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VIZIO M550NV 55-inch Full HD 1080p LED LCD HDTV (2010 Model)

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  • An energy efficient 55-inch LED LCD HDTV featuring full HD at 1080p and a profile of less than 2-inches
  • VIZIO Internet Apps technology that allows easy Internet surfing via QWERTY remote
  • Built-in Wi-Fi wireless networking, as well as via Ethernet, making connecting to the Internet quick and easy
  • 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 1 component, 1 composite, 1 RF, 1 Ethernet, 1 optical digital audio output, 3 USB, 1 stereo audio
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: M550NV
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 55 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 55.4 x 2 x 31 inches ; 80.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 101 pounds
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B003H05MGC
  • Item model number: M550NV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,221 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 1, 2010
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Product Description

Product Description

Vizio RazorLED M550NV Digital Signage Display M550NV 1249

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VIZIO's M550NV 55" RazorLED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps puts the best of the web right on your TV screen, giving you the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more with just the push of a button. With built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n), a standard Ethernet connection and a customized Bluetooth universal remote with a slide out QWERTY keypad, the M550NV allows for easy Web surfing. It also boasts sharp detail with full 1080p high definition and RazorLED backlighting for brilliant clarity all in a razor thin design.

VIZIO RazorLED LCD HDTV graphic
Amazingly slim profile that is less than 2.0".
VIZIO 802.11n HD Wi-Fi graphic
Quick and easy 802.11N wireless networking built-in.
VIZIO's VUR10 QWERTY remote used for Internet Apps
Control TV and Internet Apps via remote with QWERTY keypad.
VIZIO full 1080p high definition resolution graphic
Full 1080p High Definition resolution.

This stylish HDTV delivers superior audio using SRS TruSurround HD and SRS TruVolume for advanced virtual surround sound, and has four HDMI ports to connect up to four HDMI devices to your HDTV. The M550NV also exceeds ENERGY STAR 4.1 guidelines when the unit's panel is turned on to reduce energy consumption and has built-in ambient light sensing technology, which automatically adjusts backlight levels to the brightness of its surroundings.

Key Features

    Front view of the VIZIO M550NV 55-inch full 1080p HD RazorLED LCD HDTV
    Outstanding 55-inch picture quality with immersive virtual high definition sound and premium wireless Internet connectivity.
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  • 55-inch LED backlit HDTV featuring 1920 x 1080 pixels and support for 1.06 billion colors and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Razor Thin Profile is less than 2.0" (without stand).
  • Full 1080P High Definition Resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.
  • 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio giving you deeper blacks and brighter whites.
  • 120Hz refresh rate delivers 120 scenes per second, producing enhanced frame rate and delivering sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images.
  • 178/178 Degree Horizontal/Vertical Viewing Angle results in a crisp and clear picture that is easily visible from just about anywhere in the room.
  • Two built-in 15-watt speakers provide room-filling sound.
  • SRS Audio Technologies: SRS TruVolume evens out dynamics to limit volume inconsistencies between programming, while SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high-definition surround sound out of the unit's two speakers.
  • Connect to the Internet via integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi or standard Ethernet connection.
  • VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) let you easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather. VIA comes with Amazon Instant Video, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, VUDU and Yahoo TV Widgets pre-loaded on the TV, ready to launch on-screen at the touch of a single button on the remote. You can continually discover and download more apps from other content and service providers by browsing our gallery of apps that is dynamically updated right on your VIZIO HDTV. (Learn more)
  • Customized Bluetooth remote with slide out QWERTY keypad enables you to control your TV, even type on-screen, from any spot in the room--all without having to point the remote at the TV. This universal remote also uses infrared to control all of the A/V devices connected to their HDTV, such as DVD and Blu-ray players, VCRs, audio devices, cable and satellite set-top boxes, DVRs, and other components.
  • ECO HD exceeds the current Energy Star guidelines when the panel is turned on, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.
  • Mercury free display: The display's backlight is due to the fact that LED backlights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance.
  • Warranty: One year parts and labor, and free lifetime technical support.
Illustration of the back panel of the VIZIO M550NV 55-inch full 1080p HD RazorLED LCD HDTV
HDMI, Ethernet, component and more at the rear panel.
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Connections
  • HDMI (with HDCP): 4
  • Component with Stereo Audio: 1
  • Composite Video: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • RF: 1
  • PC input (RGB): 1
  • SPDIF Digital Optical Output: 1
  • Stereo Audio Output: 1
  • USB: 3
Dimensions
  • TV with stand: 55.36" x 34.11" x 12.24" (WxHxD); 73.41 pounds
  • TV without stand: 55.36" x 31.41" x 1.99" (WxHxD); 66.36 pounds
  • What size TV should you get?

What's in the Box

VIZIO M550NV 55-inch RazorLED LCD HDTV, VIZIO VUR10 remote control (2 AA batteries included), detachable base and thumb screw, power cord, safety strap, user manual, quick setup guide, registration card.

Side view of the VIZIO M550NV 55-inch full 1080p HD RazorLED LCD HDTV
3 USB and one HDMI connections at the side.
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Technical Specifications

  • Screen size: 55-inches
  • Tuner: ATSC/QAM
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • LED: Yes - Edge Lit
  • Signal Compatibility: 1080p (FHDTV), 1080i, 720P, 480P, 480i
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 1,000,000:1
  • Brightness: 450 nits
  • Response Time: 8ms
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP): Yes
  • Picture-outside-Picture (POP): Yes
  • Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee: Yes
  • V-Chip: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • 3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down: Yes
  • ATSC with 8VSB and QAM demodulation: Yes
  • ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding: Yes
  • NTSC Video decoding via Video: Yes via RF or Composite Video
  • Progressive Scan Video: Yes, thru Component VGA or HDMI
  • Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
  • Remote: Bluetooth Universal Remote VUR10
  • Panel Lamp Life (typical): 50,000 hours
  • Voltage Range: 100~~240Vac at 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 125W(avg), 0.93 Standby
  • Wall mount hole pattern: VESA standard 200mm x 200mm

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VIZIO Internet Apps

This VIZIO HDTV includes the VIZIO Internet Apps feature (VIA), and it comes pre-loaded with Amazon Instant Video, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, VUDU and Yahoo TV Widgets, ready to launch on-screen at the touch of a single button on the premium Bluetooth universal remote control. A high-speed Internet connection is required to access content and receive product updates, and this model enables you to connect to the Internet via integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet.

When you press the VIA button on your remote, the Apps Dock appears along the bottom of your screen with a selection of different Apps that let you watch movies, TV shows, listen to music, or get weather and news information all on demand. In addition to the providers listed above, new partners for 2010 include:

  • blip.tv: Blip.tv is an online television network that hosts the best original shows on the Web; from scripted sitcoms and dramas to shows about fashion, technology, politics and more.
  • CBS: The CBS Widget offers easy access to CBS schedule information, program metadata, previews and clips, cast photos and BIOS, and more.
  • NBC: View NBC's show schedule, view full screen photo galleries and catch up on your favorite shows with up-to-date quick text recaps, cast BIOS, and more.
  • CNBC: The CNBC widget allows you to interact with CNBC's real-time stock quotes direct from the NYSE and NASDAQ, real-time watchlists to track favorite stocks, and other key analytics.
  • iMemories: Now all your old home movies, photos and slides can be watched directly on your VIZIO TV with iMemories. iMemories digitally converts and preserves all your favorite memories online, regardless of the original media format.
  • Roxio CinemaNow: The Roxio CinemaNow platform enables you to instantly access a broad range of high-quality digital entertainment from your favorite consumer electronic devices.
  • The Weather Channel: Get your weather forecast when you want it with the press of your remote. The Weather Channel Widget delivers current conditions, the 5-day forecast and more for your zip code and thousands more.

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

Graphic for determining the right size HDTV for your room

With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5
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Customer Reviews

Picture quality is great.
Derrek
If you have any question VIZIO'S technical support is great for explaining features or installations of accessories.
cloaked
We hooked it up to our wireless internet connection in minutes and can access Netflix, etc. super easily.
Monkey's Mom

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

64 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Eric Poston on August 5, 2010
We bought this on Memorial Day at a local store - price was a little cheaper than Amazon, plus no shipping cost, so we got a great deal. First off, the packaging for this TV is HUGE - the only way we could have put this in our van would have been to lay the third row seats down AND take out one of the 2nd row seats, as the box is too wide to fit in the aisle between them. Luckily we have a truck and had no problems fitting in it. If you plan to put this TV in a cabinet/entertainment center, you'd better buy a big one. Due to the shape of the frame, which includes the speakers on either side, this TV is wider than a typical 55" - it measures about 55 1/2" at its widest point, so is too wide for most cabinets that say they will fit a 55" TV. Wall mounting or mounting on an open table setup would be no problem. OK, enough about the size of this monster - you get the picture :)

Setup was a snap - got it out of the box, hooked up a Toshiba DVD recorder/VCR combo via HDMI and a standard def DirecTV DVR to the composite A/V (no HD DVR yet). On a HD signal, this TV has an incredible picture - bright image, great blacks (some TVs have problems with dark/night scenes, but this one handles them wonderfully). Standard-def images (480i) can be grainy, but that's simply a factor of size vs. resolution and is only really noticed if you're close to the screen. Viewing from across our family room (about 12' from tv to couch) is fine. We also connected an antenna to pull in over-the-air signals. The tuner is pretty good, and picked up all the UHF networks in our area, about 30 miles away. The local CBS affiliate broadcasts on a VHF frequency and we can't pick it up - but we can't get it on any of our TVs, so I can't say this tv is any better or worse in that regard.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By FamilyManJason on July 17, 2010
We Purchased this television to replace a Vizio Plasma television and have been impressed by the BETTER PICTURE. I keep this television in a room with 6 recessed lights and 4 large windows producing tremendous glare and the picture clarity/brightness is still good. The remote and television operation is easy and intuitive. My DVD player works well on HDMI connection but I have issues with the composite AV connection creating a background humming noise when connected to our Directv receiver. Even after buying a new Composite cable, the sound returned but corrected when I attached my Directv to the antenna/DTV connector instead. I cannot figure out if the problem is with the television or the cables or the Directv receiver (it is not HD). I suspect that if I had a HD receiver and used a HDMI connection the problem would be solved.

My family primarily watches DVD and television, so I cannot speak for Blu Ray or HDTV function. I can say, though, that digital standard television looks great off the satellite and DVD is wonderful.

I notice there is a speaker on the back of the television as well as speakers on each side. The television sound is ok and may be better if not mounted on wall (as mine is), but sounds a little muffled and much improved with a surround sound system.

The internet connected well, but I have not tested Netflix or any other streaming yet, since I have no accounts and have not ever used them. I will add this evaluation after I try them out.

7/27/10 UPDATE
We have streamed using Netflix. It connects within 2 minutes. Every so often the wireless streaming has some pauses, but my internet connection and older router are contributing to the problem. Overall, we are pleased with how easy the television was to set up.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By K. Wolf on October 12, 2010
I've been a fan of Vizio for years now and this TV has reinforced my belief that Vizio is the best TV for your money. I actually believe that Vizio produces some of the best televisions regardless of price.

I've had this particular model for over a week now and can tell you the picture and audio are phenomenal. The standard def picture on this television blows away the quality of my last 47in Vizio. That was the only draw back with Vizio that I've had in the past (the standard def picture quality).

Everything on this model is easy to setup, including Wi-fi. The remote was a great idea and well designed and the apps run smoothly. I expected them to startup and react somewhat slowly while I was watching programs but the apps will run without any hang-ups. The apps were a pleasant plus to this already amazing television.

Bottom line: The picture is amazing with settings that make it easy to customize the picture. The audio is outstanding with great built-in features that aren't featured on most other TV models. All of this with a price that can't be beat.

If you buy it, you will not be disappointed or end up second guessing your choice.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Wolf Britz on August 11, 2010
We Purchased this television to replace a 55" projection TV that finally quit. This television is in a room with several wall lamps and although there is some glare, after a few minutes you really no longer notice it, actually the tv it replaced was worse. The remote and television operation is easy. Our Sony Blue Ray works well on HDMI 2. We have 2 Wii's and have them connected to the COMPonent input and the AV input. We have our HD cable box connected to HDMI 1. The HD from the cable box is awsome!
Power consumption seems to be about 70 to 95 watts when on and reads next to nothing when in standby. Our 42" plasma uses about 330 watts, OUCH.

We bought this TV because after researching the PIP (picture in picture) options we thought this set would do PIP from AV and COMP at the same time. WRONG, the manual is wrong, you can do PIP using one digital and one analog only. I was disapointed with this, but I found an adapter for the wii that changes the output to HDMI, so that problem is solved. I have not found any TV that will do PIP for both my wii's at the same time.

My wife thought the audio was o.k., but I didn't like it, so I bought a Vizio sound bar ($90) and that problem is solved.

The internet connects very easily and Netflix on this set is great. We also have 2 Sony Blueray with internet, this set has more internet tcontent and options than my sony bluerays do.

We paid 1600 for this set from Costco and with Costco you get a 2 year warantee.
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