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Vizio SmartCast M-Series 55” 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with Built-in Chromecast (2017 Model) (Refurbished)
Even the subtle details of your favorite movies and television shows are easy to notice on this 55” TV, thanks to its strikingly sharp 4K Ultra HD resolution and bright LED backlighting. Its built-in Chromecast also enables streaming from your smartphone, so movie night isn’t limited to your personal Blu-ray collection.
Mobile Content on the Big Screen
Built-in Chromecast allows you to stream movies, television shows, and other online content from your smartphone or tablet to the TV’s screen through the downloadable Vizio SmartCast mobile app. The app’s intuitive interface gives you easy access to Chromecast-enabled streaming services downloaded onto your mobile device. Once you open an app such a Netflix or Hulu Plus, simply press the Cast icon to begin streaming.
Rich, Cinematic Picture
4K Ultra HD resolution supports an almost uncannily realistic picture. 4K refers to Ultra HD’s more than 8 million pixels—about four times as many as 1080p Full HD resolution—which saturate the display so completely that images retain their lifelike detail regardless of how close or far you are from the screen. This pixel density also supports heightened picture quality for non-4K content.
Enhanced Brightness and Depth
LEDs boost brightness, creating a brilliant picture that’s easy to see whether you’re curled up for a late movie or getting ready for a noon kickoff. Striking black and white levels give images more pop, contribute to a more realistic sense of depth, and amplify shadows and other lighting effects. LEDs also consume little power, making them more energy efficient than other forms of display lighting.
HDMI and USB: Connect to More Content
An HDMI port connects high-definition components such as a Blu-ray player, cable box, or Roku Streaming Stick directly to your HDTV. USB input pushes your TV’s connectivity even further, letting you do things such as view photos or listen to music saved on thumb drives, digital cameras, and other USB sources.
- Product number: M55-E0
- Screen size: 55” class (54.64” diagonally)
- Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160)
- Lighting: full-array LED
- Refresh rate: 120Hz
- Dynamic contrast ratio: 20M:1
- WiFi: yes
- Media streaming apps: Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more (via Vizio SmartCast app)
- HDMI ports: 4
- USB ports: 2
- VESA mounting pattern: 400mm x 400mm
- Weight without stand: 34.17lb.
- Product dimensions without stand: 48.97” (W) x 28.30” (H) x 2.51” (D)
- Weight with stand: 36.15lb.
- Product dimensions with stand: 48.97” (W) x 30.58” (H) x 9.13” (D)
- Condition: refurbished
Launching in 2002, when rival companies had been selling TVs for decades, Vizio may be a relative newcomer to the TV market, but it hit the ground running. By 2007, it sold the most LCD TVs in America. Its runaway success is thanks in large part to its bread-and-butter HDTV, the LED-backlit 1080p set that can be found in most living rooms. Yet the company also takes chances on the latest technologies. In 2015, for instance, it launched what is arguably one of the most high-end sets ever produced—the $130,000 Reference Series, a 120” 4K set with support for more than one billion colors and integrated 5.1-channel surround sound. While the hefty price tag will deter most TV shoppers, Vizio will inevitably find a way to pack the cutting-edge technologies into a more consumer-friendly set—the approach to TV-making that brought it success in the first place.
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