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The Vizio VL420M is a 42" LCD HDTV from Vizio's VL Series for 2009 and is a step up from the VL370M.

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affordable price

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high-end technology from last year in a mid-range set

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1080p, 120Hz

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USB Media port works with USB thumb drives. May work with Hard drive depending on model.

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Dark Java Brown Finish may not be everyone's cup of coffee

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stand doesn't rotate

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buttons on the TV are all the same, evenly spaced - difficult to know what you're pressing unless you look at the labels

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Vizio is not as well respected as other name brands

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The Vizio VL420M is a 42" LCD HDTV from Vizio's VL Series for 2009 and is a step up from the VL370M.  The television features a native resolution of 1080p for full high-definition graphics and has a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to provide deep blacks and bright whites.  It is designed with a java brown bezel and includes 120Hz SmoothMotion technology and a 5ms response time for crisp, blur-free images.  The VL420M has dual built-in 10-watt speakers and utilizes SRS TruSurround HD and SRS TruVolume technology for quality accompanying sound.  It comes equipped with a variety of inputs including composite, component, S-Video, USB, and four HDMI inputs.  The TV is also Energy Star compliant and consumes 15% less power than Energy Star 3.0 standards.  The VL420M has a suggested retail price of $900 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

  • 42" LCD HDTV
  • Full 1080p HD resolution
  • 120Hz SmoothMotion technology
  • 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 5ms Response Time
  • Built-in 10-watt Speakers
  • SRS TruSurround HD & TruVolume
  • Integrated ATSC/Clear QAM Tuner
  • EcoHD Compliant
  • Energy Star 3.0 Qualified
  • Dark Java Brown Finish
  • Inputs: 4 x HDMI, 1 x S-Video, 2 x Composite, 1 x RF, 2 x Component, 1 x USB
  • 1 year limited warranty
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Stephen Hugli
08/21/2010 11:46

I have been able to hook my Western Digital 1 TB drive up to this. Works like a charm. Must be formatted using FAT32 not NTFS.

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