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Vizio Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV

Introducing the new E-series slim frame design. The VIZIO 50" Class LED Smart TV is shattering the mold in a way only VIZIO can, with high-quality design and picture at the best value. Enjoy crystal-clear action and eye-popping images in 1080p Full HD and 120Hz effective refresh rate. A stunningly slim outer frame lets you enjoy TV with a narrower border around the picture for a more immersive experience.The Vizio E500i-A1 50" LED HDTV is shattering the mold in a way only Vizio can, with high-quality design and picture at the best value. Enjoy crystal-clear action and eye-popping images in 1080p Full HD and 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate on this 3.19" ultra-slim Vizio LED HDTV. A stunningly slim outer frame lets you enjoy TV with a narrower border around the picture for a more immersive experience on the Vizio E500i-A1 50" LED HDTV. And since this 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV comes with Built-in WiFi and Vizio Internet Apps, you get instant access to a world of streaming media.
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Questions & Answers for Vizio Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV

Question

Surround sound bar necessary? If so what type?

asked 6 months ago
By
Jannyx
on Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV
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answer 1
No, this unit has built in Studio Sound.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Yes it needs a sound bar. Any quality sound bar will work.
answered 6 months ago
By
naungst
answer 3
No its not necessary great sound without it
answered 6 months ago
By
Eunice6766
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I read the review regarding fuzziness. Why is the view fuzzy?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Roz
on Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV
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answer 1
a loose connection or bad cable can cause this. if that doesnt fix the problem take tv back for a another one.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
gadgeking
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

The TV offers 1080p Full HD resolution for a crystal-clear picture.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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Does this tv automatically turn down commercials volume?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
D
on Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV
2 answers
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answer 1
NO
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BargainShopperAZ
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

Yes, the TV does offer SRS TruVolume for your convenience.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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when will this tv be available

no dealers have this e500ia1 in stock
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
George
on Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV
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answer 1
order it online and have it sent to your local walmart for pickup.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
gadgeking
answer 2
I know the problem. I had the same one. Both Best Buy and Walmart now have them in stock.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Dodd216
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I have Cable TV via Comcast. Can this unit be set up for cable?

I have seen many HDTV's that only carry WiFi and you must have a router to pick up Netflix etc. Is this the case with this unit?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Chaz
on Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV
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answer 1
You must have a router in any case, weather you use Ethernet or Wi-Fi. This unit has both types of inputs.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
DunhamsDen
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

Yes, the TV has several inputs to connect to cable TV which include HDMI, component, AV and a coaxial input. It also does have WiFi ability to connect to your home network to allow access to the internet applications that the TV offers such as Netflix

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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can I use tethering from my cell phone to use the wi-fi?

I use the tethering from cricket to go online. Is this fast enough to use netflix and other apps on the e500i-ai?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
lildre
on Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV
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answer 1
Probably not. Streaming video requires a lot of bandwidth. About 2.5 mbps for standard definition movies and about 6 mbps for HD. If it worked and you have data caps on your Cricket service, it would be very expensive.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
DunhamsDen
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

We recommend an Internet speed of 3mps to stream content on your TV.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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Does this tv have true motion picture

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Mauricio
on Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV
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answer 1
NO
answered 8 months ago
By
Quicksand30
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

The TV offers many options to adjust the picture. The different picture modes are standard, movie, game, vivid, football, gold, basketball and baseball.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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Does the 8 watt speakeras provide adequate sound?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
steve
on Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV
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answer 1
It does for me. I have it mounted in a large bedroom and I find it adequate. If you want booming audio you may consider connecting it to your audio system.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
DunhamsDen
answer 2
The speakers are ok but in order to really have the sound match the TV. You might want to invest in at least a sound bar for the TV.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
Educate2012
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can u connect a smart phone and stream netflix via said phone ?

I plan to connect my phone to my tv and watch netflix if that is possible.
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
By
tbaby1123
on Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV
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answer 1
Since this is a Smart TV, you wouldn't need to connect your phone to stream Netflix. The TV connects to the internet on its own so you can log into your Netflix account directly from the TV. Unless you don't have a wifi connection, that is.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
kentuckygirl34
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

The TV offers HDMI, a shared component/AV input and coaxial to connect your devices.

Thanks again and have a great day.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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remote control

Does this offer a qwerty keyboard or if I purchase a qwerty keyboard separately will it work with this t.v.?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
rothburydrive
on Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV
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answer 1
Bought one on Ebay for 27.00, works perfectly.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
NOAHP
answer 2
Thank you for inquiring about our product.

The TV does not support a QWERTY keyboard or QWERTY keyboard remote.

Thanks and have a great day!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
VIZIOEntertainmentExpert
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