Viewsonic VT2300LED Television Preview: A Pretty Green TV

Viewsonic is a company more well known for making a variety of computer displays that are considered energy efficient, depending upon the model. It also makes now and again some LED televisions which could be considered energy efficient in the same way. One of its latest is the 23-inch VT2300LED.

The VT2300LED, pricing around $400 and available now, is a high definition television capable of 1080p full HD resolution. It sports a few eco-friendly features of note, including being energy efficient to the tune of 30-50% over traditional LCD backlit panels. It is Energy Star compliant as well as meeting RoHS requirements. The LED backlight is said to be mercury free as well, though Viewsonic does indicate in this television’s specs that “the lamp in this product contains mercury. Please dispose of in accordance with local, state or federal laws.”

Viewsonic VT2300LED

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Technical aspects of the VT2300LED include 8000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5ms response time, 16:9 aspect ratio and power consumption of around 30 watts. On the entertainment side, one can make use of the three HDMI ports with HDCP support, integrated ATSC/NTSC/QAM tuner, analog VGA support for PCs and Macs and two five-watt, built-in speakers.

Also of note on the VT2300LED is the fact that the glass of the display has an anti-glare, anti-reflective coat, while the light source behind it is rated with a life of around 30,000 hours. The TV, which weighs around 12 pounds with its stand, comes with power cables, a remote control and user manuals. For more details on this Viewsonic television, check out the company’s Web site.

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