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Vizio VF551XVT

Vizio-VF551XVT The Vizio-VF551XVT is a 55 inch LCD Screen th Read more

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Overall 7

Vizio VF551XVT

6 June 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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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
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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