|VA26L 26" Liquid Crystal Display HDTV offers High Definition performance in a perfectly sized package. Accepting both 720p and 1080i High Definition signals, the new VA26L is a perfect solution for college dorm rooms, spare bedrooms or dens. The finely shaped black-bezel construction wraps around the superior technology of the VA26L which includes1366x768 resolution, 2-HDMI inputs, and an RGB input which makes for a perfect computer monitor. The VIZIO VA26L. Where Vision Meets Value. 26" HDTV 1366 x 768 Resolution- Experience the superb picture quality from a flat panel high definition television only 3.7" thin at an affordable price with the compact VIZIO VA26L HDTV.|
|Display Resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|3D Technology||3D Not Supported|
|Smart TV Features||Not Supported|
|Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Response Time||8 ms|
|Built-in Tuner||ATSC, NTSC, QAM|
|Supported Resolutions||1080i (HDTV), 720p (HDTV)|
|Comb Filter||3DYC / 3D Digital|
|Adjustable Color Temperature||With Adjustable Color Temperature|
|Dot Pitch||0.421 mm|
|HDCP Support||With HDCP Support|
|Output Color Depth||16.2 Million colors|
|Supported File Formats||MPEG2|
|On Mode Power||78.7 W|
|Sleep Mode Power||0.5 W|
|Energy Star||Energy Star Compliant|
|Front Input Connectors||Audio (Mini Jack) x 1, Composite x 1, S-Video x 1|
|Rear Input Connectors||Component x 1, Composite x 1, HDMI x 2, RF x 1|
|Number Of Speakers||2|
|Speaker Power||2 x 5 Watt|
|MTS Stereo||SAP / MTS Stereo|
|OSD Languages||English, French, Spanish|
|Sleep Timer||With Sleep Timer|
|Room Type||Bedroom, Children's Bedroom|
|Remote Control Type (originally supplied by manufacturer)||Standard|
|Additional Features||Headphone Jack|
Average review score based on 202 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I purchased this set as a bedroom TV to replace an old 25" tube set. We have had a 37" Visio in our family room for about 3 years and have been very happy with it. In our bedroom, we do not have an HD cable converter, so we watch the 26" model in standard definition. This refurbished TV had no visible flaws, although it came without a user manual. I quickly found an online version of the manual, so that was no problem. In general, the TV works well, has a variety of connections, decent sound for a small LCD TV and an efficient remote control.
I've had a problem with the viewing angle. We use a wall mounted stand that is about 18" - 24" above where we are sitting while watching. The images are quite dark from this angle, so I attempted to use the menu to adjust the brightness -- only to find there is no brightness adjustment. Pretty frustrating as I've never owned a TV without a brightness adjustment. There is an ambient light setting that toggles on or off, but otherwise no way to adjust brightness. Some programs are greatly impacted by the inability to adjust brightness -- others not so much.
The model I received is slightly different than what the online manual indicates in two ways -- first, the lack of a brightness adjustment as described above, even though the manual is specifically for the same model number. Second, my TV has a USB port that appears as a "photo" input on the menu. I was pleased to see this video input, as we take many photos and thought this might be a good way to view them. Strangely, the remote control does not access the features on the photo input. I spoke with two different Vizio tech support reps, both of whom seemed puzzled by my problem. Neither could help me. Again, the online manual describes a different TV than what I received. I can only surmise that Vizio slightly changed this model in 2010 but did not change the user manual. I find it troubling that even their tech support folks have no idea of this and could not help, nor did their online manual provide any guidance about this feature.
I love the TV for the value. Aesthetically it's pleasing and not too bulky for being a standard LCD, which is thicker than the new LED-LCD models. Weight is fair, the stand is sturdy and supports it well. Remote control is full featured without being unreasonably confusing or over-sized. For less than $190 refurbished I have yet to see a better unit in this size category.
My only complaint is the poor viewing angle. I've had the 22" model of the same series and it had an excellent viewing angle. This 26" unit doesn't do well at all in that respect. The darks look very dark when you're not lined up well enough. Vertical is the worst culprit. I have it about 1' above my head and at 4 feet away I can barely see the screen with most types of video.
Features that come standard should be more than enough to satisfy buyers in the market for a low-priced TV in the category. It has 2 HDMI, optical TOSLink audio out, VGA, and RCA inputs. The tuner is also preferable to the LG models I've owned. The Vizio TV puts HD channels in numerical order with all other channels. Other brands of TV organize the channels by grouping the HD ones numerically and then starting over with standard channels, which I find annoying.
Overall, I feel most people will be more than satisfied with all this Vizio has to offer. I sure am.
NICE LOOKING TV, great picture, sharp looking remote. HDMI/VIDEO/AUX hookups. Can be used as HD TV or computer monitor. Daughter needed TV for her room, this TV was perfect size; price was affordable! QUALITY!
This product is a example of me, trying to upgrade our electronics in our house hold. I choose this Vizio product because the company has a reputation of fine reliable products, that last and last amd can be purchased at a resonable price. I also have a 50 inch television from this manufacturer and a 19 inch, the bigger set for my living room and the other two for each bedroom. I am proud to say I made the right choice in my decision to purchase these items because with all three purchases, I still had money to buy a living room set. In all my hat's off to Vizio for making a affordable, and quality product. I highly recommend their products.
My bedroom Admiral TV blew up at Christmas and I resorted to an old black and white TV which isn't great. My overall impression is this Visio TV is better than the Good Rating above. The quality of the image and definition is very good. I use it hooked up to Comcast cable. DVDs and VHS tapes bring out the real quality of the set, not my cable service on all channels. Bad cable service is the same on both analog or digital reception. Other reviews of this model indicate a tinny sound in the audio speakers. This is somewhat true at higher volumes. As a second TV it doesn't bother me. Audiophiles will have a problem. I think the price was excellent.