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Vizio SV471XVT HDTV Review

47 in.

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Motion

Motion Summary
{{article.attachments['VIZIO-SV471XVT-vanity.jpg']}} • Motion on the screen was very smooth

• Details in fast moving objects were well preserved

• Tested using DisplayMate software

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Motion Smoothness*(8.5)*


The SV471XVT includes 240Mhz motion processing (Vizio refers to the effect as Smooth Motion), and we found that it generally did a very good job of smoothing motion without turning it into a blurry mess or loosing the detail in the image. We found that the picture was generally much more attractive with the Smooth Motion enabled, and the medium setting (there are three; low, medium and high) produced the best overall performance; the high setting did make faces look slightly flat and cartoonish. Our reccomendation would be to keep the feature turned on on the middle setting.

 

Motion Artifacting*(8.5)*


The processing that most displays do to put images on the screen sometimes has a downside of producing effects that aren't present in the original images. We saw very few artifacts like this on the SV471XVT; the images were mostly smooth and sharp, although we did see a slight shutter effect with a black and white edge: the edge had a stuttering, shuttering effect that made it look somewhat jagged.

 

3:2 Pulldown & 24fps*(9.0)*


The SV471XVT had no problem detecting the 3:2 pulldown effect that TV stations use to make their interlaced signals look more like film); in our tests, the display detected and processed the image appropriately to produce a very smooth result, with only slight occasional glitches. The SV471XVT also had no problem displaying a true 24 frames per second image produced by a high-end blu-ray player.

Compare the Vizio SV471XVT to other HDTVs
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Samsung LN46A750 46 inches Sony KDL-46Z5100 46 inches Vizio SV470XVT 47 inches

 

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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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