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VIZIO E421VO 42-Inch Class LCD HDTV (2011 Model)

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  • 42-inch class (4202 inches viewable) HDTV with CCFL backlight and full HD 1080p resolution
  • 100,000:1 contrast ratio for deeper blacks and brighter whites across programming
  • SRS audio technologies for virtual surround sound and volume smoothing
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 40.3'' x 27.6'' x 9.6'', TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 40.3'' x 26.2'' x 3.8''
  • Two HDMI inputs for connecting your HD sources
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight32.6 pounds
Product Dimensions40.3 x 3.8 x 26.2 inches
Item model numberE421VO
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
  
Additional Information
ASINB004ZL2LBQ
Best Sellers Rank #60,332 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight53 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMay 5, 2011
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: E421VO
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

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May 2011
VIZIO's 42-inch class (42.02 inches diagonal) E421VO offers a brilliant high-definition picture in a sleek and stylish HDTV. Enjoy your HD sources in full 1080p HD resolution, with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio for a great picture with deep blacks and brighter whites. You'll get great audio as well--SRS TruVolume eliminates volume inconsistencies while SRS TruSurroundHD provides virtual high definition surround sound through the E421VO's stereo speakers. As an added bonus, you can also share your favorite JPEG photos on the big screen from USB devices.

VIZIO E421VO
The E421VO gives full HD entertainment, SRS audio, and more, for an affordable price.

Affordable HD Entertainment

42-Inch Full HD Panel

Get on the HDTV bandwagon without taking out a second mortgage with this affordable 42-Inch HDTV. You'll enjoy your high-definition sources in Full HD 1080p resolution, with a 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, for a clear, detailed picture with deeper blacks and brighter whites throughout your programming.

Optimal Viewing in Any Light
VIZIO Ambient Light Sensor
Built-in ambient light sensing technology ensures you'll have a great picture in any lighting.
VIZIO E421VO USB Photo Viewing
View slideshows of your favorite JPEG photos via the E421VO's USB port.

No matter your lighting arrangement, you'll always have the best picture possible thanks to built-in ambient light sensing technology. The E421VO 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.

Two HDMI Ports

Two HDMI ports accommodate your home theater setup, Blu-ray Player, and HD satellite TV or cable, so you can enjoy 1080p Full HD from your favorite sources. Component and composite inputs are also inlcuded.

USB Photo Viewing

Enjoy viewing your JPG/JPEG photos on the big screen with the E421VO's USB port. Here's your chance for a fullscreen slideshow of that family vacation, complete with transition effects like dissolves and wipes.

ECO HD

VIZIO's ECO HD label means this HDTV exceeds ENERGY STAR 4.1 Guidelines, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting your carbon footprint.

E421VO Select Specifications

General
Display Size (Diagonal): 42 Inch Class (42.02 Inches Viewable)
Backlight Type: CCFL
Resolution: 1080p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 100,000:1
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Response Time: 5 ms
Channels/Speaker Output: 2 x 10W
Input/Outputs
HDMI with HDCP: 2
Component Video (YCrCB): 1
Composite Video: 1
RF Connector for Internal Tuner: 1
USB 2.0: 1 (Photo Viewer)
Optical Digital Out (SPDIF): 1
Weight
With Stand: 32.85 lbs.
Without Stand: 31.09 lbs.
Dimensions
With Stand: 40.26 x 27.48 x 8.99 Inches (W x H x D)
Without Stand: 40.26 x 25.91 x 3.51 Inches (W x H x D)

What's in the Box

Vizio E421VO 42-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Remote Control With Batteries, Documentation




VIZIO 2011 E Series CCFL HDTV Comparison

Series
E-2VL
E-0VLE
E-2VA
E-1VO
Display Sizes
Panel Type
CCFL
CCFL
CCFL
CCFL
3D Ready
--
--
--
--
Resolution
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
Contrast Ratio
50,000:1
100,000:1
50,000:1
100,000:1
Response Time:
5 ms
8 ms
5 ms
5 ms
Refresh Rate
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
60Hz
Light Sensor
VIZIO Internet Apps
--
--
Wireless LAN
802.11n
--
802.11n
--
Ethernet
--
--
HDMI Inputs
2
2
4
3
PC Input
USB 2.0 Ports
1
1
2
1
USB Supported Formats
JPEG
JPEG
JPEG

†MP3, JPEG, MPEG may be available via future firmware update.

Product Description

The VIZIO 42" 1080p LCD HDTV delivers a full-HD picture for incredible color and contrast, a 60Hz refresh rate for ultra-sharp, smooth motion when viewing fast-action sports and movies, and striking 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for truly deep blacks and brighter whites. No matter your lighting arrangement, you'll always have you the best picture possible thanks to built-in ambient light sensing technology that automatically adjusts backlight levels based on its surroundings. The result is a balanced picture that will never appear washed out or too bright.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Oh my gosh I love this TV! This picture is gorgeous and so is the sound. It's just the right size for my home and I haven't had any problems with it and I purchased it… Read more ›
We bought the Vizio because we were renting the Panasonic from Aaron's…We noticed that the quality was not great compared to the Panasonic, especially our blu ray movies. Read more ›
Very good picture. Love the TV. Read more ›
Right size for the space. Beautiful picture! This is a winner Amazon! Read more ›
Easy set up and great picture. would buy again. Read more ›
I have one in my home and think it is great! Good Picture! Valerie Read more ›
This one has fabulous color, the sound is awesome, as this one works with my surround sound much better,and its really nice also, to have the picture automatically adjust… Read more ›
Never had any issues…Great picture, the sound was great for us for internal speakers, obviously if you want surround sound or theater quality get surround sound speakers. Read more ›
Great quality video, above average quality audio= perfect for my apartment. It isn't too loud, but has a capacity to fill the entire apartment. Read more ›
This makes my 3rd Visio purchased, and I couldn't be more pleased. Excellent picture, great sound. Good value. Read more ›
I…I decided purposefully to buy a LCD over a LED...LED's are notorious for tinny or just plain bad sound due to the thin panels not having enough room for decent speakers. Read more ›
I…The poor sound of LED's CAN be overcome by hooking up a sound bar or set of 2.1 pc speakers...but I chose not to go the "addon to make it right" route for this one. I… Read more ›
The picture and sound is good. I bought it from Amazon Warehouse Deals and the price was awesome!! Read more ›
TV is great. Bought it on sale for a great price. No complaints. Read more ›
This TV has a nice picture and was a good value. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an HDTV. Read more ›
In fact if I didn't have the Panasonic to compare it to, I probably could not have told the…I shopped around and Walmart seemed to have the best price in our area. Amaz… Read more ›
With the Amazon TV Low Price Guarantee and free shipping with Amazon Prime, I was convinced to buy it here. Ordering and delivery was pain-free, just as I like it. Read more ›
But, we then realized the buttons on the TV didn't work, so am returning to Target…Hope this was just a glitch, we really like the price and sound and picture quality. T… Read more ›
I purchased it because of the cost value, but honestly, the…Picture, color, sharpeness and features included are more than you would expect for a TV in this price range! Read more ›
For me…Doing the math this set at 73 watts will pay for itself in less than 4 years plus the features run circles around the old Samsung that I paid over $2,000.00 for. Read more ›
I had the opurtunity to buy a cheaper tv during the pre-Black Friday and Black Friday sales, but most of CHEAP models offered this year are the no-name brands with a… Read more ›
This is a great TV for the price. Good picture resolution, great features. We are counting on Visio's past quality record to keep us happy with this TV for several years. Read more ›
This 42" LCD flatscreen was a great choice for my daughter's apartment. Lightweight, big enough but not too overwhelming, and sleek in appearance. Read more ›
This my 3rd VIZIO & the best flat screen tv brand out there. Never had any technical problems with this brand. Read more ›
This is a great TV for the price. Good picture resolution, great features. We are counting on Visio's past quality record to keep us happy with this TV for several years. Read more ›
This Vizio is Great. Easy to set up, just the right amount of connections in the rear, and what a great picture. In my small dark living room, TV programs VIA antenna is… Read more ›
So, needing another TV for the LR, we bought this one a month ago. Picture quality is MUCH better, easy set up, etc. However, two days ago it would turn on, but not go past… Read more ›
I like the quality and performance. The picture is good and easy to operate. It replaced another TV from Samsung that did not meet my expectatiions. Read more ›
The picture quality is excellent, the speakers are typical TV speakers (they are OK quality, but at least they face Forward not backward like some) good enough to use for… Read more ›
It is fairly solid television. Reasonable set of controls, reasonable set of inputs, etc. I run an XBox 360 and our cable box through different video inputs. Read more ›
Wh…Plus, the Vizio Customer "Service" is good for nothing more than to tell you, "Oh, well, I guess you have no option but to replace it, AND, want you to buy another Vizio. Read more ›
Unpacked and had it working in 5 minutes. Good picture and color. Only complaint (and this applies to all other manufactures) is that the MUTE button are RETURN BUTTON are… Read more ›
beautiful picture! i recommend this for a decent sized bed room Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Musical Snob on October 24, 2011
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I looked for two months at HD tv's. I wanted the best 42 inch I could get for around $550.00. Needles to say, there is a bunch of TV's that fit this criteria. They all look good in the store and all the specs are pretty much the same. Lo and behold, I saw this Vizio for 480.00 at Amazon. Crossed my fingers and took a chance. This Vizio is Great. Easy to set up, just the right amount of connections in the rear, and what a great picture. In my small dark living room, TV programs VIA antenna is super and my DVD's never looked so good, not to mention my Blu-Ray's. Fantastic. Some people might not be satisfied with only 2 HDMI plugs, but I run everything thru an AV receiver. So two HDMI is more than enough for me. I don't play video games so the 60Hz refresh rate is fine for me. I watch a lot of sports, but I have not noticed any shadows or trailer effects. I have had this set for more than a month and I have not had any problems. Don't be turned off by the low price. Sometimes buying HD tv's can be a crap shoot, but from my experience, you won't go wrong with this Vizio.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By gingergrl88 on September 1, 2011
I bought this exact tv from Walmart. Never had any issues with it at all. Great picture, the sound was great for us for internal speakers, obviously if you want surround sound or theater quality get surround sound speakers. Lasted us 2 years and probably would have lasted much longer, but our son decided to swing one of my husbands golf clubs in our living room...oops! Since the prices for Vizio tvs have drastically reduced since our original purchase we can get a much larger size for the same price we originally paid! I am now shopping for the same exact tv for our bedroom, and a larger Vizio for our living room. Great brand in our opinions!
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By mapache on October 24, 2011
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You can read all the technical reviews you want elsewhere. I got this TV after researching what I wanted and it fit the bill.

- 1080p HDTV
- 2 HDMI inputs
- 42" screen so I can actually SEE what's on from across the room
- LCD TV = lower usage costs than my old tube tellie
- SRS technology for easing the impact of commercials

With the Amazon TV Low Price Guarantee and free shipping with Amazon Prime, I was convinced to buy it here. Ordering and delivery was pain-free, just as I like it.

Next on the list will be the SquareTrade warranty.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Skullywag on November 26, 2011
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This makes my 3rd Visio purchased, and I couldn't be more pleased.
Excellent picture, great sound. Good value. Only $19 a year to operate!(exceeds energy star ratings)

Being a semi-budget model, it doesn't have some of the features more expensive models do (PIP most notably), but I knew this going in.
I had the opurtunity to buy a cheaper tv during the pre-Black Friday and Black Friday sales, but most of CHEAP models offered this year are the no-name brands with a noticably poorer picture.
I decided purposefully to buy a LCD over a LED...LED's are notorious for tinny or just plain bad sound due to the thin panels not having enough room for decent speakers. The poor sound of LED's CAN be overcome by hooking up a sound bar or set of 2.1 pc speakers...but I chose not to go the "addon to make it right" route for this one. It will be for the bedroom, and sound quality is quite good on it's own.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Loretta S. Hiller on October 11, 2011
This is a great TV for the price. Good picture resolution, great features. We are counting on Visio's past quality record to keep us happy with this TV for several years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Linda Baker on August 21, 2012
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I ordered the Vizio 42" TV for my new house. It arrived on time and in perfect order. It was incredibly easy to hook up and has a great picture. Not doing this kind of thing before I didn't realize you need better speakers than the TV provides. So my next purchase will have to be speakers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kleb Treble on September 10, 2012
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Great quality video, above average quality audio= perfect for my apartment. It isn't too loud, but has a capacity to fill the entire apartment. I would definitely buy this TV again!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Doe on July 31, 2012
After just 8 months the screen started turning green. I had a major retailer come out to try and repair and I was told that Vizio has a known problem (logic board failure). It was going to cost hundreds to fix. Getting warranty work was impossible.
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