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The Vizio E420VA is a 42” LCD HDTV designed to output a full 1080p high-definition resolution.

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handles fast-moving subjects well, with only the most hardcore videophiles noticing a lack in performance

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adjusts brightness according to lighting in the room - works reliably in almost any lighting conditions

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volume is inconsistent between inputs

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takes at least 15 seconds to warm up and display anything after turning it on, audio doesn't start for another 3 seconds

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SRS TruVolume doesn't perform consistently, often leaving loud commercials and quiet dialog scenes

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one oner the worst tv anyone can buy

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long delays when switching between channels

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lack of side-facing ports makes wall mounting difficult to impossible

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The Vizio E420VA is a 42” LCD HDTV designed to output a full 1080p high-definition resolution. It was released in summer 2010 as an upgrade over previous generation models. It does host a weaker 50,000:1 contrast ratio (lower than say the Vizio E420VO), but offers a 120Hz refresh rate coupled with SRS TrueVolume and SRS TrueSurround HD audio. More improtantly, the Vizio E420VA is more energy efficient that previous units in that it expeeds all ENERGY STAR 4.0 guidelines; plus the auto technology within automatically adjusts backlight levels to match the unit’s surrounds, while not overdoing it so as to save more energy. Versatility is key though as there are four HDMI ports, though the E420VA is not HDMI-CEC compliant.

  • 42” LCD HDTV
  • Full 1080p Resolution
  • 120Hz Refresh
  • Smooth Motion Technology
  • SRS TrueVolume/TrueSurround
  • Energy Star 4.0
  • Ambient Lighting Sensor
  • HDMI v1.3 (NO HDMI-CEC)
  • V-Chip Parental Control
  • Progressive Scan Video
  • Integrated Speakers
  • Vizio Remote Control
  • Size: 42" LCD
  • Tuner: NTSC/ATSC/QAM
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Colors: 1.06 Billion
  • Dynamic Contrast: 50,000:1
  • Brightness: 500 cd/m2
  • Response Time: 5ms
  • HDMI w/HDCP In
  • RF Connector In
  • Component In
  • S-Video In
  • Composite Video In
  • USB In
  • HDMI w/HDCP In
  • SPDIF Digital Out
  • Stereo Audio Out
  • Headphones Out
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