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Vizio 47" LCD TV

OK I know I have been heavily biased toward projectors and away from plasmas. I still don't think a 42" screen is going to give the same HT experience as a 10 foot screen. But we do watch TV too. So I picked up a 47" Vizio LCD flat panel model GV47L.

I hadn't given the whole Plasma vs LCD debate much thought until I was making my buying decision. I have to admit I was drawn in by the price and was prepared to buy the Plasma. But when I saw them side by side I liked the LCD better. I like that the screen has more a a flat finish instead of the shiny surface of the plasma screen. This might make a noticeable difference when watching the TV in a room with windows or lights.

I have actually had the Vizio for several months (so long in fact the price has already dropped). After living with it for a while I think I can really give it a hearty endorsement. This model has 1080P resolution and the picture is stunning. I use a DVR and record Hd programs so I can demo the unit. Planet Earth and Equator are amazing HD shows. It is as if an HDTV salesman commissioned those shows just to sell TVs.

OK I know I have been heavily biased toward projectors and away from plasmas. I still don't think a 42" screen is going to give the same HT experience as a 10 foot screen. But we do watch TV too. So I picked up a 47" Vizio LCD flat panel model GV47L.

I hadn't given the whole Plasma vs LCD debate much thought until I was making my buying decision. I have to admit I was drawn in by the price and was prepared to buy the Plasma. But when I saw them side by side I liked the LCD better. I like that the screen has more a a flat finish instead of the shiny surface of the plasma screen. This might make a noticeable difference when watching the TV in a room with windows or lights.

I have actually had the Vizio for several months (so long in fact the price has already dropped). After living with it for a while I think I can really give it a hearty endorsement. This model has 1080P resolution and the picture is stunning. I use a DVR and record Hd programs so I can demo the unit. Planet Earth and Equator are amazing HD shows. It is as if an HDTV salesman commissioned those shows just to sell TVs.

Another great feature on this TV is the HDMI and RGB inputs. I have been using it with my computer and have become really spoiled. I play my Lord of the Rings game and it is great. A 47" computer screen is just really cool. I did a slide show from a trip and had people over (just like in the olden days except we weren't sitting on folding chairs in the garage watching slides on a sheet).

My wife just got me a Wii for my birthday. (Ok some of you might be tempted to say I am spoiled....you would be right). The screen works great for that too. The one thing I won't hook up to it is a DVD player. If you want to watch a movie, go into the home theater.

Even though I don't watch movies on it there is a phantom surround mode that is surprisingly convincing. I often find myself looking left or right to see where the sound is coming from.

So for the money This is just a great unit. Visio just passed Sony as the number one maker of large flat panel TVs. So the secret is out. I was surprised to find out that Vizio is a U.S. based company (the TVs are made in Taiwan and Mexico). They got their start making displays for Gateway.


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