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36 reviews | 4.8 out of 5
I purchased this TV at my local Wal-Mart last night. This is my 4th LCD and first Vizio. I wanted to upgrade from a 32" 720, 60Hz. This one met and more of my expectations.
The picture is very sharp. You can choose 4 picture modes. It has Piture-in Picture, or you can have 2 screens side-by-side (very cool). I still have to figure out how to get the 2nd pcture to come up.
It has plenty power for sound with a 40 watt amp. At level 2-4 is plenty to hear across my living room. You can adjust the bass and treble or used a preset Eq setting.
I'm currently using an upconverting Sony DVD recorder and the picture is still crystal clear with HDMI.
The remote isn't universal or backlit. My cable remote will only operate the power, volume, channel. So you will need to use 2 remotes when changing the inputs/funtions or get a programable one.
One more thing, you can view photos or play mp3's through the side mounted USB input.
First and foremost I am a gamer. I bought this tv about a month ago. It is my first step into the world of high def. I waited so long to write a review so the newness has worn off and I can be more objective. I did some online research and travelled around trying to get the best deal. This one is it. The 120 hz over the 60 hz is a noticable difference. Television is much better at 120hz. However, if you play games like I do, a greater hz value will be in your best interest. The larger the screen, the higher the hz. For a 42" I would go no lower than 240 hz. You WILL see the difference. I am very pleased with my purchase. For the money I could not find a better tv. If you have more money to spend, go for a higher hz. If you do not play video games, get this tv with no hesitation!
I purchased this TV in February, '10. The picture and sound are excellent. I also purchased a Vizio 32" at the same time, which is also a superior product. I would recommend the Vizio to anyone!
We bought this tv a month ago and love it! the sound is great, we can have it on volume 5 and hear it perfect! the picture is so clear and the tv itself looks great!
The picture is so lifelike it's unbelievable. If it's a picture of the ocean you could almost reach in and get your hands wet. I agree with the "hoki" remote. Almost all Vizio remotes are lacking in quality. Functional yes...quality no. It's nice that you can hook up a computer directly to the TV without a hassle. Makes it simple to watch Netflix or Amazon's streaming movies.
This tv has such an excellent picture and sound quality that it is almost unbelievable! We knew we wanted to purchase a Vizio due to word-of-mouth reviews. We had also sited the quality picture and sound in other people's homes. The price is so reasonable as well. This tv comes highly recommeded!
I researched several makes and models, and as I had seen for myself, and through the opinions of other Vizio tv owners, this tv has the best picture quality and sound that I have ever seen!
This is my first vizio purchase and I didn't realize what I was missing!
This tv comes well recommended!
Purchased this TV in January. AWESOME is about the best I can say. We waffled between 60 and 120 HZ. Side by side with a similar sony product, this was the best picture and sound. I retired my 57 RP TV prior to purchasing this one. The refresh rate is superior to the 60 HZ. version. NASCAR and other action sports are great fun to watch with this 120 HZ. I can't imagine what 240 looks like!!! You won't be disappointed. Right out of the box i connected my blueray player and hit Play. All I can say here is WOW!!! Purchasing a 37 Inch to retire the old sharp 25 In CRT soon!!! I can't wait!!! Just be sure to take some time and read the manual and set it up right the first time!!!
Obtained the tv through site to store on 4/10/2010.
Set it up and everything worked fine. Next mourning turned on the tv after about 5 minutes
the picture froze and audio made a clicking sound,
than the screen went to white and black lines.
Contacted Vizio, after sending them pictures of the
problem a repairman changed out the main, power,
and LVDS on 4/30/2010. Tv has worked today, hence "crossing my fingers. Picture and audio is
Good product but when hooked to a laptop it will display picture but will not produce sound. Big streaming disappointment.
SO, FAR SO GOOD... GREAT PIX AND SOUND IS OK. GOT AS A GIFT FOR SOMEONE ELSE..
Excellent TV for the money. I love it and the HD channels are unbelievable. This is an excellent TV for movies and Gaming as well.
This Vizio is awesome! I love the picture quality and the sound. It makes the people look like they are in the room with me. My husband never pays any attention to TV's and he said "that TV has a good picture" I knew then that it must be special for him to notice the details. I am going to get a 55 inch Vizio for my family room. I have 4 different brands of TV'S in my home, but this Vizio surpasses them all. I can see why it is highly rated. If I could afford to, I would replace the rest of the televisions immediately with a Vizio. My children are jealous. The price of the TV was a bargain too.
This is my second 42" Vizio LCD. I loved the first one so much, when it came time to upgrade a tv in another room, this was an easy choice. The store inventory was the 2-speaker model so I ordered this model, the 4-speaker model, online and had it shipped to the store. The 4-speaker setup is not quite as good as the soundbar I have hooked up to the 2-speaker model, but it's much better than the speakers in the 2-speaker model.
I really couldn't hear the differences in the 4 speakers. The other features that were included in the packages is a plus. This is a good flat screen TV.
I shopped around for a tv for months. Im deffinately glad I went with the vizio 42 inch tv with 120 hz . It was worth the extra few dollars. The picture is like no other... Bluray movies look sooooooo awsome! this was deffinately worth the purchase if your going to spend the money to buy a nice tv use the few extra dollars and upgrade to 120 hz it's well worth it.
I love my new t.v. This is my first flat screen purchase, and I am very pleased. Great value. awesome picture, and the sound is better than expected. I am also debating on adding the "sound bar" and will let ya'll know the quality of that as well.
May not have all the bells and whistles as some other more expensive TVs, but the picture is great and the hookups/HDMI is set up well. I have the audio output to a home theater system, so I'm unable to comment on the spund qaulity of the TV itself.
This product meets and exceeds all the previous reviews I read from other customers. The picture and sound quality is fantastic.
I love this TV! This is my first high def TV and it has alot better picture than my fathers Sharp and my father-in-laws Samsung. And I paid less then half what they did for theirs.