"The Vizio VF551XVT is now available at Costco"5.0 starson by tchue
Pros: Today I went to the Tustin, CA Costco and saw the new Vizio VF551XVT on display next to the VF550XVT. The VF551XVT is going for $1999 while the older model is $500 less.The picture looked beautiful, vibrant colors, no noticeable blurs.
Cons: Didn't see any.
Summary: Finally a LED 55 inch 240Hz for less than two grand. It has a silver color sound bar at the bottom of the display. Can't wait to purchase one, although my wife tells me to wait for the VF552XVT coming out in December that has Internet content.After reading that the Vizio VF552XVT won't be available until sometime in late first quarter 2010, I broked down and purchased the VF551XVT from Costco. It is all that I initially saw it was. Now with it sitting in my living room, the HD picture is beautiful and crisp. The color is very accurate with no color bleeding seen. With a window near the front of the TV, I see no reflection issue. The LED backlighting makes a huge difference with the black levels as compared to the picture in my old Samsung 55" LED DLP. The sound bar produces great stereo sound. It is a bit thicker than the best Samsung LED LCD out there but it is also much less costlier. The price has gone down by $100 to $1899. Great thing with Costco is that they automatically extended the warranty to 2 years. Hopefully this Vizio will last longer than my old problematic Samsung. The only negative I have found so far is that I wish the silver color sound bar at the bottom of TV should be black to match the rest of TV.
Updated on Nov 14, 2009