Vizio P50HDTV 50-inch Plasma HDTV Page 2
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|Price $1,899 ($1,999 list) / vizioce.com / 714-668-0588|
|A low price and good performance add up to a great deal in Vizio's newest 50-inch plasma HDTV.|
|•Great price •Deep blacks and good shadow detail •Clean upconversion of standard-def programs|
|•Some false-contouring artifacts •Too-blue out-of-box color balance|
|•1,366 x 768 screen resolution •Built-in HDTV tuner •Faroudja DCDi processing •Picture-in-Picture •Inputs 2 HDMI, VGA, 2 component-video, 2 composite-video, and 2 S-video, all with stereo audio; RF antenna •Outputs Optical digital and stereo analog audio; headphone •48.8 x 34.3 x 12.3 in (w/stand); 85 lb Full Lab Results|
The Vizio P50HDTV offers four picture presets along with a Custom preset that lets you tweak settings to your liking for each video input. Along with basics such as color, contrast, and sharpness, there are adjustments for noise reduction (Motion and Digital), Fleshtone, and Dynamic Contrast, but no dedicated color-temperature presets - an unfortunate omission given the TV's too-cool out-of-box color temperature. A set of red, green, and blue level adjustments in the Custom Color submenu can be used to pull color temperature back towards the 6,500 K standard, but doing this with any level of precision requires special test equipment (see Test Bench for details).