The Sanyo Vizon LCD-24K50 is a 24-inch LCD TV/Monitor, meaning that aside from a TV, you can also use it as a display for your PC or laptop. It is HD Ready but not Full HD. You won’t get the whole 1080p (progressive) display here but it supports 1080i (interlaced) though. It doesn’t matter anyway since you won’t be missing much detail from a Full HD on a 24″ display.
The design on the Vizon 24K50 is very minimal. The only thing you would see on the front frame is the brand logo and LED indicators at the bottom center. It’s not as slim as newer LCD monitors but it can still save a lot of space. It is pretty light for a 24″ monitor so installing won’t be a problem for one person. You can choose to attach it to its base or have it mounted using VESA Standard wall hanging bracket (not included). One thing’s lacking here is the ability to adjust the viewing angle of the monitor. Base attachment is fixed and you cannot tilt it nor adjust the elevation whatsoever.
It has some pretty standard connections at the back. There’s one for a composite connection, another one for a component video and audio, an HDMI port and a D-SUB port for your PC’s VGA cable. Let’s not forget about the aerial jack for your TV cable. I do suggest using a digital signal cable on this LCD TV for a better viewing experience. You will be using the AV1 terminal (composite) for the “œdigibox” however so you can’t use those for other devices anymore (e.g. DVD player, game consoles). You can use AV2 terminal (component) for those though.
The left side of the monitor houses the physical buttons: Power, Menu, Input, Volume and Channel, in case you can’t find your remote or you ran out of batteries for it.
The Sanyo Vizon 24K50 can accommodate up to 1366 x 788 WXGA display resolution and has an improved dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000:1. A significant boost from the 24K40’s 12,000:1 DCR. Blacks won’t be as black in close scrutiny but it’s hard to notice it from a normal viewing distance on this 24-inch display.
On actual performance, the 24K50 gave me very good sharpness and clarity when viewing 720p to 1080i HD videos. It has what they call Dynamic AI that automatically compensates picture contrast and brightness level and reproduces bright and high-contrast ratio. Do expect pixelation when viewing your non-HD videos, it’s normal on a high-resolution display. Sound is quite decent. It can go loud without sounding clanky perhaps due to its Bass Expander.
Attaching my laptop via VGA and HDMI cable didn’t pose any problem as the monitor automatically adjusts its resolution based on my laptop’s capability and the cable that I used. However, it won’t exactly use up all the the monitor’s resolution so sometimes you would get some black space around your display. You can switch to Full View but it will just stretch your display. As for gaming, the 6.5 ms refresh rate is fast enough for your PC and console games.
The Sanyo Vizon 24K50 won’t be your main living room TV but it could be an appealing yet affordable secondary TV which you can wall mount on your kitchen or use it as a TV / Monitor for your kid’s room. It doesn’t try to be fancy but it will give you the basics that you need from an LCD TV or a monitor for only Php15,999. Oh you can also choose between a black, red or white finish.