Bought this tv recently. It has what is called a simi matte screen, I prefer a glossy screen but this one is ok. The stand makes it sit directly on the table with no lift from the table to the tv which could be a viewing problem in some cases and it does tilt back at the top, if using the wall mounting options that would not be an issue. It does come with 2 phillips head screws to attach the stand to the tv and that is a must because it will pop off with out the screws holding it on, it also has some little rubber feet pads to put on the stand to prevent scratching or moving.
It has quite decent sound for a small tv with small internal speakers which are 2watt each of course other sound speakers can be added.
It connected to my wifi router instantly with a full strong signal and my router is in another room. I did have to read the user manual which is on the tv to find out how to get the on board keypad to show up so I could enter my wifi passcode, but once it did it was a breeze to use.
I tried out some of the apps and added the pandora app from the included yahoo app store, adding and removing apps is very easy.(There are limited numbers of available apps) Setting the weather app for my area was also very simple. I did create a profile with my location and time settings easily.
Having easy access to the user manual on the tv is great although I would have also liked to have a printed version, you can go to the vizio site for this model and download and print the pdf versions of the various manuals.
You are able to download an app to your smart phone or tablet that allow them to be used as the remote, that info was available on the vizio site for this model. Which is nice in case you lost or misplaced the remote.
The biggest negative for me is that it only has one HDMI port which is very strange for this tv since it is a smart tv, most others have at least 2 and in some of the ones I looked at up to 4 HDMI ports.
That was close to making it not an option for me but some of the other features sold me, however it really should have at least 2.
The picture settings are very good and there are plenty of settings and modes, I was quickly able to set it to my liking with some tweaking. It definitely does not have the same picture quality as my large Samsung plasma but the price and size difference make that understandable. For an extra tv which will be used mainly in an RV it is very adequate.
I already own a Vizio tablet which has the built in remote control app which is convenient.
The weight is very manageable, easy to move from room to room.
It does NOT have a web browser so you can NOT use it for surfing the web or any of those type activities. The wifi is strictly for accessing the apps on the tv, streaming, the yahoo app store to add or remove apps, the weather apps access etc, so no email, browsing, downloading or anything like that. Of course some of the apps do require an account for use.
The remote control, small, light weight, very tiny buttons that are difficult to read and impossible in a darkened room. I have vision issues so it was even worse for me, really tiny buttons with tiny numbers on them. I would have rather had a bigger remote with easy to read buttons.
All in all it is a very nice small smart tv that should fit my needs adequately.
http://store.vizio.com/e241ia1.html that is the link to the Vizio store for that model, under support you can find the pdf versions of the various manuals, and all the tech specs.
weight with stand is 8.05 lbs with out stand is 7.87 lbs.
The Vizio co-star is available for purchase for added full screen web browsing and streaming if you are wanting more. http://www.vizio.com/costar/overview/
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