Last year and the years before that, 4K TVs in general were still a pretty tough recommendation. You obviously pay more for the pixels and those extra pixels don’t really add too much to the video quality. Plus 4K content is still very limited to online streaming services and you will need a very fast Internet connection for smooth streaming. But the 4K age is drawing near and there are plenty of smaller and more affordable 4K TVs that look ready to handle future content. VIZIO is fully prepared too with a full lineup of affordable 4K displays. Surprisingly, the company’s biggest displays like the VIZIO M70-C3 have attractively low prices, too.
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About the VIZIO M70-C3
The M70-C3 replaces last year’s VIZIO M702i-B3 as the new mainstream VIZIO smart TV. It still has more features than its E-series counterpart but it pushes much closer to the P-series in terms of specifications. It can be considered a spiritual successor to last year’s P-series models but wrapped in a budget package and it clearly shows with the design of the TV.
The 70-inch display has a pretty generic black bezel with a silver edge. Unlike the previous models, it is supported by two aluminum stands making the TV a bit more stable but requires a longer surface. The only real thing that is attractive with this display is its size until you turn it on and start appreciating the vastly improved picture quality.
Comparison with the VIZIO M702i-B3
With the release of the VIZIO M70-C3 and other M-series 2015 models, VIZIO officially made the E-series TV family the only choice for 1080p resolution. The M70-C3 has its course set for the future with a 4K Ultra HD display. That’s 8 million pixels worth of picture detail and when placed on a 70-inch display, the differences are noticeable if you plug in a laptop or desktop to any of the HDMI ports and setting the screen resolution to 4K. Text is sharp and everything looks small but highly detailed. Playing games on a 4K resolution look noticeably better, too.
Instead of having four HDMI ports, the VIZIO M70-C3 has five HDMI ports and some of these ports have higher specifications than others. One HDMI port is fully 4K ready with HDMI 2.0 support which basically means 4K 60 fps support while three HDMI ports have HDCP 2.2 copy protection. Most people won’t care about these things until 4K actually becomes mainstream and it is nice to see VIZIO prepared.
More people will care about the way 4K TVs handle 1080p content and the M70-C3 comes out strong with a feature that made the P-series a popular choice for 4K displays – the VIZIO Spatial Scaling Engine. Basically, the TV accepts any kind of 720p or 1080p source and the upscaling engine does the rest in doubling the pixels and applying special algorithms to make the picture look close to Ultra HD.
The VIZIO M70-C3 also pushes ahead with a more advanced dual-band wireless LAN module that supports 802.11ac connections. If you have other computers and a wireless router with the same 802.11ac specification, you’ll be able to enjoy much faster and smoother local streaming. Combined with the new V6 six-core processor, which consists of 4 GPU cores and 2 CPU cores, the smart TV performance feels faster than the previous model and apps load quicker.
The M70-C3 has one of the most basic smart TV interfaces available on a 4K display. You can press the VIZIO logo icon on the remote to launch it or use the dedicated Amazon, Netflix or iHeartRadio buttons to launch their respective apps. The interface is uncluttered and simple to use but the app selection is lacking compared to the competition. That isn’t bad though because if you like using popular services like Spotify, Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube or just want to manage your local content using Plex, you can use those apps and dozens of others right from the TV.
The remote only has one cool trick. Flip it around and you’ll find a full QWERTY keyboard to use for entering search terms or logging into services. Interestingly, there is no Web browser and that’s fine because they are rarely useful given the current landscape of mobile devices. Don’t expect any voice search technologies and motion gestures on the remote either.
The VIZIO M70-C3 didn’t omit what was great about last year’s model which was the full-array LED backlighting technology. This technology allows the backlight to dim in certain areas depending on the content to allow the TV to achieve a very high contrast ratio. For the admission price, the results look fantastic. The M70-C3 has 32 of these Active LED Zones so it is the same as the previous model and fewer than the P-series 70-inch model but the picture quality is great and even better when witnessing real 4K video.
• Outstanding 1080p and 4K image quality.
• Competitive price.
• 802.11ac wireless.
• HDMI ports ready for next-gen 4K content.
• Generic design.
• Not many smart apps available compared to other 4K TVs.
The VIZIO M70-C3 costs around $2,000 and can outperform some of the more expensive TVs on the market today. If you are not after the feature bloat, this is the next large 4K TV to get.