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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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Power Consumption

**Power Consumption***(8.13)*

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At a cost of $37.40 per year for power the Vizio VO47L's power consumption is just above average. We test power consumption by setting the screen's brightness to 200 cd/m2, a level that is good for watching in dark or lit conditions. We play back a standard sequence and get an average power use of six minutes. As with all LCDs how high you set the backlight will have a significant impact on your power consumption. You can see below that setting it to maximum pushes your annual cost up to $60.67. This assumes watching five hours of television a day and uses the average national cost for electricity. For this reason we recommend that you keep LCD displays at the lowest backlight setting you find comfortable.

Setting Average Watts Cost Per Year
Minimum 93.2 $18.31
Calibrated 191 $37.40
Maximum 310.2 $60.67

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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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