Posted Tue Aug 24, 2010 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
The new XVTs feature smart dimming, 240Hz tech, and an absolutely silly contrast ratio.
Contrast ratios can be helpful at times, but when it comes to LED televisions, the whole thing gets ridiculous. Take the new TruLED TV's in Vizio's XVT line. They've got a stated contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1. That's ten million to one.
The XVT line also has plenty of features and specs that sit in the more normal range. There are significantly more local dimming zones now. Last year's XVTs had 80, while this year's models up the ante with an impressive 120. The 47 inch model takes it up one further to 160.
Vizio's newest sets are slimmed down too. The 2009 versions had a five inch depth, while the newer ones are just under three inches.
As you'd expect, the TruLED XVTs are packed with Vizio internet apps. What's a little less typical is the addition of wireless N capability, which means there's no need to plug in a cord or purchase an external adapter.
You can pick up the TruLED sets in sizes from 37 inches on up to 55, with a price starting at $1,199.
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