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

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  • 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 Weight22 pounds
Product Dimensions7.3 x 37.9 x 24.4 inches
Item model numberE420i-A0
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
Speaker TypeBuilt-in
  
Additional Information
ASINB00CI3BIT4
Best Sellers Rank #7,565 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight31 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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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 60 60 120 60 Hz
3D (Y/N) No No No No
Smart TV Yes Yes Yes Yes
Total HDMI Ports 3 3 4 2
Dimension 24.4 x 37.9 x 7.3 inches 22.9 x 36.1 x 7.5 inches 23.8 x 37.6 x 7.9 inches 24.0 x 37.8 x 8.6 inches
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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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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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For it's low cost, it gives you quite a lot. Picture (HD) is excellent, sound very good and enough connections to go around. One problem though not enough RCA in jacks for… Read more ›
Really like this TV - Picture Quality is perfect - and I really like the Smart TV integration. The only drawback is the audio quality, but that is a minor issue - a sound… Read more ›
If I wish to I can watch movies when pressing the "Amazon" button and it also lets me go straight through to…The picture is very good amd the remote works well. I… Read more ›
Got this for $400 the week before Black Friday 2013, and it's proved to be a tremendous…Picture is good, sound is decent, and the easy-to-use smart apps are a godsend. N… Read more ›
Picture is great but I cannot use the smart feature to incorporate Netflix nor am I able to figure out how to change the picture format. I cannot change the picture to zoom… Read more ›
Streams all of my other apps very well, and the sound and picture quality are great. Had some issues setting it up with my systems initially, but the Vizio support team is… Read more ›
We had no idea what we were missing until we got this television. Holy cow, the sound is awesome and the picture, its like they are standing in the room with us. Fabulous! Read more ›
The built in speakers are absolutely horrible (the only reason i'm taking off a star), so i connected a small beach boom box with bass boost to the headphone jack on the… Read more ›
The television is perfect so far. refresh rate is on point. The sound speakers are good as well for action movies. Played video games on it, obviously looks awesome. Read more ›
I use a sound bar for audio, but the sound quality of the TV's built in speakers is decent enough to where you could probably get away without using a sound bar, if you… Read more ›
picture is great but when changing from one channel to another there is to much time delay. sound is very good. Read more ›
As always I was not disappointed, the only Smart TV I allow in my home. The picture was great and sound was outstanding, great for movie night. The apps on this Vizio was… Read more ›
Tv came ontime and was in immaculate condition, saw some awesome settings online, operation and setup was quick, looking to buy another one. Too bad it was stolen just a… Read more ›
Great color, set up is easy. Only issue is sound, could use a sound bar. Read more ›
Just received the TV after a loong wait. The set up was fairly easy. Everything seems to be working fine. Read more ›
for the price this is a very good LED flatscreen. Set up was fairly easy. I had a small issue with picture scanning, but a quick call to the Vizio 1-800 number fixed that… Read more ›
Setup was extremely simple. It located my Wi-Fi in about 3 seconds and hasn't cut out yet (1 week in). Read more ›
After 2 months of research and price comparing, we decided on this smart TV...the set up was SUPER easy with the satellite and DVD/VCR. We are very happy and can't wait to… Read more ›
My home Sony and Samsung TVs are better but a lot more expensive. For the price, this was a good buy. Read more ›
It is a great TV , we have had no problems at all . The price is great . We love it. Read more ›
When we bought this during Christmas 2012, it was one of the few Smart HDTVs in the market for this size. The price was reasonable also. One thing I don't like too much is… Read more ›
For the price this is a great little TV. I use it for my XBOX One and am very impressed. Read more ›
For the value it is a good tv. Does not yet rank with the quality of a Sony, Samsung or Panasonic but, as they say - you get what you pay for. Read more ›
The smart features work great with netflix/pandora and was super easy to sertup to her home wfi. Price was very reasonable and you cannot beat Amazon Prime shipping. Read more ›
Kept telling me it could not download although my signal from modem was very strong and I lost count of how many times I reset it and reentered my longwinded passwords with… Read more ›
Great little tv for the price. The smart web feature is perfect! Good picture and easy to navigate and instal. Read more ›
Crisp bright picture and easy to use. The WiFi was easy to connect and works flawlessly. I purchased a remote with a QWERTY keyboard and it also works flawlessly. Read more ›
VIZIO E420i-A0 42-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV (2013 Model) IS AWESOME!!!!! NT ONE PROBLEM YET, NOT EVEN A MINOR ONE!!!!!!!!! Read more ›
It was purchased as a gift and is dearly loved! The pictures are clear and bright, the sound is strong, the size is right for a small room, and the wifi is amazing! This… Read more ›
But the picture is good, and the Netflix feature is really neat. Read more ›
The tv is great. Just having the youtube app is great on the tv. Im not really into watching tv but this tv gets the job done. Read more ›
Perfect for my grandkids. Can get Netflix and works great!!! Love Vizio!!!! Read more ›
A great TV, a great price, extremely high marks for the image quality (and…I haven't used the wifi much yet since my Sony blu ray player has more apps and is simple to use. Read more ›
I got this tv for my bedroom, and it has a nice picture. The smart tv apps are nice but the real point is its a 720p 32" TV for under $250. Read more ›
Smart features are not so smart. All the apps are low quality and the Instant Prime app is horrific. The television randomly turns off while i'm using it (I think this is… Read more ›
I bought this model in order to use Netflix and other…Netflix works well (though not on wifi - has to be attached with a cable) and is easily accessed using the TV remote. Read more ›
Interface is the weakest link. Looks fuzzy, response is laggy, and animations are slow. Read more ›
I was a little hesitant in buying this to replace an older 38 inch LG model, but after viewing the sharper video and the ease of loading Netflix vs a Roku interface it has… Read more ›
Picture quality is nice, remote is responsive. Menu interface is easy to understand and set up takes only about 2-5 minutes. Read more ›
the only drawback is that it is tilted too far back, will definitely get a…Other than that it is easy to set up and love the picture and the remote is easy to work also. Read more ›
Sound quality is impressive for a smaller flat screen. I love the smart tv features - having access to Netflix and Youtube with a click of a button is great. The only app… Read more ›
The menu setup is great too, everything is extremely navigable. The netflix and amazon instant video integration is smooth and simple. Read more ›
Absolutely no complaints. Color reproduction is good, contrast is excellent for this price range. And the "Smart Dimming" (local dimming of LED backlighting to… Read more ›
Picture quality is fine, some noticeable blooming where the backlighting is dimmed. Black levels are very good when the backlight is dimmed, otherwise they are not so great. I… Read more ›
great tv. wireless is good. the colors are great. I have an older about 10 year old lcd 32 inch from vizio that doesn't even come close to colors on this tv. Read more ›
This TV is great, and the picture quality and color fidelity is fantastic. Some of the Vizio smart TV features are fairly useless though. Read more ›
Just the right size for the room I have it. Color is crisp and works with all my devices. Read more ›
I can easily move it around with my U-Verse wireless receiver. Colors are vivid and picture (HD) is sharp. Wi-Fi and Internet-ready. Read more ›
It's just what I wanted and the perfect size for my lliving room. The picture is very good and it's easy to use the smart feature. Slim enough to fit on my fireplace mantel. Read more ›
My only complaint is the remote, it is so small and dull, it is very hard…I am currently searching for larger remote that is compatible and easier to navigate with this TV. Read more ›
Awesome TV, easy to set up and convenient to use with a great picture. Read more ›
Our main need was the SMART factor allowing HuluPlus and Netflix in the kitchen. The picture is great and the menu is fairly easy to use. If you need a 24" TV with… Read more ›
*attractive to look at with slim bezzle and outline *remote is simple to use and also nice in the hand *3 HDMI Ports Read more ›
I love the TV, beautiful picture and simple to operate. Just be aware that it does not have a pedestal but a rear mounted arm that makes it set back in a tilted position. Read more ›
Vizio quality is terrible! Not only is the picture poor but the actual quality of the screen is flimsy. Too much flex and not prone to any touching. Read more ›
366 days after I bought this, the picture…After troubleshooting with Vizio tech support, they determined the backlight was bad and I would have to pay $270 to repair it. Read more ›
I bought this for a small bedroom. With the small bezel, it's almost all screen, and is a perfect fit for a 3-ft wide section of my wall. I considered the 24" version,… Read more ›
The price is right, the display looks good, sound is typical (get a sound bar and sub if you want theater sound) for a flatscreen, and I've had zero problems with Netflix… Read more ›
This TV fits our family room…It's colors and resolution are sharp, and I love the smart features on this TV, which allow 1 button access to Netflix, MGo, and the Internet. Read more ›
I just purchased TV and am happy with it as a whole, except…Having the Amazon Instant Video application relegated to a small portion of the left hand screen is horrible. Read more ›
TV is fine but no HD stations or at least instruction on how to get them. My Samsing Smart TV was much easier to use and has more HD stations than listed. I would not… Read more ›
I love that there is not a lot of extra black around the edges as it makes it look more sleek. The Smart portion works very well and the remote is very responsive. I have… Read more ›
Sometimes I have to hit the power switch more than once and that is scary because I threw the packaging away. The picture is great and the smart part is nice to have. Read more ›
I purchased this for my office... Everything is perfect! The Smart TV is awesome! However, if you want more from a Smart TV wait til the fall of 2014. Read more ›
I can't believe the quality of this TV for the price. I upgraded my bedroom TV and the smart TV was huge for Netflix and Amazon Prime. Read more ›
This Smart tv is great! Decent picture too. Read more ›
I guess this was a major upgrade for us, but the size is perfect without being ridiculously huge. Love watching Netflix on the screen. Read more ›
Other then that I really like the TV. The size is nice for my room, the picture is great and the Netflix ability is nice. Sound is not great, but I bought a VIZIO sound bar… Read more ›
We wanted a new TV for my Mom's apartment and this size was perfect. I was actually surprised (in a great way) at the picture quality. Read more ›
I appreciate the capabilities of this product for us older folks who…It is easy to use, the picture is fabulous, the size was perfect for us and it weighs next to nothing! Read more ›
great tv...loving it....;we like the wi-fi access and the size is great for watching sports, etc....good sound.....would make the purchase again.... Read more ›
We currently have four Vizio TVs. The pictures are crystal clear, audio is great, and the slim size is perfect! Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

307 of 349 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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219 of 258 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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165 of 202 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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40 of 47 people found the following review helpful By T. Gaydos on June 3, 2013
Size Name: 24 Inches
This is an incredibly well designed 24-inch Smart TV with a stunning picture, slim profile, plenty of useful apps, and a low price. The only thing holding it back from being a perfect 5-star TV is the lack of a QWERTY remote to make proper use of the apps and having only 1 HDMI connection.

DESIGN

All black with a very slim bezel and less than 2" total depth. This thing is pretty sexy, especially for a "budget" TV. The stand will make some happy, other no so much. It's basically a fixed picture frame style where the TV itself sits directly on whatever surface you have it on. This gives it more of an all-in-one PC appearance than that of a TV. It sits at a fixed angle that I didn't care for at first, but it's actually the perfect angle for sitting on a kitchen counter, which is where I have it. At any rate, I like the design as does my fiancee. It looks much more high-end than its price would indicate. At less than 8 lbs and with a VESA 100 mounting pattern, you could easily and inexpensively mount this pretty much anywhere.

SET UP

Setting up the TV itself took about 5 minutes. Unboxed it, plugged it into the wall and cable box, turned it on and set up the WiFi. Everything worked perfectly. The picture calibration out of the box on "normal" was one of the most accurate default picture representations I've ever seen. I've been seeing this comment a lot with Vizio's new E-series line. This is rare, as I usually spend between 15 and 30 minutes tweaking the picture settings. About 2 minutes with this one and I was happy. Logging into the apps was more challenging than it should have been because Vizio inexplicably doesn't include their nifty little QWERTY remote with this set. More on that in the Apps section below. All-in-all...pretty easy to set up.
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