VIZIO 55” Full Array TruLED® LCD 3D HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps®MODEL NUMBER: XVT3D554SV Model Features:
- • 54.64 inch diagonal
- • Full HD 3D
- • VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.)
- • 802.11N Dual Band Wireless Networking
- • Full Array TruLED® Superior LCD HDTV Performance
- • 120 zone Smart Dimming
VIZIOs 55"Class (54.64" diagonal) Full Array TruLED® LCD 3D HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.) brings cutting edge, high definition, superior 3D technology to your home in VIZIO's sleek signature style. Immersive 3D delivers an amazing viewing experience! This high performance HD 3D TV combines advanced picture quality, virtual high definition sound and premium wireless internet connectivity.
Enjoy vibrant colors and deepest blacks. The VIZIO viewing experience is made possible with Full Array TruLED™, 120 zone Smart Dimming, 480Hz* smooth motion processing for sharp, blur free imagery and VIZIOs Full HD and rich SRS TruSurround HD™ audio.
Stream your favorite movies, TV shows, music, photos and more! The built-in WiFi receiver provides wireless connectivity to access movies and TV shows, music, photos and social networking sites. Stream movies and TV shows from Netflix and Amazon, listen to music via Rhapsody, display your personal photos from Flickr and update your Facebook and Twitter feeds. VIZIO Internet Apps™ also deliver the latest news, sports and weather through Yahoo. The universal Bluetooth® remote's full QWERTY keypad makes input user friendly on-keyboard or on-screen.
Bring home the excitement! Immerse yourself in the action with High-Definition 3D by VIZIO**. Using the latest technologies for the optimal 3D experience, VIZIO 3D ensures your movies, sports, games and more come to life like never before. Learn More
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
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
Smart Dimming™ intelligently controls each block of LEDs, turning them on and completely off achieving richer, darker blacks with better uniformity and brighter, bolder colors. Learn More
480Hz SPS* Smooth Motion technology delivers 480 scenes per second producing enhanced frame rate and delivering sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images. Learn More
SRS TruVolume eliminates volume inconsistencies between programming . Learn More
ECO HD™ exceeds the current ENERGY STAR® Guidelines, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet. Learn More
Extreme VIZIO Technology! The XVT Extreme VIZIO Technology series epitomizes cutting edge technology delivering an experience that’s simply out of this world. Learn More
The latest 802.11N Dual Band Wireless Networking is built-in making connecting to the Internet quick and easy.
Full Array TruLED®
This full array, backlit HDTV is comprised of hundreds of LEDs divided into 120 control blocks and utilizes Smart Dimming™ to intelligently control these blocks turning them on and completely off based on the content you’re watching. Learn More
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions. Learn More
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
SRS TruSurround HD™
SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high definition surround sound. Learn More
The display’s backlight is environmentally-friendly due to the fact that LED backlights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance. Learn More
*480Hz SPS displays 480 scenes per second by combining advanced 240Hz technology with scanning backlight.
** IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR WATCHING 3D CONTENT
You may experience discomfort while watching 3D content. You may feel symptoms of eye strain, vision fatigue, color or depth distortion, motion sickness, nausea, dizziness, disorientation, or other discomforts. If you experience any of these symptoms, stop watching television and take a break for at least thirty minutes before resuming. If the symptoms are severe or continue even after you have stopped watching television, consult a doctor.
Even if you do not experience any of these symptoms, take regular breaks from watching 3D content.
Take care to monitor children’s watching of 3D content. Children (including teenagers) may be more at risk of experiencing discomfort while watching 3D content and less likely to report symptoms. Monitor children’s television viewing and watch for signs of discomfort.
Some viewers may be susceptible to epileptic seizures or strokes when viewing 3D images, even if those conditions have not been previously diagnosed. If you or anyone in your family has a history of seizures or strokes, or if you have any other reason to think you or someone under your supervision may be susceptible to epileptic seizures or strokes, consult a doctor before watching 3D content.
|Backlight Type:||Full Array|
|Signal Compatibility:||1080p, 1080i, 720P, 480P, 480i|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio:||10,000,000：1|
|Response Time:||4 ms|
|SRS TruSurround HD™:||Yes|
|Channels/Speaker Output:||2 x 15W|
|Connections - Inputs (REAR)|
|HDMI with HDCP:||4|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner:||1|
|Ethernet:||1 - 10/100 Mb/s|
|Connections - Inputs (SIDE)|
|HDMI with HDCP:||1|
|Connections - Outputs|
|Optical Digital Out (SPDIF):||1|
|Analog Audio Out:||1|
|Music (MP3):||Future feature via firmware upgrade|
|Photo (JPEG):||Future feature via firmware upgrade|
|Video (MPEG):||Future feature via firmware upgrade|
|Smart Dimming:||Yes, 120 zones|
|HDMI ARC:||Yes (HDMI - 1 only)|
|Ambient Light Sensor:||Yes|
|Wireless (WiFi):||802.11n Dual Band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz|
|Wireless HD (1.0):|
|Type of 3D:||VIZIO Full HD 3D|
|Remote Control:||VUR10 3D|
|Power Consumption:||160W AVG.|
|Net With Stand:||76.06lbs|
|With Stand:||52.18"W x 35.12"H x 13.11"D|
|Without Stand:||52.18"W x 33.28"H x 2.99"D|
|Packaging Dimensions:||57.08"W x 40.59"H x 16.92"D|
|Certifications||CSA, CSA-US, FCC Class B, BQB, HDMI 1.4 incl. CEC/ARC|
|Compliances||Energy Star 4.1, ATSC Spec A/65, EIA/CEA-766-A|
|Wall Mount Specifications|
|Hole Pattern:||200mm X 400mm|
|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.
- Best TV we have ever owned! Review by Scotty1176
We purchased this from a retailer on Ebay. Once we set everything up it performed flawlessly. This picture is amazing. With the 480hz rate even on action films we notice no blur. The installed, and available apps are a nice feature. Many settings to enhance your inputs. I use different settings for gaming, PC, Bluray etc. When we are ready to purchase another set it will be Vizio!
(Posted on 6/2/13)
- Awesome Review by maigheo
This is the best 2D picture I have ever seen. I got my 3D glasses ($120 for 4 pairs) direct from Vizio and that was a great deal.
(Posted on 1/22/12)
- The BEST 55" 3D TV out There Review by CCII
I absolutely love this 3D TV ! I owned a LG 52" LCD fo about 1 year before this tv.. The Lcd Conector board went out . LG would not help I WOULD NEVER BUY AN LG PRODUCT AGAIN EVEN IF YOU PAID ME ! LG PRODUCTS / CUSTOMER SUPPORT SUCKS!!
Enough rage about LG... This Vizio TV is THE BEST OUT THERE!! I purchased this TV at Sam’s Club almost a year ago, and have 2 pairs of the 3D shutter glasses. The picture Quality Hands down is the best. I compared against Samsung, LG, and Sony... the 480 hrtz refresh rate is blur free. If you watch a lot of sports, by far this is the clearest TV I have seen. I frequently use the 3D Function of this TV. I Hooked up my Playstation3 through the HDMI port and watch the 3D Blue Ray movies, and play several 3D games on it too.. Simply awesome!!! I hooked the TV up directly to my router via the Internet connection port (I tried the wireless, but if you watch alot of Netflix,(Just wish you could get 3D movies by streaming - hope that changes soon) - there is zero lag. It is easy to use Facebook at the same time while watching your TV.
The only drawback is the deep sound from the tv speakers.. I have since purchased the Vizio 5.1 Theater system with the Sound Bar, wireless subwoofer, and rear speakers. Now with the complete system the theater experience is complete!! The sound is so crystal clear now, I spend way too much time at home now. LOL
Vizio You hit a homerun on this TV!!
(Posted on 11/28/11)
- Sound adjustments Review by Steve
In a previous review of this TV I stated that the picture was beautiful but the sound not so much. Well, after contacting Customer Support I discovered that the installers from Costco did NOT setup the sound settings on the TV properly. After a pleasant discussion with Customer Support we got the sound problem straightened out and it works perfectly now!
(Posted on 11/2/11)
- Great picture, sound not so much :-( Review by Steve
This is our second Visio TV, the first one being an LCD 47, which I really like. When it came to to replace our other television I immediately thought VIZIO and sought out the 55 LED Backlit 3D. The picture is outstanding! The sound is another story.
The sound from the TV speakers fluctuates up and down a lot and has my wife and I complaining and wanting to through stuff at it (but we don't throw things). The "TrueSound" does not seem to make a difference and that was one of the reasons we bought this television. When we hook up the VISIO Surround Sound System w/subwoofer the sound is very good. Soooooo, something is wrong with the internal sound system.
It took a long time to figure out the controls and to realize that it was not a setting issue and now the 60 day warranty has expired. So much for quality control....
(Posted on 10/28/11)
- Love it!!! Review by Rebel19
Picture quality is the best! Still haven't used the 3D feature. Like others stated, 3D glasses are still to expensive.
Had a problem connecting to router. Called support and it took us a while to figure out problem. The tech (Dakota) was great though. The problem ended up being the password being used was too long. We changed the password to 10 characters and problem resolved.
(Posted on 10/3/11)
- Lovin' it! Review by Jim
Bought this unit about 2 months ago. I too moved up from a Samsung 50" DLP and have changed lamps 3 times and one color wheel (all under extended warranty, thank goodness). I was actually there to buy the 55" non-3D set, but this one was only $100 more, so I went for the 3D. Less than 3 weeks later, this set was knocked down another $200 and I was refunded the difference, so I got a great deal.
The picture is amazing, bright and crisp. I am a history and science buff, so watching the Smithsonian or Discovery or History or Science channeIs (especially "Aerial America") in 2D is incredible. I bought 4 pairs of 3D glasses online for about $75 a pair. They are reasonably comfortable. These are the battery powered glasses. Don't be fooled by the cheaper "theater" glasses that Vizio sells with their huge 70 inch set. These are two very different animals.
The 3D picture is a lot of fun and very clear. You will get a little ghosting of images from time to time, but you will adjust to that quickly. Consumer Reports ratings for 3D says that plasma sets are the way to go right now, but I am quite happy with this LED/LCD technology so far. I am using a Panasonic BluRay 3D for DVD and I subscribed to ESPN 3D channel and both provide very pleasing results.
My set is hooked up thru a Denon home theater receiver, so the issue of speakers does not exist for me. I do, however, run a second HDMI connection from the BluRay to the TV for some 3D content that the receiver can't/won't handle, and the sound through the TV speakers is just fine.
The remote is very easy to understand and use. However, I have a Logitech Harmony remote that I have used for several years to control the whole system.
Another nice feature for me has been the number of connections in the rear of the set. I upgraded the video card in an old computer running Windows XP and hooked it up through an available HDMI slot and now have a 55", crystal clear monitor that I can operator wirelessly from the couch! (I know, you just screamed out "couch potato", didn't you? :-) )
The unit easily recognized my wireless network so using the apps is great. This is also an area where I need the Vizio remote to type in passwords or searches.
There are three USB ports in the rear of the set that apparently don't do anything, yet. I have read other reveiws on the web that says there is a firmware upgrade for these, but I have not seen it in Vizio's support section or through any options via the TV itself. I see these as important if you want to use a webcam for video conferencing or just to see the family on the other end.
There is also a complaint circulating that this set will just go to black or turn off. I think it has done this to me once, but I don't know if it was the TV or the AT&T U-verse PVR. The TV did display a "NO SIGNAL" mesasge, so it could have been a processing error between the PVR and the Denon receiver, so I can't verify which piece of equipment is to blame.
I hope this reveiw helps you decide what you want. As I said, I wasn't in the market for 3D, but the price break sold me on this unit. I don't think you will be dissappointed if you get this TV. I love mine!
(Posted on 8/5/11)
- Bangin NICE Review by dpast
Purchased at Costco, great price considering the over all value and you can't beat the the 2yr extended warranty. Non of the other manufactures after shopping around have offered the 480Hz. Picture quality is exceptionally great, vibrant sharp images, Internet apps add enhaced usage for the device. I am a true fan of the included applications but most of all Tunein radio (Please update version on system is old). By far about the only device that has Tunein application included even in home theater systems. Hands down great purchase and cant beat the the 2yr extended warranty that comes with the purchase with Cosotco.
Can't really say anything about the the 3d picture haven't tried out in the process of purchasing a replacement home theater system.
My only concerns with device is the audio, it just seems to be underpowered both speakers and output from device. Yes I know the device has 2X15W but I was used to an old Sharp tv non flat screen. Device was made in 2003 had BBE but man the audio was slamin great tv was always at 18 to 20 on the volume. I have this tv set at 35 and find my self always raising the volume to about 45. Its not just this Vizio model either, considering this unit has a power increase of 5W vs the its other versions.
(Posted on 6/26/11)
- Excellent Black Levels Review by Nat
I bought this Vizio 55inch 3D TV , and havent used it yet! I am eager to see this unit installed on my system .I saw this unit at best buy and compared it with Sony,Samsung,and Panasonic which are all great products, I selected the Vizio due to the Black level that this unit produces. similar to CRT,or Plasma dark levels for an LCD unit. Was impressed when I tweaked it with my DVD calibration disk, and the picture was prestine, especially the fleshtones.It was awesome, backed off the contrast, and adjusted the picture in Film Mode. It was a natural picture with good black retention. Vizio engineers deserve the credit, imagine the next generation Vizio...what next!
(Posted on 6/21/11)
- Excellent TV Review by John
Was a Samsung Fan before, now I am completely Vizio. This TV has a better picture than any tv I've ever seen. Don't really use the 3d yet since U-verse doesn't really offer 3d except for espn. Anyone that wants a great tv should get this!
(Posted on 6/19/11)
- Best electronic buy in my lifetime! Review by movieguyz
I finally broke down and bought this TV 5/20/11 from my local Costco after drooling over it for 6 months. I bought the last one in stock for $1,400+ tx! This set has the best picture quality of every set (led/lcd or plasma) I've seen at Best Buy or Frys or Video Only. It is an amazing picture to behold straight out of the box. I am amazed at the movie picture quality on bluray & on VUDU. The current NBA playoffs are a true treat. This TV is an upgrade from a 5 yr old 47" Vizio VO47L10A lcd which itself was/is an excellent performer and value (and now resides in my bedroom). The 3D performance was not why I bought this TV although at some point I will try it out. I am taken aback by the insane prices of all the shutter-style 3D glasses by all the various major manufacturers. I'm betting some third party vendor will fill that aftermarket void and I'll buy them then as there are 8 people in my household. $150+ per pr of glasses is ludicrous. My main reasons for this buy was picture qualty (the black levels are almost unrivaled at any pricepoint), features, 480hz, build quality and overall value. On the point of build quality I base my statement on the experience with my first Vizo product (also bought from Costco) which I have never had a moment's problem with and has survived my own installation and being moved (by me) to 3 different houses. I hear these nightmare stories about problems with their Vizio sets and I honestly scratch my head wondering why? I have one complaint and that is I expected to have Hulu Plus already built-in to my TV's apps. Vizio support assures me a update roll-out is pending shortly with that app and some other nice upgrades I wasn't anticipating so I'm in wait and see mode. Vizio never advertised this set as a 'smart tv' so I don't get the criticism that it doesn't have a built-in browser. I don't care that it isn't the slimmest or lightest or sexy looking design on the market. The picture is what is important and nobody is better, and those that are close cost crazy money more! I don't have a complaint about the remote as I use a Logitech 1100 remote to control everything: TV, AV receiver, bluray, sat/dvr, computer, etc. I have yet to figure out how to program the Logitech to activate the VIA feature set but I'll keep playing with it untill I do. I've bought and own a ton of electronic devices over the years but this TV is hands down my best buy. I recommend this set to anyone looking for the best picture quality and overall value on the market. Bravo Vizio!
(Posted on 6/9/11)
- Very Pleased With Purchase Review by GT 5.0
My first wide screen TV .... years of research and patience paid off. I had made up my mind. I wanted to get a Panasonic VT series Plasma TV. Consumer Reports and other consumer magazines said best 2D picture out there, even if you didn't want it for the 3D feature this was the TV to get. Went to Best Buy to check it out and didn't have any in stock except for the floor model. I asked the sales person to put in movie (Avitar) so I could check out this TV for myself. My daughter has a Samsung and I was quite impressed with that picture. I wasn't all that impressed with the Panasonic. I went to Costco to check out the Vizio TVs and was wowed by the XVT3D554SV TV. Went home that night to do some more research read some reviews and late that night I made up my mind to get the Vizio. Roughly $800-$1200 less than the other brands mention and Vizios come standard with equipment that you have to pay extra for with other brands (internet apps for one). Any way I have had the Vizio for three weeks now and am throughly pleased with my purchase. I have not used the 3D feature yet. With six kids living at home I would have to buy 8 pairs of glasses at $150 a pop not ready to make that investment yet and 3D movies at $40 a copy still a bit much. Maybe in a year or so when prices come down I might get into the 3D thing. What sold me on this TV was the 480 megahertz motionflow technology. Theres only one other company that has this available. If you watch fast action packed movies or in to sports watching, you will love this feature and the picture is amazing, very smooth. I recommend this TV even if you don't plan on using the 3D feature. Can't beat the price for all you get with this TV. I also bought the Vizio 3D Blue Ray player too. I hope this review helps.
(Posted on 4/29/11)
- great tv Review by steve0
bought the tv in feb. and had a blemish on the screen returned it after the big game, since i got the new tv home i've had no issues, the 3-d works awesome, picture is gorgeous, chalked up the 150 for the good glasses couldn't be happier. also bought the hd wireless router. Thanks Vizio for the great products at a good price.
(Posted on 4/23/11)
- Great TV Review by forloop
I have had this TV for about one month now.
Picture is awsome!
Remote is nice
Flexible enough to use without a AVR
Dual Band wireless work perfect
Network Apps work well
Reverse channel does not work yet
Remote does not work well with AVR. It changes inputs with device. This is a plus for non AVR users.
(Posted on 4/9/11)
- The Best 3D HDTV on the Market Review by dmillionz
I've had this TV since the middle of Feb and had to come back and post a review. I didn't think anything could be better than my VF552XVT. Man was I wrong.
I looked at several 3D HDTVs for months before buying this one and this TV, hands down, is without a doubt the best HD and Full HD 3D TV on the market in the under $5,000 price range. I looked at Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG and in my opinion the Vizio smoked them all with ease pound for pound.
The HD will definitely have your eyes wide open in amazement but the 3D will have you stuck on stupid, only able to utter WOW every thirty seconds or so for a while. Even my wife was blown away. Their Full 3D technology and 1080p active shutter glasses are made by the new undisputed champs in the 3D world, RealD, the same company who makes the 3D tech used in movie theaters. And I guess they pulled everything they could out of their trick bag because the 3D picture is nothing short of ridiculously amazing. Some minor settings tweaking and it was all good.
Some people complained about the ghosting and I know for a fact that this has nothing to do with the TV itself, but rather the content. The only time I have seen some ghosting is when I was watching content from my cable company. I have never seen ghosting on a 3D Blu-ray, video game or rented 3D content through the cable company or Sony PlayStation Store. The images are startling clear with amazing depth of field, rich robust colors and incredible realism.
And as far as the glasses go, I suggest you shop around on the net. We got our glasses at amazing prices for RealD 3D certified active shutter glasses. We got them all from BJ's wholesale club in store. Sam's Club has them also. Our first 2 pair pack was $150. I went back a week or so later and they were $130 so I got another 2 pair pack. About a week after that I decided to get another pair and they were down to $100. So I got 6 pairs of these awesome glasses for less than $400 and now I have plenty for extra people who come by. PLUS, I got the TV for $1,799 and a pair of HDMI 1.4 cables ($39.99) from BJ's with 2% cash back on top of that. So I got it all for less than $2,200. You cannot get everything this TV offers and comparable tech and glasses from any other company for that price.
So my suggestion to you if your are looking for the ultimate affordable Full HD 3D viewing experience, is to purchase this TV, the Vizio HDMI 1.4 cables, a couple 2pair packs of Vizio 3D glasses and prepare to be dumbfounded every time you turn it all on. But don't worry. The stupor isn't permanent. Your intellect will return after a few minutes of constant viewing. ;)
(Posted on 3/20/11)
- Good TV but It's not FINISHED PRODUCT! Review by Real TV
The good: 2D TV Rocks! 480hz is superior!
What needs finished: It's HALF a TV without these features.
A Firmware release to support an integrated web browser, iPOD, picture, music and multiple video digital movie formats (XVid, mpeg, mp4, etc)
Support for Google apps should be included. (Not a true Internet TVwithout it)
SMB (Network sharing support) for watching home movies from DVR storage
3D glasses -> 4 pair for $200.00 is reasonable, not $200.00 a pair. That's a stupid price.
should have come with the TV to boost sales.
(Posted on 3/15/11)
- Awesome TV Review by hardist
I have had this about a week, Picture is amazing, 480Hz RULES, Wifi is Awesome !
BEST I have ever seen !
The remote however ( as noted above ) is not lighted , also the flip down keyboard feels very flimsy when using it, I have the feeling it will not last very long without breaking.
I viewed the website for this TV and noticed it listed Hulu as an internet app so I purchased a membership before I bought the TV , for the TV, however when I got it home that wiget was not listed, so I contacted Vizio customer support and they told me the firmware update to get Hulu is NOT available , and they did not know when it would be. Apparently 3d internet TV's and Internet TV's are some how different ( I know - 3d )
but they are BOTH Internet TV's. This is an annoying problem for me ,and you should aware of how the firmware works, yet a minor one. The update will come.
(Posted on 3/11/11)
- great Review by stinger91
Picture is fantastic, love it. My only complaint the 3D.
I fee if I am going to purchase a system with 3D, the glasses should be apart of the package without addittional cost. Also the operation of the glasses is a little flakey, and I get a ghost image with them. Also if the industry can show a 3D movie where you either need non programed glass or can view the movie with the old fashion paper type, why do we need a 3D TV?
(Posted on 3/10/11)
- my 3d tv Review by jofre
I have my new 55in 3D TV for a little over a month now and I haven't seen a better TV in this price range and higher as good as this TV.
I had a problem with my TV when I bought it called customer service and in no time at all got me back on track .
Its not just about buying a TV, its also the people behind the product.
The screen is very sharp and colors are great
If anyone want's to buy a great TV for a good price this is it
haven't tried the 3D don't have the glasses for it
bottom line is
Company, TV, Customer Service = Great Value
(Posted on 3/2/11)
- So far so good Review by ss
My stepfather just bought this T.V. for his birthday and can't stop talking about how much he loves it. The only thing that sucks is the 3D glass cost so much.
(Posted on 2/27/11)
- ♥ WOW!! this Tv is amazing! ♥ Review by XJJEEPERS
I would like to say that this is the most amazing tv I have ever seen. Ive looked at more expensive tvs, but I have to say this picture is WOW. I hooked it up last night and turned on Avatar and other HD shows that were on and was blown away, it really looks like the actors are sitting in the room with me. I havent used the 3D yet. but I could only amagine what it could be like, knowing the 2D is this Great. Vizio keep up the good work. Also bought the Wireless sub HD soundbar..from vizio...just as great as my old surround that had 6 speakers and was a 5.1.... Anyone thinking of buying a new TV like this vizio needs to really check this one out... I promise you it will Blow your Mind...☺
(Posted on 2/26/11)
- Awesome Review by Kuala
I've now had it for two months and have to say it is by far the best TV picture I have ever seen. The 3D is awesome on DirecTV and BluRay 3D player. Lots more 3D content is soon coming on DirecTV and BluRay but 3D is a secondary issue to the outstanding 2D picture. It is worth trying the different picture modes and customizing your own settings to personal taste to get an even better picture but even the worst setting is unbelievably good. The only bad part is I now stay up every night watching TV until I fall asleep in the chair since I just can't get enough.
(Posted on 2/14/11)
- best ever Review by vfigures
I hooked our 55' 3D tv up and put a movie on, when my 5 year old grandson put his glasses on he said "this is so cool, this is the best tv ever." The picture is very clear in 2D and 3D. My only conplaint is with the 3D blueray player, the door on the player has a mind of its own, took it back to the store exchanged it for another Vizio 3d blueray player and brought it home and the second one was doing the same thing.
(Posted on 2/12/11)
- Excellent TV Review by Duncan
We purchased this TV yesterday and are really happy. The picture is substantially better than the 71" LCOS projection TV that it replaced. I didn't think that I'd appreciate the Yahoo widgets but it turns out they are really useful.
One helpful tip for those connecting via Wi-Fi. It turns out that unlike other vendors and the 802.11i standard, Vizio doesn't support blanks in a WPA passphrase. I don't know what they do with them because the configuration application accepts them, but they don't get correctly used. (Sounds like an 'off by 1' indexing issue.) It took a while for me to figure this out, but after changing blanks to dashes, I was able to establish an 802.11n connection to my Airport Extreme AP.
(Posted on 2/9/11)
- Best TV i have ever seen Review by scorpn
This TV is awesome, the apps are great, the wireless internet works wonderful, it has the best picture I've ever seen. Got mine at Costco, got a great deal 1799.00 and they give a 2 year warranty at no cost to me. I highly recommend this TV .
(Posted on 2/8/11)
- Best TV I have owned Review by N/A
I normally do not participate in giving reviews, however I had to come back and thank the maker of this TV. I have owned lots of other sets plasma, LCD, projection and have never been this impressed. I bought 4 pairs of glasses and the family watched Alice in wonder land 3D movie. It was so much better than what you see at a theater. I have HDTV box through my cable company and the HDTV channels are amazing. I will have to say if you buy it a 3D blu ray player is a must. Congradulations VIZIO
(Posted on 1/31/11)
- So far... so good Review by Skiz
I finally gave up my working Sammy DLP and made the leap to 1080p LED. It seems like this TV has everything, well everything except for DLNA, which was a disappointment. Otherwise, the blacks are black and the colors are vivid. One of my main motivations was to deal with bad glare. While the set is a bit glossy like nearly all the other models out there now, it's easy to increase the brightness to compensate (auto sensing mode available). And unlike plasma, it won't get hot or burn out more quickly. I actually did need to turn down the brightness and contrast, and I also disabled the cinema smooth affect which turns everything into a soap opera. But, once dialed in, the TV excels. It was a breeze to setup, and the remote is pretty nice if you don't already have a good universal -- though I couldn't seem to make it control my Xbox 360 Slim.
(Posted on 1/25/11)
- Excellent TV Review by MoBoarder
TV is amazing. No problems at all so far. Its been on for the past 4 hours. No dimming issues, bad this or bad that. Easy to set up. Awaiting my upgraded DTV receiver so I can try out the 3D. 2D is awesome. Upgraded from a Panasonic 50" Plasma which had a great picture too. Remote is great. Works fine with DirecTV which amazed me. Only problem is I can't get my Harman Kardon receiver to work with the volume controls. Other than that no problems so far, very happy with the purchase.
Pulled the trigger and picked up 4 pairs of Vizio glasses.
First off, DirecTV n3D channels works flawlessly. Beautiful 3D picture. Some ghosting, but has to due with DTV and the shots taken. Mostly just close foreground images. But absolutely beautiful. Fired up the PS3 and dropped in Despicable Me. Looks very good on the set. Very clear, with very little ghosting. Hardly noticed. Very happy with the set after the first couple of days.
Downloaded a couple PS3s games in 3D. What a different way to play games. So much more depth.
(Posted on 1/24/11)
- Love this TV Review by Alilsassy
Had this TV about 2 weeks now, and love it. We also got a new theater system to go with it, and the two combined make all our movies a very different experience. Seems like most action sequences where the camera follows something moving is a whole new scene... hard to describe, but VERY worth it. We had got a floor model, so wasnt sure if normally it comes with the glasses or not for the 3D portion, but either way just learned the cost of the same brand glasses is kinda high, that is so far my only con. Contrasts are great, colors are bright, web apps on TV are awesome, and having, what, 4 or 5 movie watching apps is just more than I could ask for! Two thumbs up on this TV.
(Posted on 1/17/11)
- Almost real.... Review by Kentrik
So, I have been thinking about getting a Vizio TV, as most of their TV's are amazing for the price.....after seeing the 480Hz TV's at Sam's Club, I am totally SOLD on them. The refresh rate and 3D combined on shows even such as Despicable Me are so ridiculously smooth it almost looks real. I have never seen a TV that can sompare with these, and I hope to be picking up one of these in the next few months. Go Vizio!
(Posted on 1/6/11)
- Very Good TV Review by meseps
I purchased the TV from Amazon. It arrived within two days and in one piece. I have no intentions of using the TV for 3D, I just wanted a high quality 2D set. It is fantastic. It took 5 minutes to set up and the quality out of the box was "amazing"! I have to say the yellow is a little over-driven, but I need to play with the picture settings to try and fix this (I'll report on this later). Bottom line, I love the set, the picture quality, and the internet apps. I definitely would recommend this TV to family and friends!!! Nice job VIZIO!
(Posted on 1/2/11)
- Preliminary Review by Just James
Just got the tv (1 day) and so far alot better than the 50" DLP Samsung that I have (bulb replacement X2 and now a color wheel going bad). So far outstanding, setup was fairly easy considering all the bells and whistles this thing has. The wi-fi is a must and what the heck took so long for companies to put this feature into the tv's. Give me another week and I should be able to give a more comprehensive review.
(Posted on 1/1/11)
- Five stars... and then some Review by JD
Hooked it up and mounted it last night. Connected to Verizon Fios HD with HDMI cable. The picture is beyond phenomenal. We did a quick comparison of channels that broadcast in both SD and HD and the extreme difference was immediately evident.
Viewing one HD channel which was showing a series we had watched in SD on a 1080i
television demonstrated the superiority of this Vizio. My son exclaimed, "This is like looking at people through a window!". I have not fully explored all of the Vizio Internet Apps, but the ones that I did worked just fine. Netflix streams to the television wirelessly without a hitch and looks as good as if it were loaded on DVD. The television was extremely easy to set up through Vizio's Guided Setup.
I could not be happier with this purchase.
(Posted on 12/31/10)
- dlp or smaller vizio Review by jr
DLP or this tv?
(Posted on 12/29/10)
- EXCELLENT! Review by Juan
This is an incredible TV and you will not be disapointed if you buy it. The picture is excellent, the set up couldn't be easier. It comes with easy to follo instructions. I have my Blu-ray player, game console (Wii) and old VCR connect in verily 5 minutes. The internet connection to my N-Router was a breeze. I have been able to do things with this TV in a matter of minutes. The only thing I am not too thrilled about is the control remote lack of "lighted" keys. At nights or while watching a movie is difficult to see the keys. However, I was able to get a universal control remote and set it up in seconds. The main menu allows you to change the picture to different settings that can also be customized. The Blu-ray quality is OUTSTANDING. I have not tried the 3D settings yet, as the glasses are tremendously expensive and I am waiting for the prices to go down a little bit. I have a family and one pair alone won't do it. This is my first HDTV and I am really please with my purchase so far. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants a great TV for a more than reasonable prize.
(Posted on 12/28/10)
- Excellent graphics! Review by okmrbill
The 3D competition will take a back seat to this model…and maybe scrap their plans on the 2011 lineup. I love the idea of this TV, and hope I can get a trial model to make a real review. This puppy has everything a TV enthusiast could ever want. Just check that contrast ratio out….and get a gander at that refresh rate…. Sony, Samsung…move over.
…just daydreaming, but in this economy what else can ya do!
(Posted on 12/2/10)
- Best of any brand with proof Review by Smokevf
Ok first of iv had a 37 in vizio for 5 years. Still works flawless. Then I got some money and wanted to try out some other tv's......led 3Ds.... First I got the Sony hx800 55in it was nice tv but for the price NO!!!!! then I have right now is the samsung un55c7000.this one has very nice picture only when it's light outside, what I mean is it looks like crap when there is no light shining on it. It has really really bad clouding/ flashlight affect so it's going back today!!!! I'm going for this vizio and I know I'm gonna love it because my mom has one and i was watching it all day! It has no problems besides USBs don't work but who cares that's what I have gaming systems for. Vizio you are gonna be the best sellers i can tell, when you get 2 so called brands like samsung and Sony getting beat by vizio you know there's something up. Bottom line is vizio LEDs do not have clouding or flashlight in corners and they don't not sell tv's at a crazy price!
(Posted on 11/23/10)
- Expecting Arrrivial date Review by DG
When is this tv expected to hit the market
(Posted on 11/22/10)