Excerpt: (1 items) No doubt about it: With an estimated street price of $1200 sounds good for a 47-inch, 240Hz LCD HDTV—especially one with multimedia capabilities and a terrific remote. But Vizio’s SV471XVT major compromise comes to image quality. Our test jury was not particularly impressed with the SV471XVT’s picture clarity: The TV struggled with moving objects on screen, and occasionally had trouble with still objects, too—it displayed plenty of digital artifacts and...
Pros: Excellent remote control
Cons: Can't turn off illuminated logo on bezel, Images marred by digital artifacts
Conclusion: Despite the hard time it had with a few of the HQV torture tests and its relatively narrow viewing angle, the SV471XVT is still a large and attractive display that's capable of delivering tremendous color and clarity with high definition programming. Feed it HD, sit in the middle of the room and you should be a happy camper. And with its list price of only $1,499 the SV471XVT does offer considerable bang for the buck and warrants your serious consideration.
Pros: Solid HD picture at an attractive price, Independent volume settings across all inputs, Good connectivity including four HDMI inputs and one for your computer
Cons: "Smooth Motion" processing creates an unsettling picture, Blacks often appeared more charcoal gray than black, Irritating logo light front and center beneath the screen, Poor off-axis performance