VIZIO XVT553SV 55" LED TV
55-inch direct type LED-backlit LCD HDTV with full 1080p HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and 240Hz refresh rate; Connect to the Internet via built in dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11n or Ethernet to stream video, audio and news content from VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA); Smart Dimming intelligently controls LED blocks to produce 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio; Connections: 5 HDMI, 1 component, 1 composite, 1 PC, 1 RF, 1 Ethernet, 1 optical digital output, 1 audio output and 3 USB; Includes detachable base and thumbscrew and Bluetooth remote with slide-out QWERTY keyboard
Last year's XVT2 series was pretty much the best value you could find for an LED TV, and this year's follow up looks like more of the same. For under two grand, this 55-incher packs an local-dimming LED backlight, 1080p resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, and Vizio's industry-leading internet connectivity service. Looks pretty similar to last year's model, with a handful of tweaks and none of that 3D gimmickry. There's also a QWERTY keyboard on the remote, enhancing the internet experience even further. Looks like a good buy.