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Viewsonic VT1602

Viewsonic VT1602

15.6" 650:1 Flat Mar 2014
Screen Size Typical Contrast Ratio Screen Shape Release Date
The ViewSonic VT1602-L is a 16" (15.6" viewable) professional monitor with "edge white" LED technology, and a built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM HDTV tuner ideal for hotel, retail, restaurant, and lounge TV... More
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5 Reasons For

Two Component Video in Ports

Most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the VT1602 only have one component video in port, however the Viewsonic VT1602 has two component video in ports.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Viewsonic VT1602 is a two audio in port television. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the VT1602 only have one audio in port.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|480i|480p|720p video mode, which is typical of many televisions of this age and type.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the Viewsonic VT1602 is more than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by televisions that came out around the same time as the VT1602.

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Light

When compared to other televisions of this type and age, the Viewsonic VT1602's weight of only 1.1 kilograms is one of the lightest. The weights of small screen size TVs that are a comparable age to the VT1602 range from 1.1kg to 12kg.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The Viewsonic VT1602 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other small screen size TVs that were launched around the same time as the VT1602 also do not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also support smart TV features including the HG28EC690, or the UE22F5400 both from Samsung or the Philips 22PFL3517.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The Viewsonic VT1602 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the 24MS53, or the 28LF491 ($391.00) both from LG or the Philips 22PFL3517 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Viewsonic VT1602 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Salora 24LED6100 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Viewsonic VT1602 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other small screen size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the VT1602 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 3 Watts, the Viewsonic VT1602 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst TVs of this age. TVs of this age and type have RMS rated power of between 2W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.8W.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the Viewsonic VT1602 is more than most similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions that have been around for a similar time to the VT1602.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago, the Viewsonic VT1602 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Viewsonic VT1602 is a one HDMI port television. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Across all the TVs of a similar age and type to the VT1602 the display brightnesses range from 150 cd/m² to 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m². At only 220 candellas per square meter, the Viewsonic VT1602 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the VT1602.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The average response time of TVs that have been on the market for more than two years is 8.8ms. With a response time of 11 milliseconds, the Viewsonic VT1602 has one of the slower response times amongst small screen size TVs of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic VT1602

Released Over Two Years Ago

Viewsonic released the VT1602 over two years ago.

Specification

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TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
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Audio
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Loudspeaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
Audio in Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Performance
Audio Format
Image Format
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Tilt Angle
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
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Input Voltage
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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 20 August 2015 by DrJay
DrJay would recommend the ViewSonic VT1602-L (Verified Purchase)

I am using this TV as a kitchen television. Except for the sound, I am pretty happy with it, and I solved the sound problem with a pair of old Dell powered computer speakers that plug into a... Read more…

GOOD PICTURE
Excellent Tuner For Ota R
Good Remote With Just Eno
Sharp picture
Great build quality
Lousy sound
Auto Contrast Weak
Limited User Manual
Marginal Viewing Angle
Reviewed 5 May 2015 by John the plumber
John the plumber would recommend the ViewSonic VT1602-L (Verified Purchase)

Perfect replacement for 'dead' under-counter analogue tv excellent picture easy intuitive remote...

Reviewed 11 November 2014 by GregoryM777
GregoryM777 would recommend the ViewSonic VT1602-L (Verified Purchase)

I needed to replace a previous small television that measured 14" that was used for monitoring security cameras. I shopped around for a replacement that would physically fit the very limited space... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2014 by Photo bug
(Verified Purchase)

The Viewsonic VT1602-L 16" TV is fine. But honestly, I preferred the TV that the Viewsonic replaced. That was a 9" Sony Trinitron tube TV that was 25 years old. The old tube TV had a better... Read more…

Reviewed 8 June 2014 by Good Small TV
Good Small TV would recommend the ViewSonic VT1602-L (Verified Purchase)

We use this in the kitchen as its a better product than the under cabinet TV's out there. It also cost less. Its getting harder to find small TV's and this is good for its purpose...

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Electricity cost when switched on $24.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $24.87
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.16 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic vt1602, viewsonic vt1602l
Barcodes 07669077606138
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