The E550 is a decent television with fairly deep blacks for a budget TV and bright, natural colors. Off-axis performance is very good, making it suitable for wide rooms, and the TV has excellent uniformity, making dark scenes easy to watch. Only a slight softness -- particularly to movement -- tarnishes an otherwise solid performance.
There are two TVs in the E550 range, a 40-inch and the 46-inch; the smaller model looks like the better deal at $430 at the time of review. If you're looking to spend this amount of money, though, there are plenty of other options, including the surprisingly good TCL P60.
October 29, 2012 11:00 AM PDT
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