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VIZIO M420KD 42-Inch Edge Lit Razor LED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps (Black) (2012 Model)

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  • VIZIO Internet Apps with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Thin LED Design: TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.67'' x 25.85'' x 9.56'', TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.67'' x 24.3'' x 1.57''
  • Enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard
  • 120Hz SPS refresh rate
  • 1080p Full HD
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model Number: M420KD
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

VIZIO's 42-inch Class Edge Lit Razor LED LCD HDTV with VIZIO Internet Apps puts the best of the web right on your TV. Get instant access to top apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, VUDU, Pandora, Facebook, Twitter and more at the push of a button on the enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard. This Smart TV also features built-in WiFi and 1080p Full HD for the sharpest detail. A striking 1 million to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio supplies truly deep blacks and vivid colors, while Razor LED delivers brilliant color and clarity in a razor thin design. SRS StudioSound HD provides advanced virtual surround sound, while four HDMI ports offer connections for your home theater, satellite or cable TV and Blu-ray Player. It also meets Energy Star 5.3 guidelines making it kinder to the environment and your wallet.

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Technical Details
Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight29.1 pounds
Product Dimensions1.6 x 38.7 x 24.3 inches
Item model numberM420KD
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
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Best Sellers Rank #119,454 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight40.9 pounds
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Date First AvailableApril 11, 2012
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Duckquin on June 17, 2012
Received this TV a couple of days ago and was very satisfied with everything it has. It's very lightweight, as a petite female, I was able to screw the TV to its stand and lift it to the table. Setup was easy, I was able to watch Netflix in a couple of minutes. In the beginning, the lighted Vizio logo was very annoying, till I found out that I was able to turn it off from the TV menu.

I sorta got an info overload from the Apps; so far I only setup Netflix and Yahoo! weather, the rest can wait (or I'll never use, due to the clumsy keyboard on the remote). List of preinstalled apps: Rhapsody, Yahoo! (Finance, Weather, News & Store), flickr, Netflix, Vudu, Hulu Plus, Amazon, YouTube, Skype, Twitter and Facebook.

Remote is ok (see attached pic). Too many small buttons on both sides, accidental pressing of the buttons can't be avoided.

One feature that this TV doesn't have (and my old dear tube TV from the 1990s had) is the wakeup feature. It has sleep feature though. Why not both? Hmmm...

Please note that this model is better than its cousin M420SL. Dynamic Contrast Ratio for SL 200,000:1 and KD (this model) 1,000,000:1.
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful By akreader on November 16, 2012
I was pretty excited to find this TV at first. Under $600 for a smart tv with four HDMI ports and a 120 Hz refresh speed? That should be awesome. The speakers in the front were a plus for me too, because most LCDs have rear or bottom facing speakers resulting in rather poor sound quality.

But I gotta say, after having this TV for a week, I am somewhat disappointed. Here are my issues:

1. The internet apps are terrible. Netflix doesn't have captioning and Amazon Instant Video doesn't even display the video choices correctly (so you can't see what movies are available until you directly scroll over each individual selection). I e-mailed Vizio about this to see if these apps could be updated in any way. Nope. I was just stuck with third-rate apps that couldn't hold a candle to my Roku. So I reconnected the Roku to my TV, which works fine, only it begs the question: why have a "smart" TV at all if you're just using your Roku? (Most Blu-Ray players have app functions these days too. I've really come to the conclusion that "smart" TVs are a waste of money.)

2. The remote is clunky and heavy. The QWERTY keyboard didn't even work on mine, which isn't a big deal because I don't really know what I'd use it for anyway. The buttons on the remote are super-small. Normally I wouldn't really complain about something as trivial as the remote, but this one is really remarkably bad.

3. The sound really isn't that good. It seems like most LCD TVs have poor sound so that's not typically an issue. But one of the selling points of this TV is that it has the front spacing speakers with "surround sound". The sound has a lot of hisses and so forth. Again, not remarkably terrible for LCD TVs, but not good either.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JayBee on September 12, 2012
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First off, I couldn't find it cheaper anywhere else. As for the TV, I've very pleased with it. Its a little sluggish in the Smart TV apps area, and you can't run the apps in the background, like Pandora playing while you watch something, but why would you need to I guess. Would be cool to watch the game and listen to music at the same time for parties etc, but I have a stereo so w/e. Great picture once you tune the settings, and the blacks and contrast are great.

I am disappointed with the wireless file transfer/media server though. I thought I would be able to integrate with my network and stream video etc, but it isn't possible. Not even possible with a movie on a USB
drive..I think the new Vizio Tv box lets you do this, but I wish they would update their TV software...
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Doug on June 24, 2012
Overall a good TV. Picture quality is good, contrast and brightness leaves nothing to be desired, refresh rate and 120Hz is quite nice.

The response time when starting the Internet Apps, such as Netflix or Pandora, takes about 30 seconds if you're starting them up for the first time after turning on the TV. Also, it comes with a lot of apps that I didn't find useful. These can be uninstalled though, and new ones installed. Pandora isn't pre-installed, but can be downloaded easily. General TV turn-on time is also a bit longer than I'd like, about about 15 seconds.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Chang on November 13, 2012
I had the model E422VLE and it surpasses this model in many ways.
The brightness levels were better, the ambient light sensor was more sensitive/accurate, and the Netflix app had Closed Caption and Audio Settings available.
There is no way to update the apps at the moment.

The M420KD, has kind of a foggy/opaque display brightness to it. Sure it can be corrected, but only to a certain point.
The HDMI inputs are all on the left side of the set, this might be an inconvenience to many, since the cables will not be discrete.
Unlike many other sets out there, this one has an ethernet port for a more stable connection.

As for the price, I got a good deal at Costco. This set is light and thin. The Vizio logo, looks cool and you can turn on or off. It is compromised of many LEDs. If you turn the logo off, the hdtv set actually looks elegant.

This set will play avi, mp4, h264 and so on, the only files that it will not play from my library are mkv's. No biggie since my Blu-ray player can take care of that. It supporst USB and DLNA connectivity, it grabs share from my router and from computers that are sharing media in the house.

If you can get this set for less than the $600 that amazon is asking for, get it! There are no other sets out there available in this price range that has 120Hz, LED (edge-lit), 4 HDMI ports, and is a SMART TV.
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