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SVA VR-20 20-Inch Flat-Panel LCD TV

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  • 20-inch flat-panel LCD TV with EDTV (480p) video resolution and standard 4:3 aspect ratio; 23.1 x 18.8 x 6.7 inches (W x H x D) with stand
  • 640 x 480 native pixel resolution, accepts high-definition inputs (up to 720p)
  • Component- and S-video inputs; offers RGB analog computer input for dual-purpose PC/home theater applications
  • High 400 cd/m2 brightness, 450:1 contrast ratio, 30 ms response time
  • 5 watts per channel x 2 speakers; headphone jack affords private listening
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameSVA
Item Weight22 pounds
Product Dimensions6.7 x 23.1 x 18.8 inches
Item model numberVR-20
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #486,376 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight29.3 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 27, 2004
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: SVA
  • Model: VR-20
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 20 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 4:3
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Product Description

Product Description

The 20" Silver TFT LCD Display offers one of the brightest images of any 20" flat panel display on the market today. With its thin profile, this display is the ideal solution for professionals whose work space is limited. It is both desktop and wall-mount compatible, making it extremely versatile. Features a built-in 181-channel TV tuner (NTSC, PAL, SECAM); XGA maximum resolution of 640x480; 4:3 aspect ratio; 400:1 contrast ratio; two 5-watt speakers; 120( horizontal and 90( vertical viewing angles; AV and S-video TV/video inputs; and much more. Includes panel; AC adapter and cord; VGA cable; remote control and user's manual. 17Hx25-2/5Wx5-7/8D".


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.

Customer Reviews

Very nice picture and overall great value.
Do Not Buy This TV nor anything from SVA unless you enjoy paying for products that don't work and being treated as if you are the one in error.
Unhappy Customer
I tried to adjust it with a video calibration disc but I could not get it to improve.
E. Verduzco

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Justin W. Ohms on September 14, 2004
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This is a great TV and a great unit and looks great. I only have a couple of concerns for those looking to order this. The picture that Amazon has up as of 9/14/04 is not correct. Also between the time I ordered this and received it, the price on Amazon jumped up about $100. I'm not sure if they changed the styling and that is the difference, but at any rate I am very happy since I ended up with a TV priced $100 more than I paid for it and since the styling of the one I got is better than the picture. The model I was shipped does not have the gray plastic molding on the sides, the holes for the speakers are smaller and more numerous it is also shaped more like a picture frame and the controls are at the bottom center instead of on the upper right. One thing to note is that while you can use a VESA standard mounting plate to mount it to a wall or use the included stand, the TV also has two key-hole screw slot mounting holes built into the back of the case so that it can be hung directly onto a wall like a picture. The unit came with probably about $100 worth of cables. Including component video RCA cable set, RGB (VGA) cable, 3 composite video RCA cable sets, S-Video cable, 1/8 Audio cable. Everything is here to hook up to a computer and any video source you can imagine. My unit did not come with remote batteries but no big deal. This is a great TV but I would not have bought it at the current price.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By LLH on November 30, 2004
The unit pictured on Amazon as of this writing is the SVA VR-20CG. The one Justin got (see previous review), and the one that should be pictured here, is the SVA VR-20. They are exactly the same unit except for styling.

I opted for the SVA VR-20CG because it looked a bit different than all the other LCD TVs out there. Very nice picture and overall great value. No problem hooking up progressive scan DVD player/recorder to it and it looks great in the bedroom.

You should note that SVA Group is a very reputable company. I went to their website and called tech support before I purchased the unit to ask some general questions. The company's US headquarters are in Southern California and the technician I spoke to was in Southern California and was extremely helpful answering my questions.
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful By P. Ventura on December 16, 2004
The first thing that struck me when I opened the box was the vast amount of cables that come with the TV. There was at least fifty dollars of cables alone included. I was able to easily plug in the TV according to the user's manual and get it on and working within minutes. The image is very bright and the colors are very good out of the box, and are adjustable to be even better. The outer appearance of the television is very appealing. Compared to its competitors, the SVA is much more attractive, it looks exactly like the first customer image. At first, I was disappointed with the dullness of the screen, however, that is fully adjustable to make for a fairly sharp image that I was pleased with. The first real problem that I encountered was mounting the television on the wall. It requires a VESA standard mount, which was not made entirely, clear in the manual. The manual, by the way was surprisingly weak in its information. And my other complaint with the TV is its lack of features, it does have CC and V-chip control but I was hoping for more features from such an expensive TV. However, some people might appreciate its ease of use without the confusing controls of more expensive TVs. Some of the TV's most pleasing aspects were the fact that it makes no high pitched noise when turned on, the image is sharp, bright, and clear, and that the TV is very attractive in its outer styling. Overall however, I was disappointed with the fact that it did not come with a wall mount, that the power adapter is big and bulky when it should have been built in, and that the resolution is too low to display a computer screen over 800x600 even with the sharpness control. Overall, I think that SVA provides an OUTSTANDING value when similar looking and similar qualified Sharp and Toshiba TVs are going for more than twice the money. I would definitely purchase this TV again, without regrets, if I were in the 20" LCD market.
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