Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.
VIZIO's 42-inch E3D420VX CCFL-backlit LCD HDTV delivers an immersive 3D experience, Internet-connected entertainment with built-in Wi-Fi, playback of music and images from USB devices, and solid audio/video performance for a price that might surprise you.
Immersive 3D content and a wealth of features in an affordable HDTV.
Affordable, Internet-Connected 3D HDTV
Immersive Theater 3D
Bring that intense 3D movie experience home with VIZIO's polarized Theater 3D. You'll enjoy the same crystal-clear, flicker-free 3D you get in the theater, with similar lightweight glasses that are comfortable and significantly more affordable than the heavier, powered active shutter 3D glasses used with other systems. Two free pairs of glasses are included, so you can launch your Theater 3D experience right out of the box.
Stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather with VIZIO Internet Apps.
2D content is stunning as well. 1080p Full HD resolution and a striking 200,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio render every image with amazing clarity, color and contrast, while an ultra-quick 120Hz refresh rate provides smooth, super-sharp viewing for fast-action sports and movies.
VIA (VIZIO Internet Apps)
Easily connect to the Internet and stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather. The latest VIZIO Internet Apps (VIA) platform delivers a large array of web-based content directly to your living room, without the need for a PC or set-top box. Or a network cable, for that matter: connect wirelessly with built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi. Enjoy streaming video from Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, VUDU, and Hulu Plus; social networking from Facebook and Twitter; a variety of music from Rhapsody and Pandora; the latest NBA action from NBA Game Time; and a wealth of other content at the touch of a button.
Optimal Viewing in Any Light
No matter your lighting arrangement, you'll always have the best picture possible thanks to built-in ambient light sensing technology. The E3D420VX automatically adjusts backlight levels based on its surroundings to optimize levels. The result is a balanced picture that will never appear washed out or too bright.
Superior Surround Sound
This HDTV also delivers advanced audio, thanks to SRS technologies. SRS TruVolume limits volume inconsistencies between programming, saving you from those incredibly loud commercials or smoothing out that action film so you don't wake the neighbors. SRS TruSurroundHD delivers an immersive surround sound experience marked by clearer dialogue, and more precise bass and high frequency signals.
Connect a thumb drive to your TV loaded with music or photos.
3 HDMI Ports
Three HDMI ports accommodate your home theater setup, Blu-ray Player, and HD cable or satellite TV, to deliver Full HD and 3D entertainment from multiple sources.
USB Media Player
The E3D420VX features two USB ports, allowing you to connect a thumb drive to your TV loaded with music or photos. MP3 format music is supported (with display of album art and other ID3 tag info), along with JPG images. Here's your chance for a fullscreen slideshow of that family vacation.
VIZIO's ECO HD label means this HDTV exceeds the current ENERGY STAR Guidelines, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting your carbon footprint.
E3D420VX Select Specifications
|Display Size (Diagonal): ||42-Inch |
|Backlight Type: ||3D CCFL |
|Resolution: ||1080p |
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio: ||200,000:1 |
|Refresh Rate: ||120Hz |
|Response Time: ||5 ms |
|Viewable Angle (Horizontal/Vertical): ||178 Degrees |
|Channels/Speaker Output: ||2 x 10W |
|Wireless (WiFi): ||802.11n Single Band |
|HDMI with HDCP: ||2 Rear, 1 Side |
|Component Video (YCrCB): ||1 Rear |
|Composite Video: ||1 Rear |
|Computer RGB: ||1 Rear |
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner: ||1 Rear |
|Stereo Audio Input (RCA): ||1 Rear |
|Ethernet: ||1 Rear |
|USB 2.0: ||2 Side |
|Optical Digital Out (SPDIF): ||1 |
|Analog Audio Out (RCA): ||1 |
|With Stand: ||33.1 lbs. |
|Without Stand: ||31.3 lbs. |
|With Stand: ||40.2 x 27.6 x 9.0 Inches (W x H x D) |
|Without Stand: ||40.2 x 25.9 x 3.3 Inches (W x H x D) |
What's in the Box
Vizio E3D420VX 42-Inch 1080p CCFL-backlit LCD TV, Remote Control With Batteries, 2 Pairs Basic Theater 3D Glasses, Power Cable, Safety Cable, Cleaning Cloth, Documentation