Now that the Christmas season is approaching fast, sales are going to go up in all areas including electronics. The best way to save some cash during this season is to shop the sales and do your research. Well if your looking for an amazing yet affordable HDTV, look no further than the Vizio VF551XVT.
This 55-inch LCD HDTV has a crazy amount of features for the $2,199 price tag. Vizio continues to provide affordable and up-to-date technology. The model is LED backlit with 240Mhz technology. Although the VF551XVT is 5 inches thick, this is because of Vizio’s TruLED backlighting technology that is utilized. This is comprised of 960 LEDs distributed across 80 blocks to allow for a even backlighting of the whole entire screen. The enormous 1920 x 1080 pixel LCD screen is surrounded by a 1.8-inch black bezel which isn‘t bad, but it does have a 2.5-inch-tall speaker bar that is a flashy silver that stands out quite a bit. This little shiny speaker has great sound quality though. It features a deep bass, realistic surround-sound effect, five audio presets (Flat, Rock, Pop, Classic, or Jazz), and the ability to create your own custom sound preferences with the built-in equalizer. The 78 pound monstrosity is supported by a sturdy black stand that unfortunately does not swivel.
The remote control that comes with the VF551XVT is a 8.6 inch wand that is glossy black with silver details. All of the buttons are clearly marked, backlit, and easy to press. The control can also be programmed to control up to three other devices besides the VF551XVT.
Pretty much any connectivity option that you want to use can be found on the VF551XVT. It features five HDMI ports, a 15-pin PC VGA connector and mini audio port for the PC sound card, two composite and component video and stereo audio ports, one optical SPDIF output, two sets of analog audio jacks, a coaxial cable/antenna jack, and a USB port for viewing photos and playing music and videos. Above all the ports in the front of the TV, lie the Power, Channel, Volume, Input-Selection, and Menu buttons.
The VF551XVT features advanced picture settings that include Noise Reduction, Smart Dimming, and Color Enhancement. Smart Dimming is the process by which the backlighting is raised and lowered to provide deeper levels of black. Other advanced features include Color Temperature and Smooth Motion. The Smooth Motion utilizes the 240Mhz technology to allow the best possible picture with no blurring. When the VF551XVT underwent a basic darkroom calibration, it turned in an average contrast ratio of 1173:1 which is amazing for the price of the TV.
To top everything off, the Vizio VF551XVT is extremely energt efficient. It uses an average of 168 watts of power. This means, using the average customers rate of use, that running your new HDTV will only cost you about $3.00 per month. The VF551XVT is definitely on board with the new energy efficiency demands.
So overall the Vizio VF551XVT is an incredible big screen TV that offers you tons of features for an extremely reasonable price. This is one of the best HDTV bargain deals available right now. If your looking for a new big screen, the VF551XVT should definitely be at the top of your list.