VIZIO - 50" Class - LED - E-Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD Home Theater Display with HDR

Introducing the all-new VIZIO SmartCast E-Series 50-inch Class Ultra HD Display. With Ultra HD resolution for incredibly sharp detail that's 4x the resolution of 1080p Full HD, the E-Series collection also features a powerful full array LED backlight for superior picture performance and a vibrant contrast. And with the latest SmartCast experience delivering popular top apps like Netflix directly on the big screen with the included remote. Additional connected features include Chromecast built-in, and voice control compatibility with the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • 2x AAA batteries
    • Owner's manual
    • Stand
    • VIZIO 50" Class - LED - E-Series - 2160p - Smart - 4K UHD Home Theater Display with HDR
    • XRT 135 remote control

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1151 out of 1296)

    Features


    Tuner-Free home theater display

    Play content from cable, satellite set-top boxes, game consoles, Blu-ray players and more. If an external antenna is used to watch local over-the-air broadcast TV, a TV tuner is required (sold separately).

    XLED

    Powerful full-array local dimming backlight technology delivers superior light uniformity and picture performance compared to edge-lit LED backlight displays.

    Xtreme Black Engine

    With 10 local dimming zones, dynamically adapts the backlight brightness to the on-screen image to produce deep black levels.

    All-new remote

    Easily set up, control and adjust settings on your VIZIO display with the included remote. The built-in app buttons make it easy to launch your favorite apps like Netflix with a touch of a button.

    Access Apps on the Big Screen

    Browse and launch popular apps directly from the big screen using the all-new remote. This new smart experience makes you discover new shows including movies in 4K Ultra HD.

    Turn your phone into a powerful touchscreen remote

    Simply tap to stream content to the big screen with the free VIZIO SmartCast Mobile app.

    49.5" screen (measured diagonally from corner to corner)

    A great size for a living room or mid-sized home theater space.

    2160p resolution for breathtaking HD images

    Watch 4K movies and shows at 4x the resolution of Full HD, and upscale your current HD content to gorgeous, Ultra HD-level picture quality.

    Watch high dynamic range (HDR) content on your Home Theater Display

    With an HDR-compatible 4K display, you can enjoy HDR movies and TV shows, in addition to all your current content.

    Smart TV with access to streaming services for countless entertainment options

    Stream shows, movies, games and more with the display's built-in Wi-Fi and integrated apps.

    VIZIO SmartCast app

    To access available smart content on your Home Theater Display, download this free app to a compatible smartphone or tablet. It also turns that device into a powerful touch-screen remote.

    Chromecast Built-in

    In order to cast your favorite shows, movies, music and more, you must download the Google Cast app and use your compatible mobile device along with cast-enabled apps to send content right to your Home Theater Display.

    Works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for voice control

    Ask either voice assistant (device required) to help you play movies, shows and more. Plus, control other connected devices like lights for a better viewing experience.

    Advanced sound

    Two 10W speakers and virtual DTS Studio Sound.

    4 HDMI inputs for the best home theater connection

    High-speed HDMI delivers up to 2160p picture and digital surround sound in one convenient cable. HDMI cable not included.

    1 USB input

    Easily connect a USB storage device for viewing compatible photo and video files or for updating the TV's firmware. USB cable sold separately.

    TV tuner is required and sold separately if you use an external antenna for broadcast TV signals.

    Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.

    Google Cast works with a compatible iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, MacBook or Windows laptop, or Chromebook.


    Customer rating

    4.4
    89%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great image & features- but this tech is concerned

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

      This was my first 4k and also Smart TV. Up until this purchase, I've had a bevy of devices connected to my dumb TV. I'm a tech guy by trade and I'm all about that, and the features this TV offered. The refresh rate is.. relaxing and comfortable on my eyes. It's a weird, hard to describe difference, but I attribute the lack of strain while watching TV to the refresh & resolution of this TV. Oddly, it's starting to change my dreams, but it feels good! I like the built in android device (chromecast, etc), and that the TV has both ethernet & wifi. I was able to plug in an old xbox with component cables (thus freeing up an HDMI port), as well as hook up (SPDF) my already existing surround sound system without effort. The power usage is great, though I do have it in full-off mode instead of standby (standby allows you to turn it on by casting a video to it). The TV also doesn't make much heat. The price, size & features were what sold me on this product. That, and I desperately needed to upgrade from my 1000BTU, 20 year old plasma TV. However, I have gripes: 1. Smart TV's gather a LOT of your data, and do weird things with it. Seriously, they figure out what devices are coming from your home internet and link them together for advertising and selling to others, and that's like, basic level scary. it doesn't even get into them working with other advertisers to build profiles about you, recording you through a microphone, or basic TV monitoring stuff. Read the TOS of your smart TV during setup - don't just hit NEXT, OK, NEXT, OK -- in fact, you can decline some of the services they're offering. Please look at these menus critically and know that you don't have to have them track you to be able to cast to your phone. 2. Some of the invasive monitoring services you can't decline - and have to be turned off in the settings. The kicker, it's not where you'd expect the option to be, it's hidden, nested in a "reset to factory" menu. This kind of behavior, to me, signifies a companies attitude toward their consumers. 3. The sound from the built-in speakers is bad. I think it's 2x5w speakers. You'll likely want an alternative sound source, especially since you're getting a Ultra-HD TV. The company makes a sound bar which compliments & interacts with the TV, but take that in consideration with the above. Also, the TV worked without any issue at all with a SPDF connection, which many non-portable devices seem to have. 4. Only one of the HDMI ports displays on this model is True 4K @120hz, as well as the casting feature. The HDMI ports are 4k but 60hz (computer shows 59.90) 5. My PC says that it can stream 8K to it, but apparently I don't have a device which can provide useful 8K to the TV to confirm whether it's down sampling. The computer's desktop is tinier, if that's helpful. 6. Not all of the adjustments options are clearly labeled - I've noticed (my friends haven't...) that the TV seems to shift in brightness as the content of what it's displaying changes. I've gone through the settings and can't seem to find this option. 7. They push the smart phone app, which I haven't tried. But I have a feeling it's the key to more features. I also think they're using it as incentive to join their creepy surveillance / people-sales program (smart TV terms of service). I'm happy enough being able to use the 'google cast' feature, which is seemingly, literally, everywhere nowadays.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good "Basic" TV for Seniors

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

      This 50-inch Visio (E50-E3) is a great TV for seniors on a limited budget. It’s hard to beat its $399 price. I found it easy to connect this TV to my DISH satellite TV system; a cable/ WiFi system works just as well. The picture quality and color is excellent. CAUTION: You will need to buy a tuner and antenna for free over-the-air reception. An auto-SETUP narrative appears on the screen when you power up this TV for the first time. Seniors can skip the complex WiFi setup by pressing the “arrow-Enter” button on the TV’s remote (center of circle). NOTE: This system is designed primarily for the “NOW generation” who will connect this TV to their smart phone or tablet. If you skip the complex WiFi setup process, you wind up with a “Model-T” remote controller; that is, a remote that lacks a numeric keypad to select channels. Instead, there is a “+ or –“ button to change channels. But this is OK for me, because I use the numeric keypad on my DISH remote to select desired channels. Aside from the missing keypad, the TV’s remote controller works very well. It has buttons to easily adjust color, sound, aspect ratio, input, as well as a mute, power, and channel UP/DOWN button. My only disappointment is an annoying amount of “pixel flutter” when I watch football games. This only occurs when the camera switches to distant aerial and fans-in-the-stands views. Since I don’t see this occurring in store displays, I suspect the cause is a data-delay in my DISH satellite feed. No pixel-flutter occurs for close-up shots of field activities, players, refs, etc. BOTTOM LINE: “You get what you pay for”. If you want a large-screen full-feature TV with a better remote controller, buy a more expensive brand/model. As a basic no-frills TV, this one is great for normal TV shows and news, as well as DVD or streaming movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Value UHD TV on the market

      Posted
      Boregard

      This TV is a hidden gem in my opinion. Some of the first couple of reviews that got posted were negative and brought down the ratings a bit, so when I went to the Best Buy in El Segundo, CA on black friday, I was happy to snag this one. The other reviewers must have a bad cable setup or slow wifi or something because I had no problem. I literally was watching football through the ESPN app within 10 minutes of pulling it out of the box very straight forward. Picture is beautiful. Make sure you have a fast wifi connection, preferably the new 5 GHz networks that have been out for a few years. It has a feature that allows you to control it through your smart phone or tablet, make sure your phone or tablet has strong signal before you set it up. Hold your phone close to the TV during setup, it connects via blue tooth. Picture is beautiful, the review that complained about a bad picture I think was using old school COAX cable. I've found the picture to be crystal clear, I'm very happy with it. It will be difficult to find a better deal on a UHD TV. I've had another HD vizio for a few years and have been very happy with it. Had a samsung plasma before that and they are comparable.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of The Better 4K TV Out There

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

      This product is great for what it offers, there are some pros and cons to this product as any others. Overall I would recommend this for a lower budget TV. Video Quality: 4K @120Hz is good for the price, I did not expect the best quality coming from this price range but I was amazed by what it produced. When a 4k player is plugged it that is when things get amazing, beside that your average HD cable box will be just fine. When using the built-in Chromecast the quality of the shows will not be in 4K. I do not think that this TV comes with the Chromecast Ultra that supports 4K. In addition, you will need a pretty good router that can stream quality feeds to your TV. If your connection is coming from the other side of your home, I would recommend plugging this unit in directly with an ethernet cable. Sound Quality: The basic sounds that a TV can produce, it can reach a pretty good volume but it should be accompanied at least by a sound bar that way it will give you better quality than just the original speakers. Features: ChromeCast built in is not that useful, I bought the TV thinking that it was going to be a smart TV like most other smart TVout there. Although there is a Chromecast that comes with it , you still need a device that will stream the application. This TV had tied up one of my devices as it is used only as the remote and internet browsing since I have to bring it along with me if I want to watch tv on it. The remote that it comes with is minimal, to access a lot more feature you will need to download the app and use that as a remote. Build: It is light making it easy to mount. The remote should be a little more integrated with the TV but after having that app on your phone or tablet the remote is no longer needed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great TV for the price!!

      Posted
      Mundo

      So, I have been eye balling 4K TV's for some time now. I needed to upgrade from my 32 Samsung LCD. Nothing wrong with it, just wanted to get my hands on a 4K since the sales were going on. If you are not a tech person, this tv may be confusing, and difficult to use. For those of you in the tech world, great TV, and picture quality is awesome! Obviously there's no 4K content but the videos on YouTube shows how these TV's perform. As far as gaming, I have an Xbox one and it looks awesome! Can't imagine how the one S performs on this TV (now I have to upgrade) lol. I've only had the TV for about an hour into writing this review and I'm not one to write reviews, let me tell you. Don't think twice about buying the TV. These TV's are pretty much manufactured by SONY, so what your getting is close to the Bravia series, without the Bravia price. Only major difference I noticed between the Bravia and Vizio. Bravia had thinner edges and HDR (high danamic range) which enhances far beyond the human eye can notice. Hope my review helps with your TV decisions, and no, I'm not a vizio rep or bestbuy supporter.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Stay Away

      Posted
      Slickrick44

      I received this tv the other day. I liked the features and the price was right. After using the tv I noticed that the black coloring was horrible especially in dark scenes. You could see blocks of light and dark blacks. It made it look like the Leggo movie. I messed with the setting for two days and finally broke down and called tech support. Vizio tech support asked me to take pictures of the problem (1 of the whole tv and two others zoomed in to show the problem). I did exactly as they said. The tech then told me that the pictures were distorted. I told him that they were not and that was actually the picture on the tv that I was complaining about. He told me to take more pictures with a different camera. I told him I didn't have another camera and could not change the compression rate on my current one. He advised me there was NOTHING he could do then. Award winning support my a!@. This is the first vizio I bought and the last. Returning it to Best Buy tomorrow. My 9 year old Sanyo tv has a better picture even in 720P! Look at the woman's cheek in the pic

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Must use a second device for streaming

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

      I love the picture quality and it was very easy to set up, the only problem with this TV is that you need to have the Vizio App on a second device to cast to the tv to stream netflix and other streaming services. There are no pre-installed apps or any way to install apps for simple viewing. All streaming is through casting and you need the app on your mobile or tablet.. I misunderstood it to be a smart tv, The remote that came with this tv it is a dumb remote with volume and picture buttons only. You can bypass the casting if you have cable, but for the best results and a quality picture, you must use the casting feature, it gets stuck sometimes in the middle of streaming as it is through the wifi and Vizio App. I liked my other Vizio Smart Tvs that had the apps already installed and with a remote that only needed a push of a button. Thanks for reading.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent TV for the price

      Posted
      Brian

      I bought this 50-inch TV on Cyber Monday for $220 off retail price, so I paid $379.99 and picked it up in store the next day. For that price, I feel it is an excellent TV. I was looking for a refresh rate of 120 Hz, and the Samsung TVs that were similar in price only had a 60 Hz refresh rate, so I decided to go with this VIZIO. The picture is very clear and sharp for football games as well as general TV shows and movies. I haven't been able to watch anything in 4k yet because my cable company does not offer any 4k programming, and the built-in Chromecast does not support Netflix's 4k shows or movies (Netflix 4k is only compatible with the Chromecast Ultra, so far). If you want to watch 4k programming, you'll need to purchase an Ultra Blu-ray player, the new Playstation 4 Pro, the new Xbox One S, the Chromecast Ultra, TiVo VOLT, or wait until your cable/satellite provider begins offering 4k set-top boxes. The 1080p programming still looks great, however, so I'm happy with it for now until I buy some 4k equipment down the road. My previous TV was a 32-inch LG, and the picture quality on this is definitely better. If you don't mind purchasing the extra equipment to enjoy 4k programming, or you're happy with 1080p for now, I would recommend this TV.

      I would recommend this to a friend





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