Vizio LED TV
A review of a Vizio XVT373SV Vizio LED TV wasn't on my mind when I went searching for information on a cheap flat screen TV. The Vizio LED TV that I ended up purchasing wasn't on my personal radar. I hadn't purchased a flat screen TV previously, and all of the Television sets in my home were older tube type TV sets. I did some checking on some of the new brands on the market, since I had last purchased a TV and the Vizio brand came to my attention. I had seen the Vizio brand in Walmart and Sams Club, as well as Best Buy, and some of the other retailers of Flat Screen TV. Vizio flat screen seemed to be every where. I checked with a relative who stays up to date on flat screen TV technology and he told me to check the Vizio brand because it had consistently good ratings. What I found after checking was that the Vizio LED flat screen TV is a great buy and has a beautiful outstanding picture.
I ended up purchasing a Vizio model XVT373SV. The Vizio XVT373SV is a 37 inch LED-LCD flat screen TV, which I choose because the space available in my built in cabinetry would only accommodate a 37 inch set.
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What I found was that the Vizio XVT37SV is very easy to install, and setup, and that the picture is beyond my expectations, in terms of quality and sharpness. The XVT37SV is utilizes the LED technology which provide for very sharp character definition, and very deep black colors. Some sets that I observed had "blacks" that are more gray in color and not the sharp deep black that the Vizio flat screen has when you buy a model with the LED technology. One of the complaints that many have with their new flat screen TV purchase is that the audio is of poor quality. I think this is because there is just no good internal sounding board because of the extremely thin design of the new flat screen tv sets. I found the the Vizio LED set has acceptable,to good, quality audio, which I will be enhancing with a "audio bar" mounted on top of the Vizio flat screen. These audio bars are available in the Vizio brand, and I noted a unit made by Hitachi that is available at SAMS which was under $200, and had great quality.
I choose to shop for a 120Hz Flat Screen TV set because they tend to yield a better picture on sporting event programming. You might not notice it but the experts point out that the higher frequency refresh rate flat screen TV 's are superior to watch if you are into sports programming. The choices are 60HZ,120HZ, and 240HZ, and you will find that the price increases between $100 and $200 as you step up from one design to the next. In other words expect to pay $200 more for a flat screen TV that is 120HZ instead of the typical 60HZ Flat Screen. You will notice if you shop around in the big box retailers that they have many more 60HZ sets on display because they tend to be cheaper. I have to admit that I have difficulty telling the difference between a 60HZ and 120HZ set when I watch them side by side at Best Buy. but my trusted friend said, "your wife will be able to see the difference", and when she says 'isn't the picture jerky?" you will wish you had purchased a 120HZ flat screen!
Another feature of the XVT37SV which adds to the price but well worth the extra cost is the VIA Vizio Internet Applications, which means if you have Internet access you can access a number of Internet video streaming and other applications directly from your TV. This is the future of TV viewing selection, in my opinion, and accessing such applications as NETFLIX direct from the Flat Screen TV is very compelling given the sometimes frustrating choices of programming available from broadcast television. The Vizio LED TV model I selected has this capability and it works very well. I have yet to explore all the possibilities of the programming that are available from the Internet video streaming possibilities on my new Vision flat screen.
Bottom line to all of this, is that you should shop carefully and make your own decision but in my opinion the Vizio LED TV models are great choices and available at reasonable prices and represent the best value in flat screen TV