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VIZIO E500IB1

$649.00
$539.00 $110.00 cheaper than 21 days ago
50" Full HD 81.03mm Jul 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type Wi-Fi Depth Release Date $102.43 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Localdimming may reduce quality
No remote backlight
3 Reviews + 1 Award
Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product
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Reviews

One Industry Award

This VIZIO TV was given a "Recommended" award by Digitaltrends.com who said that this TV was good.

VIZIO Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 186 expert and owner reviews, VIZIO has good reviews for its televisions. VIZIO also has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a VIZIO TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, techreviewsource.com and Digitaltrends.com the average expert rating of this television is 65%.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

One owner who purchased it considered that it had good sound quality.

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 8 Watts, the VIZIO E500i has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this television. Similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 80W.

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Design

Easy to Use

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it had a good interface.

Commendable Bright-Room Performance, Making it a Solid Midlevel LCD TV

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the VIZIO E500i was well made. Four years ago Techreviewsource.com said “Commendable bright-room performance, making it a solid midlevel LCD TV” in their review of the VIZIO E500i. Digitaltrends.com said “The E420i-A0's solid picture quality, useable on-board audio”.

Nicelooking Design

Three customers who purchased this TV agreed that it was well designed. Techreviewsource.com said “Nicelooking design” . Techreviewsource.com also wrote “A good selection of online content and a sleek design” in their review.

One customer mentioned that this TV had a thin frame.

Localdimming May Reduce Quality

Four customers reckoned that the product was not good quality. Techreviewsource.com said “The set's local-dimming LED backlight and so-called 120Hz refresh rate do nothing to improve picture quality, making the E-Series a less impressive value than it might first appear” in their review of this TV. Techreviewsource.com also wrote “Localdimming may reduce quality” in their review. Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Smart Dimming feature lowers picture quality”.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions that have been available for a similar time to 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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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Deep Black Levels

Three customers said in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio. Four years ago Techreviewsource.com mentioned “The Vizio 0i- 1 shows relatively deep black levels” yet they rated it 1 stars. Cnet.com wrote in their review of this TV in the same month “That feature, designed to dim the backlight in discrete sections to enhance black levels and contrast, is rare on today's LCD TVs” .

Two customers who reviewed the product considered that it had good picture quality. Digitaltrends.com said five years ago “Good picture quality” in their review of this TV but despite that they only gave it a rating of 1 stars.

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Not 3D

The VIZIO E500i is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Features

Great Feature Set

Two people considered that this TV had good features. Digitaltrends.com said “Great feature set” . Digitaltrends.com also wrote “Samsung says that sets offer identical features (save weight and dim” in their review.

No Remote Backlight

One person reckoned that it did not have a good remote control. Techreviewsource.com said “No remote backlight” .


Smart TV

Strong Set of Smart TV Apps

One person who reviewed the VIZIO E500i concluded that it had good apps. Techreviewsource.com said “Strong set of Smart TV apps”.

Supports Smart TV Features

The VIZIO E500i supports smart TV features, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

With Its Thin Bezel

Two customers reckoned that the product was thin. Techreviewsource.com said “With its thin bezel”. Digitaltrends.com said “Relatively slim design” yet they rated the product 18.5 out of 100. One owner who reviewed it said that it was compact. Techreviewsource.com said in their review of this TV “The set has a more compact, sleeker look t” .


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The VIZIO E500i supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The VIZIO E500i has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Management Features

Has a Picture-in-Picture

The VIZIO E500i has a Picture-in-Picture, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The VIZIO E500i has an energy Star certified. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years also have an energy Star certified.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this television was released.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vizio e500ibierb, vizio rbe500ib1, vizio e500ib1r, vizio e500ia1
Barcodes 00748252518149, 00827396526774, 00845226007811, 00845226008481, 08452260078114, 748252606228R1

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