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.
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...
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.
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.
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