This HDTV features VIZIO's industry-leading TruLED backlighting with Smart Dimming technology for incredible brilliance, color and contrast. This cutting edge technology stops light leakage enabling you to achieve REAL 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio for rich, dark scenes delivering an experience that will blow you away. It also offers full 1080p high definition resolution, 240Hz motion smoothing, and SRS TruSurround HD for an excellent home theater experience.
Smart Dimming intelligently controls each LED block.
The remote with QWERTY keypad enables you to control your TV and connect with Internet Apps.
240Hz SPS delivers 240 scenes per second.
The customized Bluetooth VURIO remote with slide out QWERTY keypad (see larger image).
- 55-inch HDTV featuring 1920 x 1080 pixels and support for 1.06 billion colors
- Full 1080P High Definition resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.
- TruLED direct type, backlit LCD display is comprised of 640 LEDs divided into 80 control blocks and utilizes.
- Smart Dimming intelligently controls these blocks--turning them on and completely off based on the content you're watching--which helps stop light leakage enabling you to achieve an amazing 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio for rich, dark scenes.
- 240Hz refresh rate delivers 240 scenes per second producing enhanced frame rate and delivering sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images.
- 178-Degree horizontal 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. 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 via the included Ethernet port
- 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 Video on Demand, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, VUDU and Yahoo TV Widgets pre-loaded on the TV, ready to launch onscreen 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 onscreen, 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 by 50 percent below Energy Star 3.0, 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; free on-site repair (available for models sized 30 inches and above); free lifetime technical support
- HDMI (with HDCP): 5 (1 side)
- Component: 1
- Composite A/V: 1
- S-Video: 1
- RF: 1
- PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1
- Digital audio output: 1 optical
- USB: 3 (on the side; for service and future multimedia functionality)
- TV with stand: 51.5 x 35.91 x 13.47 inches (WxHxD); 86.3 pounds
- TV without stand: 51.5 x 33.89 x 4.96 inches (WxHxD); 73.8 pounds
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What's in the Box
VIZIO HDTV, Bluetooth remote control (with batteries), power cord, safety strap, cleaning cloth, user manual, quick start guide
- Screen size: 55 inches
- Tuner: ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner
- Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Computer Support: 1920 x 1080, 1360 x 768, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600, 640 x 480 via VGA/HDMI
- Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 2,000,000:1 w/DCR
- Brightness: 500 cd/m2 (typical)
- Response Time: 5ms
- 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
- Progressive Scan Video: Yes
- Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
- Panel Lamp Life (typical): 50,000 hours to half the original brightness
- Voltage Range: 100~~240 Vac at 50/60 Hz
- Power Consumption: 163W average, less than 1W standby
- Wall mount hole pattern: 600 x 200
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.
|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. |
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