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55" 120Hz Jun 2013
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One Industry Award

Soundandvision.com gave this television a "Top Pick" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag and soundandvision.com the average expert rating of this TV is 80 out of 100.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched 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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Smart TV

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that came out more than two years ago, the VIZIO E550I is Smart TV.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The VIZIO E550I has a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the E550I also have a WiFi connection.

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VIZIO Has Good Television Reviews

VIZIO has good average reviews for its large TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.


1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

The VIZIO E550I has more HDMI ports than most of the large TVs that have been around for more than two years. Most of the televisions of a similar age and spec to the E550I only have between one and three HDMI ports, however this VIZIO TV has four HDMI ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of this spec and age.

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Has One Screen Format Adjustment

The VIZIO E550I has a greater number of screen format adjustments than most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it. This TV has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on televisions of a comparable age and type to the E550I.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The VIZIO E550I is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most large TVs that have been around for more than two years do not have a built-in camera. The VIZIO E550I is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The VIZIO E550I does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the E550I also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The VIZIO E550I has one of the lower RMS rated power (only 15 Watts) amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. The average RMS rated power of large TVs that are a comparable age to the E550I is 21W.

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Very Thick

With a thickness of 96.012 millimeters, the VIZIO E550I has one of the thickest thicknesses amongst large TVs of this age. TVs of this type and age have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 99mm.

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2 Other reasons to consider the VIZIO E550I

Released Over Two Years Ago

This large TV has been on the market for over two years.

Average Refresh Rate

At 120 hertz, the VIZIO E550I has a fairly standard refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the E550I.

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Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
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Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Wall Mountable
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Expert Reviews


Reviewers can't decide what they like more: the Vizio E550i-B2's picture quality or its value. Either way, most say that this set redefines the level of performance users should expect at its...

Excellent picture quality
Good streaming features
Terrific value
Bland styling
No enhanced refresh rate
No 3D
29 2014

With picture quality that outdoes that of numerous more-expensive TVs, Vizio's E series likely represents the best value of 2014...

The models of the Vizio E series equipped with local dimming deliver superb picture quality for a very affordable price
The image evinces deep black levels with little to no blooming and great brightroom performance, and it provides for plenty of adjustm
Backlit local dimming for superior blacks
Good color
Remarkable value
Color accuracy and video processing not quite as good as some competitors
Poor sound quality
Hohum styling
Lackluster remote
Wobbly stand

It's not without flaws, but the Vizio E550i-B2 offers more of what we like in a quality HDTV than we ever expected to see at such a low price...


6 2014

The Vizio Ei-B2 series is a full-featured LED HDTV line with an appealing price point, but it suffers from some notable picture issues...

User Reviews


I received my Vizio VIZIO E550i-B2B via FedEx, in an undamaged box, but the TV was not repaired or refurbished as expected. The LED screen was bulging out of the bezel or frame of the TV, along... Read more…

Reviewed 29 2014 by Reliabletrade

Received TV with excessive bad pixels and frame separation on corner...

Reviewed 10 2014 by Coachglove

I ordered this TV TWICE from Walmart and got two completely broken and destroyed TV's, which I had to drive to FedEx to pick up TWICE. Whoever Walmart is using to refurbish these TV's is not... Read more…

Bradbam would recommend the Vizio E550i-B2

I received mine in 2 days from Elwood IL. Was undamaged and in great working order. The only way I knew it had been refurbished was the remote had a clear piece of tape over it instead of in a... Read more…

Reviewed 8 2014 by Ohhitsamit

This refurb I received also came in an undamaged box but the TV did not have the bezel on it properly causing light bleed... on top of that, the screen was all distorted picture quality when I... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $101.16
Electricity cost when on standby $4.55
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Total running cost over 5 years $105.71
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the VIZIO E550Iuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vizio e550, E550I-A0-RB, vizio e550i, vizio e550ia, vizio e550iao, vizio e550ia0, vizio e550ia0r, vizio e550ia0rb
Barcodes 00002091408464, 00044111258950, 00845226007989, 08452260079890