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NuVision NVU65FX5 65" LCD Flat-Panel HDTV

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NuVision LCD

Introduction

When shopping for an LCD panel, NuVision is not one of the first manufacturers that come to mind. Sold only through a network of CEDIA-member dealers, NuVision is firmly in the category of boutique brands. Their line of televisions are “built by connoisseurs for connoisseurs” to quote their website. These are TVs intended for high-end custom installations where quality and aesthetics are paramount. NuVision has a full line of displays ranging from 19 inches up to the behemoth I reviewed, the 65-inch NVU65FX5. This panel uses a traditional cold-cathode florescent (CCFL) backlight. They also have a new line of LED backlit panels in three sizes. Look for a review of the 55-inch LED model soon here at Secrets.

While I am a great advocate of front projection, there’s no mistaking the impact a large flat panel can have. Once you surpass 50 inches, you’re talking about a TV that’s more commonly found in custom installed systems. A 65-inch display looks right at home in a luxury media room or den. It also makes a great component for a small home cinema. Just add a surround speaker system and you won’t have to buy a theater ticket ever again! At $10,499 this TV is not cheap but it is priced well with comparable displays. $10,000 will get you a Panasonic 65-inch plasma. If you want an even bigger LCD, Sony has a 70-inch model for $20,000. But size is not everything. Or is it?

NuVision LCD

Specifications

  • Screen size: 65" (Diagonal)
  • Aspect: 16:9 (1.78:1)
  • Native Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Video Processing: NiDO IV 10-bit
  • Noise Reduction: Motion Adaptive, User Selectable
  • Input Signal Compatibility: 480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p24/60Hz
  • Screen formats: 4:3, Panorama, Zoom, 16:9, 1:1 Pixel
  • Audio: Internal Amplifier 10 watts x 2, Digital Output (Dolby Digital, PCM)
  • Inputs: 2 Composite, 2 S-Video, 2 Component, 15-pin VGA, 4 HDMI 1.3
  • Power Consumption: 500 watts/<3 watts in standby
  • Dimensions: 36" H x 61.5" W x 3.9" D
  • Weight: 143.3 Pounds
  • Wall Mount or Tabletop Stand Available
  • MSRP: $10,499 as Reviewed, $9,999 for Black Bezel Version