Vizio isn't known for high-end HDTVs. The by-now-ubiquitous flat-panel HDTV name made its hay selling cut-rate LCDs and plasmas at Costco and then Wal-Mart, avoiding the big-box electronics specialty chains like Best Buy to focus on reaching out the the bargain-hunting masses. The strategy paid off withenough to challenge heavyweights like Samsung and Sony.
Now Vizio encroaches even further into the territory of more well-known brands by offering its first LCD models with a 120Hz refresh rate. The 47-inch
That smoothness should be seen to be appreciated, and while we're not its biggest fans on any 120Hz HDTV, we were intrigued by the additional optional available on Vizio's version. The SV470XVT we reviewed has a second setting for 120Hz de-judder, called Real Cinema, that lets you tweak the processing more than with other HDTVs.
For more info, and our take on non-120Hz aspects of its picture quality, check out the full review.