Vizio M552i-B2

55″ LED TV  8/10


Vizio M552i-B2
The Vizio M552i is one of the more affordable HDTVs on the market at $899. That low price tag is due in part to the lack of 3D playback, which may be a dealbreaker if you’ve built up a library of 3D titles. However, this Vizio TV’s other features still make it a valuable contender, with its upgraded picture quality and smart TV features. We were especially pleased to see that this year’s model has full-array backlighting, which enhances the overall picture quality and bumps up the contrast significantly. The Internet Apps Plus feature provides easy access to the top streaming programs like Netflix and Hulu and also lets you connect to the TV via your smartphone or tablet.

Quick Specs

  • 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 54.64″ diagonal
  • 4 HDMI inputs / 1 USB input
  • (2) 15 Watt Speakers
  • Dimensions with Stand: 48.53” W x 30.18” H x 9.76” D
  • Dimensions without Stand: 48.53” W x 27.91” H x 2.12” D
  • Weight with Stand: 43.97 lbs
  • Weight without Stand: 38.56 lbs

Great value considering the screen size and features offered

Full-array backlighting enhances overall picture quality

Vizio’s Internet Apps Plus allow access to the best streaming services

Better black saturation compared to last year’s models

Handles streaming smoothly

Sleek appearance thanks to 8mm thin bezels, giving it an almost frameless look


Does not offer 3D playback

Sharpness is fair but does not compare to Samsung or Sony models

Noticeable loss of contrast and color with side angle viewing



Steve Holdgren Steve Holdgren is an engineer by trade and has worked for some of the largest energy related engineering firms in the world with his latest stint in Switzerland. He holds a degree is mechanical engineering… See more about Steve