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Vizio P55-E1 (USA version)

SCORE:
86
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Highlights

  • 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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Overview

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.

DISPLAY
88
VIDEO FEATURES
93
AUDIO FEATURES
80
OTHER FEATURES
58
CONNECTIVITY
93
FORMAT SUPPORT
81
OVERALL
86

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Vizio P55-E1.

PROS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 200 Hz/240 Hz
  Direct LED
  Full Array Local Dimming
  High Number of Local Dimming Zones: 126
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  Dolby Vision
  HLG
  DTS TruSurround
  Wi-Fi
  Bluetooth
  Works with Alexa
CONS
  Limited Viewing Angle
  No HDR10+
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No AMD Freesync™
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 4K HFR
  No 2K HFR
  No VRR
  No NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)

Selected Features

IPS Panel

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.

HDR10

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.

Dolby Vision

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.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Vizio P55-E1.

BASICS
BrandVizio
SeriesP
ModelP55-E1
Size55"
CountryUSA
Release Year2017
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeLED
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate200 Hz/240 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeIPS
LED TypeDirect LED
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameXLED Pro
Dimming NameActive Pixel Tuning™
Number of Local Dimming Zones126
ColorUltra Color Spectrum
Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 billion
Dynamic Contrast Ratio50000000∶1
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
Dolby Vision IQ
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorVM50
UpscalingSpatial Scaling Engine™
BlacksXtreme Black Engine Pro
Frame Interploation TechniqueClear Action™
Frame Interpolation Frequency960 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Auto Low Latency Mode
AUDIO
Speaker Poer Rating2 x 10 W
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS StudioSound™
DTS TruSurround
DTS TruVolume™
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Chromecast Built-In
Google Home
Virtual Assistant Google Assistant
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs5
HDMI Version2.0a
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC
USB Inputs2
USB 3.0 Ports1
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs1
IF (Satellite) Inputs
Component Inputs1
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
SoCV8 Octa-Core Processor
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemVIZIO SmartCast™
Voice Command
Mobile AppVizio SmartCast Mobile™ app
Teletext
On-Screen Display LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 1
SAT Tuner
Analog TunerNTSC-M
NEXTGEN TV (ATSC 3.0)
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemATSC
Digital Cable TV SystemClear QAM
Color systemNTSC / PAL / SECAM
GENERAL
Power SupplyAC 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 Stand40.12 lbs
Weight With Stand41.01 lbs
Weight of Package (Gross)48.50 lbs
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor
ACCESSORIES
RemoteXRT135

Successor

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
DTS StudioSound™ II vs
Composite Inputs 1 vs

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.

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