Summary: It was great while it worked. We got it going and then during the summer, a lightning strike took out the HDMI ports. So, we went to RCA cables. Well, now it's flickering and just showing white lines on the screen. We powercycled, but nothing. And at the Vizio website, if you type in E550VA, nothing comes up. Nada. Nothing. Zip. So now I have to find a repair person who handles Vizio. The nice thing is, we'll get the HDMI board repaired while it's in there.
Summary: Vizio product nice!! Easy to set up and start using right out of the box. Don't have HD through our cable provider, but even without HD nice quality. Ordered the extended warranty with the product and that was a breeze to register. Have registered other products in the past on line and their warranty sites are slow or hard to follow. If you are not an avid TV watcher, but want to get rid of the bulky ol' TV, I would recommend this TV.
Summary: First, I need to start by saying that I bought mine refurbished. My question is, why? I heard some saying they have issues with this item. I don't have the problems others have. I paid $667. I would think about it if I had to pay regular price though. Especially if your going to experience problems. I have seen that the video tends to speed up to catch up with the audio, I think, when streaming on Netfix. As far as playing dvds and playing games, I have had no problems.
great tv except one flaw which cant be corrected at home
rob lezna, Amazon
4 August 2011
Summary: the tv is a great buy. the only problems i spotted are the av sinc lag is bad but it can be corrected with your via receiver or bluray player and take off smoothmotion setting on tv. another which really bothered me is i notcied when watching tv at night especially on a dvd movie the bottom left corner has a lit up area its not completely black on the bachlight. i watched starwars and couldnt take my eye off that bad corner it ruined the movie for me.
Summary: This could have been a really really good TV at a great price. Unfortunately, it has some serious short comings. The random reboot issue is an absolute disgrace. I don't know how this passed any form of quality control. While it doesn't occur that frequently, it is very annoying. While I might not mind a random reboot every now and then, my TV's volume will increase significantly before rebooting and I am unable to silence it.
Summary: Luckily, I purchased this set from a source with a 90 day return policy. At 60 days, the ever increasing random reboots meant that this set went back. I don't know what it is with Vizio and their larger sets. I have a 32" Vizio that has been rock solid. A few years ago, I tried to get a 42" Vizio, and it had problems that lead to it being returned for a Sharp which has been rock solid. I thought maybe they were better now and went for this 55" set.
Summary: OK PLEASE KEEP IN MIND YOU ARE GETTING A 55 INCH TV AT GREAT PRICE!!! The component connections on the TV are not good. I noticed that when I had my 360 hooked up with HD! The only thing i use them for is the audio for my turtle beach headset now. No problems with that. So had to switch to HDMI for the vidio! The TV also was skipping a little during fast motion.
Summary: We just purchased a brand new beautiful 55" tv, and had it mountd to the wall. We went to plug in our Wii Console today and couldn't get to the plugs that are on the back of the tv... Really? those are the only connections on this whole tv? on the back? Please let the designers of the tv know that that is the most absurd thing I have ever seen...connections on the back that you cannot get to!
Summary: This set works great and I've had no issues with it at all. However, there are some things that a buyer should know prior to purchasing any LCD. Because of the picture processing on some sets, sometimes there will be video lag. This is a known issue for all brands of lcd televisions with picture post processing.