22” Class Edge Lit Razor LED™ LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps®MODEL NUMBER: M221NV Model Features:
- • 21.5 inch diagonal
- • VIZIO Internet Apps® (VIA)
- • Built-in WiFi 802.11n
- • Edge Lit Razor LED™
- • 1080p Full HD
- • 50,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
VIZIO’s 22” Class (21.5 inch diagonal) Edge Lit Razor LED™ LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.) puts the best of the web right on your TV screen, giving you the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more at the push of a button. With built-in WiFi (802.11n) for easy set-up, this HDTV also boasts full 1080p HD with edge lit Razor LED™ backlighting for brilliant clarity in a razor thin design.
This stylish and compact Internet-enabled HDTV fits anywhere and also delivers superior audio using SRS TruVolume™ and SRS TruSurroundHD™ for advanced virtual surround sound. It has two HDMI ports to connect HDMI devices to your HDTV. In addition, it also exceeds ENERGY STAR® 4.1 Guidelines to reduce energy consumption and has built-in ambient light sensing technology, which automatically adjusts backlight levels to the brightness of its surroundings.
VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.)
Easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather. Learn More
Edge Lit Razor LED™
Edge Lit Razor LED - This Mercury Free, Energy Efficient, Razor Thin HDTV achieves a 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio giving you deeper blacks and brighter whites - 250 nits brightness.
1080P FULL HD
Full 1080P High Definition resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp. Learn More
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions. Learn More
Limits volume inconsistencies between programming. Learn More
The display’s backlight is environmentally-friendly due to the fact that LED edge lights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance.
The latest 802.11n Wireless Networking is built-in making connecting to the Internet quick and easy.
Razor Thin Styling
Less than a 2.1” profile*, it’s simply amazing!
Energy efficient sensors auto-adjust brightness for the perfect picture regardless of room conditions.
SRS TruSurround HD™
Delivers immersive virtual high definition surround sound. Learn More
ECO HD™ exceeds the current ENERGY STAR® 4.1 Guidelines, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.
* Without stand. Max Depth of 2.37"
|Tuner:||ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner|
|Native Panel Resolution:||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Signal Compatibility:||Supports 1080P(HDTV), 1080I(HDTV), 720P(HDTV), 480P(EDTV), 480I(SDTV)|
|Computer Support:||1920x1080, 1360x768, 800x600, 640x480 via VGA/HDMI|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio:||1,000,000:1|
|Viewable Angle:||170/160 degrees (horizontal/vertical)|
|Pixel/Dot Pitch:||0.248mm x 0.248mm|
|SRS TruSurround HD™:||Yes|
|SRS TruSurround XT™:||No|
|HDMI with HDCP||2|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner||1|
|Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:||1 via VGA to component adapter|
|HDMI with HDCP|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner|
|Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:|
|USB Ports:||1 (Service and Future Multimedia Functionality)|
|SPDIF Digital Optical:||1|
|LED:||Edge Lit Razor LED™
|Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee:||Yes|
|3D Comb Filter:||Yes|
|3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down:||Yes|
|ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation:||Yes|
|ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding:||Yes|
|NTSC Video decoding via Video:||Yes|
|Progressive Scan Video:||Yes|
|Color Temperature:||5400K, 6500K and 9300K|
|Color Fine Tuning:||Independent Red, Green and Blue|
|Speakers:||3W x 2 speakers|
|Panel Lamp Life (typical):||30,000 Hours|
|Voltage Range:||100~240 Vac at 50/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption:||<1W Standby, 65W w/ALS (Ambient Light Sensor)|
|Net With Stand:||8.15lbs|
|With Stand:||21.75"W x 15.43"H x 7.13"D|
|Without Stand:||21.75"W x 13.56"H x 2.1"D|
|Packaging Dimensions:||25.59"W x 18.50"H x 5.51"D|
|CERTIFICATIONS||CSA/ CSA-US, FCC Class B|
|COMPLIANCES||Energy Star 4.0, Digital Ambient Light|
|WALL MOUNT SPECIFICATIONS|
|Hole Pattern:||VESA standard 100mmx100mm spacing|
|VIZIO WARRANTY||One Year Parts & Labor Free Lifetime Technical Support|
VIZIO, Inc. has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein. All product specifications, functionality, features, configurations, performance, design and other product information described herein are subject to change without notice. VIZIO, Inc. disclaims liability for typographical, technical, or descriptive errors.
- Great product, needs a little more to be perfect Review by Aquila76
So many great apps (Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, Pandora, Rhapsody, etc.) make this a terrific all-in-one media center (minus bluray or DVD obviously). The only thing I could slight this on is there does not appear to be any DLNA support, which is how I stream media from my desktop in the living room. Not a deal-killer for me as it supports literally everything else I subscribe to, and if I'm desperate enough it's easy to connect a laptop to it and get the DLNA media that way.
Also, responding to the commenter who states this is not Wi-Fi Certified:
Not sure what settings you're using, but I can connect flawlessly to my router which uses WPA2/AES with a complex 24 character key using upper, lower, and special characters. It sounds like you may have the encryption type set to WEP. The TV definitely supports punctuation, spaces, etc. in the Wi-Fi password for WPA and WPA2 in either AES or TKIP.
(Posted on 10/31/11)
- Good until remote is gone Review by retcsgt
I really like the tv overall. The wi fi is outstanding, The netflix app is perfect, works like a charm. Like all the rest of the people, the sound they say is not very good, however, I have it installed in my 23ft. travel trailer and the sound puts us outside, to us, it is that good. As for the night light? my wife needs it in the middle if the night. The only draw back is the remote control, after 5 months it quit working and no buttons on the tv to control it, con, Now I have to copy the faded receipt and email it to them, hopefully, they are able to read it. And of course, I'm finally writing a review after 5 months, otherwise, I would probably not be writing one at all. OVERALL GRADE B++
(Posted on 10/17/11)
- Nice TV ... WiFi is NOT compliant Review by not.WIFI.certified
Picture - Great !
Sound - as expected for this size TV.
Wi-Fi Compatibility: This TV is *NOT* Wi-Fi certified ... As long as you don't mind relatively poor (but adequate) network security, you can use Wi-Fi as long as your network encryption follows three simple rules...
1) no more than 10 characters within the wifi personal key.
2) does not allow non-alphanumeric characters.... (contrary to the on-screen keyboard, and the WPA2 specifications)
3) does not accept HEX, only ASCII keys
Or, put another way: No punctuation, no spaces, no special characters, and ONLY 10 characters ...
Fortunately, Vizio does not advertise the TV as Wi-Fi Certified, only Wi-Fi compatible.
PS: Why no DLNA ability???
(Posted on 9/13/11)
- Good for console games but kinda limited for PC users. Review by Omega
1. Economic for it's price and size.
2. Great video output for console games (PS3, Xbox360, etc) and blu-ray movies.
1. Preset PC resolutions for both VGA & HDMI are very limited.
If you want to play old PC games on a wide screen resolution (ej. 1280 x 800), well your out of luck. It's either 1024 x 768 or less (4:3 or 16:9 but stretched) and 1920 x 1080 while hogging your CPU/GPU.
I have not idea why these resolutions are not available in the first place.
1280 x 600
1280 x 720
1280 x 800
1280 x 1024
1360 x 768 (It appears in the overview specs but it's really isn't available)
1600 x 900
And no it's not my video card's fault because I tested my PC on another HDTV brand (same cables and settings) and I could easily choose any of the above resolutions without any issues.
Could they be added with a future firmware update?
I don't know, but it would be great if it were possible.
2. Average sound system.
3. You can't use an USB keyboard for the pre-installed apps on the HDTV.
The controller is too clunky for those apps.
4. You can't turn off the Wi-Fi on the HDTV for the apps.
Either I haven't found the setting or it's not really there.
I just do a factory restore and leave the apps at off to remedy this.
(Posted on 6/18/11)
- Love the TV! Review by trumatt
I loved the price, the apps, and WiFi on the model. The only thing is the speakers aren't that great. They could have put some better speakers in the TV. We hooked up some spare computer speakers and now it sounds great. Overall, the TV is worth it! I love it and I'm probably going to buy Vizios in the future.
(Posted on 3/28/11)
- Good TV for the price Review by MNbuyer
Recently bought this TV on sale for 249 at Target. I hooked the TV up in no time, and connected it to the internet with no problems. I played with some of the apps, and I'm excited to use these, especially the Netflix app. The picture quality is good compared to our old TV. I did play with the sound and turned OFF the true sound (as other reviewers noted) which did help the sound improve to a deeper sound. It's a small TV so don't expect cinema sound quality.
The cons of the TV are that the VIZIO logo stays lit in blue when the TV is turned on, and a yellow/orange hue with the TV is turned off. We bought this TV for our bedroom, so this feature is very annoying. I know what brand TV I bought, and don't need to stare at it ALL the time. I don't need a nightlight either. Further, there is a blue light on the wall plug in, so there are two lights lit at all times weather the TV is on or off. I don't like this light problem and have not been able to identify any setting changes to turn off the logo on the front of the TV. I did put electric tape over the plug in light, but am hesitant to put tape on the front of my brand new shiny TV. I guess for the low price, you are subject to a full time advertisement.
Bottom line is I would recommend this TV based on its quality for rooms other than bedrooms.
(Posted on 3/9/11)
- loves and dislikes Review by LL
We bought this tv for our RV at Costco for $199.00 mainly because of the apps. We loved the streaming Netflix and apps. What we did not like is the sound-like a clock radio-yes I went to the audio adjustments and tried different settings. It is really annoying that there are lights on the front of the tv and on the plug that are always on, even when you turn the set off. Do not care for the shiny black plastic that scratches easily and has to be dusted daily that many electronic/computer products have today. Back to positives all of the plugs are in the center of the back of the tv it makes it balanced with not plugs getting stretched when you turn the tv. It is very lightweight. While the case is shiny the screen is matte and easy to see in all light conditions, no glare.
We returned this tv and purchased the 26" model with apps it does not have the always on light polution problem, sound is somewhat better, has manual controls on the back (handy if you misplace the remote) , but has the plugs on one side of the back of the tv instead of center which it the only negative for us. We paid almost $100.00 more for the 26' which is bigger all around..
Except for sound we are very impressed with Vizio tvs. It is great that Vizio continues to upgrade the set automatically after purchase.
(Posted on 2/13/11)
- Terrific little TV! Review by RENE
This little powerhouse is terrific. The sound is weak in quality and power, but IT'S A LITTLE TV! What do you expect, THX? It's features and built-in wi-fi work perfectly, and it has a beautiful picture. I would highly recommend this gem. Nice job Vizio!
(Posted on 2/12/11)
- HDMI Connects to PC Review by Zeifer
This television is a great buy overall. I've had mine for over 2 months now and it's still working spectacularly well. A small drawback that I'm looking for a fix for is the tendency to blur small text that is either red or blue. But, I'm not sure if it was intended for this television to be connected a PC via HDMI. It certainly does work and work well, but if you have a usual need to read small multi-colored print, it's not for you. Overall rating 9/10
Need to be able to upgrade firmware via USB, it doesn't seem to have that option or updates on the site. Customer support is also A+
(Posted on 1/9/11)
- Awesome Picture-Ludicrous Sound Review by hobodriver
Purchased 1-2-11. My wife and I are in our late 60's and bought this for less than $200.
This TV replaced a 12 yr. old Panasonic analog TV. It is used in our kitchen and will be moved to the bedroom in our camper this Spring. Read and study the manual before you run the set-up. It wil save you a lot of grief. The setup ran smoothly. The picture is awesome. The internet apps also worked as advertised. The quality of the sound is a throwback to the old pocket trasitor radios of the 1950's and 60's; After adjusting the bass and treble, along with adjusting the mixer settings, there was some improvement but the quality was still lacking. Our old 14 inch Panasonic had better sound. Vizio has a product here that would be second to none if they would improve the sound quality. A flush mount would also be nice instead of the wall bracket supplied. We also plan to buy a new 32 inch HDTV to put in our 5th wheel this Spring for our primary viewing but will be looking for TV's with much better sound than what Vizio has shown us.
(Posted on 1/3/11)
- WOW, Great TV Review by Letts
We had purchased this item for our tweens bedroom. It is absolutely perfect for them. They can watch their movies through Netflix, Rent movies through the Apps and check their FB. We have not even hooked it up to the cable yet because so far they have more then enough to keep them happy with the built in Wi-Fi. The picture quality is unbelievable and the low price you cant go wrong. The TV stand and mounting is easy. Set up was simple. Thank you Vizio!
(Posted on 12/31/10)
- I got more than i expected! Review by Logan D
I bought this TV at Costco for only $199!!! I thought being a small TV, it would be cheap with a lousy picture and bad sound, I WAS WRONG! this tv had the best picture quality out there... but the sound needed some work. to fix the sound i went out and bought some computer speakers with 2 speakers and a bass for only $20 and it took care of that problem, it is fast on wifi, netflix works like a dream, facebook is awsome... but there is no keyboard on the remote so i went out and bought a wireless keyboard for another $20 but hey, the TV was on sale $70 off and i only spent $40 on the extra stuff that i didn't really need. Another thing is that im only 14 and only make money doing little stuff an i was able to afford this TV getting alot for the money i paid for it
Overall it is a 5 star TV !!
(Posted on 12/31/10)
- need help with netflix code Review by shay
love the new tv! got it hooked up to netflix...but now they want my code again...and I have no clue how to find it. Please help.
(Posted on 12/26/10)
- Wall Mount Review by Mig
This Is great for the apps and everything, but I'm not a fan of the type of wall mount it needs. For a "Razor" thin TV you can't mount it flush with the wall, and that bites.
It is great that it's wifi enabled because a year ago i paid a pretty penny for my blu-ray that needed a wifi antenna just to stream my netflix.
(Posted on 12/11/10)
- happy happy happy! Review by geo-in-nashville
got the m221nv for $250 at Walmart and in no time at all was watching an HD movie over WiFi using the Amazon On-Demand VIA app!
i thought i might need to replace my aging Linksys WRT54G wireless router but it worked great over a Comcast 12 Mbps / 2 Mbps cable internet connection.
looks awesome using internet streaming, digital cable, and also my older progressive scan dvd player which only has RGB component outputs (YPbPr.)
other pluses include 1920x1080 LED screen, 2 HDMI ports, great color, great contrast, great viewing angles, low power consumption, and last but not least, is attractively thin and lightweight (2 in., 8 lbs!)
the only minus is, as others have mentioned, the sound isn't that good, especially for larger rooms.
although there is a 1/8" mini headphone output, there is no true line-level analog audio output. only the SPDIF digital optical output is provided to connect the tv to an external sound system. this is a drawback for me as i do not have an av receiver equipped with digital audio inputs. yet. :)
bottom line: i've not seen more bang-for-the-buck than this 1080p LED HDTV!
(Posted on 11/29/10)
- WOW Review by Ditz
This is an amazing TV for the money.... Can't believe the picture and all the apps.
(Posted on 11/29/10)
- Great tv Review by Bogie
We bought two of these tv's to put in small bed rooms and they work great.
We also own two of the 32" tv's for around two years and have never had any problems with them. The picture is as good as our Sony and much better than our Sharp.
Good tv for the price.
(Posted on 11/29/10)
- Excellent TV Review by Clayton
I do love this TV. It is light, has a great picture. Is easy to setup. It doubles as a great laptop monitor. The internet apps are great. I had Netflix running in no time and the quality is terrific even over the wireless N which is built in.
There are a few issues I hope are resolved in firmware.
First is that I cannot seem to get it to read the USB port to play anything. I was hoping to play movies from a thumb drive.
Second, there does not seem to be a DLNA widget or DLNA capability. I have a MYTHV media server and wanted to access its content using this TV.
Last issue (not really an issue) is that the remote is a bit cheesy. But for what I paid for this TV, I shouldn't really expect too much more.
Overall, a great TV with a great picture. And the picture/price is the most important thing to me. This TV has the best bang for the buck that I have seen.
(Posted on 11/8/10)
- Great picture, so-so audio Review by Linda
Just bought this at Sam's today. Great price, great picture, but the sound is disappointing. Hopefully I can hook up some external speakers. Still, a good buy...
(Posted on 10/31/10)
- Great product! Review by jadelung
I have been looking for a small TV for my bedroom and did a lot of shopping around. This TV is amazing.
The best thing about this TV is the built-in Wifi. You don't need to purchase anything extra to get the Wifi to work. For example my Tivo unit you have to buy an antenna, which is not cheap. The internet apps are amazing!
I love the Web Videos App you can watch on-demand material from CBS, FOX, WB, PBS, and more! It's like Hulu!
It has a Vudu app. A VUDU Set Top Box on Amazon cost $199.99! I just paid $238.00 for a TV that has Vudo, Netflix, Amazon On-Demand and more.
This TV saves you money you don't need to buy a Roku, VUDU, or Boxee! All you need is this great TV!
Pros: Great picture, built-in Wifi!, great apps, thin and light, easy to use,.
Cons: No slide-out keyboard remote, remote does not light up in dark, sound is okay, but not great.
I give this TV a 4.5 out of 5. If the sound was a little bit better it would be a 5. It would be nice if you had the option to purchase the slide-out remote separately.
(Posted on 10/30/10)
- Great Review by Jules
We just bought this TV at Sam's for 228.00. We just set it up but so far it looks great.
(Posted on 10/28/10)
- Very good TV for the money Review by Buster
I bought this TV a week ago.So far the TV has worked just great The color is the best I have seen on a small TV. You cant beet the price for a LED TV. I am very pleased with the purchase.
(Posted on 10/26/10)
- perfect Review by jazz
i bought this tv today from target for only $249.99! AMAZiNG!
(Posted on 10/20/10)
- good price Review by tron
one thing to say love it happy happy
(Posted on 10/15/10)
- Great TV with Lots of Features Review by GadgetMan1
I purchased this TV two weeks ago for my home office and love it! It was easy to set up, has lots of great features, and the built-in WIFI is unheard of for this size TV and price point. The remote is kind of quirky b/c pressing the Menu takes you to the VIA screen, but you can access the TV adjustments there. Overall, an A+!
(Posted on 9/20/10)