October 28, 2009
| by Steve Crowe
Vizio has added two small-sized LED LCD TVs that have profiles of less than one inch, the 19-inch VM190XVT and 23-inch VM230XVT.
The TVs use edge-lit LED backlighting that is usually found on larger screens. Only the 23-inch model is 1080p, but both feature 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratios, 5ms response times and 300 nits of brightness.
Both models also offer two HDMI inputs, a standard PC input, SRS TruVolume to eliminate “volume inconsistencies” and SRS TruSurroundHD.
Other features on both TVs:
- Ambient light sensors that automatically adjust TV brightness
- A USB drive to view photos on the TV
- Photo frame mode to view slideshows
- Proximity sensitive touch controls that light as you approach the TVs
Vizio says the 19- and 23-inch TVs exceed Energy Star 3.0 standards by 55 percent and 65 percent, respectively.
Both the 19-inch VM190XVT and 23-inch VM230XVT are currently available. MSRP: 19-inch ($349.99); 23-inch ($399.99)
Back of Vizio 23-inch VM230XVT LED-backlit LCD