6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

First Look: Vizio VM60PHDTV

About Video Transcript

First Look: Vizio VM60PHDTV

1:38 /

The Vizio VM60PHDTV's excellent value will outweigh its picture quality issues for most viewers.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:01 >> Hi I'm senior editor David Katzmaier and I'm with the Visio VM60P HDTV. This is a 60 inch flat panel plasma television, one of the largest plasmas we've ever reviewed. Its claim to fame is that it's actually the least expensive 60 inch plasma on the market right now. It's about three thousand dollars and that's a pretty good price for a flat-panel TV this massive. Visio didn't really skimp on the design however, the edge of the TV is bordered by metal which is something we haven't seen very much of, although though I'm really not a big fan of the caller, it's actually bronze all the way around the frame here. And the matching stand is also bronze, a kind of wish they would have went with black, but what are you going to do. Does stand itself also has this nice glass top, which does add a little bit to the design of the set. Feature wise, the big thing here is the four HDMI inputs, there's actually four on the back there, that means you can actually connect for digital devices via HDMI, it's more than any other TV we have reviewed ever. And there is also a computer input and a pair of component video inputs so it's pretty nice. The other features are pretty darn good as well, there's plenty of picture customization including color temperature controls that you can fine tune. When we took the video into the lab and a lot of things were somewhat disappointing, of course this is a relatively inexpensive TV but at the same time we would have appreciated better black levels and a slightly more accurate color. We also noticed some false contouring which shows up as banding in light to dark areas. On the other side it's a relatively inexpensive for such a big screen, so I think the picture is going to satisfy as a lot of people for the price. That's a quick look at the VisioVM60P HDTV and I'm David Katzmaier. ^M00:01:37 [ Music ]

New releases

Tech to expect in 2015
2:31 December 26, 2014
The five most-anticipated gadgets we expect to see in 2015.
Play video
Best websites for finding child care
1:01 December 26, 2014
Between holiday parties and New Year's Eve plans, it can be tough to secure a babysitter. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports...
Play video
What's new on Netflix in January 2015
2:08 December 25, 2014
Find out what you should add to your watch list and what other videos are disappearing in the new year.
Play video
Brian Tong's Viewer Feedback 2014
2:17 December 25, 2014
We read the e-mails, tweets, and YouTube comments from you that have helped us create the best tech videos on Earth.
Play video
XCAR Awards 2014: Best-Looking
1:31 December 24, 2014
The XCAR team has played with some amazing cars in 2014, but which will be crowned the best-looking?
Play video
LG's bare bones oven needs a little more meat
2:02 December 24, 2014
The LG LRE3021 gives reliable mid-range performance, but lacks the features you can find from other brands for the same price.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 106: Our 'Best of 2014' Extravaganza
27:44 December 24, 2014
On today's show, we celebrate another year gone by naming our (and your) favorite tech stories, pop culture news and video games of...
Play video
The big trends to watch at CES 2015
2:55 December 24, 2014
With CES around the corner, Bridget Carey tells you what to look out for at the tech expo. Expect buzz around the smart home, virtual...
Play video