Posted Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
Vizio is constantly stepping of the value of their sets, and the new XVT series is a strong indicator of the quality upgrade.
It’s been an impressive couple of years for Vizio, a company that has stepped up its game significantly since it first came on the scene in 2002. The latest TV coming out of Vizio is easily comparable to some of the top sets in terms of features.
These are full 1080p sets that sport LED backlighting. In the case of the 55” big boy of the bunch that means six hundred and forty LEDs divided into eighty individual control blocks. Vizio says that the utilization of their LEDs and Smart Dimming feature makes it possible to achieve a contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1.
It’s networking that really makes this set shine though. To start with, you’ve got built-in Wireless N WiFi. That means no dongles and no messing around with cords. Once connected, you can jump on to any of Vizio’s content apps which include Netflix, Amazon VoD, VUDU, blip.tv and Revision3.
The 55” VF552XVT runs $1,999 and is the largest set in the line. The next model down is the SV472XVT at 47” and $1,549. The cheapest set in the line is the 42” SV422XVT which runs $949. You lose a bit of size for the price, as well as the LED backlighting.
Vizio’s new XVT line of televisions is available for preorder directly through Vizio as well as through Amazon with free shipping.
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