VIZIO 50” Class LED Smart TV

(50.00" Diag.)
  • VIZIO Internet Apps® – Instantly enjoy online movies, TV shows, music, apps and more
  • LED technology for richer colors and more vivid details
  • 120Hz effective refresh rate for stunning picture clarity
  • 1080p Full HD resolution for a crystal-clear picture
  • 2 Million to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for deeper blacks
  • SRS StudioSound HD™ for crisp, clear audio
  • VIZIO Internet Apps® – Instantly enjoy online movies, TV shows, music, apps and more
  • LED technology for richer colors and more vivid details
  • 120Hz effective refresh rate for stunning picture clarity
  • 1080p Full HD resolution for a crystal-clear picture
  • 2 Million to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for deeper blacks
  • SRS StudioSound HD™ for crisp, clear audio
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Model E500i-A1

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  • Estimated yearly electricity use of this model: 165 kWh
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VIZIO 50” Class LED Smart TV | E500i-A1

Product Overview

E-Series LED HDTV.

Now with a Slim Frame Design

Introducing the new E-series slim frame design. The VIZIO 50” Class LED Smart TV is shattering the mold in a way only VIZIO can, with high-quality design and picture at the best value. Enjoy crystal-clear action and eye-popping images in 1080p Full HD and 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate. A stunningly slim outer frame lets you enjoy TV with a narrower border around the picture for a more immersive experience.

Smart TVSMART TV + Wi-Fi

Entertainment at your command.

VIZIO Internet Apps (V.I.A.) is your passport to a world of entertainment, movies, TV shows and more. All on your schedule, directly to your HDTV.

* The Amazon Instant Video application is currently unavailable on this device. Amazon Instant Video is working hard to bring you an improved app experience. The newly updated app will be coming soon.


LED BrillianceLED Brilliance

Step up to richer colors and more vivid details.

LED backlighting delivers a stunning, more vibrant picture in a stylishly slim frame. Its brilliance is enhanced on select models with intelligent Smart Dimming™ zones that adapt to surrounding brightness for a deeper contrast that’s also more energy-efficient.

Energy Savings

Your E-Series savings continue even after your purchase. Its LED technologies are up to 50% more energy-efficient than comparable-sized LCD TVs lit with conventional CCFL technology.

When compared to same size 2012 LCD HDTVs lighted with CCFL technology.

Same Space. More Picture.Same Space.
More Picture.

The new slim frame design lets you maximize your entertainment space by allowing you to fit a bigger screen size TV in the same space.

Images shown are for comparative and illustrative purposes only. Actual measurements may vary based on models.

Vibrant ContrastVibrant Contrast

Deeper blacks. Brighter whites. Beautiful Picture.

From true blacks to pure white and every shade in between, this VIZIO HDTV delivers a dazzling contrast that displays each image with spectacular intensity and realism.

Innovative Technology

VIZIO HDTVs come equipped with state-of-the-art image quality features that deliver superior picture for an unrivaled entertainment experience.

1080p Full HD

1080p Full HD resolution delivers ultimate detail and lifelike colors for a crystal-clear picture.
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Smart Dimming™
Smart Dimming

Advanced Smart Dimming™ technology intelligently adjusts the brightness of the LED backlight to produce perfect contrast. It's the best picture possible, no matter what you're watching.

120Hz Effective Refresh Rate
120Hz Refresh Rate

120Hz Effective Refresh Rate presents action packed sports and movies with a smoothness and stability that captures every image in astonishing detail. Learn More

SRS StudioSound HD™
Slim Frame

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

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.

Tech Specs

Screen Size: 50” Class
Diagonal Viewable: 50.00”
Backlight Type: LED
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Colors: 16.7 Million (8 bits)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 2 Million to 1
Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Response Time: 8ms
Viewable Angle (H/V): 176°/176°
OSD Language: English, Spanish, French


SRS StudioSound™: Yes
SRS TruSurround HD™: Yes
SRS TruVolume™: Yes
Speakers/Power Output: 2 x 8w


Connections - Inputs
HDMI: 4 (side)
Component: 1 (down)
Composite: 1 (shared with component)
RF Connector for Internal Tuner: 1 (down)
Ethernet: 1 (down)
USB 2.0: 1 (side)


Connections - Outputs
Digital Audio Out (SPDIF) 1 (side)
Analog Audio Out 1 RCA (side)


Multimedia Support
Music: Yes
Photo: Yes
Video: Yes


Additional Features
VIA (VIZIO Internet Apps): Yes
Smart Dimming: Yes
Ambient Light Sensor: Yes
WiFi: 802.11n single band
Mercury Free: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Certifications: UL, CUL, FCC Class B, HDMI 1.4 (CEC/ARC), Vizio AQ, Vizio PQ, Dolby Digital Plus
Compliance: Energy Star® 6.0, ATSC Spec A/65, EIA/CEA-766-A, California Energy Commission Auto Shut Down


Gross: 59.49lbs
Net With Stand: 42.95lbs
Without Stand: 36.53lbs


With Stand: 44.56"W x 28.08"H x 10.36"D
Without Stand: 44.56"W x 26.26"H x 3.19"D
Packaging Dimensions: 49.61”W x 29.96"H x 7.13"D


Wall Mount Specifications
Hole Pattern: 400mm x 400mm
Screw Size: M6
Screw Length: 18mm
Screw Pitch: 1.0mm


Power Ratings
Power Consumption: 77.8W
Standby Power Consumption: <1W
Energy Compliance: ENERGY STAR® 6.0


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

Excellent so far Review by DD

Just bought it 4/14/14, and it was easy and simple to set up. Great picture and sound at a good price. Cut the cable; and just do streaming and couldn't be happier.

(Posted on 4/15/14)

I have 2 Sony HDTV no more sony Review by Feltro

Best tv I have ever owned, will buy more in the future

(Posted on 2/24/14)

Excellent Review by tyronetommy

Had trouble connecting to a Lynks router, called Linkys, not much help. Called Visio and was fully connected in about eight minutes. Best I ever encountered.

(Posted on 2/12/14)

excellent action display Review by llennok

Bought the VIZIO 50" specifically to watch NCAA basketball and the Tudor Racing Series. I couldn't be happier with the performance of the refresh rate. It is as good a picture as I have ever experienced. I think using quality HDMI cable is a key to this, but the overall ease with which it installs is terrific! Nice job on the entire unit.
I would highly recommend this to my friends and family members.

(Posted on 1/26/14)

Excellent product for price Review by Jim

I was hesitant at first to purchase a new Vizio TV, as I have always been a huge Sony fan. When our local Walmart cut their inventory of Sony TVs, I decided to give Vizio a real look-see. I purcahsed a new 50" E-500i-A1 (and I got a great deal at Wally World) and I have not been disappointed.

The HD on this unit is extraordinary. The colors are rich and vibrant, even on the standard factory settings. The motion tracking and speed are second to none. Sporting events in HD just knock my socks off.

I really feel I'm just now starting to get what it is capable of, and I'm excited about using some of the Bluetooth and WiFi built-in features. It's a great unit, especially for the price!

(Posted on 1/7/14)

Pleased customer!!! Review by treetop

I just purchased the Vizio 50 inch tv. I love it, my son's are sports fanatics, and their crazy about it.Can you send my more info for this tv.Thank you

(Posted on 1/1/14)

7/10: Needs Web Browser Review by Frank

The VIA apps are not exactly the best. I have two suggestions:

1) Start using Google for data sources.
2) Web Browser with Flash/HTML5 support!

If you have both of these in the E500i-A1, it really will be a top-of-the-line TV.

(Posted on 12/28/13)

Clarity Review by texaspoet

Clarity and picture is fantastic. I bought a ZVOX sound box, so sound is not an issue, but it wasn't bad at all before I hooked the sound box up. Nice volume. Easy as pie to set up for this old granny. Had to call dish with help to get my Dish remote to respond to the on-off controls and volume controls. Have it on a stand I bought at Best Buy which anchors it and has shelves for everything. It is tall, which I really liked. Don't want to look down from my recliner to see the TV.

(Posted on 12/22/13)

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