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Zenith HDV420 HDTV Digital Video Tuner / Receiver

by LG
3.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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  • Performs over-air, all-format HDTV reception: 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, and native output
  • Uses Zenith's 4th-generation VSB technology for improved terrestrial/cable reception and noise immunity
  • Selectable output format allows configuration on different displays in both 4:3 and 16:9 formats
  • Dolby Digital 5.1-channel output for immersive surround sound when used with a compatible AV receiver and multichannel speaker system
  • User-friendly graphical user interface, fast program search, digital closed-captioning
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Product Description

Product Description

The HDV420 is an advanced HD TV receiver. With an antenna, you can receive HD quality broadcasts over the air. As a High Definition device, it can output 480i, 480p, 720p, and 1080i, in either 16:9 or 4:3, as well as handle Dolby Digital 5.1 output through its optical jack. Using Zenith's 4th-generation VSB technology, the HDV420 has significantly improved terrestrial/cable VSB-DTV reception and noise immunity. The perfect device for those looking to put their brand new HDTV to good use.

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Affordable and flexible, Zenith's HDV430 terrestrial high-definition TV/digital TV receiver features a high-performance ATSC tuner for terrestrial HDTV reception--just hook up an aerial antenna and you're in business--as well as a QAM tuner for use with an unscrambled cable HDTV transmission using a direct digital DVI connection.

If you don't yet own the HD-ready TV of your dreams, you'll be delighted to learn that the HDV420 supports simultaneous HD and SD (standard-definition) outputs, allowing you to build a high-definition empire from the receiver on up, or--if you already have an HDTV--simply watch standard TV in a second room on a lesser set.

The receiver offers selectable output modes for 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i, and native output. There's even a 15-pin RGB connection for use with a computer monitor. Other handy features include auto channel programming, channel labeling, a user-friendly graphical user interface, fast program search, and digital closed-captioning.

Hook the Zenith up to a compatible audio/video receiver through a digital-audio interconnect (either optical or coaxial) and you'll be ready to enjoy immersive, 5.1-channel Dolby Digital surround sound.

What's in the Box
Set-top box, composite-video/stereo analog audio interconnect, a component-video cable, a universal remote control, remote batteries, and a user's manual.


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Technical Details

Brand Name LG
Item Weight 15.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 16.9 x 12.8 x 2.7 inches
Item model number HDV420
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

Technical Specification

Data Sheet [PDF 148kb]

Additional Information

ASIN B00007GQQ9
Customer Reviews
3.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #349 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > External TV Tuners
#6,454 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > External Components
#1,981,304 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies
Shipping Weight 15.6 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available November 14, 2002

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer on September 21, 2003
I just upgraded to this HDTV receiver from a Samsung. Before Samsung I used an RCA receiver. I was going to get another Samsung but I figured for [$] more this one was worth it. This receiver blows both of my old ones away. It was child's play to set up. It scanned for all of the channels and got every channel automatically. The menu is very well laid out. The exterior looks very modern and high tech with the reflective panel and the brushed metal. It also has coaxial and optical digital output so that I can now watch TV in Dolby Digital (when the program is in DD). It has component out for HDTV. It also has 15-pin computer VGA out. I hooked it up to my regular 15-inch computer monitor and the picture was too small. However, it looked even better than my TV! The remote is very simple. I like it that way but that's a matter of choice. The best feature is that you can change the display format just by the push of the button. Next I am going to buy a wireless transmitter to send the HDTV channels to the rest of my TV's in the house through the analog out. I highly recommend this. ...
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By A Customer on March 1, 2004
I bought the HDV420 to go with a new 30", 16x9,HDTV , Toshiba 30HF83. I bought the inexpensive Zenith antenna, the Silver Sensor. The system work VERY GOOD. From my house, the indoor antenna/receiver combo gives me Washington and BAltimore station: ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, WB.
Back to the unit:
1) Previous reviewer correction - the output resolution cannot be controlled by the remote, but directly on the front panel. This is a small (-).
2) Signal strength meter very nice and handy when directing the small indoor antenna.
3) Nice squelch action. DTV signal is either ON or OFF.
4) Remote cannot control my Samsung DVD, but can do the Toshiba TV. Likewise, my Toshiba TV remote cannot control the Zenith STB, but can control the DVD!
5) 10dB attenuator. You use this in series with the antenna (F) input when scanning for channels. I tried the scan with and without the attenuator. With the attenuator, I got 11 channels, 10 without.
I bought my unit "new" on EBAY. However, the supplied A/V cables and component cables were cheap. I bought new ones (not Monster) for the unit.
You can operate this unit without a remote. What you lose is password access to program V-chip menues. Everything else can be done via the front panel. I don't know if a cheap universal remote can change these channels on the HDV420 unit. After set up, all you need the remote for are channels, and maybe aspect changes. To change the output format, you are on your feet and pushing buttons, and can do the aspect there too.
Let me tell you, DTV 480p is like good cable that kicks 480i OTA (booty). DTV 720p and 1081i is HDTV kicking 480p butt. Get an HDTV monitor, and a HDTV receiver. For me, it is now ALL FREE!
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By J Rader on February 3, 2004
I purchased this unit used just in time for the Superbowl and was blown away. The unit picked up 6 of 10 local channels witha cheapie indoor antenna. I upgraded to the Zenith/Gemini Silver Sensor antenna and got 9 of 10 channels, all with good signal quality. Reception with these is highly dependent on location so your antenna requirements may vary. The HDV420 is easy to setup and easy to use. Unlike many other units, you can change the resolution from the remote. Also, the unit has both optical and coaxial digital out which allows for flexibility. The only down side, no DVI out. Most probably won't care but if you absolutely must have DVI, look elsewhere.
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