VIZIO 55” Class LCD Smart TV
(54.64" Diag.)

MODEL NUMBER: E551VA Model Features:
  • VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.)
  • Built-in Wifi
  • 1080p Full HD
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • SRS TruVolume™ & SRS StudioSound HD™
  • JPEG photo viewer
  • Four HDMI ports

  • Overview
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Product Overview

Brilliant 1080p Full HD
High definition entertainment has never been so amazing – or affordable. The 55” Class LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps® delivers 1080p Full HD for incredible color and contrast, 120Hz refresh rate for ultra-sharp, smooth motion when viewing fast-action sports and movies, and striking 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for truly deep blacks and brighter whites.

Internet TV: Unlimited Entertainment
VIZIO Internet Apps® with built-in WiFi puts VUDU™, Netflix, HuluPlus™, Pandora and more right at your fingertips. Access an almost unlimited library of movies, music, games and more at the push of a button on the premium Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard universal remote.

Optimal Viewing in Any Light
No matter your lighting arrangement, you’ll always have the best picture possible thanks to built-in ambient light sensing technology that automatically adjusts backlight levels based on its surroundings. The result is a balanced picture that will never appear washed out or too bright.

Superior Surround Sound 
You’ll also enjoy impressive surround sound with SRS TruVolume™ that limits volume inconsistencies between programming and SRS StudioSoundHD™ audio that turns your room into a personal theater. It delivers an immersive surround sound experience marked by clearer dialogue and more precise bass and high frequency signals. Add a VIZIO Soundbar for a truly intense listening experience.

4 HDMI® Ports
Four HDMI® ports accommodate your home theater setup, Blu-ray® Player and HD satellite TV or cable so you can enjoy 1080p Full HD at its finest.

Exceeds ENERGY STAR® 4.2 Guidelines
Conserve energy and the environment. This HDTV uses technology with remarkably low energy consumption that exceeds ENERGY STAR® 4.2 Guidelines so the planet and your wallet are both better off.


VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.)
VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.)

Easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather.  Learn More

Wi-Fi Technology
Wi-Fi Technology

The latest 802.11n Wireless Networking is built-in making connecting to the Internet quick and easy.

1080P Full HD

Full 1080P High Definition resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.  Learn More


120Hz Smooth Motion technology delivers sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images.  Learn More

Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio

50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions.  Learn More

Customized Bluetooth® Universal Remote Control
Customized Bluetooth® Universal Remote Control

This customized Bluetooth® remote with slide out QWERTY keypad enables you to control your TV, even type onscreen, from any spot in the room.  Learn More

SRS TruVolume™
SRS  TruVolume

Limits volume inconsistencies between programming.  Learn More

SRS StudioSound HD™
SRS StudioSound HD™

SRS StudioSound HD™ delivers immersive surround sound, deep bass, clear dialog and level volume.


ECO HD™ exceeds new ENERGY STAR® 4.2 Guidelines* to reduce energy consumption, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.

*When TV is on.

Tech Specs

Class: 55"
Viewable: 54.64"
Backlight Type: CCFL
Resolution: 1080p
Colors: 1.06 billion
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1
Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Response Time: 6ms
Viewable Angle (horizontal/vertical): 178 degrees


SRS StudioSound HD™: Yes
SRS TruVolume™: Yes
Channels/Speaker Output: 2 x 15W


Connections - Inputs (REAR)
HDMI with HDCP: 0
Component: 1
Composite: 1
Computer RGB: 1
Stereo Audio (RCA): 1
RF Connector for Internal Tuner: 1


Connections - Inputs (SIDE)
HDMI with HDCP: 4
RF Connector:
USB 2.0:


Connections - Outputs
Optical Digital Out (SPDIF): 1
Analog Audio Out: 1
Headphones: No


Multimedia Support
Music (MP3): No
Photo (JPEG): Yes
Video (MPEG): No


Additional Features
Smart Dimming: No
Smooth Motion: Yes
Picture-in-Picture (PIP): No
Ambient Light Sensor: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Wireless (WiFi): Yes
Wireless HD (1.0): No
Theater 3D: No
Full HD 3D: No
Mercury Free: No
Remote Control: XRT300
Power Consumption: 170W
Stand-by Power: <1W


Gross: 95.9lbs
Net With Stand: 76.06lbs
Without Stand: 65.04lbs


With Stand: 51.5"W x 34.3"H x 10.76"D
Without Stand: 51.5"W x 32.5"H x 3.7"D
Packaging Dimensions: 58.11"W x 39"H x 11.02"D


Certifications CSA, CSA-US, FCC Class B


Compliances Energy Star 4.1, ATSC Spec A/65, EIA/CEA-766-A


Wall Mount Specifications
Hole Pattern: 400mm x 200mm
Screw Size: M6
Screw Length: 15mm
Screw Pitch: 1.0mm


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

Amazed Review by hattybin

I love my TV. It looks awesome. The smarttv is amazing. I am very impressed that they continue to update the firmware even after three years. Vizio is a great company.

(Posted on 1/3/14)

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Support Information

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Quick Start Guide Download PDF
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