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VIZIO E422VA 42-Inch LCD 1080p HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps, Black

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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight37.4 pounds
Product Dimensions39.7 x 3.6 x 26.7 inches
Item model numberE422VA
Color NameBlack
Specification Metenergy_star
  
Additional Information
ASINB004N3CH74
Best Sellers Rank #80,777 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight50.4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 10, 2010
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: E422VA
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

Product Description

VIZIO's 42" LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps puts the best of the web right on your TV screen, giving you the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more at the push of a button. With built-in WiFi (802.11n) for easy set-up, this HDTV also boasts full 1080p HD and delivers superior picture and audio quality at an amazing value. This stylish HDTV delivers superior audio using SRS TruVolumeTM and SRS TruSurroundHDTM for advanced virtual surround sound, and has four HDMI ports. This 42" also exceeds ENERGY STAR 4.1 Guidelines to reduce energy consumption and has built-in ambient light sensing technology, which automatically adjusts backlight levels to the brightness of its surroundings.

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Internet-Ready Television

Internet-Ready Television

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.




March 2011
VIZIO's 42-inch class (42.02 inches diagonal) E422VA combines high-definition technology and the best of the web together in a sleek, stylish HDTV. Enjoy the convenience of on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos, and more at the push of a button. The built-in WiFi (802.11n) receiver makes connectivity a breeze, and full 1080p HD resolution provides superior picture quality. And you'll get great audio as well--SRS TruVolume eliminates volume inconsistencies while SRS TruSurroundHD provides virtual high definition surround sound.

VIZIO E422VA
High-definition technology and the best of the web together in a sleek, stylish HDTV. Click here for a larger image
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. Enjoy streaming video from Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and VUDU; social networking from Facebook and Twitter; a variety of music from Rhapsody and Pandora; and a wealth of other content at the touch of a button.

VIZIO E422VA Internet Apps
Stream movies and TV shows, listen to music and get the latest news, sports and weather with VIZIO Internet Apps.
VIZIO E422VA Ambient Light Sensor/Eco HD
Energy efficient sensors adjust light to match room conditions; plus VIZIO's ECO HD exceeds ENERGY STAR guidelines.
Built-in Wi-Fi

The latest 802.11N Dual Band Wireless Networking is built-in, making connecting to the Internet quick and easy. If you prefer a wired connection, a standard Ethernet port is also included.

1080P Full HD

Full 1080P High Definition resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp. Take full advantage of connected Blu-ray players and other HD sources.

Ambient Light Sensor

This display has built-in ambient light sensing technology to auto-adjust brightness for optimum picture viewing no matter room lighting conditions. Energy efficient sensors auto-adjust brightness for the perfect picture regardless of room conditions.

ECO HD

VIZIO's ECO HD trademark means this display exceeds the current ENERGY STAR Guidelines, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting the impact on our planet.

SRS Audio Technologies

SRS TruVolume eliminates volume inconsistencies between programming. Ever get annoyed when a ridiculously loud commercial comes on? TruVolume cuts the audio signal at high amplitude and then boosts it at low amplitude--no matter where in the frequency range the loudness spike occurs.

SRS TruSurround HD delivers virtual high definition surround sound out of the E422VA's two 10-watt speakers, for immersive surround, improved bass and high frequency precision, even when not utilizing a home theater receiver or soundbar.

E422VA Select Specifications

General
Display Size (Diagonal): 42"
Resolution: 1080p (1080p, 1080i, 720P, 480P, 480i compatible)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 50,000 : 1
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Brightness: 500 nits
Response Time: 5 ms
Channels/Speaker Output: 2 x 10W
Ethernet: 1 - 10/100 Mb/s
Wireless (WiFi): 802.11n Dual Band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Input/Outputs
HDMI with HDCP: 4 side
Component Video (YCrCB): 1 rear
Composite Video: 1 rear (shared with Component)
VGA: 1 rear
RF Connector for Internal Tuner: 1 rear
Ethernet: 1 rear
USB 2.0: 2 side
Optical Digital Out (SPDIF): 1
Analog Audio Out: 1
Headphone Out: 1
Weight
With Stand: 41.45 lbs.
Without Stand: 38.36 lbs.
Dimensions
With Stand: 40.15"W x 27.91"H x 9.05"D
Without Stand: 40.15"W x 25.83"H x 1.90"D

What's in the Box

VIZIO E422VA With Stand, VR17 Remote Control With Batteries, Power Cord, Cleaning Cloth, User Manual, Quick Setup Guide, Registration Card



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.

Customer Reviews

Picture Quality: 88% positive
"WHen i play blu ray or rent movies off of vudu the quality is wonderful. the sound is great even when i dont have my surround sound hooked into it. "
Apps: 71% positive
"apps are user friendly and picture is clear and sharp my fourth vizio!!! "
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Value: 100% positive
"I bought the TV at Sam's (price was too good to pass up) and THEN read the reviews. "
Lexington MomRead full review
User Interface: 45% positive
"I will agree that the remote is not good - it's actually a pain in the neck (buttons don't push well and that creates a lot of double clicks) - but I can't give it a 4 star just because of the…"
Lexington MomRead full review
Functions: 64% positive
"Wifi works great out of box "
Sound: 89% positive
"WHen i play blu ray or rent movies off of vudu the quality is wonderful. the sound is great even when i dont have my surround sound hooked into it. "

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

85 of 89 people found the following review helpful By Glenn on March 29, 2011
Verified Purchase
This is my first review. Purchased this TV as a gift for my mother.

Out of the Box - easy to assemble TV. Vizio has the best boxes. No tape to cut. Just pull out 4 clips and lift the box top off. TV assemlbes easy. Screws for stand can be turned by hand, no tools needed.

Internet Connectivity - Lots of problems here. TV would find our Netgear router, but would not connect to it (the security password was correct as I could connect other computers, phones and Blu-Ray players to it). Called technical support. First wait wasn't too long, but the person I spoke to wasn't trained to support internet TVs. After a much longer wait I spoke to a person who was trained. That person said that the TV doesn't work with Netgear routers (allegedly due to some Netgear firmware upgrade). Very upsetting. But its a pain to ship it back so we bought a Linksys router. Well, that didn't work either. Called Vizio back. Long wait to get to first person who then had to re-transfer me to a person who could deal with the internet. That person was no help. Offered to send a repair person out. I just said I would rather send it back. He said fine.

I was frustrated, so I decided to see if I could figure out the problem. After trying lots of things, I then tried turning off the router password and all of a sudden the TV could connect. I then tried changing the password to 8 a's in a row. That worked. The password we were using was three words with a space inbetween the words. I then changed the router passord by deleting the spaces and then the TV could connect. Yeah! But meanwhile I probably had 4 hours into trying to make this TV work, counting the calls to Vizio.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By y on March 29, 2011
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set-up was a breeze, and i had no problem connecting it to my wifi. i really wanted an internet-ready tv, and don't plan on getting cable! the apps are great: mostly, i use vudu for movies, pandora for music, and hulu plus for tv shows - having weather/news apps is also nice. as promised, hulu plus came after an upgrade (to figure this out, i did some research, then contacted vizio customer service through their online chat support, they were very helpful - basically as long as your tv is connected to the internet you'll get it automatically). this is my first HDTV and i think the picture/sound quality are fantastic. the remote is ok but the buttons are sometimes inconsistent - i really wish we had the option to upgrade to the fancier vizio remote with the qwerty keyboard. overall, im very happy with it, especially at this price point - it feels like a smart tv (and i joke about relinquishing my phd to it)!
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 26, 2011
I just bought this TV from Costco and wanted to share my initial impressions. A more detailed review will follow after a bit of use.

Unpacking and Initial Setup: Very easy and smooth. It took me about 5mins to unpack and setup the hardware and another 5mins to go through the on-screen setup.

Apps: It was disappointing that Hulu Plus as NOT working out of the box. I spent over an hour researching the issue and finally found buried in the manual that the firmware updates automatically when the TV is off. That did happen and hulu and blockbuster apps were added. I still would want more music options such as rdio.

Remote: Terrible. Feels cheap and buttons are hard to press and unreliable. Does not support the supposedly much better blue tooth remote.

Image: Good for the price.

Sound: Better than most TVs but not comparable to an external audio setup.
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Update after one week of use:

I'm considering returning the TV because of lackluster app performance, crashing, and the god-awful remote. If it weren't for the remote I may keep it and just got a Roku, but that thing is just a pain to use.

Apps: Overall, this is a bit of a downer. The apps are very slow, the navigation of many apps (e.g. the Amazon App) does not minimize the use of the (terrible) remote. Once video plays it is more reliable than on my PlayStation or Roku. However, the TV has crashed (!) twice within one week of light use.

Remote: Still terrible. An absolute joke. The right navigation button seems to be semi-defective.

Image: Still satisfied with the quality. I know it is 60hz only, but it is good enough for casual TV and movie watching.

Sound: Still satisfied with the quality. It's not amazing, but not bad either. Definitely loud and clear enough for the environment we use it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By ralphie on January 25, 2012
The Vizio E422VA is an outstanding TV. The original remote with the on screen keyboard realy is hard to use, but an investment of $39.95 with [...] has really improved everything. The Vizio XRV1TV3D replacement remote has a keyboard on the flip side that works very very well. It is IR and works without a flaw.
Be careful NOT to buy the VUR10 remote which looks the same but is Blue Tooth as the E422VA set is not Blue Tooth.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Marcus C. Stoddard on September 17, 2011
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This TV was well worth the price. I thought the internet aps feature would be more of a gimmick, but we LOVE it! Pandora is used frequently, along with Revision 3, TWIT, Web Videos, Vudu, and a few others. I'll list the pros and cons, and although the cons will seem longer, it's mainly for shoppers as discriminatory as I am. Keep in mind I still give it a 5 star rating.

Cons:
The only gripes I have aren't big enough to drop the rating at all, but are still a little irritating.
The casing of the TV seems to be very cheap and flimsy plastic. As I was attaching a wall mount bracket to it, the back of the TVs casing actually bent like a Frisbee. Which brings me to my 2nd gripe, but this was one is completely my fault. I tried to use the bolts that came with the wall mount on the TV, and after trying to screw the first one in, realized they were too long for the TV and I would have to buy different ones from a hardware store. In trying to take it out, I heard a snap and the bolt would not move. Thank goodness it was the bottom of the bracket, and I was able to put the correct bolts in the other 3 mount holes. I was worried it would not hold up well on the mount due to the bending and the bolt issue, but it's been hanging on my wall a few months now without issue.
The HDMI ports are awkwardly placed on the side of the TV, and although back fairly far, I still had to use a 90 degree HDMI adapter to hide one of my HDMI cables from sticking out past the side of the TV.
The lack of options other than HDMI was rather disappointing, but is clearly noted in the product description. Make sure you have read it before buying if you have more than one non-HDMI device to hook up.
The remote seems awkward, but I only really use it for the aps.
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