Vizio TruLED 55" XVT553SV HDTV Review

Posted: August 24, 2010
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.

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.


  • $1,800


  • 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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  • Technado

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    Posted: April 25, 2011 10:06 AM
  • ajac09

    lol vizio is he number one LCD seller in the country so you sell more more are returned. I know LOTS of people with them and LOTS of people that have 0 problems with them. Heck the wifes dads expensive sony LCD died after 13 months while our "cheaper" vizio has lasted 18 and we use it consistently to play games watch movies and such.

    Posted: August 29, 2010 6:04 PM
  • Joshua W.K.

    Vizios are the TOP brand of returned television in stores across the country. Good bargain because they are not made to last. Spend a few hundred dollars more on a TV that will last.

    Posted: August 28, 2010 7:43 AM
  • The Emperor's Champion

    Oh my god....they're finally starting to sort out the TV remote's deficiencies..... Now I just need a TV remote sized mouse/keyboard combo...

    Posted: August 25, 2010 10:45 PM
  • tha_destroyer_86

    i got the 55" vizio before they added the wireless cababilities still a good tv to have good pic quality for gaming

    Posted: August 25, 2010 8:35 PM
  • gentle

    Maybe time for a new TV.

    Posted: August 25, 2010 4:07 PM
  • dantastic4

    Now any HD set with wee wee kitty is a must buy.Great review guys.

    Posted: August 25, 2010 12:25 AM