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Vizio P50HDM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews of Vizio P50HDM. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The sound and image quality are also mentioned favorably. Views about the durability and reliability are mixed, and the remote control and tuner get negative comments.

price, image quality, sound, usability, design

tuner, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Vizio P50HDM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Vizio P50HDM from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People really like the design and usability. The sound and image quality also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the tuner and color.

price, image quality, sound, usability, design

size, color, tuner

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vizio 50" Plasma Hdtv -P50Vizio P50HDM 50" 1366x768 / 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio / HDMI / HD Plasma Display w/Speakers and StandVizio P50HDM 50-inch Plasma HDTV TV

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Kevin Miller (

Vizio P50HD review: Vizio P50HD


Review summary Editors' note: We have not reviewed this model, but according to Vizio, it is almost identical to the P50HDM . The only differences are that the P50HDTV includes an HDTV tuner and that it's slightly more expensive. Otherwise, the...

Relatively inexpensive; impressive black-level performance; video processing includes 2:3 pull-down decoding; accurate color decoding; two HDMI inputs.

False-contouring artifacts; noisy fan; lacks a CableCard.

With commendable image quality and plenty of connections, the relatively inexpensive Vizio P50HDTV 50-inch plasma is the best value in its class.

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Laura Blackwell (

Vizio P50 HDM


The first thing to understand about the Vizio 50-inch P50 HDM is that it's a plasma HD monitor, not a full-fledged plasma HDTV. This means that it forgos an analog NTSC tuner and a digital ATSC tuner, instead requiring an external tuner to display any...

Low price Easy to set up

No NTSC or ATSC tuner Image quality could be better

Vizio's 50-inch P50 HDM plasma HDTV monitor doesn't require the same cash outlay as a full-fledged plasma HDTV. However, if you're on a budget and don't mind messing with external tuners, check out Maxent's MX-50X3. Like the Vizio, the Maxent 50-inch...

May, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Robert Heron (

Vizio P50 HDM


Screen Size (Diagonal): 50 inches, Supported EDTV and HDTV Resolutions: 480i, Supported EDTV and HDTV Resolutions: ...

Excellent value. Good image quality with standard and high-definition video. Clean, easy-to-navigate menu system.

Slight banding artifact (false contouring) in dark scenes. Some scaling issues with 1080i video sources.

The Vizio P50 HDM is the least expensive 50-inch plasma display I've seen to date, and I came away impressed by its good overall picture quality and selection of A/V inputs. Although not perfect, its few flaws are easier to accept knowing that it's an ama

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Adrienne Maxwell (

Vizio JV50P "Jive" Plasma HDTV Reviewed


If you are looking for good quality HDTVs and a reasonable price, Vizio is always a good company to turn to. For audiophiles, this is the only model in Vizio's lineup that offers a true surround sound add-on package. This set also offers numerous...

The JV50P's good detail, color and contrastcombine to produce an attractive image with high-definition sourceslike HDTV and Blu-ray ; Plasmas do not suffer from motion-blur or viewing-angle limitations ; The wireless multi-channel audio system is a...

The JV50P plasma does not have a 1080p resolution ; The TV does only an average job of displaying standard-definitioncontent and may not be the best choice for someone who still watches alot of SDTV ; The inclusion of just one digital audio input means...

TheJV50P "Jive" system is a good choice for the person who primarilywatches HD programming and wants a simple, non-intrusive surround soundsolution. It's a good fit for a smaller living room or as a secondarysystem for a bedroom or den.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: default (

Vizio VP50HDTV 50" Plasma TV


Vizio has quickly established a reputation for outrageous flat-panel bargains at big-box retailers such as Costco and Sam's Club. At the same time, many of its products offer some serious bang for very few bucks. At a list price of only $1500, the...

It may seem that I’m being hard on the VP50HDTV, but in the context of its ridiculously low list price of $1500 (half the price of the most expensive plasma in this survey), the drawbacks are relatively minor, and its less-than-perfect performance can...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (

Vizio JV50P Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV


In the tests we conducted, the image quality of the JV50P remained excellent throughout – it is comparable to most mid-priced plasmas. We didn't encounter any signs of ghosting, and the wide viewing angle ensured that picture remained saturated. It... gives the Vizio JV50P Plasma HDTV 8/10 stars!

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: (

Vizio JV50P Jive Plasma HDTV


The Basics: Vizio has established itself as one of the leading providers of reasonably priced LCD and plasma HDTVs. The JV50P is a unique product in the company's line, as it combines a plasma panel and 5.1-channel audio system to create a more...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Dick De Jong (

VIZIO JV50P Plasma HDTV Video Review


With a 15,000:1 Contrast ratio, the picture quality on the 720p JV50P was consistently strong when displaying HD content. Persnickety videophiles may wish to check out the more expensive new breed of 1080p plasmas.

The VIZIO JV50P is a meat and potatoes HDTV. It wouldn't be my first choice for a home theater. But for the price, this 50" plasma, with a 5.1 surround system thrown in, would be a great addition to a game room.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: HDTV Solutions (

VIZIO JV50P 50" Plasma HDTV Review


The VIZIO JV50P is a meat and potatoes HDTV. It wouldn't be my first choice for a home theater. But for the price, this 50" plasma, with a 5.1 surround system thrown in, would be a great addition to a game room.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Al Griffin (

Test Bench: Vizio P50HDTV 50-inch Plasma HDTV


The component-video inputs, in contrast, showed only a mild -5% red error. Red and blue color points proved reasonably accurate, although green measured as more of a yellowish green.

Great price

Some false-contouring artifacts

It wasn't all that long ago that I found myself amazed at the prospect of 42-inch plasma TVs dipping below $2,000. But now that the Vizio P50HDTV 50-inch plasma HDTV has hit the streets, I'm going to have to adjust to the idea of 50-inch models selling...

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

The VIZIO P50 HDTV Widescreen 50-in Plasma TV offers a HDTV display capability at 720P and 1080i allowing you to enjoy High Definition content in either format. This product offers a high 1,000 cd/m2 Brightness at a 1366 x 768 native resolution, and an unprecedented 10,000: 1 max Contrast Ratio. Using VCV (VIZIO Color Vision), this Plasma TV can display 6,144 shades of gray in 231 Billion colors for a brilliant, colorful picture.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Product Line:V VIZIO

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:50in
Diagonal Size (cm):127cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:8-VSB / ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Picture-out-of-picture (POP)
TV Tuner Presence: Yes