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VIZIO - 55" Class - LED - P-Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD TV with HDR-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 360 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Big Step Backward From Past P-Series Models

    Posted
    TMTV
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Love the new price point on this year's models, but sadly, performance and QA have taken a major hit. Having used both a 2014 P55 and a 2016 P65 previously and quite liked them, my P55 in comparison suffers from some major issues, including significant edge-clouding and backlight bleed, extremely noticeable local-dimming, and HDMI issues. Edge clouding and bleed results in noticeably dull colors and increased black levels around the edges of the set (up to a about a foot into the screen on each edge), while the the dramatic cut in local dimming zones (about half of last year's models) results in much less effective local dimming, and very obvious zone switching (you can occasionally also see the actual LEDs in certain bright white scenes). The new God of War in HDR mode looks terrible with local dimming on, with very obvious zone switching and flashlighting as you pan the camera around. The first HDMI port also appears to have issues with HDR content, occasionally losing picture and requiring a reboot. Though far less of an issue, the built in apps are also rather sluggish. Given the more positive reviews below, I'm assuming my set is defective, but given the overall cuts in performance to this years' sets, I'll be switching to a different brand. Big disappointment from a prior fan of Vizio TVs!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello TMTV, if you are experiencing issues with your TV please contact our customer support team at 877-878-4946 and we will be happy to assist you. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Absolute headache! Not the tv for you

    Posted
    JTol
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I had high hopes for this! This tv has the best bang for you buck when it comes to color and zones... but renders itself useless with its sub-par processing and software! I have had to return two of these! The first one decided it would just crash when ever it wanted right in the middle of streaming a show or watching a movie.. now this second one after working fine decided it doesn’t want to work for casting. “SmartCast Tv not available” is all the info it gives and directs you to the website.. which only tells you to power cycle and reset your router.. nothing worked.. soft power cycle nothing, completely unplugged and power cycle nothing... reset router nothing (btw internet works fine to type this review!!!).. if you don’t know this TVs remote has no letter buttons so inputting your log in details for apps like Netflix or YouTube is an unbelievably ancient and slow process! It is literally hair pulling if you type in a wrong password and entering all the apps log in details will take at the very least 20-30 mins. Now with that said the LAST thing you want to be told to do is to do a factory reset! And then do it and it still be broke except now you have to enter ALL your info AGAIN! Save yourself an absolute nightmare, spend the extra $100, and buy the Sony!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello JTol, please contact our customer support again at 877-878-4946 for assistance with your television. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful set.....when it works

    Posted
    Jonathan
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    As stated in the above title, this set is beautiful when it functions. I purchased this set as an upgrade to an older Vizio, but unfortunately the set stopped functioning properly not even 24 hours after buying it brand new OOB. Graphical artifacts began to show (what appears to be random lines of pixels flickering white randomly on the display) followed by complete graphical failure (attached picture) forcing the set to reboot itself. After reboot, the TV functions again properly for a few minutes until the pattern repeats itself. None of the suggested fixes (power cycling, etc) solved the issue. After scouring the internet, this is apparently a widespread issue with the P-Series sets. As of this review, I have contacted Vizio's support, who was very quick and helpful, and already have a replacement set on the way. Would I still recommend this set? Despite the graphical issue, yes. Best looking set for the price anywhere, and a significant upgrade especially for you gamers (X1X) and sports people (watching hockey on this set is gorgeous). However, make sure to KEEP YOUR RECEIPT for warranty replacement purposes should you need it. However, this review will remain 1 star until I can get a properly functioning set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT Buy A Vizio!!!!!!!

    Posted
    HulkSmash
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have never witnessed a television break down in the manner this Vizio did!! Had the tv for about two years, and suddenly half of the screen has a large shadow over the right side of it! Can barely see a thing on the right side of the screen!! Of course, the warranty has expired, and it's a problem that can't be repaired. And when calling Vizio's customer service, they were not helpful whatsoever, and were quick to suggest you buy another one off their tvs. Basically, $800.00 plus down the drain for a tv. Not to mention, there were times the tv would shut off for no reason! You would be better off buying a pair of binoculars and watching tv from outside your neighbor's house than purchasing this set. DON'T DO IT!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    falls short of expectations

    Posted
    brian
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After reading reviews and previous experience with vizio tvs I was expecting something much better. The bottom left corner backlight seems to be brighter then the rest of the set and the back light seems to lag behind the image in panning images which results in a flicker . it's even toticable when playing the on board store demo. With videos with lighter tones this issue is even more prevalent and a noticeable dirty scree effect with panning images. when runningetting the local dimming test used by RTINGS the separation between zones is extremely noticeable and a dark vertical is noticeably present resulting in more flashing. bloom is also very bad. was very excited at the price point of this TV but wish I had my old m50 back. i should note that I have already exchanged this model unit for another which displayed similar issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello brian, please contact our customer support at 877-878-4946 for assistance with your television. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible TV

    Posted
    Matt
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Prior to buying this TV, I reviewed several different makes and models and chose this TV because I have always enjoyed the picture quality of a Vizio. When I was reading the reviews I tried to overlook the negative reviews because it seemed that the positive ones outweighed the negative ones. The TV worked great for a bout 3 weeks then went downhill from there. The HDMI ports started to not recognize the input that was connected. I tried everything from switching around HDMI cables to purchasing new ones. Shortly after that, the TV started shooting lines across it even after a "hard reset". I contacted Vizio customer support and they were of no help other than telling me they needed pictures, and videos of the TV as this was going on. Needless to say, I will not buy another Vizio TV.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this

    Posted
    lokii0

    The picture on this TV is pretty decent, despite having a few minor issues with textures in dark scenes. Unfortunately, this model has numerous reported complaints (check reddit, I wish that I had before I bought and mounted this TV) where the video will freeze while the audio keeps playing. I've had this happen many times now, both while using a streaming stick and a PS4, I've tried switching HDMI inputs and cables, all to no avail. I would definitely not recommend that anyone purchase this TV until/unless Vizio issues a firmware update which addresses this issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello lokii0, please contact our customer service at 877-878-4946 for assistance with your television. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buyers beware!

    Posted
    Joseph
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This tv has a history of malfuntions.During use the tv shuts itself off(or crashes), then turns itself back on. It happens frequently while watching movies. When streaming it freezes and crashes. I have tried to make it work, this tv has a known history,just look it up on youtube. Had i known this product was defective i would have bought a different make. I hate this tv. Never had a tv with so many problems. This tv has cost me much time and money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello Joseph, please contact our customer support at 877-878-4946 for assistance with your television. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horizontal white lines

    Posted
    cheesy66
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Horizontal white lines during playback when using firestick and fire tv. Does not matter what streaming service, all are affected. Contacted Vizio customer service and hopefully they have a fix. Didnt notice the problem till after return date expired. This is unacceptable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello cheesy66, please contact our customer support at 877-878-4946 again for further assistance with your television. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great picture, BUT

    Posted
    Ikegiambi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great picture. Was awesome streaming ultra HD. After 2 days, tv kept blacking out, resetting itself, and refusing to turn on. After 2 days. Went to return it and was told it was out of Best Buy's system after only being out for 2 mos. Wish it worked.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello Ikegiambi, please give our customer service a call at 877-878-4946 so that we can assist you with your issue. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Posted
    Andrew
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Very bad sound. The whole platform looks like it was thrown together, doesn't flow at all. Bought this to replace a Samsung, needless to say I bought another Samsung when this was returned. All in all good picture but just didn't "wow" me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    White Line Flicker

    Posted
    Donotusespaces
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Had this tv for just a few days and started to notice a white line flickering randomly. It’s very noticeable and takes any focus away from whatever is actually on at the time. Have to return it...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello Donotusespaces, please contact our customer support at 877-878-4946 for assistance with your television. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad Deal

    Posted
    ABCD
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My 55" Vizio P series worked for a week then went black. It died the Tuesday after Cyber Monday. I took it back to Best Buy for exchange but the unit is sold out and the sales are over.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello ABCD, please contact our customer support at 877-878-4946 for assistance with your television. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Openbox

    Posted
    Yaya
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this as open box for a steal is what I thought I was getting didn’t think they was stealing my money lol.. never again save yourself the trouble and just purchase new

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello Yaya, if you are having an issue with your television please contact our customer support at 877-878-4946 for assistance. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    not at all happy

    Posted
    airgunner
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    for some reason it wouldn't always turn on without unplugging and plugging it back in

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello airgunner, please contact our customer support at 877-878-4946 for assistance with your television. VIZIO

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap picture

    Posted
    Felix
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This tv is just not what I wanted ... the skin tones and clearity sucked

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      VIZIOEntertainmentExpert

      Hello Felix, Thank you for the feedback. A few things that might help you get the kind of picture quality you are looking for. First, make sure the Display is getting a hi-definition signal. This means making sure that you're source device (like a cable/satellite box) is capable of HD, and that it's connected to your Display with an HDMI cable that can deliver the HD picture. You can also change between pre-set picture modes on the display by pressing the PIC button on your remote. This will toggle between a few picture setting that look good in different situations. If your display is in a bright room try Vivid or Calibrated. If it’s in a dimmer room try Calibrated Dark. VIZIO