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Vizio P50HDM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the color and usability. The sound and image quality also get good reviews. There are some less positive comments about the black level and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Vizio P50HDM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Vizio P50HDM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Vizio P50HDM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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63% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Vizio 50" Plasma Hdtv -P50Vizio 50" Plasma Hdtv -P50Vizio P50HDM 50-inch Plasma HDTV TV

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Vizio VPHDTV

 

For many less critical viewers, the Vizio VP50HDTV's bargain pricing will be worth the trade-off in picture quality.

Relatively inexpensive; solid standard-def and PC monitor performance; custom color-temperature controls

Subpar black level performance; inaccurate primary color of green; no color temperature presets; some false contouring; sometimes unresponsive to remote commands

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Vizio P50 HDM

 

The first thing to understand about the Vizio 50-inch P50 HDM is that it's a plasma HD monitor, not a full-fledged plasma HDTV. This means that it forgos an analog NTSC tuner and a digital ATSC tuner, instead requiring an external tuner to display any...

Low price Easy to set up

No NTSC or ATSC tuner Image quality could be better

Vizio's 50-inch P50 HDM plasma HDTV monitor doesn't require the same cash outlay as a full-fledged plasma HDTV. However, if you're on a budget and don't mind messing with external tuners, check out Maxent's MX-50X3. Like the Vizio, the Maxent 50-inch...

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Vizio P50 HDM

 

Screen Size (Diagonal): 50 inches, Supported EDTV and HDTV Resolutions: 480i, Supported EDTV and HDTV Resolutions: ...

Excellent value. Good image quality with standard and high-definition video. Clean, easy-to-navigate menu system.

Slight banding artifact (false contouring) in dark scenes. Some scaling issues with 1080i video sources.

The Vizio P50 HDM is the least expensive 50-inch plasma display I've seen to date, and I came away impressed by its good overall picture quality and selection of A/V inputs. Although not perfect, its few flaws are easier to accept knowing that it's an ama

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Vizio JV50P "Jive" Plasma HDTV Reviewed

 

If you are looking for good quality HDTVs and a reasonable price, Vizio is always a good company to turn to. For audiophiles, this is the only model in Vizio's lineup that offers a true surround sound add-on package. This set also offers numerous...

The JV50P's good detail, color and contrastcombine to produce an attractive image with high-definition sourceslike HDTV and Blu-ray ; Plasmas do not suffer from motion-blur or viewing-angle limitations ; The wireless multi-channel audio system is a...

The JV50P plasma does not have a 1080p resolution ; The TV does only an average job of displaying standard-definitioncontent and may not be the best choice for someone who still watches alot of SDTV ; The inclusion of just one digital audio input means...

TheJV50P "Jive" system is a good choice for the person who primarilywatches HD programming and wants a simple, non-intrusive surround soundsolution. It's a good fit for a smaller living room or as a secondarysystem for a bedroom or den.

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Vizio VP50HDTV 50" Plasma TV

 

Vizio has quickly established a reputation for outrageous flat-panel bargains at big-box retailers such as Costco and Sam's Club. At the same time, many of its products offer some serious bang for very few bucks. At a list price of only $1500, the...

It may seem that I’m being hard on the VP50HDTV, but in the context of its ridiculously low list price of $1500 (half the price of the most expensive plasma in this survey), the drawbacks are relatively minor, and its less-than-perfect performance can...

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Vizio JV50P Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV

 

In the tests we conducted, the image quality of the JV50P remained excellent throughout – it is comparable to most mid-priced plasmas. We didn't encounter any signs of ghosting, and the wide viewing angle ensured that picture remained saturated. It...

YouReviewElectronics.com gives the Vizio JV50P Plasma HDTV 8/10 stars!

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Vizio JV50P Jive Plasma HDTV

 

The Basics: Vizio has established itself as one of the leading providers of reasonably priced LCD and plasma HDTVs. The JV50P is a unique product in the company's line, as it combines a plasma panel and 5.1-channel audio system to create a more...

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VIZIO JV50P Plasma HDTV Video Review

 

With a 15,000:1 Contrast ratio, the picture quality on the 720p JV50P was consistently strong when displaying HD content. Persnickety videophiles may wish to check out the more expensive new breed of 1080p plasmas.

The VIZIO JV50P is a meat and potatoes HDTV. It wouldn't be my first choice for a home theater. But for the price, this 50" plasma, with a 5.1 surround system thrown in, would be a great addition to a game room.

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VIZIO JV50P 50" Plasma HDTV Review

 

The VIZIO JV50P is a meat and potatoes HDTV. It wouldn't be my first choice for a home theater. But for the price, this 50" plasma, with a 5.1 surround system thrown in, would be a great addition to a game room.

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Test Bench: Vizio P50HDTV 50-inch Plasma HDTV

 

The component-video inputs, in contrast, showed only a mild -5% red error. Red and blue color points proved reasonably accurate, although green measured as more of a yellowish green.

Great price

Some false-contouring artifacts

It wasn't all that long ago that I found myself amazed at the prospect of 42-inch plasma TVs dipping below $2,000. But now that the Vizio P50HDTV 50-inch plasma HDTV has hit the streets, I'm going to have to adjust to the idea of 50-inch models selling...

Product Specifications

The VIZIO P50 HDTV Widescreen 50-in Plasma TV offers a HDTV display capability at 720P and 1080i allowing you to enjoy High Definition content in either format. This product offers a high 1,000 cd/m2 Brightness at a 1366 x 768 native resolution, and an unprecedented 10,000: 1 max Contrast Ratio. Using VCV (VIZIO Color Vision), this Plasma TV can display 6,144 shades of gray in 231 Billion colors for a brilliant, colorful picture.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.2in
Height:34.2in
Width:48.8in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:VIZIO
Model:P50HDTV
Product Line:V VIZIO

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Brightness:1000cd/m2
Diagonal Size:50in
Diagonal Size (cm):127cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:720p
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:8-VSB / ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Picture-out-of-picture (POP)
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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