Vizio M55-F0 (USA version)
- 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
- HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
- Full Array Local Dimming
- Ultra Color Spectrum
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
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Vizio M55-F0 was introduced in 2018. It has a LED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 600 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG.
We give Vizio M55-F0 TV 88 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.
Pros and Cons
In this section we highlight pros and cons of Vizio M55-F0.
|High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz|
|Full Array Local Dimming|
|Works with Alexa|
|Low Number of Local Dimming Zones: 32|
|Limited Viewing Angle|
|No IMAX Enhanced|
|No AMD Freesync™|
|No NVidia G-Sync|
|No 4K HFR|
|No 2K HFR|
|No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)|
Vizio M55-F0 has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.
Full-Array Local Dimming
The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles. This particular model has 32 zones.
Vizio M55-F0 supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.
This TV also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.
In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Vizio M55-F0.
|Actual Size (Diagonal)||54.6"|
|Resolution||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)|
|Refresh Rate||100 Hz/120 Hz|
|LED Type||Direct LED|
|Backlight Dimming||Full Array Local Dimming|
|Backlight Name||Full Array LED|
|Dimming Name||Active Full Array™ Plus|
|Number of Local Dimming Zones||32|
|Color||Ultra Color Spectrum|
|Panel Bit Depth||10 bits|
|Color Depth||1.07 billion|
|Peak Brightness||600 nits|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio||20000000∶1|
|Dolby Vision IQ|
|Advanced HDR by Technicolor®|
|Upscaling||Spatial Scaling Engine™|
|Frame Interploation Technique||Clear Action™|
|Frame Interpolation Frequency||360 Hz|
|Black Frame Insertion|
|Auto Low Latency Mode|
|Speaker Power Rating||2 x 15 W|
|Dolby Digital Plus|
|Wi-Fi Frequency||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz|
|Virtual Assistant||Google Assistant|
|Works with Alexa|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)|
|USB 3.0 Ports|
|RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs||1|
|IF (Satellite) Inputs|
|RCA Audio Outputs|
|3.5mm headphone Audio Output|
|Optical Audio Output|
|Operating System||VIZIO SmartCast™|
|Mobile App||Vizio SmartCast Mobile™ app|
|On-Screen Display Languages||English, Spanish, French|
|NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)|
|Digital Terrestrial TV System||ATSC|
|Digital Cable TV System||Clear QAM|
|Color system||NTSC / PAL / SECAM|
|Power Supply||AC 120 V, 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption (Typical)||165 W|
|Power Consumption (In Standby)||0.5 W|
|Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)||48.47" x 27.90" x 2.39"|
1231.1 mm x 708.7 mm x 60.7 mm
|Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)||48.47" x 30.30" x 9.32"|
1231.1 mm x 769.6 mm x 236.7 mm
|Dimension of Package (W x H x D)||53.54" x 32.28" x 5.98"|
1359.9 mm x 819.9 mm x 151.9 mm
|VESA Wall Mount|
|VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)||200 mm x 200 mm|
|Weight Without Stand||35.02 lbs / 15.89 kg|
|Weight With Stand||35.68 lbs / 16.18 kg|
|Weight of Package (Gross)||46.25 lbs / 20.98 kg|
|Warranty||1 Year Parts & Labor|
The 2018 M series has a successor - 2019 M Quantum series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.
|UPGRADES||Vizio M557-G0||vs||Vizio M55-F0|
|Higer Dynamic Contrast Ratio||5000000∶1||vs||20000000∶1|
|DOWNGRADES||Vizio M557-G0||vs||Vizio M55-F0|
|Lower Refresh Rate||50 Hz/60 Hz||vs||100 Hz/120 Hz|
|Less Local Dimming Zones||16||vs||32|
|Lower Peak Brightness||400 nits||vs||600 nits|
|Black Frame Insertion||vs|
For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model M557-G0. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Vizio M55-F0 vs Vizio M557-G0 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.