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The Vizio E420VO is a mid-range to high-end 42" LCD 1080p HDTV very similar to the Vizio E371VA.

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Pros

volume leveling feature reduces sudden jumps in volume

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both SD and HD content displays clearly and with clear details

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variety of input types for various devices

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built-in speakers adequate for most users

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colors are vibrant and rich, stand out from one another

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blacks show deep and detailed

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Cons

low number of HDMI inputs

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DVD upscaling is not of the highest quality

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volume leveling does not reduce the volume to completely even levels with previous content

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The Vizio E420VO is a mid-range to high-end 42" LCD 1080p HDTV very similar to the Vizio E371VA. Unlike the E371VA, the E420VO does not feature a 120Hz refresh rate or the ability to view photos over USB. However, the E420VO features a superior 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a larger screen size. Otherwise, the E420VO and E371VA sport the same basic features, including an ambient light sensor and SRS TruVolume technology.

The E420VO's 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio provides it with a superior overall picture, allowing for deeper blacks and brighter whites. Its inbuilt ambient sensor detects in-room lighting conditions and adjusts the E420VO's accordingly, ensuring a more consistent picture quality and reducing energy consumption. Additionally, the E420VO's SRS TruVolume automatically evens out audio levels across commercials and programs for a more consistent volume that doesn't require frequent manual adjustment.

Features

 

  • 42" LCD panel (1920 x 1080)
  • Dynamic contrast ratio: 100,000:1
  • Response time: 8ms
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 component, 1 composite, 1 RGB PC, 1 USB
  • Built-in ambient lighting sensor
  • SRS TruVolume technology
  • Energy Star 4.0 compliant
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