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Vizio SV471XVT HDTV Review

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption Summary
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Power Consumption*(8.72)*


Your TV can be one of the most power hungry applications in the house, which is why we test the amount of juice that every HDTV we review consumes. We found that the Vizio SVT471XVT was only moderately power hungry, sucking down about 131 watts at our reference brightness level (with the screen set to produce a middling brightness of about 200 cd/m2), which works out at a cost of around  $25.66 a year.  If you crank up the brightness to maximum, expect a bigger electricity bill; at the highest backlight setting, the watts drawn rises to 241, and the cost per year jumps to $47.13. All of these figures are based on about 5 hours of use a day.

Setting Average Watts Cost per Year
Backight 38 131.4 $25.66
Maximum backlight 241.3 $47.13
Minimum backlight 73.6 14.39

These figures are much lower than the 203.67 watts and $39.85 a year that the SV470XVT acheived, so Vizio's claim of making their models cheaper to run and more eco-friendly seem to be borne out by our test results.

Power Consumption
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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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