Vizio VP505XVT 50" Plasma HDTV

The VP505XVT by Vizio also incorporates Silicon Optix REON HQV processing technology to help with eliminating jaggies, stairstepping and mapping problems. The lifespan has been increase to 60,000 to 100,000 hours and the company seems ready to take on all comers – even quality manufacturers. “I was happy to see them (Vizio) focus on some of these quality concern areas.” stated Consumer Electronics Advisory Groups, Robert Wiley. “They seem to be responding to some critical areas of concern. I'm looking forward to seeing this new Vizio plasma in action.”



  • Screen Size: 50"
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Contrast Ratio: 30,000:1
  • Lifespan: 100,000 Hours
  • Silicon Optix REON HQV Video Processing
  • SRS TruSurround XT™
  • Picture-in-Picture
  • NTSC, ATSC and Clear QAM Tuners
  • Includes a 6 Foot HDMI Cable
  • 4 HDMI 1.3 Inputs

Vizio's VP505XT Press Release

VP505XVT FULL 1080p Plasma with SILICON OPTIX HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) Processing

VIZIO jumps deeper into Full High-Definition 1080p plasma performance with a bang to capture the imagination of even the most discerning consumers with the 50" VIZIO VP505XVT. Plasma TVs are the preferred choice for superior color, higher contrast ratios, longer panel life and fast refresh rates.

To ensure smooth, crisp, clean, and more vibrant images, VIZIO integrated the Silicon Optix's REON HQV processing into the VP505XVT. This advanced technology brings out even the finest details with both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) sources. Rendered colors are more natural, showing true color tones as they were intended. Moreover, Silicon Optix HQV's advanced noise reduction removes noise and artifacts caused by signal compression from cable and satellite providers. Since the HQV's REON chip can process two full channels of HD or SD channels, this allows users to achieve full resolution with picture-in-picture images.

The VP505VXT is compatible with all of today's popular input resolutions [1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i] and uses an integrated, DTV-compliant HD/QAM tuner so users can enjoy high definition and regular television programs with or without paid high definition service. Not only does the VP505XVT incorporate the most advanced video display technology, it meets all the requirements a consumer would need for the upcoming DTV transition in 2009.

The VP505XVT is significantly brighter than previous VIZIO plasma models boasting an amazing contrast ratio up to 30,000:1 providing rich, deep blacks for a more natural and realistic image. Additionally, the VP505XVT extends the panel life to 60,000 hours to 100,000 hours to half original brightness. Plasma TV's are now reaching the same levels of long life that has always been a benefit of LCD technologies.

Like the SV470XVT and SV420XVT, the VP505XVT use SRS Labs' TruSurround XT(R) audio processing for premium virtual surround and they are also compatible with the VIZIO SV5.1 Upgrade Kit that adds 5.1 surround sound functionality with the inclusion of rear channel speakers and a wireless subwoofer. Both include the new brushed aluminum-trimmed VUR8 Universal Learning Remote with Picture-In-Picture keys, handsomely designed to control an entire A/V system.

The VP505XVT also features its newest Brandy Wine colored speaker grill, further driving stylistic details into the fine construction of the entire VIZIO VP line of plasma products. Taking it a step further a side access HD Game Port with two HDMI v1.3 inputs for fast connections of game consoles, camcorders and other portable sources, in addition to two HDMI ports on the rear panel.

VIZIO sets itself apart from the crowd by being the first manufacturer to include a 6' HDMI cable within the carton in lieu of commonly inserted composite video and audio cables. HDMI allows the highest level of High Definition television video and audio to be transmitted through a single cable and VIZIO wants customers to experience the truest HD quality experience with their new VIZIO plasma display.

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