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Vizio VF551XVT LCD HDTV First Impressions Review

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Vizio has a reputation for producing good value televisions, and the VF551XVT might continue the trend.

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Controls, Menu & Remote

Remote

The remote that will come with the VF551XVT is the standard Vizio remote that we've seen with previous models, such as the SV40XVT. We found that this is a little uncomfortable in the hand, but it can be programmed to control a cable box or other media device as well. 

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The remote for the VF551XVT is the standard Vizio model for the XVT range

Controls

The control buttons for the VF551XVT are located on the left side of the screen in a slightly recessed panel. This means that you will either need to learn their location by touch, or look around to figure out which is which. Fortunately, the buttons that you will use most often (such as power and volume) are well differentiated, and shouldn't be difficult to learn by touch. 

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The controls are on the left side of the display, in a slightly recessed panel*

Menu

We were only able to get a brief glimpse of the menu system of the VF551XVT, but it again looked to be very similar to the existing models, with a simple tabbed interface.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance Features
  3. Connectivity & Media
  4. Controls, Menu & Remote
  5. Conclusion
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