42" Class (42" Diag.) Theater 3D™ Edge Lit Razor LED™ with VIZIO Internet Apps®MODEL NUMBER: M3D420SR Model Features:
- •Theater 3D™
- •4 pairs of VIZIO 3D glasses
- •Edge Lit Razor LED™ backlight with Smart Dimming
- •VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A)
- •Built-in WiFi (802.11n)
- •1080p Full HD
- •240 Hz SPS
- •5,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
- •Bluetooth® remote with QWERTY Keypad
Enter the Immersive World of Theater 3D™
Bring the 3D movie theater experience home. VIZIO’s 42” Class (42" Diag.) Theater 3D™ Edge Lit Razor LED™ LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps® delivers stunning, cinema-style 3D. Whether you’re watching the latest blockbuster or the championship game, with Theater 3D you get crystal-clear, flicker-free 3D that’s brighter with less ghosting than conventional 3D.
Don’t miss a thing. Watch Theater 3D plus all your standard and high definition movies and TV shows on this 42” TV. Its striking 240Hz refresh rate, 1080p Full HD and 5 million to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio deliver truly deep blacks, brilliant color and smooth fast-action viewing. It’ll turn any room into the main attraction.
Includes Theater 3D™ Glasses
With four pairs of polarized, battery-free, 3D glasses included, you can immediately share the excitement with friends and family. Bring these lightweight Theater 3D™ glasses to the theater and watch a 3D movie in comfort and style.*
Internet TV: Unlimited Entertainment
This 3D HDTV also includes VIZIO Internet Apps® and built-in WiFi, giving you the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos, and more—all at the push of a button on the premium Bluetooth® universal remote with sliding QWERTY keypad.
Smart Dimming. Smart Viewing.
Razor LED™ backlighting with Smart Dimming intelligently controls each block of LEDs, automatically turning them completely on and off as viewing content requires. The result is truly deep blacks, brighter whites and vivid colors that mark this HDTV as among the best in the industry.
Spectacular Surround Sound
Treat yourself to a phenomenal entertainment experience. StudioSound HD™ provides immersive surround sound over stereo speakers, complete with deep bass and crisp high-frequency details. With SRS TruVolume™, it also levels abrupt volume fluctuations and delivers crystal clear dialog throughout programming. The end result — a complete and truly engaging theater experience over stereo speakers.
Exceeds ENERGY STAR® for TV 5.3 Guidelines
Conserve energy and the environment. This HDTV uses technology with remarkably low energy consumption that exceeds ENERGY STAR® 5.3 Guidelines so your wallet and the planet are both better off.
Theater 3D™ Glasses
Crystal Clear Viewing
Edge Lit Razor LED™
VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.)
Customized Bluetooth® Remote
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
SRS StudioSound HD™
|Backlight Type:||Edge Lit Razor LED™|
|Type of 3D:||Theater 3D™|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio:||5 million：1|
|Refresh Rate:||240Hz SPS|
|Viewable Angle (horizontal/vertical):||178 degrees|
|SRS TruSurround HD™:||Yes|
|Channels/Speaker Output:||2 x 10W|
|Connections - Inputs (REAR)|
|HDMI with HDCP:|
|Component:||1 (shared with composite input)|
|Composite:||0 (shared with component input)|
|Stereo Audio (RCA):||1|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner:||1|
|Ethernet:||1 - 10/100 Base-TX|
|Connections - Inputs (SIDE)|
|HDMI with HDCP:||4|
|Connections - Outputs|
|Optical Digital Out (SPDIF):||1|
|Analog Audio Out (RCA):||0|
|Analog Audio Out (3.5mm):||1|
|Ambient Light Sensor:||Yes|
|Wireless HD (1.0):||No|
|Net With Stand:||37.4lbs|
|With Stand:||39.9"W x 26.5"H x 9.6"D|
|Without Stand:||39.9"W x 25.0"H x 1.2"D|
|Packaging Dimensions:||44.4"W x 29.5"H x 7.4"D|
|Certifications||CSA, CSA-US, FCC Class B, HDMI V1.4 incl. CEC, ARC, VIZIO PQA, VIZIO AQA|
|Compliances||Energy Star® for TV version 5.3, ATSC Spec A/65, EIA/CEA-766-A|
|Wall Mount Specifications|
|Hole Pattern:||400(V)mm X 400(H)mm|
|VIZIO Warranty||One Year Parts & Labor; Free Lifetime Technical Support|
VIZIO, Inc. has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein. All product specifications, functionality, features, configurations, performance, design and other product information described herein are subject to change without notice. VIZIO, Inc. disclaims liability for typographical, technical, or descriptive errors.
- Awesome value and awesome tv Review by Shak
I don't usually review products but I wanted to say that this tv is fabulous. We own a 32 inch vizio plasma which has always been a great tv. Getting this tv home exceeded our expectations. The 3D picture is incredible and both in 2d and 3D picture quality are amazing. The picture is sharp and clear. The sound is incredible.
(Posted on 6/2/12)
- Love it Review by aubshay1
The only complaint I have is more concerned with my internet connection. Where I live, the choices are limited to dial up or satellite. We have satellite, but our package (the basic one) is too slow to play video on the TV most of the time. I can normally play video on my laptop, but for some reason the connection seems slower on the TV. The picture is great, the 3-D is really neat, and I just really like it. I believe you can actually watch any 3-D videos, streaming or otherwise, you just have to choose the 3-D setting in the menu.
(Posted on 4/9/12)
- Excellent Superb First Rate 3D TV Review by Steve
I was amazed at the quality of the 3D performance! My friends were shock when they watch a couple of programs in the 3D. I recommend checking out these movies on your set! Legends of Flight and Under the Sea 3D, I’ am sure you will enjoy them! Best of all the price was right for me, beat all those others by far!
(Posted on 3/31/12)
- A Simple Fix to Remote Not working Review by BBStacker
I wrote a review on this TV about a month after I received it. I still love it. The 3D aspect of the TV still works wonderfully but we find that it's just easier to watch 2D TV. For those wondering, you can keep your glasses from 3D movies at the theater and bring them home to watch 3D on this TV. Also, we're starting to find that when we use the wireless feature to watch movies (Netflix, Vudu, Amazon, etc.), the connection will get interrupted or "slow down". We just tolerate it but when it gets bad enough, we will switch over to the XBox and be able to finish watching the show without issue. We believe it has something to do with wireless interference in the apartment building we live in as it will sometimes interferes with the XBox as well and we have to find a different show to watch on cable instead.
Earlier I had a problem with my remote. I wrote a second review but for whatever reason it didn't make it up on this board yet. If it ever goes up, I did contact Vizio Customer Support through their chat (talked to Joelle) and got my problem fixed within five minutes after following the directions exactly as instructed. The problem I experienced was my remote not controlling the TV at all in spite of having fresh batteries. Here's the copy of the instructions that were given to me:
1- Power off TV
2- Unplug TV from outlet
3- Press and hold in the power button on the TV for 30 seconds (while it is unplugged from the wall)
4- Release the power button
5- Plug in the TV in
6- Power on the TV
Un pair Remote :
1. Press the "Q" "P" and "SPACE" button on remote at the same time for 5 seconds.
2. Take out both batteries.
3. Press all the buttons on the remote, one at a time (including the keyboard).
4. Put batteries back in.
5. Test the remote
Re Pair remote :
1. Press the Green Button and RED Record button for 10 seconds.
2. It should now be paired.
3. Test out the remote
Everything's great and still enjoying my Vizio. I see Vizio while shopping frequently and a smile just comes to my face because I'm glad I have one.
A side note about the Customer Service Chat: During the chat, I received these message 15 times:
- "Communication with the RightNow Chat service has been lost. Please wait while attempts are made to restore the connection."
"Disconnection in 600 seconds."
This didn't interrupt the communication in the sense that I lost my Tech Support Representative but it did interrupt my ability to type what I wanted to say and cause me to wonder (the first time it happened) if the person on the other end was still with me or if I would have to start the chat process all over again. This didn't happen and Joelle stayed with me the entire time. Really, the whole interaction felt like it took only five minutes. The longest part of being in contact was following the instructions step by step exactly as given to me. Hope this helps with future decision making processes.
(Posted on 3/26/12)
- good vs bad Review by grandblnc
resolution, set up, internet apps,average sound,
cannot watch 3d you tube videos, only 3d videos from dvd / blueray, bulky remote.
(Posted on 12/18/11)
- 42 --3D--240---INTERNET Review by JIMBO
GOT TV ON BLACK FRI---TOOK IT HOME--SETUP EASY---PICTURE WENT OUT 2 DAYS LATER---CALLED SUPPORT GROUP---THEY ARE SENDING ME A NEW T.V.---SHOULD ARRIVE IN COUPLE OF DAYS----WILL GET BACK TO YOU AFTER IT ARRIVES
(Posted on 12/13/11)
- Amazing TV!! Great Price! ....Love It Review by Raja
This TV has all of the latest features, Internet apps, Super high Contrast ratio (5 million：1) for excellent picture, 240 Hz refresh rate for crisp clear blur free viewing of sports, movies, games etc, 3D capable for watching 3D movies and playing 3D games, Blue tooth technology for adding wireless headphones and slide out QWERTY keyboard for interacting with the wide variety of Internet apps and adding more all the time. The sound is also good and has equalizer, Bass, treble and surround sound controls for adjusting just the way you want to hear. This is my first VIZIO tv and im more than satisfied with it and id recommend this set to anyone who wants a superb TV with a host of features for a fantastic price!
Try to get one soon.... be a happy customer like me. Big Thanks to Walmart for getting me this TV for such a low Price :)
(Posted on 12/11/11)
- Good TV Review by Galina
I bought this TV on Black Friday at Sam's Club.
I too have a humming noise coming from the back of tv (you can hear it when tv is muted or volume is down). It's slightly annoying and I wonder if this is a defect or if they all do it.
Does anyone have a professional calibration done and share the settings with the rest of us?
(Posted on 12/5/11)
- TV Perfect, Remote Awful Review by GershwynnJay
This is my second Vizio. I love it. I had a 26" for three years, and that one is still great, but too small now.
The TV is amazing in every way imaginable, so no need to say what everyone else is saying.
The one problem with the experience is the remote, and it is a huge problem. I would like a new remote, Vizio, since mine has faults. A couple of the QWERTY keys don't function, and I have to really press hard to get them to work. The buttons overall feel unresponsive, especially the QWERTYs. The slide out feature feels klunky, and it's very hard to reach the top row of keys, and I don't have fat fingers.
The whole remote is huge, almost 3" thick, which is just ridiculous in the age of touchscreens. It looks like a cell phone from the 80s. Not good.
Please revise the design by looking at SONYs cool keypad. I don't like Sony, but the keypad sets the bar, so at least match it. In the meantime, give me an iPhone 4 app which I may use to control the TV. I know it's easily doable, and I would even pay for it.
Again, the TV is awesome, but the remote is awful. Still worth buying the TV.
(Posted on 11/30/11)
- Great but a bit tricky to get working in 3d fully Review by Roadtrip
I have had a 32 inch vizio for about 4 years now, it was refurbed and has never had a problem since ive had it. Been interested in 3d tv for a while but of course the prices were too high, but under 600 for what lists over 900. Couldnt pass it up for an early Christmas present to myself. The quality and picture of the tv is amazing. Bluray play and 3d avchds and blurays look amazing. Great depth. Great Clarity, brightness, and contrast. Only issue I had for a couple of days was getting my Xbox 360/PC to work in 3D. The option for 3D would not even present itself. Its grayed out, yet the tv tuner as a source lets you switch to 3d even when the source video is in 480i 2d. Well I spoke with online chat support but that didn't help much at all. The rep just said the source video feed had to be in 3D for the tv to allow 3D mode. But it doesn't...But after trial and error and lots and lots of online searching I discovered that the issue is, for whatever reason the tv will not accept 3d from the 360 in 1080p mode. Even using hdmi 1.4 cables. But once you change it to 1080i or 720p (on the xbox) it works fine. Also on the PC your graphics card has to have HD output set up, apparently just having HD resolution doesn't work (setting to)1920 x 1080, it has to be in set to HD 1080p mode. (just make sure in the right corner of the screen when you hit info on the remote it says 1080i HD or 1080p HD not 1920 x 1080 (for Pc's) Now regardless of whats playing, the tv allows selection of HD. With this figured out, I couldn't be more happy with the purchase. EXCELLENT TV.
(Posted on 11/30/11)
- Amazing tv Review by Bigman
It is a great TV, and to Witchstick, it is an edge lit tv, which means its lit by LED's so it will always have the light around the edge of the TV. And the only thing i notice is sometimes when you play a bluray there will be a little bit of blur between motions if something is happening fast, and I tried turning off the cinema smooth feature as said by tsunamitomi in the other comments.
(Posted on 11/29/11)
- Great TV Review by BBStacker
We went black friday shopping and found good prices on TVs (I wanted to upgrade from a 42" to 51") and debated on three TVs (1 $500 plasma, 1 $700 LCD, and this model). I talked my Darling Husband (and his parents who wanted our either old one or the plasma for their Christmas present) out of it and went back and forth with him between the 51" LCD and this one. Both had wifi but this was $600 AND 3D (both were a bonus that we weren't looking for in a TV - just wanted the bigger screen to more effectively play two player Call of Duty games) with a blue tooth remote control (so I don't have to be in line of site to change the channel). DH was interested in the LED technology but it wasn't until after we chose this one that I pointed that part out to him (I assumed he saw it and was further pleased). Both TVs had clear pictures and were very similar in quality with what was offered but it seems like this one offered more than the 51" so since DH is the electronic techy of the house who likes his TV to be just right, I wanted him to make the final decision. In the end he gave me the final choice. I pointed the positives of this one out to him and asked him if there were any more positives in the 51" (besides wifi and size) that I don't know about and this one ultimately won out due to it's power conservation.
I'm happy with it so far. DH is ecstatic over it and has glued himself to the 3D feature (No Batteries Required for 3D glasses in case you're wondering). We love being able to watch Netflix and Amazon movies directly on the TV. Don't care much for the twitter and facebook features (though we might in the future when we try them out) and haven't explored any of the other applications we can use if we feel like it.
Since I talked about the positives that we like here are some of the negatives we don't care for:
The slide-out keyboard of the remote is uncomfortable to use. The arrows for navigating are on the left side instead of the right and on the right side is four similar buttons each of a different color. I would like the arrows on the Right side instead or it would be cool if they had two potentially navigation pads where both sets of arrows are color coded and we can program the remote to have the navigation pad on one side or the other. (I haven't discovered the point of the color coded buttons yet but I think DH has. I think they're short cuts or something.) Also, something about the feel of the keyboard and thumbs is uncomfortable too but I think that's been put at greater annoyance when I keep wanting to use the right thumb for navigation. It is light weight though with an easy access wifi button that makes navigation easy when you're using the main remote and not the keypad on it.
Oh, and the light sensor became prominent as soon as we turned the lights off and the TV dimmed down. That was weird and we didn't like it so DH turned it off. I am glad this is an option for when we're watching TV and allowing the kids to sleep in the living room though.
On the neutral side that we don't like but others may like is hard to explain. When we're watching 2D, non-cartoon movies, especially those that are more than 2 years old (DVD and Cable formats), they seem almost too real. I feel like I'm on the production set as if sitting in the director's chair and could yell "cut" at any time. It's like watching "the makings of (movie name)" without any commentaries or voice overs and the scenes of the final product are being showed. It just feels like I can see the set. I can tell what has been green screened (blue screen for 80s and 90s movies), what action moves are faked (through wire suspension even though the wire isn't visible), and whether or not some of the props they use are real or cheep imitations. This and other similar TVs have put the movie makers' skills to the test. It'll be nice to see a movie that feels more like a movie and doesn't seem so real like that set feeling.
Hope this helps potential buyers.
(Posted on 11/29/11)
- ringing sound from tv Review by lwilson
We actually bought two of these tvs on the black friday special at Wal-Mart. We've plugged both in and they both have a ringing/buzzing sound coming from inside the tv. It is there when you mute the tv or if the volume is on. When you turn the power off it makes the sound for about 20-30 seconds and then is gone. I called Vizio customer service and it was great service. They are sending me a replacement tv but I don't want the ringing and I'm wondering if anyone else noticed this problem. Two TVs and both make the ringing sound so it doesn't look good. Nothing hooked up to them either except U-Verse and still makes the noise when U-Verse is not hooked in. If this is a defect with this product then I'll go ahead and select something different. I really don't want to because the picture is awesome so hoping it's just bad luck with the two we got.
(Posted on 11/29/11)
- AMAZING purchase at any price! Review by cole420elite
Just got this baby on black Friday for $600. It retails around $1000. I was completely pleased with it right away, I just have gotten around to really tweaking the picture and at this point....WOW! I would be totally impressed with this thing at full price, but I feel like I got away with robbery at this price for the quality with all these amazing specs!
(Posted on 11/29/11)
- love it Review by kilo
all i half to say is thank you vizio :)
(Posted on 11/29/11)
- Great so far! Review by tsunamitomi
Black Friday steal @ $600, The picture is great! I did turn off the cinema smooth feature because it makes the motion of most TV shows look strange, hard to describe. There is no longer the normal motion blur that you would expect so the movement of the camera look unnatural to me. Thankfully this can easily be toggled on and off and the result is a beautiful picture and cinema quality images.
I have played some 3d games and watched a 3d movie they both worked flawlessly.
I also tried out the fullscreen split screen trick, if you don't know what I am referring to check out this video. It is awesome and was easy to do.
(Posted on 11/29/11)
- M3d420SR Review by Witchstick
This tv is sick I could never watch 3D movies so as my wife cause it gave us headaches but with this tv we can, picture quality is awesome 3D,240 hz , LED and wifi for 600 at black friday ooh and the sound on this sucker is crazy can't even put higher than 10 cause sounds loud as hell not like the one I have on my living room wich have to turn it to 40 so it could sound good. Control should have been better quality but u can't beat the price slim light and it works with my PS3 if I turn the tv on PS3 turns on or viceversa and the 4 3D glasses are light and comfy, just one question why when the screen goes all black I have like white light on some corners does that means is messed up well if anyone know about this let me know besides that awesome TV .......
(Posted on 11/28/11)
- Excellent TV Review by meyer11
This is my second vizio I've owned. I only got a new one because my old one was stolen from my home. I've never had any problems with vizio's and so far this TV is everything I thought it'd be. Amazing color. Slim design. Great Sound. Everything i expected from a vizio.
(Posted on 11/28/11)
- Pros and cons. Review by AlexMurilloh
well i got this tv on black friday, ive only had it for about 4 days, but ill still throw out a review,
well the pros.
the TV is easy to maneuver through out the menu, the only thing id have to complain about the menu is that it need to describe the options for in depth.
another pro would be the easy set up.
well i bought this tv mainly for game play since i play COD alot, the colors arnt as vivid as SAMSUNG's quality but if you disable the option for automatic brightness it will definitely give samsung a run for its money.
the quality of the control feels very cheap. thats a big con for me since it slides out to become a QWERTY keyboard it seems like i can snap it easily, aswell as the material they use, it feels very hollow inside.
theirs also a disappointment i found. YOU CANT VIEW VIDEOS THROUGH THE USB PORTS! whats up with that!? i have to buy another cable to watch a movie or video. thats bull. well besides those issues, i love this tv bundle i tried the 3D with a non 3D movie and WOW! it converted the movie into 3D i dont think itll do it for every movie, but the movie i rented from amazon was converted. oh, and their is a false advertising, it says they will send 4 3D glasses, but once you get into the box and take out the glasses, they give you 2 basic and 2 premium vizio 3D glasses, thats ridiculous, your already paying up to 1,000 USD and they give you 2 cheap glasses rather than the 4 that they should have given you.
(Posted on 11/28/11)
- Fantabulous Review by NEDNERBISH
I just purchased the m3d421sr Black friday. I couldn't find any reviews on it, most likely because it is new model. I must say this TV blew me away! I play a ton of video games and the pic is outstanding. I've also been playing Batman Arkham city on 3d and it is amazing. I will finish the game in 3d now. If you are looking for an affordable, high quality tv, this is it. Not cheap feeling at all. I am very happy with my decision. I could've got any make but VIZIO had the best picture that I saw. Love it...
(Posted on 11/27/11)
- This TV is a BEAST!!! Review by shortyduwaaap
1st of all, this tv is pretty amazing. The things u look 4 in a tv are size, pic quality, connectivity and price.
Size: I had a 32" Philips which was a decent size... This 1 looks way bigger than that 1.
Pic Quality: It's 1080p, so u can't get any better than that. It's 240Hz which makes quality noticeably better. This might b the tv's best quality. The picture is so smooth that it makes 60Hz and 120Hz look laughable. Also IT HAS 3D!!! I've played a 3D game, a couple 3d movies on U-Verse and they looked pretty good. No expensive glasses needed and it was just like it was in the theater.
Connectivity: It has a bunch of hdmi ports (for TV, games, and 3d blu ray), a rgb port 4 my comp. So I can do it all with this tv.
Price: It retails 4 $1,000 which is a GREAT price 4 all it does. I got it 4 $600 thx 2 Black Friday and Sam's Club. You can't beat that.
5 stars, my best investment of 2011. I LOVE THIS TV!
(Posted on 11/27/11)
- Amazing Review by Tedted
Purchased my first VIZIO 3D TV and I love it. The picture is very clear both in watching TV and playing games. VIZIO technology is amazing. Highly recommended!!!
(Posted on 11/26/11)
- Great TV Review by Steve
I bought this Tv on black friday. It was very easy to set up. The picture on it is incredible. This is my first HD tv and I love it.
(Posted on 11/26/11)
- Get it all on this TV! Review by Rypakz
This item was a black friday deal and eventually we were looking for a TV which it has it all. I'm talking about LED, Cinema 3D, 240hertz which makes HD movies super smooth, Wifi enabled, Affordable, So thin and Elegant. Well, you can find it on this TV! We chose a 42" since we're living in a small apartment and this really satisfies me a lot. We saved as much as 400 because of the black friday sale but i would still recommend this item for those who are looking for the best TV experience. 5 Stars!
(Posted on 11/26/11)
- Great Box Review by chuck0929
I got my Vizio a couple of weeks ago and am very impressed with it. I was surprised to find out that I can listen with my Sony blue tooth headset so as not to disturb the grand kids. I seems to work great and has a super 3-d picture. Love it.....
(Posted on 10/17/11)