Are you looking to purchase an affordable television with adequate overall performance? If so, go through this VIZIO D24f-F1 review to know if the television is going to be suitable for you.
Itechguides' Take on VIZIO D24f-F1
The 24-inch VIZIO D24f-F1 TV is a low-cost television that offers decent performance. This television comes with a decent number of ports and it is small enough to be used as a monitor. Additionally, it is great for gaming, thanks to its minimal lag time. However, the television display isn’t bright, and its audio quality is subpar.
- Small size
- Decent number of ports
- Ideal for gamers
- Low display brightness
- Poor audio quality
In this review, I will be discussing everything about the VIZIO D24f-F1’s features. The features of the television I will be talking about include its design, ports and connectivity, sound, smart features, and display.
Additionally, at the conclusion of each section of this review, I will provide a rating based on my personal perspective. Moreover, I will be making a comparison between the television and some of its closest competitors.
After reading this review finish, you should have enough information to decide whether or not the VIZIO D24f-F1 is the TV for you.
My Initial Thoughts
The 24-inch VIZIO D24f-F1 is the most affordable television in the VIZIO D-Series lineup of inexpensive televisions. It achieves this status by being the smallest model in the lineup.
Additionally, it foregoes a 4K resolution display in favor of a good old full-HD display. Some readers might decide to move on after reading these two facts alone.
However, believe me when I say there is a lot of areas where a small full-HD television can be perfect. To sweeten the deal even more, VIZIO added its SmartCast smart TV operating system to the VIZIO D24f-F1 television.
Thus, making it a smart TV itself. Additionally, the television’s extremely low price makes it even more appealing.
The VIZIO D24f-F1 had a price tag of $197.94 when this review was written in October 2021. Having said all that, let get to know the VIZIO D24f-F1 even more in subsequent sections below.
VIZIO D24f-F1 Design, Dimension & Weight Review
The VIZIO D24f-F1 is pretty small, measuring just 562.6 x 59.9 x 335.5 mm. However, its small stature doesn’t mean it was poorly made.
In fact, it is one of the most gorgeous inexpensive televisions that I have seen in a while. It comes with a glossy black plastic display bezel, and also a plastic chassis on the back panel.
Moreover, it is at the plastic back panel that all of its ports are located – I will be talking about its ports in another section below. Additionally, near the right edge of the television’s back panel, there are buttons for input selection, power, and volume control.
However, the television’s plastic display bezel is pretty thick with the top bezel measuring 15.24 mm wide. The sides’ bezel, on the other hand, is 17.78 mm wide, while the bottom bezel is 20.32 wide.
On the plus side, the VIZIO D24f-F1 features a silver VIZIO logo on the right corner of its bottom display bezel. This gives it a distinctive look.
Additionally, the VIZIO D24f-F1 comes with two V-shaped plastic legs for setting it up on a tabletop or desk. Moreover, if you wish to wall-mount the VIZIO D24f-F1 TV or mount it onto a mounting arm, it is VESA- mount-compatible.
Weighing just 3300 g, the VIZIO D24f-F1 should be very easy to pick up. Besides that, it would be easy to move and assemble by one person without any issue.
Additionally, thanks to its lightweight and small stature, you can also use the VIZIO D24f-F1 as a monitor. However, even though the VIZIO D24f-F1 is very light, it isn’t as light as the AXESS TV1705-24.
Specifically, the 24-inch AXESS TV1705-24 weighs a mere 2834.9 g. Regardless, the VIZIO D24f-F1 is still one of the best good-looking, lightweight television out there.
Hence, I will rate the VIZIO D24f-F1 a nine out of ten in this design review section.
VIZIO D24f-F1 Display Features Review
The VIZIO D24f-F1 TV comes with a 24-inch LED display. Additionally, this 24-inch display has an FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Unfortunately, the VIZIO D24f-F1 display doesn’t support HDR (High Dynamic Range). This is because HDR is only offered on displays with 4K screen resolution.
HDR is a method for improving the dynamic range of a picture that appears on a display screen. Dynamic range means the contrast between the darkest blacks and brightest whites of a picture.
Thus, HDR-compatible TVs are often bright and produce brighter colors. Unfortunately, due to the fact that the VIZIO D24f-F1’s display isn’t HDR-compatible, its brightness isn’t impressive at all.
It records a mere maximum brightness of 162 nits. Even most PCs nowadays offer better display brightness.
Besides that, other inexpensive televisions such as the TCL 32S305 offer better display brightness. The TCL 32S305’s 32-inch display has a maximum brightness of 233 nits.
So, when watching the VIZIO D24f-F1, you might want to sit close to it so as to see the content on the display well.
On the plus side, the VIZIO D24f-F1’s display has a decently low lag time, which makes it adequate for gaming. The VIZIO D24f-F1 display has a lag time of 24 milliseconds.
A television’s lag time is the amount of time it takes a signaled input to appear on the screen. The less lag time the better.
Moving on, on an X-Rite colorimeter test, the VIZIO D24f-F1’s display reproduced 97.9 percent of the sRGB color gamut. The color gamut is a range of colors within the color spectrum that can be seen by the human eye (visible color spectrum).
Therefore, the VIZIO D24f-F1’s display will be able to produce and display a wide range of colors without color saturation. Moreover, the VIZIO D24f-F1 display’s 97.9 percent of the sRGB color gamut is one of the best among other inexpensive televisions.
The 39-inch Insignia Roku TV, for instance, reproduced 91.8 percent of the sRGB color gamut.
Furthermore, color accuracy on the VIZIO D24f-F1’s display is also impressive for a low-cost television. It delivers a Delta-E rating of 3.1, which is a good result for television in its price range.
Delta-E measures the color accuracy of any display screen, with a lower rating meaning better color accuracy. Moreover, other inexpensive televisions’ displays have far less color accuracy compared to the VIZIO D24f-F1’s display.
The Sharp LC-40LB480U’s display, for example, delivered a Delta-E rating of 8.5. Another television display that delivered less Delta-E rating is the TCL 32S305’s display, which delivered a Delta-E rating of 5.4.
In conclusion, it is easier to say that the VIZIO D24f-F1 display is pretty colorful but not bright. Therefore, I will be rating the VIZIO D24f-F1 an eight out of ten in this display review section.
VIZIO D24f-F1 Sound Features Review
The VIZIO D24f-F1 comes with a pair of 2-watt speakers, which are not impressive. These speakers don’t deliver a lot of volume and their bass levels are very low.
However, they provide decent audio quality for watching movies and playing music or games. Unfortunately, just like most inexpensive television speakers, the VIZIO D24f-F1’s speakers deliver a high THD percentage when the volume is high.
THD, which means Total Harmonic Distortion, is a measurement of the amount of distortion a piece of audio equipment produces. The measurement score is usually given as a percentage – the higher the percentage, the higher the distortion produced.
If you don’t know what distortion means, let me explain. Any alteration to the original signal generated by a system is referred to as distortion.
In terms of sound production, distortion is considered a problem because it hinders the sound accuracy a speaker produces. It does this by producing frequencies not present in the original sound or audio content.
In a nutshell, sound distortion isn’t a good thing. Therefore, a speaker having a high Total Harmonic Distortion percentage is a flaw.
Moreover, if a speaker’s THD percentage is less than 1%, listeners would not hear any distortion at all. Unfortunately, as mentioned earlier, the VIZIO D24f-F1’s speakers have a high TDH percentage – 1.367%.
Therefore, you won’t be able to listen to loud music or watch action scenes on the VIZIO D24f-F1 without sound distortion. This pretty much justifies when I mentioned at the beginning that the VIZIO D24f-F1’s speakers aren’t impressive.
Hence, I will rate the VIZIO D24f-F1 a seven out of ten in this sound review section.
VIZIO D24f-F1 Ports & Connectivity Features Review
The VIZIO D24f-F1 comes with a decent amount of ports. All of its ports are on the back, which might be a problem if it was a larger television.
However, because the VIZIO D24f-F1 is light and small, it isn’t a problem. Though, if you decide to mount the D24f-F1 on a wall, the lack of any side-facing ports may be a problem.
Moving on, on the back of the VIZIO D24f-F1, you will find a USB port and a component video input. Additionally, there is a headphone output for audio, and two HDMI ports.
Moreover, one of the HDMI ports is ARC-compatible. Using the HDMI ARC (audio return channel)-compatible port, you will be able to transfer sound from the D24f-F1 TV to a soundbar.
Furthermore, the VIZIO D24f-F1 also features a built-in LAN port on its back. Additionally, unlike most low-cost TVs, the D24f-F1 comes with a built-in TV tuner, and an antenna port.
In addition to its built-in TV tuner and antenna port, the VIZIO D24f-F1 comes with remote control. The remote control is flat and has a curved design that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand.
In addition to that, it has a huge square directional pad for navigating apps and menus. Additionally, the remote control has clearly marked power, input, and exit buttons.
Furthermore, the remote features conventional remote navigation buttons like channel and volume control, and number buttons. Also, it has a mute button, with dedicated buttons for streaming services such as Netflix and VUDU.
For wireless connectivity, the VIZIO D24f-F1 features a built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, it doesn’t feature Bluetooth.
In conclusion, for a television with its price, the VIZIO D24f-F1 TV is pretty impressive when it comes to port selection. It features all the ports one might expect even from an expensive television.
Therefore, I will rate the VIZIO D24f-F1 TV a nine out of ten in this Ports & Connectivity review section.
VIZIO D24f-F1 Smart Features Review
As with any other VIZIO smart TV, the VIZIO D24f-F1 features VIZIO’s SmartCast operating system. This operating system has an in-built Google Chromecast, and also a handful of locally installed applications and streaming services.
Google’s Chromecast is a handy WIFI-enabled gadget for streaming, YouTube, Netflix, and other content from mobile devices to your TV. Therefore, since VIZIO’s SmartCast operating system features an in-built Chromecast, you can enjoy all these services without purchasing the gadget itself.
However, some users might not like the idea of “casting” their mobile device to the TV before streaming content. Thankfully, SmartCast operating system itself comes with pre-installed streaming service apps such as Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and even Netflix.
Therefore, you can use all these streaming services without “casting” your mobile device on the television. However, the streaming services that the SmartCast operating system feature are minimal.
That is why the in-built Chromecast is important. This is because Chromecast offers a massive number of streaming services and applications.
In conclusion, the VIZIO D24f-F1’s SmartCast operating system is quite outstanding, it features a handful of pre-installed streaming services. Besides that, it comes with an in-built Google Chromecast, which increases the number of streaming services and apps the television offers.
For all these reasons, I will rate the VIZIO D24f-F1 a nine out of ten in this Smart features review.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it is. VIZIO is a firm based in the United States. The company makes and distributes televisions, soundbars, and other electronic devices.
VIZIO was established way back in 2002 and its headquarters is currently situated in Irvine, California.
The VIZIO D24f-F1 is a very affordable television, with a price of $197.94 in October 2021, when I published this review.
Sure, it is. VIZIO is a great television brand that makes nice, sleek TVs for streaming movies or even playing games.
Their TVs have exceptional brightness and color accuracy, allowing them to provide the ideal viewing experience. In addition to that, most of their TVs, such as the VIZIO D24f-F1, come with a variety of useful ports.
That isn’t all, the television brand also has its own smart TV operating system called SmartCast.
VIZIO TVs are not better than Samsung TVs in terms of color production, viewing angle, and image quality. However, VIZIO TVs are far more affordable than Samsung TVs, and they offer more HDMI connection ports.
Yes, they do. The average lifespan of a VIZIO television is about 7 years. However, the actual lifespan depends on how you use the television.
If the cost of repairing the TV is much less than the cost of purchasing a new one, it is worthwhile. Moreover, a cracked screen is often the most expensive repair for a flat-screen TV.
Yes, I think. Unlike Sony, VIZIO offers low-cost, high-quality entry-level televisions.
Sony TVs, on the other hand, are typically more expensive and lack the gaming capabilities of VIZIO TVs. Overall, VIZIO televisions are reasonably priced and offer excellent picture quality, so, they are better than Sony televisions.
The VIZIO V Series are better than the D series. Viewing angles, color accuracy, and reflections are all slightly better in V series televisions.
Additionally, a higher refresh rate is another feature that VIZIO added to its V series televisions that makes them better than D Series televisions. Thus, D Series televisions only have 60 Hz, whereas V Series televisions have 120 Hz.
The VIZIO D24f-F1 was released back in 2019.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t.
My Final Thoughts
The VIZIO D24F-F1 is a compact, low-cost television that can fit into even the tiniest dorm room or kitchen. Additionally, it has all of the smart TV features found on larger and high-end VIZIO televisions.
Furthermore, the VIZIO D24F-F1 is great for gaming due to its minimal lag time. It also has a good number of ports and, because of its small size, it may also be used as a monitor.
However, there are some drawbacks to this budget-friendly television, such as low display brightness and poor audio quality. Apart from those few shortcomings, the VIZIO D24f-F1 is a well-built, low-cost 24-inch television.
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