Vizio VA19L Review – 19-inch LCD HDTVOriginally Reviewed on December 13th, 2008
Up for review: Vizio VA19L. The VA19L is a recent addition to Vizio’s smaller LCD line. A slender 2.5” thin, this LCD is designed to be a top pick in the small LCD market. The Vizio VA19L has a glossy, black look which is pretty common in the LCD market today. This HDTV offers high definition 720p and 1080i support. For a 19” display, 720p HD resolution is more than enough.
A horizontal viewing angle of 170 degrees enables viewers to watch clear and vivid images from any part of the room. The vision is not distorted at all. The integrated ATSC/NTSC/QAM digital television tuner gives access to the SD and HD version of the major networks. There are a number of input interfaces including a side input game port. A headphone is also included in the pack. This makes gaming easy. The headphone will ensure zero disturbances to others.
The Vizio name is lighted up in the front, something that may or may not bother you. It is orange in the natural state and white when the LCD is on. Mainly designed for the kitchen and other tight areas, this 19” LCD can also be used as a computer monitor. In fact, this LCD can fit into any small and convenient place easily. It can be wall-mounted or placed on a stand as desired.
Vizio VA19L Features and Specifications Review:
Screen: 19” LCD TV
Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen
Dynamic contrast ratio: 5000:1
Tuner: Integrated ATSC/QAM/NTSC HDTV tuner
Native panel resolution: 1366 x 768
Response time: 5 ms
Viewable angle: 170/160 degrees (horizontal/vertical)
Sound enhancement: Yes
Audio: Built-in 2 x 5W speakers
Lamp (LCD)/Panel (PDP) Life: 40000 hours
Power consumption: 32W average
ENERGY STAR compliant
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor, free lifetime technical support
Vizio’s advanced polarizer is incorporated in this model which gives less reflectivity and glare and conserves power enough to be ENERGY STAR 3.0 compliant. A price tag of $249.99 MSRP makes the Vizio VA19L alluring enough. However, the black levels could be improved. Another drawback is the sound. The audio system is pretty quiet which might not be and issue if used in a small area. Despite this, all the other features make the VA19L a good buy for its price.
HDTVUniverse.com gives Vizio VA19L 8/10 stars!