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VIZIO M420SL 42-Inch LED-lit TV (Old Version)

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  • VIZIO Internet Apps with built-in Wi-Fi
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.9'' x 26.7'' x 9'', TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.9'' x 24.6'' x 2''
  • Enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard
  • 120Hz SPS refresh rate
  • SRS Studio Sound HD
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Technical Details
Brand NameVIZIO
Item Weight30.6 pounds
Product Dimensions38.9 x 2 x 24.6 inches
Item model numberM420SL
Specification Metenergy_star
  
Additional Information
ASINB007USA1F4
Best Sellers Rank #58,121 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight41.1 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableApril 16, 2012
  
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  • Brand Name: VIZIO
  • Model: M420SL
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Resolution: 1080P
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VIZIO’s M420SL 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 on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more at the push of a button on the enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard. Equipped with built-in WiFi (802.11n), it also boasts 1080p Full HD with Razor LED and 200,000 to 1 DCR for brilliant color and clarity in a razor thin design. SRS StudioSound HD delivers advanced virtual surround sound, and four HDMI ports connect your home theater, satellite or cable TV and Blu-ray Player. This energy saver also meets Energy Star 5.3 guidelines making it a friend to the environment and your wallet.

Product Description

VIZIO’s M420SL 42” 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 on-demand movies, TV shows, social networking, music, photos and more† at the push of a button on the enhanced 2-sided remote with keyboard. Equipped with built-in WiFi (802.11n), it also boasts 1080p Full HD with Razor LED and 200,000 to 1 DCR for brilliant color and clarity in a razor thin design.

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Customer Reviews

Absolute value. Everyone probably already knows the picture is clear and brilliant, but you might not know that the sound absolutely rocks as well. Read more ›
I didn't need 3D, so this gives me everything I needed. The picture is clear, and even SD TV shows look good. Not HD quality, mind you, but good. Read more ›
So far I am completely thrilled with it. HD channels are awesome. You can actually count the freckles on faces. Read more ›
wi-fi doesn't work well. picture is great though. Read more ›
Good: Vizio M420sl does have a user friendly double sided remote with keyboard. Picture is very clear Will keep, later move to bedroom when these wifi ready are truly ready. Read more ›
The VIZIO M420SL 42- inch 120Hz LED-lit TV has great quality and an excellent picture. It is wall mounted and made a nice addition in my man cave! Read more ›
Regular (non HD) channels don't look much different…I have not experienced any issues with the sound, but will refer to the reviewer who tells how to fix that too if I do. Read more ›
I looked a long time for this model and it wasn't easy to find but finally found it on amazon of…bwas specifically looking for a tv with good sound as i'm hard of hearing. Read more ›
I compared it with other name brand televisions in the same catagory and this tv was about $200.00…The picture is clear the Wi - Fi works perfectly and the sound is good. Read more ›
We got this kind of Vizio Razor last November, and it has been outstanding. It has a crystal clear picture, equally clear sound, and it's practically paper-thin. Before we… Read more ›
We love the TV because it has a great picture and decent sound. We really like being able to watch YouTube videos and stream Netflix movies. Read more ›
We are very happy…It has a great picture, the sound is good enough for us for watching movies, and best of all - we were able to get it to work without alot of trouble. Read more ›
The remote is pretty fantastic too. One side has your typical controls, with the added dedicated Netflix and Amazon Instant buttons, but the other side of the remote is a… Read more ›
So is setting up the Amazon video and Netflix. I had an issue with the remote after a few weeks. It wouldn't work. Read more ›
junk you know something is wrong when batteries are not included. Cheap, and remote lacks on all accounts. Do not buy. Read more ›
Sound is good for set speakers, plenty for this room. The QWERTY keyboard is nice on the remote and makes life easier. The TV picks up our WiFi easily and we've had no… Read more ›
Assembly is very simple. I love the remote control. So far its been a great investment ! Read more ›
It's picture is outstanding and set up was a snap. I love the remote and how one can type on the double sided keys! A perfect tv for our room.. Read more ›
The wi-fi set up was simple, especially with the full QWERTY keyboard on the back of the remote. The applications are designed well enough that I'm not going to pay for… Read more ›
Like everyone else has said already, setup was incredibly easy and intuitive. For whatever reason, the tv is having a really difficult time staying connected to wifi. Read more ›
Very easy to set upand meets all my expectations for this set. A great valve for this TV. Read more ›
Bought this television last month, we couldn't be happier. Easy to set up, beautiful picture and sound. Great value, I would buy it again. Read more ›
Easy to setup and with the Zvox soundbar I bought it is great. We had a 37" in the bedroom but replaced it with this one and it makes a world of difference. Read more ›
Crystal clear picture and great sound. Easy to set up and the remote is nice. My only issue was I couldn't handle the Vizio logo on front being lit up white while watching,… Read more ›
The display is very responsive when gaming. The internet apps work pretty smooth as well. The picture quality is great for Blu-Rays as well! Read more ›
As soon as you set up the wi-fi, the TV…The apps have been pretty good and I've been able to get my Amazon Instant Video along with Netflix so that's definitely a plus. T… Read more ›
I…Great color, great apps, great closed caption support with transparent text background and striking clarity, good clear sound with forward facing speakers, lots of inputs. Read more ›
Great TV, great picture, great apps, well made. No problems. Read more ›
Personally, I don't look for my TV to be able to surf the web, however, I do want it to have automatic firmware updates, and able to get to services like NetFlix and Amazon… Read more ›
It looks good (and you can turn off the vizio emblem light), it performs great, netflix looks amazing via wireless and worked well once I got the kinks out of it, sound is… Read more ›
I've been having fun with the internet apps, but haven't made any commitment to any paid service yet. The built-in WiFi works good. I only wish that it was dual-band so I… Read more ›
This "smart" TV may not be suitible for antenna reception. Having problem setting and maintaining screen aspect ratio ie size of picture viewed. Also, the guide feature… Read more ›
There are many outstanding and well implemented features on this TV. They include, but are not limited to: Read more ›
A TV rich in features that are actually useful, with a strikingly beautiful picture at a moderate price. While lacking a web browser, its internet features and performance… Read more ›
Vizio led tv is as good as advertised; great picture, many options. Prime delivery at n/c nice. Read more ›
It looks good (and you can turn off the vizio emblem light), it performs great, netflix looks amazing via wireless and worked well once I got the kinks out of it, sound is… Read more ›
Overall very pleased and well worth the price. Will update if there are any major issues. Read more ›
This TV is a superb performer in terms of picture quality, feature set and user friendliness, all for a very good price. Comparing it to a 3 year old Sanyo LCD, (720p/60… Read more ›
Of all the TV's that offered 120Hz refresh…I thought that it was an amazing deal considering the full price was equivalent to competitor brands of similar specifications. Read more ›
I bough this TV for my den, and after doing research on all the 42 inch TVS, I decided on the Vizio, as it seemed to be the best value, without compromising anything. I can… Read more ›
Not a big deal but it's a bit longer than I'm used to from other TVs. All in all, I'd say this TV is an EXCELLENT TV and a GREAT value!! I even saw them give away the same… Read more ›
I am not a TV expert... we were upgrading from a tiny screen to this, and getting rid of…This TV has a great picture, is easy to use (we get Netflix) and shipped early. Read more ›
The remote is not a very easy one to use. The buttons are small, a bit 'sticky', and I wish they lit up. Read more ›
We bought through Amazon because the price was flat out the best. This Vizio is easy to set up and easy to navigate. We received the Smart TV promptly and in perfect… Read more ›
The picture is very good whether on 1080p Blu-Ray and on lower…The internet apps are also easy to use, we had Netflix and Pandora running in just a few minutes as well. T… Read more ›
The internet apps are also easy to use, we had Netflix and Pandora running in just…The Netflix app could use some work - I find the AppleTV much easier to use Netflix with. Read more ›
It is also why the higher end Samsung that I own, and other higher end Vizios (with true smooth motion) are clearly superior to the M420SL when it comes to ameliorating… Read more ›
Bought the TV six months ago, 32 inch.. Worked perfectly, clarity great, just good TV for my kitchen. Yesterday, we had two power surges in the house within an hour of each… Read more ›
I was in the market for a Samsung or LG smart TV, but discovered this VIZIO in Consumer Reports. This VIZIO looks absolutely beautiful, no glare TV. Came really fast and… Read more ›
Prime delivery at n/c nice. Quality seems as good as Sony lcd sets we own. Read more ›
Comparing it to a 3 year old…The picture has excellent contrast ratio (roughly the ratio of the brightest white to the deepest black that the light panel can produce). T… Read more ›
This TV was for our family room and is not in our main "theater space." We…The picture is excellent and the color was just about right for our room out of the box. Read more ›
AND SURPRISE - There are no standard MOUNTING holes on the Television. I own two other VIZIO's and all have mounting holes. Read more ›
4. Visio Apps are great(Has Youtube, Netflix, etc.) 5. Size is great at 42" 6. Keyboard on remote is great to have when trying to search Youtube and Netflix Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

113 of 116 people found the following review helpful By OlyNomad VINE VOICE on August 14, 2012
We bought this Vizio 42" last week and are very happy with it. Crystal clear picture and great sound. Easy to set up and the remote is nice. My only issue was I couldn't handle the Vizio logo on front being lit up white while watching, it was very distracting to me so I wrote to Vizio to ask about how to turn it off and they sent me the following instructions that thankfully worked.
To turn the Vizio light on or off:
1. Press the MENU button on the remote. The on-screen menu is displayed.
2. Use the Arrow buttons on the remote to highlight the Settings icon and press OK. The Settings menu is displayed.
3. Highlight LED Logo Settings and press OK.
4. Use the Up/Down Arrow buttons to select On or Off, then press OK.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By B. Jones on February 9, 2013
I bought this TV a few months ago from a large retailer on sale. Of all the TV's that offered 120Hz refresh rate, this was about $150 cheaper. I thought that it was an amazing deal considering the full price was equivalent to competitor brands of similar specifications. The picture quality is outstanding, and I couldn't be pleased more for the price I paid. However, after my father bought a new TV with the same specs except for the size (42" for me, 40" for him) I realized that my motion blur seemed a bit lacking. After extensive research, I have found that the "120Hz refresh rate" is an artificial and boosted "spec". Vizio claims it's 120Hz SPS or Scenes Per Second. Basically what it does is, the TV itself attempts to create additional images of each frame and insert them between the native frames. While this is clearly better than a native 60Hz tv, it is nowhere, and I mean NOWHERE, near the clarity of a native 120Hz TV. It is a good TV and I am genuinely impressed by the quality to value, but I warn future buyers to ensure that they get everything they expect out of the price they're paying for their TV.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Mark on May 2, 2012
We have been very pleased with this television. Setup was a snap - you plug in your cables, select the source, and set up the WiFi. It took five minutes, if that. The picture is very good whether on 1080p Blu-Ray and on lower resolution images. The internet apps are also easy to use, we had Netflix and Pandora running in just a few minutes as well. The Netflix app could use some work - I find the AppleTV much easier to use Netflix with.

HDMI sound from cable broadcasts is the one major issue I had with it. We have AT&T U-Verse and it would constantly break up. The problem didn't happen on DVD or Blu-Ray. Nor does it happen on any other TV we have in the house using HDMI from the U-Verse boxes. From what I can see on the Internet, this is not uncommon with some HDMI sources and can usually be fixed by changing a sync setting on the TV. Even after doing this, we still saw the issue. U-Verse is 1080i, though, so we just switched back to component video and audio (which supports up to 1080i) for U-Verse and the problem went away. It's still disappointing to have the problem, however.

The only other issue (minor) is that the remote doesn't control anything except the TV. We will probably have to get a universal remote now.

Overall, we are very pleased with the purchase.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By DeepPurple23 on June 15, 2012
First off I must say that you are paying a fraction of the price for a similar Samsung or LG TV. This one is American made so for me that was an added plus. The picture is great, the setup was easy. Personally, I don't look for my TV to be able to surf the web, however, I do want it to have automatic firmware updates, and able to get to services like NetFlix and Amazon on demand. This TV does that and more. The double sided remote works great for setup and searching. I got mine for $750, so as long as it keeps working I'm having a hard time finding issue. Buy the way, I mounted it on the wall, way too easy, the TV is lite and when needed it "hides" really nicely, compared to the old Plasma that was in the same spot.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By rennan on September 25, 2012
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I found this TV on Amazon, and purchased it from a reseller, Secondipity. When it arrived, one corner of the box was torn. I unpacked the TV, and it wasn't inside a protective bag, and the foam bolsters that hold the TV in place were poorly placed to prevent the TV from shifting inside the box. There was mud and grass on the corner of the TV that was by the hole in the box. I checked the contents, and the only thing missing was any form of documentation. So far, it isn't looking good.

I went ahead and hooked up the TV to see if it worked, and to my surprise, everything worked and there were no dead pixels, in-spite of the way the TV had been repackaged and abused. I cleaned it up and set it up. I didn't contact Secondipity to complain about the packaging since I was keeping the TV and it wouldn't do any good. With that said, I will never purchase anything else from Secondipity. I gave them one shot, and they blew it. You may have a different experience, but you've been warned.

The TV has a great picture, lots of features and the setup was easy. The biggest problem with it is the remote control. It is too small for the number of buttons and for this reason, the buttons are too small. The up-down-left-right buttons are hard to use due to the diminutive size. It might be OK for someone with small hands, but for medium to large hands, it's awkward. I have a "learning remote" that I have tried to program, but it won't take some of the signals from the Vizio remote, so, I'll just have to put up with this tiny awkward remote.

The sound is acceptable. I don't like the sound on most flat-panel TV's because most have the same sound quality as two tin cans and a string.
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