Excerpt: I have had this tv for 5 years and it still works well. I don't think it has amazing picture quality even though it is supposed to have HD capability, but it definately gets the job done. I honestly didn't know the difference until I watched TV at my friends house on a high quality LG tv and when I got home I felt like my tv wasn't good enough, even though it was fine before. It has stood the time and not worn out or had any patchy spots or anything like that.
Summary: I got this Tv off another site, but after reading reviews I figured I would put my 2 cents in. I got a slightly used one that looks like new for just over $700. For the price, this Tv is amazing. The picture is crystal clear and colors when adjusted to the settings of one of the below reviews suggestions is perfect. The cinemotion stuff takes some getting used to but I like it because I feel like the movie playIng becomes real life happenings.
Just a couple of features away from delighting me...
David St Thomas "Student", Amazon
9 March 2012
Summary: Overall I enjoy the Vizio M550SV TV. I bought it at Costco at the end of the model year for $1199. They just now have a coupon deal for $200 off and I went back and got the additional savings. Even though the new models are just about to come out, for just under a grand this TV is a smokin' deal. I added the extended Square Trade warranty for $59.99 and so I have 5 years of total coverage, to boot.
Summary: Alright then, I have had Our New Vizio 55 inch (Model M550SV) for about a month now and Feel its time to Rate it. Overall I would have to say that it is tough to Beat Vizio on Qaulity to Price. I have owned several Vizio TV's now and have Never had a Problem. Which has not been the case of so many others I Have talked to about thier purchases.
Summary: I just got this TV last night locally. Sorry AMAZON, theres kind of purchase I do locally due to the hassle of return or exchange if needed. I have read mix review before I made my purchase and also did some research. My choice was also a Sharp 60 inch and Sony BRAVIA just about $200 more. I have narrow down to this M550SV for several reasons. I like to buy things that I get more for my money.
Summary: For me and my family this TV is darn near perfect. We upgraded from a 53" Panasonic projection that we've had for almost 12 years. Right out of the box I got it hooked up and working fairly quickly (with some goofs on my part hooking up the surround system, Direct TV and the Bluray). But once it was set up, I was blown away. It's a bit of a shock going from 60hz to 240hz. After previewing a few movies I could see what I have been missing all this time.
Summary: I had to buy a new TV because our projection went out. I looked at various reviews and viewed store models. I settled on the Vizio M550SV because of features, size, and price. I didn't get a 3D because I couldn't see myself wearing those stupid glasses all the time (or at all). The picture quality is great and the sound is ok.
Summary: I received this TV on Friday 6/17 after a lot of nail-biting because of the power/firware issue mentioned by a few other people. First off, the TV is very slim and the picture on it is very good. I am still futzing with the picture options but I think I have everything set the way I like. I have it connected via HDMI to a Comcast DVR and also an XBOX 360 (also via HDMI) and everything is good there.
Summary: I don't know what the problem the other reviewer had with the "sudden change" in picture but my wife and I haven't had one problem. It has beautiful color. We do have a few comments about features. I'm used to having TVs that you could set alarms for it to come ON. The last TV I had, by Apex, had FIVE different alarms. This Vizio has NONE. It only has sleep timers. Secondly, The Apex we owned had the capability of entering titles for each channel.