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Does the TV come with a stand (that can attach to the TV)? If not, what stand will fit this TV?
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VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV

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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

Question

Does this tv swivel on its center axis?

asked 11 months ago
By
bicentennialman
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
3 answers
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answer 1
No, the TV is stationary on the provided stand.
answered 9 months ago
By
HuckleberryNMayberry
answer 2
No
answered 11 months ago
By
Mebaldy
answer 3
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

No this TV does not swivel on its center axis.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 11 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

Can u download or install media players such as VLC Player to watch movies from an external hardrive or thumbdrive

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Rico
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
3 answers
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answer 1
this TV dont have any OS, so you can not any apps you want.
it only have pre-specified apps. I would suggest you buy a streaming device like chromecast or apple tv.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
xlr32x
answer 2
No. The TV cannot install anything other than apps approved by VIZIO through the VIZIO Dock. Hard drives are not recognized. The following information came from VIZIO customer support via online chat.

The USB flash drive will need to be in FAT32 format.

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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
AlanInKnoxville
answer 3
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

There is not a VLC app available, however the TV Does have a MEDIA App that will allow you to open picture, audio, and video files.

Thanks and have a great day!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

What video formats will this play through usb. Will it play things such as avi, mkv, or mp4 files.

asked 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 2 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 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

what is shipping box size?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
kora
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
2 answers
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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 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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what is the pixel response time for the VIZIO M501D-A2R 50 in.

asked 1 year, 4 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
answer 2
5ms. I use this tv for playing games on my xbox and the picture is great.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
XanderSN
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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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Peter
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
2 answers
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answer 1
Your best bet is an external sound bar. The speakers are mediocre.
answered 1 year, 1 month 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 1 year, 3 months ago
By
ISkyWatchNightly
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What is the weight of this TV,with stand and without? Where is this TV made?

asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
rayray50
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
2 answers
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answer 1
44 pounds and 39 pounds (without stand).
answered 1 year, 3 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 1 year, 4 months ago
By
PassatDoc
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how is the 3D, when using a Play Station 3 to Play 3D Blu-Rays

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
mckenna797
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
2 answers
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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 10 months 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 1 year, 2 months ago
By
xlr32x
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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 10 months ago
By
Govind
on VIZIO M501d-A2R 50" 1080p 240Hz Razor LED (1.75" ultra-slim) 3D Smart HDTV
2 answers
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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 10 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 10 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
Question

the m501d-a2r 50" vizio:does it have full web browsing capabilities?

asked 8 months ago
By
butch
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 model doesn't offer a web browser, but you can connect additional products to the TV to add this feature.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 8 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
answer 2
No, the VIZIO M501d-A2R does not have a web browser.
answered 8 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
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