Sure. The type of service you use to feed this set is immaterial, since they all connect via HDMI or antenna. It's as if you were asking if this cup will work well with Dr. Pepper.
By Gibson Prichard on November 4, 2014
A "REFRESH RATE" or "CLEAR ACTION RATE"(as VIZIO likes to use) IS NOT THE SAME AS A NATIVE PANEL's hz. It is not a native 120hz panel, it is a native 60hz panel across the entire E-Series Line. Some E-Series models have a refresh rate of 120hz and the new for 2014 models have have a refresh rate/"CLEAR ACTION RATE" OF …
A "REFRESH RATE" or "CLEAR ACTION RATE"(as VIZIO likes to use) IS NOT THE SAME AS A NATIVE PANEL's hz. It is not a native 120hz panel, it is a native 60hz panel across the entire E-Series Line. Some E-Series models have a refresh rate of 120hz and the new for 2014 models have have a refresh rate/"CLEAR ACTION RATE" OF 180. It is more important for the panel to be built with native hz's than to have a high "artificial" refresh rate/"CLEAR ACTION RATE". A refresh rate is created in the background with artificial processing known as Backlight scanning. For example, previously THE M-SERIES had A 120hz NATIVE PANEL BUT ALSO HAD AN ARTIFICIAL REFRESH RATE of 240. The new M-Series models for this year have a 120hz NATIVE PANEL with an artificial refresh rate/"CLEAR ACTION RATE" OF 720. To "Others": In the future try not to take manufacturer website "tech specs" claims as a fact. There is a reason professional reviews and semi-professional reviews like mine exist. It's so customers can avoid marketing hype and false advertising claims made by manufacturers. I gave the 50inch E500i-B1 a 2-star review for exhibiting the same problems as the previous E500i-A1. Here is my 2-star review that can be found in the Review section: Hello Amazon Customers, For the record allow me to state I was the "Amazon Verified Purchase" owner of 2 edge-lit VIZIO E500i-A1 Televisions that I purchased in December 2013, and eventually had to return back to AMAZON.COM for the exact same reasons that plague and affect this Television model, the newly introduced for 2014 VIZIO Full Array Local Dimming(FALD) E500i-B1, which I will try to describe in full detail below. This model was introduced in between Mid January/Early February 2014 over at Costco and available right now at VIZIO's main website. PLEASE TRY AND REFRAIN FROM BEING A FANBOY, I give you my word I am being as honest and objective as I possibly can be and I am giving you the most accurate detailing that I can provide. This review is from my personal experience with this TV set. I recently had the opportunity to go and stay over at the home of a friend for a period of 3 weeks who had purchased the 2014 VIZIO FALD E500i-B1 and was allowed to familiarize myself with this set in it's entirety. First allow me the pleasure of telling you that the picture quality regarding the brightness, colors and contrast levels of this Television in comparison to the edge-lit E500i-A1 can go from far better to absolutely astoundingly and astonishingly drop dead gorgeous when given the very best calibration possible. I used the Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark and Calibration Disc 2nd Edition BLU-RAY disc that I own to calibrate the TV. I have also used the calibration disc on my own personal TV and it is a superb calibration disc in terms of the results you can achieve with it by DIY and it's price in comparison to a professional calibration job. HOWEVER THAT IS NOT THE REASON I AM GIVING THIS SET 2 STARS. I am giving this Television set 2 stars because it is plagued and affected by the exact same issues that destroyed the experience for me with the 2 edge-lit E500i-A1's that I previously owned, and also affected the edge-lit E601i-A3 and the E701i-A3 that I also personally witnessed happen(THIS HAPPENED SO MUCH THAT VIZIO FAMOUSLY ISSUED A RECALL ON BOTH TELEVISION MODELS). The issues being the Television would lose the HDMI Signal every 5-15 minutes for 3-5 seconds and then the Picture would return, interestingly You could still hear the audio, The HDMI INPUT PORTS in question are 3&4. The other issue is that it still suffered from very minimal edge light bleed, and yes FALD displays can still suffer from edge light bleed. For example in the edge-lit M601d-A3R as well as this new for 2014 FALD E500i-B1 if you look up close carefully along the edges you can see some of the light bulbs. That is due to Subpar Manufacturing Practices, essentially the panel placement methods aren't as best as they can be, in the case of the E500i-B1's light bleed it has nothing to do with it being a FALD display, although light bleed is more pronounced on edge-lit displays, light bleed isn't due to a display being edge-lit it has more to do with the method of manufacturing. There are currently many edge-lit and FALD displays that have absolutely zero light bleed. The last issue is also rather bothersome and disheartening that it plagues this model just like the edge-lit E500i-A1, and that is the occasional ghosting/clouding. It happens often enough that it is going to be very noticeable with certain and frequently watched programs. IN CLOSING..... Ladies and Gentlemen, at this point these issues have to be attributed to POOR VIZIO QUALITY CONTROL substandard parts and careless manufacturing Standards & Practices. Remember 3 other models have been plagued and affected by these exact same issues that I can personally attest to witnessing, the edge-lit E500i-A1, E601i-A3, E701i-A3 and finally the "new for 2014" FALD E500i-B1. Personally speaking I am honestly not able to tell you if this affects other 2014 E-series models but I definitely can attest to dealing with this problem on this E500i-B1 model during my extended stay at my friends home. The idea that this is still happening in the year 2014 among VIZIO E-Series Televisions is quite alarming and should give any potential customer a momentary and cautionary pause because clearly THE QUALITY CONTROL OF THE E-SERIES PLAIN AND SIMPLY IS STILL NOT THERE. In my personal opinion It is rather unfortunate because as described in the second paragraph the Picture Quality when properly calibrated can be astonishing for the price, however the PQ in this television does not make up for the very serious and noticeable issues that still plague the E-Series line. VIZIO's very slow firmware updates can only do but so much to improve things. In my experience firmware updates can introduce or take away features and can even improve certain software faults, but historically HDMI signal loss and Light Bleed are a faulty hardware(HDMI inputs) and build quality problem(Light Bleed) that a firmware update simply will not be able to fix. A firmware update might be able to address the Ghosting/Clouding issue, but based on VIZIO firmware update history, then it is a high probability the issue will NOT BE RESOLVED as illustrated and proven by the edge-lit E500i-A1, E601i-A3, E701i-A3 that I can personally attest to witnessing and other E-Series & M-Series models that are still dealing with the issue. If you are definitely interested in the new 2014 50" VIZIO models then you should wait for the 50" VIZIO 1080p M-Series M502i with 32 zones of FALD local dimming expected to cost $729.99USD or the 50" VIZIO Ultra High Definition P-Series P502ui with 64 zones of FALD local dimming expected to cost $1000.00USD or under. The M-Series has been known to be "slightly better" than the E-series in terms of build and picture quality. As far as the new for 2014 P-Series is concerned, there isn't any reliability, build or picture quality testing data available, but a year of availability on the market should hopefully provide some by research labs like Consumer Reports as an example, but as far as the P-Series is concerned, it is expected to be the better of the 3 model lines when available according to the "Professional Reviews Media and Press". Otherwise I would skip VIZIO until vast & definitely needed Quality Control and manufacturing Standards & Practices improvements are introduced amongst the E-Series model line. If you don't care about frequent HDMI Signal loss, Light Bleed and Ghosting/Clouding problems then by all means get this Television set. At least you can say "the Picture Quality is good for the price". Once again so unfortunate for a TV with great PQ. I usually do not consider an extended warranty in regards to TV's to be necessary, but given VIZIO's history, if AMAZON offers an extended warranty please do consider one for your own peace of mind. Thank You potential AMAZON Customers for taking the time to read this Customer Review. **UPDATE** April 5, 2014 This model is now available at VIZIO's main website as well as Target and it's website. **UPDATE** April 17, 2014 Improved the details and fixed typographical errors. This model is now available at TIGERDIRECT's main website. **UPDATE** April 25, 2014 More improvements to details and fixing of typographical errors. Now available by some "AMAZON RESELLERS" over $150.00USD extra dollars. Please don't succumb. The VIZIO MSRP of this model is $599.99USD and is sold by AMAZON at $599.99USD and eventually will be in better stock supply and/or rotation in the weeks ahead by all major retailers. Most major retailers are trying to sell/get rid of their edge-lit E500i-A1 model stock before they introduce the 2014 FALD E500i-B1 model stock. **UPDATE** April 29, 2014 This model is now available at Bestbuy and it's website.
By AMERICAN RIFLE on May 26, 2014
I mounted it. Worked great. used the following mount; VideoSecu LED LCD TV Wall Mount for 23 to 55 inch Televisions up to 88 lb VESA 400x400 mm with Full Motion Swivel Articulating Arm, 20 in Extension and Post-installation Leveling System, for Monitor Flat Panel Screen, Bonus 10 ft HDMI cable and Magnetic Bubble Leveler WP5
By BigKev on March 5, 2014
ARC is an audio return channel. It's used if you have an AV receiver that also supports ARC. It will essentially save you from having to use the digital audio out cable to send audio to a receiver.
By Jeff Zimmer on March 5, 2014
It's functioning on my set. EDIT: APPARENTLY there are a few different firmware versions on these sets...mine is E550i-b2 V 1.16.47.0758. Some sets have E550i-b2 V 1.25.24.0234. My opinion is that this is causing a lot of problems in the tv enthusiast community. It's possible that Amazon Instant Video is NOT worki…
It's functioning on my set. EDIT: APPARENTLY there are a few different firmware versions on these sets...mine is E550i-b2 V 1.16.47.0758. Some sets have E550i-b2 V 1.25.24.0234. My opinion is that this is causing a lot of problems in the tv enthusiast community. It's possible that Amazon Instant Video is NOT working on both firmware versions, as some are still reporting it isn't functioning. Vizio is NOT offering a firmware update at this time, so as far as I know, you are stuck with what firmware version you get....for the time being.
By Zoucrew on March 4, 2014
We recently purchased 2 TVs in the e series. This one and the smaller 42". This TV is wifi ready (meaning it can connect to your wifi straight out of the box). It is also loaded with every app we use: YouTube, Hulu, Vudu, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, etc. It says the Amazon app is currently being updated but ours wor…
We recently purchased 2 TVs in the e series. This one and the smaller 42". This TV is wifi ready (meaning it can connect to your wifi straight out of the box). It is also loaded with every app we use: YouTube, Hulu, Vudu, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, etc. It says the Amazon app is currently being updated but ours worked straight out of the box on this TV (the 48") but oddly does not on the 42". It offers an onscreen message saying the patch is due any day. I enjoy researching tech items we buy and have to say I am mightily impressed with the picture quality and smart TV functionality of this set, especially at this price point.
By Charles Watson on April 18, 2014
It is 60hz refresh rate, but here is the explanation of why in one section they call it effective rate: Vizio SPS "SPS (Scenes Per Second) combines advanced 120Hz technology with scanning backlight for enhanced detail." In other words, a "240Hz SPS" is a 120Hz TV with a scanning backlight. On the Web site, the company…
It is 60hz refresh rate, but here is the explanation of why in one section they call it effective rate: Vizio SPS "SPS (Scenes Per Second) combines advanced 120Hz technology with scanning backlight for enhanced detail." In other words, a "240Hz SPS" is a 120Hz TV with a scanning backlight. On the Web site, the company says things like "240Hz Effective Refresh Rate," "120Hz Effective Refresh Rate," and "Enhanced with smooth motion and backlight scanning for amazing sharpness," so it's being fairly upfront about what's going on...sort of. Here's what David found out with this year's E420i-A1: "Vizio actually uses the term '120Hz effective refresh rate' on this and other TVs, including the E601i-A3. But while that set has the smoothing and motion resolution we expect from a 120Hz TV, the E0i-A1 series has neither. That's why we're sticking with the '60Hz' specification on the table above, despite what Vizio says." In other words, Vizio has two TVs, both labeled with "120Hz effective refresh rate," but one is a 60Hz panel with backlight scanning and the other is a true 120Hz panel. http://www.cnet.com/news/fake-refresh-rates-is-your-tv-really-120hz/ You won't really notice. Even a lot of modern video games lock their refresh rates lower to look more like movies, but it will be noticeable in fast paced scenes (screen tearing and the like).
By Keats on November 7, 2014
Yes, This TV has a hole pattern of 200mm Vertical x 200mm Horizontal. Screw size=M6, Screw pitch=1.0mm, Screw lenght=12mm, Here are the VESA Standards for your reference: 75mm x 75mm (75mm= 2.95 inches), 100mm x 100mm(100mm=3.94 inches), 200mm x 200mm(200mm=7.87 inches), 400mm x 400mm(400mm=15.7 inches). Check out Mo…
Yes, This TV has a hole pattern of 200mm Vertical x 200mm Horizontal. Screw size=M6, Screw pitch=1.0mm, Screw lenght=12mm, Here are the VESA Standards for your reference: 75mm x 75mm (75mm= 2.95 inches), 100mm x 100mm(100mm=3.94 inches), 200mm x 200mm(200mm=7.87 inches), 400mm x 400mm(400mm=15.7 inches). Check out Monoprice.com for your TV mounting needs, and more.
By keith nichols on January 13, 2015