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Vizio SV471XVT HDTV Review

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Formats & Media

Formats & Media Summary
{{article.attachments['VIZIO-SV471XVT-vanity.jpg']}} • The SV471XVT is a full 1080p screen that can handle all current HD signals • Basic features for playing back photos, video and music are included
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Formats*(10.0)*


The SV417XVT can handle pretty much any sort of HD or SD signal you throw at it: it can handle up to a 1080p signal and display every single pixel. It can also cope with analog signals, both in standard definition and high definition, as well as HD signals that run at 24 frames per second.

 

Photo Playback*(5.5)*


The SV471XVT can play back music from a USB drive or other USB device. It can display JPEG files (but not RAW files from SLRs), and the interface for controlling playback is straightforward: you get a list of folders on the device, and can move into the folder to see the list of files in there. A basic set of controls for creating slideshows is included; you can set the sorting order, speed and transition effect of the slideshow, and select which much is playing in the background. But you can't pick specific files; the display will play back all of the files on the USB device.

 

Music & Video Playback*(5.0)*


Music and video can also be played back from a USB device, and the display supports video files encoded in H.264, MPEG-4, WMV, and MPEG-2 formats. There are a couple of caveats, though; MPEG-4 files can have a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720, and the display choked on a couple of high bitrate files that we tried. The other supported formats can have resolutions up to the maximum of 1920 by 1080. There is also no support for the AVCHD format which is used by most modern HD camcorders, so you can't play footage straight back from a camcorder.

The interface for playing back music and videos is the same as photos; you get a list of files and photos, then select the one to play. It works for showing off a couple of family snapshots, but it's not going to replace iTunes or any other half decent media organizer.

Streaming Playback*(0.0)*


As the SV471XVT doesn't have an Internet connection,  it does not support playing streaming media.

 

Other Media*(0.0)*


There are no other media features on the SV471XVT.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Samsung LN46A750
  14. Vs Sony KDL 46Z5100
  15. VS Vizio SV470XVT
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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