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

Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV
alaScore 88

5 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the remote control and value for money.

image quality, design, size

value for money, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Vizio E500i-A1 50" 1080p 120Hz LED (3.19" ultra-slim) HDTV with Built-in WiFi Smart TV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Vizio E500i-A1

 

When Vizio told us many sizes in its mainstream E series would get the benefits of local dimming, I was intrigued. That feature, designed to dim the backlight in discrete sections to enhance black levels and contrast, is rare on today's LCD TVs and...

The Vizio E0i series shows deep black levels, a uniform screen, and commendable bright-room performance, making it a solid midlevel LCD TV. The Smart content selection is excellent. With its thin bezel, the set has a more compact, sleeker look than...

The set's local-dimming system can cause crushing, obscuring shadow detail; the dimming effect can be very obvious on some scenes; the so-called 120Hz refresh rate does nothing to improve picture quality.

The Vizio E series offers picture quality nearing the more expensive M series and is a very good choice if you value its Smarts and styling.

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Vizio E500i-A1 Review

 

Vizio E0i series information: The review below is based on our time spent with the 42-inch E420i-A0 TV. However, the observations made also apply to the nine other models in this series. Samsung says that sets offer identical features (save weight and...

Good picture quality ; Relatively slim design ; Excellent Smart TV platform ; Great feature set ; Affordable

Minor white washout on select mediums ; Occasional jitter in fast-paced scenes ; Smart Dimming feature lowers picture quality

Those looking to move into the 1080p Smart TV arena without breaking the bank will find the Vizio E500i-A1 a formidable contender.

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"VIZIO Has Won Me Over!"

 

I was reluctant to purchase this TV at first as it was only my second HDTV purchase and my first one was a 43 inch Samsung plasma TV. The Samsung's panel died on me about 2 weeks ago after working great since I bought it in May 2011. Luckily, I had...

Decent picture quality and contrast

Cheap (non-QWERTY) remote

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Buy the Extended Warranty

 

For the guy who bought it without an extended warranty - shame on him, not very smart!

Works absolutely Great

None what soever

Consumer review by:

6 weeks

 

I called Newegg after the picture went all green just 6 weeks after we got the set and only about 3 weeks after Christmas (Wrapped up under the tree till then). No exchange past 30 days and it's taken Newegg a week to tell me to call their vendor and...

Great picture while it worked ; Good size ; Easy hookup

Died after 6 weeks