Conclusion: VIZIO might just be swinging for the fences with their serious SV470XVT LCD, which ups the ante with a 120Hz refresh rate and the onboard controls to back it up. While I can't quite declare it a home run, its video prowess and competitive price point do qualify it as a bona fide value, a big-screen flat-panel definitely worth a look.
Pros: Delivers an outstanding picture at a reasonable price, A wonderland for tweakers, with customizable settings for most aspects of audio and video, Exceptional connectivity (four HDMI, component video, even a PC jack!)
Cons: The look of the 24fps/120Hz "Smooth Motion" interpolation is not for everyone, One of the most frustratingly temperamental remotes I've ever used, Two rear HDMI ports difficult to see/reach, and two on the side ? Really?
Conclusion: The Vizio SV470XVT is a mixed bag that does most of the important things right. I always say, even if the user interface is a bit clunky, if a display can render a decent picture then it's got a market. The 47-inch Vizio SV470XVT is a display that will make many consumers ecstatic. Where it drops some points is in the user interface and setup, which does appear to cut some corners.
Pros: Good color reproduction, Good value for picture quality
Cons: 120Hz mode is unpolished, Unusually cluttered side inputs, Remote lacks discrete inputs, has insufficient backlighting, Only 1 component video input on rear of set