55" Class LCD HDTVMODEL NUMBER: VF550XVT1A Model Features:
- • 54.64 inch diagonal
- • Full HD 1080P
- • 120Hz
- • SRS TruSurround HD™ & SRS TruVolume™
- • 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Experience HD as it's meant to be seen! Taking your home theater to the next level, VIZIO brings you the VF550XVT. This full high definition, 55” Class (54.64 inch diagonal) LCD TV combines the latest technology; 120Hz refresh rate, 1080p resolution, an innovative design and cutting edge sound quality giving you the HD experience of a lifetime. VIZIO – Where Vision Meets Value!
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
State-of-the-art 120 Hz processing teamed with VIZIO’s Smooth Motion Video technology reduces judder giving you a smooth and fluid natural picture with life-like detail.
SRS TruSurround HD™
Delivers immersive virtual high definition surround sound. 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.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimension. 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
Limits volume inconsistencies between programming. Learn More
|Tuner:||NTSC/ATSC/QAM HDTV Tuner|
|Native Panel Resolution:||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Signal Compatibility:||Supports 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV), 720P (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV), 1080p Video Signals|
|Computer Support:||640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1920x1080 via VGA and HDMI|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio:||1400:1 (Typical), 50,000:1 (w/Mega DCR)|
|Brightness:||500 cd/m2 (typical)|
|Viewable Angle:||178° (horizontal and vertical)|
|Pixel/Dot Pitch:||0.5415mm (H) x 0.5415mm (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|
|HDMI with HDCP||1|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner|
|Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:||1|
|USB Ports:||1 (Service Only)|
|SPDIF Digital Optical:||1|
|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, thru CVBS, S-Video, or Component|
|Progressive Scan Video:||Yes, thru Component YPbPr, VGA or HDMI|
|Color Temperature:||6500K (standard), 5400K and 9300K|
|Color Fine Tuning:||Independent Red, Green and Blue|
|Speakers:||Built-in 2 x 15W Speakers|
|Panel Lamp Life (typical):||50,000 hours|
|Voltage Range:||120Vac at 50/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption:||244W average|
|Universal Remote:||VIZIO Remote Control - VUR8P|
|Net With Stand:||86 lbs|
|Without Stand:||73.8 lbs|
|With Stand:||51.5" W x 36" H x13.5" D|
|Without Stand:||51.5" W x 33.9" H x 5.0" D|
|Packaging Dimensions:||57.1" W x 40.6" H x 17.0"D|
|CERTIFICATIONS||CSA, CSA-US, FCC, Bets-7, AV Safety Certificate 60065|
|COMPLIANCES||Energy Star Qualified|
|WALL MOUNT SPECIFICATIONS|
|Hole Pattern:||400 x 200|
|VIZIO WARRANTY||One Year Parts & Labor. Free Lifetime Technical Support. Free On-Site Repair on VIZIO Televisions 30" and above.|
- Great TV Review by David
This TV has a great picture with a livable viewing angle.All the hook ups you'll ever need.Can't go wrong even if you get a recertified TV.More than enough HDMI ports for all of your new toys and plenty of componet/composite/s video for the players you still have.
(Posted on 4/7/12)
- Good, but room for improvement Review by Jeff
The picture is really good, but the screen does show a reflection off ceiling lights that show up during dark scenes. Kind of a Christmas background.
The Hulu connection is not as good as the computer. Called Hulu and Vizio, and they are restricted and cannot share as many shows on the television connect as they are authorized to share on computer. I lost about half of my queue items with Vizio. I also got mixed options with certain shows, and was unable to delete them from the queue via television (had to go on the computer). It gave me the option to add shows that were already there instead of delete them (only on some shows).
I use antenna, and could not download one of the channels I previously received with my old tv. I had it on my Magnovox DVR, so could watch it there through the tv, but Vizio could not find it. I tried repeatedly on original installation and then over several months to tune this (partial channels), but nothing (I have a rotator for my antenna and set it to this specific channel and could not get it). A week ago by accident I was trying again and I hit the wrong option, and it started to do a full tuner scan. I canceled quickly, but it erased all my channels (be careful not to select this option, no turning back). When I re-ran it I had all the channels, finally. So the partial channel tuner did not work well for me.
I also hate it that the time does not show up anywhere. Our room clock is behind a lamp from where I sit and it is annoying that I can no longer just click on my tv to see what time it is.
The Netflix option works great. I like this presentation as much as the computer, and did not notice a reduction in shows, although I didn't really look. With the Hulu problem I hooked up a computer to the tv, and pretty much watch Hulu and Netflix through a computer (but my grandson uses the Vizio app and likes it).
I miss the PIP function also, and being able to switch quickly between shows (to burn up commercials). I have three inputs; tv, computer and dvr, but it takes a bit to transition between the inputs.
One channel has gone to showing up as "DVR" for the guide, with no details, and then a few days later went back to normal and now shows info via the guide. Don't know if this is Vizio or the channel, but assume it is the tv.
For the price this is a good tv, and the picture is probably better than good, give it a really good (just watch the position of lights in the room). But having to go out and buy a new computer tower (old one went out, hoped to save by using Vizio and no computer) bumped the overall price up. I miss some basic functions too, like the clock and PIP, but it does the job. For HuluPlus $8 and Netlflix $16 plus tax per month, plus TV guide at 31 cents per issue (get a copy mailed and their web site has most of my local channels), this is way better than the satelite I used to pay almost $80 a month for, plus I also paid Netflix then too. Saving $70 a month and getting pretty much all the shows I want works for me.
(Posted on 1/12/12)
- Excellet LCD Review by James H
Have had this unit for a while, replaced an RCA DLP. Picture is real-life, sound was great, input capabilities are outstanding. HDCP compliant HDMI is a plus. Antenna HD is much better than any HD channel from my sat box.
Been noticing an issue with sound quality over the past few months - hard to hear dialog in some cases, think it may be lack of adequate speakers i.e. surround so I'm in process of getting a system and it does require HDCP. Bought at a wholesale club, saved some.
Did some research before purchase but not a lot, very happy I bought this model. I also recently purchased another Vizio (smaller one) and extremely happy with it too.
The picture quality on both my Vizio TVs is unmatched to others I've had in the past and is very close to other brands I've seen in stores but I'd still go with Vizio.
(Posted on 9/22/11)
- Everyone Doubted Me Review by BIG ALE
Few years back bought a VU42L FHDTV10A and Love it. So only natural when it was time to upgrade for bigger model. Vizio VF55OXT1A was the only choice Love Love Love it.
(Posted on 9/19/11)
- Great Made In USA Product! Review by BobR
Well, It's been 18 months since we replaced our 55", $4800 Pion**r Rear Projection TV. They wanted another $600 to replace the main board for the second time in about 5 years.
We didn't really have time to do any research before we purchased the Vizio VF550XVT1A. We just knew that we needed a new TV that day because we wern't going to pay another $600 for a repair that might not last 5 years again.
I have to say we were a little apprehensive at first about buying a flat screen because of being intimidated by what seemed to be a new technology as we are not electronic geeks by any means. At any rate, my wife handed me the money and told me to go buy a TV and be sure it was big enough to see it comfortably form the far reachs of our 24'x24' living room.
Off to Sam's Club I went and returned with the 55" strapped to the roof of our Blazer....it wouldn't fit inside! LOL! After allowing the TV to acclimate to room temperature, and being in an upright position again overnight we had it up and running the next day in a couple of hours including a pull out 45 degree wall mount.
In summary the VF550XVT1A is, and has been a quality product that we enjoy immensely. And Vizio Support is just as good because when we e-mailed them about Remote Control Codes for our surround sound system we were answered within a matter of hours with the correct codes and proceedure to enter them into the remote. High Quality all the way around and made in the good 'ol USA.
(Posted on 2/6/11)
- I Know I Made The Right Choice... Review by Jake
I bought my Vizio 2 years ago; after 2-3 months of research looking for the perfect TV. Still to this day I absolutely love my Vizio and I am very happy with my decision. The picture quality is amazing still and the mounted sound bar is very impressive. I recommend Vizio to everyone I know. Now I am looking for another sound bar; but wish they made a rear wireless one with a subwoofer. Every few months I come back to the Vizio site to check out what they are coming out with next. I love this company and there quality products; and I love the direction they are heading with their new line of advanced technology. Buy a Vizio; you wont be disappointed!!!
(Posted on 1/13/11)
- Incredible...Incredible...VIZIOtastic!! Review by Thrillagenius
I've had my TV for over a year now. I was in Sam's Club, and they had this TV for $1300 and they had a blu ray of Wall-E playing on it. For me, it looked as if you could reach out and touch the robot...it was almost 3D like, and this is not a 3D tv!! I am so thoroughly pleased with this tv. The picture is immaculate, I have a ps3 and Hi def uverse cable running through it, so blu rays are amazing. I don't use the speakers as I have a 7.1 surround sound system as my audio. You know you have a good tv when your brother in law comes over, watches the TV, and says "the picture looks too real". What?? WHAT? TOO REAL? Is that even possible? I sit smugly in my living room knowing he's jealous, and he has a 58 inch Sony...i think i got the better deal. Everybody that comes over and watches a blu ray on it, like Avatar, all says "Wow. That tv is amazing!" All I can say, is buy VIZIO. I'm a huge fan! This TV is SUPERB!! Thanks Vizio!!
(Posted on 1/9/11)
- Great HDTV Review by Cowboys1966
I've had this 55" LCD HDTV for 16 months, the picture and sound are the same as when I first set it up, PERFECT. Its awesome and will never buy from another company. I'm getting a 47" for the master bedroom soon and I'm looking for good deals from VIZIO. You won't be disappointed.
(Posted on 1/2/11)
- Love the video clarity Review by JohnSeb
We've had this TV for 9 months and love it, especially the HD quality and large screen plus the ease of use. Very intuitive and no real need to read the instruction manual. We've used the Netflix apps with great satisfaction as well as hooking up a PC to the side panel. But today, we wanted to view Christmas photos from a USB memory stick and found out that these ports aren't activated and haven't been for over a year. The panel looks impressive, but for what we need, it's overkill especially having 3 ports that are ineffective. So, hopefully signing up at Vizio.com "Newsletters" will help and maybe we'll receive a notice that we can upgrade the TV so that these ports are activated.
(Posted on 12/25/10)
- Wouldn't trade it for anything... Except maybe another Vizio! Review by Dino
This TV is awesome!!! I got this TV (refurb) about a year ago from Tiger Direct and there is nothing I've seen that's any better. A month after I got this, my friend called me over to take a look at his new Samsung LED TV and told me how the best buy guy had to come out and calibrate it and did all this junk to it to make look (as he put it) unbelievable!
I told him, "you're right, it is unbelievable!". That you spent nearly twice as much as I did for a 42" LED that's supposed to be cutting edge and my $1200 55" Vizio blows that away!
(Posted on 10/24/10)
- 11 months...and wonderful Review by Deano
Have had mine now for 11 months - bought at BJs Wholesale Club and have Dish Satellite.
Could not be happier. When I watch MSNBC (not too often as I'm a Conservative) on HD - it's like I'm looking thru a window into their studio in the next room. Truly, see frizzy hair and the smallest blemish. So picture quality is wonderful as is the sound. I would never buy another TV that does not have TruVolume - great feature.
Only suggestion - for flat screens and laptops; the black piano finish. Why? Always fanfare about the non-glare screen and such - then the mfr surrounds the screen with mirror-like finish. Bit irritating.
Love Vizio - and that it's a USA brand. Good for you guys!!! Wonderful features, quality, and reliability.
Thank you for a great product and not letting me down.
(Posted on 8/18/10)
- Great TV set! Review by wjbertrand
Got this model from Amazon about 2 months ago. We also added a blue ray player and new HD satellite service at the same time. All I can say is wow! The picture quality is incredible. Guests in our house are stopped dead when they see it. Setting it up was really easy and it connected to my home wireless network instantly. The internet apps are cool but we've yet to fully explore them all.
So far we are extremely pleased with this model and have recommended it to our friends.
(Posted on 8/3/10)
- Black Friday Special Review by hoosprojectpat
I bought this tv in a package deal Black Friday for my home theater. It came with the sound bar speaker and I had it mounted to my wall. The tv is great. The picture is beautiful and I have had 0 issues. I had one other 32 inch Vizio in my bedroom. I am so happy with Vizio products that I am trying to convince my parents to get a 55 inch for their new home. Thanks VIZIO!
(Posted on 7/16/10)
- Great TV Review by Cap'n Ed
I won my VF550XVT in last year’s giveaway. It took some convincing before I really believed that I had won. I have lived with this TV for almost a year now and I am delighted with it. I also own a 47” VIZIO that I purchased as a refurbished unit through TigerDirect that has lived outside on my lanai in Fort Myers, Florida for over a year and a half. It has experienced temperatures from above 90° to below freezing. Both TVs have operated flawlessly. I am an electrical engineer and a former electronics technician and thus quite picky about design and performance. To sum it up, VIZIO makes a great TV at a reasonable price. Thanks VIZIO!!!
(Posted on 7/10/10)
- If you don't have one.....get one!!!!!! Review by Kevin
If you don't have one......get one!!!! This TV is truly amazing. Picture, sound, looks, quality, and value all in one box. The Apps are great and PS3 games and blue-rays are nothing less than amazing. Vizio tech support is also top notch! Don't wait any longer! Your time consuming research stops here. Buy one and you will never regret it!! Your friends will envy you! Thank you Vizio for such a great product! A++
(Posted on 5/26/10)
- WOW!!!!!!!! Review by jenty
I won this TV as part of the Vizo million dollar give away. Every time someone comes into my house since I got the TV they say WOW. The sound and picture is great great. I want to say thank you vizio.
(Posted on 3/5/10)
- AWSOME TV Review by 64busguy
About a year ago I decided it was time to replace my Samsung 54" projection TV in my living room. I did a lot of research online before deciding on the VISIO 55" LCD. All the reviews I read were very positive and the price was great. I could not be happier with my purchase. The picture is just awsome and it has plenty of HDMI inputs(4) plus RGB. Several months ago I replaced my bedroom tv. I bought another Visio. I am very satisfied with Visio and the prices are great. I have recommended Visio to everyone I know.
(Posted on 1/31/10)
- I can't believe I won such an awesome T.V. Review by Bob
I got a priority e-mail from Vizio telling me I won, I could not comprehend it!!! Aprox. a week later there it was. The picture and sound are great, my friends are sooo jealous. Thank you Vizio, I'll praise your company and your product for years to come.
(Posted on 1/13/10)
- Oh Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Review by Marfl
Got this TV over 6 months ago. I did a lot of research before buying it. The reviews were right on and my whole family is enjoying this great LCD. Great pictures, and even the sound doesn't bother. After all, when watching a DVD movie sorround sound is a must! The amount of HDMI's connections is great! I just hooked up our PC (dell Zino) and we can't get over it!!!
Highly recommend this TV. the brightness is great and it feels like we are in the movies... You won't be dissapointed! Thank you VIZIO for the great TV and prices!!!
(Posted on 1/4/10)
- I love Vizio!!! Review by Aliqat
I have a 50" Sony in my living room, it's a nice tv pretty good picture. I bought a 37" Vizio for the bedroom and was blown away by the picture, sound just the whole package.
This summer I got an email from Vizio advertising the big tv giveaway. I've never won anything in my life but I thought I might as well enter it couldn't hurt. Two weeks later I get an email that I've won a VF550XVT from Vizio!! I was dumbfounded and at first thought this has to have a catch, nope I WON first time and what a sweetie to win. My won got the 37" and the 55" is in my bedroom!! At first my husband said that thing is to big to go in the bedroom but my son and I put it up there the day it came. Now we can't imagine not having it there.
Vizio makes a fantastic TV the picture, sound, appearance it's all there, and the price is so ultra competitive you can't get a comparable tv for the same price.
If your in the market for a tv definitely get a Vizio you WON'T be sorry!
THANK YOU VIZIO FOR MAKING 2009 A YEAR TO REMEMBER!!!
(Posted on 12/25/09)
- The Best Thing I have bought in a while. Review by Old Lineman
I bought this TV because my old 50" Projection TV was going out. I wish I had bought this TV sooner. I am now enjoying the Football Bowl Season watching in HD.
Awesome TV for the price!
It is easy to hang on the wall with two people.
Overall rating is 41/2 Stars out of 5 Stars.
(Posted on 12/22/09)
- Great Package Buy! Review by Georick
I made this Black Friday purchase and what a great deal it turned out to be! I already had 3 Vizio LED TVs in my home. A 47" in the livingroom, a 37" in my bedroom, and a 22" on my computer. They all worked so well that I wanted to increase the size and move up to the home theater and a Blue Ray player. The 55" was so big that I didn't want to have to haul it home from a store (It was actually MUCH bigger then I thought). The package deal, with the shipping to my home was the best decision I have made in many years. The TV was placed in the house by the shippers who were very nice and helpful. Setting up the TV, Blue Ray and the Home Theater Sound System was fast and easy. I love the backlight remote, and had all of the units programed and set up within the first hours. Great sound, Wonderful picture, and the Blue Ray makes movies come alive in my home.
(Posted on 12/22/09)
- Oh Yea! Review by NateH
I am a very particular buyer when it comes to TV's and electronics. I have searched long and hard for a complaint on this TV. However, all I can say is WOW! This is the BEST lcd you can buy for the price. I nabbed this bad boy for $1200 on Black Friday. Every time I watch a movie or HD television I am reminded how much I love this TV.
(Posted on 12/17/09)
- Decent Review by Bob
First, Great TV
second, Picture is awesome
third, Clear Picture
However, the sound seems to go from regular level to 0 for no apparent reason.
Overall, great TV
(Posted on 12/7/09)
- Bought this about a week ago - Unbelievable Review by Dave M
I did little research before I bought this, and considering the relatively low price, I was worried that I may have made a mistake. That s until I got it home and turned it on! I am happy to say that this is absoluetly the best T.V. I've ever seen, by far! Simple to setup and the picture quality is simply awesome! The menu and features are are so easy to acess and understand, it is as though they made it for tech. dummy's like me! We simply love it!
(Posted on 11/21/09)
- Uncomparable Review by jerryj
After setup and watching this TV for the first time all I can say is the picture is uncomparable to other TV's of its size. Everyone of my friends who have watched it with me can not beleive the picture quality and depth of color for the size screen. It is beyond my expections. This is all by using the siginal right out of the wall, I can't imagine how good it will be after I get a HD box from my cable company.
(Posted on 10/17/09)
- t.v great Review by butch
i bought a 26 inch tv great picture i have a sony 52 inch this 26 inch. rock it is just great.
(Posted on 10/13/09)
- Blown away ! Review by 03Cobra
The first evening I set the TV up and connected it to my surround system and a Blu-ray player. We watched the new Disney BD Earth. We were in awe of the incredible picture. It just left us breathless. Even with our non blu-ray DVDs the picture is almost three dimensional. Check out a movie like Australia with the wide panning scenery it is really amazing. The outputs allow me to connect to the surround receiver with digital connections so no matter which component we are using I am getting digital sound from the television.
(Posted on 9/9/09)
- all good Review by amilifestyle
its a brilliant combination,
(Posted on 9/2/09)
- Thanks Vizio! Review by Crutch
I am one of the lucky people that won the VF550XVT HDTVs through the Vizio Million Dollar Event. My HDTV was delivered this past week. This TV is amazing. We went from an old Sony 36" TV to this monster. It took us a few movies to get used to the HD-quality picture. Watching the NFL Network in HD is outstanding. The sound is quite good as well. I am now looking at adding the VSB210WS Sound Bar/Wireless Subwoofer. We are back to watching TV as a family.
PS. The shipping company was the best I have ever experienced. The TV was delivered by an extremely helpful gentleman who helped me unbox this HDTV and check all sides for damage. He even helped me place the TV on our entertainment center. Thanks Vizio!
(Posted on 9/2/09)
- love it Review by diablo
While I have only had this tv for a few weeks, I love it! The picture is clear, the sound is great, the remote is easy to use and it is a benefit that I can program other remotes into this tv so as to be able to use my satellite remote. I am glad I purchased this tv.
(Posted on 8/31/09)
VIZIO VF550XVT1A 55-inch LCD HDTV Reviewed with Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer
November 4, 2009
"I'm a big fan of "America's number 1" LCD HDTV provider, VIZIO, and its wide range of home entertainment products. I've reviewed two previous LCD HDTV models (a 42-inch and a 47-inch), but I wanted to review something bigger and better..." Read More