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This set replaces the previous model SV420XVT for the same price.

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Pros

1080p, 240Hz

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affordable price compared to other 240Hz TVs

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integrated soundbar

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Stellar Picture Quality

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Cons

Vizio is not as well respected as other name brands

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240Hz technology is not a noticeable improvement over pre-existing 120Hz alternatives

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The Vizio SV421XVT is a 42" LCD HDTV featuring scanning backlight technology and integrated soundbar, and is designed to be affordable for the average consumer. This set replaces the previous model SV420XVT for the same price.  The scanning backlight technology gives this television a 240Hz refresh rate while the VIZIO Smooth Motion II technology ensures a smoth picture with rich detail. This model has a mega dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000:1. The Advanced Glare Polarizer (AGP) provides up to 60% better contrast ratio in bright room environments without creating an overall haze as seen in previous anti-glare screens. Enhanced In-Plane Switching (IPS) gives a clearer pictures and truer colours even when sitting off-axis at a wide viewing angle. The advanced HD/SD noise reduction eliminates artifacts caused by signal compression used by cable and satellite providers. There are four HDMI inputs allowing many high definition units to be connected at once, with easy to access side game port. The USB port allows photo display, MP3 playback and even playback MPEG-2, H.264 & WMV9 1080p HD videos. As for audio, there is a speaker bar that is incorporated directly into the TV making this a easy and affordable home theater set-up directly out of the box. The soundbar features SRS TruSurround HD for an immersive surround sound, it is also one of the first products to utilize SRS Labs' TruVolume HD which prevents extreme volume fluctuations from channel changes or commercial breaks. The TruSurround incorportaes TruBass to optimize low frequencies and provide cleaner bass tones. SRS Dialog Enhancement ensures crisp and intelligible vocals, while Definition Control delivers maximum high-frequency realism and clarity.

Television Features:
  • Size: 42" LCD w/ scanning backlight
  • Contrast: 50,000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • Refresh Rate: 240 Hz
  • VIZIO Smooth Motion II
  • Advanced Glare Polarizer
  • Enhanced In-Plane Switching
  • HDMI inputs: 4
  • Game Port: Yes
Audio Features:
  • Integrated Sound Bar
  • SRS TruSurround HD
  • SRS TruVolume HD
  • TruBass
  • Definition Control
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Anonymous
01/15/2011 10:07

Purchased this rom Costco last year after the holidays. Picture quality is great. Lots of picture & sound settings to get it the way you like it. Many friends have commented on how good the picture is

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