Vizio HD LCD And Plasma Sets Coming In July: 42-Inch SV420XVT, 47-Inch SV470XVT, And 50-Inch VP505XVT
Vizio will continue its mission to offer feature-packed HDTV's at aggressive prices to the US next month with the release of a trio of LCD and plasma displays--the 42-inch SV420XVT, 47-inch SV470XVT, and the 50-inch VP505XVT. The first three models of the XVT line all boast 1080p resolution, 120 Hz processing and a sleek, industrial design minimizing the bezel.
In addition to 1080p resolution and 120 Hz Smooth Motion technology, the SV420XVT and SV470XVT both feature a 6500:1 contrast ratio, picture presets for different content types, SRS Labs' TruSurround XT audio processing, compatibility with the Vizio SV5.1 upgrade kit for adding 5.1-channel surround sound, side access HD Game ports including a couple of HDMI v1.3 inputs in addition to another couple on the back. Both sets include the VUR8 Universal Learning Remote with picture-in-picture keys and will be sold from the likes of Circuit City, Sears, Sam's Club and Costco. The 42- and 47-inch displays are expected to retail for $1499.99 and $1899.99 respectively.
The 50-inch VP505XVT plasma TV features Silicon Optix's REON HQV processing, an integrated, DTV-compliant HD/QAM tuner, a dynamic contrast ratio of 30000:1, and a panel half-life of 100, 000 hours. Like the LCD XVT models, the VP505XVT uses SRS Labs' TruSurround XT audio processing, is upgradeable to 5.1 channels, includes a VUR8 remote, and has all of the usual inputs and outputs include a side access HD Game panel. When Panasonic's 50-inch XVT plasma hits shelves next month, expect to pay about $1699.99.
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Posted by Justin Davey at June 26, 2008 5:04 AM