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The Vizio E420VL is a mid- to high-end 42" high definition 1080p LCD TV with a 100, 000: 1 dynamic contrast ratio.

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Spectacular picture

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Easy configuration

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Great value for the money

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The Vizio E420VL is a mid- to high-end 42" high definition 1080p LCD TV with a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Similar to the Vizio E370VL, the Vizio E420VL has two notable distinctions: the E420VL has a 42" screen size rather than a 37" screen and the E420VL has a 120Hz refresh rate over the E370VL's standard 60Hz refresh rate. Otherwise, the E420VL has all the same standard features as the smaller LCDs in this line; digital ambient light sensors monitor the room's lighting conditions and adjust the screen's brightness accordingly, ensuring that the E420VL is always as bright as it needs to be. SRS TruVolume technology flattens out volume levels on the E420VL, ensuring a more constant volume level. The E420VL also exceeds the current EnergyStar 4.0 standard.

The E420VL's 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio ensures a truer HD experience, allowing for darker blacks and brighter whites. Its 120Hz refresh rate also makes for a more true HD experience, displaying more frames per second and consequently making fast action scenes clearer. The E420VL's SRS TruVolume technology eliminates the need to adjust the set's volume between programs by making each program's sound more level to one another. Additionally, the E420VL's digital ambient light sensors keep adjusting the E420VL's brightness levels, finding the appropriate brightness for any lighting condition. This allows for a clear picture at any light level as well as for lower power consumption.

  • 3 HDMI ports
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 100,000:1
  • 42" LCD screen with a native resolution of 1920 X 1080 @ 120Hz
  • Signal compatibility: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
  • SRS TruVolume
  • SRS TruSurround HD for surround sound compatibility
  • Exceeds EnergyStar 4.0
  • 5ms response time
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11/29/2010 06:03

There really aren't any better alternatives out there - at such at low price. In my opinion the E420VL is a clear winner of the category best-value-for-money,

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