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VIZIO E500i-B1 50-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 backlight - Distributes LEDs across the entire screen delivering superior light uniformity and picture performance.
  • Active LED Zones x16 -Dynamically adjusts the LED backlight per zone creating deeper, pure black levels and higher contrast.
  • 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: 50-Inch
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Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight26.5 pounds
Product Dimensions44.1 x 8.6 x 27.5 inches
Item model numberE500i-B1
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Specification MetEnergy Star
  
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Best Sellers Rank #146 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight27 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableFebruary 17, 2014
  
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TV Display Technology LED LED LED LED-lit
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
Refresh Rate 60 120 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz
3D (Y/N) No No No No
Smart TV No No No No
Total HDMI Ports 4 2 2 2
Dimension 27.5 x 44.1 x 8.6 inches 27.9 x 44.4 x 10.0 inches 27.6 x 44.1 x 8.5 inches 28.5 x 44.8 x 9.0 inches
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Technical Details

Size: 50-Inch
  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: E500i-B1
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 50 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Size: 50-Inch

Introducing the all-new 2014 E-Series 50" (50.00" 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, HuluPlus, 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 x16 for deeper black levels and 5 million to 1 ultra-high 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.

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Customer Reviews

This TV is great. The picture is good and the options there are fine. There are sometimes some problems with the "smart" options but besides that, great deal for a TV Read more ›
Love this TV. I've had it for a few months now and the picture is great. I love the built in apps and wifi. Read more ›
This TV is a great value for the size and picture quality. The picture quality is good, but not amazing and you really cant beat the price of this Tv. My major gripe about… Read more ›
I love this TV! Great picture, works great with my Xbox. Read more ›
Nice, picture looks so good. Bought this for my daughter, now I need to get the larger one for myself! Read more ›
Good TV for the money. Picture is good (although this is my first HDTV so I don't have much to compare it to). Sound is OK. Read more ›
The picture is great! Sound is very good. I stream video on this TV and it works so well. Read more ›
The only thing I wish it had was 2 HDMI inputs. The speakers also aren't the greatest, but they get the job done. Overall I am very pleased with this product. Read more ›
- Good sound for the size of the TV. (Nothing spectacular, but i find the equipped speakers are good for this size TV). - Smart functionality for a cheap price, and… Read more ›
The set-up through a cable box was easy and…The picture is quite good, but I had to buy some small external speakers because the sound was horrible - very "tinny". Read more ›
Couldn't ever get the color to look right. The sound was poor. It didn't take long to realize it was a mistake to buy and it was better served as a computer monitor. Read more ›
The set was very easy to set up and instantly provided a bright, clear, crisp picture. The biggest surprise was that the sound is also great. The "smart" features… Read more ›
Got this for my daughters room and for the price it works well and she loves it. Read more ›
I thought that Visio was a substandard brand but this tv was the top one recommended by Cnet. I am enjoying it and the price was low. At the end of the day, this seems to… Read more ›
I love this TV! I have been waiting for a few years for the price to come down on the smart tv and this price is amazing! its easy to use and great for a person like me who… Read more ›
Get yourself a good vizio sound bar with a subwoofer and you…For the price, this is truly superb and better that some that I've come across at two to three times the price. Read more ›
Vizio has pushed it's way to the top of the TV world and the price is good as well. No issues. Read more ›
The price was reasonable and picture quality is great and very user friendly.... the only con is no menu navigation buttons on the TV. Did my research online and I think I… Read more ›
College dorm TV for our daughter. Smart features and wireless work well. Read more ›
Great TV for about 30 days, then an hour and a half tech support call plus another hour tech support call later, the TV's wireless card is bad. Can't connect at all. Read more ›
Smart tv for a great price. Wifi works great. All apps function and Netflix runs smoothly. Read more ›
WiFi is super weak reception on this TV. Have to be less than 20 feet to get it to pass the WiFi self test. Read more ›
Easy to hook up and use but took a while for apps to update. Wireless connection is weak so we cannot stream very often. Read more ›
I have enjoyed having this TV from the moment we set it up. The smart features are easy to use and have gotten several compliments on this set. Would definitely recommend. Read more ›
Very happy with purchase. Installation was easy and fast! So glad I bought a smart TV! Read more ›
Set up was easy to the wireless network and I'm happy about that......not even 20 min into watching this new TV it makes a LOUD buzzing sound like there's a fire alarm… Read more ›
Also, horrible sound, just horrible. I bought a "dumb" TV and a Roku and so far that setup has been rock solid. Read more ›
Excellent TV, excellent…Remote control quality is lacking, but television resolution and pre-installed apps are quite good, esp for Netflix, Youtube and Amazonprime users. Read more ›
Love the size, sharpness of the picture. Came on time, install was easy. Melanie Read more ›
My experience with SAMSUNG TV's (my favorite) is the opposite, easy…So set up was not easy and required a call to customer support but once it connected its now very nice. Read more ›
Easy to set up and the access to apps is great. Read more ›
Looks and works like new so far. Netflix and the other apps work great. Read more ›
Worked fine. Network cable installed and Netflix is fast. I had a difficult time finding screws that fit the mounting bracket holes, and I know how to fit screws. Read more ›
Good quality video, audio goes unused since I have a stereo system. Apps work pretty good and there is a decent selection. Read more ›
The netflix picture even on our slower dsl is very very good. Youtube works flawless. I have recently purchased a big dollar sony 50" tv and I very much prefer this app… Read more ›
Really great TV for the price. it does everything its…The Netflix works great and I ran Netflix for 6 straight hours to see if it had any problems and it ran smoothly. I… Read more ›
this unit is exactly what they say it is. the picture is great, the net flix remote is cool and the price was awesome. thanks Read more ›
The wi fi was easy to set up, and the remote is easy to use as well. Read more ›
tv is ok for the price. Remote is horrible! vizio needs to do something about their remote design - not user friendly at all and it doesn't even function properly, response… Read more ›
After some adjustment to look more natural, the picture quality is…The input lag is very low, so playing games with fast motion and precise control is especially good. D… Read more ›
That controller is pretty awesome as well. Feels very high-end. Read more ›
The only issues were: 1) The quality of the remote control is pretty bad. The buttons are tough to push down and I have to hold the remote control in a certain angle… Read more ›
Did not want a giant TV but needed one big enough to see from 8 feet away 40" is perfect. The screen is very bright even during daylight, another must being outside. I… Read more ›
The remote is a little small and sometimes is a pain. The resolution is wonderful. I've had the tv for a few weeks and I do not have any complaints. Read more ›
What struck me the most was the black background! The white and black on this Vizio, in contrast to my old LCD LG, is amazing. Sound is great too, especially with PCM. Read more ›
It's HD, has intuitive menus, easy to use remote and all the modern ports (HDMI, etc.) The display looks bright, colors rich... Read more ›
Again, good due to FALD. -Shadow detail is great. -Colors are realistic. Read more ›
I don't recommend this TV if it's intended to be up much higher unless it…Our main larger JVC LCD TV and Viewsonic LCD monitor are pretty solid and don't degrade this bad. Read more ›
The picture quality is very good for its price point. The picture color calibration is terrible out of the box (way too much red/green). When calibrating the color the… Read more ›
My wife and I upgraded our old 19" tube TV in our…We watched Downton Abby using the Amazon Prime App and the colors were so crisp, we thought we were watching in 3D. Read more ›
The out of the box configuration needed only the smallest of adjustments,…It's crisp images, excellent contrast and true back where it should be black is pretty neat. I… Read more ›
The picture is clear, the motion is crisp and the best part is the darkness of…On this TV the black is deep as midnight, but it doesn't ruin dark scenes in movies or games. Read more ›
When the picture is less than perfect, it is not the fault of the TV but of the source. The colors are brilliant and the picture is sharp. Read more ›
Going to be the most expensive target I've ever shot. Color is bad, even with every adjustment possible and suggestions by tech support. Also the brightness fades in and out. Read more ›
As far as I am concerned this Vizio is anything but "smart." It freezes constantly. The remote is difficult to use. The menu is awkward. Read more ›
Great Smart TV with an even greater price. Very easy to set up, automatically connects to your WIFI so is great for NetFlex users. I have an older VIZIO in another room… Read more ›
But I bought this for my mother, who is living in…She can't read the channel or volume indicators at the top of the screen and the remote is difficult to use even for me. Read more ›
They are simple, customizeable, and very convenient. Apps such as Netflix & Hulu are even more intuitive to use on the television then they are on a PC. On a side note, the… Read more ›
easy to hook up, easy to use Read more ›
The Amazon "app" in particular is pretty disappointing, as it's only comprised of a minimally functional window overlaid on the left third of the screen and is… Read more ›
Unfortunately, I sent this item back. It did not have the app we needed in order to watch Dish Anywhere...The size, and look was awesome, just wouldn't do what we needed. We… Read more ›
I've had this tv for almost a year now and it's great! Awesome color and sound and the size is perfect for our bedroom. We use netflix daily for our kids and we have had no… Read more ›
Replaced an older 42"and the picture quality is superb. The size is perfect for our living room and not overpowering. Set up was a breeze through the automatic steps. Read more ›
For the money you pay, you can’t find better. The picture is bright and sharp and the sound for the size is great. Sound level will differ by channel as it does on my… Read more ›
This TV does not disappoint. Was easy to mount on wall as weight to size was superb! Read more ›
Absolute perfect size & quality for a dorm room! This is an in-expensive TV to buy for a college student & know they'll have a quality product for 4 years (or longer). Read more ›
My first Vizio was purchased for my living room. The Smart TVs are a great value. Read more ›
Look! This deal for a small HD smart tv is one great deal for the money. you just can't go wrong. Read more ›
This Vizio Smart TV is pretty nice. The picture quality is very very good! Read more ›
This tv works well and has a nice picture. The capabilities that make it a smart tv work very well Read more ›
MP4 and AVi but sadly NO .MKV unless you change its file name extension then it weirdly works. its speeds for a smart tv is pretty good faster than my Sony blu-ray player… Read more ›
After doing some research (thanks Google), I found that this seems to be an overwhelmingly common issue with VIZIO smart TVs... I really couldn't be more done with this… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

578 of 601 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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346 of 383 people found the following review helpful By Fallout on February 10, 2014
Size Name: 40-Inch Verified Purchase
First off the TV functions good for the most part. The screen is comparable in sharpness and lighting to the M series and it has a semi-matte finish which is a great improvement over how reflective they used to be. I really wanted to like the TV and if it were not for the folowing items I would have gladly kept it and enjoyed it.

The reason for this review is to focus on why I cannot keep the TV and it is going back (and to see if anyone else has the same issues). Amazon has aready exchanged the TV for a new one of the same model and both TVs that I revcieved had the same clicking and humming issues (so I assume the issue may be wide spread).

1.) When the TV is off, as other users have noted in their review there is a constant clicking coming from what I suspect is the power supply (the rate is about 10 clicks per second). Depending on how well you can hear its very noticible when behind the TV, If the room is quiet (its in our bedroom) I can hear it from about 10 feet away. The clicking stops as soon as the TV is turned on. Both TVs that I got had this issue.

2.) When the TV is on there is a noticible hum or buzzing noise that comes from the back middle of the TV panel. It seems to be linked to the backlighting intensity. I had to turn down the backlighting to 40-50 to lessen the humming. The sound from the speakers makes it so that you cant hear the humming but once a quiet period comes up I can easily hear the humming from 10+ feet away. The sound is not coming from the speakers as I have run tests and it is coming from one of the backlighting components. Both TVs that I got had the same issue, the last one seemed louder by a little.

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Size Name: 32-Inch Verified Purchase
UPDATE 4/11/14: Amazon just released this morning the new Amazon Instant Video app for this TV, which is great news. The TV now streams Amazon Prime videos... the interface is a little strange - instead of the format of the Netflix app which is full screen the Amazon Instant Video app just takes the left third of the screen... however I was able to navigate just fine and streamed a movie in crystal clear HD. (Until today, this TV displayed a "coming soon" message when you tried to access Amazon Instant Video). My original review follows below....

Overall summary: The brand-new (as of February 2014) just-released Vizio 32 inch HDTV is a huge improvement over the 2013 version (the E320i-A)VIZIO E320i-A0 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED Smart HDTV in both size (much thinner) and in sound quality. Picture quality is also excellent. With the exception of the Amazon Instant Video app (see below), the apps work well - they are fast and are updated versions to what I had on my Samsung TV that this replaced (e.g. the Netflix app is much more streamlined). Advanced features like DLNA networking need more development. No web browser that I could find but not an issue for me. Overall this is the first 5-star review I've given to a Vizio product... I am very happy with this TV!

Longer review:
I have spent the last 12 months trying to find a 32 inch TV for my small home gym. Basically I want to be able to watch Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and other internet based video offerings on this TV. I began this quest with the predecessor to this TV, the 2013 Vizio E320i-A0.
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