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.|
- Best TV's out there Review by steemer
My first Vizio was a 47" 120hz, love it. When the Tru LED/LCD hit Sam's I bought it. It is fantastic. Compared to Samsung, Sony Bravia etc. it has them all beat, best picture, ease of operating, best sound, just love it. It is our fourth Vizio, have 22" in spare bedroom the 47" inch in family room and the 55" in the living room. I also bought a 42" for son last Christmas we all love Vizio.
(Posted on 5/1/10)
- Customer Service At Vizio Won Me Over Review by Mac
This is our second Vizio. We bought the 47 1080 HDTV for our bedroom. We liked it so much, we recommended to friends and family. A family member bought one, and so did a friend.
We love our Vizio's. Had a problem, called Vizio. Vizio took care of our problem, and I mean right away without any BS. The picture quality is awesome, and knowing Vizio stands behind what they make is great.
Way to go Vizio, keep up the great job.
Oh hey we bought the 42 1080 HDTV for our grand daughter has a birthday gift. She loves that Vizio.
(Posted on 3/21/10)
- EXCELLANT TV Review by RayR
As someone that has spent more than thirty years servicing television receivers. I knew what to look for in a receiver.
This TV has surpassed all that I could want. Picture is almost 3D. With my Verizon FIOS connection HD is like the actors are in the room.
My choice to purchase this unit could not have been better.
Thanks VIZIO for setting the standard so high.
(Posted on 3/16/10)
- Best TV ever! Seriuosly! Review by nikong33k
I got the Vizio VF551XVT from my family for my birthday. I'm a geek so I was getting all sorts of questions from various family members as far as what type of TV I like and features I liked in TVs. They pretended that this was for my sister's replacement TV in order to surprise me. It was a very pleasant surprise! After almost 2 weeks i have no complaints at all. The picture quality is amazing. The full LED back lighting makes the picture quality rival the best Plasma and LED-LCD TVs I have seen. The TVs menu is easy to use; I never had to use the manual. The only thing I used the manual for was to figure out what that package with a cable and bolt was for - its to secure the TV from falling over if not wall mounted. I've attached my new Blu-Ray player to it as well and I have nver seen TV like this before. No cons seen as yet.
(Posted on 3/14/10)
- Outstanding TV!!!!! Review by KT
I bought this TV to replace a Toshiba DLP TV that I purchased about 2 years ago. This TV has been one of the best purchases I have made in a while. My wife who does not get very excited about electronics appreciates the quality of this television. The picture and sound quality are outstanding. I am enjoying this television and have no regrets for the purchase. If you are thinking about buying this television you are not making a bad decision.
(Posted on 3/14/10)
- Fantastic! WOW! Amazing! take your pick! Review by Steve
Where do I start.
Bought this TV yesterday and it is amazing. Went to Sam's and picked this thing up for a fraction of the cost of its competitors. I get it home and even the packing is smart, four tabs and the lid comes off. Once the top was off, the first thing I noticed was the shear size of this monster! By far the largest TV I have ever owned! But once I removed it from the box, I had it set up and working within minutes. The setup was simple and the picture is beautiful.
I am very picky about my electronics, I have researched and compared flat screens for almost 3 years. I was waiting to see what won the plasma/LCD war before I bought. I was leaning toward a Samsung or Sony. But control section of my work, there was Vizio used to display security camera footage. It went out last week, I assumed it was cheap and not a quality product then I found out it was on 24 hrs a day, 5 days a week. for the past 6 years. That's a lot of viewing time....(almost 40,000 hrs).
That was what made me start looking at Vizio. I was always a firm beleiver that when it comes to electronics, you get what you pay for. Cheap meant crap... But with Vizio you CAN actually get quality with a great price.
Bottom line buy this TV you will not regret it...
(Posted on 3/8/10)
- Buy One Review by Bob
Buy this set.
For years I have wanted a larger TV, but have always put it off as unnecessary / too expensive, etc. ( I have been watching the same 20” RCA I bought when I finished college, in 1989 !!!!!!! )
With tax refund money in the bank, last week I checked out TV’s at Wal Mart and Best Buy, several looked interesting, including the 47” Samsung LED / 240hz unit, but was put off by the prices.
Friday night at Sams Club, I saw this 55”’ Vizio, and was back lunch time Sat to buy.
Out of the box, the picture in unreal. ( I don’t know how to make any adjustments / haven’t even tried to figure out any settings.)
Sat night (looking for HD content to watch) HBO HD showed the Bruce Willis movie the Fifth Element. I usually hate sci fi, but the visuals in this movie sucked me in. The space shots containing planets / space with stars / space craft were incredible. (The contrast of the white clouds around earth / the deep black of space, was incredible.) In one scene, a hand reached out of the screen, 3 d effect. A futuristic cab is in one scene, you could see the smudges / dirt on the protective glass between the cabbie and the back seat “passenger”. The eyes of the lead female character were beyond words.
I spent the rest of the weekend looking for HD movies. Sunday night was Clint Eastwoods Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. The Montana countryside was gorgeous.
In short, don’t hesitate to buy this 55” Vizio.
(Posted on 3/1/10)
- WOW! Review by Bill
I just purchased this TV and WOW! It is incredibile. Just make sure room is big enough to take it! It is so big, I think it is burning my retinas! This definetely put the WOW in the WOW factor.
(Posted on 2/28/10)
- This TV kicks major Ass! Review by Bleeky
I am 55 years old...I feel like I am at the movies..I may never leave the house again..this TV is a monster...
(Posted on 2/25/10)
- Sick, Amazing, I would have paid $3000 for it Review by vonoventwin
After about 4 months of research, this is the sickest, nastiest, most amazing TV I have ever seen. Seriosuly! Regardless of price. I saw a couple of $4500 LEDs, who cares... This really was the best! Buy the TV, stick is Dark Knight in Blu-Ray and try to tell me different.... Oh btw, my living has the brightness of an island in the middle of sea on a hot summer BRIGHT day! Who cares, the matte finish + LED makes it very easy to see without glares.. I LOVE IT!
(Posted on 2/13/10)
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