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VIZIO XVT553SV 55-Inch Class Full Array TruLED with Smart Dimming LCD HDTV SPS with VIZIO Internet Apps (2010 Model)

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  • It has 55-inch direct type LED-backlit LCD HDTV with full 1080p HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and 240Hz refresh rate
  • Connect to the Internet via built in dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11n or Ethernet to stream video, audio and news content from VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA)
  • Smart Dimming intelligently controls LED blocks to produce 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Connections: 5 HDMI, 1 component, 1 composite, 1 PC, 1 RF, 1 Ethernet, 1 optical digital output, 1 audio output and 3 USB
  • Includes detachable base and thumbscrew and Bluetooth remote with slide-out QWERTY keyboard
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Technical Details
Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight76.1 pounds
Product Dimensions3 x 52.2 x 33.3 inches
Item model numberXVT553SV
Color NameBlack
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Shipping Weight155 pounds
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Date First AvailableMay 23, 2010
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: XVT553SV
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 55 inches
  • Speaker Count: 2
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Product Description

VIZIO's XVT553SV 55" TruLED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps delivers the ultimate HDTV experience. Packed with the latest technology, this high performance HDTV combines advanced picture quality, immersive virtual high definition sound and premium wireless Internet connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi 802.11n dual-band so you can enjoy the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more with just the push of a button on the premium Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard universal remote.

TruLED LCD HDTV graphic
Backlit LED blocks turn on and off based on the real-time content.
240Hz SPS Smooth Motion technology graphic
240Hz SPS technology delivers 240 scenes per second for clarity.
VIZIO's VUR10 QWERTY remote used for Internet Apps
Control TV and Internet Apps via remote with QWERTY keypad.
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Save money as you conserve the planet's resources with ECO HD.

Featuring full array TruLED backlighting with Smart Dimming for brilliant clarity, 240Hz SPS refresh rate for sharper, blur free images, full 1080p high definition detail and 10,000,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivering deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions, the XVT553SV renders every image with amazing precision, color and contrast. Enjoy immersive virtual high definition sound with SRS TruSurround HD premium audio processing and SRS TruVolume, eliminating volume inconsistencies between programming. Take pleasure in knowing this energy efficient LED LCD HDTV exceeds new ENERGY STAR 4.1 guidelines, conserving our planet’s resources while saving you money.

Key Features

    Front view of the VIZIO XVT553SV 55-Inch 240Hz TruLED LCD HDTV
    Advanced picture quality, immersive virtual high definition sound and premium wireless Internet connectivity.
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    VIZIO's Bluetooth VUR1O remote with slide out QWERTY keypad
    The customized Bluetooth VUR10 remote with slide out QWERTY keypad.
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    The back and side panels of the VIZIO XVT553SV 55-Inch 240 Hz TruLED LCD HDTV
    Plenty of high definition inputs and connection including 4 HDMI, Ethernet, 3 USB and more.
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  • 55-inch HDTV featuring 1920 x 1080 pixels and support for 1.06 billion colors.
  • Features VIZIO TruLED and Smart Dimming technologies providing backlit illumination of the screen that results in breathtaking clarity and depth of color, while consuming up to 50 percent less energy than other HDTVs.
  • Full 1080P High Definition resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.
  • 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/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 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 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 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:LED backlights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance.
  • Warranty: One year parts and labor, and free lifetime technical support.
  • HDMI (with HDCP): 5 (1 side)
  • Component: 1
  • Composite A/V: 1
  • RF: 1
  • PC input (RGB): 1
  • SPDIF Digital Optical Output: 1
  • Stereo Audio Output: 1
  • USB: 3 (on the side)
  • TV with stand: 52.18" x 35.06" x 12.90" (WxHxD); 77.16 pounds
  • TV without stand: 52.18" x 33.28" x 2.95" (WxHxD); 76.06 pounds
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What's in the Box

VIZIO XVT553SV HDTV, VIZIO remote control (VUR10), AA batteries for the remote control (2), detachable base and thumb screw, power cord, VIZIO cloth, safety strap, user manual, quick setup guide, registration card.

Technical Specifications

  • Screen size: 55 inches
  • Tuner: ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner
  • Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Computer Support: 1920x1080, 1360x768, 800x600, 640x480 via VGA/HDMI
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10,000,000:1 w/DCR
  • Brightness: 500 nits
  • 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
  • Universal Remote: VIZIO Bluetooth Remote Control with Qwerty Keyboard - VUR10
  • Panel Lamp Life (typical): 50,000 hours
  • Voltage Range: 100~~240 Vac at 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 225W (AVG), < 1W standby
  • Wall mount hole pattern: VESA standard 200mm x 200mm

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VIZIO Internet Apps
VIZIO Internet apps (VIA) explained
VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) connects your HDTV to a variety of online entertainment and news sources.
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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:

  • 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.

VIZIO 2011 XVT Series Comparison

Display Sizes
Panel Type
Edge-Lit LED
Full Array LED
(47", 55")

Edge-Lit LED
LED with
Smart Dimming
3D Ready
Theater 3D
Full HD 3D
Contrast Ratio
(47", 55")

(32", 37")

(47", 55")
Response Time:
5 ms
4 ms
5 ms
Refresh Rate
120Hz (32", 37")

240Hz (47", 55")
Light Sensor
VIZIO Internet Apps
Wireless LAN
Dual Band
Dual Band
Dual Band
HDMI Inputs
4 (32", 37")

5 (47", 55")
PC Input
USB 2.0 Ports
USB Supported Formats

† MP3, JPEG, MPEG may be available via future firmware update.


Product Description

VIZIO’s 55” Class Full Array TruLEDTM LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet AppsTM delivers the ultimate HDTV experience. Packed with the latest technology, this high performance HDTV combines advanced picture quality, immersive virtual surround sound and premium wireless Internet connectivity so you can enjoy sports, movies, even the best of the web all right on your HDTV. Featuring Full Array TruLED backlighting with Smart Dimming (120 zones), 240 Hz SPS, 1080p Full HD and 10 million to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, this HDTV renders every image with amazing clarity, color and contrast. Enjoy immersive virtual surround sound with SRS TruSurround HDTM and SRS TruVolume; premium audio processing. It also includes VIZIO Internet AppsTM with built-in WiFi (802.11n dual-band), giving you the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more at the push of a button on the premium Bluetooth universal remote.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This model offers plenty of inputs for all your entertainment…And the picture quality is the best I’ve seen on any HDTV, watching sports is even better then being there. Read more ›
Bought this as our Christmas Gift last year and have loved it ever since. The picture is great. We have a long rectangular living room that attaches to the dining room and… Read more ›
As far as the TV's performance, generally I was satisfied and willing to tolerate the minor glitches. Picture was great, and enjoyed Amazon VOD under my prime membership. So… Read more ›
I bought this TV because of its good review in Consumer Reports. Though the picture looks great, I cannot recommend this model or brand. I see that others have had the same… Read more ›
Amazon Free Shipping was awesome, delivered on time with no issues. Very simple to set up and the picture is AMAZING. Sports are incredible on it, and the sound isn't all… Read more ›
Everything looks simply amazing. I'm coming from a very nice 5 year old 60Hz Samsung 46" andI always thought the picture was great. WRONG! Read more ›
Setup: Simple and fast. Internet: Wireless access was easy to set up and has been flawless. Netflix is the most used internet app to date. Read more ›
Aside from the issues mentioned, the picture is great! The WIFI works really well. The audio is okay, not the best or the worst I've heard. Read more ›
I unpacked it and let it sit at room temperature for about 3 hours before turning it on for the…The picture quality is fantastic and the WiFi hookup is simple and quick. Read more ›
The extra features are also great. The wifi was extremely simple to set up and playing with all the various online widgets available is fun. Read more ›
I only wish they offered a 60". The built-in WiFi works great and watching free web videos is an added bonus. I have DishTV with the HD package connected via HDMI and love… Read more ›
The picture…The features are amazing and overall the quality and feature set of this set rivals many of the bigger TV manufactures (Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic). I… Read more ›
Or you can pay Best Buy's Geek Squad $300 to do the same thing. Setup was very easy and I liked the option to give a custom name to your different devices. The slide out… Read more ›
Thus far my exeprience has been excellent. Set up was was easy and the WiFi access is great. No complaints. Read more ›
Extra features are very nice and they work pretty well and TV have lots of them. Set up was easy and you can find good settings for this TV from internet. Only question is… Read more ›
The set up was very easy. Just follow the steps, you cannot miss. Read more ›
Vizio did a good…- Setup was easy; the TV found and set up remote settings for the cable box and blu-ray, so the majority of functions are controlled with the one remote. Read more ›
We were pleased with the price and the delivery. The set up was very easy, and the remote is the easiest to use that we have had. I don't see any draw-backs to our purchase. Read more ›
Had a great picture and features were amazing! Price was amazing and shipping was outstanding! Unfortunately the television fell over and broke the top corner of the screen… Read more ›
I mounted it on the wall but it came with a pedestal stand that seemed pretty nice, maybe I'll…The price was reasonable and shipping was free although slow as molasses. T… Read more ›
Incredible picture quality...I would put it up against any TV at any price, it is that good. You simply will not find better black levels. Read more ›
Vudu is the best, having…Netflix quality isn't the best, but it's a great value (much more so than cable) and has many older films that haven't been issued on disc before. Read more ›
Well, its been 6 months now and (still knocking on wood) I feel like we got a very nice large screen TV for a really good price. Read more ›
me to it :>) Did you ask about price? I'd 'googled' for lowest price, then thinking I wanted to learn about the product manufacturer - Vizio (a new name to me), I visited… Read more ›
Superbowel looked like crap on it. And the remote is cheap. Read more ›
cant beat this TV for the price. Have not used the Apps. enough Remote is very nice. I would have given a 5* if not for the sound. Read more ›
Picture is great except in very bright light. Keyboard on remote is a nice feature if you use the apps. Unit takes a little long to start up. Read more ›
It is like having a 55" computer at your fingertips. The remote control is awesome. It has a texting slide out keyboard. Read more ›
This is my first tv with web apps so I don't have much to compare it to but I think…Netflix is the big one and the interface is great - much better than my Sony Blu Ray. Read more ›
The remote is not intuitive and has no backlighting. I'm sure some of this comes from me using the same cable universal remote for years. Read more ›
I am running a 1080p cable box, XBox,…Color look great, default sound was ok but I am running external speakers since no one serious about audio uses the built in speakers. Read more ›
As for the picture, even in 480i mode, the colors are brilliant and the picture is sharp. 720p is phenomenal. Read more ›
WOW! This TV is top quality....picture is amazing...clear and color is excellent! I will probably stick with Vizio on my next purchase and I will always buy from Amazon! Read more ›
Maybe it is me, but the tv exhibits a great deal of clouding which…I am not too picky about blacks, but I can see how someone would complain that the black is not "rich." Read more ›
The colors are very rich, the black levels are AMAZING so long as you've got the Smart Dimming turned on, and there is little, if any, "blocking" or pixelation when there… Read more ›
The only minor flaw I see with the TV is when there is a completely dark or black background and you have white font moving or small…Colors are very strong and vibrant. Read more ›
I have been extremely happy with the TV except for one obvious, in your face weakness. The sound from the TV speakers is completely lacking or it appears to at least. I say… Read more ›
The picture set up was easy to do and the picture quality is excellent. Our DVDs show as if they are mini movies and the sound is quite good also. We are not electronic… Read more ›
I hooked it up,…Guess what - the overall sound isn't as satisfying as the fake surround the TV creates through its own speakers, at least for the one sitcom I tried it on. Read more ›
Picture is wonderful and non-glare screen is incomparable (it is adjacent to sliding glass doors in…Audio is surprisingly good but will be adding the Bose HE system. Cu… Read more ›
The keyboard was useful for setup, although I don't expect to use it much now that things are up and running. The sound is surprisingly good. I have a 46" Samsung that is… Read more ›
I dont watch much TV, but this TV is making me watch more.. Audio is great as well, but I use my surround speakers for any movie watching.. so dont really need TV output… Read more ›
I have never had any problems with 3rd party apps, but then again I haven't installed any either. The installed apps; facebook, netflix, etc work great. HULU Plus is our… Read more ›
The picture is amazing, the 5.1 sound through Optical is great, Pandora App is graphically appealing but does not let you browse by Genre, and the Blockbuster app won't… Read more ›
I was a little worried about spending a lot of money on it at first but I am happy I did. The picture is amazing and the apps are a great thing to have. I have mine hooked… Read more ›
The apps are nice. Better than TiVo apps, better than my Blu-Ray's apps. Read more ›
The remote is easy to understand and use. Picture is fantastic and the steaming of the apps is crystal clear quality and easy to set up with loads of choices. This TV can… Read more ›
The Vizio XVT553SV is an awesome 2D TV. Setup was a snap and the internet apps are awesome! The speakers are better than I thought they would be. Read more ›
The picture is amazing. Cartoons pop off the screen, games look amazing, blu rays scream off the screen....its a truly wonderful tv. Once you integrate you Netflix, Amazon… Read more ›
The picture quality is first rate. Watching football on this giant, clear screen is just unbelievable. No wonder Vizio is the official HDTV of the NFL! Read more ›
I have set up this 55" Vizio, 240Hz, without much problems. The screen is beautiful, bright and crisp. The hi-tech version is nice compared with the old fashioned CRT TV or… Read more ›
None have a better picture quality. I'll agree that all the others look better on the outside, but the screen is great. Read more ›
I just got mine a few days ago and the display is amazing, I use mine as my computer monitor I upgraded to this from a 18 month old Vizio 47" with the 120hz. This is so… Read more ›
Six…The picture quality is marvelous - the HDTV is in a room with a wall of windows, but there is no reflected glare off the matte screen surface even in bright daylight. Read more ›
This is a quality television for the price. It is easy to operate, right out of the box. I have had the unit for several months problems. Read more ›
Sound is above average. App functions are easy to navigate and the remote with the keyboard is simple to use. Previous reviews I read stated that the TV will freeze up,… Read more ›
The picture is crisp as you would expect on an 1080 HDtv. The vizio apps are easy to use, as are the directions for setting it up to a wireless router. My only complaint is… Read more ›
The internet apps seem to work…The remote control has a built in keyboard, which is useful, but there is nothing else particularly special or easy to use about the remote. Read more ›
I researched similar resolution LED LCD TVs from other vendors but none matched the price or bang for the buck…The set-up was easy and the extra features were easy to use. Read more ›
TV is the best I ever owned. Great picture, great apps, easy to use. While it's not 3D, which I didn't want anyway, it's darn close. Read more ›
Blue Ray movies make you feel like you are in a theater. The size is perfect for any room with 8-10 feet viewing distance away from the set. Read more ›
Well-spaced buttons that are easy to read and arranged logically and in similar locations to other DVR's. Physical size is ideal, Not too long like many remotes. Keyboard… Read more ›
I received this TV quickly and in great shape. There was no wear or tear damages as one could expect in shipping a item this size. Read more ›
Thinking this system had been double checked I would be safe from defects. The TV arrived in EXCELLENT shape. It was packed and looked as if no one had touched it. Read more ›
The box arrived from Amazon in great shape. The delivery guys brought it in, unboxed it and fired it up to insure it was in working order. Read more ›
They didn't offer to take it out of the box or anything but that wasn't a big deal to me the FIRST time around. I examine the box and its in great shape. I was nervous… Read more ›
Like other users have mentioned, the matte screen looks great and does not pick up excessive reflections from the overhead lighting in adjacent rooms, or sunlight from… Read more ›
Amazing picture - the matte finish is perfect for bright rooms; there is almost no reflection off the screen, maybe a slight dull glow at night from bright lights directly… Read more ›
I had purchased this TV about 1 1/2 years ago and the TV is not powering ON and i got of their tech support - that i…It is a shame that Vizio has such a poor build quality. Read more ›
Still images, text, all appear very fuzzy on the Vizio. The Vizio does have a matte finish, whereas the Samsung has a clear finish. Perhaps this is why everything looks… Read more ›
before buying TV i did a lot of research online for led TV, cnet has the most accurate review,consumer report has it as best buy .lot of review on amazon the good and bad.… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

133 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Hunter Blackstone on September 29, 2010
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We have had this TV for three weeks. It replaces a Vizio 50" Plasma purchased 4 years ago that died.
- Picture quality is outstanding. Very dark black with no visible back-lighting. NFL games and fast-action video work great. Side-angle viewing is good with this TV.
- Tons of inputs.
- Vizio Support answers the phone promptly. They're helpful and courteous.
- Excellent matte screen surface with little to no glare from lamps, windows, and doors. Because of the matte finish, we opted to move our TV location perpendicular to a an 8ft sliding glass door out to the pool. We have had no problems with light or glare degrading picture quality. In contrast, this door would have caused extreme glare on the slick surface of the plasma, while also washing out the picture.
- Internet Aps are handy. Neflix is the one we use primarily. Because the TV is now the sound source, an Optical Cable is needed for connection to the Receiver. Once setup, sound and picture quality are outstanding. Getting to a list of movies with the VIA button on the remote takes only a couple of clicks. The NetFlix ap works so well, we barely use our media computer hooked up to the system.
- Remote Control and TV Setup menus on the unit are intuitive, easy to use, and graphically well done. The TV picture quality was great for us out of the box, requiring no adjustments. Remote control setup via the on-screen configuration automatically tries codes and only requires the user to click "worked" / "didn't work" in order to cycle through and find the right code. Best remote setup I've ever seen.
- Remote Control itself is nearly perfect. Well-spaced buttons that are easy to read and arranged logically and in similar locations to other DVR's. Physical size is ideal, Not too long like many remotes.
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91 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 8, 2011
First of all my review is solely for the TV itself, and not Amazon, since we purchased this TV at Wal Mart.

- Start up and Set up -

With so many features offered I thought this TV might be overwhelming to set up out of the box - it ISN'T. It walks you through step-by-step on things such as synching up the remote with your cable/satellite box, receiver, setting up the network to use the "WIDGETS" (or apps), etc. I was up and running literally within 10 minutes.

- Picture Quality -

The picture qualioty is AMAZING. I Googled "XVT553SV picture settings" and used the settings found on a CNET discussion board [...], but added my own tweaks such as I turn the back light up some, and for my XBOX 360 input I turn color enhancement on "normal." The colors are very rich, the black levels are AMAZING so long as you've got the Smart Dimming turned on, and there is little, if any, "blocking" or pixelation when there is fast moving scenes like waterfalls, or explosions on movies.

- "Smart Dimming" local dimming -

While the picture is certainly great, it has some flaws. There is some "blooming" or whitish halos around white objects that are against black backgrounds. I only see this on slow, or fixed screens such as when changing inputs and there is an all black screen with a "No Input Selected" white message in the middle of the screen. It is also more evident as the viewing angles get wider. Evidently this is a by product of local dimming (Smart Dimming) but in all honesty I NEVER notice this when watching TV, playing video games, or watching movies. You quickly notice how BLACK the screen can be. I have an LCD 1080p TV and a DLP 720p TV and neither come close to the black levels on this Vizio with its Smart Dimming turned on.
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108 of 115 people found the following review helpful By D. Lindsey on August 9, 2010
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This TV is amazing. The only thing more incredible is the bargain. I have been shopping flat screens for about a year now. I almost pulled the trigger on a Samsung C8000 until I came across this TV. You get everything Samsung has to offer minus the 3D which, for me, is still too new to invest in. This model boasts a 10,000,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast ratio compared to Samsung's 8,000,0000. Blu-Ray (Sony BDP-570) looks and sounds spectacular. DirecTV HD shines as well. The set-up was a breeze. The only problem I encountered was the actual wait-time to get this thing. It took about three weeks since it was on pre-sell. However, once it was released, the shipper contacted me and I had this thing in my house three days later. If you want a TV packed full of features that you can actually enjoy but don't want to drop $3,000....this is your set. Pair this thing up with a decent home theater (I have the Sony HTSS370-It blows us out of the living room.) and you will truly be able to enjoy movie night at the house! I can't wait for College/NFL football to crank up! Vizio has stepped it up big time with the new XVT series!!!
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144 of 161 people found the following review helpful By A/V Man on September 20, 2010
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This TV is very nice. The picture quality is outstanding. The features are amazing and overall the quality and feature set of this set rivals many of the bigger TV manufactures (Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic). I have a very bright room and the anti-reflective coating really does stop the glare. I am super happy with the purchase and Amazon rocks. The guys who delivered the set were a bit sloppy, but everything arrived on time and in good working order. My only complaints about the set are the lack of an LCD screen on the remote (so you know which source it selected) and I wish the lighted logo could be turned on or off. Otherwise it is a great set with tons of features!!!

*Update 1*
I do love the set but it is going back. 1st being that is freezes constantly. I had it freeze 5 times in 5 days. Not good. each time requires me to unplug the unit for 1 min. Plug it back in and wait another minute while it re-boots. This is not good because it is in a TV console and is difficult to reach around to remove the power as the stand doesn't rotate. 2nd, I noticed a pink outline around 10-15 pixels wide and 2-4 pixels high that will not go away. It can be seen up close or is really dark scenes. Knocking the set down 2 stars for this. I am so bummed as I really love this set. I may wait for a newer production unit or pick up a CCFL LG. Amazon is currently out of stock. Sorry Vizio, I tried...

*Update 2*
Picked up a LG 55LD520 and love it. I really was not sold on LED back-lit sets yet. I think the nano led back-lit TVs will be much better. This CCFL LG has an incredible image and much better screen uniformity. No blooming whatsoever. The colors are spot on. I will miss some of the features of the Vizio, but the LG turns on fast and doesn't freeze. I am really impressed with the image quality of the LG. I saved hundreds of $$$ over the Vizio as well. Thanks and I hope this helps.
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