Vizio D58u-D3 vs M60-C3 Review : Should You Choose the New D Model?

D58u-D3 and M60-C3 model from Vizio are two choices that should be on your mind if you are looking for the new 58-60 Inch Smart 4K UHD TV and you have limited budget for that. Vizio D58u-D3 comes as part of Vizio D-Series from Vizio’s 2016 lineup, while Vizio M60-C3 comes as part of Vizio M-Series from Vizio’s 2015 lineup. They are nearly similar model that positioned as affordable 58-60 Inch Smart 4K UHD TV. The question is which of them is the better choice for your home. Should You Choose the new D Model? Let’s discuss about that on this short review.

Vizio D58u-D3

Vizio D58u-D3

Vizio D58u-D3

Vizio D58u-D3 is introduced firstly at the end of 2015 as part of Vizio’s 2016 lineup. Vizio D58u-D3 comes with Full-Array LED Backlight that completed with 10 Active LED Zones. With Full Array LED backlight and 10 Active LED Zones, you can enjoy brilliant picture quality from both original 4K content sources or HD contents that upscaled into near 4K picture quality with Spatial Scaling Engine that comes with Vizio D58u-D3. Vizio D58u-D3 comes with Vizio’s standard Smart TV platform, Vizio Internet Apps Plus. We have to say that Vizio Internet Apps Plus is a basic Smart TV platform but It simply works to deliver premium entertainment to your home screen.

How the customers commented on their new TV purchase? The customers mostly are satisfied with their Vizio D58u-D3 purchase. They said that the TV is able to deliver good picture quality, some of them said that the TV has nice color and deep black. They also said that the Smart TV works well and fast. The TV is excellent for the price that the customers should pay for it some customers summarize about their Vizio D58u-D3. If you still need to read more customers experience, you can read more Vizio D58u-D3 customers’ reviews here…

Vizio M60-C3

Vizio M60-C3

Vizio M60-C3

Vizio M60-C3 is one of the bestselling 60-Inch TV from 2015 lineup. It’s positioned as affordable 60-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV. With its affordable price, It become one of the best choice for 60-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV in 2015. Vizio M60-C3 use Full Array LED Backlight like most of Vizio LED TV. Full Array LED Backlight is combined with 32 Active LED Zones to bring vibrant brightness on the TV screen. You can also enjoy smooth fast motion images with Clear Action 720 that comes with this TV. On the Smart TV platform, you can find Vizio Internet Apps Plus as its Smart TV platform. Combined with V6 processor, you can enjoy premium entertainment with fast processing time in Vizio M60-C3. With 802.11 ac Dual Band, you can also enjoy fast internet connection with your home network.

As one of the bestselling 60-Inch Smart 4K UHD TV, you can find Vizio M60-C3 get mostly excellent feedback from the customers. The customers mostly praised great image quality of Vizio M60-C3. The customers also said that this TV model is a good computer and gaming monitor. Some of the customers suggested to calibrate the TV so that It can deliver the optimal picture quality. The Smart TV is basic based some customers comments but It still works to deliver smart entertainment to your home. Do you need more reviews from customers? You can find out Vizio M60-C3 customers’ reviews here…

Vizio D58u-D3 vs M60-C3 Similarities and Differences Table

Before We compare Vizio D58u-D3 and the older Vizio M60-C3, let’s take a look at their similarities and differences together using the table below.

Vizio D58u-D3 Vizio M60-C3
Introduced December 2015 February 2015
Resolution 4K UHD 4K UHD
Backlight Full Array LED Full Array LED
4K Upscaling Spatial Scaling Engine Spatial Scaling Engine
Smart TV Vizio Internet Apps Plus Vizio Internet Apps Plus
Processor V6 Six-Core V6 Six-Core
Speaker System 2Ch 20W 2CH 20W
Built-in Wifi 802.11ac 802.11ac
HDMI/USB 5/1 5/1
Screen Size 58-Inch 60-Inch
Active LED Zones 10 32
Active Refresh Rate 120Hz 240Hz
Refresh Rate Technology Clear Action 240 Clear Action 720
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5 Million to 1 20 Million to 1
Remote Control XRT122 (Standard Remote) XRT500 (Qwerty Remote)
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Vizio D58u-D3 vs M60-C3 Comparison

We have seen the similarities and differences of Vizio D58u-D3 and M60-C3 on the table above. Next let’s compare them by their aspects.

Picture Technology

Vizio D58u-D3 and M60-C3 comes with the same technology, Full Array LED backlight with Active LED Zones. But they have different number of Active LED Zones and different dynamic contrast ratio. Vizio M58u-D3 comes with less active LED zones than Vizio M60-C3. You can only find 10 Active LED Zones on Vizio M58u-D3, while you can find 32 Active LED Zones on Vizio M60-C3. Vizio D58u-D3 also comes with lower Dynamic Contrast Ratio with only 5 Million to 1, while Vizio M60-C3 comes with 20 Million to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio.

With Full Array LED backlight and Active LED Zones, Vizio D58u-D3 and M60-C3 are able to deliver brilliant picture quality from both 4K content sources or HD contents upscaled into 4K picture quality (with Spatial Scaling Engine). Although the difference is not significant, Vizio M60-C3 is better with 32 Active LED Zones and 20 Million to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio than Vizio D58u-D3 with 10 Active LED Zones and 5 Million to 1 dynamic contrast ratio.

Refresh Rate Technology

Vizio D58u-D3 comes with different refresh rate technology from the older Vizio M60-C3. The older Vizio M60-C3 comes with 240Hz effective refresh rate, while the newer Vizio D58u-D3 comes with 120Hz effective refresh rate. When We talk about Clear Action rate as the measurement, We can find that Vizio M60-C3 is also better with Clear Action 720, while Vizio D58u-D3 only get Clear Action 240. So when We talk about the smoothness of fast motion images, We can find that Vizio D58u-D3 is better than Vzio M60-C3. There won’t be much difference when We use those two TVs to watch our favorite action movies and sports, but you may notice the difference when you use those two TVs to play your favorite action games.

Smart TV Platform & Features

Vizio D58u-D3 still use the same Smart TV platform as the older Vizio M60-C3. The Smart TV platform is called Vizio Internet Apps Plus. Vizio Internet Apps Plus is basic Smart TV Platform, but It still can perform to deliver Smart entertainment to your home. It’s supported by V6 Six-Core processor that can bring fast processing time. They are also completed with 802.11ac wireless that bring faster internet connection than 802.11n. Vizio D58u-D3 and M60-C3 also come without any 3D feature. So you can only enjoy your entertainment in 2D format.

Vizio D58u-D3 and M60-C3 comes with different remote control. Vizio D58u-D3 comes with standard XRT122 remote that we can call it as standard remote, while Vizio M60-C3 comes with XRT500 remote that’s better with qwerty keyboard. With qwerty keyboard on XRT500, you can search your favorite entertainment faster than with standard XRT112 remote.

Speaker System

The speaker system of Vizio D58u-D3 is similar to the one installed on Vizio M60-C3. They come with 2Ch 20W speaker system. It’s indeed standard speaker system for 58-60 Inch screen size TV. But if you are not satisfied with the performance of the speaker system from those two TVs, you can attach additional soundbar or external speaker system on those two TVs.

Other Differences

The other differences come from the screen size and the dimension, weight as well as power consumption related to the screen size difference. Vizio D58u-D3 comes with 2-inch smaller screen size than Vizio M60-C3. So that you can see that Vizio D58u-D3 is a little smaller in dimension, lighter in weight and lower in power consumption than Vizio M60-C3.


Vizio D58u-D3 is priced at the lower price than Vizio M60-C3. Looks like Vizio is trying to make their price become more affordable for the customers, although the price of Vizio M60-C3 is already affordable when we compare it to another brand.

Should You Choose the New D Model?

After talking about Vizio D58u-D3 and Vizio M60-C3 as well as compare them by their aspects, We can find that Vizio D58u-D3 comes with a little lower specs than Vizio M60-C3. It comes with 2-Inch smaller screen size, less Active LED Zones and Dynamic Contrast Ratio, lower refresh rate as well as only use standard remote. But It’s priced at significant lower price than Vizio M60-C3. So It’s surely the new model TV that you should consider when you have less budget for your next 56-60 Inch TV. It’s indeed a little less in picture quality and no qwerty remote but overall It still can bring excellent picture quality and deliver smart entertainment to your home without any problem. Where to order one? You can order Vizio D58u-D3 here…

In the other hand, Vizio M60-C3 is an excellent choice for your home if you are looking for 2-inch larger screen size TV that completed with better picture technology and qwerty remote. It’s indeed higher in price so It’s a good choice if you don’t have limited budget for your next TV. If you think Vizio M60-C3 is the one for you, you can consider to order Vizio M60-C3 here…

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