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VIZIO M420NV 42-inch Class Edge Lit Razor LED LCD HDTV (2010 Model)

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  • 1080p HD with Razor LED backlighting
  • Less than 2" (max depth 9.41" with stand)
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 100,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD audio
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: M420NV
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 99 x 43.9 x 24.9 inches ; 36.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 50.7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003LL4UR4
  • Item model number: M420NV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,630 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 30, 2010
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Product Description

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With only a 1.15" thin profile, the VIZIO M420NV 42" RazorLED LCD HDTV offers razor sharp clarity with 1080p full high definition resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate, delivering sharp, blur free images. This stylish LED backlit LCD HDTV has an aesthetic that captures that hip, cool factor like none other with its round edges and sleek bezel design. Its 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio providing deeper blacks and brighter whites with an astounding array of colors that stand out brilliantly adding to the rich detail and deep contrast on this TV.
VIZIO RazorLED LCD HDTV graphic
An amazingly slim 1.15" HDTV profile.
VIZIO 120Hz image processing graphic
120Hz processing for lifelike detail and a blur-free picture.
VIZIO Dynamic Contrast Ratio graphic
Deep blacks and brighter whites via a 100,000:1 ratio.
VIZIO Full 1080p graphic
Razor sharp clarity via full 1080p High-Def resolution.

Also included is the digital ambient light sensor ensuring you will always have the best picture and most efficient energy savings by adjusting the brightness based on the lighting conditions of your room. Experience advanced audio technologies such as SRS TruSurround HD with explicit dialog clarity and SRS TruVolume to neutralize the sound in between commercials and your favorite movie or TV programs. Enjoy ultimate connectivity with up to four high definition inputs and take pleasure in knowing this energy efficient LED backlit LCD HDTV exceeds new ENERGY STAR 4.0 guidelines by 30% when turned on and consumes 51% less energy than the 2009 model, conserving our planet's resources while saving you money.

Key Features

Front view of the VIZIO M420NV 42-inch RazorLED LCD HDTV
42 inches of rich detail, deep contrast and full 1080p in a slim affordable package.
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  • 42-inch LED Backlit LCD HDTV featuring 1920 x 1080 pixels and support for 1.06 billion colors.
  • Razor Thin Profile only 1.15" thin, with a maximum depth in places of 2.0".
  • Full 1080p High Definition Resolution gives you over 2 million pixels, making the clarity and detail of your picture razor sharp.
  • 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio giving you deeper blacks and brighter whites.
  • 120Hz refresh rate teamed with VIZIO’s Smooth Motion Video technology reduces judder giving you a smooth and fluid natural picture with lifelike detail.
  • Ambient Lighting is achieved as energy efficient sensors auto-adjust brightness for the perfect picture regardless of room conditions.
  • 178/178 Degree Horizontal/Vertical Viewing Angle results in a crisp and clear picture that is easily visible from just about anywhere in the room.
  • Two Built-in 10-watt Speakers provide clear room-filling sound.
  • SRS Audio Technologies: SRS TruVolume evens out dynamics to limit volume inconsistencies between programming, while SRS TruSurround HD delivers immersive virtual high-definition surround sound out of the unit's two speakers.
  • Included Remote is stylish and enables you to easily control every function of your TV.
  • ECO HD exceeds the current ENERGY STAR 4.1, saving you money on utilities, while limiting the impact on our planet.
  • Warranty: One year parts and labor, and free lifetime technical support.
Connections
Back panel of the VIZIO M420NV 42-inch RazorLED LCD HDTV
Inputs at the rear panel include multiple HDMI, component and more.
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  • HDMI (with HDCP): 4
  • Component Plus Stereo Audio: 1
  • RF: 1
  • Composite: 1
  • Computer Input (RGB): 1
  • SPDIF Digital Optical Output: 1
  • Stereo Audio Output: 1
Dimensions
  • TV with stand: 43.9" x 24.9" x 2.0" (WxHxD); 39.51 pounds
  • TV without stand: 45.3" x 32.7" x 12.8" (WxHxD); 36.4 pounds
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What's in the Box

VIZIO M420NV 42-inch LED backlit LCD HDTV, detachable base with thumbscrew, VIZIO VUR12 remote (includes 2 AAA batteries), user manual, registration card, quickstart guide, power cord, safety strap.

Side view of the VIZIO M420NV 42-inch RazorLED LCD HDTV
Razor thin profile, as little as 1.15".
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Technical Specifications

  • Screen Size: 42-inches
  • Tuner: ATSC/QAM
  • Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Signal Compatibility: 1080p (FHDTV), 1080i(HDTV), 720p(HDTV), 480p(EDTV), 480i(SDTV)
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 100,000:1 w/DCR
  • Brightness: 450 cd/m2
  • Response Time: 6.5ms
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • LED: Yes - edge lit
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP): Yes
  • Picture-outside-Picture (POP): Yes
  • V-Chip: Yes
  • 3D Comb Filter: Yes
  • 3:2 or 2:2 Reverse Pull-down: Yes
  • ATSC with 8VSB and QAM Demodulation: Yes
  • ATSC with MPEG-2 Decoding: Yes
  • NTSC Video Decoding via Video: Yes
  • Progressive Scan Video: Yes
  • Remote Control: universal remote - VUR12
  • Panel Lamp Life (typical): 30,000 hours
  • Voltage Range: 240 Vac at 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 75W (Avg), 0.37W Standby
  • Wall Mount Hole Pattern: VESA standard 200mm x 200mm

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Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

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With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

Product Description

VIZIO's M420NV 42" LED LCD HDTV features full 1080p high-definition resolution with Razor LED backlighting for brilliant clarity in a razor thin design less than 2" (max depth 9.41" with stand). Includes SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD audio for advanced virtual surround sound, and exceeds Energy StarTM 4.0 guidelines to reduce energy consumption.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Product quality is good .. is according to the price paid .. Read more ›
I brought this in Dec 2010 to add to my bedroom. The picture quality is great when using HD however low definition picture quality is poor. Guess this what's happens when… Read more ›
This is a value LED tv buy. I love this TV the picture is great as well as the sound. I had some trouble with the speakers about 5 months in but it was under warranty,… Read more ›
I do not have cable I used my laptop which has an HDMI port on it. I can use the TV as a second monitor and picture quality is sharp. I put bluray movies on and it looks… Read more ›
Not super expensive but I recommend spending the extra money for high end cords it makes a huge…The picture is much nicer on the LED compared to our other LCD TV's. Read more ›
I have had this TV for about 3 weeks. I ordered Hi Def from my cable company and the picture quality is Great. I did have to turn off the tru-sound feature and the ambient… Read more ›
Well, it was not the case. The sound is really bad and the image is not the greatest. Also, I have not been able to get the close caption to work Read more ›
CONS: Sound is very bad, "VIZIO" light stays on even when turned OFF, not a very compact design (the sides are rounded because of the speakers on the side.) Read more ›
I have had it for month now and am thrilled with the picture…The sound is not bad for a flat screen TV, but true audiophiles will want to hook it up to an external system. Read more ›
The picture is awesome. The sound is great{ I hooked up a VIZIO sound bar.}I highly recommend this product!!! Read more ›
what…The picture is crisp, clear & beautiful, & the sound quality is great- though eventutally I will probably add some kind of surround-sound speakers to do movies justice. Read more ›
This is the second VIZIO tv I own and the picture quality and sound are great, have not had any problems with the set. Read more ›
This TV has really impressed us. The price is very reasonable considering the quality and the features. This is our first VIZIO TV and won't be the last. Read more ›
The TV looks brand spankin new! awsome picture and the price was great. I got the tv and the 4 year extended warranty for less than what Tiger Direct wanted for the TV alone. Read more ›
The picture on HD programs is SO amazing and such a difference from regular LCD TV pictures, the price is perfect and has all the input and extras that you would find on a… Read more ›
After I added my surround sound to it, I think I watched this tv 48 hrs straight...Great for my Comcast HD Box and my PS3... The price was great, I ordered this TV a week… Read more ›
I narrowed it down to this brand and a Sony. This one happened to be on sale and the price was too good to be true for the quality and size of this TV. I had never even… Read more ›
Lots of ports. Didn't have WIFI support, but for the low price of 500 bucks it was the best buy you could get. The only problem is the TV lasted just over two years. Read more ›
After pricing out many other models, this one is the best value for the specs. Setup was simple and the previously used unit looks new. I recommend this to all of my… Read more ›
(If they would just remember to change it back when they are done.) Setup was very easy. Love the HDMI cables as I eliminated 3 different sets of cables from my old setup. Read more ›
The installation was much simpler than with the older sets I have purchased. It needed no adjustment, the picture came up sharp and clear. Read more ›
Ordered from Amazon three weeks ago and it arrived within a week. Very easy to set up and I was watching it within 30 minutes of opening the box. The picture is awesome. Read more ›
I am very happy with this purchase of the Vizio Razor 42" HDTV. It arrived in a few days, was well packed, and very easy to set up. I couldn't ask for more than what we got… Read more ›
THIN, easy to setup, light, beautiful picture. PS3 games and blurays look siiiick! Read more ›
Moved it to a spare room for Wii play. I think LCD TVs are good for 4 years max - due to color fading. To be clear, color fading is tolerable in the kitchen TV, and… Read more ›
I am very happy I listened to him because this TV is just perfect for…The picture has perfect clarity and it was easy to set up and connect to cable and other peripherals. Read more ›
Easy set-up, friendly remote, great picture (after some always required tinkering with the picture controls) and pretty decent sound from these typically poor sounding… Read more ›
The best part of this TV for me is the fact it will play regular TV at full screen if you adjust the settings in the menu. This TV show less pixelation than most Tv's I've… Read more ›
I was looking for a TV which combined a faster refresh rate than 60hz was backlit by LED rather than fluorescent bulbs and consequently was thinner than previously… Read more ›
I bought this TV about a month ago. It has amazing clarity. The sound could be a little better but it is OK. Read more ›
The picture is also amazing. It has great contrast and deep colors. The first movie i watched on it was avatar and it was stunning. Read more ›
I've never seen so many colors…Yeah, it's only a 42" screen but for the price, I haven't seen another TV in its class with a brighter, sharper, more colorful picture. W… Read more ›
Picture is crisp, colors are vivid and sound is more then adequate for the size of my living room. Something that i've noticed recently is that sometimes i've seen the… Read more ›
I was really impressed with picture quality and the sharp colors. I also thought sound was decent. Read more ›
The M420NV did not disappoint! The picture is very crisp with vivid color and the motion control makes every baseball game and movie a whole new experience. There are a lot… Read more ›
This has the sharpest, clearest, most accurate color I've seen. The only thing lacking is the sound. Read more ›
So far this TV is outstanding. I learned that LED is a bit of a gimmick in some of the techno geeks opinions, unless you spend big bucks the the nicer models. I have 3… Read more ›
In addition to the far superior picture quality, the base for this model is also…Just a guess, but it appears that the E series must be Vizio's lowest quality model line. Read more ›
I do wish it would…Seems odd that a higher quality model line such as the M seies does not have such a feature while a lower quality model line such as the E series does. Read more ›
Remote: super easy to program for DVD players, Wii. (Was already fully functional for a Charter digital cable box) Read more ›
The model number was something like E320VL. I liked the internet features a lot (Netflix, Facebook, etc.) but the picture quality was terrible. The picture was dark and… Read more ›
Initially I was having gaming lag on my xbox due to the screen processing the picture, however this was fixed when I used an hdmi cable (instead of component...why I was… Read more ›
1 con: settings could be easier to navigate. Read more ›
The Internet apps TV and NON apps TV are almost identical in there function. The remote is different, but still a very easy to use LEARNING remote. I literally have 0… Read more ›
Remout control is layed out nice and list of code for remotes, for preaty much any unit you want to use with your TV's…The instruction book was easy to use and understand. Read more ›
We had some Bose speakers, which have made the sound perfect. The controls are easy to use, even right out of the box. Netflix and pandora online features were very easy to… Read more ›
Great set for the price, hand delivered right to your living room with no hassle or…Slim, lightweight, easy to use, and doesn't use all the electricity like other sets. A… Read more ›
It is orange when off and white when on. The remote is simple and also works with Play Station 3. Great HDTV. Read more ›
when you are watching a movie with brighter…the menu is easy to get to if you want to adjust anything but, its limited as to just how many different ways you can adjust it. Read more ›
We had some Bose speakers, which have made the sound perfect. The controls are easy to use, even right out of the box. Netflix and pandora online features were very easy to… Read more ›
It came with a pretty easy to read manual with…The remote is pretty intuitive - doesn't have a billion buttons like many of them do, but it has all of the buttons you need. Read more ›
We put it up stairs. I fell in love with it... for kids, the Apps are great.. put shows on, on demand.. Read more ›
Setup was painfully easy...the unit is surprisingly light and easy to…The picture is just spectacular, even streaming Netflix movies over the composite input from a Wii. Read more ›
On the other hand, hockey games are mesmerizing. Even golf is fun to watch if only to marvel at seeing leaves on trees, blades of grass, and sweat on upper lips. Definitely… Read more ›
The Vizio 42-inch Edge Lit Razor LED LCD HDTV is amazing, plus a great buy. It has the back lighting which is great for watching television. It looks great and very clear… Read more ›
This set is a secondary TV in my house (I have a 55in Samsung LCD in the basement). The 42in size was perfect to wall mount on an articulating mount. The set is very thin… Read more ›
Unwilling to spend a fortune, we opted for the 42 inch over bigger sizes. The size is perfect. Picture quality is crisp, color is true, and the sound is pretty good too. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

86 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Matt and Mandy on October 18, 2010
I have owned four HDTVs, and this is my 3rd brand. I really love this TV. It is the only one that I haven't had to calibrate the picture because it is beautiful with the factory settings. The picture looks great for Blu-ray and PS3 gaming. It also looks great for over-the-air television channels, so it handles the high quality HD and low quality HD equally well.

I purchased this TV because it exceeds Energy Star 4.0 standards, and Vizio has a great reputation for making TVs that last (unlike Samsung, which is a brand that I replaced when BOTH of my Samsung TVs stopped working). This is also the only American brand, which all things being equal (and actually, they aren't because this TV outperforms other brands in my humble opinion) is a nice bonus for this purchase.
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74 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Jack d'Enfield on August 15, 2010
I just obtained this model VIZIO HDTV a week ago, and am thoroughly satisfied with its performance in several media. HDTV with stereo sound via Comcast is stunning; DVDs (I don't have blueray) very good, as are VHS played on an ancient (1980's) Sharp. Haven't tried showing photos via USB or running laptop media yet, but it's nice to have this capability. According to my pre-purchase research, the three best quality HDTV manufacturers in the US market at the moment are LG, Samsung and VIZIO. VIZIO provided the best LED value for my money.
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62 of 68 people found the following review helpful By C. G. Harman on August 25, 2010
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The delivery was very fast and it was deliveered by two persons, not one, so I had help to bring the package into the room in front of its final location. Believeme, at 74 years old this counts for a lot.

The installation was much simpler than with the older sets I have purchased. It needed no adjustment, the picture came up sharp and clear.

The Vizio uses less than 1/3 the amount of electricity as the older, smaller set did. The picture is very bright and very sharp. It is also clear from a very wide angle (which was a surprise as well). My last , older Vizio, had faded or messed up picture when viewd from too sharp an angle, not this one.

It also delivers a good picture in a bright , sunlit room.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By DS4242 on October 31, 2010
This TV exceeds all my expectations!! Beautiful picture. It is VERY user friendly and exceptionally easy to set up. The operating manual actually makes sense! We were up and running in no time! I did a lot of investigation before purchasing this TV. I narrowed it down to this brand and a Sony. This one happened to be on sale and the price was too good to be true for the quality and size of this TV. I had never even heard of VIZIO before, now I'm recommending it to everyone!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kim Cantrell on November 23, 2010
I *finally* broke down and purchased an HDTV. Before making the decision on which tv to buy, I researched brands, viewed friends/family's tvs, sought out other reviews. And the Vizio Razor Edge LED LCD won out.

And after a couple of weeks, I can honestly say that I could not be HAPPIER.

Although it was a bit fuzzy at first (making me fear that I had made the wrong choice), after approximately 40 hours of run time, the tv callibrated itself into the clearest, sharpest screen I have ever viewed.

Yet, I must say that my FAVORITE feature has to be the thickness (or lack thereof, I should say) of this television. After living a lifetime with those outdated, "pregnant" back televisions, I love that, although larger screen size, it takes up less space - really opening up a room. (Which I'm sure will only improve much more when we finish remodeling and transfer to a wall mount.)

Remote: super easy to program for DVD players, Wii. (Was already fully functional for a Charter digital cable box)

Side USB ports are wonderfully convenient for hooking up computer, camera, or flash drive. Just plug in and go.

While it may seem a little pricier compared to other brands of the same size, it offers more features, has superb quality, and is recommend not only by me but by numerous other reviewers.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By P. Stein VINE VOICE on September 1, 2010
This is my 4th HDTV, and my 3rd Vizio (one returned), so I think I can write a worthwhile review.

This replaces my 4 year old 37 inch Magnavox HDTV. Was very pleased with it. No problems. Still sharp picture. However, the color was no longer vibrant. Moved it to a spare room for Wii play. I think LCD TVs are good for 4 years max - due to color fading. To be clear, color fading is tolerable in the kitchen TV, and bedrooms, but not in my main TV.

I am satisfied with my one year old 32 inch Vizio kitchen LCD HD, and went with Vizio again.

Since I was going from 37 to 42 inches, and have a glass stand, I wanted a light TV. This weighs under 40 pounds, with stand.
Easy to handle. The base had a single screw (directions said 4, not true), which you hand tighten. Easy installation. The Magnavox base was difficult to install. Had to call their tech support for help.

These come with a good instruction manual, and are very easy to setup. Sound is good. Picture, very good in HD, good in standard. Soon, all programs will be in HD. Blu Ray discs look great, as do sports events and movies.

Purchased at my local warehouse club, as their extended contract pricing is very low. I have had surge damage, on several occasions, and buy these warranties to protect against that. Great price for a TV less than 2 inches thin.
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