42" Class LCD HDTV

MODEL NUMBER: SV420XVT1A Model Features:
  • 42.02 inch diagonal
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Smooth Motion™ Technology
  • 1080P Full HD
  • SRS TruSurround XT™
  • Meets Energy Star® 3.0 Guidelines
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Product Overview

VIZIO's SV420XVT 42" Class (42.02 inch diagonal) series epitomizes cutting edge technology Experience the sheer beauty of Full High Definition television. Includes 1080p resolution teamed with a 120Hz refresh rate and Smooth Motion picture technology giving you a crisp, clear and fluid viewing experience. Your DVDs, gaming, and High Definition television have never looked so good. SRS TruSurround XT audio technology, 2 million pixels, and a dynamic 6,500:1 contrast ratio are a few of the other features this TV serves up. The stylish design with piano black finish, along with a 178 degree viewing angle, make this HDTV the perfect addition to any room.

XVT Series

Extreme VIZIO technology! VIZIO's XVT series epitomizes cutting edge technology.  Learn More

1080P Full HD

Full HD resolution giving you razor sharp clarity, crisp and clear images and an absolutely amazing viewing experience.  Learn More


State-of-the-art 120Hz processing teamed with VIZIO’s Smooth Motion video technology reduces judder, giving you a smooth and fluid natural picture with life-like detail.


Current Version 3.0 ENERGY STAR TV products Specification require that all qualified televisions address both active and standby power (when your TV is on and off). This VIZIO HDTV meets the current minimum standards by 15% saving you money on your utility bills.

Additional Features Include:

• SRS TruSurround XT delivers immersive virtual high definition surround sound.

• Maximum Versatility – numerous connections for your home theatre and gaming systems including HDMI, RGB (VGA) and Component inputs.

• Integrated Digital/QAM television tuner – enjoy high definition and regular television programs with or without paid high definition service.

• Zero Bright Defective Pixel Guarantee.



Tech Specs

Class: 42"
Viewable: 42.02"
Native Panel Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
Signal Compatibility: Supports 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV), 720P (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV), 1080P (HDTV)
Colors: 1.06 Billion
Computer Support: 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1366 x 768, 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 6500:1
Brightness: 500 cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time: 5ms
Viewable Angle: 178° (horizontal and vertical)
Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.485mm (H) x 0.485mm (V)
SRS TruSurround HD™: No
SRS TruVolume™: No
SRS TruSurround XT™: Yes


HDMI with HDCP 2
RF Connector for Internal Tuner 1
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 1
S-Video: 1
Computer RGB: 1
Composite Video: 1
USB Ports:  
Service Ports:  


HDMI with HDCP 2
RF Connector for Internal Tuner  
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 1
Composite Video: 1
Computer RGB:  
USB Ports:  
Music (MP3):  
Video (MPG):  
Photo (JPEG):  
Service Ports:  


SPDIF Digital Optical: 1
Stereo Audio: 1
Headphones: No


Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Smooth Motion: Yes
Picture-in-Picture (PIP): Yes
Picture-outside-Picture (POP): Yes
Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee: Yes
V-Chip: Yes
3D Comb Filter: Yes
3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down: Yes
ATSC with 8VSB & QAM demodulation: Yes
ATSC with MPEG-2 decoding: Yes
NTSC Video decoding via Video: Yes, thru CVBS, S-Video, or Component
Progressive Scan Video: Yes, thru Component YPbPr, VGA or HDMI
Color Temperature: 6500K, 5400K and 9300K
Color Fine Tuning: Independent Red, Green and Blue
Speakers: Built-in 10W x 3 Speakers
Panel Lamp Life (typical): 50,000 hours
Voltage Range: 100 to 240Vac at 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 300W average
Universal Remote: VIZIO Remote Control - VUR9


Gross: 58.3 lbs
Net With Stand: 46.3 lbs
Without Stand: 44.6 lbs


With Stand: 39.4" W x 27.2" H x 9.5" D
Without Stand: 39.4" W x 25.6" H x 4.0" D
Packaging Dimensions:  






Hole Pattern: 200 x 200
Screw Size: M6
Screw Length: 20mm
Screw Pitch: 1.0mm


VIZIO WARRANTY One year parts & labor. Free lifetime technical support. Free On-Site Repair on VIZIO Televisions 30" and above.

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Dealerscope by By Steven Silver - August 6th, 2008 “The NBC Olympic relationship presents a unique opportunity to introduce VIZIO’S new XVT line to a massive audience of mainstream consumers tuning into the Olympics,” Vizio’s director of marketing, Jason Maciel, said as part of the announcement. The XVT line was announced last month, and is shipping now.READ MORE »

August 8, 2008

By: Gregory Solman

One/x opens Olympics with spot for Vizio. < br /> LOS ANGELES Newly formed One/x here is diving into the Olympics opening ceremony tonight with a commercial for high-definition television maker Vizio.
Called "Splash," the 30-second spot shows an athlete executing a spectacular slow-motion dive as a voiceover explains that the Vizio 1080 P display's 120-Hertz smooth-motion video feature yields impressive picture quality.
Jason Wulfsohn, One/x cd and also the spot's director, said the effort emphasizes the brand's superior technology -- a change of strategy from past ads that focused on price.
Wulfsohn, media director Ben Tiernan and account head Duffy Humbert founded One/x (meant to imply "inversion") earlier this year.
Vizio previously worked with production house Jam Media, which had employed Wulfsohn as a director. When the trio opened their boutique, they did so with Vizio as their founding -- and so far only -- client.
Earlier in his career, Wulfsohn had directed for Propaganda after he graduated with a film degree from the University of Southern California.
In 10 years at Omnicom's TBWA\Chiat\Day, Playa del Rey, Calif., Humbert worked on accounts ranging from ABC to Taco Bell, then moved to IPG's Deutsch, Marina del Rey, Calif. "I prefer the energy of small, entrepreneurial teams," she said.
Tiernan's resume includes stints at the West Coast operations of Aegis' Carat and Omnicom's OMD, where he worked on big brands like Adidas.
Wulfsohn intends to expand and contract the agency staff-wise based on client needs and he also plans to continue directing spots, he said.
Vizio spent $15 million on measured media in 2007, per Nielsen Monitor-Plus.

June 29, 2008

Having a high quality HDTV display in your home is no longer cost prohibitive with Vizio’s new XVT line of televisions. Designed to compete with some of the highest end TVs on the shelves, the XVT has 1080p resolution with a 120hz refresh rate and 6500:1 contrast ratio/30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio on the 50” model.
Vizio XVT also include Smooth Motion Technology and SRS TruSurroundXT that uses three built-in speakers to create virtual 5.1 and it can be upgraded to a full 5.1 setup with a set of wireless speakers and subwoofer for the best experience. Price of this best lcd TV: $1,200-$1,700.

August 24, 2008

VIZIO won recognition for having 3 of the 10 best LCD TVs within the 40-50" space as determined by HDTV Solutions. Within the overall best LCD TV list, VIZIO also showed well by offering 3 of the best 10 TVs including the SV420XVT, SV470XVT, and VO47LF.

September 5, 2008

Gear Patrol already established that it’s football season and asked whether you follow NFL or College football. We showed you that subscribing to DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket will advance your football consumption to dangerous awesome levels and winning a Titlecraft Fantasy Football Trophy is one of the best rewards for your virtual gridiron.
But we have yet to discuss the most important part of the in-home football experience. Your massive wall-hugging liquid crystal high definition television. The centerpiece of any football viewing endeavor. GP’s decided to equip our office (perks!) with the Vizio XVT we told you about two months ago.
Well, the XVT is finally on the market and we’ve thown down our 1400 bucks for the 47 inch VIZIO SV470XVT. Our retinas are eagerly awaiting an assault of retina burning 6,500:1 contrast ratio and ridiculously smooth 120hz refresh and 5ms response rates. Are we showing off? Yes, but it’s for your benefit.
Why? Because, if you haven’t noticed, that flat panel you’ve got hanging on your wall is probably like ours - it’s slow. Ever notice how images kind of ghost when things are moving quickly, like football for instance. That’s called the refresh rate and the new Vizio XVT LCD runs at 120hz, twice that of most flat panel televisions, using a technology called Smooth Motion Video Processing. All we care is that fast-action movies and sports never looked so buttery smooth. Best of all the new lowered price will fit in any mans ‘football budget’. We wouldn’t want you watching football on something subpar now would we?
Cost: $1399 @ Sams Club, Costco | $1899 @ Circuit City

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Product Downloads

User Manual: SV420XVT HDTV User Manual PDF
Quick Start Guide: SV420XVT HDTV QSG PDF
Overview Sheet: SV420XVT HDTV Overview Sheet PDF


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