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.|
- After very carefully reviewing all others...WOW ! Review by mywhiskeydog
Watching Planet Earth Series in Blu-ray on this TV is almost like having a religious experience. The color, clarity and sharpness is absolutely amazing.
(Posted on 2/1/10)
- Love my Vizio TruLED! Review by Tom
This is the TV we have been dreaming of for the last six months. Yesterday we bought it and at a special Sam's price of $1597! Can't wait to watch the Superbowl with this wonderful--out of this world--TV. Vizio makes the best LCD TVs on the market. We have three smaller Vizios we enjoy in other rooms but for the living room, this baby takes the cake. It has a beautiful HD picture with black blacks and extreme whites. The colors are so beautifully vivid and true. Needless to say, we are very happy campers.
(Posted on 2/1/10)
- Thanks to All Review by Running Cloud
I got the TV yesterday and immediately awarded it 4.9 stars. The rating went to 5 today after I figured out how to turn off the Tech Logo on the lower left of the set. ( I wonder why Vizio added this feature. It adds to the manufacturing cost while adding nothing to viewing performance.)
I want to thank all the reviewers who proceeded me. It was largely due to your praise that I bought this set . I live in an area where WalMart is the only retailer selling Visios. They didn't have this set, but the picture on the Vizio 55" non-LED bested all competitors in the store display. Coupled with your reviews, I bought this set sight unseen from Amazon -- and got triple reward points on my credit card. All in all, a great deal: the Vizio LED and a bunch of free books for my Kindle.
(Posted on 1/30/10)
- Unbelievable, Truly unbelievable Review by Anderson
This is our third Vizio tevelivision, and first LED and the realism of the picture is uncanny. Even old black & White movies and T.V. shows take on a whole new perspective. The picture clarity, the color, and the crispness are incredible and have to be experienced. Great price and value aside, Vizio, one again, is without peer !!
(Posted on 1/30/10)
- BREATHTAKING Review by Sirlumpy
VIZIO has set a new bench mark of TV viewing with the VF550XVT1a.
With the switch to HD broad casting I could not see the difference on my old TV. Then I got the 55inch VIZIO. Well let me say it has been am eye opening experience. There is a sports star that asked the question if sports is shot in HD should it be watched in HD. After he has watch this VIZIO TV; I think he would jump ship and say it should be watched in VIZIO HD.
With this TV allows you to see what the director of movies intend you to see the movie as they see it in their mind. Next you will be asking what I mean by that statement. I don’t care if you’re a Star Trek fan or not but watch the latest Star Trek movie on this TV and you will wonder if you are in IMAX movie theater. Not to mention if you have a video game system such as the XBOX 360. You will wonder if the game is really going on in the room you’re in.
With this TV I ask myself this question, would I go to the movies ever again or just wait to watch it on DVD? As of right now I would say I am staying home. I cannot wait till REDS Baseball. Opps did I give away what area I live?
The remote is easy to use also. Switching between the components that are hooked up to the TV has never been easier.
I have to admit that there is one area that this TV falls short in. Personally I feel it falls flat in the sound. I wonder if this was done on purpose because of the thinness of the TV or so that we would have to upgrade to the sound bar.
That is the only, I mean only thing, negative that I have to say about the TV is the sound. That can be fixed.
As you stand there in front of the bank of TV looking at them. I know that you will keep going back the Sharpness, Great picture, amazing, Clear, and wondering why the other TV are not like this. You would be a fool if you buy another TV because it’s a little cheaper.
(Posted on 1/28/10)
- amazing picture!! Review by Jerry
I have been doing research on flat panel TVs for the past several months by reading user reviews. Then I would go to various electronic stores and observe. I settled on this Vizio, purchased from Dell by the way. Words cannot describe the clarity of the picture. There are times I feel like I am just looking through a window with the scene on the screen. Watching the NFL playoff games was like being in the stadiums! I have also read complaints about the sound bar attached below the TV. I have my TV mounted on the wall above a fireplace and it looks GREAT! The thing that surprised me is the sound that comes out of the sound bar. I was worried about not having a sub-woofer but you don' t need one. This is a total package and Vizio has created a fantastic entertainment product. Don't hestitate on this one, it's a real winner.
(Posted on 1/26/10)
- excellent picture quality Review by kaumikel
This is our third VIZIO tv and first LED. We replaced our Samsung DLP that had died after 7 years,and it was a wonderful tv;however;it nor any other tv I have encountered can match the picture quality of this tv. Additionally,the PS3 experience has been enhanced.Purchased this unit at COSTCO for a very reasonable price,and will buy another as the need and opportunity presents itself!
(Posted on 1/25/10)
- First High Def - Love it Review by Beroy
This is the very first HDTV I have owned. We have a Vizio LCD at work, which has been great, but it's 4 years old and doesn't compare well to this new technology. I bought this TV the day before the divisional round of the NFL playoffs and I'm so glad I did. The games looked incredible. I also purchased a Blu ray player the same day. It has internet access for streaming movies and music , so I'm not missing that feature, which I understand a later model of this TV will have. I feel like I made a great choice. This TV has incredible definition, smooth motion and great sound.
(Posted on 1/24/10)
- fantastic tv Review by ron
just get one. words cannot describe the picture. lots of people say sound is not good its a tv not surround sound but the built in soundbar i think has good sound coming through.i still have samsung 47in 120hz. this set blows it away.
(Posted on 1/24/10)
- It's like magic to my eyes!! Review by AceR
I own a Vizio for three years. I am extremely satisfied with the quality so I decided to purchase this one yesterday. I am amazed how it is crisp, vivid and brings every single image to life. I spent weeks trying to find something better than this one. Nothing can be compared to this product. I understand it is thicker than the other slim LED TV's, but who cares?? I care about image quality and not how thick it is, so this is why I purchased this one. It satisfied my needs and my family is extremely happy.
If you are reading this and thinking of buying a LED TV, don't think twice!! Go ahead and buy this!! I guarantee that you will not experience a buyers remorse.
(Posted on 1/23/10)
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