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VIZIO E550I

55" Full HD 120Hz Jun 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Wi-Fi Release Date $110.84 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Hohum styling
Poor shadow detail
29 Reviews + 1 Award
soundandvision.com Top Pick

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Reviews

One Industry Award

Soundandvision.com gave this TV a "Top Pick" award.

Good Expert Reviews

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

VIZIO Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

We assessed average ratings for each TV brand and found that whilst VIZIO has good average ratings across all TVs, VIZIO has unexceptional ratings specifically for its large display diagonal televisions. 33% of those that bought a VIZIO TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Owner Reviews Are Poor

This TV has an average owner rating of 42% based on 25 owner reviews. 28% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Owners don't rate this television very highly.


Smart TV

Lots of Online Services and Apps

Two owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good apps. Cnet.com said “Lots of online services and apps” in their review of this TV. Butch scored it 5 stars and said on Walmart.com “The Smart apps work great” in their review of the VIZIO E550I.

Supports Smart TV Features

The VIZIO E550I supports smart TV features, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One owner who purchased it reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Pcmag.com said in their review of this TV three years ago “Generally, budget HDTVs usually have a┬áboring or chunky design, no additional features beyond simply working as a display, or a mediocre picture” .


Display

Good High Def TV

Two people considered that the VIZIO E550I was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The Vizio Ei-B2 series is a full-featured LED HDTV line with an appealing price point.”.

Poor Shadow Detail

Two owners who purchased the product concluded that it did not have good picture quality. Cnet.com said in their review of the VIZIO E550I on CNET.com “Poor shadow detail”. Ohhitsamit said on Walmart.com three years ago “The screen was all distorted picture quality when I turned it on”.

One customer who bought it thought it did not have good colour saturation. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Oversaturated colors by default”. One customer who reviewed the product considered that it did not have a good refresh rate. Consumersearch.com mentioned “No enhanced refresh rate” .

One owner who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have a good contrast ratio. Cnet.com wrote three years ago “Relatively dim panel throws off effective contrast ratio” .

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No 3D

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product did not have a good 3D picture quality. Consumersearch.com wrote “No 3D”.

Not 3D

The VIZIO E550I is not 3D, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago. 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 High Frequency Rate

At 120 hertz, the VIZIO E550I has a pretty typical high frequency rate compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Design

Robust

One owner who bought the VIZIO E550I reckoned that it was easy to damage or scratch. Coachglove said three years ago “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” in their review of this TV and scored it 5 stars.

One owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made.

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Excellent Picture Quality

Four customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Consumersearch.com said three years ago “Excellent picture quality” in their review of the VIZIO E550I however they only rated it 1 stars. 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 this TV.

Hohum Styling

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was not good looking. Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this TV on CNET.com three years ago “Hohum styling”. One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was not well designed.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The VIZIO E550I supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Has a Wi-Fi Direct

The VIZIO E550I has a Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The VIZIO E550I has an ethernet port. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been available for more than two years also have an ethernet port.

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Features

Good Streaming Features

One person who reviewed the VIZIO E550I considered that it had good features. Consumersearch.com said “Good streaming features” nonetheless they only rated it 1 stars.

Poor Stand

Two people considered that it did not have a good stand. James wrote “The TV is a little wobbly on the stand, another problem mentioned in other reviews” in his review of this TV.

Lackluster Remote

One customer reckoned that the product did not have a good remote control. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the VIZIO E550I “Lackluster remote”.


Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The VIZIO E550I has an energy Star certified, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a PC in (D-Sub)

The VIZIO E550I has a PC in (D-Sub), unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this television which do not have a PC in (D-Sub).

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Audio

Poor Sound Quality

Four owners who reviewed this TV considered that it did not have good sound quality. Cnet.com wrote in their VIZIO E550I review “Occasionally buzzy sound”. Cnet.com also said “Poor sound quality” in their review. Butch wrote in their VIZIO E550I review on Walmart.com “That should solve the minor sound problems with the TV”.

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV have RMS rated powers of between 7W and 100W. The VIZIO E550I has a quite low RMS rated power (only 15 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when VIZIO released the E550I.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vizio e550ia0rb, vizio e550iao
Barcodes 00002091408464, 00044111258950, 00845226007989, 08452260079890
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