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VIZIO - 55" Class - LED - E-Series - 2160p - Smart - Home Theater Display with HDR-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Mid Range 4K set.

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    James
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    Purchased this as an upgrade to an Aging Vizio M series that I'd owned for a few years. Big selling point was the size and cast ability through google home. The XLED engine is pretty solid at this price range, especially for some 4K youtube. Colors are flat than saturated, which I personally don't mind. Some people want the exaggerated colors but I like more natural colors. The TV provides plenty of color profiles though, from vivid, to calibrated dark. I have Cox cable so as far as that, the 4K upscaling seems to lack, but when scaling any other content it does a solid job. Viewing angles seem fine, But i Must say there's definitely a stronger glare on this set than on my M series. The size difference may lend to that, but I'm not sure. I'm a big gamer, I chose this over the comparable Samsung 6 series TV, Lag input seems on par with my Old M series, and that set had a Higher refresh rate. The Samsun is rated better for gaming but for an older xbox one, gaming is on par with my M series. I will say Certain games cause this weird motion blur, I assume thats because it's trying to scale up to 4K and that the TV is crossing pixels? It's only noticeable if you're really looking for it though. Otherwise it's solid. The ONLY downside to this TV are the speakers. I expected better speakers on it, Comparing it to my M series? The speakers are flat. They lack any type of depth, of course there's a good chance nobody is buying a TV without a sound bar, But the TV itself distorts at anything higher than a volume level of 35. Overall it's a solid set. It offers everything that's needed for 4K especially the Deep blacks of an OLED TV. I'd easily recommend it to anyone.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV for the price

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    mrecint
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    I was in the market to by a new 55" TV. I have a Playstation and stream all my content via PS Vue or Fire TV. After research, the Vizio stood out most because of the 4 HDMI ports and the Firmware upgrade to HDR10. At the price point I paid $459, this was great! The only change from my current TV is that there is no downloadable apps. So my PS Vue didn't work, and HBO NOW, Showtime or ESPN is casted from my laptop or phone. This isn't bad, I do like how I can Chromecast my laptop too! The colors are good, it has about 12 different picture profiles from Standard, Vivid, Game etc. When I switch on my PS4, it automatically switches the settings to Game (turns on game smoothing, changes black contrast, etc) I watched some Amazon Prime shows in 4K and it was beautiful. There was a scene with a little cigarette smoke in the scene and it showed it great, I also could make out little fuzz on a characters sweater. Sound is basic, but I have it connected to a sound bar. The remote is standard, it has quick buttons to launch streaming apps, but you can also download Smartcast app on your mobile to control the TV and menu. Overall I'm happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Review

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    brandonc1288
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    Make no mistake when looking at this product, this is not a TV, it's a display. However, it's a fantastic 4k display at the price point. The 3 star rating is more geared to the description in store as I purchased this open box at my local store. The display was listed as "Excellent" which according to the open box information on bestbuy.com states the product shows no signs of cosmetic issues (scratches, dents, scuffs, etc.) The display had a very noticeable scratch in different parts of the bezel. This however did not interfere with picture quality, but the labeling was upsetting when it should have been listed as "fair". After a bit of usage I noticed a line going through the center of the display, luckily it turned out to be the internal chromecast and when I hooked up an external one, the problem went away. The staff was very friendly and helpful and again, the price was fantastic for a 4k display. I've enjoyed the experience very much and it looks fantastic in my home. If it wasn't for the mis-labeling on the quality I would have given this product 5 stars.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Mostly Pleasant Surprise

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    BioWolff
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    We were replacing a beloved but hopelessly broken 75 inch Sony and did not really want to scale up to 4K because prior experience taught us that we hated being stuck with the dreaded "soap opera effect". This Vizio gave us two positive surprises. First, going back to 55 inches wasn't as catastrophic as we feared, and, second, we were able to manipulate the 4K picture to our satisfaction.by going back to the factory settings and putting the picture on "vivid". (As a side note we bought this tv as an open box and found out that it had not been factory reset in addition to missing some minor parts. Best Buy sent a Geek Squader out quite promptly who remedied both problems). The reason for the four stars is the remote. While there is smart tv functionality, it is pretty poor because the remote does not have a pause button. This makes navigating Netflix and YouTube pretty difficult so we still depend on our Amazon Fire for that .

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product good service

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    Sparky
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    I've always been a Visio fan. I bought two 55 inch E Series models the 2160 and a 1080 for the bed room. The living room is hooked to a Denon AVR x1300w receiver, a set of QSC monitors, a Yamaha sub, and Definitive Technology center channel and surround speakers. The system rocks and I'll be lucky if I don't go to jail as my neighbor is not appreciative of my love of 21 Pilots! Oh well! The video on both sets is great though some tweaking of the knobs was necessary. The 2180 has a better picture overall though it's the source that varies and determines it. I've got less than 900 in these two sets total! Great value!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality for the Money

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    Robby
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    This Home Theater display has a great picture most all of the time. It seems to lack a bit when it comes to really dark scenes.. We did have one little anomaly where the right hand side of the screen seemed to be shadowed, but after I turned the display off and then back on, it was good, and then has never happened again. (I always save the box and packing material for a month or two in case I need to return.) The remote that comes with the display is like a little cheap toy, and is not the most user-friendly remote I've had. If you're using it to watch movies off the Internet, it's a bit confusing, especially if you're just trying to fast-forward. Overall, it was a good buy, but I've always been a skeptic, and we'll have to see how long this display lasts. I would still recommend it, providing it had a good sale price.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent TV for the money

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    DaJo
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    I bought a 70” Vizio TV a few years back that was rated really well and was amazed with it. When it came time for a birthday present for my boy, I didn’t think twice and found the Vizio model that would work best for his bedroom. It’s a nice TV and he’s pleased with it, but a few months later, I decided to buy a TV for the master bedroom and checked out Consumer Reports first. Ended up getting a Samsung model that cost 50% more for the same size but what a helluva great picture. We all could tell the difference. Gotta decide what matters to you, tho, and make the price / performance tradeoff. A few dollars for a one month Consumer Reports subscription, tho, can make a heckuva difference, cause higher price doesn’t always result in improved performance. Shop wisely my friends

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good tv for the money

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    KustomKid
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    After reading a ton of reviews I decided to buy this tv. You won't find a better screen for the cost. The picture looks good. Even 480p content from a Wii looks decent. There's also no jitter or other weirdness watching sports. 4 HDMI, and 1 component input give you a fair amount of hookups. With Chromecast Ultra built in you can cast 4K content from your mobile device your computer. There isn't a tuner built in, so if you want to watch tv over the air you'll need a different tv, or another way to get OTA content to your monitor. If you have a cable box, or just plan on using streaming devices your good to go. Is it the best tv available? Nope. Is it the best 55" tv around the $500 price point? Yes (arguably, but yes.)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The gist

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    Burdman
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    I knew it wasn't a tv when I bought it, hence the "theater display" description so it doesn't have a tv tuner inside. Aside from that it's a great display tv, it's got an incredible pisture, far superior then I thought it would be, though there is still room for improvement I suppose. It's got great upscaling ability, makes my games look fantastic, as far as video quality it depends on your internet connection I'm not getting the recommended 16 gps for native 4k but it makes movies and certain shows on Netflix look wonderful, YouTube's content could use a bit of a touch up. Aside from all the negatives like the lack of a tv tuner, it's a great buy, happy with my purchase and would recommend.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice picture, like the chromecast

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    jemz
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    I'll start by saying I don't watch much TV/Blu-ray or play video games-- in that sense I can't really speak to the picture quality for those things. I did load a few 4K videos from youtube and I think they look fantastic. I was skeptical about the built in chromecast, but I figured I could always buy a Roku if I didn't like the chromecast. I was concerned that chromecast would be too slow/annoying/complicated, especially for my wife who is not the most patient with technology. The chromecast is great overall-- the only issue I have is that I normally have to turn the TV on, off and on again before my phone will connect to it. Very minor inconvenience. The streaming looks great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but not perfect.

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    Tony
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    First let be upfront this is a display not a TV. Think really high end computer monitor. It's not fully smart per se. It does have built in wifi for apps but doesn't auto switch between HDMI feeds when I turn on/off me devices like my old Samsung TV did. Also the sound isn't crazy loud. It's decent quality with good volume but not as good as a dedicated tv. Now the most important part. The picture is absolutely stunning. Excellent clarity and the refresh rate scaling is handled nicely. Movies, live sports and video games all look great. For the price it's an excellent buy. It's not a perfect option buts it's certainly worthy of my 4 star rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Buy!

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    rubadub
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    tv has a great image. The speakers are behind the tv as with most televisions, a sound bar would be a good addition. I use the tv as a monitor for my 4k laptop also. It works very well for that! i can do my work from anywhere in my room. The TV is smart and comes with apps. However the only complaint i have is that the processor in the TV sometimes doesn't load Netflix smoothly. So the image gets grainy and pixelated due to loading. To eliminate this i run netflix through my laptop which has more processing power. This only occurs on sundays at like 8pm when lots of people are online. My internet runs slow then.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good value TV

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    Brad
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    This TV advertises an "effective" refresh rate of 120hz but is actually 60hz native. This translates to a little bit of motion blur when watching very fast-moving sports, etc. but there are settings to minimize this. It also means you avoid the "soap opera effect" seen on true 120hz and above sets, which may be a benefit or a detriment depending on your preference for that feature. The setup using the Vizio app is a bit of a pain, and the casting isn't the most intuitive in the world. But the picture quality and sound are both better than anything else I've seen in the same price range. All in all, a solid TV at a great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Display

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    Shadow83

    My old plasma finally died. My son is a big time geek and recently bought a new display, I know that he researches to the Nth degree so I called him for a recommendation and he immediately said Vizio E series. Shopped and bought the E55-E2 from Bestbuy. Setup was very easy, wi-fi and bluetooth connected without any problem. My only disappointment is that smartcast does not have a Youtube app which my son's does. In online chat with Vizio they said that Youtube app is in the works for a future upgrade, I hope it is soon.. The instructions are in microprint and light so get a magnifying glass.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great 4K TV; Not So Smart

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    Raychel
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    I bought this tv a few months ago and I love it! Luckily I didn't buy this tv for the 'smart tv' feature because the chrome cast hasn't worked since the day after I bought it. I have tried everything through the Vizio support center to get chrome cast to work but just gave up and bought an amazon fire tv. I am completely disappointed in the 'smart' features but I love everything else about this tv. It has awesome picture quality, sound quality, and I feel it is simple to use. All in all, I am happy with this purchase... just won't buy something specifically for smart cast/chrome cast (junk)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great TV

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    Maxum
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    Love almost everything about this tv. The only issue I have with it is that it only has one HDMI Port that supports HDR/ARC, and I can't connect both my ps4 pro and bose soundbar to it (at least not the way I want to). I ended up connecting the sound bar with the optical cord which is not very convenient since I have to use two separate remote controllers. Apart from that, everything looks amazing and the built in chromecast is super convenient as I can control the tv with the google assistant/google home. Would highly recommend this TV as your first 4k +HDR TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Requires perfect WiFi for perfect play

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    stormyblue007
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    I personally think this was the best choice for me budget-wise and size wise, and I have really good WiFi service connected to the TV (in lieu of having another extra cord dangling around), but it just doesn't seem to be enough. The tv can be sluggish to start Netflix and then to play a movie or tv show. Not a good trait to have, unfortunately. HOWEVER, the picture quality is phenomenal and the colors are vibrant and exciting. I just wish it would maintain with the WiFi. Other than that, fantastic TV.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great picture quality

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    Snowboarder579
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    I bought this 55" TV as a spare bedroom TV and it has a great picture quality. The colors are bright and crisp! There are a few cons that i have about the TV, 1)the setup once everything was set up out of the box was a little annoying, versus a basic plug and play. 2) The remote is very minimalistic as it only has a few buttons like power, volume, input, and select. Which is ok with today's technology as most out us use a set top box from cable/satellite anyways. Other than that i have had no problems with it and have always trusted Vizio

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value for the price!

    Posted
    Lando
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    After reviewing several TVs, we decided to go with this Visio mainly because it had some nice up to date features like 4K and smart tv. After several months we have no regrets. We mostly use the tv for movies and gaming. Had to fiddle with the settings to eliminate hazy black backgrounds. The only negative which is mentioned in other reviews is the lack of a remote for setting up chromcast and other casting features. You have to use your smart phone app as the "remote" which doesn't always work in a fluid way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best 4K, HDR TV for the price

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    mattstephen
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    I wanted to buy a 4K TV with HDR and this one fit my budget. Its the cheapest name brand TV that is 4K with HDR. The TV doesn't have a tuner but who needs one nowadays. Why would you buy a 4K TV and hook a coaxial cable to it? The Google Chrome/Smart Cast is great. I've used a chrome cast exclusively since they came out. The built in one is just as fast as a regular one. I can't tell any difference. Its great to change the TV picture settings in the app.

    I would recommend this to a friend