By Eric Yang
on 6.25.08

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Vizio, a brand you may have once brushed off heading directly for the Samsung and Sony units when looking for hdtv’s may now have your undivided attention. Overpriced technology is for the birds.

Vizio’s new XVT Series of LCD’s and Plasmas are setting the bar for value at a new high. The lineup includes: 42 and 47 inch LCD televisions with 1080p resolution and 6,500:1 contrast ratios and their big brother, a 50 inch plasma with 1080p resolution, REON HQV processor, integrated digital tv runer, 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and SRS TruSurround audio. One key feature shared by the XVT series is the 120Hz refresh rate with Smooth Motion Video.

Cost: SV420SVT (42-inch LCD) $1500 | SV47XVT (47-inch LCD) $1900 | VP505XVT (50-inch Plasma) $1700 @ Circuit City