Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 208
Rated 5 out of 5 by nerdymagoo 1080p, ftw.
My old LCD TV died after about 5 years of use. I quickly got online and started looking for a new TV. I wanted to go a little bigger than the 32'' I previously had and thought the 42'' would be perfect.
For the price I'm not sure how you could beat this TV. Blu-Ray and video games look insane on it. Watching a movie and seeing things I couldn't see on my older LCD is awesome. It had even made me go buy a few new movie on Blu-Ray just so I could see them.
Even my wife is impressed with the picture. Normally she would say 'I don't see a difference' but her jaw dropped when we watched one of her favorite movies tonight on it.
My only complaint is the 'trusound' because the volume on shows seem to go up and down. I could care less but my wife complains about it multiple times a night.
Rated 1 out of 5 by MarchMommy2009 Great TV, while it lasted...
Great TV, while it lasted... I bought this in Janurary 2010 and exactly 13 months later it quit working, that is only 1 month beyond the 1 year warranty. Would not turn on at all, and was told it could be a bulb that would cost hundreds of dollars to replace/repair. I was kicking myself because I did not get walmart's extended warranty so I highly reccomend this to every person getting a new TV because apparently this is a common problem with these kinds of TVs.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ryenne SOUND GOES OUT ON 4 MNTH OLD TV/VIZIO WONT REPLACE
I purchased this TV mid April. By the end of August the sound had completely gone out on the tv, leaving me with an incessant, high-pitched, buzzing sound. Vizio said the problem could be fixed with a "firm-ware" update. They would send me a device that I would plug into the USB. This, I was assured, would fix the problem. 18 days later I finally received the part. Followed this directions exactly and ... NO sound! Called Vizio, informed them of the failed repair, because I was told that if this repair attempt failed they would replace the TV. Well, now Vizio wants to send out a repair tech. This, I'm told will take 5-7 business days. I'm now going on the 4th Week of not being able to use my 4 month old tv. The picture is nice, but save yourself the trouble and purchase a tv that you can enjoy viewing AND listening to.
Rated 5 out of 5 by heartshopper I love this product soooooo much that I bought a 32" for master bedroom
and 22" for guest room. This flat screen is everything you could wish
for in a TV. And, the Wii gaming is excellent as well.
Suggest everyone shop Walmart "FIRST" for electronics. Walmart provides
the best products for your money.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jmcdizzle Amazing!
This is my first LCD television. I shopped around for some time and this has, by far, the best picture comparing visually side by side to other brands (even more major name brands) at a better price also. The clarity and detail that the television is capable of producing is simply amazing, and I've yet to go a day without the "wow" factor. I am very pleased with the purchase of this Vizio 42"!
Rated 5 out of 5 by pops1957 E421VO and Vizio customer support
Bought TV yesterday for $478. Pleasantly surprised at easy of setup and features. Had an LG LCD that was approaching termination...would suddenly lose picture without warning. That would happen a couple times a day. Did alot of research to find what I wanted on limited budget of up to $500. I checked various makes and models through various stores and online retailers. I did also check reputations on all manufacturers as to the quality of their product. I believe this is the best value that I could find. Vizio is making great strides in their products and in some cases they are right up there with Samsung and Sony. But at a significantly lower price!
PROS: Crystal clear picture, Nice size, EXCELLENT Customer support.
CONS: Sound is not great. Sounds like people are speaking through a tube. Bass is probably set wrong.
Had excellent service through Customer Support at Vizio. TV was set at 720p resolution. That is definitely NOT what I bought this TV for. Contacted customer service at Vizio through website chat. Breanna gave me the suggestion to contact cable service provider as TV will only produce to set top box's output. I then adjusted settings on my DVR and instantly got the full 1080p that I wanted.
I have read about poor customer service from Vizio, but my experience was top notch.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dilly222 After 14 months. A black line came down the middle. Searching on internet, alot of people have this problem. Called vizio support. They claim there isn't a defect. Not the televisions of the past. Should last longer then this. They did tell me the board to fix this problem would cost more than new tv. Go figure.
Rated 5 out of 5 by YourUncleAl For the first month it's been a great TV
absolutely no problems, works and looks great. Can't get a better deal on a 42" HDTV
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swarol THEY DON'T COME ANY BETTER
Bought a 42 inch Vizio on recommendation of others, after reading reviews, and seeing picture quality firsthand. Oh my! I can see facial pores and Lindsey Lohan's gazillion freckles. (Do you think stars hate HD as much as I love it.) Picture quality and color is superb as is sound. Easy to install, not one complaint. Oh yes, there is. The Swiffer is still lying dormant and collecting its own dust because of my smart purchase from Walmart.
Rated 5 out of 5 by otherscguy Great TV
I have purchased 8 of these screens and use them all 24/7/365 for a video wall. They have ran constantly now for 18 months and never had an issue, they have only been turned off three times for a few minutes each. I would recommend this TV to everyone. This is an awesome TV and you can't beat the price.
Rated 5 out of 5 by verygood100 While looking for a new set in stores, I was drawn to the VIZIO because of the excellent picture quality. Some reviews had me a little skeptical about the sound quality...after contacting the Vizio company website, I found that there were ways on the site to experience the sound quality for myself and also learned how to adjust it if I so desired. I had no problems with setting it up except hitting the wrong button initially and having all instructions in Spanish. I called the company and received excellent help in restoring the instructions in English. I love my new set and would highly recommend VIZIO to anyone. The set I was replacing was a Sony I'd had for over 20 years and never thought I could find one with a better quality picture, but the VIZIO has exceeded my expectations.
Rated 5 out of 5 by gamerman858808 Great tv!
I had a 37" vizio before then i wanted to upgrade to a bigger tv. first i went for a westinghouse 52" led-lcd 120hz and i didnt like the picture then i took it back and seen this tv was 60 dollars more and was hiffy with the 60hz cuz ppl say u can tell the diffrence between 60 and 120hz well i play ps3 games and watch alot of blu ray movies and i cant tell any diffrence at all. this is a great tv. well worth every dollar! get a vizio. their the best and have the best picture. even watchin basic cable without HD is still great!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jpl83061 Glad I bought this TV
This TV is an outstanding. Worked perfectly out of the box. Setup and installation was exceptionally easy. Picture is fantastic. I use it to watch sports, regular TV and a good bit of gaming with an Xbox 360. Fantastic picture. Wasn't sure if 60 Hz TV would be good enough for gaming. It's fine. 120 Hz not necessary. Not sure how it could look any better. The only slight, very slight, negative is the sound. It's not that it's bad it's just not great. So I connect $40 worth of computer PC speakers and $15 worth of Radio Shack hardware and I have a "poor man's" home theater. Sound is perfect now. Comes with 1 year warranty and with Walmart's 3 year plan for $45 you can't go wrong.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrandMrsP VERY Happy with the Vizio E421VO
SUPER Easy to set up, great picture, excellent sound.... much better picture than my 6 year old panasonic plasma and that one cost several thousand. This beauty was $555 out the door including sales tax and a 3 year extended warranty. Buy that warranty online and SAVE! it was advertised for $99 on the placard on display inside the store. I bought online and selected same day store pickup and was offered the 3 year warranty for $44.33.
Rated 4 out of 5 by sk87 Great looking tv, sound a bit funky but tolerable
My older 32" died so I decided to upgrade to this 42". I love the size, and the tv itself looks great. I ordered Monday evening and it arrived on Wednesday of the same week. It was easy to set up - it probably took 10 minutes total between opening the box and watching.
My only concern is the sound. It definitely fluctuates for no discernible reason, even after I removed that function it still seems to do it.
I would definitely recommend this tv, but would say that additional speakers are going to be a must have to get the full effect.
Rated 5 out of 5 by beau2003 Very Happy
We are very happy with our Vizo purchase from Wal-Mart. The TV exceeds our expectations for the price and Wal-Mart.com shipped to us very quickly. We will definately buy another.
Rated 2 out of 5 by tsnithe tsnithe
This is my 2nd Vizio TV. I read all the reviews & knew the sound was average at best, but figured I could adjust it good enough. I had the TV for about 10 days & adjusted it over & over & over. The picture on the TV is fine, not the best, but pretty good. The sound is a joke, Ive never heard anything so cheap in my life. It sounds like its in a can or muffled at ALL possible adjustments. How anyone could put out a product with such poor quality is just a joke. The TV is being returned. If you are not deaf, dont buy this TV.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jmhep Breaks as soon as warranty runs out
The TV is pretty good until it breaks. It's like it has a warranty clock that tells it to stop turning on when the warranty expires. And customer service is awful. The only thing they are good at is pushing an extended warranty. That seems fair. This TV needs a longer warranty.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Webcatcher Great audio and video features with sharp picture.
With this Vizio 42" LCD HDTV , you will be amazed with the quaility of the sharp picture and how it delivers the most awesome performance. When watching any program and sports games, you feel as if you are right there with everything you watch. The colors are beautiful and every image is unbelievablely crystal clear and with a sharp visual appearance. Awesome!!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by giveitup2 TV easy to assemble and connect to cable
We bought this larger screen VIZIO after an earlier purchase of a smaller VIZIO from Sears about two years ago. This larger TV purchased from Walmart was less expensive than the smaller TV. The picture is not as clear as I would like, but the men in the house say it is great.
Rated 1 out of 5 by JimPI4879 This was a great TV for the first three months we had it. We bought it Dec 8, 2011. Worked fairly well right out of the box. As of yesterday though, TV won't turn on. It has power going to it, as evidenced by the VIZIO logo being lit in amber. Tried calling VIZIO customer service and was on hold for 20+ minutes trying to speak to a human being. Used the "chat support" with VIZIO today and was told that the BEST they could do is try to get a tech out to my home in a week or two. Totally unacceptable. Will be calling my WM store tonight to see what they can do for me. In doing some digging online, I've found I'm far from the only person who has had this TV malfunction soon after purchase.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Canda11 Don't Buy!
I bought this tv on black friday nov 25th 2011 and it just plain stopped working as of dec 18th 2011...a tv should last Longer than that!!!
Rated 4 out of 5 by BEARS53147 GREAT TV FOR THE PRICE....PICTURE SOUND ARE GREAT
Rated 1 out of 5 by earyj Buy the warranty
After 13 months, my Vizio TV has started to turn itself on and off. Vizio will NOT back their product, even though it's 1 month out of warranty...make sure you buy the extended warranty if you buy Vizio products. I have found numerous similar complaints online...
Rated 2 out of 5 by nogeekneeded Okay TV
Here are the pros:
1) 42" screen
2) Energy effecient (approx. 110 watts)
3) Above average sound
Here are the cons:
1) Fuzzy pic even on HD signal no matter how I adjusted it
2) Buttons on remote felt flimsy
3) Base mounted onto tv with a *single screw
4) Noticable motion blur
5) Colors were "flat" no matter how I adjusted it
6) NO way to change pic aspect ratio on remote
I returned it, BUT still bought from walmart... I bought the Haier 42" LED tv off walmart.com while it was still $379.98 & love it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cherokee9 This is a Great TV for quality and price
I looked around in several stores for a Flat Screen TV. I saw this TV, but wasn't familiar with the name brand so I researched it. After reading several great reviews and checking it out again in the store, I decided to give it a try. I am truly in love with this TV. It has a great picture and the sound, though some say they aren't satisfied with the sound, I think it sounds great. I noticed there are different settings for the sound and if you take it off automatic, adjusting it yourself does the trick. It's light weight, I carried it home myself and I'm not the strongest person in the world. It was very easy to assemble and the features are pretty decent. I like the options of full screen, normal, wide, or panoramic. And to top it off, it looks great in my living room. This TV is a Great Buy.. You can't go wrong.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Linkage Look no further
I already owned a smaller Vizio and have been wanting a bigger one. I read the reviews on the particular tv and some say the sound quality isn't the best. I didn't rate it as excellent, but after going into the menu settings, I was able to make it sound pretty good. Vizio picture quality is always excellent. My kids have a PS3 hooked up to this and even I have to admit it's like playing first hand because of how big and clear the picture is. You won't be disappointed with this tv.
Rated 5 out of 5 by jtompkins05 We bought this 42 inch vizio over 5 years ago when it cost almost a grand. I love it .Never ever had any issues. I want a 55 inch vizio but the wife said this one has to give up the ghost first. I truly believe its gonna be a long wait. I believe in brand loyalty and vizio gets my thumbs up. Perfect TV for people with smaller homes or apartment.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bamsk896 Great Reliable TV
Bought this TV in 2009. Everything works great and looks great to this day. With all the new features now in 2012 this TV leaves a little something to be desired. Buying a Vizio was a little nerve wrecking cause the brand did not really have a reputation being a relatively new name brand back in 2009. I am glad I did buy Vizio! Looking to upgrade soon and Vizio is top on my list!
Rated 4 out of 5 by johnny823 Great for the money, but understand limitations.
This product far exceeded my expectations. For the money, the quality is exceptional. There are 2 drawbacks however. 1- A Fios remote cannot be used without the TV remote being used for volume control. 2- In the product info, the response rate is listed at 100,00 to 1. However, it is only 50,000 to 1. Yet even so, this is a worthwhile product to purchase.