55” Class (54.64" Diag.) LCD HDTV - Free ShippingMODEL NUMBER: E551VL Model Features:
- Covers all normal-use mechanical/electrical failures
- Free in-home service for TVs 37" and over
- Free shipping for TVs under 37"
- 100% parts and labor, no deductibles
- Cancel/transfer anytime
High definition entertainment has never been so amazing – or affordable. The 55” Class (54.64" Diag.) LCD HDTV 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 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for truly deep blacks and brighter whites.
No matter your lighting arrangement, you’ll always have you 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.
You’ll also enjoy impressive surround sound with SRS TruVolume™ that limits volume inconsistencies between programming and SRS TruSurroundHD™ 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 seriously intense audio.
Three 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.
Conserve energy and the environment. This HDTV uses technology with remarkably low energy consumption that exceeds ENERGY STAR® 4.1 Guidelines.
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
Full High Definition resolution giving you razor sharp clarity, crisp and clear images and an absolutely amazing viewing experience.
SRS TruSurround HD™
Delivers immersive virtual high definition surround sound. Learn More
ECO HD™ exceeds the current ENERGY STAR® 4.1*, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions. Learn More
Energy efficient sensors auto-adjust brightness for the perfect picture regardless of room conditions.
Limits volume inconsistencies between programming. Learn More
*When TV is on.
|Native Panel Resolution:||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Signal Compatibility:||1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i|
|Computer Support:||1920 x 1080, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600, 640 x 480 via RGB/HDMI|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio:||100,000：1|
|Viewable Angle:||178/178 degrees (horizontal/vertical)|
|Pixel/Dot Pitch:||0.630mm(H) x 0.630mm(V)|
|SRS TruSurround HD™:||Yes|
|SRS TruSurround XT™:||No|
|HDMI with HDCP||3|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner||1|
|Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:||1|
|HDMI with HDCP||1
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner|
|Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:|
|SPDIF Digital Optical:||1|
|Panel Type:||CCFL, LCD
|Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee:||Yes
|3D Comb Filter:||Yes|
|3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down:||No|
|ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation:||No|
|ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding:||No|
|NTSC Video decoding via Video:||No|
|Progressive Scan Video:||No|
|Color Temperature:||5400K, 6300K and 9300K|
|Color Fine Tuning:||Red/Blue/Green
|Speakers:||Built-in 15W x 2 Speakers|
|Panel Lamp Life (typical):||50,000 Hours|
|Voltage Range:||240Vac at 50/60Hz|
|Power Consumption:||138W, <0.37W Standby|
|VIZIO Remote Control:||VUR13|
|Net With Stand:||78.71 lbs|
|Without Stand:||67.68 lbs|
|With Stand:||52.13"W x 34.44"H x 13.15"D|
|Without Stand:||52.13"W x 32.56"H x 4.95"D|
|Packaging Dimensions:||56.38"W x 40.74"H x 16.69"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:||VESA standard 400 X 200mm spacing
|Screw Pitch:||1.0 mm|
|VIZIO WARRANTY||One Year Parts & Labor Free Lifetime Technical Support|
- Excellent TV Review by Tim
I really like this LCD HDTV. My wife and I did a lot of research before buying this, our third, LCD HDTV. We own a Phillips 46" and 37" Sanyo and find the Vizio to be the best one of all. We purchased the Vizio January of 2012 and so far we haven't found any faults with it. The TV has a great picture and teh sound is great also. Features I like are the amount of inputs, thefixed/variable sound output, and the ability to adjust not just the basic setting but the advanced ones as well. I am using the variable sound output to control the home theater system in conjunction with the tv speakers to get a great sound. The remote is a learning remote that controls the blu-ray, the stereo, the cable,as well as the TV.
I would like it better if the USB could be used for more than JPEG. Maybe, there might be a software upgrade that could make it possible to plug a laptop into the USB for streaming or use as a second scream.
All in all we feel the TV was a good purchase and would recomend it to others. When we are in the market for a new TV we will definitely be looking at VIZIO.
(Posted on 2/17/12)
- Helpful Info to know.... Review by Ro
I purchased this TV (Model E 551 VL) at Costco 2 months ago for $899.99. I then read some of the customer reviews and was concerned because many reviews indicated a problem with the audio. Sure enough, a couple of weeks ago, the audio started going in and out. The fix was to turn the tv off and turn it back on and the audio would come back on. Well needless to say, I did not want to have to do this especially on a new TV!! This model does not have wifi built in.
Yesterday I returned the tv and purchased Vizio Model E 551 VA. This model DOES have wifi built in and it is a pleasure to view. Granted, I haven't had it for 60-days yet, so I hope not to have any audio issues. BTW, I have owned a Vizio Plasma TV for years now with absolutely NO ISSUES. Costco is currently selling this tv for $989 with a $90 instant rebate for the same cost as the first model reviewed above ($899)...smoking deal!! This tv is soooooo cool. I love it!
(Posted on 12/5/11)
- Even better than I expected! Review by Mike
Bought this Vizio 55" TV last Saturday to replace a Sony 40" in our great room. I watched football that night (it has a custom setting specifically for football), and was amazed at the picture and sound quality. I read reviews, compared it with other models at several stores and knew this Vizio would be a good buy, but it is even better than I expected. It definitely beats any other brand in this price range.
(Posted on 11/7/11)
- Great TV! Review by mnurse99
I bought this at Walmart for $989, after looking at TV's at Best Buy. The picture is easily as good as TV's costing 300-500 dollars more!
Easily connected to the Vizio Blue Ray and is internet connectable so I moved the Roku device out of the living room. It takes a while to connect to Netflix, but the 20-30 seconds is tolerable. Also works with Blockbuster and Hulu Plus. Easy to set up and the custom settings (I keep mine on "game") provide a beautiful viewing experience. There are only two issues with the TV.
1. The HDMI works with my laptops HDMI, although I could not get the PC-VGA to work, or even recognize. on other flat screen TV's, you simply plug it in and it comes up (provided you have it on VGA or PC setting). Not on this TV. You MUST have a HDMI out of your laptop to see it, but that is more a function of the Laptop than the TV.
2. The optical sound out won't allow me to fully insert the optical cable. This sucks as I have the Vizio Soundbar and have to use the RCA outs.
Other than that, I love this TV!
(Posted on 9/15/11)
- Great TV Review by duke
This TV is best TV I have ever owned. I think it is better than samsung, and ten years ago i was a samsung man. the only problem i have is the price. i hope in the future the prices start to come down a little.
(Posted on 6/23/11)
- Excellent TV Review by Scott
The VIZIO 551VL is a great TV for a great price. HD picture is bright and clear and sports look superb. TV is easy to set up and the controls are easy to use.
We are very happy with this purchase and would buy another VIZIO TV in the future
(Posted on 4/1/11)
- vizio 55 Review by dee
the vizio lcd is a good tv for the money but the sound goes up and down thay need to work with better sound on all the tv
(Posted on 3/30/11)
- inquiry Review by cem
I see that this tv is coming soon can you tell me when that might be. im looking for a new tv now, that is checking out different brands and models around the 55 " size
(Posted on 2/14/11)