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VIZIO - 50" Class - LED - E-Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD Home Theater Display with HDR-Front_Standard
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  • Q: Is it a smart tv?  (2 Answers)

    By Curious 

    • Best answerWell, I don't think Chromecast Built In is the same thing as being a Smart TV; there is a difference. The capabilities are similar: both connect to your WiFi to stream content. The way you control them is different. A Smart TV has a user interface you interact with using the remote, to select different streaming services and content. With the Chromecast, you use a separate device to navigate. I prefer the Chromecast approach. I find Smart TVs to be super annoying, because you use remote buttons to move around and select what option you want, like Netflix, and then you use those buttons to pick the content. If you have to search for something, or update a password, it's maddening. You have to use arrows to pick letters from an array, which takes a lot longer than it would with a phone or computer. If a Smart TV came with a remote that was more like a small tablet, instead of the same primitive remotes that have been around for decades, this would be less of an issue. Smart TVs have the advantage of being a complete, stand-alone system, whereas a Chromecast requires an additional device (smart phone, tablet, computer) to operate. So in my case, my phone doesn't have this capability so I have to use my laptop to watch TV, which has potential limitations. However, I prefer the Chromecast option because of its broader potential compatibility. If a new streaming service pops up in a few months, I can stream it from my computer and cast it to my TV. If they have an App, and they choose to make it Chromecast compatible, I can stream it through the Chromecast. The Smart TV would not have any option to bring in a streaming service that wasn't around when you bought the TV. With a technology like this that is evolving so rapidly, it is more beneficial in the long run to have compatibility than to have a "complete" solution that is static. Only limitation is Amazon Prime, which is not compatible with Chromecast, because it is a competitor to the Amazon Fire Stick. You can still play Amazon shows on a PC and mirror the video, but the quality is not the same, and you cannot cast an Amazon show to Chromecast through the app. The Smart TVs I've seen can play Amazon video directly.

      By SKC921 

  • Q: How wide is the stand? Will it sit on a 40 inch length cabnet?  (4 Answers)

    By Micah 

    • Best answerThe distance between the outer sides of the stand legs is 38.88 inches.

      By VIZIOEntertainmentExpert 

  • Q: Does this TV have the "soap opera effect" which gives it the weird motion blur effect? If so, can you turn it off?  (2 Answers)

    By Anonymous 

    • Best answerGenerally the soap opera effect is caused by an increased refresh rate,and viewing it can be a matter of personal preference. If you find yourself experiencing this while using the display, there are numerous picture settings that can be adjusted to eliminate the effect.

      By VIZIOEntertainmentExpert 

    • Best answerThe native refresh rate is 120 Hz.

      By CommunityAnswer 

  • Q: What 50" models are compatible with an antenna?  (2 Answers)

    By Helen 

    • Best answerYou cannot use an antenna unless you buy a device that has a tuner in it. This T.V. does NOT have a tuner (most T.V.'s don't).

      By DocJon56 

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    • Best answerYour cable box should have an HDMI output. If the cable box was previously hooked up to a TV that predates HDMI, the would have used the RF. If your cable box doesn't have an HDMI output, I assume you can contact them and they will switch it out for an HDMI compatible one.

      By SKC921 

  • Q: What dose home theater display mean ?  (2 Answers)

    By Est1994 

    • Best answerA Home Theater Display differs from an HDTV in that there is no coaxial port/built-in tuner.

      By VIZIOEntertainmentExpert 

    • Best answerThat is a very good question. May be due to expectations of the consumer. I paid $400 for my 50" 4K E-Series and could not be happier.

      By Spankz1208 

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  • Q: Where are the apps?  (2 Answers)

    By Apps 

    • Best answerChromecast doesn't have apps. You need to cast from any device or you can use the vizio app

      By Kevin 

    • Best answerSmartCast TV is now starting to roll out to our SmartCast Home Theater Displays. SmartCast TV makes apps accessible directly from the display as well as adding multimedia functionality to the USB port.

      By VIZIOEntertainmentExpert 

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