VIZIO E291i-A1 Review

VIZIO E291i-A1 29-Inch 720p 60Hz Smart Slim LED HDTV Review

VIZIO E291i-A1
Find Lowest Price

The VIZIO E291i-A1 has just about all you could need for a bedroom TV. Until recently, people would need to purchase a Roku or similar media box for around $100.00 to take advantage of online media streaming applications. Not anymore. This TV comes with built-in WiFi and Vizio internet apps such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, Pandora and more for a very competetive price.

It is a 29″ TV which is no doubt an odd size, but it is well suited as a bedroom or kitchen TV. A 29 inch TV also doesn’t require the highest resolutions with the highest refresh rates on the market to have the best picture. 720p with 60Hz happens to look excellent with this screen size – it also allows Vizio to reduce the price more.

The overall design is nice. The bezel in the fron is by no means edge to edge, but it’s fairly thin for such an inexpensive TV. It looks clean and doesn’t take up much space at all in a room.


  • USB plugin for video streaming from an external drive (very cool and unexpected feature).
  • Weighs about 13lbs
Item: VIZIO E291i-A1
Our Rating:4.5
By: HDTV Jack
Good little TV
Review by John via on 5/28/2013

“This makes a great bedroom TV where I dont have cable. Its a 10lbs 29″ TV with built-in WiFi and all the streaming services you could ask for. This is the best feature built TV money can buy IMHO. You can even put video files on USB flash drive and plug them into the USB in the back and it has a great media player. So far has played many different media types successfully for me.
As others have mentioned, the size is a little odd when it comes to wall mounts. I bought a mount that was listed for 10″-24″ TV’s. As long as the mount is VESA 100×100 and under the specified weight limit then you’re good. And since this TV is so light, it works just fine. ”

Wonderful Tv, very pleased
Review by Poppa via Amazon on 5/03/2013

“I purchased this for our bedroom with a wall mount. I mounted this about 2 inches down from the ceiling, which gives it about 6′ 4″ of clearance under it on a standard 7′ 10″ ceiling hight…. perfect as the tallest person is me at 6′…. put a downward angle on the screen. Perfect for watch late night in bed. The TV has are great picture, remember on a smaller TV 720p is just great, anything more and you’re waisting your money. The 60Hz refresh rate is also fine on a smaller TV. The benifit of this TV, which is hard to find in this size, is its fully WiFi enabled with all of the apps that are good for me (Netflix, Amazon Prime Streaming, Vudu and Hulu Plus…… there are 24 pages of internet programming that can be installed. The only two that I use that are lacking are HBO to Go and Starz to Go…. This is a really nice purchase for the bedroom. ”

Click here to see what others are saying about this HDTV…

  • Technical Details

    • Brand Name: Vizio
    • Model: E291i-A1
    • Display Technology: LED
    • Display Size: 29 inches
    • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
    • Speaker Count: 2
    • Resolution: 1080P
    • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz