About half of all our CrunchDeals are Viewsonic monitors, since they seem to be eternally on sale for crazy prices. In fact, look, there’s a 24″ for $164! But if you’re in the market for a real TV, Viewsonic has you covered too. So covered, in fact, that they released six TVs today just to make sure you had a selection to choose from.
You’ve got six models; I’ll give you the quick rundown:
VT2042: $299, 20″, 1600×900, 10:000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
VT2342: $349, 23″, 1080p, rest same as above
VT2645: $449, 26″, 1366×768… why would you do that?
VT3245: $649, 32″, 1080p, 4000:1 static contrast ratio
VT3745: $799, 37″, rest same as above
VT4280: $999, 42″, 1080p, 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
They all have a 5ms response time, which is solid. They also feature SRS TrueSurround XT technology, which is a fancy way of saying they have an extra-nice sound bar. Even the nicest sound bar in the world would be beaten by the cheapest set of 5.1 speakers out there, so do yourself a favor and pick some up.
I’d say the best deal of these is the 32″ at $649. Unfortunately, it does have the lower contrast ratio. If you’re really wanting a new TV but don’t want to spend more than that, I’d suggest getting one that doesn’t have a sound bar, and springing for some speakers with the money you save, if possible.