Merry Christmas, To Us, Early…

Posted: December 3, 2008 in Uncategorized


My wife and I decided to get a 42 inch HDTV for each other for Christmas this year.  We made the purchase on a Vizio 42 inch .  I got through hooking it up last night, to the DVR, XBOX360, DVD, and Home Theater system.  I have one word to say:  WOW!  We got a great deal through Dell on this unit.

Here are the specs:

Size: 42-in*
*Viewable: 42.02-in
Tuner: Integrated NTSC/ATSC/QAM HDTV Tuner

Supported TV Formats

Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Supported PC Resolutions
1920 x 1080, 1366 x 768, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600

Panel Type: 42″ Diagonal*, 16:9 Wide Screen, Color TFT Active Matrix LCD
Panel Specifications: Anti-Static and hard coated surface
Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.485mm (H) x 0.485mm (V)
Display Compatibility: FULL HDTV (1080P)
Signal Compatibility: 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV), 720P (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV), 1080P (FULL HDTV)
Response Time: 5 ms (typical)
Colors: 1.06 Billion
Brightness: 500 cd/m2 (typical)
Contrast Ratio: 6500:1 (w/DCR)
Viewable Angle: <178 degrees (horizontal and vertical)

RF (F Connector for internal tuner): 1
HDMI with HDCP: 4
Analog Stereo Audio for HDMI Inputs: 1
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 2
Composite Video: 2
S-Video plus Stereo Audio: 1
Computer RGB plus Stereo Audio: 1
Service Port: 1

Analog Audio out (RCA): 1
5.1 SPDIF Digital Optical Audio: 1
Headphone (Stereo Mini-Jack): 0

Additional Information
Picture-in-Picture (PIP)
Picture-outside-Picture (POP)
Closed Caption (CC)
3D Comb Filter
3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down
ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation
ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding
NTSC Video decoding via RF: Yes, thru Antenna, Cable, or Satellite
NTSC Video decoding via Video: Yes, thru CVBS, S-Video, or Component
Progressive Scan Video: Yes, thru Component YPbPr, VGA or HDMI
HDTV: Yes, thru HDMI or Component YPbPr
Computer: 640×480, 800×600, 1024×768 , 1280×1024, 1920×1080 via RGB or 1920×1080 via HDMI
Sound enhancement: Yes, SRS TruSurround XT
Color Temperature: 6500K (standard), 5400K and 9300K
Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
Audio: Built-in 10W x 3
Lamp (LCD) / Panel (PDP) Life: 50000 hours
Power: IEC Connector for direct power line connection
Voltage Range100 ~ 240 Vac at 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 300W average
Removable Base

  1. Pete says:

    Love it! My wife got me one as an early bday present a couple months ago and it is amazing. Saw “planet earth” the other day on it and it was insane you should check it out. My wife is now so jealous she is thinking about getting their green TV for her office. At the prices they charge I might have to go for it,,20241117_20241120_20241482_11,00.html

  2. Joan says:

    so when can Dave and I come for a DVD
    and popcorn night

  3. skirkham says:

    Joan, that’s a great idea. Let’s try planning something after the new year. Things are really hectic with the music schedule and vacation coming up. But, yeah, I like that idea a lot.

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