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Vizio M550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Vizio M550. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the remote control and sound are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the size. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Vizio M550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Vizio M550 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Views about the design and remote control are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated. Opinions about the size and sound are mixed. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: VIZIO M550NV 55-inch Full HD 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV (2010 Model)VIZIO M550NV 55-inch Full HD 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV (2010 Model)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Tony Leotta (

Vizio M550NV 55" RazorLED LCD Preview


VIZIO's M550NV55” Razor LED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps puts the best of the web righton your TV screen, giving you the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows,social networking, music, photos and more with just the push of a button!...

Aug, 2010

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Vizio M550SV Review – 55-inch LED LCD HDTV


The 55-inch model is launched by Vizio by targeting growing demand for the HD TV sets. It does not support the 3D technology, but offers much better and improved audio and video quality to access a wide variety of digital contentment. A user also gets...

However, the viewers will surely miss the absence of any option to directly access the digital content stored on USB devices, SD memory cards and personal computer. Vizio has included smart networking options to access internet on the TV screen without...

Jan, 2012

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Vizio M550NV Review – 55-inch LED LCD HDTV


Breaking the old convention of digital entertainment and taking HDTV's to the next level, Vizio comes up with the latest model called the Vizio M550NV. Gone are the days when the sole functions of the HDTV's were only to watch audio visuals. In this...

This model is currently priced at $1829.99 and it comes with one year parts warranty and labor free lifetime technical support. You can often find it cheaper on

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Vizio M550NV RazorLED LCD HDTV Reviewed


Vizio's M550NV 55-inch LCD offers Edge-lit LED lighting and 120 Hz. Adrienne Maxwell takes a look to see how it stacks up against the competition in a world where you can buy your HDTV at Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy or from a traditional AV retailer....

The edge-lit LED design allows for a slim cabinet, and Vizio addsSmart Dimming for more precise control of the LED lighting system toimprove black-level performance ; The 120Hz technology effectively reduces motion blur and offersmultiple settings to...

Edge-lit LED-based LCD TVs can suffer from brightness-uniformityissues. The Smart Dimming system likely isn't as precise as what youget from a full-array LED system with local dimming ; LCD viewing angles are not as good you'll find with a plasma TV ;...

At least on paper, the M550NVcertainly gives new edge-lit LED LCDs from the likes of Samsung andSony a run for their money. This TV has the same desirablefeatures--like Smart Dimming, 120Hz, built-in WiFi, a slim form factor,and a Web platform with...

Jul, 2010

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Great Deal


This is a great deal. I searched for a long time for a 55 inch and this was the best deal out there. I have had it for 4 weeks and have not had one problem. Poor sound has not been a problem for me. Great picture quality.

Dec, 2010

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This TV is pretty awesome


I shopped around for quite some time to find a great deal. This is it! This 55'' just blows everything else away. I've had it for about 3 weeks now and no issues at all. I upgraded from a 42'' plasma to this one. The wifi works great. The colors are so...

Dec, 2010

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Fantastic picture - great colors and a deep black


I had thought my older LCD TV had a good picture up until I got my new Vizio. Right out of the box the picture is very clear and the colors were great - absolutely no adjustment required. In my opinion, Sony nor any of the other manufacturers have...

Dec, 2010

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Vizio 55" 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV M550NV


To bad everyone couldn't own one!

Like all other Vizio products that i own...It's great right out of the box! We love it. Everything is easy to setup and everything works perfectly

Never a bad word about Vizio to speak of. The only thing that i had trouble trying to figure out was how to remove the neck and stand. It tells you in the book to use a thumb screw on the bottom of the base to remove it but there is no such screw to be...

Dec, 2010

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Couldn't be happier


I have been looking for an LED TV for a while. When I saw the value of this TV along with the reviews it got I knew I had found it. Then once it arrived it didn't disappoint. The picture is fabulous, and the widgets are great. It is so user friendly...

Dec, 2010

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Nice LED Edgle-Lit TV


The picture on the Vizio LED M Series compares to the Sony & Samsung series for hundreds less. It's very user friendly to set up. The remote has a full QWERTY keyboard that slides out making data entry a dream. The sound from the internal speakers is...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:SRS StudioSound HD
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:30


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):2000000:1
Display brightness:450
Display Diagonal:55
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:240
Response Time:5
Screen format adjustments:16:9
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):82.1


VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Picture-in-Picture: Yes


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n

Other Features


Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:7.4
Package height:35.4
Package weight:71
Package width:59.8


Audio formats supported:MP3
Card reader integrated: No
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
HDMI version:1.4
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):82.1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):10.6
Height (with stand):34
Package depth:7.4
Package height:35.4
Package weight:71
Package width:59.8
Weight with stand:57.8
Width (with stand):50.8