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Tech Review: Vizio TruLED 55" HDTV

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Posted August 25, 2010 - By Moye Ishimoto

Vizio TruLED 55" XVT553SV HDTV Review »


With a 10 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 240 Hz smooth motion and built in wireless, the Vizio TruLED 55" XVT553SV HDTVV offers a solid television viewing experience. Chris Hardwick and Kevin Pereira review this TV and its slide-out keyboard remote control that sells for $1,800.

Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

What You Need To Know

  • This is the sleekest Vizio television we've ever reviewed.
  • All the inputs are underneath or on the side so wall-mounting this TV should be no problem.
  • It's only 3" thick but features a standard, run of the mill design.
  • It has built-in Wi-fi, access to Internet apps and a remote control with a slide out keyboard, all of which work well.
  • The built-in Wi-fi is great because we hate running cables to every TV we review.
  • Vizio's Internet apps are second to none with Flickr, Twitter, Netflix, Facebook, Pandora and access to a ton of online videos.
  • Using the interface was fast, easy and pretty much exactly what we want.
  • Vizio was smart to include a slide-out keyboard on their remote control, so searching for online content is easy.
  • You can type just like you would on a cell phone.
  • The remote control is also Bluetooth enabled so you don't have to point it at the TV.
  • Vizio is known as a budget brand, and sometimes their picture quality corresponds to that, but this TV looks pretty good.
  • The blacks are very deep because this TV has 120 zones of local dimming LEDs.
  • As usual, you might get some blooming with scenes that have a lot of contrast.
  • Colors are accurate and warm, but not as vivid as we'd like them to be.
  • The 240 Hz smooth motion processing works pretty well but if it's turned up, you will see a lot of video processing and artifacting.

Price

  • $1,800

Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The features and picture quality are really good, and it's one of the best buys we've seen on an LED TV.

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