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VIZIO E420i-A0 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV (2013 Model)

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  • VIZIO Internet Apps -Instantly enjoy online movies, TV shows, music, apps and more
  • LED with Smart Dimming for richer colors and more vivid details
  • Slim frame design looks great on a wall or table stand
  • 120Hz effective refresh rate for stunning picture clarity
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Size: 42-Inch
Technical Details
Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight23.2 pounds
Product Dimensions7.3 x 37.9 x 24.4 inches
Item model numberE420i-A0
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Output Wattage10 watts
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
Speaker TypeBuilt-in
  
Additional Information
ASINB00CI3BIT4
Best Sellers Rank #12,146 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight31 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
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Date First AvailableMay 13, 2013
  
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TV Display Technology LED LED LED LED
Resolution 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080P
Refresh Rate 120 Hz 120 Hz 120 Hz 60 Hz
3D (Y/N) No No No No
Smart TV Yes Yes Yes No
Total HDMI Ports 3 3 3 2
Dimension 24.4 x 37.9 x 7.3 inches 23.9 x 37.7 x 7.5 inches 23.2 x 36.3 x 7.9 inches 24.4 x 37.9 x 7.3 inches
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Technical Details

Size: 42-Inch
  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: E420i-A0
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

Size: 42-Inch

Introducing the new E-series slim frame design. The VIZIO 42-Inch Class LED Smart TV is shattering the mold in a way only VIZIO can, with high-quality design and picture at the best value. Enjoy crystal-clear action and eye-popping images in 1080p Full HD and 120Hz effective refresh rate. A stunningly slim outer frame lets you enjoy TV with a narrower border around the picture for a more immersive experience. VIZIO Internet Apps with built-in Wi-Fi gives you instant access to a world of streaming movies, TV shows, music, and more -all with the push of a button on the smart remote. The VIZIO E-Series 42-Inch Class LED Smart TV gives you more of what you love about TV with all the brilliant picture quality and world-class service you’d expect from America’s LCD HDTV Company.

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The remote does have tiny buttons, but it's not too awful for me.
gbunk
While this is perfect for a smaller room/kids room, it is not something that I would purchase for a larger room/living room because of the small size.
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The Smart Apps work great and it makes watching Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube on your TV a great experience.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

254 of 292 people found the following review helpful By Hornmann on January 19, 2013
Size Name: 47-Inch
This is an excellent no-frills smart TV. the picture is excellent and the sound is surprisingly good. While it is missing some features and has fairly limited menu options the excellent picture quality and built in apps make this well worth the low price.

After living with the TV for less than a week my main complaints are:
- can't rename channels
- no channel favorites
- firmware updates seemed to wipe out most of the customization I'd done to the apps and widget dock
- cheap remote without lighted buttons

Pros
- great picture
- decent sound (I had assumed I'd immediately need a sound bar but have decided I can wait for now)
- built in Netflix, Amazon, etc.
- attractive design with very thin bezel around the screen
- large screen size for a low price
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175 of 207 people found the following review helpful By LFP on April 26, 2013
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
I had a 50" LG Plasma for 4 years until the switch unexpectedly broke. Given the age of the set and that it went through multiple moves where the packers didn't treat anything gently, it seemed best to find a replacement. The room that the plasma was in has a lot of windows and a huge skylight,which meant that the Plasma was almost unwatchable when the sun was out - the reflections off the glass were severe. I suppose I could have invested in blackout blinds, or bricked in all the windows but I'm not a fan of the dungeon aesthetic.

So, I figured a LED LCD screen would be good to try.

Pros:

1./ Price - $650 delivered (Prime) is pretty decent.
2./ Reflections - this screen is very visible even in bright light, which is great if you don't live in a dungeon or bonus dungeon.
3./ Smart TV - has the basic apps to watch Prime, Netflix, etc.
4./ Good looking - it has a narrow bezel which enhances the viewing experience. I am not sure what that's all about but people who come round say it.
5./ Brand - I know its a 'budget' brand but I've yet to meet someone say they regretted buying one of these things. :
6./ Image quality - surprisingly good. OK its not a plasma but if you calibrate it you get surprisingly good black levels. I don't play games so I'm not sure if it blurs when you're doing the wild thing with your boyfriends on Call of Duty 15 (no disrespect intended).
7./ Good sound for a panel- checked it briefly before plugging in the 5.1 system.

Cons

1./ In a dark room it is not as vibrant as a plasma. Then again, the super high end LCDs aren't either, despite the hype - and this is not super high end at all.
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135 of 163 people found the following review helpful By gbunk on January 27, 2013
Size Name: 32-Inch Verified Purchase
Bought this TV after a lot of research looking for the best bang for the buck on a bedroom TV. TV's picture is AWESOME! My cable connection is just basic standard def, but still looks good. (I tried some over the air HD signals for a little while and it was an awesome picture.) I've streamed Netflix in HD and it looks very good. I still had to use my Comcast digital converter box (not real happy about that, but it's ok).

The one BIG issue you MAY run into is with the wireless connection to your router. I could not get the TV to connect wirelessly to my router at first. I have a basic Netgear wireless G router (WGR-614). Googled the issue and saw numerous reports from others about incompatibility between Netgear routers and Vizio TV's. Tried some of the solutions to no avail. Finally what I figured out is that the TV would not connect using WPA2-PSK (AES). I had to set my router to use both WPA-PSK (TKIP) and WPA2-PSK (AES) and the TV finally connected using the WPA-PSK (TKIP) security! The tip off that it was going to work was when I was in the on-screen keyboard screen entering the wireless passphrase it showed "WPA-PSK" above the passphrase entry box. Making this security change on my router is somewhat of a security risk, but in the rural area I live in I didn't mind. You should be aware of the possible security risk where you are if you run into the same problem.

Once I connected I tested out the Netflix app. It connected to my account and streamed my first test movie just fine (showed flipping between medium HD & high HD quality) with just some slight buffering as it got started. I haven't played much with other apps yet to report on them.

The remote does have tiny buttons, but it's not too awful for me.
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62 of 73 people found the following review helpful By GoBeavs on March 27, 2013
Size Name: 40-Inch Verified Purchase
Why I am reviewing: Lack of reviews on this set currently with several of them giving a poor rating. Some of the issues other reviewers were having sounded like they might be user error. Either way, I feel this is a trusted brand at the right price so and the size that I needed so I went ahead and bought it regardless of the reviews.

Background: My other tvs are Pioneer Kuro models I bought several years back (and have never regretted - they are simply the best), but I needed a smaller tv for our exercise room. Based on the location of our equipment, 32" was a little small so I needed something in the 37 to 40" range and this one fit the bill nicely.

Setup: The directions for putting on the stand did not work well for me. The quick start guide had me lay the tv flat on the floor and then try to mount the stand. The problem with this is with the tv flat on the floor, unless you live in a split level and hang the bottom of the tv over the stair it is nearly impossible to hold up the tv while trying to attact the stand. I disassembled the stand and went in a different order, attaching the back of the stand to the tv first. Then I could use the stand to hold onto, lifting up the set and attaching the base. This seems like a much better process and I don't know why the directions don't follow this route.

Looks: This TV looks great. The thin bezel is excellent, giving the appearance of almost all screen. Really looks great. The speakers are thin along the bottom of the set and hardly noticeable. Overall I really like the appearance of this set.

Remote:Not fancy or expensive, but nice. Buttons have a tactile feel, with a real click for button presses. I like this approach. It also feels good in the hand.

Startup: I had no issues here.
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