55" Class (54.64" Diag.) TruLED LCD HDTVMODEL NUMBER: VF551XVT Model Features:
- • 54.64 inch diagonal
- • TruLED® Superior LED Performance
- • Smart Dimming
- • 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
- • 240Hz SPS*
- • Full HD 1080P
Extreme VIZIO Technology! The VF551XVT 55” Class (54.64" Diag.) Full Array TruLED® delivers the best picture quality available on an LCD HDTV. This direct type, backlit LED HDTV is comprised of 960 LEDs divided into 80 control blocks and utilities Smart Dimming™ to intelligently control these blocks turning them on and completely off based on the content you’re watching. This cutting edge technology stops light leakage enabling you to achieve REAL 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio for rich, dark scenes delivering an experience that will blow you away. Rounding this out are features such as full 1080p high definition resolution for crystal clear images, 240Hz Smooth Motion for fluid transitions and SRS audio technologies for amazing sound! The Extreme VIZIO Technology series epitomizes what HDTV should be!
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
Smart Dimming™ creates 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio enabling us to achieve the richest black levels by intelligently controlling these 80 blocks of LEDs, turning them on and completely off – and richer blacks mean brighter, more bold colors. 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™
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.
TruLED® is comprised of 960 LEDs divided into 80 control blocks. Learn More
240Hz SPS* Smooth Motion technology delivers 240 scenes per second producing enhanced frame rate and delivering sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images. Learn More
Limits volume inconsistencies between programming. Learn More
ECO HD™ exceeds the current Energy Star Guidelines by 50% below Energy Star 3.0, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.
*240Hz SPS displays 240 scenes per second by combining advanced 120Hz technology with scanning backlight
|Tuner:||ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner|
|Native Panel Resolution:||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Signal Compatibility:||Supports 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV), 720P (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV), 1080P (FHDTV)|
|Computer Support:||640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1920 x 1080 via VGA and HDMI|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio:||2,000,000:1 (DCR)|
|Brightness:||500 cd/m2 (typical)|
|Viewable Angle:||178° (horizontal and vertical)|
|Pixel/Dot Pitch:||0.630mm (H) x 0.630mm (V)|
|SRS TruSurround HD™:||Yes|
|SRS TruSurround XT™:||No|
|HDMI with HDCP||4|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner||1|
|Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:||1|
|Computer RGB plus Stero Audio:||1|
|HDMI with HDCP||1|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner|
|Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:||1|
|SPDIF Digital Optical:||1|
|Refresh Rate:||240Hz SPS*|
|LED:||Direct Type LED Backlight Technology with Smart Dimming - 960 LEDs (80 control blocks)|
|Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee:||Yes|
|3D Comb Filter:||Yes|
|3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down:||Yes|
|ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation:||Yes|
|ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding:||Yes|
|NTSC Video decoding via Video:||Yes via RF or Composite|
|Progressive Scan Video:||Yes, thru Component VGA or HDMI|
|Color Temperature:||6500K, 5400K, 9300K|
|Color Fine Tuning:||Independent Red, Green and Blue|
|Speakers:||Built-in 15W x 2 Speakers|
|Lamp (LCD) / Panel (PDP) Life||40,000 hours|
|Voltage Range:||100~240 Vac at 50/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption:||154W average, .37W standby|
|Universal Remote:||VIZIO Remote Control - VUR8M|
|Net With Stand:||90.25 lbs|
|Without Stand:||77.96 lbs|
|With Stand:||51.496"W x 35.913"H x 13.465"D|
|Without Stand:||51.496"W x 33.891"H x 4.961"D|
|Packaging Dimensions:||57.1 x 40.6 x 16.9|
|CERTIFICATIONS||CSA, CSA-US, FCC ,Bets-7, AV Safety certificate 60065|
|COMPLIANCES||Energy Star 3.0, ATSC Spec A/65, EIA/CEA-766-A|
|WALL MOUNT SPECIFICATIONS|
|Hole Pattern:||400 x 200|
|Screw Pitch:||1.25 mm|
|VIZIO WARRANTY||One Year Parts & Labor. Free Lifetime Technical Support.|
- Vizio is by far the best. Review by SunnyD
I purchased my Vizio 55" XVT like some back just before Superbowl. I had finally convinced my wife to allow me to spend the 1800 on the TV. Of course I was on this exact sight looking over the different BIG TVs being offered. I saw the TruLED and couldnt say no. To my surprise also, the TV was 300 cheaper.
I own 3 Vizios now. I started back with the 37" 720p LCD. Thoought it was great for the money. After a year my boss turned me on to the XVT models and he said they were unbelievable. I found one and nabbed it. Of course it was only a 42".
Have been very pleased to say the least. Vizio has become my household name for the TV. I am a manager at a large box retail store and I cant pitch my story enough when asked about Vizio. I believe in the name, and product. Its easy to sell something when you believe the way I do about a product.
Vizio will be my next purchase, of course the blu-ray, but most importantly the latest 3D TruLed.
Keep it going Vizio, your leading the way.
(Posted on 12/9/10)
- AMERICAN COMPANY! Review by HOMEOFTHEBRAVE
WE OWN 3, NEED I SAY MORE..........................................
(Posted on 11/16/10)
- Trust me, you will love it! Review by Stadarr
I had the Vizio 47 above the fireplace, and loved it. Just had 'the wants' in late '09. Reviewed A LOT ! Could not see a definite difference between the much more expensive brands and the new 55 LED. Got it a week before the Super Bowl, installed on a Sunday night. Now admit, this TV stuff is mainly a 'guy thing'. So, imagine my sense of pride when, with absolutely no request on my part, that my wife called me at work on Monday and said, 'WOW, this TV is Awesome!' She said that she and our 5 yr old were watching cartoons, and it looked like 3D. At that moment, she had watched more time on it than I had. But, do you think I was already proud ?! Sure was! Still am!
Cause we get compliments on this TV every time someone first views it.
Oh, and let me finally add...I had reviewed for months, finally decided to 'pull the trigger' and went to Costco, fully convinced that the (approximately) 1800$ was very well worth it. But, when I got there, it was $300 less! I haven't even looked since then, cause it really can't get any better. I don't want 3D glasses, any brighter would be fake, any less blur would detract from the action.
Watching the Falcons hopefully keep beating the Ravens right this second, and could NOT be more pleased with this TV! Thought the back lit was bogus, but it makes a very visual difference! Trust me. I am not a pro. I have been intending to write this for months, and like most, you tend to procrastinate with compliments. But, I can't find my manual tonight, and I want to hook my laptop to this fantastic TV, and while looking for the manual online, I thought it was time for me to let others know of my experience. Hope this is helpful, cause it sure takes me a long time to type this.
(Posted on 11/12/10)
- Pinch me! Review by mrbmw
I'm one of those guys who looks, compares, looks some more. I guess it's the thrill of the hunt.. I can honestly say this brand is by far ahead of the rest. When Visio first came out I thought they would be another ,Insinga, Hisensa, or some other want to be ,Get you with the low price cause it's kinda close with this or that feature,but not quite as good as the major brands like the Sony's, Samsungs, Sharp, Lg. WELL PINCH ME ,SLAP ME,AND CALL ME CRAZY..... But after owing this set for almost a year It smokes all those other guys , Best Hd tv I have ever owned,(this is my 3rd) And don't have the first complaint with this Set or Brand,, Seems like the other guys would have LEARNED a lesson by now. You don't have to burn your customers with high prices or charge outrageous prices for this or that feature, Offer a great reliable feature rich product for a fair price,(or in this case ) A great and affordable price , And your brand will sell it self!
VISIO YOU GUYS ROCK! Sony , Samsung, Lg used to be the BMW's ,Mercedes,And Audi...... Now thanks to VISIO They are all over priced YUGO's
(Posted on 9/13/10)
- AWESOME!!! Review by Amy
The picture on the television is awesome and the overall appearance is great too!! I can't believe how much different and better the picture is compared to my previous HD television. The sound is great and crystal clear. The price was great too. GREAT JOB VIZIO!!!
(Posted on 7/11/10)
- On a scale of 1 to 10, this rates 100. Review by tomlynda
My wife and I brought this LED TV the Wednesday before the Super Bowl. We first went to both Sam's and Costco the day before and they were both pricing it at around $1880. Still it was a good deal, but my "6th sense" cautioned me to wait a day or two. The next morning I walked into Sams and there it was a $300 off. I raced to Costco and they had dropped $399 too, so I called my wife and we got it at Costco (the extra year warranty free) for $1, 575. I couldn't believe the price, as I had been researching flat screens for about two months and thought that the LED's were out of our budget range. I'm glad I waited for this beauty.
In the four months since we had it, we have had zero trouble with it. None. The picture quality is fantastic. We haven't gotten the sound bar yet (budget thing again-fixed income), but we will in a month or two.
However even without the soundbar and wireless woofer, we love it. It is the first flat screen we have owned (with the exception of computer monitors), but we have seen plenty at our children homes and friends homes, and they all say that we now have them all beat, and at less cost than they paid out for theirs. Oh they are jealous now!
I will recommend this TV to anyone, no hesitation. The model with the internet wireless connection came out the week before our 90 day Costco return was due, but we didn't take it back. Figured it would wouldn't be right, as there was nothing wrong with it, plus with the Blu-Ray player I brought, that has internet hooked up, so all is well with that.
If you are reading these reviews as I was doing back in January and December, look no further, but this beauty. If the price difference is too bad, get the next step up and get the one with the built in wireless internet.
(Posted on 5/31/10)
- Best Purchace i have ever made Review by jimmy
OMG i just bought a new VIZIO LED Tv. This is the coolest thing i have ever seen. I have a Vizio lcd in my bedroom and i thought it was cool until i started watching the LED. My wife said to me i cant even see the difference until she sat in front of it and we turned on a HD channel, now she is wanting to put this in our bedroom and get a new one for the living room. thanks so much Vizio. if i had a con it would be the width but who cares way to go Vizio, a top of the line TV that i can actually afford.
(Posted on 5/15/10)
- Blown away. Crystal clear with great sound. Review by Thomas
I too have other Vizio products (42 in LCD HDTV, VBR100 BluRay player), I did just as much research for the 55" TruLED as I did for the other products, and again no one came close to the picture quality and features for twice the price. Bought it through Dell and it was delivered yesterday. Setup was a snap, took all of 10 minutes from box to watching it. Watched AVATAR again last night and it was like looking at it for the first time. You felt like you were on Pandora along with the cast. I am a true Vizio fan and would not buy any other brand. Feature for feature along with price and service no one else can provide what Vizio does.
(Posted on 5/8/10)
- 55" LCD DEL VF551XVT - EXCELLENT Review by tikiwi
We bought this television at Costco. The image is absolutely amazing !
It is totally clear, nice blacks and the sound is very good.
It is connected to HD illico and it seems like almost watching an excellent 3D.
Would recommend to buy this TV with any doubt.
The most good buy we have ever done.
(Posted on 5/7/10)
- First Vizio Review by omart
the picture on my new TV is almost 3D. I bought the sound bar and wireless woofer. The picture and the sound is incredible
(Posted on 5/5/10)
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