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VIZIO E550I
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VIZIO E550I

soundandvision.com Top Pick
55" 120Hz Jun 2013
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12 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site said that this VIZIO TV was good. Soundandvision.com gave this VIZIO television a "Top Pick" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This television has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag and soundandvision.com.

Good Product Quality

Several VIZIO E550I reviewers mentioned that it was good quality. Cnet.com said “The models of the Vizio E series equipped with local dimming deliver superb picture quality for a very affordable price” in their review. Consumersearch.com said “Excellent picture quality”. Expert review site Soundandvision.com mentioned “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” in their review of the VIZIO E550I.

Good Picture Quality

Some customers who purchased it agreed that it had good picture quality. One VIZIO E550I owner mentioned that it had a good contrast ratio. Cnet.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on CNET.com “Relatively dim panel throws off effective contrast ratio”.

Good High Def TV

A number of VIZIO E550I owners wrote that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Technical Features

One person thought the product had good features. Consumersearch.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Good streaming features”.

Supports Smart TV Features

The VIZIO E550I supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the E550I also support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the VIZIO E550I has a WiFi connection.

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VIZIO Televisions Have Good Reviews

VIZIO has good average ratings across all televisions, however it has unexceptional ratings specifically for its large TVs.

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Four HDMI Ports

four HDMI ports

Most televisions of a similar age and spec to the E550I have between one and four HDMI ports, including the VIZIO E550I which has four HDMI ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This television supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many televisions 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 televisions of a similar age and spec to it.

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9 Reasons Against

User Reviews Are Poor

The average user rating of this television is 42 out of 100 based on 25 user reviews. It seems that owners really don't rate this TV very highly.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One VIZIO E550I owner wrote in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Two years ago expert website Pcmag.com wrote “Generally, budget HDTVs usually have a boring or chunky design, no additional features beyond simply working as a display, or a mediocre picture”.

Poor Design

One VIZIO E550I reviewer said in their reviews that the VIZIO E550I was not a good design.

Inferior Sound Quality

One customer who bought the product wrote that it did not have good sound quality. Cnet.com mentioned “Poor sound quality” nonetheless they still gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Not 3D Compatible

The VIZIO E550I is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago do are 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The VIZIO E550I does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the E550I also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the E550I, the VIZIO E550I does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of TVs that have been on the market for more than two years is 21W, and the RMS rated power range from 7.5W to 100W. The VIZIO E550I has a quite low RMS rated power (only 15 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Thick

The average thickness of large TVs that came out more than two years ago is 56mm, and the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm. The VIZIO E550I has one of the thickest thicknesses (96.012 millimeters) amongst large TVs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the VIZIO E550I

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 were released 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

It was over three years ago when this large TV was released.

Average Refresh Rate

At 120 hertz, the VIZIO E550I has a relatively standard refresh rate compared to most of the other large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the E550I.

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Specification

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Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
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Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Design
Colour
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VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
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Energy Star Certification
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Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

1 Award

soundandvision.com Top Pick

Expert Reviews

(4)
1 October 2014

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 May 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...

Soundandvision.com

6 May 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

(25)
Reviewed 2 August 2014 by Brian2090

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 September 2014 by Reliabletrade

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

Reviewed 10 August 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…

Reviewed 9 August 2014 by Bradbam
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 August 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 $104.20
Electricity cost when on standby $4.69
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Total running cost over 5 years $108.89
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 e550ia0, vizio e550, E550I-A0-RB, vizio e550i, vizio e550ia, vizio e550iao, vizio e550ia0, vizio e550ia0r, vizio e550ia0rb, vizio rbe550ia0
Barcodes 00002091408464, 00044111258950, 00794504628555, 00845226007989, 08452260079890
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