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VIZIO E472VL 47-Inch

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VIZIO E472VL 47-Inch

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9 Comments »

  • Customer Rating great Internet apps TV, 2011-09-13
    This review is from: VIZIO E472VL 47-Inch
    the pros are a good picture. Internet apps is the best I’ve used so far.

    The cons are the remote is not as good as the XVT models. Audio quality is not as good.

    overall a great TV for to money

  • Cupcake says:

    Customer Rating Love this TV!!!, 2011-07-05
    This review is from: VIZIO E472VL 47-Inch
    For the price, this TV is a great buy. If you are looking for a budget-friendly HDTV with internet apps, I highly recommend this TV. Easy set up, great picture & sound quality. I have no complaints with the volume level as mentioned in other reviews. I have never had the volume above maybe 30. To be fair, this tv is in my bedroom, and it isn’t necessary to use at a high volume.

  • Customer Rating great price great TV, 2011-09-23
    This review is from: VIZIO E472VL 47-Inch
    I love the smart TV, I can watch movies from netflix, blockbuster & because I am also a prime customer with Amazon I get free movies! The picture is clear and the sound is great! Also a real plus Vizio has great tech help and customer service based in the US!! I am hoping this is a new tread! Great TV for the money!

  • mysierra4x4 says:

    Customer Rating awesome tv at an awesome price, 2011-06-24
    This review is from: VIZIO E472VL 47-Inch
    i bought this tv and im very happy with it.shipping was right on the money.picture is awesome. added a vizio sound bar and the sound is outstanding.the only con with this tv is the volume. without the sound bar addition you have to put the volume up very high to hear it. at least up to 55 or 60 to get a good affect.other than that very happy with it.would recommend to anyone thinking of buying it.

  • Customer Rating Great picture, audio stinks, 2011-07-28
    This review is from: VIZIO E472VL 47-Inch
    I picked up this TV from a local box store that rhymes with clams ($729). Price was great, picture was great using DirecTV and an HDMI cable. The internet app set up was very nice and there was a LOT there. Wireless set up was a snap to connect to our N router. Netflix worked awesome!

    Audio problems started out of the box though. Sound would drop every 15 seconds then come back after a second or so. I tried live broadcast, I tried programs we had DVR’d that I knew were of good quality. I tried DVD and VHS (yes VHS…we still have one!) After reading some forums and messing with it for nearly an hour I gave up and called Vizio support. They had me restart (unplug) the TV, go through a cleansing procedure at start up and the problems continued. We continued changing settings on the D-TV box and the TV but nothing helped. I asked my wife and kids to try it the next day and see if it got any better. When I came home from work I was met at the door from my kids telling me that the TV had to go.

    The TV has been returned and I’ve ordered a Panasonic. I was really hoping to like this TV because of the generous assortment of features and the great picture. Had the audio not been a problem, we would have definitely kept the TV. I hope you have better luck and I hope I got the lemon off the streets for you.

    Jeff

  • Alec says:

    Customer Rating Great TV, 2011-06-30
    This review is from: VIZIO E472VL 47-Inch
    Let me just say for the price the TV is a must buy. The contrast is wonderful as well as the response time. The built in speaker are better than most (but I still recommend a surround sound set up). My only complaint is that 120hz just seems weird to me; it’s sort of jarring. I believe it’s due to how it smooths the motion of a movie or show, but this can be dealt with by turning on “game mode.”

    Overall, wonderful TV for the price.

  • Customer Rating High Quality Picture, Fast Speed & Convenient Apps That We Use for Instant Streaming Video – Like the 120 hz, 2011-09-28
    This review is from: VIZIO E472VL 47-Inch
    We moved long distance and got rid of all our old TVs as they were in danger of breaking in transit and would not be covered by the moving insurance. We love this new TV that we’ve been using for almost two months with Comcast cable and DSL wifi Internet with AT&T. We like it so much we selected this one again to buy for our home’s second TV. So, we own two of these models now.The picture quality is very good. The HD is excellent. (These are our first HD TVs.) I was surprised to see that on our second set, which we chose to rent a less expensive Comcast cable box without HD, the picture does not fill the screen. The size of the images varies between two different sizes depending on the program and has a big black border all around the edges. We were trying to save some money on the monthly rental fee for the cable box by having no HD on the set we use much less but now I’m not sure it’s worth it due to the size difference. Having the apps on the TV is very convenient for instant streaming through Amazon.com and Netflix. It is simple to use and therefore you do not have to hook a laptop up to the TV screen to view the internet streamed video on the TV screen. Honestly I don’t need Facebook or Twitter on my *television*! I mainly want the apps for easiest instant streaming of video. This model is 120 hz which makes it more expensive than the 60 hz models that Vizio sells (and the same goes for other brands). A commenter to my review explained it this way “The hz is the screen refresh rate. The hz is how many times/second the tv displays the picture. It wouldn’t directly impact streaming quality. Only your internet connection would affect that. Where you would notice the difference between 60hz and 120hz is in fast moving video segments, like in sports or movie/tv scenes where there are fast moving objects. 60hz displays the picture 60 times/second while 120hz is double that.” While in a warehouse store recently (where it is fast and easy to compare different models with the same screen size) I noted that most TVs in this screen size range with HD were only 60 hz. Make your selection carefully based on how you plan to use the TV. We also figured out that the price of the TV with the apps built in was less expensive or equal than buying an intermediary unit to run the instant streaming through; we chose the built-in apps for convenience as it is one less piece of machinery and it would have less wires to deal with. SOUND ISSUES with CABLE TV — Just a couple of days after installing the TV our sound cut out when viewing cable TV. We troubleshooted the problem to be a bad, cheap quality cable that was provided to us free from Comcast to hook the TV to the cable box. We paid about $20 out of pocket for a new HDMI (best quality) cable. The choice of what cable to pick is shown on a chart on page 7 of the user manual with there being 5 choices on the market with Vizio recommending the best most expensive one (HDMI = $20). After spending this much on a TV I don’t mind spending $20 on the HDMI cable! However I do resent the cable company with their expensive prices giving us such a cheaper useless one, really they should give out HDMI cables!SOUND ISSUES with XBox360 — A couple of weeks into using the TV with the xBox360 the sound started cutting out off and on. We have troubleshooted it to the cable wire again as the sound on the TV is just fine. The instruction manuals are very good and have lots of visuals including color photographs for the steps. The set was simple to set up and my eleven year old son has been hooking them up with ease.

  • Customer Rating Could not be more pleased with this TV., 2011-09-15
    This review is from: VIZIO E472VL 47-Inch
    I was skeptical about an Internet television. While I’m a bit of a gadget geek, it just seemed a little bit TOO geeky for me. But since I wanted more streaming options beyond what my XBox 360 could provide, I decided to take a leap and pick up this bad boy. Honestly, I made a great decision getting this TV. The picture is wonderful. The sound, although a *bit* quiet, is plenty loud enough in my smaller apartment living room. Using the suggestions of another reviewer, I set my TV to use game mode settings so I wouldn’t experience any issues with my 360, and I have had no lag or strange framerate issues. It looks fantastic. Setting up Internet connectivity was a breeze, and some of the widgets are really great – more convienent than I thought they actually would be! (Pandora, Hulu, etc.) The streaming of movies and clips from Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, etc. has been smooth as glass.

    Overall, if this is your first venture into Internet television, this is a great choice. The lower price point doesn’t mean a lesser user experience. I’m extremely happy!

  • Customer Rating Great Value, 2011-07-23
    This review is from: VIZIO E472VL 47-Inch
    I received the E472VL three days ago and have been exploring and evaluating its various features.

    First off: Here is a list of the features I wanted in my new TV.

    42-47 inches
    1080p
    120 hz
    Internet connectivity (primarily Netflix…despite their recent price increase BAH!)
    Enough HDMI ports for my XBOX 360, PS3 and cable (minimum 3)
    No more than $800

    First Impressions:
    I upgraded from a 3 year old 32 inch Sony Bravia, which served me well through college and since graduating, but it was time to upgrade to something more suitable for my living room (about 14 ft x 18 ft). My viewing distance is around 10 feet and this TV is definitely big enough for me. I’m not an interior designer, but the styling seems pretty standard. All black bezel. The outside of the bezel is matte while the inner edge closest to the screen is gloss. It is a nice two tone effect, but the styling of the tv was of a little concern. The base is large and glossy, and it does not swivel like many other models. Having a swiveling base was not important to me either as I rarely move the TV. Some other Vizio TV reviews note issues with the TVs turning off randomly periodically. I did experience this once in the first hour of using the TV. After rebooting the TV it automatically downloaded a firmware update and has not turned off again. Also, this TV does not come with the QWERTY remote like some other Vizios. Viewing facebook/twitter works very well on this TV, but if you want to post comments/updates you may want to consider a TV with a keyboard remote.

    Features:
    I felt this model was the best balance of features and price. I do generally prefer to buy big brand name electronics (Sony, Samsung, LG), but there were a number of features I wanted, which can’t be had in this price range with those brands. Getting the newest, fanciest LED tv was not a priority for me as that is a still a new technology and I can only see marginally improved black levels during side by side comparisons, and that is only with full-array LED tvs with local dimming. That technology still demands a premium of about 150-200 dollars, and has not reached its full potential.

    Internet Apps: The internet apps have worked flawlessly in my short time with the TV. The interface Vizio has created is one of the best i’ve seen. My parents have an internet connected TV; when the apps are opened the entire screen is dedicated to scrolling through and choosing your desired app. With the Vizios, a small bar of apps appears along the bottom of the screen, which you scroll through to find the app you want all while the TV signal is displayed over the rest of the screen. When you select and app, ~1/3 of the screen becomes dedicated to that app. You can get a quick facebook or twitter update while still watching TV on the right 2/3s of the screen. Some other apps (Netflix, amazon instant video) will then expand into full-screen mode after selecting “launch app” or once you’ve made a video selection. It is a great, responsive interface. You can delete “widgets” you don’t use and move them wherever you want along the scroll bar.

    120 hz: I haven’t watched any hockey or sports for that matter, but the smooth motion technology can definitely be seen when it is turned on. As many people have said, it does look a little funny, and isn’t appropriate for all content. I keep the option set to low or off most of the time, but for some shows it is nice to have on, which is where the different “picture modes” come in handy. There are 9 separate modes which can all be changed individually and selected quickly while watching the TV so you can immediately see the effect.

    Performance:
    Picture: This TV has a wonderful picture. Vizios are known for accurate and vibrant colors. That is certainly apparent here. The black levels are always the question mark as there is no standardized way to measure contrast ration, so 100,000: 1 on a Vizio vs. 2,000,000 : 1 on a Samsung doesn’t necessarily mean the Samsung will be 20x better. The black levels are completely acceptable for my use. I am not a videophile, but I have researched and viewed many tvs. I have seen tvs with noticabley bad black levels and plasmas with amazing black levels. This TV should pass all but the most hardcore videophile’s critique. Compared to my old Sony this is a major upgrade.

    Sound: A common complaint about these thin TVs is the poor speakers. In my fairly large, open and carpeted (carpets will reduce sound travel and require you to turn the volume up louder than in a room with hardwood floors) family room, the speakers perform admirably for everyday TV viewing. I only have to turn the volume up high when I have the windows open and a fan blowing. However, I do have a surround sound set up, which I use for movie watching. The SRS TruVolume technology does not seem to have any affect while channel surfing, which is unfortunate, but I commend them for trying. The SRS SurroundSound is noticeable. When switching between basic stereo sound and surround, the “surround” option creates much more full and real sounding audio.

    Videogames: Here is where I had my first real fright. I tested for any input lag (a well known issue with some LCD HDTVs) by playing Geometry Wars 2 on XBOX. It’s not a graphical stunner, but it requires split second input and reaction time. At first there was noticeable lag. After scanning through the picture settings I could not find any cure. Important Note: the various “picture modes” include a “gaming” setting. It is important to remember these settings are mainly there for you to modify to your liking. The names are more there for your convenience. However, in the “settings” tab of the menu there is a “gaming” mode option. The option only becomes available once you switch from the “TV” input to the input your console is connected to. This did remedy the input lag.

    Menu/Interface: Like I said previously, the menu can be viewed while watching TV, which makes optimizing your picture settings a breeze. Also, any settings you choose for each input, will save to that specific input. E.G. After turning “gaming mode” “on” on HDMI-1 for my XBOX, that setting will save to HDMI-1 so you don’t have to change it every time you switch devices. The same goes for the picture and audio modes selected. It is a very convenient system.

    Overall:
    I am very pleased with this TV. 42″ TVs with similar features were only $50-$100 cheaper. I feel the extra 5 inches is worth it especially if you are on the fence as far as size like I was. The picture is terrific. The sound is completely acceptable if there is not too much background noise, otherwise consider a beefier set up.

    Sorry for the drawn out and wordy review, but I hope it was helpful to some of you. I actually waited a couple extra weeks before buying this TV hoping someone would write an in-depth review. I would be happy to answer any questions in the comments section if I missed anything.

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