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.
Get instant access to premium online entertainment through VIZIO's 42-inch class M420SV. VIZIO Internet Apps allows you to tap into an almost unlimited library of movies, TV shows, music, and more, with built-in Wi-Fi and an enhanced two-sided QWERTY remote. This TV also boasts 1080p Full HD resolution, four HDMI inputs for your high-def sources, edge-lit Razor LED backlighting for brilliant clarity in a razor thin design, and SRS StudioSound HD, for the immersive audio to match.
Instant access to premium entertainment in a brilliant LED-backlit display.
Instant, Connected Entertainment
42-Inch Display With Razor LED Backlighting
Edge-Lit Razor LED backlighting delivers brilliant clarity, vivid color and contrast, and an impressively slim form factor of just two inches, for the full visual experience.
Enjoy your high-definition sources in Full HD 1080p resolution, with a 200,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, for a clear, detailed picture with deeper blacks and brighter whites throughout your programming.
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 M420SV connects wirelessly over an 802.11n Wi-Fi connection (or via a built-in Ethernet port if you'd prefer) to your home network. Once you're set up, you'll enjoy access to Internet content such as Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, and VUDU for streaming TV shows and movies; Pandora Internet Radio for discovering new music; your favorite social networking apps like Twitter or Facebook; photo-sharing services like Flickr and Picasa; and the latest news from the Associated Press and The New York Times. With a simple Internet connection, you'll get all that and plenty more.
VIZIO Internet Apps gives you a wealth of connected entertainment options.
120Hz refresh rate, for more clarity during fast-motion video.
Enhanced QWERTY Remote
The M420SV also ships with an enhanced two-sided remote. Up top you'll appreciate one-button access to Amazon Instant Video, Netlix, and Vudu. Flip it over and you get a full QWERTY keypad, for easy data-entry, search, or updating those ever-important social network statuses.
120Hz Smooth Motion
120Hz Smooth Motion technology delivers 120 scenes per second, producing an enhanced frame rate for smooth, super-sharp viewing, for fast-action sports and movies that are free of motion blur.
Optimal Viewing in Any Light
No matter your lighting arrangement, you'll always have the best picture possible thanks to built-in ambient light sensing technology. The M420SV 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.
Four HDMI Ports With Audio Return Channel
Four HDMI ports accommodate your home theater setup, Blu-ray Player, gaming console, and satellite or cable TV, for a wealth of Full HD entertainment. These also feature the HDMI 1.4 spec Audio Return Channel, meaning you can send audio back to your home theater receiver on the same cable, rather than using the separaate S/PDIF output.
Built-in ambient light sensing technology ensures you'll have a great picture in any lighting.
Spectacular Surround Sound
Treat yourself to an audio experience to match that HD video. StudioSound HD provides immersive surround sound over stereo speakers, complete with deep bass and crisp high-frequency details. It also effectively levels abrupt volume fluctuations, to deliver crystal-clear dialogue throughout programming. The end result is a complete and truly engaging theater-like experience over the built-in stereo speakers.
VIZIO's ECO HD label means this HDTV exceeds the current ENERGY STAR Guidelines, saving you money on your utility bills while limiting your carbon footprint.
In addition, this display's backlight is more than other backlighting methods, since LED edge lights do not utilize mercury, an environmentally harmful substance.
M420SV Select Specifications
|Display Size (Diagonal): ||42 Inch Class (42.02 Inches Viewable) |
|Backlight Type: ||Edge Lit LED |
|Resolution: ||1080p |
|Dynamic Contrast Ratio: ||200,000:1 |
|Refresh Rate: ||120Hz |
|Response Time: ||5 ms |
|Channels/Speaker Output: ||2 x 10W |
|HDMI with HDCP: ||4 |
|Component Video (YCrCB): ||1 |
|Composite Video: ||1 (Shared With Component) |
|RF Connector for Internal Tuner: ||1 |
|Ethernet: ||1 |
|USB 2.0: ||2 |
|Optical Digital Out (SPDIF): ||1 |
|With Stand: ||29.5 lbs. |
|Without Stand: ||26.6 lbs. |
|With Stand: ||39.4 x 27.2 x 9.0 Inches (W x H x D) |
|Without Stand: ||39.4 x 25.0 x 2.0 Inches (W x H x D) |
What's in the Box
Vizio M420SV 42-Inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV, Remote Control With Batteries, Documentation
VIZIO 2011 M Series Comparison
Edge-Lit LED (42")
LED with Smart Dimming (47")
240 Hz (47")
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