updated 12:40 pm EST, Thu January 4, 2007
Vizio 47-inch 1080p Set
Vizio ended speculation about its plans for CES today by formally launching its GV47L LCD television. As the company previously established, the new 47-inch system is the first to break the $2,000 price barrier at its size while still maintaining the 1080p resolution needed for full HDTV. This price does not come at the cost of features, the company promises. The display is capable of a 1,600:! dynamic contrast ratio (800:1 fixed), 500cd/m2, and an 8ms response time suitable for games or fast-action movies. Pairs of component, HDMI, and RCA inputs are built in, as are single connectors for S-video and VGA. A hybrid ATSC/NTSC tuner is integrated for receiving both HD and standard broadcasts. Vizio's new range-topping LCD is already reaching stores for a price of $1,900.