VIZIO E550VL 55-inch Full HD 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV Review

VIZIO E550VL 55-inch Full HD 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV Overview

VIZIO’s E550VL 55” LCD HDTV delivers full 1080p HD picture quality and superior audio quality at an amazing value. This flat screen LCD HDTV features 120Hz refresh rate, SRS TruVolumeTM and SRS TruSurround HDTM audio for advanced virtual surround sound, 100,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, and three HDMI ports to connect up to three HDMI devices to your TV. The E550VL also exceeds Energy StarTM 4.0 guidelines to reduce energy consumption and utilizes built-in ambient light sensing technology, which automatically adjusts backlight levels to the brightness of its surroundings.

VIZIO E550VL 55-inch Full HD 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV Specifications

VIZIO's E550VL provides top-quality High Definition TV performance without breaking the bank. This 55" LCD HDTV comes stacked with top of the line features such as full 1080p high definition resolution, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a 100,000:1 contrast ratio that working together deliver a picture that is crisp, clear and awe inspiring. In addition, its digital ambient light sensor ensures that you'll always have the most optimal picture by automatically adjusting the brightness of the screen based on the conditions of your room. This feature along with the E550VL's built-in ECO HD technology ensures that it exceeds the current ENERGY STAR 4.1 guidelines when its panel is on, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet. Rounding out the E550VL package are advanced sound technologies from SRS labs and 3 HDMI ports for all your High Definition devices.

VIZIO SRS TruSurround HD technology graphic
Experience immersive virtual high definition surround sound.
VIZIO 120Hz image processing graphic
120Hz processing for lifelike detail and a blur-free picture.
VIZIO Dynamic Contrast Ratio graphic
Deep blacks and brighter whites via a 100,000:1 ratio.
VIZIO Full 1080p graphic
Razor sharp clarity via full 1080p High-Def resolution.

Key Features

Front view of the VIZIO E550VL 55-inch 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTV
55-inches of rich detail, deep contrast, powerful sound and full 1080p at an attractive price.
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  • 55-inch LCD HDTV featuring 1920 x 1080 pixels and support for 1.06 billion colors.
  • Full 1080p High Definition Resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.
  • 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio giving you deeper blacks and brighter whites.
  • 120Hz refresh rate teamed with VIZIO's Smooth Motion Video technology reduces judder giving you a smooth and fluid natural picture with lifelike detail.
  • Ambient Lighting is achieved as energy efficient sensors auto-adjust brightness for the perfect picture regardless of room conditions.
  • 178/178 Degree Horizontal/Vertical Viewing Angle results in a crisp and clear picture that is easily visible from just about anywhere in the room.
  • Two Built-in 15-watt Speakers provide clear room-filling sound.
  • SRS Audio Technologies: SRS TruVolume evens out dynamics to limit volume inconsistencies between programming, while SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high-definition surround sound out of the unit's two speakers.
  • Included Remote is stylish and enables you to easily control every function of your TV.
  • ECO HD exceeds the current ENERGY STAR 4.1, saving you money on utilities, while limiting the impact on our planet.
  • Warranty: One year parts and labor, and free lifetime technical support.
Back panel of the VIZIO E550VL 55-inch 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTV
2 HDMI, component, PC and other connections at the rear .
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  • HDMI (with HDCP): 3 (one on side)
  • Component Plus Stereo Audio: 1
  • RF: 1
  • USB: 1 (side)
  • Computer Input (RGB): 1
  • Composite Video: 1
  • SPDIF Digital Optical Output: 1
  • Stereo Audio Output: 1
  • TV with stand: 52.13" x 34.44" x 13.15" (WxHxD); 78.71 pounds
  • TV without stand: 52.13" x 32.56" x 4.95" (WxHxD); 67.68 pounds
  • What size TV should you get?

What's in the Box

VIZIO E550VL 55-inch LCD HDTV, VIZIO VUR13 remote (includes 2 AAA batteries), user manual, registration card, quickstart guide, power cord.

Side view of the VIZIO E550VL 55-inch 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTV showing HDMI and USB
An additional HDMI port, as well as USB and touch controls located at the side.
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Technical Specifications

  • Screen Size: 55-inches
  • Tuner: NTSC/ATSC/QAM
  • Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Signal Compatibility: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 100,000:1
  • Computer Support: 1920 x 1080, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600, 640 x 480 via RGB/HDMI
  • Panel Type: CCFL, LCD
  • Brightness: 500 CD/m2 (typical)
  • Response Time: 5ms
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • 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: No
  • ATSC with 8VSB and QAM Demodulation: No
  • ATSC with MPEG-2 Decoding: No
  • NTSC Video Decoding via Video: No
  • Progressive Scan Video: No
  • Remote Control: VIZO VUR13
  • Panel Lamp Life (typical): 50,000 hours
  • Voltage Range: 240 Vac at 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 138W, <0.37W Standby
  • Wall Mount Hole Pattern: VESA standard 200mm x 200mm

Learn More

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

Graphic for determining the right size HDTV for your room

With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

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Choose from thousands of movies and TV shows by browsing in the Amazon Video On Demand section on your VIZIO TV. Access and add to your virtual library of purchases via Amazon Video On Demand's Your Video Library and re-watch anytime on your VIZIO TV, your PC or Mac and other compatible devices.

Rent or Buy

Renting and purchasing titles is a snap with the power of Amazon's 1-click purchasing. Order new release movies and the latest TV shows right from your couch and you're watching within seconds. Prices start as low as $.99.


Using your VIZIO TV, enjoy Amazon Video On Demand's high quality video on any TV. Videos playback instantly, without waiting for a download. Purchases and rentals are added to Your Video Library and stored online by Amazon so you can conveniently watch them on your VIZIO television, PC or Mac, and other compatible devices.

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