One person said in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Tomsguide.com said “The E-Series is an excellent HD set for price-conscious buyers looking for a crisp picture with good contrast” and scored it 70 out of 100.
One VIZIO E50-C1 owner who purchased it thought it was wifi compatible. Last year Tomsguide.com rated this TV 4 stars and said “It has built-in Wi-Fi and the usual basic smart-TV features for streaming services such as Netflix”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable.
Good Technical Features
One customer said that it had good features. Tomsguide.com said “Reasonable price, good contrast, robust smart-TV features” in their VIZIO E50-C1 review.
120 Hz Display Refresh Rate
This TV supports a 120 Hz display refresh rate, which is the most frequently supported display refresh rate on televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
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Supports Smart TV Features
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the E50-C1, the VIZIO E50-C1 supports smart TV features.
Has a WiFi Connection
The VIZIO E50-C1 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the E50-C1 which do not have a WiFi connection.
VIZIO Has Good TV Reviews
VIZIO has good average ratings for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire television range compared to other brands.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on TVs of a similar type and age to it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This television supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly supported WiFi standard on similar spec TVs that were released around the same time as it.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on comparable spec TVs that were launched more than a year ago.
Features Two Video Apps
The number of video apps featured on the VIZIO E50-C1 is more than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV features a YouTube video app, which is the most commonly featured video app featured on TVs of this spec and age. The video app "NetFlix" is also featured on this television.
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Inferior Sound Quality
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have good sound quality.
Difficult to Use
One VIZIO E50-C1 reviewer reckoned that this TV did not have a good interface. Tomsguide.com wrote last year “Dated interface, inferior sound” however they gave the product a rating of 4 stars.
Not 3D Compatible
The VIZIO E50-C1 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the E50-C1 are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The VIZIO E50-C1 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec TVs that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E50-C1, the VIZIO E50-C1 does not feature OLED technology.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
Across all the mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the E50-C1 the RMS rated power range from 5W to 1,000W. At only 10 Watts, the VIZIO E50-C1 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the E50-C1.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The VIZIO E50-C1 is a one USB 2.0 port television.
The VIZIO E50-C1 is one of the heavier TVs of this age and type (12.5 kilograms) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. Similar spec TVs that were released one year ago have weights of between 3.6kg and 18kg, and the average weight is 8kg.
Only One RF Port
Most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E50-C1 have one RF port, including the VIZIO E50-C1 which has one RF port.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this mid-size TV was released.
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a similar age and type to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
At 64.01 millimeters, the VIZIO E50-C1 has a relatively standard thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the E50-C1.
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LED Backlighting Type
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1920 x 1080
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Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
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Audio Decoding Technologies
DTS Studio Sound
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Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
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Audio (L,R) Out
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On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ENG, ESP, FRE
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VESA Mounting Interfaces
200 x 200
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Power Consumption (standby)
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UL, cUL, NOM, FCC Class B, BET7/ICES-003 Class B, IC, IFETEL, HDMI (CEC, ARC), Dolby Digital
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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