#4 VIZIO E550VA 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV, Black

VIZIO E550VA 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV, Black

  • 1080p Full HD
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 50,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD audio
  • Ambient Light Sensing technology

VIZIO E550VA 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV, Black

Product Description

VIZIO’s E550VA 55″ LCD HDTV delivers full 1080p HD picture quality with 120Hz refresh rate and superior audio at an amazing value. Includes SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD audio for advanced virtual surround sound and four HDMI ports to connect up to four HDMI devices to your TV. Exceeds Energy StarTM 4.0 guidelines to reduce energy consumption.


VIZIO’s E550VA 55″ LCD HDTV delivers full 1080p HD picture quality and superior audio at an amazing value. This flat screen LCD HDTV features a 120Hz refresh rate for razor sharp clarity, a 16:9 aspect ratio for theater quality viewing, SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD audio for advanced virtual surround sound, a 50,000: 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio proving you deeper blacks and brighter whites, and four HDMI ports to connect up to four HDMI devices to your TV. The E550VA also exceeds ENERGY STAR 4.1 guidelines when the panel is turned by way of its built-in ambient light sensing technology, which automatically adjusts backlight levels to the brightness of its surroundings. This equates to 61% less energy consumption than the 55″ 2009 model. Finally, the E550VA also supports the JPEG image format via USB, which means that it can also be used to play slideshows of images with family and friends.

VIZIO Ambient Lighting graphic

Auto-adjusting sensors provide efficient ambient lighting.

VIZIO 120Hz image processing graphic

120Hz processing for lifelike detail and a blur-free picture.

VIZIO Dynamic Contrast Ratio graphic

Deep blacks and brighter whites via a 50,000:1 ratio.

VIZIO Full 1080p graphic

Razor sharp clarity via full 1080p High-Def resolution.

Key Features

Front view of the VIZIO E550VA 55-inch 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTV

55-inches of rich detail, deep contrast, powerful sound and full 1080p in an affordable package.
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  • 55-inch LCD HDTV featuring 1920 x 1080 pixels and support for 1.06 billion colors and up to a 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Full 1080p High Definition Resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.
  • 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio giving you deeper blacks and brighter whites.
  • 120Hz refresh rate teamed with VIZIO’s Smooth Motion Video technology reduces judder giving you a smooth and fluid natural picture with lifelike detail.
  • Ambient Lighting is achieved as energy efficient sensors auto-adjust brightness for the perfect picture regardless of room conditions.
  • JPEG Image Format Support allows you to easily enjoy a slideshow of your family and friends via USB.
  • 178/178 Degree Horizontal/Vertical Viewing Angle results in a crisp and clear picture that is easily visible from just about anywhere in the room.
  • Two Built-in 15-watt Speakers provide clear room-filling sound.
  • SRS Audio Technologies: SRS TruVolume evens out dynamics to limit volume inconsistencies between programming, while SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high-definition surround sound out of the unit’s two speakers.
  • Included Remote is stylish and enables you to easily control every function of your TV.
  • ECO HD exceeds the current ENERGY STAR 4.1, saving you money on utilities, while limiting the impact on our planet.
  • Warranty: One year parts and labor, and free lifetime technical support.
Illustration of the back panel of the VIZIO E550VA 55-inch 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTV

Component, PC and other connections at the rear .
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  • HDMI (with HDCP): 4 (side)
  • Component Plus Stereo Audio: 1
  • RF: 1
  • USB: 1 (side; supports JPEG image format)
  • Computer Input (RGB): 1
  • SPDIF Digital Optical Output: 1
  • Stereo Audio Output: 1
  • TV with stand: 51.51″ x 34.32″ x 10.76″ (WxHxD); 76.06 pounds
  • TV without stand: 51.51″ x 32.50″ x 3.70″ (WxHxD); 75.04 pounds
  • What size TV should you get?

What’s in the Box

VIZIO E550VA 55-inch LCD HDTV, detachable base with thumbscrews, VIZIO VUR11 remote (includes 2 AA batteries), user manual, registration card, quickstart guide, power cord, screen cleaning cloth.

Side view of the VIZIO E550VA 55-inch 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTV showing HDMI and USB

4 HDMI, 1 USB and headphone jack conveniently located at the side.
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Technical Specifications

  • Screen Size: 55-inches
  • Tuner: ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner
  • Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Signal Compatibility: 1080P(HDTV), 1080I(HDTV), 720P(HDTV), 480P(EDTV), 480I(SDTV)
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1 w/DCR
  • Computer Support: 1920×1080, 1024×768, 800×600, 640×480 via VGA/HDMI
  • Brightness: 500 CD/m2 (typical)
  • Response Time: 6ms
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee: Yes
  • V-Chip: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • ATSC with 8VSB and QAM Demodulation: Yes
  • ATSC with MPEG-2 Decoding: Yes
  • NTSC Video Decoding via Video: Yes
  • Progressive Scan Video: Yes
  • Remote Control: VIZO VUR11
  • Panel Lamp Life (typical): 60,000 hours
  • Voltage Range: 120 Vac at 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 122W (AVG), <1W standby
  • Wall Mount Hole Pattern: VESA standard 400mm x 400mm

Learn More

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

Graphic for determining the right size HDTV for your room

With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

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Streaming the Way You Want It

Using an intuitive interface, customers can order movies right from their couch and enjoy instant playback without waiting for lengthy downloads or annoying commercials. Prices start as low as $.99 and no subscription fee is required.


Choose from thousands of movies and TV shows by browsing in the Amazon Video On Demand section on your VIZIO TV. Access and add to your virtual library of purchases via Amazon Video On Demand’s Your Video Library and re-watch anytime on your VIZIO TV, your PC or Mac and other compatible devices.

Rent or Buy

Renting and purchasing titles is a snap with the power of Amazon’s 1-click purchasing. Order new release movies and the latest TV shows right from your couch and you’re watching within seconds. Prices start as low as $.99.


Using your VIZIO TV, enjoy Amazon Video On Demand’s high quality video on any TV. Videos playback instantly, without waiting for a download. Purchases and rentals are added to Your Video Library and stored online by Amazon so you can conveniently watch them on your VIZIO television, PC or Mac, and other compatible devices.