When comparing Samsung NU7100 65" (UN65NU7100) vs VIZIO M-Series 55" (M55-F0), the Slant community recommends Samsung NU7100 65" (UN65NU7100) for most people. In the question“What are the best TVs?” Samsung NU7100 65" (UN65NU7100) is ranked 130th while VIZIO M-Series 55" (M55-F0) is ranked 172nd. The most important reason people chose Samsung NU7100 65" (UN65NU7100) is:
Even though the NU7100 doesn’t have local dimming, watching TV in the dark is not a problem due to amazing black uniformity - the blacks are even and there are no clouding issues. Contrast is remarkable too – blacks are deep, and whites are bright.
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Pro Handles darkness very well
Even though the NU7100 doesn’t have local dimming, watching TV in the dark is not a problem due to amazing black uniformity - the blacks are even and there are no clouding issues.
Contrast is remarkable too – blacks are deep, and whites are bright.
Pro Good for gaming
The TV is a great option for a PC monitor. Not only does the NU7100 have ideal low input lag thanks to the “_PC_” and “Game” modes, it also features support for most resolutions, except 1440p.
Another thing to note – Samsung’s app store has the Steam Link app, which lets you connect your PC to your TV and play games without needing to connect the Steam Link hardware.
Pro Doesn’t require a lot of setup
When you first turn on the TV, it basically walks you through the setup process and you can start properly using it in a matter of minutes.
Regarding picture quality, it’s also quite reasonable right out of the box. White balance (gray color inaccuracy) and color dE (color inaccuracy) could be tweaked down for better quality, but most people won’t notice a sizeable difference.
In case you can’t figure something out when setting up, the TV also has a handy “e-manual” button.
Pro Great smart features
The NU7100 has a smooth, fast, and easy-to-navigate interface with a lot of room for customization, so you can tailor it for easier access to your most-used apps.
Samsung’s app store has a huge and diverse app library, second only to the Google Play Store.
The SmartThings app allows the user to control the TV and other connected devices via their smartphone.
From games to movies, sports and use as a PC monitor, the NU7100 is a good TV for diverse usage. The balance of low input lag, good picture quality, and decent motion handling make sure of it.
Pro Doesn't require calibration
You will not need to spend extra time and effort calibrating this TV because of its great out-of-the-box color accuracy. The TV's average color error dE is only 2.34 which is far below the level that can be perceived by a human eye.
Pro Works well as a home theater TV
The 2018's VIZIO M-Series is an excellent option for those who are looking for the heart of their home theaters that would not break the bank because the TV offers decent dark scene performance and an excellent size for its money.
Con Poor viewing angle
The quality of the picture degrades quite a lot when looking at the TV from the side – the brightness decreases, and colors get washed out, especially the blacks, which distort when watching even slightly off center.
All Samsung TVs run advertisements and the NU7100 is no exception. There is no way to turn them off or disable ad tracking.
Con Not great for HDR content
The NU7100 is best suited for standard-dynamic-range (SDR) content. It won’t be able to handle HDR content because of the weak color gamut and color volume (the amount of colors the TV can display).
Con Misperforms in light-filled environments
The TV’s peak brightness is not too good, so it’s best suited for rooms without a lot of light.
Even though the TV’s reflection handling is very good, it still won’t properly deal with them in brightly-lit rooms.
Con Mobile app has limited functionality
The SmartThings app won’t be able to completely replace the actual remote due to some drawbacks, such as no text input and no app launching possibilities, which are features that are absolutely necessary for a proper remote.
Con CON Doesn't play HDR well
This TV has noticeably worst HDR performance than a lot of its direct competitors because of its limited color gamut and mediocre peak brightness.
Con Can't speed up low framerate content
Unlike many TVs of 2018, the VIZIO M-Series lacks the frame interpolation feature which means that you will not be able to boost up the framerate of content you're watching artificially. Interpolation is a significant feature for those who, for example, like to watch good-old Blu-ray as it can make it look noticeably smoother.