Vizio VF551XVT

  • Vizio VF551XVT
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  • This LED TV has 5 HDMI inputs.
  • Deep blacks, Effective remote control, Great value, 240Hz mode is improving.
  • Affordable 55-inch LED HDTV, 5 HDMI inputs, Good not great picture quality, Surprisingly robust sound system.


  • The Vizio VF551XVT does not offer a size larger than 47.
  • Limited user calibration options, Remote lacks discrete inputs, Only 1 component video input on rear of set

Expert reviews and ratings

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

The Vizio VF551XVT is a solid TV and but not the best on the...

By Audioholics on 85

The Vizio VF551XVT is a steal. We even found this TV at our local warehouse store for under $1800. At that price it's no wonder they are flying off the shelves. It's also not just inexpensive, it's got some excellent quality and features...

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By The Buzz Media on

As I mentioned, Im not a professional TV reviewer like Robert Heron. Im just a technical guy that loves a nice crisp HD picture and I wanted to take the time to write that the Vizio VF551XVT delivers that well when you give it a nice...

By Digital Trends on 70

Vizios VF551XVT offers full-array LED backlighting on a budget, if you can stomach the dingy industrial design....

By Home Theater Review on 80

All in all, I'm very impressed with the VF551XVT's performance. It doesn't have the refinement I've seen from the best higher-end panels, but its picture quality is really quite good. It's an excellent all-purpose TV, well suited for...

By Home Theater on

Superb video processing , Improved menu operation and calibration controls , So-so black level and shadow detail on real-world material At the 2009 CES, Vizio took the wraps off of its first LCD HDTV with LED backlighting and local dimming, which...

By Home Theater HiFi on

In the world of flat panel HDTVs, VIZIO has the largest market share, mainly because right from the start, they offered good quality at very low prices. This forced the competition to lower their prices as well, but VIZIO still is the least...

By AVguide on 100

With the arrival of their VF551XVT, Vizio joins the ranks of LCD flat panel makers offering LED backlighting with local dimming A little over six years or so ago, I transitioned from a career in audio and video product development and marketing...

By PC Mag on 80

Despite an uninspired design and some minor picture issues, the 55-inch, LED-based Vizio VF551XVT delivers an overall solid picture and is one of the best HDTV bargains you'll find. And, it won't boost your electric...

By HDTVexpert on

First getting started with wholesale clubs like Costco and Sam’s Club, Vizio is also in Wal-Mart and Sears. Taking a page from Samsung, the company advertises extensively during the fall football season. And its lineup of TVs covers all of the...

By Big Picture Big Sound on 88

Plenty of consumers very much want enhanced frame rates on their LCD HDTV (even if I'm not yet convinced but hey, at least I can deactivate it), and they also want local-dimming LEDs, they just don't realize it yet. With impressive size,...

By cnet on 77

Sure, it has a few flaws, but nothing fatal prevents the local dimming, LED-backlit Vizio VF551XVT from exhibiting excellent LCD picture quality for the buck. Read full...