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VIZIO E420i-A1 42-inch 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV

by VIZIO
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  • VIZIO Internet Apps? Instantly enjoy online movies, TV shows, music, apps and more
  • LED technology for richer colors and more vivid details
  • TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.13'' x 24.51'' x 7.96'', TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.13'' x 22.68'' x 3.15''
  • More energy efficient than conventional LCD TVs*
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for easy internet access
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Technical Details
Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight32.7 pounds
Product Dimensions8 x 38.1 x 24.5 inches
Item model numberE420i-A1
Batteries:2 AA batteries required.
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
Special FeaturesBuilt-in Subwoofer
  
Additional Information
ASINB009IBXECS
Best Sellers Rank #26,494 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight36 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 5, 2012
  
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  • Built-in Subwoofer

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Product Description

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 #1 LCD HDTV Company.

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Customer Reviews

The picture quality is great, the sound is even better, nice and loud. The apps work fine most of the time. Read more ›
The picture is pretty good but there have been minor and major issues with the TV. The first was it arrived 3 days after the scheduled date on the package tracking system… Read more ›
Although she will never use all of the features this TV offers,…The picture is great and she noticed the sound is much better than her previous TV which was a 720P Toshiba. Read more ›
Don't know about the others, but this picture is beautiful. How nice does it have to be? Read more ›
Its junk. The picture looks bad in comparison to Samsung. i can live with that. What I can't live with is having the sound on tv stop working when I change the channel! Read more ›
love this tv, it fits well with our space and is just the right size, picture is great, so glad we went with this one Read more ›
Sounds decent definitely would recommend separate speakers. The apps are good, I rent and buy amazon movies right from my tv. I do wish it had new apps like the nbc sports… Read more ›
perfectly. It recognized our wireless router and the APPs work great. Only surprise was the lack of a computer port. Read more ›
Everything is great. no room anywhere to complain at all about this T.V. . Even the Netflix works great. and beats out having to hook up the x box .. remote controls ect,… Read more ›
Everything works great and picture quality is great. The apps works great. Get wifi connection and watch movies through Netflix all day!!! Read more ›
This TV is about 1/2 as thick and much much better screen, although the other is also a 1080p. The web apps are nice, but they are very slow to load. Much of the time I end… Read more ›
The apps end to be slow to respond and a lot less user friendly than apps on other devices I own. Netflix is decent for our needs. We're usually accessing our content via… Read more ›
horrible sound and picture not happy with it…Is not worth the money. very well built was impressed at first. but the sound is just terrible. and the picture is pretty fuzzy Read more ›
brand new out the box picture quality is horrible and the sound is horrible. I would not pay $100 for this tv. Read more ›
Although, it boots up faster than a computer. It also has a great picture and the sound is good too. It also has plenty of HDMI slots. Read more ›
I like this tv. I'm just not able to get a great sound that is crystal clear and haven't been able to figure out how to make adjustments to make it better. It may not be… Read more ›
cons: with the smaller tv size it did not come with a keyboard type remote a small hassle but in no way a real…i do have to say though the sound is somewhat lacking. we… Read more ›
The sound is great, by the way. I have it set on surround and it is pretty rich. Read more ›
After telling me how "I shouldn't have," I helped her set it up and she absolutely loves it. It's an excellent product, and the setup was very easy. My only… Read more ›
Unboxing and physical setup was easy. The TV configuration/setup was also easy until I tried to connect the wifi to my router. Read more ›
The TV was delivered on Tuesday of this week. Set up was very easy as it walked you through with setting everything up. Connecting to my Apple Airport was a breeze and so… Read more ›
Yes it would sound better through a surround sound system, but for stock sound it isn't bad. The Smart TV set up was easy and my wife is all over the Netflix! This is my… Read more ›
When the TV arrived it was very easy to set up. The auto start tutorial was easy to follow. Read more ›
This is a great Smart HDTV I purchased for my father-in-law. It was very easy to set up and very easy for him to learn as he is 86. Read more ›
Fantastic TV at a great price! Have had this TV for over a year and haven't had any issues with it! Read more ›
Overall set up of the TV including Wi-Fi was…I wish this TV had a Web-Browser but I’m not really complaining, can’t expect everything for the great price I got it for. I… Read more ›
I am enjoying my television very much! It's a great TV at a good price. I liked it so well that I bought another one! Read more ›
I don't use it for the apps I use it mainly for my computer monitor and it looks great sounds great and only required a little tweaking I would recommend this tv to anyone… Read more ›
I was looking for an HD 1080p LED Internet accessible TV and this one answered my dream with a perfect price! (around 500$). Read more ›
I have previously…While they have excellent overall quality, I see little or no difference in the picture or sound quality in the Vizio E420i-A1, and at a much lower price. Read more ›
As this is my second Vizio tv I can say that from my experience Vizio really does a great job…My first tv, a vizio 32" 720p model still works flawlessly after 2 years. Read more ›
Can't ask for more than that! Clarity on this model is fantastic. I would recommend this model to anyone. Read more ›
go to a site like c-net a get there suggested settings and then fine tune that to your…the factory setting were not bad, but not as good as it is now with my re-adjustment. Read more ›
Also has all the inputs I would need. ARC function support is great for my sound system. Read more ›
It picks up 3 more stations than my 6-yr-old TV that it…I'd give 5 stars if the Internet search feature was easier and faster to use-- it's slow and cumbersome as it is. Read more ›
3. Features for price. The features are awesome. The one con is no blue-tooth and no keyboard remote. Read more ›
The menu options are good and features are excellent....USB, multiple HDMI, wireless. But I bought this one and I'm already returning it after 2 weeks of viewing and testing. Read more ›
Just received this tv - the plastic film is still on the edges and it stopped working within three weeks of getting it set up, not sure if the remote is bad or it is… Read more ›
Now, if I must pick nits, the Vizio's stereo speakers are barely better than a 1970 VW Beetle's radio speaker, and the remote control is dinky, cheap plastic &… Read more ›
- It has Apps.... - Remote is cool when it's responsive Read more ›
Buttons are difficult to push and the "Amazon," "Netflix," and "M-Go" buttons aren't that useful since it literally takes to clicks to get to those… Read more ›
but half the time, netflix fails to load, the other half the time it stops and buffers…Even when it does work, the menu is slow to load, and sometimes even that locks up. Read more ›
color is deep and rich. sound is clear. Read more ›
unfortunately i allowed the 30 day return period to expire. the color balance is terrible and i am unable to correct it. i would not recommend this television. Read more ›
The quality is absolutely amazing. The colors are rich. I have had this TV now for about 1 1/2 weeks and I am thrilled. Read more ›
Colors look bright and blacks are very black. I've tested the TV with our Blu-Ray player, HD programming via DirecTV, games from our Xbox 360, and movies from our Apple TV. Read more ›
Great set, a lot of features, beautiful colors. Vizio is an upcoming brand, this is the third one I bought, very satisfied with the price for this quality TV. Read more ›
This also included the Netflix hook up. It has a crystal clear picture with vivid color. I did ad a sound bar to mine . Read more ›
In this capacity, I merely use the TV as a…The resolution is as good as the TV would be if it were playing movies or TV programs directly from a DVD (at least to my eye). Read more ›
My only personal comparison is my…But after making the changes as noted by another reviewer here, my smaller 42" screen looks as good as my friend's 60" theater set. He… Read more ›
The TV has very bad with resolution and the the fresh time really slow. It is actually hurt my eyes after 5 minutes of watching it. Read more ›
This is my 4th Vizio TV and I have been very happy with all of them. It has a very nice display and plenty of HDMI and USB ports. The included apps work well. Read more ›
BUT this was a smart tv, I do not like the tiny app screen at the…I much prefer the Samsung tv with full screen apps and all your amazon info right at your finger tips. Read more ›
easy to unpack and install, has fantastic streaming features, hdmi, decent resolution. comes with a bunch of freebies. Read more ›
Picture is really good and the apps are very convenient and easy to use. I would definitely recommend this TV. Read more ›
We went with settings from digital trends review and we were off and running. The remote was so easy to use and I figured it out rather quickly. The picture quality is… Read more ›
I have an LG and Sony as well, and both of those have a sharper picture quality than this TV, but for…I like the Smart features on it, and it is easy to navigate and use. Read more ›
Easy to use and set up. Beautiful pic. Read more ›
tv is perfect for the price and come…the picture is great , its easy to use , the sound is fine but if your looking for a bit more , would recommend buying a soundbar . w… Read more ›
Out of the box this unit was simple to use w/ beautiful FHD pic, decent sound, basic web apps & a sleek, low profile housing. 42" @ <500$ made this a great x-mas find. Read more ›
I have owned this tv for over a year now and I love all of it smart tvs are awesome. Picture is beautiful sound is kind of iffy, I would suggest a sound bar or something of… Read more ›
It even displays OTA programming information, something my other 2 HDTVs will not do. However, the smart apps are painfully slow. I was hoping I would free up my Roku box,… Read more ›
It would be nice if Visio would fix this problem. I have also had problem with the smart tv part of this. It constantly will not let me into Amazon. Read more ›
The good is the smart TV wi-fi fuction, everything else is just ok. The overall HD picture is poorer than my other HD TV. Read more ›
It's a nice entry level smart TV. Just expect to get what you pay for. Read more ›
The sound/picture quality is excellent. I really like the smart TV aspect... It's very good Read more ›
I'm in my 50's now,…I have it on a nice television table with underneath drawers but it would be great even to hang on the wall...the size is just perfect being the LED. Read more ›
slim and sleek design plus i have a small house and the size is just perfect for the space. also it just does wonders with the internet. Read more ›
We watch family movies together on it. Nice size. Really good picture quality. Read more ›
what i can i say its awesome!...I have it hanging on the wall and use it for my PC and my PS3. Looks great, good size, great for gaming. Read more ›
We also love the 42" size. We looked at going bigger but now having it for a few months, we've decided this is the best size for us. Read more ›
Great HD Picture when connected to HDTV Free to air or Comcast hd, and…OH, SOUND TO BOOT, many affordable televisions have sub-par sound, this is Perfect for its size! T… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

216 of 236 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Trumbo on November 23, 2012
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After researching several television options, we decided on this Vizio smart LED TV. What interested us:

* 120Hz refresh rate
* Wi-Fi built in
* LED screen

Set up was very easy. The TV found our secure wireless SSID and it took maybe 15 seconds to have it connected to our home network. I wish the TV connected over the 5G band instead of the 2G but we haven't experienced any lag with Amazon Prime or Netflix.

Connecting the TV to our home entertainment center was easy with the HDMI cable (not included). Our Harmony remote took about 2 minutes to update and was controlling the television soon after.

Colors look bright and blacks are very black. I've tested the TV with our Blu-Ray player, HD programming via DirecTV, games from our Xbox 360, and movies from our Apple TV. No complaints from any source and the images look very sharp with excellent colors.
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108 of 122 people found the following review helpful By Expressed Reviews TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 5, 2012
Over the course of the past 2 years; we've replaced all of our TV's with those manufactured by Vizio. Our first HDTV was a Samsung 40" that we purchased in 2007. Recently, a problem developed in one of the circuit boards, rendering the picture unwatchable. Since new TV's have come down so much in price; it wasn't worth spending the money to fix it. I've been so pleased with the performance of our other Vizio TV's, that I decided to purchase this one. Our Samsung fit into a cabinet that we wanted to use for our new Vizio, and we found that since the actual size of the TV is about the same as the Samsung; it fits into the cabinet perfectly. We also get an additional 2" of screen, which makes a difference. Setting up this TV is a breeze, and to say that I'm satisfied with its performance would be an understatement. What I especially like is the ability to watch football games without having to see a blur when the players are running down the field. I'm no expert when it comes to technology, but I think that this has something to do with the increased refresh rate over older model TV's. All I know is that the picture is magnificent and crystal clear, the speakers are decent(I'll be connecting my own), and the Internet Apps are out of this world. It takes just a few minutes to set up a wireless Internet connection, and once done: you have access to an endless array of movies, TV shows and apps from many different sources. I'm so impressed with this TV that I have nothing negative to say about it. It has everything that I was looking for, was easy to set up, and works flawlessly. I couldn't ask for anything more.
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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Cotterman-nelson on January 26, 2013
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First I want to say the CONs.

1. It is LED-LCD Which means black levels are not that great. It is an amazing picture, and the contrast is great, but the black levels are sub par compared to my old 720 plasma. But that is expected.

2. The Sound, It is ok. you can deal but it is nothing to call mom about, I wouldnt buy this by it self. Either spend a bit more on a tv with amazing sound, or spend the money on a sound bar. The sound works, and the surround sound understanding and output is good. (you can hear the birds in the background on avatar etc..) but its just 2 measly 8w speakers.

3. The setup. OMG it takes for ever to figure out, and if you dont know what you are doing, it takes way too long. I will share my set up later.

Now for the PRO's

1. Price. 499+Tax for 42 inches with 120hz and 1080p... Phenomenal.

2. Picture detail. The detail (when set up) is superb. At least when matched with a blu ray quality movie. Gamer(the movie) just rocks your socks off.

3. Features for price. The features are awesome. The one con is no blue-tooth and no keyboard remote. I dont use the remote to type much, but when I do I wish i had the keyboard for that. I'd recommend the m420sl model by them for 50$ more. However you lose back lit LED for the Edge lit in the m420sl. Anyhow this tv has truvolume which is awesome for movies at night, or around sleeping babies, and or commercial blares. However it doesnt pass through the optical out. So if your sound system doesnt have truvolume, it's a lost feature. The apps are fun, and neat. They load fast enough, and respond 99-100% of the time.
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119 of 143 people found the following review helpful By joshua castonguay on February 1, 2013
I have had this TV for about 4 months now and think it's time to write a review on the product.
First, I am not sure you could do better for the price, so that alone is reason to buy the TV. If you're not tech geek or just need a sharp looking LED with some fancy apps then stop reading and go get the thing.
BUT, if you want more from it then keep reading.
Vizio really is dropping the ball with their app selection and some apps are pure garbage. The apps are bulky - difficult to navigate and on top that unresponsive more often than not. The Youtube app is atrocious and isn't worth much at all. Most content is blocked to be viewed on the display and the search ability is terrible. The Vimeo app seems to an afterthought and is 100% trash, don't even open it. The Hulu app lags, lags, and lags some more making it frustrating beyond belief. Their is no internet browser....Very Lame. And Yahoo being in cahoots with the company makes the light at the end of the tunnel looking mighty dim.

PROS
- The Price!
- Looks Great
- Picture is Top notch
- USB?
- It has Apps....
- Remote is cool when it's responsive

CONS
- Garbage Apps
- LAG
- LAG
- Keep waiting for those Apps to load
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