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VIZIO E500i
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VIZIO E500i

Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product
50" Jul 2013
Screen Size HD Type Smart TV Features WiFi Connection Release Date
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that they would recommend this large TV. This VIZIO television received a "Recommended Product" award from Digitaltrends.com.

Nice Design

A few VIZIO E500i owners who bought the VIZIO E500i concluded that it was a good design. Expert website Techreviewsource.com mentioned in their review of this TV “A good selection of online content and a sleek design” however despite that they gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

One VIZIO E500i reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was good looking. Three years ago Techreviewsource.com wrote in their review of this TV “Nicelooking design”.

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Good Size

One person who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Techreviewsource.com wrote in their VIZIO E500i review three years ago “The set has a more compact, sleeker look t” . One VIZIO E500i reviewer wrote that it was thin. Digitaltrends.com said four years ago “Relatively slim design” in their review of the VIZIO E500i.

One VIZIO E500i reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good weight. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said four years ago “Samsung says that sets offer identical features (save weight and dim” in their VIZIO E500i review.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of VIZIO E500i owners wrote in their reviews that the VIZIO E500i had good picture quality.

Good Technical Features

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it had good features. Digitaltrends.com said “Great feature set” and scored the product 75 out of 100.

Robust

A few VIZIO E500i owners who purchased the product thought it was well made. Techreviewsource.com wrote in their review of the VIZIO E500i “Commendable bright-room performance, making it a solid midlevel LCD TV” .

Good Sound Quality

One customer who reviewed the VIZIO E500i wrote that it had good sound quality.

Good Product Quality

Two customers reckoned that it was good quality. Digitaltrends.com mentioned four years ago “The E420i-A0's solid picture quality, useable on-board audio” in their review of this TV and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Digitaltrends.com also mentioned “Good picture quality”.

Easy to Use

One VIZIO E500i owner who bought it concluded that it had a good interface.

Supports Smart TV Features

The VIZIO E500i supports smart TV features, as do most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the E500i.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The VIZIO E500i has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for around the same time as the E500i also have a WiFi connection.

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VIZIO Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We looked at average ratings for each television brand and found that whilst VIZIO has good average reviews across all TVs, VIZIO has unexceptional reviews specifically for its large TVs.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most TVs that have been available for around the same time as the E500i have between one and four HDMI ports, including the VIZIO E500i which has four HDMI ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

This television has an average expert rating of 65% based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Digitaltrends.com and techreviewsource.com.

Not 3D Compatible

The VIZIO E500i is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years which are 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most large TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E500i do not have a built-in camera. The VIZIO E500i is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 8 Watts, the VIZIO E500i has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The RMS rated power of TVs of this age and spec range from 7.5W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the E500i, the VIZIO E500i does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The VIZIO E500i is a one USB 2.0 port television.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years have response times of between 0.1ms and 16ms. With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the VIZIO E500i has one of the slower response times amongst TVs of this age.

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Fairly Thick

The average thickness of comparable spec TVs that came out more than two years ago is 56mm, and the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a thickness of 81.03 millimeters, the VIZIO E500i has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E500i.

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2 Other reasons to consider the VIZIO E500i

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large TVs that came out around the same time as it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This television was released over three years ago.

Specification

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Built-In Subwoofer
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Headphone Output Port
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Ethernet LAN Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
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WiFi Connection
Bluetooth Connection
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Ethernet LAN Connection
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Picture in Picture Function
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Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Design
Colour
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Wall Mountable
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VESA Mounting
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Energy Star Certification
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1 Award

Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product

Expert Reviews

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11 February 2013

The Vizio E500I-A1 is a 50-inch LED 1080p HDTV with deep black levels, a good selection of online content and a sleek design. We were a little disappointed with the quality of the image, however,... Read more…

Affordable price
Nicelooking design
Strong set of Smart TV apps
Deep black levels
The Vizio 0i- 1 shows relatively deep black levels, a uniform screen, and commendable bright-room performance, making it a solid midlevel LCD TV
No remote backlight
Localdimming may reduce quality
Color vividness is lacking
The set's local-dimming LED backlight and so-called 120Hz refresh rate do nothing to improve picture quality, making the E-Series a less impressive value than it might first appear
Minor white washout on select mediums
5 February 2013

Despite being unable to fulfill the expectations raised by its specification sheet, the Vizio E-Series remains a good choice if you value its Smarts and styling...

16 August 2012

A few minor quirks aside, we think this Vizio TV provides real value. The E420i-A0's solid picture quality, useable on-board audio and impressive Smart TV interface make it a product we'd be happy...

Digitaltrends.com

Good picture quality
Relatively slim design
Excellent Smart TV platform
Great feature set
Affordable
Minor white washout on select mediums
Occasional jitter in fastpaced scenes
Smart Dimming feature lowers picture quality

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Electricity cost when switched on $96.47
Electricity cost when on standby $4.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $101.18
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vizio e500, vizio e500i, vizio e500ib, vizio e500ib1, vizio e500ia1, vizio e500ibi, vizio e500ibie, vizio e500ib1r, vizio e500ibier, vizio rbe500ib1, vizio e500ibierb
Barcodes 00748252518149, 00827396526774, 00845226007811, 00845226008481, 08452260078114, 748252606228R1
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