Vizio P55-E1 (USA version)
- 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LED Display
- HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG support
- Full Array Local Dimming
- Ultra Color Spectrum
- VM50 Processor
- Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
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Vizio P55-E1 was introduced in 2017. It has a LED screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 200 Hz/240 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible. It supports HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG. Its powerful VM50 picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).
We give Vizio P55-E1 TV 86 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.
Pros and Cons
In this section we highlight pros and cons of Vizio P55-E1.
|High Refresh Rate: 200 Hz/240 Hz|
|Full Array Local Dimming|
|High Number of Local Dimming Zones: 126|
|Works with Alexa|
|Limited Viewing Angle|
|No IMAX Enhanced|
|No AMD Freesync™|
|No NVidia G-Sync|
|No 4K HFR|
|No 2K HFR|
|No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)|
Vizio P55-E1 has an in-plane switching (IPS) panel which is not commonly used in LCD TVs as they suffer from light leakage which lead to the lower contrast and poor HDR experience. However, this type of panel can provide better viewing angle and color accuracy compared to the VA panel.
Full-Array Local Dimming
The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles. This particular model has 126 zones.
Vizio P55-E1 supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.
This TV also supports Dolby Vision which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.
In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Vizio P55-E1.
|Actual Size (Diagonal)||54.6"|
|Resolution||4K UHD (3840 x 2160)|
|Refresh Rate||200 Hz/240 Hz|
|LED Type||Direct LED|
|Backlight Dimming||Full Array Local Dimming|
|Backlight Name||XLED Pro|
|Dimming Name||Active Pixel Tuning™|
|Number of Local Dimming Zones||126|
|Color||Ultra Color Spectrum|
|Panel Bit Depth||10 bits|
|Color Depth||1.07 billion|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio||50000000∶1|
|Dolby Vision IQ|
|Advanced HDR by Technicolor®|
|Upscaling||Spatial Scaling Engine™|
|Blacks||Xtreme Black Engine Pro|
|Frame Interploation Technique||Clear Action™|
|Frame Interpolation Frequency||960 Hz|
|Black Frame Insertion|
|Auto Low Latency Mode|
|Speaker Power Rating||2 x 10 W|
|Dolby Digital Plus|
|Wi-Fi Frequency||2.4 GHz, 5 GHz|
|Virtual Assistant||Google Assistant|
|Works with Alexa|
|HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)|
|USB 3.0 Ports||1|
|RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs||1|
|IF (Satellite) Inputs|
|RCA Audio Outputs|
|3.5mm headphone Audio Output|
|Optical Audio Output|
|SoC||V8 Octa-Core Processor|
|Operating System||VIZIO SmartCast™|
|Mobile App||Vizio SmartCast Mobile™ app|
|On-Screen Display Languages||English, Spanish, French|
|NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)|
|Digital Terrestrial TV System||ATSC|
|Digital Cable TV System||Clear QAM|
|Color system||NTSC / PAL / SECAM|
|Power Supply||AC 120 V, 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption (Typical)||114 W|
|Power Consumption (In Standby)||0.5 W|
|Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)||48.74" x 28.14" x 2.52"|
|Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)||48.74" x 30.34" x 10.04"|
|Dimension of Package (W x H x D)||54.96" x 32.60" x 8.19"|
|VESA Wall Mount|
|VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)||300 mm x 300 mm|
|Weight Without Stand||40.12 lbs|
|Weight With Stand||41.01 lbs|
|Weight of Package (Gross)||48.50 lbs|
|Warranty||1 Year Parts & Labor|
The 2017 P series has a successor - 2018 P series. Let us now display the changes that the successor brought.
|UPGRADES||Vizio P55-F1||vs||Vizio P55-E1|
|DOWNGRADES||Vizio P55-F1||vs||Vizio P55-E1|
|Less Local Dimming Zones||56||vs||126|
|Lower Frame Interpolation Frequency||720 Hz||vs||960 Hz|
|Less USB Inputs||1||vs||2|
|USB 3.0 Ports||vs||1|
For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model P55-F1. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Vizio P55-E1 vs Vizio P55-F1 where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.