Vizio 37-inch LED TV: Vizio XVT373SV with Internet content
The Vizio XVT373SV 37″ RazorLED LCD TV features VIA-Vizio Internet Apps, Built-in WiFi 802.11n Dual Band, a Full HD 1080p resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 1,000,000 dynamic contrast ratio. Connectivity includes 3 HDMI inputs.
Vizio Internet Apps and built-in WiFi allow the easy access of some of the best Internet content to your HDTV without mess wires. Vizio streaming media include Netflix, Amazon video on demand and Vudu video; music services such as Rhapsody and Pandora. However, there is no Youtube and it does not offer streaming of your own music, photos, and video via a home network (DLNA). Vizio says it will add this function during the holiday season of 2010.
Vizio apps include Yahoo widgets, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa and Flickr, Weather, News, Sports and Stocks. But it does not have Skype.
Cnet rated Vizio XVT3SV series as 4/5 excellent. XVT3SV series LCD TV is the first ever Vizio LCD TV rated as excellent on cnet. “The Vizio XVT3SV series’ excellent picture quality, thoughtful design, scads of features, and reasonable price combine to make it the best value among high-end LED-based LCD TVs today.”
Interestingly, this review was listed under XVT373SV, but only applied to larger models which have TruLED full-array backlights and a 240Hz refresh rate and does not apply to small sized 37-inch model, according to Cnet Editor.
There are five models in Vizio XVT3SV series, 55-inch XVT553SV, 47-inch XVT473SV, 42-inch XVT423SV which have a 240Hz refresh rate and use TruLED full-array LED backlights that have more zones that can be locally dimmed than previous models; 37-inch XVT373SV, and 32-inch XVT323SV, which have a 120Hz refresh rate and use RazorLED edge LED backlights that can be locally dimmed technology. To select the correct size, read which size of LCD TV should you buy.
Key features of from manufacturer’s description:
VIA™ (VIZIO INTERNET APPS)
Easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows on Netflix, Amazon video on demand, Vudu; listen to music on Pandora internet radio and Rhapsody; and get the latest news, sports and weather. (web500 note: VIA does not have Youtube and is not DLNA compliant.)
The latest 802.11N Dual Band Wireless Networking is built-in making connecting to the Internet quick and easy.
CUSTOMIZED BLUETOOTH® UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL
This customized Bluetooth® remote with slide out QWERTY keypad enables you to control your TV, even type onscreen, from any spot in the room.
RazorLED™ – VIZIO is the first to bring LED technology to smaller size LCD HDTVs! This Mercury Free, Energy Efficient, Razor Thin HDTV achieves a 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio giving you deeper blacks and brighter whites – 450 nits brightness.
RAZOR THIN STYLING
A 2.0” thin profile* that is simply amazing!.
Smart Dimming™ intelligently controls each blocks of LEDs, turning them on and completely off achieving richer, darker blacks with better uniformity and brighter, more bold colors.
DYNAMIC CONTRAST RATIO
1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions.
120Hz Smooth Motion technology delivers sharper clarity of fast action scenes for blur free images.
SRS TruVolume eliminates volume inconsistencies between programming
SRS TRUSURROUND HD™
SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high definition surround sound.
ECO HD™ exceeds the current ENERGY STAR® 4.1 Guidelines, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.
The display’s backlight is environmentally-friendly due to the fact that LED backlights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance.