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Close but not perfect,
This review is from: VIZIO XVT3D424SV 42-Inch Full HD 3D Edge Lit Razor LED with Smart Dimming LCD HDTV 480 Hz SPS with VIZIO Internet Apps (2011 Model) (Electronics)
Coming from an "old" 720p Panasonic plasma, I had high hopes for this TV and boy did it deliver. Action scenes are very fluid, the colors are crisp, HD sports broadcasts are a crisp and clear. The internet apps are pretty neat, especially the twitter application which overlays the broadcasts you are watching so you can tweet without missing the action. The bluetooth remote is very convenient, however the lack of lighting on the remote makes it difficult to type in the dark. It is very light weight and very easy to set up with an easy to follow set up guide as well as on screen instructions to get you going. I bought this mainly for 3D gaming and it does not disappoint! Super Stardust HD in 3D is the perfect game to showcase 3D gaming. The glasses are comfortable, easy to use, but expensive. I'm hoping the prices drop soon as I'd love to have people over to watch ESPN 3D.
I am very satisfied with this TV, but there are a few areas where it falls short. The best audio out method available on the TV is via Optical out. This means DTS-MA is a no go. I really wish Vizio had added an HDMI audio pass through on this TV. Screen glare is an issue with this TV; you don't get the best picture unless the lighting is behind the TV or completely off. The TV has 3 USB ports, but you can't use them. It would've been great if this TV had some sort of DLNA or picture/music/video viewer to allow you to stream movies or plug in a USB drive to show your media. Hopefully a firmware update fixes that, but I'm not holding my breath.
Overall I'm glad with this purchase. If Vizio would've fixed the glare issue and added HDMI audio out, this would be *the* perfect TV.
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Initial post: Jan 25, 2011 2:56:19 PM PST
Alex Crumpton says:
I am just confused by what you are saying about the HDMI issue. It is my understanding that the HDMI cable works BOTH Audio and Video.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2011 10:44:13 AM PST
To get Audio out (from TV to receiver) the highest quality connector for audio out is via optical. There is no HDMI audio out. This is an issue because DTS-MA requires an HDMI cable. The only way around this is to use a receiver that has 3D pass through.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 21, 2011 3:57:43 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 16, 2011 2:54:30 PM PDT
Can you explain what you mean when you say you can't use the USB ports?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 16, 2011 2:55:47 PM PDT
This is an incredibly obnoxious reply. You could have just left in the first two sentences and cut out the paragraph of vitriol. This is a review for a TV, not a forum flame war. Grow up, please.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2011 4:38:15 PM PDT
The TV has USB ports, but I guess the software does not make use of it. It will not recognize any device that is connected to it. The manual states that it is for future use; so I'm guessing there will be a firmware update at some point that will add the feature.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2011 4:48:33 PM PDT
Fact: Toslink (optical) carries data at 3 Megabit/s
Fact: HDMI (TrueHD) carries data at 4.9 Gigabit/s
DTS-MA requires a link able to pass 25 Megabits/s which Toslink (optical) does not provide. U mad bro? yeah, u mad...
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 8, 2011 7:57:45 AM PST
Gail M. Murphy says:
Thank you for this technical info. The TV is very reasonably priced right now with free shipping. I was on the fence, but I think it's a safe choice and hopefully the firmware issue will be resolved. Thank you O. Reyes.
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