42" Class LCD HDTVMODEL NUMBER: VT420M Model Features:
- • 42 inch diagonal
- • Full HD 1080P
- • 120Hz
- • SRS TruSurround HD™ & SRS TruVolume™
- • Smooth Motion Technology
- • Media Features USB Port
- • Exceeds Version 3.0 Energy Star® Specs
Fashion Forward and Dramatic This 42” Class (42 inch diagonal) HDTV complements any room’s decor with its fashion forward design and dramatic java brown finish. It's feature rich with full 1080p high definition resolution and 120Hz Smooth Motion technology for beautifully bright and clear images, and includes a built-in multi-media feature enabling you to enjoy music and photos directly from your HDTV.
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.
Full High Definition resolution giving you razor sharp clarity, crisp and clear images and an absolutely amazing viewing experience.
Additional Features Include:
• Limits motion judder creating smooth transitions between frames
• Experience rich bass and clear dialog to your TV's internal speakers
• Monitors and balances sound levels so you no longer have to experience volume ups and downs
• Sophisticated styling and deep java brown color enhance any room's decor
• Built-in multi-media feature enables you to enjoy music and photos directly from your HDTV
|Native Panel Resolution:||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Signal Compatibility:||Supports 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV), 720P (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV), 1080P (HDTV)|
|Computer Support:||640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1360 x 768, 1920 x 1080 (default) via RGB|
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio:||20,000:1|
|Brightness:||450 cd/m2 (typical)|
|Viewable Angle:||176° (horizontal and vertical)|
|Pixel/Dot Pitch:||0.4845mm (H) x 0.4845mm (V)|
|SRS TruSurround HD™:||Yes|
|SRS TruSurround XT™:||No|
|HDMI with HDCP||3|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner||1|
|Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:||2|
|HDMI with HDCP||1|
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner|
|Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:|
|SPDIF Digital Optical:|
|Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee:|
|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 via RF or Composite Video|
|Progressive Scan Video:||Yes, thru Component VGA or HDMI|
|Color Temperature:||6500K, 5400K and 9300K|
|Color Fine Tuning:||Independent Red, Green and Blue|
|Speakers:||Built-in 10W x 4 Speakers|
|Panel Lamp Life (typical):||50,000 hours|
|Voltage Range:||100~240Vac at 50/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption:||176 W (avg), <1W Standby|
|Universal Remote:||VIZIO Remote Control - VR4|
|Net With Stand:||44.1 lbs|
|Without Stand:||37.4 lbs|
|With Stand:||40.36" W x 27.8" H x 11.4" D|
|Without Stand:||40.3" W x 26.1" H x 4.0" D|
|Packaging Dimensions:||46.10" W x 31.81" H x 8.86" D|
|CERTIFICATIONS||UL, CUL, FCC Class B|
|COMPLIANCES||Energy Star 3.0|
|WALL MOUNT SPECIFICATIONS|
|Hole Pattern:||200mm (V) x 400mm (H)|
|VIZIO WARRANTY||One year parts & labor. Free lifetime technical support.|
- Pretty darn good Review by steve
I've tried to enter reviews several times now, logged in or not.
We also have the sound degradation, but never set up a service call .
The picture is great with HD cable DVR, and Sony PS3 for gaming.
Sometimes when switching between one input and another, we may have a series of blue screens before it latches onto the signal and settles down. It isn't very long, so that isn't a huge deal. The sound warbling or cut out is more annoying with the quick fix of either pausing the DVR or shutting down and restarting the TV itself.
Why is it when I log into Vizio.com, the TV I registered is not listed so if I am not home when I come to look or compare, the model number will allude me.
Today I added my model number to my shipping 'company name'.
(Posted on 11/20/11)
- pretty darn good Review by jeepsteve92xj
I also have the sound problem, but never managed to get a service call or return it to Sam's Club.
The picture is great. We use it with HD cable DVR and a Sony PS3 for games.
the 42" was a nice replacement for the 36" CRT that had to be more than a foot from the wall in order to swivel over for viewing angles or to make connection. That thing was 270 pounds!
We did realize that the 42" is perspectively about the same as the 36" due to the face being over two feet further away. Now I'd put a 55" or even 65" in the same spot in a heartbeat.
I do keep hoping to see a firmware update for the sound breakdown problem.
(Posted on 11/20/11)
- Great TV, unfortunate circumstances like Ben Review by Bob
My experience was much the same as Ben and his "Unfortunate Circumstances". Only my sound cutting out problems started happening almost right out of the box last December. Problems occurred very random and intermittent. I have to agree that customer service has been very good in dealing with my problem. I couldn't have expected better from their customer service. I am also now waiting for a replacement set which I am confident will go very smoothly and professionally.
I would not hesitate to recommend this set. Quality and Price was just right. And, well, stuff happens with any product from time to time. When it does, you want the customer service to be easily reached and prompt with solutions and warranties to mean something. I have no complaints with their customer service thus far.
(Posted on 11/1/10)
- Great TV, Unfortunate Circumstances Review by Ben
This was my first LCD HDTV purchase and after researching specs and quality for months, I purchased this model. It's an amazing TV for it's price. The picture quality is amazing, the sound is impressive to say the least and the input options are abundant, which is nice when you have Cable, PS3, Wii, Blu-Ray and a Computer that you use it for.
Only problem I had was after about 3 months, the sound starting going out. at first it would skip a little bit after watching TV for a few hours. After progressing for about 6 months, the sound would skip rapidly and then go out multiple times a day. I called this in to Vizio and Vizio sent out a rep for a repair 7 days later. After the repair did not work, I called Vizio again and they happily are sending a replacement right now.
I am overly satisfied with Vizio's Customer Service, and recommend Vizio to anyone.
(Posted on 10/14/10)
- Crowd Pleaser Review by Liochem2010
After shopping at many stores and viewing online many others, I had set my sights on this model. My 42" Vizio is just the right size and man does it complete my home theatre setup. Out of the box the set is ready to go. Hooked it up to my little HDTV antenna, my HDTV cable box and also to my Dolby digital receiver. The picture quality using my outdoor antenna is unbelievably realistic. Watching the world cup, movies using my blue ray player (dvd or blu ray disc) is something I look forward to when it is time to enjoy some tv time. I consider this to be the best bang for the buck and you cannot go wrong with this model or this brand. It is the bomb and I also had been getting so many compliments on the look and feel of the set other than the picture.
(Posted on 7/11/10)
- great TV Review by None
I bought this TV in June of 2009 at Walmart and saved $100 by waiting a few days and getting it "Site to Store". It was my first HDTV. I bought this TV in stead of the XVT and saved several hundred dollars. I subscribe to Dish Network, and I upgraded to their HD package. The picture is great. I watch alot of sports, and the picture is awesome!!Some have said the sound is "tinny", but as far as I am concerned the basic found is fine for general TV watching. For movies I always turn on the surround sound, so the basic sound is not a factor. I would recommend this TV to anyone!!
(Posted on 5/19/10)
- Researched for the Best & Got It Review by SniddlePoof
I did a lot of research on all those TV abbreviations and I feel the VT420M was the best deal a person could get. The TV is Outstanding! The best I've ever owned or seen.
I bought through Wal-Mart ($748) with Site-to-Store.... never do that if you want it anytime soon. It took 11 days to travel 125 miles. I could've gone and gotten it myself and the round-trip would've taken 4 hours, at best.
The 40 watt speakers are twice as good as you normally get in an LCD. I can hear it set to a "15" in my living room. I don't need a sound bar, home theater or need to put the volume up to even close to the maximum.
The picture is so real, like 3D real. The smooth motion is awesome. You won't waste money on this TV.
(Posted on 5/12/10)
- my vizios Review by Rick
I now own 4 Vizios, The newest is a VT420M, and by far the best. I don't watch many movies, but my son brought a couple of Blu Ray movies.......... fantastic....... now I have to buy one for him, probably for a house warming gift....... keep up the good work....
(Posted on 5/4/10)
- comparing tv's Review by danpok
Went looking for a new flat screen tv, Walmart, Sears, Best Buy and Target. Knew i wanted a Vizio just from friends comments about them. At Best Buy, the salesman tried to sell me a Insignia saying it was comparable to a Vizio. I had already seen the VT420M on display at Walmarts and the Insignia was not comparable, told the salesman this and he got angry over it, said to me and i quote" Best Buy used to sell them and stopped, and I'm proud they did, I dont like Vizio.." So i told him in a fairly salty language what he could do with the Insignia and went back to Walmarts and got the Vizio VT420M and am mighty proud i did, thank you Vizio for a great product.
(Posted on 4/6/10)
- awesome TV Review by mommy 09
We bought this tv at walmart is was a site to store and they didn't want, it so we reaped the benefits. It was only $512.00 I was not leaving this tv there cause it had no box. We have been looking at tv's for a while and knew we wanted a vizio. so when we seen this tv we were not going home without it. setup took no time at all.this is such i great tv. we would tell anyone if they are looking for a tv get a vizio. Thanks vizio for such a great product and thank you to that person who didn't want the tv.
(Posted on 3/13/10)
- Vizio hits the mark.....Again! Review by Justin
I bought my first Vizio around 4 years ago from Sam's Club. It's a 37" LCD 1080i with a 60 hertz refresh rate. At the time, I couldn't beat the price and the picture quality was great. This was a steal at $900.(All others were well over $1000) I have only had 1 complaint with this TV in the past 4 years, I built up static electricity walking over my carpet and I "shocked" the power button on the side and now it no longer works. I have to use the remote to power on or off. Last night I bought the VT420M at Walmart for $748.00. Again this is a steal with all other TVs of this quality being around $1000 to $1200. This one blows my older Vizio away (along with other more popular brands) Out of the box, it only took me 3 minutes to put the stand on the bottom and then another 2 minutes to hook up all of my cables to the back. So, within 5 minutes of opening the box, I put in a Blu-Ray and was enjoying my new Vizio. My older 37" model is now in my daughter's room, and she loves it. In 4 short years Vizio has improved themselves by leaps and bounds. I can't say that I will ever buy any other brand.
(Posted on 3/11/10)
- Love Vizio Review by Danny
I own three Vizio tv's and I wouldn't think of buying any other brand. Thanks Vizio keep up the GREAT work.
(Posted on 3/10/10)
- VT420M 42" LCD Review by TJk
I bought this TV for my living room in my new house. I already owned a 32" vizio plasma 720P and the picture quality was great. But this 42" vizio 1080p Full HD 120MHz is one of the most amazing televisions I've seen. The people look real and the picture is very great. I got this tv on a sale and just realized that I spent way less than what it is worth. Thanks Vizio, I will continue to buy your products!
(Posted on 3/10/10)
- I Heart My New Vizio VT420M Review by MeloYelo
This is my first flatscreen hd.....I LOVE IT!!! I shopped around for about a month before I bought a new television because I knew it would be a total investment and.....I wanted a good quality television. I would go to the store and compare each televsions picture quality and over and over Vizios pic quality was GREAT!!! My brother owns a 47' Phillips which is great, but after watching my Vizio he wants one too. Why not its a great t.v. for the price!! I feel like I am watching hi-def movies or shows on the BBC channel, the pic is so crisp and clear "Amazing"!!! I love my new Hd; I would recommend it to anyone...great price, great picture, great sound, great color, and being able to hook my laptop, cell phone, mp3 player up to it....Totally Satisfied. I give the t.v. 5 out of 5 stars!!
(Posted on 3/6/10)
- Vizio vt420m fantastic tv Review by moose
3/3/10 Baught the Vizio vt420m after doing alot of studying other brands. after all my reviewing I chose the Vizio. it had the best picture,price and dependability.It has only a 2% repair rating which is incredible. Meaning this tv will have little if any issues. Picture and sound is better than tvs $100s of dollars more. So if your looking for a great tv at a very good price the Vizio vt420m is a must buy. My review for this tv is 5out of 5 stars. Michael H.
(Posted on 3/3/10)
- very good tv Review by monte35
bought this tv feb 3 and set it up that weekend and everything was easy to set up and the pictures in HD are crisp and clear just had a problem with the tv remote the second day and the ppl at vizio were very nice and they are sending me another remote.i'm very happy that vizio knows how to treat there customers,keep it up
(Posted on 2/21/10)
- Awesome Review by BigEyeTuna
Got this tv from Target the other day. Setting up wasn't to difficult. The picture and sound is just awesome. For a tv with 20000 dynamic contrast, it sharp enough to pass as a 50000. Get this, its got "4 ten watt speakers" built in, the boom-boom and high pitch sounds are crystal clear. Thought I had to get the sound bar to add to the tv, but i'm satisfied with the tv as is. Vizio makes great quality for a moderate price. Thought about a Sony, but get a Vizio can't go wrong.
(Posted on 2/18/10)
- 5/5 Review by kaos
sweet tv this site has it at 999 i got it at walmart for 698. best by far for the price and especially the quality. awesome tv i my opinion its the best 42 inch tv out there
(Posted on 2/9/10)
- HD Vizio TV Review by Toshi
we have a vizio 42 inch LCD TV. its truly wonderful because its all HD. so watching movies makes it even mroe fun because its like being in a movie theatre. IT KICKS BUTT!!!
(Posted on 2/6/10)
- VT420M 120HS 42"HDTV Review by TC
I FIRST BOUGHT THE VIZO 42" FOR THE LIVINGROOM 240HZ THAT IS A FIVE STAR, AND I WENT BACK TO SAMS TO PURCHASE ANOTHER 42" AND THEY HAD THE 42" VT420 120HZ, I COULD NOT TELL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE PICTURE QUALITY, SO I BOUGHT THE VT420M 120HZ THIS TIME AND SET IT UP IN THE BEDROOM, THE SOUND AND THE PICTURE IS SO GREAT IT WAS A LITTLE BIGGER & TALL THAN THE FIRST ONE AND I LIKE THE EXTERIOR IT GOES GREAT WITH THE FURNITURE I HAVE, AND I ALSO SAVED $100.00 DOLLARS OVER THE FIRST ONE. TO BE TOTALLY HONEST BOTH TV'S ARE EXCELLENT, THE 240HZ HAS A LITTLE BETTER SOUND AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS I PUT IN THE LIVING ROOM, THE 120HZ SOUND IS GREAT IN THE BED ROOM AT FIRST I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO RETURN BECAUSE THE SOUND WAS NOT THAT GREAT BUT AFTER ALITTLE TWEAKING THIS THING SOUNDED GREAT, NO COMPLAINS HERE, WHEN I WATCH TV I LIKE QUALITY AND BOTH OF THESE ARE BETTER THAN THE LEADING BRANDS LIKE LG,SAMSUNG,SONY AND THE PRICE IS AFFORDABLE. YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH EITHER MODEL OR THIS BRAND. PS MY PARENTS HAVE PURCHASED QTY2 OF THE 47" MODELS ONE WAS THE 60HZ THAT THING ROCKS BOTH IN SOUND AND PICTURE QUALITY AND IT WAS A 60HZ, THE SECOND ONE IS A 120HZ AND AGAIN THAT ONE HAS A CRISP HIGH QUALITY PICTURE AND THE SOUND IT EXCELLENT, NO NEED FOR ANY SOUND BAR. , SO FAR I RATE ALL THE VIZO I & MY PARENTS OWN A FIVE STAR,THE ONY THING I HAVE ENCOUNTERED WAS ON THE MODEL# VT420M I HOOKED IT UP TO MY DVD PLAYER THAT WAS 7 YEARS OLD AND THE MOVIES DO PLAY BUT PAUSES, I BELIEVE THAT THE DVD PLAYER IS TO SLOW FOR THE 120HZ & 240HZ, SO IF YOU EXPERIENCE THIS ITS NOT THE TV IT YOUR OLD DVD PLAYER AND TO CONFIRM THIS I HOOKED UP THE DVD PLAYER TO 3 OTHER 60HZ TV THAT I HAD AND IT PLAYED FINE, I ALSO CHANGE THE MOVIE TO DIFFERENT MOVIES TO CONFRIM THAT THE MOVIE WASNT BAD, SO OFF I GO TO BUY A NEW VISO BLU-RAY DVD PLAYER, JUST DONT TELL MY WIFE, SHE THINKS I"M SPENDING TO MUCH. OKC, OKLA
(Posted on 10/13/09)
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