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VIZIO M492I-B2 Review – 49-inch Razor LED Smart HDTV

Originally Reviewed on June 20th, 2014

Up for Review: VIZIO M492I-B2 Razor LED Smart HDTV.

The 49-inch M492I-B2 has got an excellent screen space that fits perfectly into any room. For even extra-large rooms, it’s still a good size. Picture quality is exceptionally well due to the Full-Array LED Backlighting and a couple of other display-enhancing technologies. Smart TV functionalities are included to offer you the ultimate entertainment. It leaves the 3D option, which is why the price is kept down. People treating 3D as an extraneous feature will surely see a great value in VIZIO M492I-B2.
Here is a list of all its important features and specifications. Let’s take a quick look at them before we review the model in greater detail.

VIZIO M492I-B2 Features and Specifications:

  • TV Type: Full-Array LED Smart TV
  • Screen Size: 49 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1080p Full HD
  • Full-Array LED Backlight
  • 32 Active LED Zones
  • Clear Action 720
  • Active Pixel Tuning
  • 240Hz Refresh Rate
  • 20M: 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • Advanced Color Management
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • VIZIO Internet Apps Plus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Second Screen Interactivity
  • 20-watt Audio with DTS StudioSound, DTS TruSurround HD and DTS TruVolume
  • 1 USB and 4 HDMI Ports
  • ENERGY STAR 6.0 Compliance

The M492I-B2, with its standard 49-inch screen, high-quality pictures, Smart TV services and loud audio, is a must-have for every value oriented TV shopper. The panel features a familiar and entirely contemporary design, which is thin and sleek. The bezel frame is much thinner this time around. Cost has always been VIZIO’s stand-out property, and manufacturer’s suggested retail price of this Smart TV is a cent less than $700. The Full-Array LED Backlight is such a brilliant technology that distributes all LEDs across the entire screen uniformly, and helps deliver uniform light and high-quality pictures. The 32 Active Led Zones with Local Dimming adjusts the LED Backlighting in each area of the screen to deliver superior contrast, pure black levels and crystal-clear detail. Black spots look darker and white areas look much brighter. This delivers a lifelike display. The Active Pixel Tuning helps produce incredible picture accuracy and contrast. Thanks to the Clear Action 720 feature that includes enhanced 240Hz Effective Refresh Rate and hefty image processing to deliver amazing motion clarity while watching fast moving content. The huge 20M: 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio adds beautifully to the superior picture display by improving the picture clarity both in excessively darker and brighter environments. Furthermore, the M492I-B2 has got a Screen resolution of Full HD 1080p, which generates over 2 Million pixels on the screen to display unbelievably clear pictures. The TV is programmed with Advanced Color Management to display stunning colors on the display. The Ambient Light Sensor makes up the screen brightness automatically according to the surrounding light intensity.

Availability of VIZIO Internet Apps Plus is the great news for entertainment lovers. This is a revamped interface that offers myriads of useful apps including movies, music, games, news, social media and lots more. The built-in Wi-Fi offers a great speed and instant access to all web services. Thanks to the Second Screen Interactivity, you can connect your compatible mobile devices such as Android phone, Smartphone and Tablet to the TV and conveniently share content between them. The Smart Remote introduced by VIZIO offers easy operations and faster performance.

The output sound is loud and pleasing. You will love listening to any music with the two 10-watt speakers because the entire audio unit is boosted with fabulous technologies like DTS StudioSound, DTS TruSurround and DTS TruVolume. There are one USB port and 4 HDMI ports allowing you to connect your compatible USB and multimedia devices to the TV and view the content directly on the big LED screen. Due to low power consumption, it’s an ENERGY STAR 6.0 Compliant Smart TV.

HDTVUniverse.com gives VIZIO M492I-B2 4/5 stars.

4 / 5 stars     

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