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Vizio VT420M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Vizio VT420M. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and usability are generally positive. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and durability get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Vizio VT420M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Vizio VT420M

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Vizio VT420M from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the reliability and sound, while some have doubts about the durability.

image quality, price, usability, design, size

durability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Vizio VT420M

 

Good picture and sound quality ; Pause Live TV feature

Lacks some advanced controls ; Awkward USB media playback interface

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Vizio VT420M 42-Inch LCD

 

The Vizio VT420M (The Vizio VT420M ($1000 as of 12/9/09) is one of Vizio000 as of 12/9/09) is one of Vizio's more expensive 42-inch, 1080p, 120Hz LCD HDTVs, but it's still a moderately priced set for its class and feature set. In most respects it's a...

Good picture and sound quality ; Pause Live TV feature

Lacks some advanced controls ; Awkward USB media playback interface

Though other HDTVs offer more extras and options, the Vizio VT420M performs best where it matters most: image quality.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (macworld.com)

Review: Vizio VT420M HDTV

 

The VT420M is one of Vizio's more expensive 42-inch, 1080p, 120Hz LCD HDTVs, but it's still a moderately priced set for its class.

Good picture and sound quality ; Pause Live TV feature

Lacks some advanced controls ; Awkward USB media playback interface

The trade-off appears to be in tweaking options (the VT420M has fewer than its sibling). But the VT420M delivers on a par with the SV420M where it really counts: The VT420M earned above-average scores in all of our image-quality tests. Judges gave it...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : HomeTheaterReview.com (hometheaterreview.com)

Vizio VT420M 42-Inch LCD HDTV Reviewed

 

People flock to Vizio TVs for their value proposition. The new 42-inch VT420M LCD offers great picture quality and great sound quality, thanks to the inclusion of SRS TruSurround and TruVolume. We talk video and audio in our full review. ...

This HDTV's ability to process TruSurround audio via the TV's inner speaker configuration goes a long way to insure that an accompanying A/V receiver is not required to enjoy realistic theater-surround sound ; The 1080p full HD resolution displayed by...

The black levels that this HDTV delivers to the display area are not nearly dark enough, and trying to customize the contrast levels to darken the black saturation levels does nothing to remedy the problem ; A definite lack of important inputs on the...

Even though the Vizio VT420M suffers a bit in the multiple-input department, the excellent video imaging that this HDTV delivers more than makes up for this small problem. The superior high-contrast definition that this television displays results in...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by (hdtvuniverse.com)

VIZIO VT420M Review – 42-inch LCD HDTV

 

VT420M. The earthly brown color of the Vizio VT420M gives a unique look to the new 42” LCD HDTV from Vizio. The latest entrant in the 42” segment seems to carve a place in the flat panel HDTV market, based on its color alone. The stylish Java color...

Connectivity on the Vizio VT420M can be done with multiple HDMI 1.3 inputs. Many high definition sources like HD camcorders, gaming consoles, digital cable boxes and Blu-ray players can be connected. The HDTV is available with a company guaranteed zero...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (blu-ray.com)

Vizio VT420M

 

This TV uses four 10 watt speakers as opposed to two in typical sets. As a result, the audio quality is much better compared to other TVs in its class. It has great colors and overall clarity for the price. Unfortunately, Vizio discontinued this great...

Excellent PQ for the price, AQ is suprisingly good

none that I see that actually matters

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (hdtvsreviews.us)

First Visio, not bad at all.

 

This is my first LCD and first Visio. I must say it is all I expected in an LCD. This VT420M satisfies my thirst for viewing movies at home. It doesn't have a whole lot of bells and whistles, but the picture is awesome.

May, 2010

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Vizio VT420M 42 in. HDTV LCD TV (Java Style)

 

INTRODUCTION Anew television was the last thing on my mind when I found myself in need of one about two weeks ago. Yeah it happened, I turned on the Protron PLTV32CM and the sound was outstanding as usual but unfortunately there was no picture. ...

Quality video/audio, good price, lots of features, Picture-in-Picture. Energy star 3. one year parts/labor warranty

none at present

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (hdtvsreviews.us)

Love my new Vizio

 

My Vizio 42" HDTV is just the right size for my living room. Picture quality is excellent for HD programs and very good on others. I purchased a Vizio soundbar and sub-woofer to provide a fuller sound, and I am very satisfied with the results. I had...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (hdtvsreviews.us)

Did everything I wanted it to do.

 

Was going to get a phillips tv but was sold out so I looked at the vizio. build quality looked solid and everything worked as it should. Havent had any issues thus far. Only thing that will ever show that the tv was cheaper then normal is the manual...

Jan, 2010
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