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Written by Olin Coles   
Monday, 11 February 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
SOYO 47-Inch LCD 1080p HDTV MT-SYXRT4791AB
Closer Look: SOYO HDTV
Detailed Exterior Features
MT-SYXRT4791AB Functionality
Power and Thermal Management
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

SOYO MT-SYXRT4791AB HDTV

Don't let anyone have you believe that High Definition Televisions are the future. A more correct statement is that HDTV's are the present, the here and now, and have already been around for a few years. Unfortunately, not everyone is up to speed, and some are going to be very surprised by the changes in store ahead. You see, by the time this article is published there will be exactly one year remaining until D-Day hits and the transition to an all-digital terrestrial broadcast begins. In past articles Benchmark Reviews gave you specific instructions on how to survive this digital transition, which offered a guide on how to smartly buy your first HDTV. However, in this article we test one of the better alternatives for step-up consumers who want to enjoy full high-definition content without falling into the money pit. Benchmark Reviews has cleared a space atop the entertainment center to inspect the SOYO MT-SYXRT4791AB 47-Inch LCD 1080p Widescreen HDTV in this performance review.

Now that analog televisions are finally a page in the history books (with or without a transition looming), consumers almost have no real choice in the matter except to get onboard the digital revolution. It would make good sense to know what you should be shopping for. Just as it is with computers, the difference between buying obsolete from cutting edge has nothing to do with looks. There are a few very basic items that should be considered a "given" in HDTV technology, and these are the basic rules I mentioned in our how-to guide. Benchmark Reviews will explore what the SOYO MT-SYXRT4791AB has to offer, and we will decide if this 47" LCD 1080p widescreen HDTV is going to be worth the money for those people caught in the middle of this era of technology upgrade.

SOYO MT-SYXRT4791AB 47-Inch LCD 1080p Widescreen HDTV Performance Review

SOYO's flat-panel, 47" LCD HDTV delivers stunning picture quality to home entertainment and adds an elegant touch to any decor. The entire family can enjoy a wide range of multimedia entertainment options, including broadcast, cable and satellite television programming, as well DVD and VHS movies, video and online gaming, and surfing the Internet. Built-in surround sound speakers complete your home entertainment experience.

Incorporating advanced imaging technology features such as 3:2 pull down, progressive scan and digital 3D comb filter that bring you larger, clearer pictures, the 47" MT-SYXRT4791AB LCD TV features two powerful, built-in 10-watt speakers that deliver stereo surround sound to complete your home entertainment experience. This multifunctional television can also be used as a large-screen computer display for surfing the Internet, working on office or school projects, any playing online or video games.

About the company: SOYO Group, Inc.

EDITORS NOTE: SOYO has filed for bankruptcy and is no longer in business.

A visit to the SOYO website (http://www.soyo.com/) will teach you this about the company:

The SOYO brand name is synonymous with quality, performance and value. Established in 1999 with headquarters in Ontario, California, SOYO Group, Inc. (OTCBB: SOYO) is a leading global provider of computer motherboards, computer peripheral devices, consumer electronics, networking, portable storage and broadband telecommunications products and services that meet the needs of all markets - from the end-user to the enterprise.

Soyo FM-SY-SLIM20GB 20GB SlimEx Platinum External USB 1.8" Hard Drive

Best known as a manufacturer of designer motherboards, SOYO's line of high-performance DRAGONsingle-processor boards support both the Intel and AMD platforms. Recognizing demand for cost-effective, reliable and high-quality peripherals that provide universally compatible solutions, SOYO has expanded its line of products and services to meet the needs of the consumer, SOHO, SMB, enterprise and gaming markets.

Over the years, SOYO has established strategic relationships with major global manufacturers, and through our extensive sales channels, we deliver a wide range of cutting-edge, cost-effective products. With sales offices in California and Sao Palo, Brazil, SOYO sells its products through an extensive network of authorized distributors, resellers, system integrators, VARs, retailers, mail-order catalogs and e-tailers.

SOYO 47-Inch LCD 1080p Features

Featuring a stylish, light weight slim design, 47" LCD TV can be wall-mounted to add floor space and update any room in the house, and the widescreen viewing angles let you to enjoy the picture from almost anywhere in the room.

  • 1080p Full High-Definition Quality Picture
  • Built-in Analog/Digital Tuner (NTSC/ATSC)
  • 3 HDMI Inputs
  • Includes Tabletop Stand
  • One year limited warranty

MT-SYXRT4791AB Specifications

  • 1920 X 1080 Pixel Resolution
  • 16.7 Million display colors
  • 1800:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 500 Nits (typical)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 8ms Response Time
  • 178h/178v Viewing Angle
  • 46 1/8" W X 34 1/2" W X 13 13/16" D



 

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# Computertech1990German Isales 2011-03-31 11:23
I own this soyo 47" LCD i feel that this the greatest LCD/HDTV ever made. have you noticed how Samsung/Philips and all American made LCD,s break down after the first year well is by design because they want you to spend more money.
I have my Soyo for 5 years and still working great friends of mine have purchased Samsung/Vizio and other Amercan brands and already have power problems video problems and god knows what else. this is why i buy over seas i spend my money over seas and spend my hard earned money on GARBAGE these US companies make.
Is to bad that Soyo is nolonger making LCD,s otherwise i would own a Soyo to every room in my house.
The US govement should get involved and make these manufactures recall their crappy defective American made sets no wonder the japs /Chinese/Asia for that matter are ahead of us because they know electronics well.
IPRAISE YOU soyo brand FOR MAKING AN lcd/hdtv THAT LASTS FOR YEARS TO COME.
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# Way to generalizeBruceBruce 2011-03-31 11:31
...and denigrate whole cultures/continents at the same time.

Can you point to any LCD plants producing commercial products in the USA?
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# RE: SOYO 47-Inch LCD 1080p HDTV MT-SYXRT4791ABGerman Isales 2011-03-31 13:16
For one California is one state that produces LCD,s for Vizion Televisions. Taiwanese make the LCD Screens for Vizio but the problem is hardly ever the screen is the components which some are made right here in the states. Sony,s are manufactured in Bulgaria and Hungary the point is that if the merchandize is going to be sold here why the US govement make it their business to make sure that it is quality that we are getting and not garbage so see is just as much the US fault for allowing crap to be sold here. the reason is because all we care about is making the DAM money capitalism. Hey im an A+ certified technician since 1990 and i work on these LCD/Plasma i see the garbage and after a year or so the set malfunctions is the US govement fault for allowing this
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# Of the people, by the people, for the peopleBruceBruce 2011-03-31 14:37
...and the people want to buy cheap stuff! Really, really cheap stuff!
They do it because they think they are gettinga better deal than the next person, and human nature has a very strong competitive component.
Time and time again, companies have staked their claim in the marketplace by undercutting the existing price structure. Vizio is a great example, as you pointed out.

You can't blame capitalism, dude. As long as people base their purchasing decision on their instincts instead of doing some basic analysis, the world will operate on the principle of: "There's a sucker born every minute."
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# RE: SOYO 47-Inch LCD 1080p HDTV MT-SYXRT4791ABGerman Isales 2011-03-31 14:48
jajaja I agree with you there I guess your right. But as a Technician it really bothers me that working people pay good money for expensive devices and you only get a year,s use out of it it,s sad it has come to this. It was nice chatting with you my friend.
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