|Vizio’s Local Dimming LCD Now on the Market|
|Home Theater News LCD HDTV News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Monday, 28 September 2009|
The dimming looked good in previews, though it will certainly be interesting to compare the much more budget oriented set that Vizio offers to higher end options from companies like Samsung. While Vizio’s new set does offer their own 240Hz Smooth Motion picture – a result of combining their 120Hz technology with scanning backlight – it comes up lacking in other departments. Connectivity, for example, is completely lacking.
Vizio states that this was an intentional choice to help push out the new LED backlit sets as quickly and as possible at a price that beats other local dimming options. A 55” TV with local dimming at only $2,000 is certainly impressive, but the lack of other popular features, such as Netflix streaming, takes a bit of the allure out of the set.