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Vizio VF551XVT

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Vizio VF551XVT LCD HDTV with LED Backlighting (Playback 25)

14 July 2011
  • Excerpt: With the arrival of their VF551XVT, Vizio joins the ranks of LCD flat panel makers offering LED backlighting with local dimming
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VizioVF551XVT LED-LCD HDTV Mini-Review

Break it Down
26 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Introduction Below are my thoughts, opinions and observations of 3 solid days with the Vizio VF551XVT 55″ LED-LCD HDTV purchased from Costco. Background I am not a certified TV calibrator. I don’t own spectrometers or colorometers or flux capacitors. I’m just a dude that more or less started this blog 4 years ago to catalog and educated folks about my own research and adventures in building my own home theater .
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Overall 8

Vizio VF551XVT

PC Magazine
17 April 2010
  • Conclusion: Despite an uninspired design and some minor issues, the 55-inch, LED-based Vizio VF551XVT delivers an overall solid picture and is one of the best big-screen HDTV bargains you'll find.
  • Pros: Very attractive price for a large-screen, LED-backlit LCD HDTV. 240MHz technology reduces motion blur. Accurate colors. Robust port selection. Low power consumption.
  • Cons: Uninspired design. Narrow viewing-angle performance. Some noticeable artifacts in 1080p content.
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Overall 7

Vizio VF551XVT

12 March 2010
  • Summary: Sure, it has a few flaws, but nothing fatal prevents the local dimming, LED-backlit Vizio VF551XVT from exhibiting excellent LCD picture quality for the buck.
  • Pros: Inexpensive for a local dimming LED-based LCD; can produce extremely deep black levels; less blooming than many local dimming models; relatively accurate color; solid dejudder processing; plenty of connectivity with five HDMI and one PC input; energy efficient.
  • Cons: Backlight fluctuates with program content; below-average shadow detail; fewer picture controls than some high-end HDTVs; ho-hum styling.
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Sound & Vision Magazine
19 January 2010
  • Excerpt: At the 2009 CES, Vizio took the wraps off of its first LCD HDTV with LED backlighting and local dimming, which consumers have been eagerly waiting for ever since. At $2,200, the VF551XVT is the least expensive 55-inch local-dimming LCD available, which makes it mighty attractive to cash-strapped TV shoppers. How well does it fulfill the promise of LED backlighting? Read on to find out...
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11 January 2010
  • Conclusion: There’s no question about it – for $2,200, you get a lot of TV with plenty of inputs and calibration options. All Vizio TVs are ‘plug and play’ and you can turn it on and start watching with minimal adjustment. Five HDMI ports may be more than you’ll ever need, but where’s the Ethernet connection for Internet video viewing? (Better yet, where’s the wireless Ethernet hookup?
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Review: Vizio VF551XVT LED-Backlit LCD

Electronic House
13 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Vizio’s bargain VF551XVT and VF552XVT LED LCD HDTVs are A-OK.
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Overall 7
Value for money 7
Features 7
Performance 6

VIZIO VF551XVT LCD LED HDTV with Local Dimming Review

23 October 2009
  • Excerpt: We've heard a lot of talk about LEDs as they pertain to LCD HDTVs over the past couple of years. Frankly most people don't want to dip their spoon into this alphabet soup, they just want a picture that looks good. They don't concern themselves with the fact that all LCD TVs need a backlight to deliver their picture, or traditional LCDs' reliance upon Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFLs), which are polarized and diffused before passing through color filters and the...
  • Pros: Big, crisp 1080p picture at a reasonable price, Packs two of the hottest technologies in LCD: local dimming LED backlighting and frame rate enhancement, TruSurround HD and TruVolume take built-in TV audio to a whole new level
  • Cons: A few negligible pet peeves, like a not-always-responsive remote control, Even now, staring at VIZIO's 240SPS-enhanced moving images, I'm still not a fan of "Smooth Motion" video
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Expert Review

9 January 2009
  • Summary: Vizio has a reputation for producing good value televisions, and the VF551XVT might continue the trend.
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