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Vizio M552I-B2 Review – 55-inch LED HDTV

Originally Reviewed on June 21st, 2014

Up for Review: Vizio M552I-B2 LED HDTV.

The M552I-B2 from Vizio is really a value oriented buy considering the price tag it is available in. The TV is priced under $900, but provides excellent advantages to the home user. Several effective features have been added and the TV is easily comparable to some of the best products by leading manufacturers like Sony and Samsung. The 2014 version of the M552I-B2 in particular focuses largely on the picture quality and the modern demands of a smart platform. As users would have already noticed, Vizio has effectively done away with the 3D feature in this year’s models as it was thought to be more of a burden than an advantage. Home entertainment is best in 2D screens and dumping 3D does come with a substantial price cut. While this may not be quite good for movie fanatics who have already built their own 3D libraries but for the average audience, this is more than welcome update. At the backbone of the picture quality of M552I-B2 lie a powerful full array LED backlighting bringing in better contrasts and sharper images. The Vizio Internet Apps too comes revamped in the M552I-B2 providing easier access to online applications and platforms. The M552I-B2 screen also has the capability of tablet and smart phone integration. Overall, the M552I-B2 seems to be a perfect buy for the modern customer looking for quality under a budget.

Vizio M552I-B2 Features and Specifications:

  • Display Screen Type: LED
  • Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Full Array LED Backlighting
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Clear Action 720
  • 20,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 240 Hz Refresh Rate
  • DTS StudioSound™ / DTS TruVolume™ / DTS TruSurround™
  • HDMI Ports Quantity: 4
  • Vizio Internet Apps
  • Energy Star® 6.0 Compliant / Green Complaint

Several powerful features come together to make the Vizio M552I-B2 an expressive screen. Powered by a full array LED backlighting, this TV brings in high contrasts and more effective black levels. The colors look perfectly saturated and regardless of the environment it is kept in, there is little loss in color depth and details. 32 zones of backlighting ensure that the shadow details are enhanced and we get a more realistic imagery. Further, the LED backlighting scheme also implies that the video is smoother and with negligible judders. This is further complimented by a high 240 Hz Refresh Rate and Clear Action Panel technologies. Active Pixel Tuning is another interesting feature that makes the color pixels more responsive and bright. In terms of details and sharpness, the picture quality can be easily compared to products of leading manufacturers like Sony and Samsung.

The Vizio Internet Apps is a useful addition to this product. Users will have easy access to platforms like Hulu, Pandora, Netflix, Amazon or even Facebook. Social networking and shopping gets more exciting. The dedicated gaming mode ensures that every member of the family will have something to look forward to in this TV. Further with 4 HDMI ports, the Vizio M552I-B2 can easily be integrated into a complete home theatre setup.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Vizio M552I-B2 4/5 stars.

4 / 5 stars     

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