Excerpt: I was totally against buying another large tv, since my last one only lasted three years and at the time cost an arm and a leg. Now it sits in my basement, a dinosaur at five. Then, this wonder, this shing star in the darkness called, behold, my new Vizio. I was skeptical at first, a quality television, for a totally affordable price wass practically unheard of.
Excerpt: The Visio 55" TV that My husband and I purchased about 6 months ago is the BEST TV I have ever bought. It has the best picture and has an easy remote to use. The picture quality is outstanding and the colors are so rich. It has many features and can even attach or WII to it and use. Easy to change from game to TV with the touch of one button.
Summary: I have had this TV for over a year and have been amazed with the picture quality, sound, and durability given this unit is on probably 18 or more hours a day. The sound in particular is amazing - sometimes we have to mute the sound to see if it coming from the TV or real life!! I don't even consider getting surround sound because I live in an apartment building and it probably wouldn't make any difference anyway.
Summary: I was nervous about ordering this LARGE product (that seemed like half the reviews were 1 star and half were 5 stars) online, and even more nervous when I realized it would be delivered by a furniture company. I told my wife I figured we had a 50/50 chance on getting a good unit, and would just have to deal with it if we didn't... Well, its been 6 months now and (still knocking on wood) I feel like we got a very nice large screen TV for a really good price.
Summary: Owner/user is over 60 y/o. The Vizio XVT553SV-55" upgrades from a 32" HD-Panasonic (6 y/o regular-dumb teevee?...I'd thought was superb) Just mentioning so you'll know relative pov. Can't discuss or improve on other reviews whose topics are the jazzy things this television does, just wanted to state......I waited years to purchase a 'smart/internet-tv' because I don't enjoy having to become a 'technician' to use tech.
Summary: I am going to keep my writeup relatively short because it would mirror almost exactly what others have said (especially the excellent and comprehensive review by Dana R. Hornsby). So, take this as a bonafide 5-star endorsement and read on only if your curious. Long story short...This TV has outstanding performance. Great HD TV, excellent for gaming with customizable settings including volume between modes(I also play XBOX on it), and convenient apps.
Summary: I purchased this TV from Amazon approximately 9 months ago. The TV performs flawlessly, the picture is crisp and clear, the speakers produce high-quality sound (comparable to other flat panel TVs) and the purchasing, delivery, and setup provided by Amazon and their 3rd-party delivery service were all excellent. The TV was delivered within a week of placing the order. The delivery contractor was helpful to work around my schedule and delivered after normal business hours.
Summary: THis is a great tv. I was a little worried about spending a lot of money on it at first but I am happy I did. The picture is amazing and the apps are a great thing to have. I have mine hooked up wi-fi and everything has worked great since I have gotten it. I have had it for about 2 months now. YOu wont be disappointed.