VIZIO E552VLE Smart LCD HDTV
An inexpensive, mid-range LED TV that’s odd in every way.
Resolution & Formats
The VIZIO E552VLE is a smart, LCD HDTV. It is a native 1080p device, and supports all NTSC resolutions and formats.
The E552VLE didn't have a bad total viewing angle at all. Within the arena of LCD televisions, a viewing angle of 92° (or 46° from center in either direction) is a little above average.
The VIZIO E552VLE tested with decent motion performance. There was blurring, but most of the LCDs we test show at least little blurring during our motion test. Complex pictures depicting faces, lattice, brickwork, and numerous tiny details were blurry, but showed no shape or color trailing. A banded montage of pixels showed us a little blurring, trailing, and some artifacting. Artifacting occurs when a TV can't refresh quickly enough to maintain the appearance of smooth motion across its diodes. Expect blurring for fast-motion content, but nothing that'll destroy your standard viewing experience.
This VIZIO's uniformity wasn't bad, but it suffered from the usual problems. As an edge-lit LCD television, its lower two corners suffered from flashlighting problems during an all black screen. Flashlighting occurs when a TV's backlight bleeds through content and is visible on screen. During an all white screen, the E552VLE was mostly uniform, but its thick bezel caused a shadow around the perimeter of the screen.
Overall, an okay result.
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