good sound.
answered 9 months ago
By
ISkyWatchNightly
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how is the 3D, when using a Play Station 3 to Play 3D Blu-Rays

asked 8 months ago
By
mckenna797
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
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answer 1
The 3d is very good on this TV, especially in bright scenes. Darker scenes not so much. Over all the 3d is very good.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
CaptainSpaldin
answer 2
3D quality is good. but as usual the amount of 3D contents are very low in this world. I have tried Killzone 3 and motor Strom Apocalypse. especially Motor Storm is a great 3D game.
For 3D bluray only Avatar did the justice others are just so-called 3D.
answered 8 months ago
By
xlr32x
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What is the weight of this TV,with stand and without? Where is this TV made?

asked 10 months ago
By
rayray50
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
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answer 1
44 pounds and 39 pounds (without stand).
answered 9 months ago
By
AugustaNational
answer 2
Weight is about 39 pounds without stand, 43 lbs with stand. Don't know where it was made but probably China.
answered 10 months ago
By
PassatDoc
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what is the pixel response time for the VIZIO M501D-A2R 50 in.

asked 10 months ago
By
HydkicknDblBass
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
2 answers
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answer 1
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

This TV's response time is 5ms.

Thanks and have a great day!
answered 10 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
answer 2
5ms. I use this tv for playing games on my xbox and the picture is great.
answered 10 months ago
By
XanderSN
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netflix won't work on TV.

I get an error to visit Netflix help. I have done everything it said and still won't work. I have done factory reset several times and reboot router. Netflix works on Sony blue ray fine but won't on tv. Other apps on tv work good. Thanks for any help.
asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
angie
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
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answer 1
Enter your router's password when setting up your connection.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
USAColdWarVet
answer 2
Not sure if this will work but worth a try....Try a "Power Reset" Unplug the TV and hold the power button ( on back of TV) for 30 sec. Then replug and check. Also, if you are depending on WiFi you may want to hard wire to your router ( you didn't mention your connection). Everything on mine has worked great except the Scenedreams App. Good Luck! If all else fails, call customer service.... I had a really good experience with them and they fixed/guided me through what was needed.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
HuckleberryNMayberry
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is this tv have any web browser?

Anyone is aware if this tv have any built in web browser or we can install it like Google Chrome and so on
asked 4 months, 1 week ago
By
Govind
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
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answer 1
No browser and as far as I know no way to install one. Would be a big asset if available.
answered 4 months ago
By
miataman1991
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

No this TV does not have a web browser available.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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