42" Class (42.02" Diag.) LCD HDTV - Recertified

  • •  42.02 inch diagonal
  • •  1080P Full HD
  • •  178 Degree Viewing Angle
  • •  Exceeds Energy Star® 3.0 Guidelines


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Product Overview

Beautifully Evolved! The VIZIO VO42LF 42" Class (42.02 inch diagonal) HDTV carries the same stylish design as seen with the “VO” series and adds Full High Definition 1080p, giving you the utmost clarity in HD television. Your fast action movies, HD programming and gaming have never looked better. Taking advantage of VIZIO's automatic color equalization and fast signal response times, the VIZIO VO42LF gives you the best technology available at a value that cannot be beat!

1080P Full HD

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


ECO HD™ exceeds current Energy Star® guidelines by at least 15% below Energy Star 3.0, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.

Additional Features Include:

• Elegant Design – flexible, stylish and classic design allows for the base to be removed and wall mounted.

• 178 Degree Viewing Angle – displays crisp and clear pictures that are visible from any seat in the house.

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

• HDMI cable included.

• Premium cleaning cloth included.

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

• Zero Bright Pixel Defects Guarantee.


VIZIO provides a warranty to the original purchaser of its products against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days of non-commercial use. If a VIZIO product is defective within the warranty period, VIZIO will either repair or replace the unit at its sole option and discretion.

To obtain warranty service, contact VIZIO Technical Support via email: [email protected] or via phone at 877 MY VIZIO (877.698.4946) from 6:00AM to 9:00PM Monday through Friday and 8:00AM to 4:00PM Saturday and Sunday, Pacific Time, or visit www.VIZIO.com. Proof of purchase in the form of a purchase receipt or copy thereof is required.

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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: 16.77 Billion
Computer Support: 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1366 x 768, 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 5,000:1
Brightness: 500 cd/m2 (typical)
Response Time: 5 ms
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™: No


HDMI with HDCP 4
RF Connector for Internal Tuner 1
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 2
S-Video: 1
Computer RGB: 1
Composite Video:  
USB Ports:  
Service Ports:  


HDMI with HDCP  
RF Connector for Internal Tuner  
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:  
Composite Video: 2
Computer RGB:  
USB Ports: No
Music (MP3): No
Video (MPG): Yes
Photo (JPEG): No
Service Ports:  


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


Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Smooth Motion: No
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 12W x 2 Speakers
Panel Lamp Life (typical): 50,000 hours
Voltage Range: 100 to 240 at 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 250 W (avg)
Universal Remote: VIZIO Universal Remote - VR3P


Net With Stand: 44.6 lbs
Without Stand: 42.6 lbs


With Stand: 40.4" W x 27.6" H x 9.6" D
Without Stand: 40.4" W x 26.2" H x 3.9" D
Packaging Dimensions: 45"x32"x13"




COMPLIANCES Energy Star Qualified


Hole Pattern: 400 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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PC World - August 2008

By: Lincoln Spector

Competing HDTVs don't often cost less than those from Vizio. Among 42-inch models, the Westinghouse TX-42F430S and the AOC Envision L42H761 are indeed cheaper than Vizio's entry, but the Vizio VO42L still provides the more well-rounded package.

Our judges thought the VO42L offered a natural-looking picture, and they gave it an image-quality mark just a hair below the LG 42LG60's winning score. But when you compare Vizio's $1100 estimated street price with LG's $2600 price tag (as of July 11, 2008), the slight quality difference hardly seems to matter.

Not that the image was perfect (we're a picky bunch). Some images looked fuzzy to our panelists. In one test clip, artifacts and pixelation appeared around the moving cars. I noted that flesh tones in a David Letterman clip looked a bit too saturated.

Good video deserves good audio, and Vizio provides it--within the limitations of any HDTV's built-in speakers. The sound was quite muddy at full volume, but full volume is way beyond the needs of even the most devoted heavy-metal fan. At a more reasonable 50 percent volume, the audio was still a bit muddy, but it was better than the sound of most TVs. ad_icon

The VO42L disappoints in ease of use and extra features; but compared with past Vizio sets, it shows improvement in both respects. For instance, the company has finally placed a few easy-access inputs on the side of the TV. But those connectors are recessed, making them harder to reach than other TVs' easy-access inputs. And the rest of the inputs still face down, making for especially hard access.

The remote control looks as if Vizio were going for the Apple Computer Minimalist Design Award. It's smallish, with few buttons and a strange, pits-in-a-grid surface. But its attempt at coolness doesn't make it easy or intuitive to use. For instance, it has no Menu button; you access the menu by pressing the Enter button, which is labeled neither Enter nor Menu. It also lacks an Aspect Ratio or Picture Size button--to zoom in on a 4:3 program, you must go deep into the menus.

You can't expect perfection at this price, however. In a television, what you see is what you get, and the Vizio VO42L shows you plenty without demanding that you max out your credit card.

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User Manual: VO42LF HDTV User Manual PDF
Quick Start Guide: VO42LF HDTV QSG PDF

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