42" Class LCD HDTV

MODEL 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


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Product Overview

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



Tech Specs

Class: 42"
Viewable: 42" diagonal
Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Signal Compatibility: Supports 480i (SDTV), 480P (EDTV), 720P (HDTV), 1080i (HDTV), 1080P (HDTV)
Colors: 1.06 Billion
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)
Response Time: 5ms
Viewable Angle: 176° (horizontal and vertical)
Pixel/Dot Pitch: 0.4845mm (H) x 0.4845mm (V)
SRS TruSurround HD™: Yes
SRS TruVolume™: Yes
SRS TruSurround XT™: No


HDMI with HDCP 3
RF Connector for Internal Tuner 1
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio: 2
Computer RGB: 1
Composite Video:  
USB Ports:  
Service Ports:  


HDMI with HDCP 1
RF Connector for Internal Tuner  
Component YPbPr plus Stereo Audio:  
Composite Video: 1
Computer RGB:  
USB Ports: 1
Music (MP3): Yes
Video (MPG): No
Photo (JPEG): Yes
Service Ports:  


SPDIF Digital Optical:  
Stereo Audio:  


Refresh Rate: 120Hz
Smooth Motion: Yes
Picture-in-Picture (PIP): Yes
Picture-outside-Picture (POP): Yes
Zero Bright Pixel Defect Guarantee:  
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 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


Gross: 51.8 lbs
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




COMPLIANCES Energy Star 3.0


Hole Pattern: 200mm (V) x 400mm (H)
Screw Size: M6
Screw Length: 12mm
Screw Pitch: 1.0mm


VIZIO WARRANTY One year parts & labor. Free lifetime technical support.


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December 15, 2009
But the VT420M delivers on a par with the SV420M where it really counts: The VT420M earned above-average scores in all of our image-quality tests....Read More

VIZIO's VT420M: A Strong All-Around Performer
December 14, 2009
This model earned above-average scores in all of our image-quality tests. Judges gave it particularly high marks for brightness and contrast, and it also performed well in our demanding motion benchmarks and panning tests...Read More

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  • VT420M - Side Panel
  • VT420M - Angle View
  • VT420M - Angle View
  • VT420M - Side Panel

Support Information

Product Downloads

User Manual: VT420M HDTV User Manual PDF
Quick Start Guide: VT420M HDTV QSG PDF

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