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JVC Procision LT-47X899 LCD HDTV Review

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The JVC LT-47X899 is an expensive TV for what you get. It costs a lot and has only lackluster image quality.

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Tour & Design

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The JVC LT-47X899 is a fairly typical TV, with a black design. It can be wall mounted, although it takes a bit of doing to remove the stand. We are a bit annoyed that it did not ship with any cables.
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**Front**

From the front the JVC LT-47X899 is dominated by the 47-inch display. Below the display is an LED that tells you when the TV is on. The very bottom of the front facade contains the TV's speakers.

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The 47-inch display with a glossy black bezel surrounding and the speaker at the bottom.

**Back**

All of the ports and on-TV controls for the JVC LT-47X899 are found on the back. The ports are arranged along the left side and bottom of an area that juts out of the back. Controls are found at the bottom left of the back, right near the edge of the TV.

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On the back you see the controls on the left and ports arranged on the left and bottom.

**Left**

There are no features on the left side of the JVC LT-47X899.

**Right**

Nothing is found on the right side of the JVC LT-47X899.

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There's nothing on the right edge of the JVC LT-47X899, but you can see the ports on the back.

**Stand/Mount**

The JVC LT-47X899 has a removable stand that it sits on. The stand does not rotate. You can also mount the TV on the wall, using the dedicated mounting points found on the back.

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The stand of the JVC LT-47X899 is removable so the TV can be mounted on a wall.

**Controls**

The on-TV controls on the JVC LT-47X899 are found on the back of the TV just around the lower right corner, so the lower left corner when looking at it from the back. There are seven controls organized vertically. From the top they are Input, Menu, Ch+, Ch-, Vol+, Vol- and Power. The Menu, Channel and Volume controls also double up functions to help you get around the menu system, although we wouldn't want to try and navigate the menu on the TV with one hand wrapped around the side.

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The on-TV controls are found on the back just around the right side.

**Remote**

The JVC LT-47X899's remote is an solid hunk of black plastic, with nary a curve or cushion to make it easier to hold and use.

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The remote is pretty long, you can see that you'll have to shift your hand a lot to reach the power button.

**In The Box***(5.0)*

The JVC LT-47X899 ships with a remote and batteries as well as a manual and power cord. It does not include any cables, which is a shame. We expect all High Definition TVs to ship with at least one HDMI cable. Getting the TV out of the box is fairly straightforward, although we did like that the stand comes attached so no assembly is required.

**Aesthetics***(5.0)*

Like many TV's the JVC LT-47X899 is styled in black, with a glossy bezel surrounding the LCD and a dark gray speaker sitting underneath it. The TV is 5 1/8 inches thick, which is thicker than the Vizio VO47L, but not overly large for an LCD flat panel TV. Our overall impressions is that it's not going to make your living room look ugly, but it's not going to make a fashion statement either.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance: Summary
  3. Performance: Blacks & Whites
  4. Performance: Color
  5. Performance: Motion
  6. Performance: Viewing Effects
  7. Remote
  8. Audio
  9. Connectivity
  10. Controls & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Value & Comparisons
  14. Conclusion
  15. Ratings & Specs
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