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Questions & Answers for Vizio VIZIO 55" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV , E550VL

Question

Is Vizio Model E55OVL wall mountable?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on VIZIO 55" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV , E550VL
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it is wall mountable with the right mounting bracket.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
kwbrose
 - Tucson, Az
answer 2
yes just mounted ours not difficult and looks great the stand that comes with it was a little tricky to remove
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
mav1
 - syracuse,ny
answer 3
yes they are
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
kaydensmommie
 - somerset,pa
answer 4
Yes.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
ResearchMan81
 - Danbury, CT
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ragan1273
 - Rainbow City, AL
answer 6
Yes, mine is mounted.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
WANDO0212
 - Charleston, SC
answer 7
Yes, it is wall mountable w/ standard wall mounts. Wal-Mart has many good ones online. There are more affordable than ones found in the store. Just make sure it says it supports 55in TV weighing 78lbs.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
WalmartShopper1777
 - KC, MO
answer 8
Yes, just make sure you get the right wall mount, i would recommend checking vizio's website for a mount specifically made for the tv. this way you know it will fit and fit properly.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
thecrazylostie
 - Douglas, MA
answer 9
yes it is wall mountable and our Walmart has the mount.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
jimw511
 - KY
answer 10
YES!.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
RLBROOKS
 - Jacksonville, Fla.
answer 11
According to the user manual, yes it is. Just be sure to get the mount for the large 55" size and follow mounting directions supplied with the wall mount.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
GrandmaOhio
 - Medina, Ohio
Question

Is the stand a swivel stand?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
By
alanlrog
on VIZIO 55" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV , E550VL
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
no its not a swivel stand. just a regular one that doesn't move.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
kwbrose
 - Tucson, Az
answer 2
it is not
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
mav1
 - syracuse,ny
answer 3
No.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
ResearchMan81
 - Danbury, CT
answer 4
The stand is not swivel.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TN2008
 - Chicago, IL
answer 5
No it is a regular stand.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Fenfer24
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 6
Nope - Fixed. But it's sturdy.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
NeckNeck
 - Bloomington, IL
answer 7
No
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
chrissy71252
 - San Diego, California
answer 8
No.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Merk1994
 - Norfolk, VA
answer 9
No it is not
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Paulsaddiction
 - New Haven, CT
Question

Does this TV connect to the internet? I want to use pandora

I want to use pandora, netflix, youtube, etc.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
SonyaV
on VIZIO 55" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV , E550VL
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
this version of the tv does not have internet. you need to connect to a computer or other such to have internet on this model.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
kwbrose
 - Tucson, Az
answer 2
No.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
ResearchMan81
 - Danbury, CT
answer 3
Not natively. You'd have to add another device. This TV doesn't have an internet connection. Try a TIVO Premier, Wii, PS3, Roku, Xbox 360, etc....
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
NeckNeck
 - Bloomington, IL
answer 4
No.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
Merk1994
 - Norfolk, VA
answer 5
No internet.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
WANDO0212
 - Charleston, SC
answer 6
no it does not.
just bought one today
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
bhsk8er
 - killeen, tx
answer 7
The E550VL model does not connect to the internet. However, you can connect a laptop to it with a cable for video and a cable for sound.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
WalmartShopper1777
 - KC, MO
answer 8
According to CNET (http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/vizio-e550vl/4505-6482_7-34118523.html#reviewPage1), no: "The E0VL series reviewed here lacks the Internet and LED backlight options of the company's flagship XVT3 series...."
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Elipy
answer 9
As a stand alone tv, no it is not able to connect to the internet, but with many new devices coming out, like the logitech revue, you can make any hd tv an internet ready tv and use google tv to download apps like pandora, netflix, youtube, etc. Really is the future of TV and entertainment.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
thecrazylostie
 - Douglas, MA
Question

Do I have to have HD to view this TV?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Lafayette, La.
on VIZIO 55" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV , E550VL
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, it works with standard definition as well. Your picture just won't be as clear as HiDef.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
JarheadJimmy
 - Northern CA
answer 2
no you do not have to have hd to view this. you have many viewing options.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
kwbrose
 - Tucson, Az
answer 3
No. Depending on what your service provider has they usually have channels in regular 480 and their HD channels are in 720p. The TV will work just fine without HD channels but why would you buy an HDTV without hooking up an HD signal to it.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
NHMAN629
 - Derry NH
answer 4
I watch older VHS tapes and DVD's. There is slight "trailing" in the picture at times, but it has been minimal, along with some pixel distortion...also minimal. I haven't even plugged in the HDMI cables yet. Using the old red/white/yellow cables. HDMI is recommended and I am sure it would improve the overall quality, but I just got it for Christmas and haven't taken the time...lol. i.e. just watched "Terminator" on old VHS and it was fine.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Pullman, MI
answer 5
You do not need HD (high defintion) to view this tv.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TN2008
 - Chicago, IL
answer 6
No you dont need HD to view this tv. But if you plan on using the HD than you will need to have HD....otherwise it will give you a regular picture but still works and looks great.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Fenfer24
 - Minneapolis, MN
answer 7
No you can watch standard definition from cable or satellite boxes or DVD Players with the appropriate cables. Usually either component video/audio or composite cables.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Stareagle
answer 8
No, but you need HD to enjoy it's benefits.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
jglawrence
 - Southwest, VA
Question

if the tv is a"55 inch why is "52 inch in lenght?

asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
doggys
 - shivers
on VIZIO 55" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV , E550VL
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
The 55" measurement is diagonal, so it'll be longer than the width.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
JarheadJimmy
 - Northern CA
answer 2
tv size refers to a length from bottom left corner to top right corner.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
kwbrose
 - Tucson, Az
answer 3
55" is the diagonal measurement.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
ResearchMan81
 - Danbury, CT
answer 4
All TVs are sized by the Screen size measured diagonally. That's how it was with old tube TVs and that's still how it is done.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
NHMAN629
 - Derry NH
answer 5
Most TV's are measured diagonally. Haven't even measured mine yet...lol. Enjoying it too much :)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Pullman, MI
answer 6
Screen dimensions are measured diagonally.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
vhiziorrevr
answer 7
The 55" is measured from upper left corner to lower right corner and is the viewing area.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
teenager42
 - Gardena, Ca.
answer 8
Tv's are measured diagonally. corner to corner.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
lotusa
Question

Don't have HD only standard cable. Will it look OK?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Texas
on VIZIO 55" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV , E550VL
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes it'll work just fine.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
kwbrose
 - Tucson, Az
answer 2
It will look slightly worse than a SDTV without an HD signal, but it's not that bad.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
jglawrence
 - Southwest, VA
answer 3
Yes, I don't have HD as yet either and the picture is very crisp and clear. I can only imagine how well the HD service will enhance the imagery.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
Iswasto
 - Nazareth, PA
answer 4
Still looks good. Better than expected.
I am running standard cable.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
2feathers2
answer 5
overall the TV will look great, but you really might want to look at other TVs. all the features like, 120Hz, 100,000:1 contrast ratio only really apply to an HD signal. If you were thinking about going HD then yes, i would go this TV in a heart beat, but other than that it would look like any other tv.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
thecrazylostie
 - Douglas, MA
answer 6
I do not have the 55" but I have the 42" and I only have standard cable and mine looks GREAT- hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
ncbrowneyes97
 - Fayetteville, NC
answer 7
Any time you take a lower resolution picture (still picture or moving) and stretch it to a larger medium then it was designed for it will look pixelated and the color contrast will not be vivid or sharp. The good thing with a TV like this one is that they try and compensate for this by "line doubling". This helps and I have had friends and relatives that bought HD TVs hooked it to the cable box with standard connection or did not know to go to the HD version of the same channel on their HD cable box. They are happy with the picture (and much larger size).
So yes this will give you a good picture but when compared to an HD channel you will notice the difference big time. If you don't wish to upgrade your cable box then at least buy and HD antenatal to grab those Free local HD channels! This can be done with the cheapest antenatal out there. Although if you are far from the broadcasting antenatal a better quality and/or one that is powered (has a power adapter that plugs into an outlet) is a must. Don't ever blame the antenna for not working as your location and anything like buildings and mountains getting in the way is the problem.
Also keep in mind that some TVs will automatically stretch a non HD channel to fit the wide view of all TV's out there now. This makes everything look wider especially making people look fatter. If it does not (I prefer to see it this way) the non HD channel will be a square picture with black bars on the side of the picture. The picture may seem smaller but at least it's not distorted from it's original shape. Either way, this is a setting you can change and most remotes have a dedicated button for this.
For me it's worth it to have an HD cable box but remember that you have got to the HD version of the channels you watch that are usually in the thousands and sometimes end in the same as the non HD channels (if CBS is on 09 then the HD version might be 1009). Something to get used to but easy if you write them down.
One last thing if you do get an HD box and it's a DVR (records your shows) recording in HD takes a lot more room. Recording some worthwhile shows in HD and the rest in standard resolution (ie recording shows from the lower channels not the HD versions in the thousands) will slow you to record more before your DVR gets full.
I know this is much more info then you probably needed but others can benefit from it.....I hope :)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Remmmik
 - Orlando
Question

Does the Vizio LCD HDTV has Netflix?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
By
SirElvyn
on VIZIO 55" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV , E550VL
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
not this specific model.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
kwbrose
 - Tucson, Az
answer 2
we had to purchase a blue ray dvd player to do this there is a vizio 55 inch tv that does have it but it's not this one
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
mav1
 - syracuse,ny
answer 3
no.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
ResearchMan81
 - Danbury, CT
answer 4
Not built in.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
NeckNeck
 - Bloomington, IL
answer 5
No
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
WANDO0212
 - Charleston, SC
answer 6
No. unless you have an external device i.e.xbox360,ps3,wii.you can't access online content.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Shelbyville, IN
answer 7
no this one does not.
just purchased one today. got it home expecting the wireless and the vizio apps. but none...
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
bhsk8er
 - killeen, tx
Question

Which is best..the same size same price Sony on this site or this tv?

Thanks for any help, it's a hard decision LOL :)
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
xxDebxx
on VIZIO 55" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV , E550VL
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is a good TV, but if you can find the same size/Hz/price TV as a Sony, buy the Sony.
answered 3 years ago
By
ReviewerRobt
answer 2
we had a 52 inch sony previously purchased a 32 inch vizio prior to this tv we love vizio and did choose it over the sony and others
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
mav1
 - syracuse,ny
answer 3
i was told Vizio is made by sony.. so i would say save some cash and get a vizio we love ours!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
kaydensmommie
 - somerset,pa
answer 4
Read my review- with Sony you are paying WAY more than you need to just for the Sony name, Vizio has an excellent picture for hundreds of $ less, just make sure you have a surround sound system (read my review)
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
BugeyedTVWatcher
 - Prescott, AZ
answer 5
I'd go for the VIZIO. Heard of issues with the Sony's right now...THIS IS ONLY MY OPINION!!!!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Pullman, MI
answer 6
Sony is generally a better brand. I searched for a 55" Sony and I only found one for $1,497. I didn't see one for $998, so I cannot compare them for you.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
TN2008
 - Chicago, IL
Question

can you hook up a computer to this tv

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
ksy2k9
 - 19148
on VIZIO 55" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV , E550VL
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, using the RGB input on the TV.

Just like connecting your monitor to your PC.
answered 3 years ago
By
WallyMarter
 - Central. NJ
answer 2
Yes, I hooked up my laptop in minutes. I used a VGA/Audio to VGA/Audio jack (like $20 from cablemart dot com) and use the RGB input on the tv and I have picture and sound in no time.
answered 3 years ago
By
DrLoomis
 - Oaklyn, NJ
answer 3
you can hook up a computer to all of the vizio tv's. i currently have a 22, 27, 32,42,47, and 55. and they all work wonderfully.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
By
kwbrose
 - Tucson, Az
answer 4
Yes it has RGB hookup for computer. I haven't done this yet so really can't tell you much about it.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
JFBM
 - Hanover, Indiana
answer 5
Yes, just get an HDMI cord.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
damiensmommy4
 - Chandler, OK
answer 6
Yes,have mine hooked up to laptop w/vga,audio.Can also be hooked up through HDMI.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
caulkindog
Question

Is there any criteria to allow me to judge its anti-glare capabilities, or does it not have any?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on VIZIO 55" Class LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV , E550VL
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
My picture is viewable even in direct sunlight. No noticeable glare at all.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
JarheadJimmy
 - Northern CA
answer 2
it does not glare much at all. real good quality
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
ragan1273
 - Rainbow City, AL
answer 3
there really isnt any anti glare tech on it. just the ambient light sensor that will change the contrast and brightness settings to the changing light in the room.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
bhsk8er
 - killeen, tx
answer 4
According to CNET (http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/vizio-e550vl/4505-6482_7-34118523.html#reviewPage1): "The good: Inexpensive for a 120Hz LCD; excellent color in bright areas; video processing handles 1080p/24 correctly; matte screen works well in bright lighting; solid picture adjustment options."
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
Elipy
answer 5
well it has not shown any as my Toshiba DLP did.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
jimw511
 - KY
answer 6
THEY ALL HAVE SOME GLARE, YOU WON'T NOTICE IT!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
RLBROOKS
 - Jacksonville, Fla.
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