Vizio XVT Series
Released July, 2008
The Pros:Competitively priced. Advanced features comparable to top of the line sets from other manufacturers. 4 HDMI inputs.
The Cons:DD 5.1 not working through HDMI (support says it should but not sure, tried Blu-Ray and XBOX360). HDMI port 2 does not support sound. Have to aim the remote just right.
The XVT line of televisions marks the flagship offering by Vizio for 2008. These sets feature a 1080p native resolution, 120Hz processing, and motion compensation technology for smoother images. With past televisions Vizio focused almost exclusively on the low to medium range, however the Black Tie series marks the first time that Vizio has an offering for the high-end consumers, while maintaining their competitive pricing.
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The XVT series also incorporate on-board Dolby Digital 3.0 processing which lets them hook up to the optional SV5.1 upgrade kit to provide a wireless surround sound setup without the need for a separate receiver.
- 1080p native resolution
- 6500:1 dynamic contrast ratio
- 5 ms response time (unconfirmed)
- 8-bit panel (unconfirmed)
- Inputs: HDMI x 4, Component x 2, Composite x 2, S-Video x 1, VGA x 1
SV5.1 kit - the kit adds a subwoofer and extra speakers to your setup, and uses the televisions built-in speaker to complete the 5.1 audio system. Similar to the Vizio Jive, the rear speakers connect wireless to the kit so you can place them across the room without worrying about wires.
Dynamic backlight - for each frame of the picture the television's internal processing analyzes the overall brightness and adjusts the backlight of the television. Therefore when the scene on the screen is dark, the backlight is reduced to let subtler details in the shadows come through, while brighter scenes will have more emphasis in their highlights.
PIP and POP - picture-in-picture and picture-outside-picture capabilities are added to the VO/Evolution Series to position them above the VW series.
The naming convention of the XVT series: Vizio SVxxXVT where xx is replaced by the display size.
A plasma television is also part of the XVT series, and features the Silicon Optix REON processing chip. Read the full report Vizio VP505XVT.
User Reviews (9)
Advanced features comparable to top of the line sets from other manufacturers
DD 5.1 not working through HDMI (support says it should but not sure, tried Blu-Ray and XBOX360)
HDMI port 2 does not support sound
Have to aim the remote just right
May only be an 8-bit panel
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