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VIZIO E552VLE

reviewed.com Editor's Choice
55" 120Hz May 2012
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate Smart TV Features Release Date
With more entertainment to enjoy and more exciting ways to watch, the VIZIO E-Series 55 Class LCD Smart TV is the perfect upgrade everyone will love. Packed with the latest must-have features... More
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VIZIO E552VLE - Review & Specification

12 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that this television was excellent and gave it their highest award. Reviewed.com gave this TV an "Editor's Choice" award.

Good Product Quality

A few people considered that it was good quality. Toptenreviews.com wrote “Vizio has released many TVs with decent video quality and the same apps you would find on high-end LED TVs”. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote two years ago “Great image quality” in their review.

Easy to Use

One VIZIO E552VLE owner who reviewed the VIZIO E552VLE thought it had a good interface. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Its Smart TV interface can seem dated, as can its styling, eben for a non-LED-based LCD TV” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

One VIZIO E552VLE owner said in their reviews that the VIZIO E552VLE was easy to use.

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Good Sound Quality

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good sound quality. Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “Its streaming video and audio selection is excellent” in their review.

Good Connectivity

One customer concluded that the product was wifi compatible. Goodhousekeeping.com mentioned in their review of the VIZIO E552VLE “Smart TV and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity”.

Good Picture Quality

One VIZIO E552VLE reviewer wrote that the product had good picture quality.

Good Technical Features

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Goodhousekeeping.com scored it 4 stars and said two years ago “The Vizio 2VLE delivers plenty of features for the price, including a 120Hz refresh rate” in their VIZIO E552VLE review.

Supports Smart TV Features

The E552VLE supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years also support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The VIZIO E552VLE has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the E552VLE also have a WiFi connection.

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VIZIO TVs 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

The VIZIO E552VLE is a four HDMI port television. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the E552VLE have between one and four HDMI ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This TV supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly supported WiFi standard on TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this TV is 68 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, toptenreviews.com and goodhousekeeping.com.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One VIZIO E552VLE reviewer said in their reviews that the product was not heavy. Expert review site Reviewed.com said four years ago “If you can get past the E552VLE's hefty size and inflexible stand design, you might find you enjoy its big buttons” .

Inferior Stand

One person who reviewed the product thought it did not have a good stand.

Poor Smart TV Features

One VIZIO E552VLE owner who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good apps. Goodhousekeeping.com said “Slow to load apps” in their review.

Poor Design

One person concluded that the product was not a good design. Two years ago Goodhousekeeping.com wrote “The external design of the TV is not as sleek as other models” but even so they still scored the product 70 out of 100.

Not 3D Compatible

The E552VLE is not 3D compatible. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the E552VLE do are 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the VIZIO E552VLE does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years do not feature OLED technology. The VIZIO E552VLE is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 15 Watts, the E552VLE has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the E552VLE. Comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated power of between 7.5W and 100W.

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Heavy

Across all the similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago the weights range from 2.3kg to 63kg. With a weight of 29.9 kilograms, the E552VLE is one of the heavier similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the E552VLE amongst similar spec televisions of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the VIZIO E552VLE

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this type and age. 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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Average Refresh Rate

At 120 hertz, the VIZIO E552VLE has a relatively typical refresh rate compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the E552VLE.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
Response Time
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Graphics Resolution
Vertical Viewing Angle
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio in Port
Audio Out Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
WiFi Standard
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
On/off Timer
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Audio
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Certificates
Certification
DLNA Certificate
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Depth
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Manual
Other Features
Backlight Type
Backlight

1 Award

reviewed.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(5)
31 December 2014

The Vizio E552VLE was the least expensive 55-inch TV in our test, but you wouldn't guess that from watching it. At a glance, this Vizio lacks the razor thin design of many other TVs (in fact it's... Read more…

Great image quality
Energysaving dimming feature
For a budget LED TV, this Vizio still offers a decent picture
The Vizio 2VLE delivers plenty of features for the price, including a 120Hz refresh rate
Smart TV and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
Slow to load apps
Mediocre contrast in lowlight scenes
The external design of the TV is not as sleek as other models
Compared with other budget TVs the 32VLE showed even lighter black levels, and it failed to properly handle 1080 24 sources
Its Smart TV interface can seem dated, as can its styling, eben for a non-LED-based LCD TV
21 November 2013

The Vizio E Series offers a line of TVs that are affordable without compromising too much on video quality and design...

23 October 2012

If you can get past the E552VLE's hefty size and inflexible stand design, you might find you enjoy its big buttons and port layout. If you don't feel too confounded by the Mutt-and-Jeff-ness of a...

Reviewed.com

1 June 2012

So yup, at the end of our benchmarks performed for this article we can conclude that this is a TV which, despite its low price, won't leave a lot to be desired...

16 March 2012

The Vizio E2VLE series may appeal to budget shoppers who just want Smart TV, but subpar picture quality hurts its chances against the tough competition...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $126.84
Electricity cost when on standby $4.73
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Total running cost over 5 years $131.57
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.84 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 22 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers e552vl, e552vle, framethetv e552, framethetv e552v, framethetv e552vl, framethetv e552vle
Barcodes 00610395123828, 00845226006722, 08452260067224

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