The 40″ VIZIO M401i-A3 LED HDTV is my first smart TV and I’ve been really enjoying it. All of the VIZIO M401i-A3 reviews that I read were very favorable and VIZIO seems to be getting a better reputation year after year. I couldn’t find this TV in the stores so I ended up buying it online which was relatively easy and simple. I took delivery of it and set it up myself, wasn’t too heavy, and it was very straight forward. The moment of truth was when I fired it up for the first time and I was more than pleased.
VIZIO M401i-A3 Image Quality
My main concern before buying the VIZIO M401i-A3 was how good would the image quality be. Please understand that I’m not a TV snob or extremely picky but I think this thing is beautiful! The M401iA3 has a very clear image and I have been nothing but pleased by it.
When I bought the TV I also bought a 3D blu ray player and I highly recommend doing so. First off blu ray movies look amazing on this TV. Secondly, I now have 3D without the big added expense of having it built into the TV itself. It’s a win win.
As far as the smart apps go it’s really cool and there’s a lot to play around with. Setup up was very simple with the VIZIO M401i-A3 picking up my wireless router almost immediately. Streaming HD content over the WiFi can be a bit spotty once in a great while but overall it works great. For those looking for a bulletproof connection you can plug your ethernet cable directly into the TV and not use the WiFi.
Who Should Buy the VIZIO M401i-A3
The 40 inch VIZIO M401i-A3 is priced so right that I could see a lot of possibilities for this HDTV. It makes a great living room TV(which is my case) but I can also see people using it as an outdoor TV or even a bedroom TV. There’s a lot to like about it and when you start price comparing it to other similar spec’d TV’s it quickly becomes an obvious choice. For anyone in the market for a 40 inch HDTV the VIZIO M401i-A3 is hard to beat.