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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 Name: VIZIO
  • Model Number: XVT553SV
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 55 inches
  • Image Contrast Ratio: 10000000:1
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Product Description

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.

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 Information

Technical Details

Brand Name VIZIO
Item Weight 76.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 3 x 52.2 x 33.3 inches
Item model number XVT553SV
Color Name Black

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 248 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,184 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 100.5 pounds
Domestic 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.
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Date First Available May 23, 2010

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Verified Purchase
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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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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Verified Purchase
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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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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