V Inc. introduces 46 Inch Vizio plamsa TV

The Vizio is compatible with HDTV formats including 480p, 1080i and 720p. It comes standard with an integrated 181-channel NTSC/PAL TV tuner, stand and built-in stereo speakers. Suggested retailprice is $3,999.

The thin (3.2 inch deep), widescreen (16:9) plasma display boasts 20% or 150 square inches more viewing area than a 42 inch display. It has a 160-degree viewing angle, 800:1 contrast ratio, and 16.77million colors. A “fanless” design allows for quiet viewing.

The Vizio P4 offers a complete compliment of inputs, accommodating the needs of today’s home theaters and boardrooms. Analog video inputs include, computer RGB (VGA type 15-pin D-Sub), ComponentVideo, S-Video, Composite Video and standard RF. A DVI (Digital Video Interface) has been included on the Vizio P4 to allow direct digital input to similarly equipped PC or Macintosh computers, HDTVset-top boxes and DVD players such as V Inc.’s Bravo D1. Direct digital connection via DVI eliminates video scaling and noise artifacts, which are introduced because of unnecessary analog to digitalconversion.

A digital image processor enhances and controls the various sources input to the digital display. It features motion adaptive deinterlacing to produce progressive scan images from standard definitioncontent and 3:2 pull down of filmed DVD material for flicker-free playback. Four adjustable aspect ratios include: 4:3 or 16:9 (Full), 4:3 to 16:9 (Stretch) and auto detect anamorphic (Enhanced forWide Screen TV) modes. A digital pan-20x zoom-feature is a bonus for taking a closer look at replays in sports or movies and piture – in – picture makes sure you can keep track of two programs at thesame time.

Additionally, the Vizio P4 features an “Optimal Brightness” mode, to address the very different brightness requirements between computer and TV display settings. “Computer display devices aredesigned to show static pictures clearly, and the brightness of such display devices are, by design, much lower than televisions. TVs are designed to display very bright, high contrast, movingpictures in environments with a lot of ambient light,” states Ken Lowe, Director of Engineering at V Inc. “The Vizio P4’s optimal brightness feature enables light output to be optimized when used aseither a computer display or a television.”

The TV/monitor comes with a one-year standard warranty on parts and labor. Weighing 81.57 lbs. with dimensions of 44.84 inch (W) x 28.4 inch (H) x 3.2 inch (D) or 44.84 inch (W) x 28.4 inch (H) x 8.3inch (D) with stand, the Vizio P4 is available now.

Home Theater

All of the TVs getting Apple’s AirPlay 2 in 2019

This year, Apple made it clear it was done keeping its AirPlay wireless streaming technology to itself. With an open API, the way is clear for a plethora of third-party devices, including this growing list of TVs.
Home Theater

Still listening on tinny TV speakers? Try one of our favorite soundbars

You no longer have to sacrifice sound for size when selecting home audio equipment. Check out our picks for the best soundbars, whether you're looking for budget options, pure power, smarts, or tons of features.
Home Theater

The seven best TVs you can buy right now, from budget to big screen

Looking for a new television? In an oversaturated market, buying power is at an all-time high, but you'll need to cut through the rough to find a diamond. We're here to help with our picks for the best TVs of 2019.
Photography

What to look for and what to avoid when buying a camera

Looking to buy a new camera? Our comprehensive camera guide for 2016 has answers to any camera or photography questions you might ask, whether in regards to pricing, image quality, or weatherproofing.
Home Theater

Block the outside world, tune into your own with the best in-ear headphones

Over-the-ear headphones offer top-flight sound, but they're not so easy to take along with you. If you're looking to upgrade your portable sound, check out our favorite in-ear headphones -- there's a model for every user and every budget.
Home Theater

Set your ears free with the best completely wireless earbuds

If you can't stand the tangle of cords, or you're just excited about completely wireless earbuds, you're going to need some help separating the wheat from the chaff. Our list serves up the best true wireless earbuds around.
Features

Netflix’s latest price increase heralds the end of streaming’s golden age

Netflix’s recent price rise is just the latest in a string of signs that streaming’s golden age is nearly over. As more services enter the fray, content will be further partitioned, signaling the end of streaming’s good old days.
Home Theater

Spotify adds simplified Car View mode for Android users

What was once just a test is now a reality: Spotify is rolling out a new, simplified in-car user interface for all Android users called Car View, which automatically engages when the app detects a car Bluetooth connection.
Home Theater

How much are the initials ‘LV’ worth? $700 if you put them on your earphones

If you're looking for truly wireless earbuds that make as much of a statement about the state of your finances as they do about your high-tech street cred, Louis Vuitton's Horizon earbuds fit the $995 bill.
Home Theater

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video (February 2019)

Amazon Prime Video adds new titles each month that are available for free to all Prime members. Check out our list to find all the content hitting Amazon Prime Video in January and February, from new original series to classic films.
Home Theater

What are HDMI ARC and eARC? Here’s how they can simplify your home theater

HDMI ARC is one of the coolest TV features at your disposal. But if you're like most folks, you have no idea how it works, if you even know what it is at all. Here's our primer on HDMI ARC, as well as the next generation technology, eARC.
Home Theater

Looking to cut cable? Here’s everything you need to know about Pluto TV

Pluto TV offers plenty of entertainment in a fashion similar to live internet TV services, only at no cost — you don’t even need to register. Too good to be true? Here’s everything you need to know.
Home Theater

Want to mirror your smartphone or tablet onto your TV? Here's how

A vast arsenal of devices exists to allow sending anything on your mobile device to your TV. Our in-depth guide shows you how to mirror content from your smartphone or tablet to the big screen from virtually any device available.
Deals

Need a smart speaker? Amazon knocks $50 off Sonos Beam soundbar with Alexa

If you're looking to add some oomph to your home audio setup, then through February 3, the Alexa-enabled Sonos Beam is on sale for $50 off, bringing this excellent smart sound bar down to just $349 on Amazon.