I've done a lot of research on LCD HDTVs, particularly wanting LED backlighting (not edge lighting) and CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent) edge lighting, and the VIZIO TruLED family meets my demands. This model (XVT423SV, 42") is perfect for my needs. The backlighting LED has 128 zones of control so the signal colors are augmented by the LED zones being turned off if black is necessary, giving this model it's 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio. And believe me, it is phenomenal. The price is right, although I saw it before Christmas 2010 with $200 discounts. The universal power supply signals the arrival of modern display technology (from computers and laptops) to flat screen TVs (which, by the way, are nothing more than displays with built-in or attached tuners (for TV, HDTV, DVDs/Blu-rays, DVRs, home theater speaker systems (audio only), Playstations, Wiis, etc.). Don't mistake the VIZIO Razor LED models with the TruLED models...the backlighting LEDs are beautiful. The VIZIO Internet Apps are cool, but I don't know that I'll use them too often; time will tell.
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