Summary: This is a best value TV. I viewed about 10 big screens side by side. This was 3rd best picture but at almost half the price of the two with a better picture. Only change I would make is I would have opted for the internet connect upgrade for about $20 more.
Summary: Bad reviews only serve to make me nervous about my purchase. Cannot tell you how awesome this TV is. I have not had any problems watching sports; the picture remains crisp and clear. It's great for movies and regular shows. The sound is so good, I only use my Sony audio system when we watch movies.
Summary: TV is the best value for features and cost... Smooth motion is nice but is better on more expensive sets. Large movement breaks fluidness of frames as it appears to go stutter. This though occurs on most 240hz TV's I've seen so it isn't always perfect.
Summary: VIZIO's VF551XVT is proof that VIZIO can produce not just high value TVs but high performance ones as well. Currently the lowest priced LED-backlit LCD TV with local dimming capability, the VF551XVT offers similar performance to TVs from the name brands which may sell for up to twice the price.