VIZIO 42” Class Razor LED™
Smart TV

(42.00" Diag.)
  • VIZIO Internet Apps®
  • Edge Lit Razor LED™
  • Enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard
  • 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate
  • Built-in WiFi (802.11n)
  • 1080p Full HD
  • 200,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • SRS StudioSound HD™
  • VIZIO Internet Apps®
  • Edge Lit Razor LED™
  • Enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard
  • 120Hz Effective Refresh Rate
  • Built-in WiFi (802.11n)
  • 1080p Full HD
  • 200,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • SRS StudioSound HD™

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VIZIO 42” Class Edge Lit Razor LED™ LCD Smart TV | M420SL

Product Overview

VIZIO’s M420SL 42” Class Edge Lit Razor LED™ LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps® puts the best of the web right on your TV. Get instant access to on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more† at the push of a button on the enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard. Equipped with built-in WiFi (802.11n), it also boasts 1080p Full HD with Razor LED and 200,000 to 1 DCR for brilliant color and clarity in a razor thin design.

SRS StudioSound HD™ delivers advanced virtual surround sound, and four HDMI® ports connect your home theater, satellite or cable TV and Blu-ray™ Player. This energy saver also meets ENERGY STAR® 5.3 guidelines making it a friend to the environment and your wallet.

VIZIO Internet Apps® (V.I.A.)
VIA™ (VIZIO Internet Apps)

Easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather. Learn More

Edge Lit Razor LED™
Edge Lit Razor LED™

Thin, beautiful Razor LED delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites for rich, vivid detail in brilliant HD. It’s also Mercury Free and remarkably energy efficient, making it a smart and planet friendly choice. Learn More

Wi-Fi Technology
Wi-Fi Technology

The latest 802.11n Wireless Networking is built-in making connecting to the Internet quick and easy.

120Hz Effective Refresh Rate
120Hz Refresh Rate

120Hz Effective Refresh Rate presents action packed sports and movies with a smoothness and stability that captures every image in astonishing detail. Learn More

1080P Full HD

Full 1080P High Definition resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.

Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio

200,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers deeper blacks and brighter whites through contrast and dimensions.

SRS StudioSound HD™
SRS StudioSound HD

SRS StudioSound HD™ delivers immersive surround sound, deep bass, clear dialog and level volume.

Most Efficient ENERGY STAR qualified products in 2012

The VIZIO 42” Edge Lit Razor LED™ LCD has been designated as one of the Most Efficient ENERGY STAR qualified products in 2012.


High-speed/Broadband Internet service and access equipment are required and not provided by VIZIO. Additional fees and/or subscriptions required for certain content and services. Applications pictured or described in accompanying documentation may not be available, or may not provide the same functionality, content or services in all areas or as described herein. Applications are subject to future updates and/or modifications without notice.

Tech Specs

Screen Size: 42" Class
Diagonal Viewable: 42"
Backlight Type: Edge Lit Razor LED™
3D: No
Resolution: 1080p
Colors: 16.7M (8-bit)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 200,000:1
Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Response Time: 8 ms
Viewable Angle (H/V): 178°/178°
OSD Language: English, Spanish, French


SRS StudioSound™: Yes
SRS TruSurround HD™: Yes
SRS TruVolume™: Yes
Channels/Speaker Output: 2 x 10W


Connections - Inputs (REAR)
HDMI: 4 (side)
Component: 1 (bottom)
Composite: 1 (shared with component input)
PC: 1 VGA (bottom); DVI via HDMI
RF Antenna: 1 (bottom)
Ethernet: 1 (bottom)
USB Ports: 2 (side)


Connections - Outputs
Digital Audio Out (SPDIF): 1 (bottom)
Analog Audio Out: 1 (3.5mm) (bottom)


Multimedia Support
Music (MP3): Yes
Photo (JPEG): Yes
Video (MPEG): Yes


Additional Features
VIA (VIZIO Internet Apps): Yes
3D File Formats Supported: n/a
Smart Dimming: No
Smooth Motion: No
Ambient Light Sensor: Yes
WiFi: 802.11n
Bluetooth: No
PIP (Picture in Picture): No
Mercury Free: Yes
Remote Control: Enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard
3D Glasses: n/a
Certifications: CSA, CSA-US, FCC Class B, HDMI v1.4 incl. CEC/ARC, App certificates, Dolby Digital Plus
Compliance: Energy Star 5.3, ATSC Spec A/65, EIA/CEA-766-A, California Energy Commission Auto Shut Down


Gross: 40.8lbs
Net With Stand: 33.5lbs
Without Stand: 30.6lbs


With Stand: 38.9"W x 26.7"H x 9"D
Without Stand: 38.9"W x 24.6"H x 2"D
Packaging Dimensions: 46.3"W x 29.3"H x 4.3"D


Wall Mount Specifications
Hole Pattern: 400mm X 400mm
Screw Size: M6
Screw Length: 20mm
Screw Pitch: 1.0


Power Ratings
Power Consumption: 51.7W
Standby Power Consumption: <1W
Energy Compliance: Energy Star 5.3


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

Customer Reviews

great TV. Review by Gus

Excellent picture, apps work well, front facing speaker gives this tv better sound than any other tv like this I've heard.

(Posted on 5/15/14)

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Support Information

User Manual Download
Quickstart Guide Download
Data Sheet Download
Streaming Video Tips Download
VIZIO Internet Apps Chart View

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