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VIZIO E551VL 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV

3.3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • 1080p Full HD
  • 120 Hz refresh rate
  • 100,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • SRS TruVolumeTM and SRS TruSurround HDTM audio
  • Ambient Light Sensing technology
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Technical Details

  • Child Lock
  • Sleep Timer

Product Description

VIZIO's 55" Class LCD HDTV delivers 1080p Full HD picture quality and superior audio quality at an amazing value. This flat screen full HD LCD HDTV features 120 Hz refresh rate, SRS TruVolumeTM and SRS TruSurround HDTM audio for advanced virtual surround sound, 100,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivering deeper black and brighter whites, and includes three HDMI ports. The 55" also exceeds ENERGY STAR 4.1 Guidelines to reduce energy consumption and utilizes built-in ambient light sensing technology, which automatically adjusts backlight levels to the brightness of its surroundings.
INPUTS (REAR):
HDMI with HDCP - 3, RF Connector for Internal Tune - 1, Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio - 1, Computer RGB - 1, Composite Video - 1, USB Ports - 1
INPUTS (SIDE)
HDMI with HDCP - 1, USB Ports: - 1,
OUTPUTS (REAR)
SPDIF Digital Optical - 1, Stereo Audio - 1,

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name VIZIO
Item Weight 67.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 5 x 52.1 x 34.4 inches
Item model number E551VL
Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color Name Black
Number of Component Outputs Optical, Composite
Specification Met energy_star
Special Features Child Lock, Sleep Timer
Frequency Response Curve 50/60 Hz

Additional Information

ASIN B004QZ9Y8E
Customer Reviews
3.3 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #219,474 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#2,534 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 98 pounds
Date First Available March 2, 2011

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This is actually a review of the E551VA rather than the E551VL, but they are very similar. In fact, in terms of the picture itself, I don't think there's any difference at all. Visio's website refers to them both as "55-inch Class LCD HDTVs." Also, I did not buy my TV on Amazon but I'm reviewing it here anyway because I heavily relied on Amazon customer reviews before buying a Visio TV in general and a Visio 55-inch Class LCD HDTV in particular.

Picture wise, I don't see how it could be noticeably better. Just in case you don't yet know: Both "LCD TVs" and "LED TVs" are really LCD TVs. The difference is that SOME LCD TVs use LEDs for backlighting the edges, instead of fluorescent backlighting. Some manufacturers call LED-edge-lit LCD TVs "LED TVs," but they're really still LCD TVs. So why did I choose a fluorescent-back-lit LCD TV for my first flat-screen TV? (1) They're a lot cheaper; (2) This Visio LCD was the brightest, sharpest, overall best looking TV picture of the dozens of LCD and "LED" TVs that were on display at Costco; (3) Specifically, the brightness from extreme side viewing did not diminish at all like many others did, even on the edges--a big plus for my installation; and (4) I could not have cared less whether the TV had a 2"-wide black plastic frame around it (like "LCD" TVs have) or a 1"-wide black plastic frame (like so-called "LED" TVs have).

This review was entered on February 17, 2012. My son and I mounted it on the wall. The power cord and HDMI cables to all of my components (DirecTV, DVD/Blu-Ray player, and VHS player) go through a 2.25-inch hole in the wall behind the TV into a closet in the next room. All you see in the living room is what appears to be a wireless flat-screen TV hanging on the wall.
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This is our second Vizio. The first one, I won in a drawing 4 years ago. It is a 37 inch. It has a great picture and has preformed perfectly. That had alot to do with our purchasing this Vizio 55 inch. It fits right above the fireplace and has a great picture, easy controls and I hope we get several years of service from this one too. Amazon had the best price... we shopped! Delivery was on time, to my den where the gentleman helped unpack, test and place the tv where it is now. Thanks Amazon!!!
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We are very pleased with this TV. The picture surpasses our Sharp TV. It's almost like 3D. The tv was recieved in great condition & the delivery man helped set it up to make sure everything was A-OK.
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The E551VL has the best picture of any TV I have Seen.Very easy to set up,and has all the conections I need. Colors are excellent as they are in defaut settings.I did my reasearch online, did not find a better price online.I would recomend to anyone, Buy It At Amazon.
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After spending a lot of time researching 50"-60" TV's, we selected the Vizio E551VL 55" LCD TV. Amazon had the best price on this model. The TV arrived when promised, in perfect condition and has been beautiful from the moment we connected it. We find the sound to be as good as our unsophisticated ears could want without any additional sound equipment to run it through. The picture is vivid and well-defined after very little adjustment. We are enjoying DVD's as well as TV and couldn't be more pleased with this purchase. I have no reservations in recommending this TV. It is an excellent value.
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The picture quality is as good as I can discriminate. The sound quality is very good, and can go much louder than I require. The TrueVolume function does not appear to do anything, which is only a real problem when playing movies as the dynamic range on movies is very high. That's the reason for knocking it down to 4-stars...
I did however buy the 'wrong' model. I got the one with PIP not the one with WiFi and Internet Apps. Turns out PIP only works with TWO sources (I.E. Two or more HDMI inputs, and I run off only my HDDVR.
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I have played with the settings on this thing over and over again, and cannot seem to get the picture to go wide screen unless we are watching in HD. Some of my kids cartoon channels aren't in HD, so this is a little disappointing. Otherwise, the picture is good.
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By el-n on April 10, 2012
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i was nervous buying a big-screen tv thru the internet, but as usual, amazon amazed me and i am very happy with my purchase. i'm no techno-geek, just a mom that wanted a nice hdtv with a great picture for a fair price, and i got all that with my vizio 55" tv. very happy all-around with my purchase, and i would definitely recommend it!
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