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VIZIO E550I-B2 Review – 55-inch LED Smart HDTV

Originally Reviewed on June 1st, 2014

Up for Review: VIZIO E550I-B2 LED Smart HDTV.

The VIZIO E550I-B2 comes with a hefty feature upgrade for the brand’s 2014 Smart TV lineup. The increased screen size, attractive price tag, 12 zones of Active Local Dimming and improved output sound are a few to mention. Watching breathtaking pictures and enjoying the interactive Smart TV apps services on this 55-inch super-thin panel would give you extreme pleasure.
Before we get into the details of this brilliant Smart TV let’s have a quick look at the following list of its main features and specifications.

VIZIO E550I-B2 Features and Specifications:

  • TV Type: LED Smart TV
  • Screen Size: 55 inches
  • E-Series Signature Design
  • Screen Resolution: 1080p Full HD
  • 12 Zones of Active Local Dimming
  • Full-Array LED Backlighting
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 16.7 Million Colors with Advanced Color Management
  • 5,000,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • VIZIO Internet Apps Plus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Second Screen Interactivity
  • 30-watt Audio with DTS StudioSound, DTS TruSurround and DTS TruVolume
  • 1 USB and 4 HDMI Ports
  • ENERGY STAR 6.0 Compliance

The E550I-B2 is one of most popular Smart TVs from VIZIO in 2014. This is an advanced Smart TV with multiple feature upgrades, but the price is still pretty much affordable, and that’s what makes it special. Talking about the picture display, you would simply love the quality. All three display-related elements such as color, contrast and brightness are improved immensely to offer you the optimal TV viewing experience. Cutting-edge technologies like Full-Array LED backlighting and 12 zones of Active Local Dimming help produce fantastic display with more contrast, higher black levels and incredible shadow details. All the LEDs are uniformly distributed across the whole display screen to deliver uniform light and smooth picture performance. Thanks to the screen resolution of Full HD 1080p, you get over 2 million pixels on the screen, so you get a deeper and more detailed viewing while watching any content. With this enormous screen resolution, you would never notice the flicker and blur effects on the screen. The 120Hz frame refresh rate and the Full HD 1080p resolution together remove the annoying judder from the display while you’re watching any fast moving content such as Hollywood films and HD sports. The Ambient Light Sensor helps adjust the screen brightness automatically according to the light in the room. 5,000,000 to 1 dynamic contrast ratio improves the contrast level significantly. The Advanced Color Management produces as many as 16.7 million colors on the screen. In turn, you get an immersive TV viewing with unbelievable joy. VIZIO’s E-Series Signature Design with the thin 55-inch panel complements your room beautifully.

The VIZIO Internet Apps Plus platform is much more user-friendly and faster to access. It offers you tons of useful and popular apps such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, MGO, HULU Plus, YouTube, Pandora, Twitter, Facebook and a lot more. You can enjoy your favorite movies, music, sports and connect with your friends from across the world. The built-in Wi-Fi ensures instant access to the online services at a considerably faster rate. The Second Screen Interactivity feature allows you to conveniently transfer content between your TV and multiple compatible mobile devices such as your Smartphone and tablet.

The output sound of E550I-B2 is 30 watts. The audio is boosted with advanced technologies such as DTS StudioSound, DTS TruSurround and DTS TruVolume to deliver loud sound with brilliant surround effect. There are 1 USB and 4 HDMI input ports, so you can connect your compatible USB pen-drive and digital camera, and view your treasured content on the large LED screen. Due to low power consumption, it’s an ENERGY STAR 6.0 Compliant Smart TV. gives VIZIO E550I-B2 4/5 stars.

4 / 5 stars     

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