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Vizio P50HDM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Vizio P50HDM. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The sound and image quality are also mentioned favorably. The remote control and tuner get negative comments. The size and reliability get mixed comments.

price, image quality, sound, usability, design

tuner, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Vizio P50HDM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Vizio P50HDM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Vizio P50HDM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and sound. The usability and image quality also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the durability, while some have doubts about the tuner and size.

price, image quality, usability, sound, design

reliability, size, tuner

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

Nov, 2020

Expert review by : Kevin Miller (cnet.com)

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (hometheaterreview.com)

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 (avguide.com)

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

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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...

YouReviewElectronics.com gives the Vizio JV50P Plasma HDTV 8/10 stars!

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : AVRev.com (avrev.com)

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 (hdtvsolutions.com)

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 (hdtvsolutions.com)

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 (soundandvision.com)

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

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