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Great Referbished HDTV, Great Price
 from Toledo, OH,  Oct 4, 2011

I bought this HDTV because it had the specs I was looking for (42", 1080p, 120Hz) at an affordable price ($XXX shipped). Packaging- This refurbished model came in an unmarked cardboard box, but was well packaged with styrofoam supports and bubble wrap all around the TV , remote and two manuals. Did not come with batteries for the remote, but I had some laying around so it wasn't a problem. Display- The display is great. The 1080p resolution (and 720p for that matter) make the picture crisp and clear from my Xbox 360 HDMI input. Plays HD content with a breeze, and the quick refresh rate (120 Hz) allows very smooth play for fast paced online games . No picture lag or ghosting. The dynamic contrast ratio (50,000:1) gives good white and blacks, not quite the picture of a Sony or Samsung, but for the price, I'm not complaining. Audio- The built-in sound isn't anything special, but that's what to expect from two 10W small speakers. I've read a lot about problems with the SRS TruVolume acting erratically while controlling volume, but I use a stand alone receiver for audio so I don't have experience to comment. I/O- The four HDMI ports are a great plus in my book. I have my Xbox 360, PS3 and Macbook connected at once with one HDMI port still unused, and they can be named for recognizable switching. The single combined component/composite is fine because I mostly use HDMI anyway, but I do wish there was a analog audio out instead of or alone with the optical out. The coaxial for cable and USB JPEG photo viewing both work well. Overall- This is a great lower-end HDTV with the standard specs of some of the big-boy brands. The price and quality of this Vizio make this HDTV great for a user that wants to use this larger display for HD content and fast online gaming. It has a few drawbacks, but the specs and quality of the display alone make this HDTV a great buy for someone that wants a feature packed 42" on a budget.

  • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Accurate.
  • Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes, thus far.
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good.
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