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Vizio SV471XVT HDTV Review

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Vs Samsung LN46A750

Samsung LN46A750 Summary
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Value Comparison Summary


The Samsung LN46A750 is one of their mid-range models, priced about $1900. This is a little more expensive than the Vizio SV471XVT, which will cost about $1499.  Both models are about the same size, though.

  Comparison Specifications
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  Vizio SV471XVT Samsung LN46A750
Size 47 inches 46 inches
Price $1499 $1900
Type LCD LCD
Format 1080p 1080p
Other 240Hz processing 120Hz processing

Blacks & Whites


The Samsung had a distinct edge here; although the Vizio was slightly brighter, the Samsung had significantly deeper blacks, which leads to a wider contrast ratio and an overall more attractive image.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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Vizio SV471XVT Score: Black Level: 4.94 Peak Brightness: 9.81 Contrast: 6.21 Samsung LN46A750 Score: Black Level: 7.12 Peak Brightness: 9.54 Contrast: 7.91

 

Color Accuracy


The Samsung had a significantly smoother set of RGB reponse curves, which means that you would see smoother color and gradients. However, the Vizio had a smaller color temperature error, which means that you would see less color shift in the whites on screen. It's a bit of a heads or tails between the two, but the Samsung has the edge as the RGB curves are more important than the color temperature. Both displays also had slight errors in our color gamut tests, but again these were relatively minor issues which are unlikely to have a significant impact on the viewing experience.

Color Temperature Comparison
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Vizio SV471XVT Score: 9.04
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Samsung LN46A750 Score: 7.35

 

RGB Comparison

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Vizio SV471XVT Score:7.71

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Samsung LN46A750 Score: 9.04

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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Vizio SV471XVT Score: 6.45
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Samsung LN46A750 Score: 5.03

 

Motion


The Vizio has the edge in the specs: it uses 240Hz processing, while the Samsung has 120Hz processing. However, we found that the differences in our tests were minor: both displays produced smooth, attractive motion. the Vizio had a slight edge, though; its Smooth Motion processing did a slightly better job of preserving the detail in fast moving objects.

  Motion Scores
  Vizio SV471XVT Samsung LN46A750
Motion Smoothness 8.50 7.75
Motion Artifacting 8.50 8.25

 

Viewing Effects


The Samsung is the clear winner on viewing angle: the LN46A750 looked much better from significantly wider angles than the Vizio. This could be a critical factor if you are in a large family, or are looking to use the display in a conference room, as the Samsung will look better for those on the edge of the crowd.

Viewing Angle Comparison
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Vizio SV471XVT Score: 3.44 Samsung LN46A750 Score: 9.82

 

Connectivity


The two displays are identical when it comes to connections to the outside world; they have the same number of inputs, outputs and other connections. So, both are very capable of handling a number of devices, both those that produce digital and analog video.

  Connectivity Comparison
  Vizio SV471XVT Samsung LN46A750
HDMI 4 4
Component 2 2
Composite 2 2
S-Video 1 1
VGA 1 1
Analog Audio In 4 4
Digital Audio Out 1 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1
LAN None None
USB 1 1
Memory Card None None
Other None None

 

Other Comparisons


Both displays also provide similar features when it comes to playing back media; they can handle video, audio and photos from USB devices, so you can sue them to show your holiday snaps stored on a USB thumb drive. Neither can handle streaming audio or video from the Internet, though.

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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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