Vizio's 'Java' LCD brews accurate colors

CNET reviews the Vizio VOJ370F "Java" series 37-inch 1080p LCD, and applauds the little display's color accuracy.

The Vizio VOJ370F 37-inch LCD outperformed its competitors color accuracy. CNET

Subtle dark brown coloring and a not-so-subtle reflective gold strip along the bottom of the frame earn the Vizio VOJ370F the title "Java" in the company's LCD lineup, while excellent color earns it a high score among the less-expensive LCDs we've reviewed this year.

The 37-inch display boasts 1080p resolution--useless at this small screen size unless you want to use it as a big PC monitor--and plenty of picture adjustments. The most important are custom color temperature controls that let us tweak it to within an inch of grayscale perfection--no small feat for a small-screened LCD.

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Below you'll find the settings we found best for viewing the Vizio VOJ370F in a completely dark room via the HDMI input with a 1080p, film-based source. Your settings may very depending on source, room conditions and personal preference. Check out the Picture settings and calibration FAQ for more information.

Picture menu
Picture Mode: Movie
Backlight: 4
Brightness: 52
Contrast: 50
Color: 48
Tint: 0
Sharpness: 3

Advanced video menu
Noise Reduction: Off
Color Enhancement: Off
Advanced Adaptive Luma: Off
Enhanced Contrast Ratio: Off

Color Temperature menu
Color Temperature: Normal
Red: 127
Green: 136
Blue: 125

About the author

Section Editor David Katzmaier has reviewed TVs at CNET since 2002. He is an ISF certified, NIST trained calibrator and developed CNET's TV test procedure himself. Previously David wrote reviews and features for Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com. He is known to two people on Twitter as "The Cormac McCarthy of consumer electronics."

 

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