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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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Performance

We were very impressed with the E552VLE's picture quality. While its maximum contrast ratio (870:1) is a lot smaller than other TVs from this year, its color accuracy is spot-on. We tested great sRGB curves and a fairly accurate gamut, as well as some very consistent color temperature. Finally, this VIZIO scored well in the arena of picture dynamics.

Unfortunately, its screen performance was simply average. The E552VLE has a decent viewing angle, but it's nothing too outstanding. The same can be said for its motion performance, which showed blurring and some artifacting, and its screen uniformity. Fortunately, its got above average audio, but also the drawback of being a heavy consumer of electricity per year, meaning it'll cost you more to power than similar, or even pricier, HDTVs.

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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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