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Vizio SV471XVT HDTV Review

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Audio & Menus

Audio & Menus Summary
{{article.attachments['VIZIO-SV471XVT-vanity.jpg']}} • The built-in speakers have plenty of volumen and good sound quality • The on-screen menus are straighforward and easy to use
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Audio Quality*(7.0)*


We were impressed by the quality of the speakers built into the front of the SV471XVT; they produced bright, clear sound with plenty of volume. We found that dialog was clear, and there was plenty of bass for explosions and the like. Unusually, there is also a 5-band graphic equalizer as well, which offers a number of sound presets (Flat, Rock, Pop, Classic and Jazz) as well as the custom option. A pseudo-surround sound effect called SRS TruSurround HD is offered, but this didn't do that much to create a real surround sound effect; rather, it just seemed to drop the high frequencies back and boost the bass. Another feature called SRS TruVolume is also included, which  boosts the volume in quiet parts anddrops it back in the noisy bits so you don't have to adjust the volume if you are trying to avoid waking the kids up.

 

Menu Interface*(6.25)*


The SV471XVT has a standard Vizio menu, which is simple and straightforward to use. When you hit the menu button on the remote, you are presented with options for Picture, Audio, TV and Setup. Each of these options contains a number of sub-options (such as brightness, backlight, contrast, etc on the picture menu), and some also include sub-sub options. Fortunately, most of the commonly used options are easy to find; you can change the picture mode by just hitting left and right on the top level menu.

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*The main menu of the SV471XVT *

The sub-menus have the same structure; the screen below shows the picture menu

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The Picture menu of the SV471XVT

 

 

Manual*(8.0)*


The SV471XVT comes with both a quick-start guide and a full printed manual. Both of these are very good: the quick start guide shows the basic connections, while the manual goes into more detail. Both are also well illustrated and properly indexed.  The manuals for the SV471XVT are not currently available for download.

 

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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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