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VIZIO V VP HDTV Series TV (42", 50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The sound and image quality also get good feedback. The reliability and build quality get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the VIZIO V VP HDTV Series TV (42", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for VIZIO V VP HDTV Series TV (42", 50")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of VIZIO V VP HDTV Series TV (42", 50") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

sound, image quality, value for money, usability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: VIZIO VU42LF - 42" LCD TV - widescreen - 1080p (FullHD) - HDTVVizio VW42LFHDTV10A 46" 1080P LCD TV

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Vizio VP42

 

Who knew that you could get an image this good for a mere grand? Even though the Vizio VP42 costs less than any other television in our November issue's HDTV roundup, and four of the TVs cost at least twice as much, it managed to come in second in our...

Very low price Great picture

Difficult to set up and use No burn-in prevention features

The VP42's modest-size remote has many small, difficult-to-find buttons. It isn't programmable and has no PiP button, and the buttons don't glow in the dark

Editor's Choice!

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Vizio VP42 HDTV

 

The Vizio VP42 HDTV is an inexpensive plasma television that delivers a good-looking picture without a lot of fuss.

Very good image contrast. Good color representation. Excellent value.

Unable to eliminate edge enhancements completely. Inconsistent detection of film-based video. Bland-looking on-screen signal information.

The Vizio VP42 HDTV is an inexpensive plasma television that delivers a good-looking picture without a lot of fuss.

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Vizio GV42L

 

The Vizio GV42L is a decent LCD option for game consoles or other "clean" sources of video, but regular TV was tainted by distracting artifacts, and the set's default color quality meant that professional help would be required to achieve realistic...

Low price. Comprehensive picture controls for a value HDTV.

Poor video-processing performance. Excessive edge enhancement. Inconsistent color tracking.

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Vizio VU42LF HDTV Review – 42-inch LCD HDTV

 

Vizio maintains its reputation as one of the greatest value buys in the HDTV flat panel market today. The Vizio VU42LFHDTV10A upholds that reputation with one of the best low-priced 1080p televisions available. The flat panel market can really be...

Its July 2011 Now, and the TV is still running. It still takes 2 turn ons for the tv to power up. I learn’t to live with it. I’ve gotten my use out of it.

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Vizio GV42L LCD HDTV

 

Many of Vizio's design and performance choices show an understanding of the entry-level shopper. The GV42L comes with a Quick Start Guide that thoroughly explains the various connection possibilities, and the company also provides multiple levels of...

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VIZIO GV42L LCD: On the Bench

 

VIZIO has made a lot of noise in the AV world by offering products with the features and performance people want at warehouse store prices. Well, here's another Costco special! The GV42L is a 42" LCD flat panel with glossed up cosmetics and a strong...

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The Vizio GV42L 42" LCD HDTV: Modest Price, Great Picture

 

Holding true to the company's "Where Vision Meets Value" motto, the Vizio 42" GV42L's $1,699 price tag is lower than that of most other 42" LCDs. Its image quality and design aren't bad, either.

The GV42L has an upscale look and feel, with a classy design and very useful backlit remote. I found the GV42L easy to use and configure for all sources. Many LCDs have a little bit of over-coloring, where bright, punchy colors are overdone a bit and...

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Review - VIZIO GV42L 42" LCD HDTV

 

The VIZIO GV42L HDTV produces a bright beautiful high definition image. And I appreciate how VIZIO has added features to this new model and improved its usability while still maintaining a competitive price. I think that you'll find watching HD on the...

The GV42L HDTV produces a bright beautiful high definition image. And I appreciate how VIZIO has added features to this new model and improved its usability while still maintaining a competitive price. I think that you'll find watching HD on the GV42L...

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Vizio VU42LF

 

was hesitant to purchase but for such a good deal ($599 at Costco) couldn't resist. very happy after 3 months of owning

very clear

a little blurry 1st 5 minutes of turning on

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Vizio VU42LF

 

I bought this TV last summer (2007) the day it became available at Costco with the $200 off coupon and have not regret a moment of it. Now, the TV unadjusted straight out of the box does not look good, however, a few tweaks to the default picture...

The TV could go head to head with the Bravia XBR3 for about $2500 less. 1080p native for less than $1000 is out of this world. Great Customer Service

The stock remote does suck, however, I use a Harmony for everything, so I actually threw the stock remote away. HDMI2 port started having HDCP Handshake Issues after a few weeks

Product Specifications

VIZIO's newest miracle, the VIZIO VU42LF LCD HDTV is a 42" Full High-Definition Liquid Crystal Display. Sporting a sleek new VIZIO design, the VIZIO VU42LF Full High Definition TV affords 1080p signal compatibility, the highest available in the industry! The New VIZIO VU42LF HDTV offers brilliant 1920 x 1080 resolution via HDMI, more than 16 Million colors, 1800:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 16:9 aspect ratio, 2-HDMI ports for optimal connectivity and packs into a space less than 4" deep with the TV stand removed (for wall mounting applications). VIZIO remains on the cutting edge of new technology offered at incredible prices. The VIZIO VU42LF HDTV. Where Vision Meets Value.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.4in/5.2in/9.7in
Height:25.6in/28.5in/29.8in
Weight:48.5lbs/73.4lbs/73lbs
Width:40.5in/42.1in/42in

DVD

Type: None

Header

Manufacturer:VIZIO
Model:GV42L/GV42L HDTV/VP42/VU42LF
Product Line:V VIZIO

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Television

Brightness:480cd/m2/500cd/m2
Diagonal Size:42in
Diagonal Size (cm):107cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)/720p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:1500:1/1800:1
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1/1600:1/900:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1024 x 768/1366 x 768/1920 x 1080
Series:Gallevia
Technology:Plasma (PDP)/TFT active matrix
Type:LCD TV/Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Viewing Angle:178 degrees
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:8-VSB / ATSC / QAM/ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
Multi-channel Preview:Picture-in-picture (PIP) / Picture-out-of-picture (POP)/Picture-in-picture (PIP) / POP
Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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