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Vizio E370VA 37" LCD Preview

Vizio E370VA 37" LCD Preview

The Vizio E370VA is a low cost high definition LCD television. The 37 inch display is in a 16:9 aspect ratio configuration, and can display HD standards up to 1080p. An internal digital tuner decodes ATSC and Clear QAM signals, although an external decoder will be needed for other signals such as NTSC. The native panel resolution is 1920x1080, which can be used when taking input through the VGA or HDMI ports from a PC. The display is capable of producing 1.06 billion colors and uses a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000:1, offering rich detail in dark scenes as well as bright. The display is viewable from extreme angles up to 178 degrees, allowing it to be positioned in a wide variety of settings. While there are two 10 watt speakers built in, outputs to external audio receivers are available in basic analog stereo and SPDIF Digital Optical. This display is Energy Star 4.0 certified.

The Vizio E370VA is a low cost high definition LCD television. The 37 inch display is in a 16:9 aspect ratio configuration, and can display HD standards up to 1080p.

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Vizio E420VO 42" LCD Preview

Vizio E420VO 42" LCD Preview

The Vizio E420VO is a mid-range to high-end 42" LCD 1080p HDTV very similar to the Vizio E371VA. Unlike the E371VA, the E420VO does not feature a 120Hz refresh rate or the ability to view photos over USB. However, the E420VO features a superior 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a larger screen size. Otherwise, the E420VO and E371VA sport the same basic features, including an ambient light sensor and SRS TruVolume technology.

VIZIO’s E420VO 42” LCD HDTV delivers full 1080p HD picture quality and superior audio at an amazing value.

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Vizio E550VA 55" LCD Preview

Vizio E550VA 55" LCD Preview

The Vizio E550VA is a mid-range to high-end 55" LCD 1080p HDTV similar to the Vizio E420VO. Unlike the E420VO, the E550VA does not feature a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, instead sporting only 50,000:1. However, the E550VA does boast a 120Hz refresh rate and direct USB photo viewing. Otherwise, the E550VA sports the same basic features as the E420VO, such as being Energy Star 4.0 compliant and an ambient light sensor.

VIZIO’s E550VA 55” LCD HDTV delivers full 1080p HD picture quality and superior audio at an amazing value!

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Vizio E470VA 47" LCD Preview

Vizio E470VA 47" LCD Preview

The Vizio 47" LED LCD HDTV features full 1080p high-definition resolution with Razor LED backlighting for brilliant color and contrast in a razor thin design that’s less than 0.87" thin (max depth 1.85"). This sleek HDTV delivers superior audio using SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD audio for advanced virtual surround sound and has 4 HDMI ports to connect up to 4 HDMI devices to your HDTV. This HDTV exceeds Energy Star 4.0 guidelines to reduce energy consumption and has built-in ambient light sensing technology that automatically adjusts backlight levels to the brightness of its surroundings.

VIZIO’s E470VA 47” LCD HDTV delivers full 1080p HD picture quality and superior audio at an amazing value!

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Vizio E320VL 32" LCD Preview

Vizio E320VL 32" LCD Preview

The Vizio E320VL is a mid-level 32" high-definition 1080p LCD TV with a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Digital ambient light sensors on the E320VL detect light levels in the room and adjust screen brightness accordingly, ensuring that the E320VL's picture looks clear and vibrant in any lighting conditions. SRS TruVolume limits volume inconsistencies between programs, eliminating the need to constantly adjust volume levels. Additionally, the Vizio E320VL exceeds the current Energy Star 4.0 standard.

VIZIO’s E320VL 32” LCD HDTV packs a powerful punch at a price that doesn’t break the bank

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Vizio E320VA 32" LCD Preview

Vizio E320VA 32" LCD Preview

The new 32-Inch HDTV from Vizio 50,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers superior images and audio quality at an amazing value. It also exceeds Energy Star 4.0 guidelines to reduce energy consumption.

VIZIO’s E320VA 32” LCD HDTV delivers superior picture and audio quality at an amazing value.

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Vizio E420VL 42" LCD Preview

Vizio E420VL 42" LCD Preview

The Vizio E420VL is a mid- to high-end 42" high definition 1080p LCD TV with a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Similar to the Vizio E370VL, the Vizio E420VL has two notable distinctions: the E420VL has a 42" screen size rather than a 37" screen and the E420VL has a 120Hz refresh rate over the E370VL's standard 60Hz refresh rate. Otherwise, the E420VL has all the same standard features as the smaller LCD’s in this line; digital ambient light sensors monitor the room's lighting conditions and adjust the screen's brightness accordingly, ensuring that the E420VL is always as bright as it needs to be. SRS TruVolume technology flattens out volume levels on the E420VL, ensuring a more constant volume level. The E420VL also exceeds the current Energy Star 4.0 standard.

This 42” LCD HDTV packs a powerful punch at a price that doesn’t break the bank.

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX500 40" LCD HDTV Preview

Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX500 40" LCD HDTV Preview

An impressive centerpiece to any entertainment system, the BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV combines a clean design with cutting-edge features. You'll enjoy exceptionally smooth motion in fast-action sports scenes, movies and games thanks to integrated Motionflow 120Hz refresh rate technology. Plus, Ambient Sensor and LightSensor technologies automatically adjust the color and brightness based on your room's lighting to ensure you'll always get the best possible picture. In addition to seven HD inputs, a built-in USB input lets you to connect an external hard drive for sharing your favorite videos, photos and music with family and friends.

An impressive centerpiece to any entertainment system, the BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV combines a clean design with cutting-edge features.

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Sony BRAVIA XBR-60LX900 3D HDTV Preview

Sony BRAVIA XBR-60LX900 3D HDTV Preview

The slim BRAVIA LX900 Series LCD television with built-in 3D delivers a superior viewing experience in Full HD 1080. Packed with features, this 3D HDTV delivers incredibly high contrast levels and vibrant colors via the Edge LED backlight. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you connect to the internet and access the widest selection of entertainment including hit movies, TV shows, music and more2. Plus, a built-in 3D sync transmitter and included 3D active glasses let you enjoy 3D movies and video games in Full HD 1080p picture quality.

The slim BRAVIA LX900 Series LCD television with built-in 3D delivers a superior viewing experience in Full HD 1080.

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Sony BRAVIA KDL-60EX700 60" HDTV Preview

Sony BRAVIA KDL-60EX700 60" HDTV Preview

The slim Edge LED backlit BRAVIA EX700 Series HDTV is designed to perfectly complement any décor while delivering a premium viewing experience. In addition to advanced energy-saving features, you'll experience smooth motion detail in fast-paced scenes via Motionflow 120Hz refresh rate technology. Go beyond your scheduled programming and connect to the internet to instantly stream a wide variety of movies, TV shows, videos and music from Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, Pandora and more.

The slim Edge LED backlit BRAVIA EX700 Series HDTV is designed to perfectly complement any décor while delivering a premium viewing experience.

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Sony BRAVIA KDL-60EX500 60" HDTV Preview

Sony BRAVIA KDL-60EX500 60" HDTV Preview

An impressive centerpiece to any entertainment system, the BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV combines a clean design with cutting-edge features. You'll enjoy exceptionally smooth motion in fast-action sports scenes, movies and games thanks to integrated Motionflow 120Hz refresh rate technology. Plus, Ambient Sensor and LightSensor technologies automatically adjust the color and brightness based on your room's lighting to ensure you'll always get the best possible picture. In addition to seven HD inputs, a built-in USB input lets you to connect an external hard drive for sharing your favorite videos, photos and music with family and friends.

An impressive centerpiece to any entertainment system, the BRAVIA EX500 Series HDTV combines a clean design with cutting-edge features.

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Sony BRAVIA KDL-55HX800 3D HDTV Preview

Sony BRAVIA KDL-55HX800 3D HDTV Preview

Embark on a new dimension of home entertainment with the BRAVIA HX800 Series 3D TV. Designed to deliver a gorgeous picture in Full HD 1080p, this high-definition television is outfitted with advanced technologies such as a Dynamic Edge LED backlight for sharp, vibrant images and Motionflow PRO 240Hz technology for crisp, fluid motion in fast-action scenes. You can also connect to the internet and stream movies, TV shows, music, videos and more2. And when you're ready, transform your entertainment and enjoy 3D movies, sports and videogames in Full HD 1080p when you add the Sony sync transmitter and 3D active glasses.

Embark on a new dimension of home entertainment with the BRAVIA HX800 Series 3D TV.

— April 02, 2010 01:05 in HDTV Reviews

Vizio VF551XVT LED LCD Television Review

Vizio VF551XVT LED LCD Television Review

I'm a big fan of LED TVs when they are done right – and Vizio seems to really be getting the hang of this new technology. Their latest heavy hitter, the VF551XVT, has a very consistent brightness uniformity – something that is lacking in many of the new LCD-backlit displays. It also reproduces blacks with an uncanny darkness that all but mimics the drool-inspiring qualities of much-heralded plasma displays. For just over $2000, this television is well above average in its value and something that will bring years of quality enjoyment to many homes.

Vizio seems to really be getting the hang of LED backlighting technology. The VF551XVT, has a very consistent brightness uniformity – something that is lacking in many of the new edge-lit displays.

— March 19, 2010 09:00 in HDTV Reviews

Westinghouse LD-55F970Z LED LCD HDTV First Look

Westinghouse LD-55F970Z LED LCD HDTV First Look

The 55" LD-55970Z is about an inch thick and has all the usual accouterments including full 1080p resolution, 6ms response time, 120 Hz refresh rate, selectable color temperatures, 3D noise reduction, 3:2 pulldown, and 3 HDMI inputs. Unfortunately, other than the slim design and LED buzzword, a lot of the newer technologies are missing.

The LD-55970Z is about an inch thick and has all the usual including full 1080p resolution, 6ms response time, 120 Hz refresh rate, selectable color temperatures, 3D noise reduction, and 3:2 pulldown

— January 28, 2010 02:25 in HDTV Reviews