I received the tv about a week ago now. Purchased on November 23, received December 7. The delivery employees were great, thourough and earlier than scheduled. Nice fellas too. Needless to say the shipping was slow from purchase to home arrival, but then again, it was my first time to have a tv delivered. Never again, but I had no choice on this one. Now that the delivery experience is done, let me explain how and why I purchased this tv.
I had purchased a M60-C3 back in October of 2015. Over the course of three years the led backlights began to fail to the point where the tv was a piece of nuisanceand disgrace. I contacted vizio support and they were great and made me an offer for all my troubles. Took them up on it. And voila, I purchased this model, M65-F0.
In comparing both models, let's get the obvious out of the way, the 5 inches is unnoticeable. The remote is simple to use and I love how the buttons are softer.
I do miss the qwerty keyboard on the back from the M60 but guess what, that remote works just fine on this model too. Great.
Now to the UI, the software looks so much better. It's more refreshing and easier to use. I was curious about the Pluto service. It's a nice feature but honestly I still love my DirecTV Now. Pluto is about the same as Xumo but maybe a little better. Depends who you ask of course. The other apps included are popular ones as usual. I was surprised to see NBC and CBS app in the lineup. Yes the smart cast is also great and it works so much faster on this model too. But I would love to have the DirecTV Now and HBO Go app on the tv soon. Heck I'll dare to say Sling as well.
This model has four hdmi inputs. The first is the arc. I plugged in the vizio soundbar I had on the previous model. Works great too. Then I plugged my retro console to that soundbar as hdmi 1. Then I plugged in my xbox one x, xbox 360, and apple tv. The CEC feature picked up the apple TV and it was the only one I did not need to name. With that CEC feature I also can control the apple tv with the vizio remote. Ah, it's so good no longer swiping that apple remote.
I have the tv on the vivid picture mode. I did have to lower the backlighting to 50 percent as it is super bright. I did find some settings online to calibrate but I did not like the way they turned out. Plus I really want to push the led backlighting to its limit. One thing I do notice when you hit the vizio app button on the remote, the screen jumps to that mode and in the interim will show a spinning wheel. As the wheel spins, you can see the led lights turn on and off. I think they should have either placed the LEDs from the center outward or made that wheel bigger. It's just a minor knit picking on my part.
I downloaded the smart cast app and it's okay. I can control the tv from there. This is something my m60 could not do.
It's very early for a review so I will be sure to update at 6 months. I figured I'd get a jump on it though.