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VIZIO XVT473SV 47-inch Class Full Array TruLED LCD HDTV SPS with VIZIO Internet Apps

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  • TruLEDTM backlighting with Smart Dimming (160 zones)
  • VIZIO Internet AppsTM
  • Built-in WiFi 802.11n dual-band
  • Bluetooth Universal Remote Control
  • 240Hz refresh rate
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: XVT473SV
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 47 inches
  • Image Contrast Ratio: 10,000,000:1
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 28.9 x 3 x 45.2 inches ; 51.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 68 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003GDHI0I
  • Item model number: XVT473SV
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 23, 2010
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Product Description

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VIZIO's XVT473SV 47" TruLED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps delivers the ultimate HDTV experience. This full array LED HDTV is packed with the latest technology and delivers superior picture quality at a superior price. The immersive virtual high definition sound and premium wireless Internet connectivity with built-in Wi-Fi 802.11n dual-band gives you the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more with just the push of a button on the premium Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard universal remote.
TruLED LCD HDTV graphic
Backlit LED blocks turn on and off based on the real-time content.
VIZIO Wi-Fi dual band 802.11n HD graphic
Quick and easy 802.11N wireless networking built-in.
VIZIO's VUR10 QWERTY remote used for Internet Apps
Control TV and Internet Apps via remote with QWERTY keypad.
240Hz SPS Smooth Motion technology graphic
240Hz SPS technology delivers 240 scenes per second for clarity.

TruLED with Smart Dimming achieves a 10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for deep, true blacks, brighter whites and crisp detail. The 240Hz SPS* Smooth Motion technology provides sharp, blur free images with less judder and the full 1080p renders every image with amazing precision, color and contrast. Take pride in knowing this energy efficient LED LCD HDTV exceeds new ENERGY STAR 4.1 guidelines, conserving our planet’s resources while saving you money.

Key Features

    Front view of the VIZIO XVT473SV 47-inch full 1080p TruLED LCD HDTV
    Advanced 47-inch picture quality with immersive virtual high definition sound and premium wireless Internet connectivity.
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  • 47-inch HDTV featuring 1920 x 1080 pixels and support for 1.06 billion colors.
  • Features VIZIO TruLED and Smart Dimming Technologies providing backlit illumination of the screen that results in breathtaking clarity and depth of color, while consuming up to 50 percent less energy than other HDTVs.
  • Full 1080p High Definition Resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.
  • 10,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio giving you deeper blacks and brighter whites.
  • 240Hz refresh rate delivers 240 scenes per second, producing enhanced frame rate and delivering sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images.
  • 178/178 Degree Horizontal/Vertical Viewing Angle results in a crisp and clear picture that is easily visible from just about anywhere in the room.
  • Two built-in 15-watt speakers provide room-filling sound.
  • SRS Audio Technologies: SRS TruVolume evens out dynamics to limit volume inconsistencies between programming, while SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high-definition surround sound out of the unit's two speakers.
  • Connect to the Internet Via Integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi or via the included Ethernet port.
  • VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) let you easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather. VIA comes with Amazon Video on Demand, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, VUDU and Yahoo TV Widgets pre-loaded on the TV, ready to launch on-screen at the touch of a single button on the remote. You can continually discover and download more apps from other content and service providers by browsing our gallery of apps that is dynamically updated right on your VIZIO HDTV. (Learn more)
  • Customized Bluetooth remote with slide out QWERTY keypad enables you to control your TV, even type on-screen, from any spot in the room--all without having to point the remote at the TV. This universal remote also uses infrared to control all of the A/V devices connected to their HDTV, such as DVD and Blu-ray players, VCRs, audio devices, cable and satellite set-top boxes, DVRs, and other components.
  • ECO HD exceeds the current Energy Star Guidelines by 50 percent below Energy Star 3.0, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.
  • Mercury Free Display: The display's backlight is due to the fact that LED backlights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance.
  • Warranty: One year parts and labor, and free lifetime technical support.
Illustration of the back panel of the VIZIO XVT473SV 47-inch full 1080p TruLED LCD HDTV
Plenty of rear panel connections including 4 HDMI, component, Ethernet and more.
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Connections
  • HDMI (with HDCP): 5 (1 side)
  • Component: 1
  • Composite A/V: 1
  • RF: 1
  • PC input (RGB): 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • SPDIF Digital Optical Output: 1
  • Stereo Audio Output: 1
  • USB: 3 (on the side)
Dimensions
  • TV with stand: 45.22" x 30.63" x 10.62" (WxHxD); 55.18 pounds
  • TV without stand: 45.22" x 28.89" x 2.99" (WxHxD); 51.70 pounds
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What's in the Box

VIZIO XVT473SV TruLED LCD HDTV, VIZIO VUR10 remote control (2 AA batteries included), detachable base and thumb screw, power cord, VIZIO cloth, safety strap, user manual, quick setup guide, registration card.

Side view of the VIZIO XVT473SV 47-inch full 1080p TruLED LCD HDTV
1 HDMI and 3 USB at the side.
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Technical Specifications

  • Screen size: 47 inches
  • Tuner: ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner
  • Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Signal Compatibility: 1080I(HDTV), 720P(HDTV), 480P(EDTV), 480I(SDTV)
  • Computer Support: 1920x1080, 1360x768, 800x600, 640x480 via VGA/HDMI
  • Display Compatibility: 1080P(FHDTV)
  • LED: Direct Type LED Backlight Technology with Smart Dimming - 640 LEDs (80 control Blocks)
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10,000,000:1 w/DCR
  • Brightness: 500 nits
  • Response Time: 5ms
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP): Yes
  • Picture-outside-Picture (POP): Yes
  • Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee: Yes
  • V-Chip: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • 3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down: Yes
  • ATSC with 8VSB and QAM demodulation: Yes
  • ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding: Yes
  • NTSC Video decoding via Video: Yes
  • Progressive Scan Video: Yes
  • Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
  • Universal Remote: VIZIO Bluetooth Remote Control with Qwerty Keyboard - VUR10
  • Panel Lamp Life (typical): 30,000 hours
  • Voltage Range: 100~~240 Vac at 50/60 Hz
  • Power Consumption: 189W (AVG), < 1W standby
  • Wall mount hole pattern: VESA standard 200mm x 200mm


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VIZIO Internet Apps

This VIZIO HDTV includes the VIZIO Internet Apps feature (VIA), and it comes pre-loaded with Amazon Video on Demand, Flickr, Netflix, Rhapsody, Twitter, VUDU and Yahoo TV Widgets, ready to launch on-screen at the touch of a single button on the premium Bluetooth universal remote control. A high-speed Internet connection is required to access content and receive product updates, and this model enables you to connect to the Internet via integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet.

When you press the VIA button on your remote, the Apps Dock appears along the bottom of your screen with a selection of different Apps that let you watch movies, TV shows, listen to music, or get weather and news information all on demand. In addition to the providers listed above, new partners for 2010 include:

  • blip.tv: Blip.tv is an online television network that hosts the best original shows on the Web; from scripted sitcoms and dramas to shows about fashion, technology, politics and more.
  • CBS: The CBS Widget offers easy access to CBS schedule information, program metadata, previews and clips, cast photos and BIOS, and more.
  • NBC: View NBC's show schedule, view full screen photo galleries and catch up on your favorite shows with up-to-date quick text recaps, cast BIOS, and more.
  • CNBC: The CNBC widget allows you to interact with CNBC's real-time stock quotes direct from the NYSE and NASDAQ, real-time watchlists to track favorite stocks, and other key analytics.
  • iMemories: Now all your old home movies, photos and slides can be watched directly on your VIZIO TV with iMemories. iMemories digitally converts and preserves all your favorite memories online, regardless of the original media format.
  • Roxio CinemaNow: The Roxio CinemaNow platform enables you to instantly access a broad range of high-quality digital entertainment from your favorite consumer electronic devices.
  • The Weather Channel: Get your weather forecast when you want it with the press of your remote. The Weather Channel Widget delivers current conditions, the 5-day forecast and more for your zip code and thousands more.



VIZIO 2011 XVT Series Comparison

Series
XVT3D-0SV
XVT3D-4SV
XVT-3SV
Display Sizes
Panel Type
Edge-Lit LED
Full Array LED
(47", 55")

Edge-Lit LED
(42")
LED with
Smart Dimming
3D Ready
Theater 3D
Full HD 3D
Resolution
1080p
1080p
1080p
Contrast Ratio
1,000,000:1
10,000,000:1
(47", 55")

1,000,000:1
(42")
1,000,000:1
(32", 37")

10,000,000:1
(47", 55")
Response Time:
5 ms
4 ms
5 ms
Refresh Rate
120Hz
480Hz
120Hz (32", 37")

240Hz (47", 55")
Light Sensor
--
VIZIO Internet Apps
Wireless LAN
802.11n
Dual Band
802.11n
Dual Band
802.11n
Dual Band
Ethernet
HDMI Inputs
5
5
4 (32", 37")

5 (47", 55")
PC Input
USB 2.0 Ports
3
3
3
USB Supported Formats

† MP3, JPEG, MPEG may be available via future firmware update.

Product Description

Vizio TruLED XVT473SV 47" LCD TV XVT473SV LCD Flat Panel TVs

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

And yes, this is one item i should have bought the extended warranty on, but seriously? The picture is perfect for about ten minutes and then it fades in and out. This was… Read more ›
Screen freezes immediately when turned on, and randomly at other points. Picture is great, but audio and screen are glitchy and bad when TV is turned on. Have had for about… Read more ›
Previously I had a 55" Samsung 240Hz edge lit LED TV. The picture truly was amazing from ANY angle in the room and the 240Hz was outstanding. So I vowed my next TV would… Read more ›
Yes, it would have a little quirk here and there - like the controls would get super-slow, but the picture was always outstanding and, I thought, it was the best deal for… Read more ›
I don't use the apps too much, but they're a nice…The picture quality is really good and you don't really get that "soap opera" effect that you see with many 120Hz TV's. Read more ›
picture is awsome, sound is good for a flat panel, have not used the wifi as i have a roku box and don't need it. All in all I am very happy with the tv so far Read more ›
I purchased it at Sam's Club on 7/20/2011. It has a beautiful picture and the Internet apps are great. I was pleased with this purchase, and I expected the television to… Read more ›
After having used this TV for over a year now, I'm very happy with the picture quality! The apps are cool and we use netflix and amazon video all the time. The only major… Read more ›
I was pretty impressed with the sound quality as well. The internet apps works great, have had no trouble with the remote. The tv's settings interface is very user friendly. Read more ›
The internet ready capability is very convenient. Netflix works great wirelessly, though every once in a while we have to exit and relaunch. This is our first hd flat… Read more ›
The apps are cool, but more of a gimmick I use netflix a lot and it has a better interface than the wii, but the facebook app and a few of the other ones don't stand out as… Read more ›
I use the TV to play PS3 and view Blu-Ray and streaming video, not to tweet. Netflix is a nice app to have in case my PS3 breaks and I can't stream through the device. Read more ›
Even w/ the curtains held open this set displays virtually no glare. The colors NEVER look washed out or pale like on other tv's. The colors are so vibrant and crisp that… Read more ›
this is my first hd tv, my old tv is 10 years old, the picture is better than live, the color is great also. ps I LOVE THIS TV Read more ›
First off, I need to mention that I was floored by the…The color, contrast and black levels were the best I have seen at this price level (aside from some minor blooming). Read more ›
Excellent LED/LCD TV for the price. I have never seen blacks this black before. The dual band wireless works like a charm and the internet apps works easy. Read more ›
Noise Reduction: Low Color Enhancement: Rich Color Adaptive Luma: Off Read more ›
Well the TV did work again that evening it just was black…OK so I rebooted the TV as requested and told the person at Vizio I was not comfortable with this Blacking Out. Read more ›
I purchased this TV through Amazon about six weeks ago. Both the picture and sound are fantastic. Even Netflix movies appear to be high def which was surprising. Read more ›
The sound quality you get from Tru surround is very good. The built in speakers are great. I also like how the automatic volume management system works. Read more ›
Everything about this set is fairly intuitve and easy to understand. The sound is really good for a TV but a surround sound system makes it even better. We've only had this… Read more ›
This varies the signal level from the analog out in sync with the TV volume. This method of enhancing the sound is probably cheaper than buying a sound bar setup. Bottomline… Read more ›
I have had the TV for about 1 month now and it is great. The stock sound is even great although I use surround sound. I have my Blu-Ray, Xbox 360 all hooked up to it and it… Read more ›
It has done everything the the manufacturer said it would do and has done it well. Very crisp picture and the sound isn't that bad either. Read more ›
Remote: the remote is pretty cool because it is Bluetooth (you can use it from under the covers!) and because it has a qwerty keyboard. Read more ›
You can read other reviews about the picture quality and internet app interface, which is all great. I just wanted to make a quick note that the tv, in my opinion, has too… Read more ›
AT&T, my DSL provider, will be placing limits on broadband usage so be prepared to pay if you expect to use this TV…The remote is compact yet offers a slide out keyboard. Read more ›
I setup my Samsung cable box, my LG Blu-Ray player and my Xbox 360 without a hitch. The setup menus were clear and straightforward. The Vizio remote with the slideout… Read more ›
It was very easy to sync the remote and connect components such as cable and bluray. Also very easy to sync remote to these components. Connecting to a Wi-Fi network is a… Read more ›
I did have trouble finding the TV in…Overall it is Very impressive to watch and easy to setup to the internet, expecially with it's unique remote control with key board! Read more ›
Bought this TV for around $700 back when Sam's Club had it for that…With that said, after using it for one day, the screen is fully black, with no picture, but has sound. Read more ›
It is incredible what I have been missing out on. The clarity is amazing and would recommend the HDMI cables for a more enhanced picture. The only down side would be the… Read more ›
I had this unit for less than a year when I started having issues with the screen freezing, the unit powering itself off and sometimes powering itself on. This was in… Read more ›
We've had a few glitches, but have worked them out so far. Bottom line: prepare for heavily scratched tv and remote with good screen. Read more ›
Service repair contacted me and I sent some…They assessed the problem, and on determining that it was not cost effective to repair, gave me my full purchase price back! H… Read more ›
The only issue I have noticed is that on my XBOX 360 there is a slight delay…Overall great TV would reccomend this TV especially at the low price it can be purchased for. Read more ›
Also I might mention customer support is great even when I had a non Visio issue. Amazon had a great price below anyone else especially with free shipping and no tax. I… Read more ›
I haven't done this yet but I think having one more option for connectivity is always a plus. 6. Lower price compared to other TVs with similar feature set. 7. Comes with… Read more ›
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tv to anyone who wants a great value for a great tv. Amazon was awesome to deal with regarding replacing the faulty unit, and I'm very… Read more ›
I have done a lot of study before I purchased this TV and finally I decided to get VIZIO. Just like other reviews, good price with this high quality. We are very happy with… Read more ›
I could put this up to any LG or Samsung and feel confident I chose wisely. Picture quality and contrast are beyond amazing and streaming movies via wireless is simple. Cong… Read more ›
In short, the picture quality is…One minor point is that its highly recommended to let the TV auto-update the firmware early on to ensure all the features work smoothly. Read more ›
Other than that, the features are great. The remote has a built-in slide-out keyboard which really helps for entering data in the various Vizio Internet Apps (VIA). Read more ›
Fixed the issue by using an ethernet cable, but not sure if this is a common problem? No issues with WiFi prior to power outage. Excellent color contrast and FPS are very… Read more ›
Initially the TV was fine. The apps worked and although slow in "app mode" all was well. Then Vizio pushed out an updated firmware. Read more ›
This TV has some fantastic features (covered well in other reviews), but it produces a high pitched whine while turned on. And it is loud enough that i can hear it over the… Read more ›
The original set up was totally easy and I needed very few cords (HDMI) for my other equipment (I bought a blu-ray player at the same time - also terrific and a Vizio) and… Read more ›
The Backlit LED only uses like 94 Watts so I feel like I'm saving. The remote setup and the TV setup was easy. The Vizio VIA is ok. Read more ›
After saving up enough I went out and bought this from Costco for $1100, I thought I walked away with a…Set up is very easy, had it up and running in about 20 minutes. A… Read more ›
Out of box, the setup was easy and it was online in minutes. Picture is excellent. Read more ›
I'm no expert but we are really enjoying our new TV. Setup was easy right out of the box. We haven't had to make any adjustments to the settings from the factory. Read more ›
I bought this model because it would be on 24/7. it uses far less power than an analog tv. the picture…Vary easy to set up, great remote runs averything hooked up the tv. Read more ›
The TV remote control is large enough with a pull out keyboard. The remote is easy to use, and I can even use it to control my cable company DVR. You will not be… Read more ›
Sound problems (fades in and out ). It did not like my antenna,( it would add channels with no source) The remote is not easy to use. Had to buy a different hdmi cable (… Read more ›
Picture is brilliant, even in sunlight. Interface for controls is intuitive and easy to use. I am in Los Angeles and currently only have hi-def using rabbit ears, but the… Read more ›
Sounds is OK, and I use the optical connection to route sounds to my home theater…The remote control come with a keyboard, but buttons are very small, and not easy to use. Read more ›
It's great for football. Also the Internet apps are so convenient and intuitive to use it's a pleasure. I haven't had to open the manual once. Read more ›
The unboard Apps are more than cool. Even my technology averse wife found them easy to use, and they really work! Read more ›
This is a very common problem with this model. Stay as far away from this model as possible and the customer service sucks. Read more ›
That solved the problem and it's all good now. Besides taking a bit of time on the phone, it was ultimately a good customer service experience. Read more ›
Heck with you Vizio--your TV's aren't that good. I'd rather get a good TV AND good customer service! Read more ›
* Told tech that…* TV is supposed to be delivered May 18, hopefully it will work, but I may never have anything to do with Vizio again due to their poor customer service. Read more ›
We ordered this item thinking that it would be perfect for our living room…However, when we purchased it, they ship through Home Direct which had horrid customer service. Read more ›
We spent a lot of money on this TV only to be stuck with a lemon? And absolutely awful customer service policies at VIZIO. Oh their reps are nice but they can't do a thing. Read more ›
By default it does not 'stretch' pictures, which I prefer and so, in general we are very happy with the TV so…The fit and finish are excellent and the unit seem well made. Read more ›
I used CNET's calibration settings with a few adjustments since we have a big window…While the Samsung had terrible glare, this TV has a great matte finish that does great. Read more ›
The matte screen does a great job for anti-reflection. We have the TV in a room where there is a lot of direct sunlight, and there is no apparent glare on the screen during… Read more ›
Overall Look/Appearance--This model is 100 times better…Nice clean black plastic finish that looks cheap if you put it next to Sony, but not noticeable without comparison. Read more ›
This is the best picture quality…The Vizio is located in a brightly lit room, directly across from two large picture windows and the anti-glare/matte screen is exceptional. Read more ›
My wife thought it a little dull at first, due to the matte finish, but now love the matte finish due to the suppressed reflection from our bright windows and prefers the… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

175 of 181 people found the following review helpful By SippiMom on November 10, 2010
Be sure to see our UPDATE BELOW on this review:
5 stars when we bought it. (Nov 2010)
1 or 0 stars now, 4 months later. (late March 2011)
4 stars now only because of the updating that causes the screen to go black in the first 3-4 months. (July 2011)
4.8 Stars (Nov 2011 review edit)
5+ stars (Jan 2012 -see revised edit below)

We have been looking for a new TV for quite some time, thinking we would go with a 47" LCD. But then we happened to see some of the new LED TV's which took us on a whole new quest. And this is where we ended up. With the Vizio xvt473sv. The picture is just fabulous. I can't begin to stress that. We are not young folks by any stretch of the imagination. 3D didn't interest us. (It's fun at the theater but I don't want to watch it at home.) But this TV has true LED, with true back-lighting (not just edge lighting) and it's beyond terrific for viewing.

The pictures are sharp and crisp. Like when you're at the eye doctor and he says, "Which is better, A or B?" And B jumps out at you because it is like the best you've ever seen? Well folks, that's this television. Not kidding.

We have only had it for one week so I can't yet comment on the internet apps. Everything else is hooked up now - sorry, we work and only have limited time in the evenings - but so far it all works flawlessly. Our bonanza was discovering that we get HD channels for free because this TV has an integrated quam tuner. I'm no tech geek and I have no idea what that is but that's what the nice cable lady told me. (And because it's so new we've had to make our own list of HD channels because we live in the boonies and our cable folks don't have the list for our area yet.) AM I complaining??? No way!
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful By City of oaks on September 3, 2010
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Was worth the wait! Nice deep blacks and bright whites for a super clear picture. Rich colors, but most impressed by the life like motion. 240hz makes a difference. I really wanted true LED back lit because the edge lit versions from the other brands at the same price appeared a little washed out. To get the same quality on a more well known brand like sony or samsung you'll need to spend about $600 more. Internet apps are cool, but not sure how much I'll use
them since my panasonic blu-ray has this too and seems to handle video more smoothly from the web.
I pre-ordered for $1399. All in all a great deal for high end non-3D LED tv.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Vinh Tran on November 8, 2010
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If you're sitting within a -30 degree to +30 degree angle perpendicular to the TV, it is amazing. The picture is clear, the contrast is great, and this is where LED performs best. Even though the tech specs say this TV has a viewing angle of -178 to +178 degrees, it doesn't say that the image would be consistent throughout. Straight on, it looks perfect; but from an angle, the blacks become brighter and turn grayish. At a wide angle, the color remains the same, but blacks do not. Also, straight on you have a matte screen; at an angle, it turns into a glossy screen. I find this very strange, and have not experienced this anywhere else. I've also noticed if you have white text on black background, viewing from a wide angle will create a "halo" effect around the text; of course, moving to the center will eliminate this halo. I don't know if this is a side effect of LED backlit screens, but I just find these to be slightly annoying. It really doesn't deter me much, and not noticeable to most viewers. I can live with it because it performs better in other areas. Avatar on Blu-ray looks incredible on this TV. 240hz make it looks more surreal than real-life, so I turn that down a bit.

The in-menu interface is not as pretty or fluid as other counterparts, but it works good enough. The remote with slide-out keyboard is pretty useful if you use a lot of internet apps. I use Netflix and Pandora the most, but Twitter and Facebook are also available, as well as many more in the future... I'm still waiting on Hulu to release an app. The remote also connects via Bluetooth, so it does not need a line of sight, and can be operated up to 30 feet away (very useful to changing to the next song on Netflix if listening from another room).
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By VizioFan on September 7, 2010
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I pre-ordered this item in July and I knew the wait was going to be long, but it was WELL worth it! Amazing deal for the quality of this TV, which has eliminated lots of the inputs that are quite old now, leaving only HDMI / USB / Composite inputs. The video quality is TRULY amazing. I simply loved it. Also, since I didn't want to get a Home Theather, I made sure I would get a TV with a decent sound system and this one definitely has it! Most of the complaints for other TVs is on the audio (unless you have a home theather) and this one is quite good. The only small drawback is that some of the Internet Applications do not respond well to the remote control, and you can't choose some of the options from the menus. Other than that, this is a great quality TV for a SUPERB price! Highly recommended..
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Cory on October 2, 2010
With our old Westinghouse going out we knew it was time for a new TV. Thank god I thought of Vizio. After a lot of research I found out that this TV gives you some of the best blacks for an affordable price. Before you pull the trigger on the 2010 Samsung's know that this TV has the better picture quality. Now the 2010 Samsung's are great but this is a little better. As far as features its packed. From 240 HZ, 1080, built in dual band wifi (n,g,?,?), 5 HDMI 1.4 ports, insane contrast this is as good as it gets. As far as cons theres not that much. Its awesome how you set up devices the remote works for my HD satalite box, 360 and blu-ray HTIB. The only downside is that theres not a lot of buttons on the remote and when using the inferred it lags a little bit. Another con is that the 240hz isn't as good as others. If you want the best 240hz then I would recommend the Samsungs. Last of all, the aesthetics aren't as nice as other LED's. While IMO it looks great the stand is really round and is not as thin as others.

Overall I couldn't be happier with this TV. After a little tuning (ok a lot) its the best picture I've ever seen.

This is really the best TV in the price range.
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