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VIZIO XVT3D554SV 55-inch 1080p 480Hz 3D LED HDTV with Full Array TruLED, Smart Dimming and VIZIO Internet Apps

VIZIO XVT3D554SV 55-inch 1080p 480Hz 3D LED HDTV with Full Array TruLED, Smart Dimming and VIZIO Internet Apps

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  • 54.64-inch diagonal TruLED LCD HDTV with 1080p resolution, full HD 3D, and VIZIO internet apps
  • Full HD 3D immerses you in the action with high-definition 3D by VIZIO (active-shutter glasses sold separately)
  • Full-array TruLED backlighting with Smart Dimming (120 zones) delivers realistic, vivid video with amazing contrast
  • Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with Internet Apps for access to Netflix, VUDU HD movies, Pandora internet radio, and more
  • 480Hz SPS Smooth Motion technology delivers 480 scenes per second, for clarity of fast action scenes and blur-free images

The VIZIO Full Array TruLED LCD 3D HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps brings cutting-edge, high-definition 3D technology to your home in sleek VIZIO style. Immerse yourself in a mind-blowing 3D environment with VIZIO Full HD 3D and SRS TruSurround HD audio. Full Array TruLED backlighting with Smart Dimming (120 zones), a 10 million to 1 dynamic contrast ratio, and 480 Hz Smooth Motion processing ensures the best picture quality possible, intelligently delivering vivid color and deep blacks. Built-in dual-band 802.11n WiFi brings you more high-definition, on-demand content straight from the Internet to your home. With VIZIO Internet Apps, you can check the news, weather, and your friends; Facebook and Twitter feeds. Update your own status using the included Bluetooth remote with full slide-out keypad!

3D Technology Checklist

This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need. 3D viewing requires:

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First, you’ll need a 3D-ready display–whether it’s a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays have more processing power than standard 2D models for displaying 3D images in rapid succession.
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Your display may be ready for 3D playback, but you’ll still need a device to read 3D content. This can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3 system.
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3D content–the actual entertainment, in other words–will be played back using the source mentioned above, whether it’s a 3D broadcast from your cable provider, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game.
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For now, the vast majority of 3D HDTVs require glasses for 3D viewing. Many use powered “active shutter” glasses, others polarized “passive” glasses. You’ll need one pair per viewer, and they’ll have to be compatible with your display, whether they’re the same brand, or a pair of “universal” glasses designed to work across brands.
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To connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you’ll need a high-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation feature bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second), for carrying the 3D signal without any loss of quality.
If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, we invite you to visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.
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Internet-Ready Television

Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it’s streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today’s weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.

Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you’ll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.


VIZIO’s 54.64-inch XVT3D554SV brings cutting-edge, high-definition, superior 3D technology to your home in VIZIO’s sleek signature style. Immersive 3D delivers an amazing viewing experience, and this high-performance HD 3D TV combines advanced picture quality, virtual high definition sound and premium wireless internet connectivity.

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Cutting-edge, high-definition, superior 3D technology.
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Enjoy vibrant colors and deepest blacks. The VIZIO viewing experience is made possible with Full Array TRULED, 120 zone Smart Dimming, 480Hz smooth motion processing for sharp, blur free imagery and VIZIOs Full HD and rich SRS TruSurround HD audio.

Stream your favorite movies, TV shows, music, photos and more! The built-in WiFi receiver provides wireless connectivity to access movies and TV shows, music, photos and social networking sites. Stream movies and TV shows from Netflix and Amazon, listen to music via Rhapsody, display your personal photos from Flickr and update your Facebook and Twitter feeds. VIZIO Internet Apps also deliver the latest news, sports and weather through Yahoo. The universal Bluetooth remote’s full QWERTY keypad makes input user friendly on-keyboard or on-screen.

3D

Bring home the excitement! Immerse yourself with High-Definition 3D by VIZIO. Using the latest technologies for the optimal 3D experience, VIZIO 3D ensures your movies, sports, games and more come to life like never before. Add a pair of VIZIO active shutter 3D glasses and a Blu-ray 3D player and be a part of the action.

VIA (VIZIO Internet Apps)

Easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather. Connect via Ethernet or wirelessly for access to Netflix, VUDU HD movies, Pandora internet radio, and more.

Bluetooth Universal Remote Control

This customized Bluetooth remote with slide out QWERTY keypad enables you to control your TV, even type onscreen, from any spot in the room.

Smart Dimming

Smart Dimming intelligently controls each block of LEDs, turning them on and completely off achieving richer, darker blacks with better uniformity and brighter, bolder colors.

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Stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather with VIZIO Internet Apps.

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Customized Bluetooth remote with slide out QWERTY keypad.

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Enhanced frame rate for sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images.

480HZ SPS

480Hz SPS Smooth Motion technology delivers 480 scenes per second producing enhanced frame rate and delivering sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images.

SRS TruVolume

SRS TruVolume eliminates volume inconsistencies between programming. Ever get annoyed when a ridiculously loud commercial comes on? TruVolume cuts the audio signal at high amplitude and then boosting it at low amplitude–no matter where in the frequency range the loudness spike occurs.

ECO HD

ECO HD exceeds the current ENERGY STAR Guidelines, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.

Wi-Fi Technology

The latest 802.11N Dual Band Wireless Networking is built-in making connecting to the Internet quick and easy. If you prefer a wired connection, which will provide the best online experience, a standard Ethernet port is also included.

TruLED

This full array, backlit HDTV is comprised of hundreds of LEDs divided into 120 control blocks and utilizes Smart Dimming to intelligently control these blocks turning them on and completely off based on the content you’re watching.

Dynamic Contrast Ratio

10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions.

1080P Full HD

Full 1080P High Definition resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.

TruSurround HD

SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high-definition surround sound.

Mercury Free

LED backlights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance.

XVT3D554SV Select Specifications

General
Display Size (Diagonal): 54.64″
Resolution: 1080p (1080p, 1080i, 720P, 480P, 480i compatible)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10,000,000 : 1
Refresh Rate: 480Hz
Brightness: 500 nits
Response Time: 4 ms
Channels/Speaker Output: 2 x 15W
Ethernet: 1 – 10/100 Mb/s
Wireless (WiFi): 802.11n Dual Band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Input/Outputs
HDMI with HDCP: 4 rear, 1 side
Component Video (YCrCB): 1 rear
Composite Video: 1 rear
VGA: 1 rear
RF Connector for Internal Tuner: 1 rear
Ethernet: 1 rear
USB 2.0: 3 side
Optical Digital Out (SPDIF): 1
Analog Audio Out: 1
Weight
With Stand: 76.06 lbs.
Without Stand: 68.34 lbs.
Dimensions
With Stand: 52.18″W x 35.12″H x 13.11″D
Without Stand: 52.18″W x 33.28″H x 2.99″D

What’s in the Box

VIZIO XVT3D554SV With Stand, Bluetooth Remote Control With Batteries, Power Cord, Cleaning Cloth, Safety Cable, User Guide and Quick Start Guide




VIZIO 2011 XVT Series Comparison

Series
XVT3D-0SV
XVT3D-4SV
XVT-3SV
Display Sizes
65″
42″, 47″, 55″
32″, 37″, 47″, 55″
Panel Type
Edge-Lit LED
Full Array LED
(47″, 55″)

Edge-Lit LED
(42″)

LED with
Smart Dimming
3D Ready
Theater 3D
Full HD 3D
Resolution
1080p
1080p
1080p
Contrast Ratio
1,000,000:1
10,000,000:1
(47″, 55″)

1,000,000:1
(42″)

1,000,000:1
(32″, 37″)

10,000,000:1
(47″, 55″)

Response Time:
5 ms
4 ms
5 ms
Refresh Rate
120Hz
480Hz
120Hz (32″, 37″)

240Hz (47″, 55″)

Light Sensor
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VIZIO Internet Apps
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Wireless LAN
802.11n
Dual Band
802.11n
Dual Band
802.11n
Dual Band
Ethernet
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HDMI Inputs
5
5
4 (32″, 37″)

5 (47″, 55″)

PC Input
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USB 2.0 Ports
3
3
3
USB Supported Formats

† MP3, JPEG, MPEG may be available via future firmware update.

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  1. Mark Sumner "Devilstower" says:
    126 of 129 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Terrific 2D image, Good in 3D, less than stellar remote, November 22, 2010
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    Mark Sumner “Devilstower” (Imperial, MO USA) –
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    This review is from: VIZIO XVT3D554SV 55-inch 1080p 480Hz 3D LED HDTV with Full Array TruLED, Smart Dimming and VIZIO Internet Apps (Electronics)

    The 2D image here is extremely sharp, almost shockingly so. Remember when you first moved from SD to HD and all the TV shows suddenly seemed kind of… shabby? As if the sets just weren’t up to HD scrutiny? The image here is so clear, the colors so deep and the contrast so high, that you can have that experience over again. Sometimes it even feels like the 2D images are 3D. Compared to my earlier sets, it’s actually disorienting.

    I’ve made some changes to the review to address questions and discoveries.

    Calibration
    As usual, the out of the box settings tend to favor a brightness that could give you a tan. However, the default “movie” mode tones things down a lot (and looks very much like what I got after spending hours on calibration, so you may want to spare the effort and just make that quick selection, assuming all these things emerge from the box equal). Technically, the out of the box modes all seem to run a little to the “warm” side, so you’ll need to cool the image down a bit if you want the textbook values, but I find myself liking the warmer image a bit better. Somehow (even though I know better) it looks more lifelike.

    Screen glossiness
    The screen is glossy. Yup. I’ve found that it doesn’t cause a problem during the day because the set’s inherent brightness shrugs off evenly distributed lighting from reflected sources (I don’t get direct sun on the set, but that would be inadvisable for most sets). And naturally, the set looks great in a dim room. However, if you’re sitting down and have some lamps in front of it at night, they can be reflected. Some reflections even give a scattered, prismatic effect that can be distracting. It’s not a big deal. It doesn’t take on the mirror-like appearance of some screens. But it is noticeable and may require that you rearrange your set position or lighting.

    Remote
    The slide-out keyboard remote works fairly well, but it has a list of problems. First off, it’s not backlit, and on a remote this complex that’s a real problem if you expect to use it to replace your cable box or DVD remotes. You’ll find lots of small buttons, many almost flush with the case, that you can’t make out by touch. The slide-out alpha keyboard is fine for entering information needed to access Netflix or search for clips, but a Tweet is about the longest thing that can be typed comfortably. The handling of multiple devices is both clever and irritating. The remote associates a device with each input to the TV. So if you tell it that HDMI-1 is your satellite box and HDMI-2 is your blueray player it will (after correct setup) switch the remote function to the appropriate device when you switch input. However, getting it to control a different device -without- changing the input (if, for example, you have all your devices running through a receiver) is much less neatly handled.

    3D
    Initially, I was having trouble getting DirectTV to recognize this set as 3D and kept getting the “Your 3D TV does not support this resolution.” This appears to have been resolved, and I can now watch soccer re-runs and old tennis games while waiting for more 3D content along with everyone else. The depth of the 3d is good — equal to the apparent depth on the Samsung X500, which is the best I’ve seen. However, there is no apparent way to use the 3D effect on 2D images which, while a gimmick, is a handy gimmick when you don’t feel like watching “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” for the 20th time just to see some 3D.

    USB
    I’ve been unable to view any video off USB ports. I have a downloaded 3D clip saved to a flash drive which was provided as a test of the Samsung. Though there are 3 USB ports, none of them seem to recognize the clip (or actually, to even respond to inserting the flash drive)

    2D Image quality
    I’m still very taken with the 2D image. Even neighbors who were unimpressed with previous Vizio sets are excited by this one. Very deep blacks, color saturation nice (initial setup is slightly on the warm side… but I find that I rather like it). Brightness and contrast have a wide range and will go right up to the “torch” level that many stores seem to like. If you think it looks good on the shelf at Megamart, it looks even better on the wall at home.

    I’ve upped my rating a star after two weeks of owning the set. I still wish it came with an improved remote, but now that it’s all calibrated and connected to my system, I have little else to complain about.

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  2. Gordon8452 says:
    58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    XVT3d554SV Good value, January 3, 2011
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    This review is from: VIZIO XVT3D554SV 55-inch 1080p 480Hz 3D LED HDTV with Full Array TruLED, Smart Dimming and VIZIO Internet Apps (Electronics)

    Let me preface this review first off with the fact that I have not yet purchased the 3d glasses, so this review is about everything else.

    I ordered mine through Sam’s club on a day when they had free shipping, so I paid $1999 plus sales tax. Purchased on December 11th.

    Superb clarity and 2d picture quality. Almost shockingly so, the picture is very crisp, details pop. Color was obviously crap from the retailer, as with any tv you will want to make sure you adjust it accordingly. Brightness for mine was way too high from factory, and colors were a bit off. If you don’t want to go with a professional calibration from someone with the hardware to do it, a good baseline is to use a THX certified dvd or blu-ray made within the past few years and find the THX optimizer in the menus. Blacks are very black, not that sort of greyish backlit black you get from edge lit or ccfl backlit models. Very impressed with black level.

    The tv has plenty of inputs, enough hdmi to hook up lots of dvr, gaming system, htpc, etc. Same with audio inputs. You do get an rgb pc input with a 3.5mm audio in to match, pretty standard on a vizio, but not included on alot of other maker’s sets. Three USB ports that are currently useless (more on that later). One good thing to note is that the hdmi inputs are downfacing, which make this set a decent choice for wallmounting. Unfortunately most of the audio inputs as well as the rj45 ethernet jack are rear facing.

    The menu system is a fairly straightforward layout. You have the regular audio and video options, the input selection, and the via internet apps stuff. It isn’t terribly difficult to navigate around and find what you are looking for. The set came with a pretty decent manual, and it’s easily findable on their website as well. I haven’t had the chance to use vizio’s telephone support recently, but I had used it about two years ago for a set my mother owned and they were really great. It was a call center in California, not overseas, and the set ended up getting exchanged with minimal hassle. Hopefully they still have great service, but also I hope to not have to use it either.

    Internet apps. These are pretty much identical in layout to all the other major brands who offer them. All the standard ones are there, and work just fine. Netflix and Amazon HD streaming worked well, I have seen no hiccups over the wireless connection viewing either for the past few weeks. Pandora also works well. Wifi worked straight up out of the box with my home network as did a wired connection.

    I did not have issues with the remote, though I am a normal user of a qwerty slideout smartphone, so it may just be me. The remote does feel very light, which gives it a sort of cheap quality feeling, but in my use the sliding mechanism is solid and it isn’t really awkward to use. The up/down/left/right arrows would be better placed on the right side, but I can see why the put them on the left as the red/blue/yellow/green buttons are on the right.

    I received it in good working order, no dead pixels, no issues with the dimming zones greying I have seen a few others on here had. After the few weeks usage I have had and the break in period, I have seen no issues. As with other full array backlit sets, there is some halo effect when you have bright white text on a solid black background. It is expected until such time as we have tv sets which can control each LED individually, or when there is a sufficient number of dimming zones to abate this effect. I haven’t had any issues with refresh or anything. Pretty quick response time.

    The screen is glossy. Alot of vizio sets come with a matte screen, this one doesn’t. This will affect some people more than others. My particular room setup causes this to be a non-issue, but your mileage may vary in this respect.

    The bezel is also glossy, not really an issue, but it displays fingerprints and dust considerably more so than a matte bezel. This is a vizio, not a samsung, so the bezel is plenty wide. Not really an issue for me but if you are OCD about this sort of thing, just something to take note of.

    A few features I wish were included:
    Use of USB ports. According to vizio – Functionality to be enabled in the future. The future is now and most other manufacturers now provide this functionality out of the box on sets of similar price and model range. Same with DLNA. Include it. Should be standard on a $2k set.

    From what I can tell the HDMI inputs do not include audio return channel functionality. I have a home theatre setup and an hdmi running from my denon receiver to the set itself for my blu-ray, htpc, etc. It works well, but when I want to use the Vizio Internet apps on the set and have the sound through the receiver I have to hook up an additional cable to have the audio go out from the tv to the receiver. This…

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  3. Kuala says:
    53 of 55 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best 2010 TV on the market for the money, December 14, 2010
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    Kuala

    This review is from: VIZIO XVT3D554SV 55-inch 1080p 480Hz 3D LED HDTV with Full Array TruLED, Smart Dimming and VIZIO Internet Apps (Electronics)

    I really wanted the CNET Best Buy rated 55″ non 3D model XVT553SV but couldn’t find any in stock anywhere. The 47″ had some good deals but is just too small when you compare it to bigger sets. I’m so happy I bought the 55″ 3D instead. The 2D picture is absolutely stunning but the 3D is simply amazing and worth the small increase in price compared to the difference in price to a non 3D Samsung. Everyone should demo a 3D in a store before writing it off as a gimmick. DirecTV already has 3 dedicated channels and more 3D video will surely be on the way soon. Games will probably lead the revolution in 3D but 3D sports broadcasts will be awesome as well. The new BluRay players are also now 3D capable. Vizio has long had a rep for the best prices but now they have the best technology and features along with the best prices.

    This is a complicated entertainment system- not just a TV. It takes a while to get used to, to set up and to test all the amazing features. Most people will never use all of them but there is something amazingly new and cool for everyone. Even the remote is way ahead of its time and needs to be used a lot to get comfortable with. Think of it as a large cell phone with a slide out full keyboard to access all the aps. The LED backlit technology, 480hz refresh rate, the 55″ size, the HD 1080p picture quality and the wireless internet all open the door for the future of internet TV and home entertainment. The 3D just adds one more exciting element to the platform that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. Its not your father’s 3D! Even my wife loves it. This is one of those major innovations that if you don’t buy now to save a few bucks you will always wish you had. Your next TV should be a backlit LED, in 3D and offer wireless internet aps and firmware updates. Vizio makes that affordable now.

    FYI- Although the remote is well thought out and very functional, setting up the remote for other devices takes some practice. If you want to set up the Vizio remote to operate your DirecTV DVR you have to turn off the RF function on the DircTV remote and leave it on IR. The Vizio remote is BluTooth to the TV but only works in IR for other devices. Even Vizio support couldn’t figure that one out when my Vizio remote wouldn’t set up to run the satellite receiver. My only complaint is not having the remote backlit but even DirecTV doesn’t do that. After a short time you get the main keys memorized by feel and location just like every other remote. For the slide out keyboard you will need a light on and tiny fingers. Those who can already text or tweet from a cell phone from their pockets will find it plenty big.

    The 3D glasses are also BluTooth which makes them superior to the other brand’s IR glasses. All in all I am very impressed with Vizio in technology, features and value. I just hope it holds up better than my Sony HD Plasma did. This set totally blows away my Sony.

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