VIZIO D60 D3 Review: Perfect for Big Screen Lovers

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This review will provide you with an in-depth analysis of the TV’s features and specifications. To make that happen, I will discuss the television’s design features, display features, and sound features.

I will also talk about the VIZIO D60 D3’s ports and connectivity features, as well as its smart features. Besides, because this is an in-depth review of the VIZIO D60 D3, you will get to know the various merits and demerits of the television.

Additionally, I will offer the VIZIO D60 D3 a rating out of ten at the conclusion of each section based on my personal viewpoint. Hence, when you are done with this review article, you will have enough information to make a wise purchase decision.

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My Initial Thoughts

VIZIO D60 D3 Review My Initial Thoughts

Since its involvement in the television market in 2002, VIZIO has earned itself a reputation for providing adequate televisions with affordable price tags. The VIZIO D-series lineup, which was released in 2016, proves that the brand deserves that amazing reputation.

 

To give more details, the VIZIO D-series lineup comprises various affordable televisions varying in size and features. One of the televisions in that lineup is the VIZIO D60 D3 which offers a 60-inch display with FHD resolution.

Furthermore, this television comes with an impressive contrast ratio and offers great motion-handling performance. However, the TV features some pretty disappointing weaknesses, such as poor viewing angles.

Now the main question is whether the TV’s weaknesses supersede its strengths or the other way around. Why not read the other sections below to find out?

VIZIO D60 D3 Design, Dimension, and Weight Review

When it comes to design, the VIZIO D60 D3 is pretty much basic. To give more details, the television’s display is surrounded by bezels of average thickness – the bezels measure 0.55-inch.

These bezels have a plastic build and feature a matte-black finish. For brand recognition, you will find a “VIZIO” inscription on the bottom bezel.

Moving on, the VIZIO D60 D3 comes with a pair of V-shaped legs. Even though these legs are entirely made of plastic, they provide enough support for the TV.

Thus, the television will barely wobble when nudged or pushed. Nevertheless, the legs are positioned very close to the edges of this 60-inch television.

Hence, if you don’t have plans to wall-mount the VIZIO D60 D3, you will need a very large desk or tabletop to place it on.

Turning to the back of the television, you will encounter a plain plastic back panel that has a matte black finish. This back panel is somewhat bulky and features four 200 x 200 mm VESA mount holes for wall-mounting the television.

However, due to the bulky back panel, the television will stick out of the wall if wall-mounted. On a positive note, the VIZIO D60 D3 comes with a cable management system on its back panel.

When it comes to size and weight, the VIZIO D60 D3 measures 1358.9 x 68.6 x 787.4 mm (W x D x H) and weighs 18810.4 g. To be quite honest, this television is pretty lightweight for a 60-inch television.

As a matter of fact, the television weighs less than some 55-inch TVs like the Samsung UN55RU8000FXZ. To be more precise, the Samsung UN55RU8000FXZ weighs a massive 19096.2 g.

All things considered, I will rate the VIZIO D60 D3 an eight out of ten in this design features review section.

VIZIO D60 D3 Display Features and Picture Quality Review

VIZIO D60 D3 Display Features And Picture Quality Review

Display-wise, the VIZIO D60 D3 offers a 60-inch LED display with a Full-HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Although a 4K UHD display offers four times better picture quality, this TV’s FHD display should still render clear and sharp pictures.

Besides, an FHD resolution display is two times better than an HD resolution display. Apart from its FHD resolution, the VIZIO D60 D3’s display also has an outstanding contrast ratio of 5000000:1.

Due to this remarkable contrast ratio, the display will be able to render deeply-rich blacks. Thereby making the television ideal for watching movies with lots of dark or shadowy scenes.

In case you are curious, a display’s contrast ratio is the ratio between the brightest luminance and darkest black the display can deliver. In addition to its impressive contrast ratio, this television display also supports local dimming.

Local dimming is a feature that enhances a display’s black level by dimming the backlights behind the LCD/LED layers. Thus, with this feature, the VIZIO D60 D3’s display will render deeper blacks than it would without the feature.

Unfortunately, this television display comes with poor viewing angles. This is mainly because the display was made with a VA (Vertical Alignment) panel.

Well, due to the poor viewing angles, images will look washed out when watching the VIZIO D60 D3 from the sides or extreme angles. To make matters worse, this television offers average display brightness.

To be more specific, the TV display comes with a maximum brightness of 306 nits. Hence, the VIZIO D60 D3 might not be suitable for use in a bright or well-lit area.

Nonetheless, you can use the television comfortably in a moderately-lit room. Besides, the television’s display features a semi-gloss coating that helps with reflection handling.

To give more details, this semi-gloss coating helps to reduce the intensity of reflection on the display by diffusing it across the screen.

Sadly, the VIZIO D60 D3 doesn’t support HDR. Just so you know, HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a picture enhancement technology that upgrades the brightness and color accuracy of a display.

Hence, with the aid of HDR, a display should be able to produce life-like images when rendering HDR-supported content. Unfortunately, as mentioned earlier, the VIZIO D60 D3 doesn’t support HDR.

Looking at the brighter side of things, the television’s display offers a fast response of 11.9 milliseconds. As a result, the television should be ideal for watching movies with fast-motion scenes as the display will produce minimal blur trails.

By the way, response time is the time it takes a display to make a transition from one color to another.

Even though the VIZIO D60 D3 is ideal for watching fast-motion content, it isn’t suitable for gaming. This is because its display offers a poor input lag.

To be more specific, the television’s display has an input lag of 26.5 milliseconds, which is pretty high for gaming. For your information, input lag refers to the time it takes a display to respond to signal input from external devices.

Furthermore, for a television to be considered good for gaming, its display must have an input lag of 15 milliseconds or lower. Sadly, with an input lag of 26.5 milliseconds, the VIZIO D60 D3 isn’t ideal for gaming.

In summary, the VIZIO D60 D3’s Full-HD display offers a remarkable contrast ratio and a fast response time. However, the display isn’t compatible with HDR, has bad viewing angles, and offers a poor input lag.

Thus, I will offer the VIZIO D60 D3 a rating of seven out of ten in this display features review section.

VIZIO D60 D3 Sound Features Review

In the case of sound production, the VIZIO D60 D3 comes with a pair of 15-watt speakers. Hence, these speakers are capable of producing a total of 30 watts of audio power.

As a result, the speakers should be loud enough to fill a big room with sound. Besides, the speakers are also able to produce a good sound quality as well as clear dialogue.

Thanks to the speakers’ clear dialogue production, conversation-driven content will be a joy to watch on the VIZIO D60 D3. On the downside, this VIZIO television doesn’t come with a built-in subwoofer for producing an adequate amount of bass.

Therefore, bass-heavy movies might not be suitable to watch on the VIZIO D60 D3. Nevertheless, you can purchase a soundbar alongside the television to get the right amount of bass to enjoy bass-heavy movies.

To compensate for the absence of a subwoofer, the VIZIO D60 D3 comes with DTS Studio Sound. DTS Studio Sound is a sound technology for producing multichannel surround sound and cinema-like sound quality.

Moving on, the VIZIO D60 D3 offers an impressive distortion performance. Specifically, its speakers don’t produce much distortion, even at the maximum volume level.

This was proven by the television’s results on a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) test. In case you are wondering, the THD test is a test that measures the amount of distortion a sound device can produce.

Furthermore, if a sound device scores 1% or higher on this test, that means it is capable of creating a significant amount of distortion. However, a score less than 1% on the test means a sound device can only produce a minimal amount of distortion.

Gladly, the VIZIO D60 D3 scored 0.026% in the THD test at an 80% volume level. Meanwhile, at the maximum volume level, the television scored 0.19% on the THD test.

In case you don’t know, distortion in this context is the alteration of audio frequencies. Thereby causing a sound device to produce unpleasant sounds and noises.

After thorough consideration, I will be rating the VIZIO D60 D3 an eight out of ten in the sound features review section.

VIZIO D60 D3 Ports and Connectivity Features Review

VIZIO D60 D3 Ports And Connectivity Features Review

The VIZIO D60 D3 offers a decent amount of ports. Moreover, the ports are divided into two sections on the back panel of the television – some ports are left-facing, while others are downward-facing.

Among the left-facing ports, you will find a USB port, one HDMI port, and a digital optical audio output. Meanwhile, the downward-facing ports consist of two HDMI ports, one of which supports ARC (Audio Return Channel).

With the aid of the ARC-supported HDMI ports, you can connect an HDMI-supported sound system or soundbar to the VIZIO D60 D3. Apart from the two HDMI ports, there is also an RF port, an Ethernet port, and one component (shared composite) video input among the downward-facing ports.

When it comes to wireless connectivity, this television offers a built-in 802.11a/b/g /ac WIFI but lacks Bluetooth.

Proceeding to the remote control, the VIZIO D60 D3 comes with a basic XRT122 remote control. This remote control is pretty big and made out of plastic material with a coal-black finish.

Furthermore, the remote features quite a number of rubber buttons, including a square-shaped navigation pad. You will also find a full number pad, playback buttons, a volume rocker, and a channel rocker on the remote.

In addition to those buttons, this television’s remote control also has three dedicated buttons for quick access to streaming services. These streaming services include Xumo, Netflix, and iHeartRadio.

However, the remote lacks a built-in mic for voice input.

To end this ports and connectivity features review section, I will rate the VIZIO D60 D3 a seven out of ten.

VIZIO D60 D3 Smart Features Review

Further in this review, we’ll be discussing the smart functionalities of the VIZIO D60 D3. To start with, this VIZIO television runs on a smart operating system known as V.I.A Plus (Vizio Internet Apps Plus).

Although the interface of this OS isn’t glamorous, it is straightforward and easy to navigate. Furthermore, the V.I.A Plus operating system offers quite a number of pre-installed streaming services and applications.

These streaming services and apps include Amazon Prime Video, Pandora, Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Xumo, Spotify, YuppTV, etc. However, the operating system doesn’t come with a built-in app store, unlike most smart OS.

As a result, you will not be able to download any additional streaming services or applications. Thus, you are stuck with the streaming services and apps that come with the operating system pre-installed.

To make matters worse, the VIZIO D60 D3 lacks any in-built screen mirroring feature. Aside from that, the television also doesn’t support any voice AI, including Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

As a result, I will rate the VIZIO D60 D3 a seven out of ten in this smart features review section.

Frequently Asked Questions

VIZIO D60 D3 Review Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is VIZIO D60 D3 A Smart TV?

Yes, the VIZIO D60 D3 is a smart FHD TV that comes with a smart OS called V.I.A Plus. This operating system gives the television access to various kinds of streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu.

2. Does VIZIO D60 D3 Have Bluetooth?

No, the VIZIO D60 D3 doesn’t come with Bluetooth.

3. When Was The VIZIO D60 D3 Released?

The VIZIO D60 D3 was released in 2016.

4. Does VIZIO D60 D3 Have HDR?

Unfortunately, the VIZIO D60 D3 doesn’t support HDR.

5. What Is The Display Size Of VIZIO D60 D3?

The VIZIO D60 D3 comes with a 60-inch display screen.

My Final Thoughts

Overall, the VIZIO D60 D3 is a decent smart television with a 60-inch FHD display. To give more details, this television offers an impressive response time and an outstanding contrast ratio.

Also, the sound performance of this television is pretty amazing. However, the VIZIO D60 D3 comes with some disappointing flaws.

Some of these flaws include poor viewing angles and average display brightness. Additionally, the televisions don’t support HDR.

Nevertheless, if you need a basic large-screen television with decent performance and qualities, the VIZIO D60 D3 is worth the thought.

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References and Further Reading

  1. techradar.com – Vizio D-Series Full HD TV review
  2. bhphotovideo.com – VIZIO D60-D3 D-Series 60″ Class 1080p Smart Full-Array LED TV
  3. rtings.com – Vizio D Series 1080p 2016 TV Review
  4. www.itechguides.com – VIZIO D60-D3
  5. Itechguides Community

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