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Vizio E420i-A0
 
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$456.16 - $674.00
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Summary: A 42-inch LCD HDTV with LED backlighting from Vizio with 1080p resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, 3 HDMI inputs, and 1 component-video input. Other screen sizes in this model line include: E470i (47"), E550i (55")
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Type: 40- to 43-inch TVs
About - Vizio E420i-A0
The Vizio E420i-A0 is a 42-inch LCD HDTV with a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p). It has LED backlighting, a more energy-efficient type of backlighting. Rather than the basic 60Hz, it has a faster 120Hz frame rate, a feature designed to reduce motion blur.

This model is Internet-enabled and can access online content, including streaming movie and TV services. It has an Ethernet jack for a wired connection to your home network via a cable. This TV is also Wi-Fi capable, so you can connect it to your home network wirelessly. It is DLNA certified, so you can view digital photos stored on a compatible computer, phone, or other mobile device also connected to your home network.

There are 4 HD-capable inputs: 3 HDMI and 1 component-video, which doubles as a composite-video input. It also has a USB port, which may be used to play media--photos, videos, and music--stored on a flash drive or memory card reader on the TV.

The Vizio E420i-A0 measures 24.39 inches high by 37.91 inches wide by 7.27 inches deep, including its base. The panel itself is 3.23 inches thick including any protrusions, and the screen has a glossy finish. The bezel framing the screen is gloss black.

The warranty on this TV covers parts/labor for 12/12 months, respectively. Other screen sizes in this model line include: E470i (47"), E550i (55").
About This Brand

From a humble start just a few years ago, Vizio has grown to become one of the top-selling TV brands. It's wide range of LCD TVs is available directly from its website, and from a wide range of retailers, including mass-merchandisers, warehouse stores and clubs, and retailers such as Sears and Target. While Vizio TVs are generally sold at lower prices than other mainstream brands, the company also offers higher-featured, Smart, LED-based passive-3D TVs. Vizio has also recently introduced the first 21:9 widescreen LCD TV offered in the U.S.

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Features & Specs - Vizio E420i-A0
info Native resolution 1920x1080
info Frame rate (Hz) 120
info Wi-Fi Built-in
info HDMI inputs 3
info Component-video 0
info Overall height (in.) 24.39
info Overall width (in.) 37.91
info Overall depth (in.) 7.27
info Streaming video services Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Vudu
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Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
General Information
Manufacturer Vizio, Inc
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.vizio.com
Product Series E
Product Model E420I-A0
Product Name 42" Class LED Smart TV
User Reviews - Vizio E420i-A0
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Good since day 1
2/17/2014
Pros
Good Refresh
Great picture
Relaible
Reliable
value
Cons
None I have seen
Best Uses
ALL
Comment:
I got this SmartTV about a year ago now and have never had any issues with it in any way. You have to watch one thing there seems to be specifically a decent amount of refurbished units of this one specifically. Either way we use it as the main Television in the den. Just to note we are not a huge TV family. However; I watch a lot of football when the season is active, which of course I used this for a large amount and never had a single issue. I also work in technology hardware mainly with computers, network and as a low voltage electrician. The components in this TV while maybe not the very top of the market are reliable and strong with what they are used for in this unit. Either way as I said I have never had an issue with the TV regular or HD, the wireless internet, standard DVD or Blu Ray play back, sound, refresh rate (especially important with live sports and sometimes streaming). While you can get better you would probably pay twice to triple the cost for anything that would outperform this unit or a comparable one with these measurements and features.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(13 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
What Happened to Vizio?????
7/6/2013
Pros
Great For A Few Years
Cons
3rd One Lasted 14 Months
Black screen
One Of Oldest Died
Replacement Lasted 10 Mo
Best Uses
Dropping Money
Comment:
Bought two -6 years ago...one died yesterday<br />Bought another one last year..lasted 14 months...Replacement supplied by Vizio lasted 10 months, but was used only marginally since it was in a vacation home..Maybe 100 hours...So I bought 4 Vizios and three have failed to the point of being totalled..Will never buy one again..I have a RCA that is 20+ years and going strong. Bet the fourth Vizio will belly up soon.....
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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