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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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Value & Comparisons

**Value**

Vizio has gained a large chunk of the HDTV market by producing decent, low cost screens, and the VO47L continues this trend; it provides great value for money for the TV buyer on a tight budget. 

**Comparisons**

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Sharp LC-46D64U - The Sharp is at a similar price point to the Vizio, but the Vizio has an edge in image quality. Neither TV is going to win any gold medals in the imaging olympics, but the Vizio is a better screen overall.

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Panasonic TH-PZ80U - This plasma screen is similarly priced to the Vizio, so the choice comes down to the pros and cons of the LCD vs plasma display types. The LCD-based Vizio is significantly brighter; put the two screens side by side and the Vizio is much more appealing to the eye. The Panasonic plasma does has better viewing angle and color accuracy, though, and those who assume that plasmas are expensive will be pleasantly surprised by the price.

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JVC LT-47X899 - The JVC has significantly better image quality than the Vizio, but it is much more expensive. Is the improved image quality worth the extra? For most people, the answer is probably no; the Vizio is good enough for general use and is much cheaper.

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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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