VIZIO E-Series 48” Class Full-Array LED Smart TV (New 2014 Model)

(48.00" Diag.)
MODEL NUMBER: E480i-B2

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  • VIZIO Internet Apps Plus® – Instantly enjoy the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and even more premium apps straight from the Internet to your TV.
  • Full-Array LED backlight – Distributes LEDs across the entire screen delivering superior light uniformity and picture performance.
  • Active LED Zones x6 – Dynamically adjusts the LED backlight per zone creating deeper, pure black levels and higher contrast.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi – Connect with high-speed wireless for easy, clutter-free Internet access.
  • 120Hz effective refresh rate enhanced with backlight scanning – Enjoy clear fast action scenes.
  • E-Series Signature Design – An ultra-narrow 10mm frame, a 30% thinner profile, and slimmer new base makes the new E-Series a perfect upgrade to any room.
  • 1080p Full HD resolution – Enjoy high-definition TV with a crystal-clear picture.
  • 2 million to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio – Superior contrast for stunning color & detail, from deep blacks to radiant whites.

All-New 2014 E-Series | Watch Video »

  • VIZIO Internet Apps Plus® – Instantly enjoy the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and even more premium apps straight from the Internet to your TV.
  • Full-Array LED backlight – Distributes LEDs across the entire screen delivering superior light uniformity and picture performance.
  • Active LED Zones x6 – Dynamically adjusts the LED backlight per zone creating deeper, pure black levels and higher contrast.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi – Connect with high-speed wireless for easy, clutter-free Internet access.
  • 120Hz effective refresh rate enhanced with backlight scanning – Enjoy clear fast action scenes.
  • E-Series Signature Design – An ultra-narrow 10mm frame, a 30% thinner profile, and slimmer new base makes the new E-Series a perfect upgrade to any room.
  • 1080p Full HD resolution – Enjoy high-definition TV with a crystal-clear picture.
  • 2 million to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio – Superior contrast for stunning color & detail, from deep blacks to radiant whites.

Regular Price $589.99

Special Price $549.99

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Television

VIZIO, Inc.
Model E480i-B2

Estimated Yearly Energy Cost

$12

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  • Based on 11 cents per kWh and 5 hours use per day
  • Estimated yearly electricity use of this model: 110.94 kWh
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VIZIO 48” Class Full-Array LED Smart TV | E480i-B2

Product Overview

Picture Perfect
Brilliance

More zones. Better picture.

VIZIO’s Full-Array LED backlight technology delivers brilliant picture quality as it distributes LEDs across the entire screen for superior light uniformity and picture performance.

Active LED Zones x6 (local dimming) dynamically adjust the LED backlighting in each area of the screen to match the content on the screen providing unparalleled picture contrast and crystal-clear detail with deep, pure black levels.

For illustrative purposes only. Actual number
of LED lights, zones, and size vary by model.
1) LED screen
2) Illustration of local dimming process
3) Full-array LED backlight

See The Difference

E-Series TV with Active LED Zones

TV without Active LED Zones

Simulated images used, shown for comparison purposes only. Actual results may vary depending on the number of actual active LED zones.

cnet logo

"Local dimming is a technology that allows LED LCDs to overcome one of their biggest picture quality problems - grayish, washed-out renditions of black - by selectively dimming and brightening different parts of the screen. Done right, it works wonders."

CNET 12/19/13

120Hz Effective Refresh Rate120Hz
Effective Refresh Rate

120Hz effective refresh rate enhanced with backlight scanning for clear fast action scenes.

1080p Full HD1080p
Full HD

Amazing sharpness of 1080p Full HD resolution delivers detailed textures with stunning fidelity.

Dynamic Contrast Ratio2 Million to 1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio

Dynamic contrast ratios of up to 2,000,000 to 1 offer a stunning color range with deep blacks and radiant whites.

#1 SMART TV BRAND*

VIZIO Internet Apps Plus® is your passport to a world of entertainment, movies, TV shows and more. All on your schedule, directly on your HDTV†.

Quicker and Smarter
Quicker & Smarter
A revamped user interface lets you navigate quicker and more easily.

More Apps Than Ever
More Apps Than Ever
A newly expanded apps library adds to an already unrivaled selection.

* The NDP Group/Retal Monthly Tracking Service, units sold: 2011-2013.

Built-In Wi-Fi
Built-In Wi-Fi
Ultra-fast Wi-Fi provides an easy clutter-free Internet connection.

Full-Screen Apps Window
Full-Screen Apps Window
A full-screen window makes finding and organizing your apps a breeze.

Second Screen
Interactivity

Seamless viewing across multiple screens.

This convenient and innovative technology enables you to control apps and seamlessly transfer content between your TV, mobile phone and tablet with the flick of a finger, for a truly integrated multi-screen viewing experience.

Second Screen feature on iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets

Works on both iOS & Android mobile devices and tablets.

Screen images simulated.

Brilliantly Stylish

E-Series signature design.

The all-new 2014 E-Series design introduces a side profile that’s up to 30% thinner*, an ultra-narrow 10mm frame, and a new space-saving slimmer base*. The new design puts the focus right where it should be—on the screen—and is the perfect upgrade to any room.

* Compared to previous generation E-Series HDTV models.

Screen image simulated.

More Features

Advanced Color ManagementAdvanced
Color Management

Advanced color management ensures optimal accuracy of color and detail across all your devices.

Ambient Light SensorAmbient
Light Sensor

Intelligent backlight sensors automatically adjust to environment for a great picture in any room.

DTS Studio SoundDTS
Studio Sound

Simulated surround sound solution with deep bass for an immersive surround sound experience.

On-Screen ManualOn-Screen
Manual

Quick, on-screen access to the user manual. No need to search for a paper user manual.

More ConnectivityMore
Connectivity

3 HDMI and 1 USB ports are perfect for connecting all your high definition entertainment devices to the TV.

Energy Star 6.0Energy
Star 6.0

More energy efficient than conventional LCD TVs to save you even more on energy bills.

Complete The Experience

The VIZIO sound bar family offers a wide range of models to deliver the right sound for any room.

2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar
2.0
HOME THEATER

Enhanced audio performance
Optimized sound for small to medium sized TVs and spaces where a simple audio upgrade is all that's needed.

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2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar
2.1
HOME THEATER

High-performance surround sound
Crystal-clear sound with the extra bass kick of a subwoofer to fill any room with more immersive audio.

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2.0 Home Theater Sound Bar
3.0
HOME THEATER

Premium performance that stands alone
Three-channel audio for superior bass, enhanced dialog clarity and a wider listening angle, without a subwoofer.

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5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar
5.1
HOME THEATER

Premium home theater experience
The pinnacle of surround sound immersion and convenience, this system turns any room into a true home theater.

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† High-speed/Broadband Internet service and access equipment are required and not provided by VIZIO. Additional fees and/or subscriptions required for certain content and services. Applications pictured or described in accompanying documentation may not be available, or may not provide the same functionality, content or services in all areas or as described herein. Applications are subject to future updates and/or modifications without notice.

VIZIO, Inc. has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein. All product specifications, functionality, features, configurations, performance, design and other product information described herein are subject to change without notice. VIZIO, Inc. disclaims liability for typographical, technical, or descriptive errors.

Tech Specs

Key Specifications
Class Size 48"
Screen Size (Diag.) 48.00”
Design 10mm Slim Frame Design
Smart TV Yes
Backlight Type Full Array LED backlight
Local Dimming Yes, Active LED Zones x6
Resolution 1920x1080
Refresh Rate 120Hz
Clear Action 180
Built-in Wi-Fi Yes

 

Display
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 2 million to 1
Viewable Angle (H/V) 178˙/178˙
Number of Colors 16.7 Million
OSD Language English, Spanish, French

 

Audio
Speaker Power Output 10W x 2
DTS StudioSound™ Yes
DTS TruSurround Yes
DTS TruVolume™ Yes

 

Inputs
HDMI 3 (2 bottom, include one ARC / 1 side)
Component 1 (bottom)
Composite 1 (bottom) shared with component
Tuner 1 (bottom)
Ethernet 1 (bottom)
USB 1 (side)

 

Outputs
Analog Audio Out 1 (side) L/R RCA
Digital Audio Out (SPDIF) 1 (side) optical

 

Multimedia Features
Smart TV Apps Netflix®, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU™, MGO, Hulu Plus™, YouTube™, Pandora®, iHeartRadio®, Facebook® and more
USB Music Yes
USB Photo Yes
USB Video Yes

 

Energy Savings
Energy Compliance ENERGY STAR® 6.0
Power Consumption 59.85W
Standby Power Consumption <1W
Ambient Light Sensor Yes

 

Wall Mount Specifications
Mount Pattern 200mm x 200mm
Screw Size M6
Screw Length 10mm

 

Included Accessories
Remote Control XRT112
Battery Type AAA x2

 

Dimensions
With Stand 42.54”W x 26.67”H x 6.27”D
Without Stand 42.54”W x 24.86”H x 2.48”D
Packaging Dimensions 46.85"W x 29.4”H x 6.30”D

 

Weight
Net With Stand 24.23 lbs
Without Stand 20.93 lbs
Gross 34.17 lbs

 

VIZIO Warranty One Year Parts & Labor; Free Lifetime Technical Support

 

VIZIO, Inc. has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein. All product specifications, functionality, features, configurations, performance, design and other product information described herein are subject to change without notice. VIZIO, Inc. disclaims liability for typographical, technical, or descriptive errors

Customer Reviews

Excellence Review by Woody

Vizio has made top of the line TV products for years now. They have picture quality at a premium and nothing beats the picture Vizio's produce. The smart TV is by amd far the best way to go with Vizio. Easy to navigate and a ton of features at your fingertips. Vizio isn't a marginal performing TV, but rather it excels where others are stagnant with few improvements. I highly recommend any Vizio product especially the Vizio 48" smart TV that is very reasonably priced.

(Posted on 6/16/14)

Amazing, the best tv I have EVER owned Review by TV guy

Purchased my Vizio 480i-b2 two weeks ago and I have never been happier. My wife and I have had all the top brands ( Sony, Samsung,etc) and never have we had such an amazing picture and sound. Side by side the Vizio smart tv blows my 50 inch sony out of the water. We have found our new favorite brand. The apps are sleek and lightning fast bot over a wired connection and wifi. With multiple hdmi port we are able to have all our devices hooked up at the same time. The tv also has additional USB support to watch movies, videos, picture slides how's etc. with the imemories app it makes keeping intouch with family and sharing all your multimedia content. On a scale of 1-10 this tv is a 100. Customer for life

(Posted on 6/5/14)

Excellent Review by Merritt

Looks ten times better, partly due to how bright the screen is, wow. Any new blurays look almost life like. Couldn't be happier after using it a couple days now.

(Posted on 5/4/14)

Excellent Review by Big Ed

Have had my 48" vizio smart TV. This is my second vizio, what a picture it's beautiful, I'm very impressed.

(Posted on 4/2/14)

Impressed ! Review by MrFingerIII

I was looking for more of the M-series models but after reading the specs the only differences is the way they arranged the LED lights other then that this TV is Genius

The quality is just so much better over my previous now 5 year old Vizio E Series 37" that now belongs to my daughter in her room

I have always felt Vizio is one of the best even though you have Sony ,Samsung and a few others

The Picture and Surround sound quality is outstanding since my purchase of this TV 2 days ago I have not stopped watching Blu-ray-s this TV brings out the Magic that I have been missing with Blu-ray's Big thumbs up on this one

The only conn is the smaller control and the TV not having button functions on itself but other then this TV is AWESOME !

(Posted on 3/23/14)

excellent Review by mrmichael54

Have owned the E480i for about two weeks. Am still amazed at the incredibly vivid picture. We watched a couple of animated movies (Brave and Monsters University) and the images just popped off the screen. The NCAA tournnament games appear as if they are right in your living room. Set up was fasr and simple. TV integrated with our auxillary speakers instantly. This TV has exceeded my expectations. I couldn't be happier.

(Posted on 3/22/14)

Best BANG for your $$$! Im Impressed! Review by davewood

After 8 short years, my wall mounted 40" Samsung took a dive. I then had the arduous task of rifling thru HDTV reviews and re educate myself on the latest greatest knick knacks of what a year model HDTV should be, and Smart. After some time I came to the conclusion that the Vizio E480i-B2 would be a great addition to my Home Entertainment system. My wife and I teamed up and installed our 48" to the pre existing wall mount with little difficulty. She then set up the WiFi connection and the Vizio E480i-B2 pretty much integrated itself to my PS3 and settings! It's like a 48" wall mounted iPad! That same evening we skimmed thru a few BluRay movies and boy were we missing out on vividness. My word! Who knew a TV could look so good?

(Posted on 3/19/14)

impressive Review by Michael

Purchased the E480i today. Setup very simple, picture is outstanding. Couldn't be happier.

(Posted on 3/10/14)

48 Review by Dennis

what a tv is ment to be

(Posted on 3/2/14)

Awesome TV Review by badandy

After 4 weeks of research of Smart TVs my wife and I picked the Vizio E480i-B2. it fits all the sepchs we required and more for a new tv. We could not be more happy. The picture quality is outstanding, the sound is excellent. All the built in apps are the best. The setup was very easy. the instruction are logical and easily understandable. the remote is functional and sleek.

By far the one of the best TV we ever purchased. normally we are a Sony family however we just couldn't find what we wanted from Sony. we will be adding Vizio to the top of the list now for electronics.

Thank You

(Posted on 2/2/14)

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Support Information

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