televisions
  • 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.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

Conclusion

Vanity.jpg

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: don't judge a book by its bezel. The VIZIO E552VLE is a TV of extremes, but once all its pros and cons are tallied up, it's not a bad TV at all.

If you can get past the E552VLE's hefty size and inflexible stand design, you might find you enjoy its big buttons and port layout. If you don't feel too confounded by such a large TV having such a lilliputian remote control, you'll probably discover that the little fellow's dedicated app buttons are quite useful. And if you can shake off the fact that this HDTV doesn't offer the sleek appearance, energy efficient power consumption, or streamlined menus we've come to expect from modern LED LCD televisions, you'll discover a product with a few unique advantages: above average audio, great color production, and vigilant contrast dynamics.

For an MSRP of $1099, the VIZIO E552VLE is a cheap TV that requires a blind eye to its numerous design flaws, but has a picture quality that will look as good as more expensive LCDs when you're watching it in the dark.

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.

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
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

What's Your Take?

All Comments