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Vizio VT470MGB Review – 1080p, 120Hz HDTV

February 13th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Vizio VT470MGB is a 47 inch LCD HDTV, and its most striking feature is the 120 Hz refresh rate, which will give you blur free picture even for fast moving videos. The Full HD resolution 1080p ( 1920 x 1080) is decen for details of the picture at good quality.

The Vizio VT470MGB has a wide 176 degree viewing angle, which means that you can view this TV from virtually any place inside the room. Other noticeable specification include a relatively high brightness value at 500 cd/square meter. This enabled decent and bright viewing experience even when you are watching this TV in day time with significant amount of room light. The Vizio VT470MGB has a response time of 5 ms which is decent if you wish to view fast moving scenes.

Vizio VT470MGB comes with 3 HDMI cables possibly allowing you to connect multiple sources of HDMI to this TV. This HDTV also has an in builts ATSC / QAM digital tuner in addition to the NTSC analog tuner which will allow you to watch the Cable or the broadcast channels on this TV.

As part of the Vizio VT470MGB Review, we present the key features of this TV that will help you understand its strengths and weakness in case you are planning to buy it.

– 47 inch Size with Full HD, 1920 x 1080 resolution.
– 3 HDMI Inputs
– 120 Hz refresh rate
– Theoritical Dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000:1
– Relatively high 500 cd / meter square brightness value
– 5 ms response time
– Built in digital tuner
– 176 degree viewing angle.

On the downside the Vizio VT470MGB does not come with wired or wireless networking features. Vizio still does not enjoy the brand respect that Sony, Toshiba, LG and more recently Samsung commands in quality HDTV manufacturing.

The Vizio VT470MGB is available at Walmart at $630 at the time of writing as a refurbished unit. Many users have questioned the quality of the refurbished model since a large number of the refurbished model available for sale creates a question on its quality.

We suggest that you take a look at all the 47 inch models with 120 Hz refresh rate and compare them side by side. You may also like to visit the store and take a look at the quality as you “actually” see them. You may be able to find something at similar cost than that of the Vizio VT470MGB and with better quality. DO not forget to check the deals.

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