Vizio E470i-A0 (E470) Review
47" 1080p Razor LED edge lit LCD TV
by Jack Burden, Senior Reviewer
Vizio's entry level lineup of LED TVs is a great value for TV shoppers. The E470i gets rid of the slim Razor design, but keeps everything else like the 120Hz panel and all the Vizio Internet Apps. It also comes at an incredible value at right around $600. Similar TVs from the big name manufacturers are going to run closer to $900 for this feature set.
This TV comes in two variants. The E470i has the Vizio Internet Apps while the E470 does not. Everything else about these TVs is the same.
Picture and Viewing Features
The Vizio E5470i-A0 is loaded with picture features to create a top quality image regardless of the content or room the TV is placed in. The LED backlighting system is the main reason for the decent picture quality on this set. Also, the 120Hz refresh rate and a 6ms response time ensure smooth and stable images. The TV is going to produce deep blacks and bright whites while keeping colors bright and accurate. This models also incoporates an ambient light sensor for automatically adjusting brightness of the TV according the current light in the room.
The ultra slim form factor is lost but the thin bezels are still present. This keeps it attractive and really makes a huge difference on the TV is going to in the living room. The depth of the TV is a little more than 3 inches.
This TV has the same SRS TruSurround speaker system as many of the other entries in the E-series. The TruSurround system is designed to give you a more immersive experience with deep bass and clear dialogue from speakers specifically designed for use in flat panel TVs.
Internet Applications and Connectivity
The Vizio E5470i comes enabled for wireless connection out of the box for access to Vizio's suite of internet apps. This gets you access to just about all of the best places online to stream media, connect to social networks, or read the news.
It's also got a pretty neat two-sided remote. One side has all the standard buttons for surfing the channels, using a DVR, or controlling a blu-ray player. The other side has a full QWERTY keyboard with a 4-way directional pad and gaming buttons. This opens the possibility for gaming with ease on through the internet suite.
The E470i-A0 turns out to be a great value when compared against other TVs that offer similar feature sets. The Samsung UN40F6300 sells nearly $1000 and LG's 47LN5700 sells for a reasonable $700. The E470i still wins out by a few hundred. Granted, there are a few sacrifices to picture quality but this one is overall a good value.
- Full HD 1080p
- 120Hz Razor LED Backlit
- 2-sided QWERTY remote
- 802.11n single band wifi built in
- Thin bezel for larger image
- Plenty of HDMI, USB, component, and PC inputs
|Jack Burden has been reviewing and writing reviews in the consumer electronics category for 7 years with CEAG. He considers grayscale gradation, film patterned retarders, and focus field drives to be fun topics. Read more about Jack|