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Vizio VO47L LCD HDTV Review

47 in.

The VO47L manages something of a tightrope act; keeping the price down, while still producing decent quality.

September 08, 2008
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Tour & Design

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The Vizio VO47L is a pretty plain television, but it's not ugly either. The ports are all on the back in the middle, which means they are not very easily accessible. We also wish the remote had been a bit smaller.
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**Front**

From the front the Vizio V047L is dominated by the 47-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1080p. Below the screen is the Vizio logo, which lights up white when turned on and orange when turned off. On the same glossy bar as the Vizio logo to the far right is the remote control sensor. Below this glossy bar is the main speaker for the TV, which is textured in a grid pattern that extends up and around the LCD.

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The front of the Vizio VO47L with a 47 inch display.

**Back**

On the back of the Vizio V047L you find all of the TV's ports, arranged in a single strip that sits in a cutout near the bottom of the TV facing down. Below the ports is a legend that tells you what each port is for, and is color coded.

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The back of the Vizio VO47L holds all the ports on a single strip.

**Left**

There are no features on the right side of the Vizio V047L.

**Right**

On the right side of the Vizio V047L you find the control panel for turning the TV on/off, changing channels and volume as well as navigating the menu. Normally you'll use the remote for these functions, but if you ever feel like getting off your couch, or if the remote has gone missing, this is where you'll find the stuff.

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On the left side of the Vizio VO47L you find the on-TV controls.

**Stand/Mount**

The Vizio VO47L sits on a removable stand that does not rotate. In order to remove the stand you will need to remove the four screws that hold it in place. The TV can also be wall mounted with four mounting points found on the back of the Vizio VO47L.

**Controls**

TV controls are found on the right side of the Vizio VO47L, arranged vertically near the bottom of the right edge. From top to bottom you find Power, Menu, CH+, CH-, VOL+, VOL- and Input controls.

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The on-TV controls sit on the left side of the TV.

**Remote**

The Vizio VO47L ships with a universal remote that is black with silver highlights. The remote takes two AA batteries.

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The remote of the Vizio VO47L is rather long.

**In The Box***(6.0)*

The Vizio VO47L ships with the TV itself, a universal remote with batteries, HDMI Cable, Power Cord, Safety Strap, Cleaning Cloth and User Manual. Getting it out of the box is a typical affair, nothing special here.

**Aesthetics***(6.0)*

The Vizio VO47L is styled in black with a glossy bezel around the LCD and a textured edging around that. The TV measures 4.5 inches deep without the stand, which is not super slim, but better than average. The Vizio VO47L's styling is not particularly impressive, but it's not ugly either. Those who don't need their TV to make a fashion statement will likely find it's styling just fine.

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance: Summary
  3. Performance: Blacks & Whites
  4. Performance: Color
  5. Performance: Motion
  6. Performance: Viewing Effects
  7. Remote
  8. Audio
  9. Connectivity
  10. Controls & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Value & Comparisons
  14. Conclusion
  15. Ratings & Specs
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