Vizio VP422 42" Plasma HDTV

This new 2008 model 42" plasma TV from Vizio looks back to yesteryear in order to produce an affordable plasma TV for the masses. While the resolution takes a backward glance at just 1024 X 728 (720p) , we here at CEAG believe this is really all the resolution most people need to enjoy the large majority of HDTV programming. The VP422 by Vizio also claims a higher contrast ratio than their competing LCD TV models (30,000:1) and while this is not a realistic figure, the contrast certainly figures to be better than the LCD offerings. This new plasma offering also houses a convenient 3 – HDMI inputs. The plasma TV houses two 10w speakers. “I hope they (Vizio) is continuing to work on speaker quality improvement as we found their LCD TV speakers weak in recent tests." noted Robert Wiley, Sr. Editor with Consumer Electronics Advisory Group.

Vizio VP422 Plasma TV

VIZIO redefines High Defintion Plasma television technology with the new VP422, 42" HDTV. The VP422 offers the best in color reproduction displaying more than 16 Million natural plasma colors and amazing 30,000:1 contrast ratio for blacker blacks and whiter whites. New longer screen life of more than 60,000 hours to half-original brightness makes the new VP422 from VIZIO the obvious choice. With the natural speed of plasma technology, you will enjoy fast action sports, movies and general High Definition entertainment with untold calrity. Perfect for ANY room in the house, you will see that VIZIO packs the best technology possible into this large 42" display, offered to you at an outstanding value.

Plasma Panel Technology - The VIZIO VP422 Plasma High Definition Television afford the BEST color reproduction the way nature intended.

High Definition Television - the VP422 offers HD formats and an integrated standard and high definition NTSC/ATSC/clear QAM digital tuner including 1080i and 720P.  This will give you the full ability to enjoy the high definition content offered by your satellite and cable providers.

Designed for Maximum Versatility - VIZIO's VP422 Plasma HDTV provide numerous connections for your home theatre and gaming systems including 3-HDMI (v1.3) Inputs, an RGB (VGA) Input and HD Component Input.

178 Degree Viewing Angle - The VP422 Plasma HDTV delivers a superior viewing angle of up to 178 degrees, resulting in crisp and clear pictures that are visible from any seat in the house.

Specification
Size: 42-in*
*Viewable: 42.32-in
Tuner: Integrated NTSC/ATSC/QAM HDTV Tuner

Supported TV Formats
1080i

Native Panel Resolution: 1024 x 768

Supported PC Resolutions
1366 x 768, 1024 x 768, 800 x 600

Specification
Panel Type: 42" Diagonal*, 16:9 Wide Screen, Plasma Panel
Panel Specifications: Anti-Static and hard coated surface
Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.9 (H) mm x 0.676 mm (V)
Display Compatibility: HDTV (1080i)
Signal Compatibility: 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV), 720P (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV)
Response Time: N/A
Colors: 16.7 million
Brightness: 1,500 cd/m2 (typical)
Contrast Ratio: 30,000:1 (typ)
Viewable Angle: 178° (horizontal and vertical)

Inputs
RF (F Connector for internal tuner): 1
HDMI with HDCP: 3
Analog Stereo Audio for HDMI Inputs: 1
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 1
Composite Video: 1
S-Video plus Stereo Audio: 1
Computer RGB plus Stereo Audio: 1
Service Port: 1

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

Additional Information
V-Chip
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: 640x480, 800x600,1024x768, 1360x768 via VGA or HDMI
Sound enhancement: Yes
Color Temperature: 6500K (standard), 5400K and 9300K
Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
Audio: Built-in 10W x 2
Lamp (LCD) / Panel (PDP) Life: 60000 hours
Power: IEC Connector for direct power line connection
Voltage Range100 ~ 240 Vac at 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 350W average
Removable Base

Weight
Net: 62.9 lbs
Without Stand: 58.5 lbs

Dimensions
Carton: 46.5" W x 33.3" H x 14.8" D
With Stand: 41.0" W x 28.1" H x 10.3" D
Without Stand: 41.0" W x 26.5" H x 3.7" D
Without Stand and Speakers:
Certifications: CSA CSA-US, FCC Class B





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