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Vizio SV471XVT HDTV Review

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Connectivity

Connectivity Summary
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Input Ports*(7.0)*


The SV471XVT has a good selection of input ports, including 4 HDMI ports, plys two composite and component inputs.  There are also a four analog audio inputs; one that is associated with a HDMI port, one with the component video input, one with the S-Video and component input and one with the VGA port. This is a good thing to see; many displays only have a single analog audio input, which makes connecting multiple devices with analog audio difficult.

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  Analog Audio
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Composite Video
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Component Video
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HDMI
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USB
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These ports are spread between the back panels of the display and the side panel, with one HDMI port, one composite and one analog audio input on the side. This is a good selection of inputs that should be enough for most eventualities; 4 HDMI inputs would allow for a cable box, game console, DVD player and a camcorder or digital camera in the side port.

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In addition, a standard antenna/cable input allows you to connect to a cable TV or antenna.

Output Ports*(2.0)*


The SV471XVT is less well endowed when it comes to output ports; the only outputs are a single digital audio output and an analog audio output. This means you can pipe the audio from the display to an external surround sound processor or the like, but you can't send the video to another screen or device.

Other Connections*(0.0)*


There are no other connections on the SV471XVT.

Media* (0.0)*


In addition to the inputs and outputs described above, the SV471XVT has one other trick up its sleeve: a single USB port on the side for a USB thumb drive or other storage device. This can be used to show photos or videos; the display can show JPEG photos and videos in H.264, Windows Media and MPEG 2 formats.

 

Placement*(6.75)*


The ports on the SV471XVT are well placed; the side ports are easy to reach, and the back ports are convenient as long as you can get to the back of the TV; they would be a little awkward if they were wall mounted. This is a change from the previous model; on the SV470XVT the ports were located on the bottom edge, which was rather awkward to reach.

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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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