The Vizio XVT3D650SV may not be the first 65-inch LCD HDTV or the first 3D HDTV to hit the PCMag Labs, but it is the first set that uses passive, rather than active shutter 3D technology. While at $3,699.99 (list) it isn't exactly budget-priced, it's actually quite reasonable for a set of this size, especially since you get four pairs of 3D glasses in the box. Overall image quality is very good on this set, but 3D isn't quite as good as on our current Editors' Choice, the Samsung PN58C8000 ($2,999.99, 4.5 stars).

Vizio HDTVs have never been known for their good looks, and the plain-looking XVT3D650SV doesn't buck that trend. The 2.3-inch deep cabinet is a bit thicker than ultra-thin models like the LG 47LE5500 ($2,099.99, 3.5 stars) and Samsung's aforementioned PN58C8000. The 65-inch panel is framed by wide (2-inch) bezels done up in the usual glossy black finish. Below the bottom bezel is a matte black speaker enclosure with a backlit Vizio logo in the center. The panel has a glossy coating that acts as a large mirror when the TV is off.

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