Summary: Vizio is king of North America these days and with future products integrating 802.11n, Bluetooth and Internet connectivity, they may be out to conquer the world. For now, though their latest Smooth Motion 240Hz set is a nice step up from the SV470XVT we tested a couple years ago.
Pros: Excellent color reproduction, Universal learning remote, Great value for picture quality, Energy Star 3.0
Cons: 240Hz mode is unpolished, Remote lacks discrete inputs, Only 1 component video input on rear of set
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.
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