Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.
VIZIO's 55-inch class (54.64 inches viewable) M550SV delivers the HD experience and premium online entertainment in a razor-thin design. Razor LED backlighting with a 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio renders every image with amazing clarity, color, and contrast, and Full HD 1080p resolution means immersive detail from your Full HD sources. A blazing 240Hz refresh rate ensures fast-action sports and movies are always smooth and ultra-sharp. It's all packed into a design that's just two inches deep, for a sleek and stylish look that will match any décor.
Full HD and Internet connectivity in an LED-backlit beauty.
Packed With the Latest Technology
Serious Video Performance
Edge Lit Razor LED backlighting with Smart Dimming intelligently controls each block of LEDs, automatically turning them completely on and off to create the truly deep blacks, brighter whites, and vivid colors. The result is a 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio.
240Hz SPS Smooth Motion technology delivers 240 scenes per second, producing an enhanced frame rate and delivering crystal-clear fast action scenes, free of motion blur.
VIA (VIZIO Internet Apps)
Easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather. The latest VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) platform delivers a large array of web-based content directly to your living room, without the need for a PC or set-top box. Or a network cable, for that matter: connect wirelessly with built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi. Enjoy streaming video from Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, VUDU, and Hulu Plus; social networking from Facebook and Twitter; a variety of music from Rhapsody and Pandora; the latest NBA action from NBA Game Time; and a wealth of other content at the touch of a button. Speaking of buttons, a two-sided remote with keyboard is included, for entering data and giving you more control over your experience.
Stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather with VIZIO Internet Apps.
Razor LED backlighting allows for brilliant video and an ultra-slim profile.
The latest 802.11n Wireless Networking is built-in, making connecting to the Internet quick and easy. Access online content right away, without the need for any network cables.
Optimal Viewing in Any Light
No matter your lighting arrangement, you'll always have the best picture possible thanks to built-in ambient light sensing technology. The M550SV automatically adjusts backlight levels based on its surroundings to optimize levels. The result is a balanced picture that will never appear washed out or too bright.
Spectacular Surround Sound
Treat yourself to an audio experience to match that HD video. StudioSound HD provides immersive surround sound over stereo speakers, complete with deep bass and crisp high-frequency details. It also effectively levels abrupt volume fluctuations, to deliver crystal-clear dialogue throughout programming. The end result is a complete and truly engaging theater-like experience over the built-in stereo speakers.
4 HDMI Ports
The M550SV boasts four HDMI ports, to accommodate your home theater setup, Blu-ray Player, HD cable or satellite TV, and gaming console. Get the most out of your sources, with Full HD video and multi-channel audio delivered on a single cable.
A 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions.
USB Media Player
The M550SV features two USB ports, allowing you to connect a thumb drive to your TV loaded with music or photos. MP3 format music is supported (with display of album art and other ID3 tag info), along with JPG images. Here's your chance for a fullscreen slideshow of that family vacation.
VIZIO's ECO HD label means this HDTV exceeds the current ENERGY STAR Guidelines, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting your carbon footprint.
In addition, this display's backlight is more than other backlighting methods, since LED edge lights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance.
M550SV Select Specifications
|Display Size (Diagonal): ||55-Inch Class (54.64 Inches Viewable) |
|Backlight Type: ||Edge Lit LED |
|Resolution: ||1080p |
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio: ||2,000,000:1 |
|Refresh Rate: ||240Hz SPS |
|Response Time: ||5 ms |
|Viewable Angle (Horizontal/Vertical): ||178 Degrees |
|Channels/Speaker Output: ||2 x 15W |
|Wireless (WiFi): ||802.11n Single Band |
|Power device nominal voltage AC: ||120/230 V |
|HDMI with HDCP: ||4 Side |
|Component Video (YCrCB): ||1 Rear |
|Composite Video: ||1 Rear (Shared with Component) |
|VGA: ||1 Rear |
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner: ||1 Rear |
|Stereo Audio Input (RCA): ||1 Rear |
|Ethernet: ||1 Rear (10/100 Base TX) |
|USB 2.0: ||2 Side |
|Optical Digital Out (SPDIF): ||1 |
|Analog Audio Out (RCA): ||1 |
|With Stand: ||57.7 lbs. |
|Without Stand: ||52 lbs. |
|With Stand: ||50.8 x 34.0 x 10.6 Inches (W x H x D) |
|Without Stand: ||50.8 x 31.6 x 2.0 Inches (W x H x D) |
What's in the Box
Vizio M550SV 55-Inch 1080p LCD TV, Remote Control With Batteries, Power Cable, Safety Cable, Cleaning Cloth, Documentation