VIZIO 42" Class LCD 1080p HDTV 120Hz, E420VL

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VIZIO 42" Class LCD 1080p HDTV 120Hz, E420VL
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This VIZIO 42" 1080p LCD HDTV delivers a full HD 120Hz picture and superior audio quality to provide real value. This flat screen LCD HDTV features 120Hz refresh rate, SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD audio for advanced virtual surround sound, 100,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, and three HDMI ports to connect up to three HDMI devices to your TV. This VIZIO HDTV also exceeds Energy Star 4.0 guidelines to reduce energy consumption and utilizes built-in ambient light sensing technology, which automatically adjusts backlight levels to the brightness of its surroundings.

Note: You must have a source of HD programming in order to take full advantage of the VIZIO 42" 1080p LCD HDTV's capabilities. Contact your local cable or satellite TV service provider for details on how to upgrade.

VIZIO 42" Class LCD 1080p HDTV 120Hz, E420VL:

  • 42" LCD panel
    With 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution
  • Wide 178-degree vertical and 178-degree horizontal angles
    See a clear picture on the VIZIO HDTV from anywhere in the room
  • High brightness of 500 nits with 5-ms. response time
    Place your full HD 120Hz TV anywhere
  • 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • HDMI Inputs: 3
    VIZIO 42" 1080p LCD HDTV delivers a lossless HD experience with HDMI one-cable convenience
  • 42.02" screen is measured diagonally from corner to corner


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Specifications

Product Type: LCD TV
Pc Interface: VGA (HD-15), HDMI
Hdcp Compatible: Yes
Weight: 32.8 lbs
Width: 40.3 in
Depth: 9 in
Height: 27.5 in
Dimensions: With stand
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Viewing Angle: 178 degrees
Viewing Angle (vertical): 178 degrees
Brightness: 500 cd/m2
Comb Filter: 3D digital
Display Format: 1080p (FullHD)
Widescreen Modes: Zoom, Normal, Panorama, Wide, Stretch
V-chip Control: Yes
Color Depth: Up to 1.06 billion colors
Color Temperature Control: Yes
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 100000:1
Pixel Pitch: 0.4845 x 0.4845mm
Backlight Life: 50,000 hour(s)
Multi-channel Preview: Picture-out-of-picture (POP), picture-in-picture (PIP)
Stereo Reception System: MTS
Secondary Audio Program (sap): Yes
Analog Tv Tuner: NTSC
Type: Universal remote control
Sound Output Mode: Stereo
Output Power / Total: 20 Watt
Additional Features: SRS TruVolume ,  On-screen menu, ambient light sensor (ALS), Zero Bright Defective Pixel Guarantee, USB MP3 playback, USB JPEG photo playback, USB movie playback, progressive scan
Speaker(s): 2 x main channel speaker - built-in - 10 Watt
Sound Effects: SRS TruSurround HD
Audio Controls: Equalizer, bass, treble
Equalizer: Yes
Surround Mode: Yes
Connector Type: 2 x HDMI ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear 2 x component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear 3 x audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear 1 x composite video input ( RCA phono ) 1 x VGA input ( 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) - rear 1 x digital audio output (optical) ( TOSLINK ) - rear 1 x audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear 1 x audio line-in ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) - rear 1 x HDMI ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - side 1 x USB ( 4 pin USB Type A ) - side
Compliant Standards: FCC Class B certified, CSA
Power Device: Power supply - internal
Power Consumption Stand By / Sleep: 0.4 Watt
Input Video Formats: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 480i
Supported Computer Resolutions: 1024 x 768 (XGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1920 x 1080
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Closed Caption Capability: Yes
Stand Design: Tabletop
Flat Panel Mount Interface: 200 x 200 mm
Dimensions & Weight Details: Panel with stand - 40.3 in x 9 in x 27.5 in x 32.8 lbs Panel without stand - 40.3 in x 3.5 in x 25.9 in x 31.1 lbs
Digital Tv Tuner: ATSC, QAM
Model No.: E420VL
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 45.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 403.0 x 9.0 x 27.5
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
Origin of Components: USA or Imported
Walmart No.: 598818
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11/25/2010

Customer review by HighTechRedneck203

5.0 stars 11/25/2010 by HighTechRedneck203
by HighTechRedneck203

Alright so i figured id write a review on this tv i just picked up last week. I was shopping around and this was the best value i could find, but the reviews where all terrible, and not helpful at all. So first off, the picture that this tv has in the store does not do it justice. As soon as you take it home and turn it to home mode, where its not set up to counteract constant flourescent lighting, it looks amazing. So far i have my xbox hooked up through HDMI and its incredible. (this is my first lcd, finally took the plunge into the high def world) although im no stranger to them. for those gamers, no lag at all. i have it juiced up to 1080p for everything and its clear as can be. (black ops looks amazing) no screen tears.if you want to run HDMI, you have to buy an adaptor for the composite cables to use your headset. (i gots me some turtles x41's) The sound on the tv is not that bad. it actually gets pretty loud, ive only turned it up to 26. im upgrading to a surround sound for a more "cinema" feel. but the stock speakers are actually quite good. Vizio is a quality product... i dont know why people always bash it. I have played regular dvd's on it, and they look good. im buying a blu ray player tomorrow. (pirates of the carribean trilogy....cant wait) Tv shows look good, i have comcast and when doing the channel scan, i actually have some digital channels hidden in there and they look good. I have had NO problem with pulsating audio like others have had. Basically, in a nut shell. this tv is a great buy, best investment i have ever made. Picture is incredible. sound is good, it has 3 HDMI ports, but you can get a blu ray with 3 inputs and run evrything through there, with a single output. so you will have enough trust me. i am a hardcore gamer, and this tv is awesome. If you are looking for a good quality tv that will not overpower a room, this is a great buy. All together im going to have set up to it a surround sound, blu ray, xbox, and wii...all HDMI (except wii....darn composite cables). great price + awesome picture + Good sound + HDMI = a happy redneck

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HighTechRedneck203
bethany, CT
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Great value, great price, too!
9/26/2010

Customer review by Oklahomabarry

5.0 stars 9/26/2010 by Oklahomabarry
by Oklahomabarry

I did a lot of checking and comparison shopping. I wanted a TV that wasn't plasma, was 42" and 1080p LCD and finally was at least 120hz refresh rate. This hit all the marks. The picture was fantastic and the sound quality great. But the price was the clincher. It was great, too.

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Oklahomabarry
Sparks, OK
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Did my research and it payed off!!
7/15/2010

Customer review by RyuJDream

5.0 stars 7/15/2010 by RyuJDream
by RyuJDream

I wanna start by telling you i actually signed up just to do this review. This TV is a bang for your buck!! Its just about loaded and for $650 (after taxes) WOW. I really wanted to review this TV b/c there is not much info out there in regards to this model. I researched this TV for about a week comparing it to other LCD within the same price and i found this to be the best looking picture and features for the money. Im a huge gamer. My PS3 is my child and this TV is a great complement to my gaming needs. It switches between 1080p to 720p seamlessly unlike other tvs that do the flip to blue screen then to the final resolution. My games have never looked better! And the motion is flawless. I almost bought a plasma for this reasion alone but with TV you would really even be able to tell the difference. The HD quality and the smoothing motion of the 120hz is absolutely beautiful! It almost makes HD programming look like it was shot in your living room! The detail on this TV is just amazing. The only downfall that i have seen is that it was advertised as usb media support. Its only pictures.... now i haven't really look deep into it but the user guide says mostly the same thing....just pictures. Not mp3s, not video files, just pictures. That was one of the reasions i pulled the trigger on this but i still do not regret this purchase after i sat down and looked at the quality! There might be an upgrade or update or something for it but like i said i haven't looked deeply into it yet... For the price, as i said, this is a great buy. Do your research and you will find that this TV is the best in its price, size, quiltiy, and feature class. With all this said it is brand new and if i run into any problems i will be sure to update this review but so far so good in my eyes. This is my 2nd Vizio (1st one was a 27" that has run flawlessly for 4 years) and I couldn't be happier.

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RyuJDream
Little Rock, AR
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Awesome
11/16/2010

Customer review by IndianG

5.0 stars 11/16/2010 by IndianG
by IndianG

I read reviews before looking into buying this TV, The guy who said he had a fuzzy line at the top of screen? That can be adjusted with your Vizio remote control Horizontal & Diagonal, Stretch, Wide screen. I have a Vizio i bought a couple years ago and it still looks & sounds great, no problems at all. You can now get a sound bar with wireless subwoofer that sounds great almost like surround sound AND it keeps the volume level during commercials. Ever been watching a program and commercial comes on blasting everyone out of the room? well the sound bar keeps everything the same sound level and the sub is great in the back of the room.....No wires and you can add 2 other speakers for surround sound or buy the 510 model vizio sound bar it has it all for under $ 300 at certain walmarts. Vizio is giving sony and the others a good run on electronics without the overpriced big bucks you spend on their products. I'm now a vizio buyer.

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IndianG
California
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
very happy
2/26/2011

Customer review by j5k44t6

5.0 stars 2/26/2011 by j5k44t6
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i bought this tv yesterday night. i have never had an hdtv, and didn't really know what to expect. i did a lot of research and shopped around as much as i could stand. i originally wanted a 42 inch lg 1080p 120hz led/lcd but was unimpressed when i saw it at the store. i'm watching basic cable on a 15 year old cord coming out of the wall. i don't even have a digital receiver. the picture on standard def channels is spectacular, and apparently it has some kind of digital receiver built in so now i have like 40 more channels, all in hd. i mainly bought this tv to use with my ps3 and 360. the picture quality is breathtaking, especially when compared to my ten year old tube tv. this tv meets and exceeds all of my expectations. the reason i never bought an hdtv before was because when i saw them in the store, i always saw horrible picture blur, followed by the digital pixel skipping or what ever you call it. i haven't noticed any of that. i was also under the impression that it would take me all night to set up because best buy always tries to send some one home with you to install it. this tv took me ten minutes from the time i took it out of the box to completely set it up including hooking up both of my gaming systems to it. this tv is spectacular and at the price i got it for i am totally blown away at how good it is. my parents spent $300 more for a slightly larger sony that is nowhere near as nice as this tv.

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farmington, ar
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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by rtgrimmler 6/13/2010
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  • A. Wish it blurred when I watched the Giants lose. Haven't had any blurring issues.
    by LLSH2/16/2011
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  • A. No
    by 2001Sport2/13/2011
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  • A. NO
    by Lemphunter2/9/2011
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  • A. no it's great for sports
    by dld562/6/2011
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  • A. for the price i was supprised it was pretty ok, football closeups usually show what a TV can do. The 120 Hz keeps it looking pretty good, i like it...
    by jimmay31/4/2011
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  • A. No not at all. As long as you use HDMI cable. to connect with.
    by TNFan5312/10/2010
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  • A. NO!! thats why i got it.i went from 720p with 60 hrtz and 8ms response now i have 120 hrtz 1080p with 5 ms response WOW its awesome!!!!
    by bobbc10/19/2010
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  • A. It will blur less noticeably w/ 120MHZ refresh rate. The higher the refresh rate not always gives way to a better picture. It all has to do w/ the quality of the components in the tv itself. LG makes an Insignia line of super HQ Tv's. Check those out along w/ the prices to be blown away.
    by tnail7143/14/2011
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  • A. I have watched baseball and auto racing so far and both looked great.
    by RickLovesaDeal10/19/2010
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  • A. Not that i have seen. I have it on high motion smoothness and it looks great!
    by RyuJDream10/19/2010
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  • A. YES IT CAN.
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  • A. yes
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  • A. yes - you can buy needed materials at Walmart
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  • A. yes, but you buy the wall mount separately
    by OwenFamily2/7/2011
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  • A. yes, easy to do
    by dld562/6/2011
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  • A. Yes, but the wall mounting hardware is not included but rather sold separately. Flat Panel Mount Interface: 200 x 200 mm
    by djcrazy2/6/2011
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  • A. Yes, it has the standard screw placement on the back.
    by buster602/6/2011
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  • A. yes, and the mounts are available at most Wal-mart. Look at the manual to make sure you get the correct mount and screws/bolts
    by dmight2/6/2011
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  • A. yes
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does it have a VGA input?
by an anonymous customer 7/11/2010
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  • A. Yes, you can do it with VGA. I would recommend you to go with HDMI for good picture quality
    by IndianShoppers12/28/2010
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  • A. yes it has a vga port my computer actualy has hdmi witch is what i use but eather wirk great vga is capable od 1080p
    by MHL12312/2/2010
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  • A. yes it has the input for a computer hope this helps high tech redneck
    by HighTechRedneck20311/25/2010
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  • A. yes, I have hooked up with both VGA and HDMI
    by kjpwv11/18/2010
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  • A. Yeah, I hook my laptop up to it all the time!
    by aelison9/25/2010
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  • A. yes and its crystal clear i went from 720 60 hrtz to this and Wow what a diff!!!
    by bobbc9/25/2010
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  • A. It has an RGB connector, and if you do not have this there are adapter for VGA to RGB applications available.
    by An anonymous customer9/9/2010
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  • A. yes it has a VGA input.
    by tnail7148/14/2010
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  • A. Yes: INPUTS (REAR) HDMI with HDCP 2 RF Connector for Internal Tuner 1 Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 1 Computer RGB: 1 Composite Video: 1
    by RickLovesaDeal7/21/2010
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  • A. yes, in the back of the tv. Great for computer monitor if you need it to be.
    by RyuJDream7/16/2010
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