Vizio is renowned for its excellent LED TV that offered at affordable price. In 2016, you can find P55-C1 and M55-D0 as its 2016 55-Inch P-series and M-Series. There are similarities that you can find between Vizio P55-C1 and M55-D0 that may make you confused on which of them is the one that you should choose. Let’s talk about Vizio P55-C1 and M55-D0 on this article then talk about their key differences on this review so that you can be sure which of them is the one that you should choose.
Vizio P-Series is positioned higher than the other Vizio model such as M,E and D series. In 2016, you can find Vizio P55-C1 as the top model for Vizio’s 55-Inch 4K UHD TV. This TV model use Full-Array LED Backlight that completed with 126 Active LED Zones. Full-Array LED Backlight bring superior light uniformity, while the brightness is enhanced with the Active LED Zones so that you can get better contrast level on the TV screen. Vizio P55-C1 is installed with Clear Action 960 as its refresh rate. Clear Action 960 is currently the highest refresh rate of Vizio LED TV and It’s able to deliver smooth fast motion scenes so that you can get smooth fast action movies and sports while you can also use the TV to play your action games with less motion blur. Vizio P55-C1 comes with the new concept of Smart features that named Vizio SmartCast. Vizio SmartCast is powered by Google Cast. So you can enjoy your favorite premium contents as well as additional smart functions with the tablet or smartphone as the medium to control what you see on your TV screen. Tablet remote is also included with Vizio P55-C1 so that you can use it instantly to control the SmartCast features of this TV model.
Most of the customers said that They recommend this TV model. It can deliver great picture quality with deep black said the customers. It also can deliver action gaming without any lag based on the customers’ experience. The setup is pretty easy said few customers. The Smart features are easy to use along with its tablet remote control. There are some customers that didn’t satisfied with the sound quality but It’s easily solved with additional soundbar. You can learn more about Vizio P55-C1 from the customers’ perspective here…
Vizio M-Series is the model that positioned below P-Series. So We can easily say that Vizio M55-D0 is the model below P55-C1. As the lower model, the technology that installed on Vizio M55-D0 are basically similar to Vizio P55-C1. It comes with Full-Array LED backlight that combined with 64 Active LED Zones. You can enjoy brilliant picture quality from original 4K content sources with Full-Array LED while for non 4K contents, you can enjoy near 4K picture quality with spatial scaling engine that upscale non-4K contents. Vizio M55-D0 also comes with Vizio HDR similar to Vizio P55-C1. Vizio HDR help you to get improved details and brightness from your High Dynamic Range (HDR) contents. It also support Dolby Vision that used by major studios. Vizio SmartCast along with tablet remote also can be found in Vizio M55-D0, although the specs of the tablet remote is lower than the one included with Vizio P55-C1. Vizio SmartCast is the new approach to enjoy premium entertainment along with running more smart Apps with Android platform. With SmartCast, you can simply navigate and control what you want to watch with tablet remote or other devices installed with SmartCast Apps.
Vizio M55-Do is able to deliver great picture quality. It’s sharp and bright said the customer. The setup is also easy for most customers. The customers mostly said that the new SmartCast and its tablet remote is easy to use while few customers maybe need more time to get familiar with it. The sound quality is not good enough for most customers so They use external surround sound system of soundbar. Are you looking for more reviews from the customers? You can find out more Vizio M55-D0 customers’ feedback on this page…
Specs Table of Vizio P55-C1 and M55-D0
We need to know the specs of Vizio P55-C1 and M55-D0 before We can talk more about the differences of those two TVs. The specs table below give you information about the key specs of Vizio P55-C1 and M55-D0.
|Vizio P55-C1||Vizio M55-D0|
|Backlight||Full-Array LED||Full-Array LED|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Spatial Scaling Engine||YES||YES|
|Active LED Zones||126||64|
|HDR||Vizio HDR||Vizio HDR|
|Effective Refresh Rate||240Hz||120Hz|
|Refresh Rate Technology||Clear Action 960||Clear Action 360|
|Smart Platform||Vizio SmartCast||Vizio SmartCast|
|Processor||V8 Octa-Core Processor||V8 Octa-Core Processor|
|Remote||Tablet Remote||Tablet Remote|
|Tablet Remote Specs||1080p, 16GB Memory, Octa-Core||720p, 8Gb Memory, Quad-Core|
|Speaker System||2Ch 20W||2Ch 30W|
|HDMI/ USB Inputs||5/2||4/2|
|Price||+/- $200 More||+/- $200 Less|
Key Differences between Vizio P55-C1 and M55-D0
The table above tell us that there are few differences between Vizio P55-C1 and M55-D0. Do you want to talk more about those differences? Let’s talk more about those differences.
We can find that the technology of Vizio P55-C1 and M55-D0 are similar. They come with Full-Array LED Backlight that combined with Active LED Zones. The difference comes from the number of Active LED Zones installed on those two TVs. Vizio P55-C1 comes with 126 Active LED Zones while Vizo M55-D0 only comes with 64 Active LED Zones. With twice number of Active LED Zones, you can get more vibrant contrast with Vizio P55-C1 than what you can get with Vizio M55-D0.
There is also difference on the refresh rate that installed on Vizio P55-C1 and M55-D0. P55-C1 comes with 240Hz effective refresh rate, while M55-D0 comes with 120Hz effective refresh rate. Their technology (that defined by Vizio with Clear Action term) are also different. Vizio P55-C1 is installed with Clear Action 960, while Vizio M55-D0 use Clear Action 360. Clear Action 960 is able to deliver smooth fast motion images than Clear Action 360 especially when you use the TV as your gaming monitor.
Both of Vizio P55-C1 and M55-D0 comes with Tablet remote control. But the specs of the tablet are different. Vizio P55-C1 comes with higher tablet specs with 1080p resolution, 16GB memory and Octa-Core processor, while the tablet remote of Vizio M55-D0 only comes with 720p resolution, 8gb memory and quad-core processor. With better specs, you can enjoy more stable and faster performance on the tablet remote of Vizio P55-C1.
There’re indeed less significant differences on the number of HDMI inputs and the speaker system. Vizio P55-C1 comes with 5 HDMI while Vizio M55-D0 comes with 4 HDMI. The speaker system of Vizio P55-C1 is 2Ch 20W, while Vizio M55-D0 is 2Ch 30W, but they are easily improved with additional surround sound system or soundbar.
The price of Vizio P55-C1 is for sure higher than Vizio M55-D0 as it’s the model that positioned higher. How much is their price difference? Commonly, you can find Vizio P55-C1 is offered at around $200 higher than Vizio M55-D0. But It’s not fixed as TV prices are often changed from month to month.
Which One to Choose : P-Series or M-Series?
Vizio P55-C1 as part of Vizio P-Series is the higher model than Vizio M55-D0 that comes as part of Vizio M-Series. As the higher model, Vizio P55-C1 can deliver better picture with more Active LED Zones and higher refresh rate technology. The tablet remote of Vizio P55-C1 is also better in specs. But you have to spend more for Vizio P55-C1. So if you don’t mind to spend more for better picture and tablet remote than your choice should be Vizio P55-C1. Where you can order Vizio P55-C1? We recommend you to order Vizio P55-C1 here…
Vizio M55-D0 is perfect alternative choice for you if you think that your budget is more limited. Although It comes with less Active LED Zones and lower refresh rate, It still can deliver good picture quality overall. The tablet remote also still can works well although the specs is lower than the tablet remote of Vizio M55-D0. Where you should order Vizio M55-D0? You should consider to order Vizio M55-D0 here…