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Vizio SV471XVT HDTV Review

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Vs Sony KDL 46Z5100

Sony KDL-46Z5100 Summary
{{article.attachments['VIZIO-SV471XVT-vanity.jpg']}} • The Sony has deeper blacks and a wider viewing angle • The Vizio has slightly smoother motion • The Vizio is several hundred dollars cheaper
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Value Comparison Summary


The Vizio SV471XVt is priced at about $1499, while the Sony KDL-46Z5100 is slightly more expensive at about $1690.

  Comparison Specifications
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  Vizio SV471XVT Sony KDL-46Z5100
Size 47 inches 46 inches
Price $1499 $1690
Type LCD LCD
Format 1080p 1080p
Other 240Hz motion processing 120Hz motion processing

Blacks & Whites


The Sony was the superior display in our tests on the blacks and whites; it had significantly deeper blacks and a wider contrast ratio between the darkest black and the brightest white. However, the Vizio was the brighter screen overall, which may be an important factor if you want to watch it in daylight; the brighter the screen, the more it will stand out.

Blacks & Whites Comparison Chart
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Vizio SV471XVT Score: Black Level: 4.94 Peak Brightness: Score Contrast: Score Sony KDL-46Z5100 Score: Black Level: Score Peak Brightness: Score Contrast: Score

 

Color Accuracy


Both displays scored highly here; we found that they both had consistent whites and smooth RGB response curves. This means that you'll see clean, consistent whites and smooth color graduations. Both displays had slightly inaccurate color gamuts, though, which means that the colors on the screen may come out looking slightly differently to how the filmmaker intended. 

Color Temperature Comparison
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Vizio SV471XVT Score: 9.04
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Sony KDL-46Z5100 Score: 9.08

 

RGB Comparison

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Vizio SV471XVT Score: 7.71

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Sony KDL-46Z5100 Score: 7.84

 

Color Gamut Comparison
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Vizio SV471XVT Score: 6.45
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Sony KDL-46Z5100 Score: 5.19

 

Motion


Although it was a close-fought thing, we found that the motion on the Vizio was slightly better looking; although both produced significantly smoother motion than many other displays, the Vizio did a better job of preserving the fine detail of the objects. Faces, for instance, looked better because you could see more detail of the expression.

  Motion Scores
  Vizio SV471XVT Sony KDL-46Z5100
Motion Smoothness 8.5 8.0
Motion Artifacting 8.5 8.0

Viewing Effects


The Sony was the clear winner here; the image on the screen held its contrast ratio better as we moved off-axis, so those on the edge of a group would get a better image with the Sony than with the Vizio

Viewing Angle Comparison
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Vizio SV471XVT Score: 3.44 Sony KDL-46Z5100 Score: 7.08

Connectivity


Both displays have similar numbers of input and output ports: 4 HDMI ports  and a good selection of analog video inputs for connecting older equipment. They have somewhat different arrangements of ports, though; The Vizio has most on the back, but the Sony has 3 HDMI ports on the side. This might be an advantage if you are the sort of person that is constantly swapping connections in and out, but most users will want to plug in their devices on the back and not disconnect them.

  Connectivity Comparison
  Vizio SV471XVT Sony KDL-46Z5100
HDMI 4 4
Component 2 2
Composite 2 2
S-Video 1 1
VGA 1 1
Analog Audio In 4 4
Digital Audio Out 1 1
Analog Audio Out 1 1
LAN None None
USB 1 1
Memory Card None None
Other None None

Other Comparisons


Both displays can also play back music, photos and video from a USB thumb drive or other USB device, so you can show off your holiday snaps easily. Neither can play back videos or music from the Internet, though as they have no onboard Internet connections.

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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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