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Vizio VO47L LCD HDTV Review

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

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Connectivity

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All of the Vizio VO47L's are located in a single strip on the back of the TV. Unfortunately they aren't very accessible and we would have liked to see some more analog audio/video ports.
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**Input Ports***(13.75)*

The Vizio VO47L has a good range of input ports, but it lacks the large number of some port types that other TV's have. Below you can see the input ports available on the Vizio VO47L. In particular we note that there are fewer analog video and audio in ports than some other TV's have. There are 4 HDMI ports, however. The antenna port supports an antenna for digital over the air (OTA) tv and digital cable. It does no support analog cable. Analog OTA is TK. There's also a one eight inch audio input for getting audio from a computer or Mp3 player to your TV.

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Ports for the Vizio VO47L are located in a single strip on the back with labels below them.

**Output Ports***(2.0)*

The only output ports on the Vizio VO47L are an analog audio out and a digital audio out that supports SPDIF, for content that includes digital audio.

**Other Connections***(0.0)*

The Vizio VO47L does not support Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or any other form of wireless connectivity.

**Media***(0.0)*

The Vizio VO47L does not have any card readers, disc media players or any way to access any media directly.

**Placement***(4.0)*

The Vizio VO47L's ports are all placed along a single strip, facing down, found on the back of the TV at the top of a cavity that sits just above the stand. This means you know where you need to look to find the connection you want, which is good, but the placement means that if getting to the back of your TV is difficult so is getting to any port on the TV. The fact that the stand does not allow you to rotate your TV makes this even more problematic. If you have your TV stuck up against a wall or corner you'll have to physically move it or or climb behind it to connect or disconnect any cables, not very convenient at all. On the plus side the ports are well labeled and organized, but since you can't read the label unless you get behind your TV this doesn't mitigate matters very much.

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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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