Latest News: Technology |  Celebrity |  Movies |  Apple |  Cars |  Business |  Sports |  TV Shows |  Geek

Trending

Filed under: Reviews | Home Entertainment

 

Viewsonic N4251w 42 inch LCD HDTV Review

Feb 1 2007, 12:00am CST | by

10 Updates
Viewsonic N4251w 42 inch LCD HDTV Review
 
 

Comments

Recommend Your Tweet as Top Tweet:

Full Story

Viewsonic N4251w 42 inch LCD HDTV Review

The Viewsonic name is most recognized as the maker of some of the most fantastic PC displays around for gaming and other uses. Viewsonic also has a full line of LCD HDTV sets as well that are every bit as good as the PC displays Viewsonic is famous for. Today we have Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV up for review. If you are in the market for a large screen LCD TV, check out this review of the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV.

Gallery

5 images
Viewsonic N4251w 42 inch LCD HDTV ReviewViewsonic N4251w 42 inch LCD HDTV ReviewViewsonic N4251w 42 inch LCD HDTV Review
 

Benchmarks

The first thing that grabs the eye when you unbox the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV is the high gloss black bezel of the TV, the TV looks fantastic. Viewsonic didn’t scrimp when it came to the specs for the N4251w 42” LCD HDTV either and loaded it up with gobs of features yet still managed to keep the selling price in the range many HDTV shoppers can afford at $1575.

Viewsonic N4251w

The LCD panel is a 42” color TFT active matrix wide LCD with a display area of 36.6” horizontal x 20.6” vertical with a 42” diagonal viewing area. The panel’s native resolution is 1366x768 and it boasts a fantastic 1200:1 contrast ratio. Viewing angles are great at 178 degrees both horizontally and vertically. Just like with PC gaming LCD monitors, the gray-to-gray response time matters on a TV and the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV has a good time of 8ms.

Typical brightness of the TV is 500 cd/m2. The TVs light source is good for 50,000 hours. Viewsonic went all out on connectivity with the N4251w 42” LCD HDTV giving it three HDMI connectors that support HDCP which is fantastic. Those not using HDMI will be glad to hear that you also get coax, composite RCA, component HD and S-Video connectors as well. A 3.5 mm mini stereo audio in/out also allows you to use headphones or connect your PC sound output to the TV speakers. You also get an SPDIF out for digital audio.

Viewsonic N4251w connectivity

Input & Output Options on the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV

A 15-pin D-sub is provided to allow you to connect your PC via analog connections and the TV can do resolutions of 1024x768, 1280x768, 1280x1024, and 1280x720 for PC in addition to the native resolution of 1360x768. You can also connect your Mac to the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV as well. The tuner used in the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV is ATSC/NTSC. Size the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV comes in at 40.4” x 30.4” x 11.6” with the stand and weighs 73.3 lbs net with the stand. TV/Video resolutions supported are 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i. The sound system uses two speakers that a 10-watt designs and support Dolby Digital surround sound.

For testing I connected the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV to a Denon S-301 home theater and Sudden Link HD Cable via HDMI. The 1200:1 contrast ratio gives on screen images nice deep blacks and makes for good transitions form light to dark. Problems here often show up in the form of pixilation in scenes with lots of dark and light colors, especially at the transition between the two. I noticed none of this with the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV.

HD programming at 1080i looked fantastic and the TV automatically changes the screen format during HD programming if a commercial comes on that isn’t HD so the image doesn’t look stretched or pinched which is nice. Colors are reproduced very realistically and skin tones look great and natural. Overall the image quality on the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV is absolutely top notch. The fast 8ms gtg response time means that there is no ghosting during video playback, TV or gaming with consoles or PC.

HD Picture on the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV

The built in sound on the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV is of good quality and you can adjust the bass and treble within the menu settings. I used the SPDIF out to my receiver to enjoy Dolby Digital Surround Sound. The remote is well laid out and easy to use and can be used as a universal remote for your other AV components if you desire. Changing inputs on the TV is easy to do, you simply hit the source button and a list of the TVs inputs comes up and you choose the correct one for your needs. The only thing really missing here are front panel inputs and I think most of us will never miss those.

Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV remote

Verdict

Conclusion

Pros
  • Great image quality
  • Great price
  • Three HDMI inputs

Cons
  • No front panel inputs


Verdict
Overall, the Viewsonic N4251w 42” LCD HDTV performed exceptionally well during testing and I can’t really say anything bad about the TV at all. Image quality is top notch and the only thing that could be improved is the addition of 1080p, which Viewsonic is working on. This is a fantastic HDTV at a fantastic price of $1575 currently. It is really hard to go wrong with this TV.
9.5
10
 
 

You Might Also Like

Updates


Sponsored Update

Update: 10

MRCB, Nusa Gapurna and PKNS settle suit over RM3 billion PJ Sentral project

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB), Nusa Gapurna Development Sdn Bhd (NGD) and PKNS Holdings Sdn Bhd have reached an out-of-court settlement over the ownership of the.. ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 21 2014, 2:53am CDT
 


Advertisement


Update: 9

Story behind Syed Mokhtar’s ‘RM2.25 billion tax-exempt’ Bernas deal revealed, says PKR MP

Source: Malaysia Today

(The Malaysian Insider) – An innocuous written reply in Parliament has provided a peek into the cosy relationship between the Najib administration and Malaysia’s best-known businessma ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 15 2014, 12:56pm CDT
 

More From the Web

Update: 8

Constitutional monarchy still murky concept

Source: Malaysia Today

After the RM4.5 billion land sale, the Sultan of Johor secured a 15% stake in MOL Access Portal (MOL) for RM396 million and took a 20% stake in Berjaya Times... READ MORE ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 14 2014, 12:37am CDT
 

Update: 7

Sultan of Johor’s RM4.5 bil backlash?

Source: Malaysia Today

49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Has Sultan Ibrahim of Johor’s succession of big money deals over the last six months caused the tide of public opinion to turn against Johor’s royal palace? KiniBiz examines the... R ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 8:49am CDT
 

Update: 6

Putrajaya denies carpet dealer given interest-free loan

Source: Malaysia Today

Eileen Ng, The Malaysian Insider Putrajaya today refuted allegations that Bank Rakyat had allowed carpet dealer Deepak Jaikishan to repay a RM32 million loan without interest following intervention from a... R ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 11 2014, 5:44am CDT
 

Update: 5

Malaysia Spends Over $9 million on MH370 Hunt: Report

Source: NDTV

49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Malaysia has so far spent about RM27.6 million (over $9 million) on search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, an official sai ...
Source: NDTV   Full article at: NDTV Jun 9 2014, 3:12am CDT
 

Update: 4

Bill for Kidex likely to soar to RM3.4b

Source: Malaysia Today

The original RM2.4 billion tag on the proposed highway did not take into account the cost of acquiring the land mostly in the urban areas, claims an assemblywoman Fabian Comel ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today Jun 9 2014, 2:51am CDT
 

Update: 3

MACC: No elements of graft in Bank Rakyat’s loan to businessman

Source: Malaysia Today

BET AWARDS '14 - Red Carpet
(Bernama) – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) found no elements of corruption in Bank Rakyat’s RM32 million interest free loan to a businessman. MACC in a statement today said initial. ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today May 31 2014, 9:33am CDT
 

Update: 2

IHH Healthcare posts 25% rise in 1Q earnings to $62 mil

Source: The Edge Singapore

IHH Healthcare Berhad announced that revenue grew by 8% y-o-y to RM1.8 billion ($703 million) for 1Q2014 ended March, as earnings grew 25% YoY to RM159.1 ...
Source: The Edge Singapore   Full article at: The Edge Singapore May 29 2014, 11:29am CDT
 

Update: 1

Hasan Malek evades media over RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan scandal

Source: Malaysia Today

Elizabeth Zachariah, The Malaysian Insider The minister embroiled in the RM32 million Bank Rakyat loan scandal refused to take questions from the press today at an event in Kuala L ...
Source: Malaysia Today   Full article at: Malaysia Today May 28 2014, 11:42pm CDT
 

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Fast &amp; Furious 7 Reaches Completion
Fast & Furious 7 Reaches Completion
The movie Fast & Furious 7 has reached completion amidst lovely messages for the late Paul Walker.
 
 
Pamela Anderson Bares True Feelings in Facebook Poem
Pamela Anderson Bares True Feelings in Facebook Poem
The sex symbol and pneumatic Pamela Anderson has bared her true feelings in a Facebook poem. She appears to be undergoing a crisis of conscience.
 
 
Teresa Giudice avoids Simple Answers to Questions
Teresa Giudice Avoids Simple Answers to Questions
Teresa Giudice recently avoided giving simple answers to questions regarding her prison sentence.
 
 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses employees in an email
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses employees in an email
"I am committed to making Microsoft the best place for smart, curious, ambitious people to do their best work."