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  • Best of Year 2012
  • Editors' Choice

VIZIO E552VLE Smart LCD HDTV

55 in.

An inexpensive, mid-range LED TV that’s odd in every way.

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Front

Front Tour Image

Back

Back Tour Image
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Sides

Sides Tour Image

Stand/Mount

Stand Photo
The stand is a big plastic pedestal that doesn't swivel.

On-set Controls

The on-set controls for the E552VLE don't do anything new in terms of functionality, but they're certainly on the more "interesting" side of on-set controls we've ever seen, being so big and touch responsive. They're L-shaped and protrude pretty far from the TV's surface, making them easy to press, but they're also close together and identical, meaning they won't help you much in the dark.

Controls Photo

Remote Control

Look at this tiny little remote! While it looks rather dwarfish beside the 55-inch 2VLE, it has a decent selection of buttons for navigating menus, changing volume and channels, and accessing things like picture size and sound mode. The infrared remote that comes with the VIZIO E552VLE also has dedicated buttons for VUDU, Netflix, and Amazon video, making it easier to jump to the apps with the most streaming content.

Remote Control Photo
The remote has dedicated buttons for Netflix, VUDU, and Amazon Instant Video.

In the Box

The VIZIO E552VLE LCD HDTV comes with the display panel, stand, a quick start guide, the remote control with 2 AA batteries, and the TV's power cord. There isn't a paper instruction manual, but you can download one from VIZIO's web site.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Tour & Design
  4. Connectivity
  5. Performance
  6. Picture Quality
  7. Screen Performance
  8. Audio
  9. Power Consumption
  10. Calibration
  11. Software & Internet
  12. Apps & Internet Features
  13. Software & Interface
  14. Conclusion
  15. Photo Gallery
  16. Ratings & Specs
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