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This television was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Reviewed.com who decided that this TV was excellent.
Expert Reviews Are Average
TV expert review site reviewed.com scored this VIZIO TV 75 out of 100.
Supports Smart TV Features
The VIZIO E551i supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the E551i also support smart TV features.
Has a WiFi Connection
The VIZIO E551i has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have a WiFi connection.
VIZIO Has Good Television Reviews
Average reviews across all VIZIO TVs are good, however average reviews across just VIZIO's large TVs are unexceptional.
Four HDMI Ports
Most large TVs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four HDMI ports, including the VIZIO E551i 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 similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
The VIZIO E551i has a quite high RMS rated power (30 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age. The lowest RMS rated power of comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago is 7.5W and the highest is 100W.
1080p Video Mode
This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.
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Not 3D Compatible
The VIZIO E551i is not 3D compatible. Most of the other large TVs that have been around for a similar time to the E551i do are 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VIZIO E551i does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the E551i also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than two years, the VIZIO E551i does not feature OLED technology.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most large TVs that are a comparable age to the E551i have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the VIZIO E551i which has one USB 2.0 port.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this age and spec. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this large TV was released.
Average Refresh Rate
With a refresh rate of 120 hertz, the VIZIO E551i has a relatively average refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the E551i.
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The VIZIO E551i has a relatively average thickness (48 millimeters) compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the E551i.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1920 x 1080
Screen Format Adjustment
Horizontal Viewing Angle
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical Viewing Angle
SRS StudioSound / SRS TruSurround HD / SRS TruVolume
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.59 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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