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The Vizio VF552XVT TruLED is a LED backlit LCD HDTV that's stylish, powerful and energy sufficient.

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plenty of hook-ups available, enough for almost any household

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fast-moving subjects are rendered without blur or jitter

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WiFi setup is quick, easy and stable

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bezel design is simple while still being interesting with some nice added touches along the bottom

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web applications are well designed and easy to use

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picture has a 3D quality, seems like the scenes are there in the room with you

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does a good job upscaling SD content to look nearly HD

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One of the models in the company's XVT TruLED Series, the Vizio VF552XVT TruLED is a LED backlit LCD HDTV that's stylish, powerful and energy sufficient. The 55-inch screen television has 240Hz refresh rates and Smart Dimming Technology that helps create detailed picture quality that's optimized. Along with an Ambient Light Sensor that improves contrast, it has TruSurround HD and TruVolume that creates great sound quality that's clear and loud. Like similar models, the HDTV has 5 HDMI outputs, is Energy Star 4.0 compliant and has Bluetooth capability and Vizio Internet Apps that lets owners access on-demand movies, music and television shows.

  • 55-inch screen
  • LED backlighting LCD
  • 240Hz refresh rates
  • TruSurround HD and TruVolume
  • Smart Dimming technology
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Vizio Internet Apps provides access on-demand movies, television and music
  • Energy Star 4.0 compliant
  • 5 HDMI outputs
Post Review
02/03/2010 12:16

I've had my Vizio VF552 for a couple of weeks, now. Really, I am very pleased with it.
I bought my first HDTV nearly ten years ago. It was a pain to hook up with a mass of wires and complex antenna adjustment for broadcast reception. Took hours to set up. The Vizio VF552 was unpacked, put on the stand and hooked up in about ten minutes. I have three Direct DVRs and a blueray DVD player. Just plugged in the HDMI cable and went through the simple start up process. Even the wireless hookup to my secure router worked the first time. I think the remote is reasonably sturdy. The remote is light and easy to use. I like the input button on the opposite side of the remote from the tv on/off button. On an older Visio tv, the input button was next to the main on/off switch and I was forever turning the tv off when I wanted to switch inputs.
One problem with the sharp, bright picture is that you can see set lighting. Programs such as "Chuck" are so realistic you can tell when they are on a set.
My wife told me not to mess with the color adjustments. I think the as-receive adjustments are a bit too bright with over saturated colors. I backed off the settings slightly and I think it looks better. Trouble is that programs seem to have drastically different color values and saturation (e.g. "Miami CSI" seems to be grossly saturated.) Not the tv's fault.
The web materials seem to work okay, but I've only gone superficially into them. Most seem to want to set up subscriptions. Since I have a Direct package, it remains to be seen if any of the web services will be of value to me. But if and when something I like is available, this set should have that functionality.
All in all, I think the Vizio VF552 is a great value!

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