55" Class (54.64" Diag.) TruLED LCD HDTV

MODEL 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


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Product Overview

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!

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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™
Smart Dimming

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™
SRS TruSurround HD

Delivers immersive virtual high definition surround sound.  Learn More

Mercury Free
Mercury Free

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*


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


SRS TruVolume™
SRS TruVolume

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



Product Description

Tech Specs

Class: 55"
Viewable: 54.64" diagonal
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)
Colors: 1.07 Billion
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)
Response Time: 5ms
Viewable Angle: 178° (horizontal and vertical)
Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.630mm (H) x 0.630mm (V)
SRS TruSurround HD™: Yes
SRS TruVolume™: Yes
SRS TruSurround XT™: No


HDMI with HDCP 4
RF Connector for Internal Tuner 1
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 1
S-Video: 1
Computer RGB plus Stero Audio: 1
Composite Video: 1
USB Ports:  
Service Ports:  


HDMI with HDCP 1
RF Connector for Internal Tuner  
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 1
Composite Video: 1
Computer RGB:  
USB Ports: 1
Music (MP3):  
Video (MPG):  
Photo (JPEG):  
Service Ports:  


SPDIF Digital Optical: 1
Stereo Audio: 1


Refresh Rate: 240Hz SPS*
Smooth Motion: Yes
LED: Direct Type LED Backlight Technology with Smart Dimming - 960 LEDs (80 control blocks)
Picture-in-Picture (PIP): Yes
Picture-outside-Picture (POP): Yes
Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee: Yes
V-Chip: 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


Gross: 110.87 lbs
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


Hole Pattern: 400 x 200
Screw Size: M8
Screw Length: 25mm
Screw Pitch: 1.25 mm


VIZIO WARRANTY One Year Parts & Labor. Free Lifetime Technical Support.

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Quick Start Guide: VF551XVT HDTV QSG PDF
User Manual: VF551XVT HDTV Owner's Manual PDF
Spec Sheet: VF551XVT HDTV Spec Sheet PDF

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