SVA's stylish VR-20 LCD television offers a perfectly flat, 20-inch screen capable of rendering vivid, razor-sharp images from your PC, external sources like DVD players, and from its own internal NTSC tuner for convenient broadcast-television viewing. With 640 x 480 native pixel resolution, the VR-20's image quality is enhanced by its high (450:1) contrast ratio, an exceptional peak brightness of 400 candles/square meter, and wide (170 x 170-degrees) viewing angles. The stereo set pumps five watts per channel through its discreet, flush-mount speakers.
The VR-20 is EDTV capable, meaning it renders both 480i interlaced (standard resolution, as from VCRs and cable boxes) and 480p progressive-scan video signals from DTV set-top decoders and DVD players in their native resolutions. But the set also accepts high-definition 720p signals, as well, scaling them to its 480p resolution. It also offers a built-in NTSC tuner for convenient broadcast-TV viewing.
Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p/720p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.
LCD screens offer a number of benefits over CRT monitors and televisions, including general ease of use, freedom from eye strain (no screen flickering or radiation emissions), quiet operation (no high-pitch "flyback" noise, an issue with CRT TVs), accurate image geometry (no curvature distortion or susceptibility to magnetic interference from, say, speakers), long screen life (no risk of image burn-in), space savings, and light weight/easy positioning. They also tend to be cheaper and, to some eyes, slightly more natural looking than their plasma flat-panel counterparts, which usually "spec" higher (higher brightness, higher contrast ratio).
Set the VR-20 on a desk using the supplied stand, or mount it on the wall for cool styling and maximum space efficiency.
What's in the Box
TV, AC adapter, AC power cord, remote control, remote batteries, audio and video cables (stereo analog audio and composite-, component-, and S-video), desk stand, and a user's manual.