Released November, 2006
The Pros:Fantastic price! <$900. Many video input options including HDMI and VGA. Good color and contrast.
The Cons:Doesn't support 1080p. You can't completely eliminate edge enhancement. Emits a faint buzzing sound.
The Vizio VP42 is a value-priced plasma HDTV retailing for $999, but can be found in stores for around $850. Because of all of the buzz generated by 1080p television sets, the VP42 may get overlooked since it only supports up to 1080i or 720p.
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However, at this size, the benefits of a 1080p may go unnoticed. Reviews have suggested that this plasma delivers good image quality. Vizio is renown for making sub-$1000 HDTVs, and making flat panel TVs affordable to the masses.
The VP42 has 2 x HDMI inputs, 2 x component, and a single VGA PC video input. There is also an ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuner supporting both analog and digital OTA broadcasts. The manufacturer's boasts of its 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 231 billion distinct color resolution.
- Resolution: 1024 x 768
- Contrast: 10,000:1
- Brightness: 480 cd/m2
- Colors: 231 billion
- 2 x HDMI, 2 x Component, 1 x VGA, 1 x Composite, 2 x S-Video
- 1 x co-axial ATSC/QAM/NTSC tuner
- Signals: 480i (SDTV), 480p (EDTV), 720p (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV)
- Pixel Dot Pitch: 0.9 mm [H] x 0.676mm [V]
The Vizio VP42 first hit the market in Q4 2006. The largest of the Vizio Plasmas is the Vizio VM60P retailing for $2500. Also, consider the 50" Vizio VP50 retailing for $1499.
User Reviews (2)
Many video input options including HDMI and VGA
Good standard definition performance
You can't completely eliminate edge enhancement
Emits a faint buzzing sound
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