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VIZIO E480i-B2 48-Inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV

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  • VIZIO Internet Apps Plus -Instantly enjoy the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and even more premium apps straight from the Internet to your TV.
  • Full-Array LED -Distributes LEDs across the entire screen delivering superior light uniformity and picture performance.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi -Connect with high-speed wireless for easy, clutter-free Internet access.
  • 120Hz effective refresh rate enhanced with backlight scanning -Enjoy clear fast action scenes.
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Size: 48-Inch
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Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight24.2 pounds
Product Dimensions42.5 x 6.3 x 26.7 inches
Item model numberE480i-B2
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Color Name48-Inch
Specification MetEnergy Star
  
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Best Sellers Rank #629 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight33.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableJanuary 14, 2014
  
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Display Technology LED LED LED LED
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Refresh Rate 60 120 120 hertz 120
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Connectivity Technology Smart None Smart Smart
Number of HDMI Ports 3 2 4 4
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Size: 48-Inch
  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: E480i-B2
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 48 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

Size: 48-Inch

Introducing the all-new 2014 E-Series 48" (48.00" diag.) Full-Array LED Smart TV with an ultra-narrow 10mm frame, crystal-clear LED-lit picture, and a faster, easier-to-use Smart TV experience. With built-in Wi-Fi included, the E-Series connects you to the latest hit movies, TV shows, and music from premium apps like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora and more. And not only is it smart, this TV is packed with the latest technology - like Full-Array LED for superior light uniformity, and Active LED Zones x6 for deeper black levels with a superior 2 million to 1 contrast. Full HD 1080p and 120Hz effective refresh rate makes them perfect for sports and fast action scenes. VIZIO E-Series: Picture-Perfect, Simply Smart. For any further queries please contact VIZIO’s Technical Support Number/ Customer Support Number @ 800.421.1404

Customer Reviews

Vizio customer service is poor, I have emailed called with zero help.
Jim Roberts
Anyway, I have a great WiFi router now and my entire network is much better, and the TV works good streaming content over Netflix.
FrAnkle
This is a know issue with these TV's, I don't know why VIZIO doesn't fix it.
Ben

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1,059 of 1,104 people found the following review helpful By Donald Schultz on February 16, 2014
Size Name: 48-Inch Verified Purchase
Pros:

1. Vivid and very clear picture, especially with native 1080P content. The Smart Dimming (active LED zone dimming) feature does make a subtle improvement to the picture, so I recommend leaving it on.
2. Smart TV dock with common applications such as Amazon Instant Video, NetFlix, Hulu Plus, and more. Also may be customized.
3. WiFi and Ethernet connectivity. Ethernet is the preferred way since WiFi can be unreliable.
4. Nearly borderless.
5. 3 HDMI connections and a whole host of analog connections. Digital audio out (optical).
6. 120 Hz. I have not noticed significant judder.
7. Almost effortless picture tweaking by selecting "Calibrated" mode. This produces the best and most natural picture for a well-lit room without over-blowing the colors.
8. Blacks are very deep, and much better than my older 42" CCFL backlit Vizio TV.
9. Remote is very nice and feels sturdy. Buttons are on the small side, however.

Cons:

1. Picture is not going to rival a $1,500 Sony or Samsung, but the picture is still very good.
2. Viewing angles are OK for this set, but don't expect to get too far from front and center. Washout of the colors will occur starting at more than 20 degrees from head-on horizontally, and about 40 degrees vertically.
3. No ability to adjust how the motion compensation feature works. Older Vizio TVs allowed you to select the degree of aggressiveness of the feature. The user's manual shows the option, but the option is not actually found in the TV menu system.
4. WiFi is only 2.4 GHz. This is a major problem in my book. If you intend to stream and are in a place congested with 2.4 GHz networks, you really need 5 GHz.
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413 of 439 people found the following review helpful By TACHRIS on February 22, 2014
Size Name: 55-Inch
Had this for a week. Great blacks and detail. After a couple hours of picture tuning I have an excellent TV for Blu-rays and games. Not using apps much other than Netflix via PS3. Again Picture and 120HZ motion is great for everything especially for around $700.

TURN OFF Active LED control. Makes movie faces look like wax and smoothed over. It also reduced color which I found unnecessary.
You're better off turning off all "advanced picture settings" which makes the picture look too processed and noisy.

UPDATE: This will give you an amazing HD picture. Took me 3 months to get it down. Enjoy!

Start with "Normal" pic mode
Color Temperature: Custom
Backlight 45 to 50
Brightness 40
Contrast 78
Color 54
Tint -1
Sharpness 30

Keep film mode to Auto.

If you're a gamer switch to Game mode with these pic settings and you're good to go!

Over time the picture/LEDs are settling in very nice.
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536 of 585 people found the following review helpful By Armand Gerardi on January 31, 2014
Size Name: 55-Inch
I just lost my Samsung 46 inch top of the line when after only 3 years the picture developed a bad screen. Broke my heart but I realized even Samsung gets bad parts now and then. I take super care of my electronics as I kept this LCD in new condition right up to its death. Three years? I told the Samsung rep on the phone. He just said it was out of warranty, so long story short I decided against another Samsung. I did a solid week of reading reviews and numerous visits to my local stores watching and adjusting several brands before deciding on a 55 inch LG or Vizio as my choices. I hated the new LG's magic remote( works like a mouse on the screen) but I also heard that the Vizio had lame apps on their smart E & the better M series. Just last week I walked into my local "S" club and a guy was setting up the new 2014 E series B-2. He told me they were the first to get them. The vizio rep happened to be there and he pointed out that they re-vamped all the smart apps and told me of the new back-lit 12 panel led zone, which even the 2013 high tech "M" series didn't have. After fiddling with the contrast and temp colors I was able to get a fantastic picture.Bought it, brought it home and set it up.Wow! I was pretty impressed to find a $700 TV that can go up against a $1500 TV. . Vizio also now has a smaller front frame edge measureing 10mm. only 2 mm less than last year but it makes for an almost invisable frame. Another bonus...Vizio ups the speaker wattage from 10 to 15 watts. Not mindblowing but way improved from the muffled speaker sound that is associated with most down pointed speakers that seems to be standard with most HGTV's. Bottom line I love it. Its good to see a company like Vizio upping their game with internal improvements instead of a cosmetic makeover like a lot of other companies.
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96 of 107 people found the following review helpful By M. Campbell on May 22, 2014
Size Name: 48-Inch Verified Purchase
**Edit: Pictures of color bar oddities now posted in customer images.**

I read the reviews, liked the specs, and was excited that this was the latest 2014 model with a fast processor and 6 active zones for better black levels. I really, really wanted to like this TV.

However, I had big color calibration issues. With my Roku3, my main device, they were major. Fleshtones were incredibly red and other colors were also way off. None of the built-in picture modes corrected this (Calibrated Black was my baseline, since it was supposed to be very good right out of the box). I tried manual adjustments. I tried a factory reset on the TV. I pulled up the color bar test patterns in the TV, and saw that the white/yellow bars were green, and all the other colors were off too. Weird!

I emailed Vizio and sent them pictures of the color bar patterns, but all they could suggest was a power cycle and a factory reset, both of which I'd already done. Assuming I got a dud, I called Amazon tech support and arranged a replacement. TV #2 had the same problem. Noooooo!!! Then I tried the color bar test pattern on my Blu-ray player, and it looked just like it should. What...? I unplugged the Blu-ray and plugged in the Roku3 (same TV input, same calibration settings, same HDMI cable) - weird color problems again. Then I swapped in my old LG television - same Roku, colors are fine.

Emails to Roku's customer support resulted in finger-pointing at the TV, since it works fine with the LG. Vizio likewise doesn't believe it's their problem. Unhappy with the clown colors on every show, I reluctantly decided the second set had to go back.

The big plus was how good Amazon's 30 day tech support is.
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